Best Things To Do with Kids in Christchurch


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Christchurch Gondola

Best Things To Do with Kids in Christchurch

Offering 360-degree views over Christchurch, the gondola provides visitors with a spectacular vista and fantastic photo opportunities. The journey to 500 metres above sea level takes about 10 minutes in a fully enclosed cable car.  At the top visitors can stretch their legs with a walk on one of the many Port Hills tracks or simply sit and take in the view stretches to the Southern Alps in... More info

Adrenalin Forest

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High excitement, stomach churning and a great confidence builder. Test your skills on an Adrenalin Forest aerial obstacle course. Located among natural surroundings in Canterbury, Wellington and the Bay of Plenty, Adrenalin Forest courses feature over 100 fun filled challenges across six levels.  Each level is harder than the last, to conquer them all and claim your bragging rights you’l... More info

International Antartic Centre

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The International Antarctic Centre brings you close to Antarctica without leaving New Zealand. #morecool Visitors can immerse themselves in the snow and ice by sheltering in an ice cave, slide down an icy slope, brave the wind chill machine at -18 degrees Celsius and experience a simulated Antarctic Storm that occurs every hour.  There are also plenty of displays covering the history ... More info

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Best Things To Do with Kids in Christchurch

Located just five minutes from Christchurch Airport, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is a family attraction that combines conservation, wildlife and Maori culture.  The reserve is home to 50 different types of animals and up to 500 individual animals, wandering free and housed in individually designed enclosures.  Explore three zones to learn about the county's endangered wildlife. Vis... More info

Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Best Things To Do with Kids in Christchurch

 A visit to Christchurch is not complete until you visit the historic Botanic Gardens. Climb aboard one of our all-weather electric vehicles and tour in comfort to view some of the best examples of native and exotic flora in New Zealand. The Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour is an ideal activity for nature enthusiasts of all ages, allowing you to view some of the best examples of nati... More info

Orana Wildlife Park

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See New Zealand’s only gorillas and the country’s only orang-utans at Orana Wildlife Park. Set in 80 hectares, within 15 minutes’ drive of Christchurch airport, Orana Wildlife Park is New Zealand’s only open range zoo. Over 400 animals, representing more than 70 different species, are displayed. Regular animal presentations occur daily.   The Park specialises in providing amazi... More info

Victoria Park

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Spend a day in the outdoors cycling, walking, or running. Enjoy the peace and listen to native birdcall. Victoria Park on the outskirts of Christchurch offers a wealth of outdoor activities from the gentlest of walks to thrilling mountain bike tracks. Panoramic views of the city, the Canterbury Plains, the Southern Alps, and Pegasus Bay add a picturesque element to any visit to the park and ... More info

Pohatu Package

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Eye-opening expeditions to the NZ's largest mainland colony of Little Penguins. Go kayaking or take a 4WD tour around Pohatu Marine Reserve. 1-2 day overnight trips, with penguins as your bunk mates. Pohatu Penguins is based in Akaroa, 80km south of Christchurch. With 25 years experience in penguin preservation and marine conservation, your guides will ensure you get a personal tour of this inc... More info

Free Things To Do In Christchurch

Best Things To Do with Kids in Christchurch

Christchurch is the South Island's largest city with many activities and attractions to experience.. But for those budget conscious visitors to the city, what is there to see and do without impacting the budget?  We've put together our top 'free things to do in Christchurch' to offer some inspiration. Airforce Museum With general entry free, the Airforce Museum represents a great, and f... More info

Top 10 Canterbury

Best Things To Do with Kids in Christchurch

With so much to see and do in Christchurch and the Canterbury region, we've put together our 'Top 10 Things To Do In Canterbury' list to offer some inspiration when planning your trip. 1.  Mt Cook Glacier Explorer The trip to Mount Cook National Park woudn't be complete without a thrilling and fascinating Glacier Explorer boat trip on the terminal lake, besides the Tasman Glacier. It's ... More info