Handpicked by a Christchurch Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Elderly Activities In Christchurch'.

As the largest city on the South Island of New Zealand, Christchurch is full of activities ideally suited to the more elderly visitor and those looking at a more relaxed type of activity.  We've picked our favorite elderly activities to try in Christchurch.

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Christchurch: Vintage Tram, Punt and Gondola Ride Combo

294 Reviews

HighlightsExplore the sights of Christchurch by vintage tramHop off at highlights such as Riverside Market and the Botanic GardensGet 360-degree views of Christchurch from the gondolaRide the cable car to the top of Port Hills for a hike in the alpine sceneryClimb aboard an Edwardian flat-bottomed boat for a punt down the River AvonDescriptionExperience Christchurch from different perspectives wit...

Christchurch Tram City Tour & Punting Combo

62 Reviews

HighlightsSee how Christchurch has developed since the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011Jump off the tram at sights such as the Canterbury Museum and Botanic GardenClimb aboard an Edwardian flat-bottomed boat for a punt down the River AvonFloat through the city centre on your punt ride to see the rejuvenated Avon River PrecinctDescriptionClimb aboard a classic flat-bottomed boat for a delightful punt a...

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Christchurch: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Vintage Tram

281 Reviews

HighlightsExplore the sights of Christchurch by vintage tramSee how Christchurch has developed since the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011Jump off at sights such as the Canterbury Museum and Botanic GardenStroll in the urban oasis of Hagley ParkDescriptionClimb aboard a vintage tram for a unique tour of Christchurch, and see the “Garden City” at your own pace with a full-day hop-on and hop-off tram...

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Christchurch Gondola and Tram City Tour Combo

293 Reviews

HighlightsSee the sights of Christchurch by antique tramRide the Christchurch Gondola cable carUse your combo ticket to take walks on Mount Cavendish or visit the Botanic GardensDescriptionClimb aboard the Christchurch Gondola cable car and enjoy spectacular 360-degree views across the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps as you glide across the slopes of Mount Cavendish in the Port Hills. See as...

Christchurch Gondola and Punt on the Avon River

52 Reviews

HighlightsEnjoy 360-degree views of Christchurch from the Christchurch Gondola cable carClimb aboard an Edwardian flat-bottomed boat for a punt down the Avon RiverTravel through beautiful Hagley Park or Christchurch city centerDescriptionSee Christchurch from a different perspective with a combined Punt along the Avon River aboard a classic flat-bottomed boat, and a ticket for the Christchurch Gon...

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Arthur's Pass: TranzAlpine Train and Castle Hill Day Tour

139 Reviews

HighlightsEmbark on the incredible train journey from Christchurch to Arthur's PassEnjoy a walk with crisp alpine air, unforgettable mountain vistas, and waterfallsEncounter chatty alpine parrots at Otira Viaduct lookoutCapture mirror images at Lake PearsonAdmire the majestic limestone boulders at Castle HillDescriptionExperience the South Island's remarkable natural landscapes by taking a journey...

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Mount Cook & Lake Tekapo Day Tour from Christchurch

278 Reviews

HighlightsEnjoy a day trip from Christchurch to Mount Cook National ParkTake a hike to Discover New Zealand's longest glacier and icebergsVisit the stunning Lake Tekapo and discover the Church of Good ShepherdVisit Lake Pukaki, the largest lake in Mackenzie region, and its alpine sceneryDescriptionExperience dramatic glacier lakes, snow-capped mountains, and beautiful alpine walks on a small-group...

Quake City

Find out more about the devastating 2011 Christchurch earthquake from the people it affected most. The 2010 and 2011 earthquakes that hit Christchurch devastated the city and hugely affected residents, business owners and visitors to the city. The Quake City exhibition explores how the city reacted to the earthquake and has moved on from the events. The exhibition includes personal stories f...

Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum and its collections have been enjoyed by visitors from across the world for over 130 years. The collections include over 2.1 million items including Antarctic expeditions, the settlement history of Canterbury and natural history.  The museum is located on Rolleston Avenue, next door to the Botanic Gardens. Pricing: Entry to Canterbury Museum is free; donations are a...

Christchurch Art Gallery

With its spectacular curved glass frontage designed to evoke the form of the River Avon, the Christchurch Art Gallery is the city's premier art exhibition space.  Housing works by both New Zealand and international artists, the gallery has a mix of permanent and changing exhibitions. Audio tours are available as well as tours given by gallery volunteers. Some tours include sign language in...

Air Force Museum

Discover New Zealand’s military aviation story at the place where it all began. Engage with stories of the men and women who have helped shape New Zealand’s military aviation journey, and reflect on their service and sacrifice through years of war and peace.   Explore the diverse collection at your own pace through immersive exhibitions, or join a free, guided ‘Behind the Scenes’ to...

Christchurch Transitional Cathedral

Situated on the corner of Madras and Hereford Streets in the city centre the Cardboard Cathedral was opened in August 2013. Standing around 21metres high above the altar, the cathedral is made of cardboard tubes and reinforced with wooden beams. It was designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban who is known for his innovative designs and his work with paper. The cathedral features a large st...

Linwood Arts

Linwood Arts is made up of Eastside Gallery, one of the largest in Christchurch, the Mini Gallery and the Artroom. Located in a beautiful heritage building, we offer accessible exhibition opportunities for local artists and run 12 weekly daytime classes that are either free or cost between $3.50-$5 per class. These include specialist classes for older folk such as Mature Movement for 55+ and...

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