7 fun activities to try in Christchurch, New Zealand

Mar 27, 2017

From making your way through adrenaline-pumping obstacle courses to a relaxing boat ride down the river, these activities in Christchurch ensure you see the best of the city.

Vintage peddler


Christchurch is a flat city and bikes are an essential part of everyday life — but hire one of these restored vintage cycles and you will see the city in style. Each bike comes with local dining, shopping and sightseeing recommendations for your route.


Velocity carts


Simple fun is hard to beat, and whether it’s the wind-powered Blokart you’re skimming round on, or the battery-driven Driftkart, these easy-to-operate three-wheelers will put a grin on your face. Follow the instructions and you’ll soon be tacking or drifting around the course like a pro.


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Margaret Mahy Playground

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The much-loved children’s writer is well remembered in this innovative and exciting playground. With water cannons, flying fox, slides, a Tower of Terror and food carts, it’s just as well there’s no age limit here. It’s fun for the entire family — just follow the whoops and laughter to find it.

177 Armagh Street, Christchurch Central

Adrenaline tours


This aerial obstacle course with seven levels of difficulty will test your brain as much as your brawn, though you’ll hardly notice since it’s so much fun – until you’ve taken on a challenge swinging along ropes that are 20m up in the air, that is.


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