Christchurch City Area Activities

Christchurch combines historical elegance with local culture, famous for its stunning natural scenery and thriving city life, making it an excellent base from which to explore Canterbury.

Embark on a wild animal safari at the Akaroa Harbour, and discover the rarest Hector's dolphins in New Zealand; have a close encounter with llamas at the Shamarra Alpaca Farm located 20 kilometers west.

Ti Maru

Visit the ancient seaside giant stones - Moeraki Boulders; Encounter the smallest residents of Omaru - Tour the gathering place of blue penguins, watch these small creatures return from the sea and return to their nests at night; Relax completely in the Omaru hot springs; Visit the Omaru Victoria area and explore the Victorian era world.


Scenic train journey through the mountains, traversing from one coast of New Zealand to another; Walk among the treetops on the 20-meter high and 450-meter long canopy walkway in the temperate rainforest of Hokitika, with a breathtaking view of the lush rainforest below; Float above the beautiful Canterbury Plains on a hot air balloon.

White belt

Take a walk on the Waipara Valley Trail and enjoy the views of the Waipara Valley, including the Mt Cass Walkway and the Tiromoana Bush Walk. You can also head to Leithfield Beach for surfing or take a stroll along the beach in the sea breeze.

Econo Lodge Hammonton

New Zealand's largest geothermal hot spring center is located at the foot of the Southern Alps, offering various activities suitable for different groups of people, from personal relaxation to family time, from outdoor hot springs to private ones, from sulfur pools to geothermal pools, from saunas to steam rooms, and from a soothing lazy river to a children's water slide.


The seaside town of Kaikoura, located 2.5 hours' drive from Christchurch, is nestled between the rugged Kaikoura Ranges and the Pacific Ocean, boasting stunning scenery and a beautiful environment. With mountains kissing the seashore and the ocean at the base of the mountains, a diverse range of marine wildlife thrives in this area. In addition, unique Kaikoura offers exciting adventure activities and fascinating Maori history and culture.