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.

Christchurch: Vintage Tram, Punt and Gondola Ride Combo

Best Elderly Activities In Christchurch

  Highlights Explore the sights of Christchurch by vintage tram Hop off at highlights such as the Canterbury Museum and Botanic Gardens Get 360-degree views of Christchurch from a gondola Ride the cable car to the top of Port Hills for a hike in the alpine scenery Climb aboard an Edwardian flat-bottomed boat for a punt down the River Avon Travel through beautiful Hagley Par... More info

Christchurch Tram City Tour & Punting Combo

Best Elderly Activities In Christchurch

  Highlights See how Christchurch has developed since the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 Jump off the tram at sights such as the Canterbury Museum and Botanic Garden Climb aboard an Edwardian flat-bottomed boat for a punt down the River Avon Float through the city centre on your punt ride to see the rejuvenated Avon River Precinct   Description Climb aboard a classi... More info

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

Best Elderly Activities In Christchurch

  Highlights Explore the sights of Christchurch by vintage tram See how Christchurch has developed since the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 Jump off at sights such as the Canterbury Museum and Botanic Garden Stroll in the urban oasis of Hagley Park   Description Climb aboard a vintage tram for a unique tour of Christchurch, and see the “Garden City” at your own ... More info

Christchurch Gondola and Tram City Tour Combo

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  Highlights See the sights of Christchurch by antique tram Ride the Christchurch Gondola cable car Use your combo ticket to take walks on Mount Cavendish or visit the Botanic Gardens   Description Climb aboard the Christchurch Gondola cable car and enjoy spectacular 360-degree views across the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps as you glide across the sl... More info

Christchurch Gondola and Punt on the Avon River

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  Highlights Enjoy 360-degree views of Christchurch from the Christchurch Gondola cable car Climb aboard an Edwardian flat-bottomed boat for a punt down the Avon River Travel through beautiful Hagley Park or Christchurch city center   Description See Christchurch from a different perspective with a combined Punt along the Avon River aboard a classic flat-bottomed bo... More info

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

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  Highlights Embark on the incredible train journey from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass Enjoy a walk with crisp alpine air, unforgettable mountain vistas, and waterfalls Encounter chatty alpine parrots at Otira Viaduct lookout Capture mirror images at Lake Pearson Admire the majestic limestone boulders at Castle Hill   Description Experience the South Island's re... More info

Mount Cook & Lake Tekapo Day Tour from Christchurch

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  Highlights Enjoy a day trip from Christchurch to discover incredible glaciers, lakes and rivers Sample award-winning cheese at a local cheese factory in Geraldine Visit the stunning Lake Tekapo and discover the famous Church of Good Shepherd Admire Lake Pukaki, the largest lake in Mackenzie region, and its alpine scenery Go on a hike to see the immense Tasman Glacier and en... More info

Mt Cook, Tasman Glacier & Alpine Centre Day Trip

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  Highlights Explore the history of the Mount Cook region at the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre Admire magnificent Southern Alps scenery with scenic stops along the way Enjoy a side trip to the Tasman Glacier, a photographer’s dream Benefit from the local insights of your lively, entertaining and highly knowledgeable tour guide Relax in the comfort of a roomy minibus with... More info

Quake City

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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... More info

Canterbury Museum

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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... More info

Christchurch Art Gallery

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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... More info

Air Force Museum

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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... More info

Christchurch Transitional Cathedral

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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... More info