Outdoor Activities in Christchurch

Outdoor activities in Christchurch are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Christchurch comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Christchurch and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Christchurch has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Christchurch.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Christchurch:

  1. #1 of 108 Outdoors Activities in Christchurch
    - Used in 1977 itineraries
    Tranzalpine Ride

    Tags: Tour, Entertainment, Train Ride

    Address: Addington Railway Station, Christchurch, New Zealand.

    Timings: 08:15 am - 06:05 pm Details

    The TranzAlpine ride is a very scenic train ride between Christchurch and Greymouth. If you start from Christchurch, on the way, you traverse farmlands, deep gorges, the Waimakariri River and finally ...Read more

  2. #2 of 108 Outdoors Activities in Christchurch
    - Used in 2112 itineraries
    International Antarctic Centre

    Tags: Outdoors, Entertainment, Games

    Address: 38 Orchard Road, Christchurch Airport 8053, New Zealand

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    One of New Zealand’s award winning attractions, the International Antarctic Centre is a must visit while on your trip to Christchurch. It has been designed in such a way that one can enjoy the f...Read more

  3. #3 of 108 Outdoors Activities in Christchurch
    - Used in 1785 itineraries
    Canterbury Museum

    Tags: Museum, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Address: Rolleston Ave, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Located within an architecturally magnificent building, the Canterbury Museum was started in the year 1870. The museum started with a collection of moa bones and bird skins, but today, the collections...Read more

  4. #4 of 108 Outdoors Activities in Christchurch
    - Used in 1722 itineraries
    Quake City

    Tags: Museum

    Address: 299 Durham Street North, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    You can take a tour of the Quake City, once you pay a visit to the location of Christchurch, New Zealand. This area is decorated in such a way so that the visitors can understand the consequences of t...Read more

  5. #5 of 108 Outdoors Activities in Christchurch
    - Used in 1503 itineraries
    Christchurch Gondola

    Tags: Outdoors, Entertainment, Tourist Center, Cable Car

    Address: 10 Bridle Path Road, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Christchurch Gondola is a cable car ride that offers a unique Christchurch sightseeing experience. Experience stunning 360° views from the top- from the cityscape of Christchurch to the Canterbury...Read more

  6. #6 of 108 Outdoors Activities in Christchurch
    - Used in 2151 itineraries
    Hagley Park

    Tags: Park, Play Ground, Botanical Garden, Golf Course

    Address: Hagley Park, 14 Riccarton Avenue, central Christchurch, New Zealand

    Timings: 07:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Spread across 400 acres, the Hagley Park has been a city landmark since the 1850s. The park is a major sporting and cultural focal point as well with netball courts, a golf course and soccer and ...Read more

  7. #7 of 108 Outdoors Activities in Christchurch
    - Used in 1513 itineraries
    Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

    Tags: Outdoors, Wildlife Park, Bird Watching

    Address: 60 Hussey Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand

    Timings: 09:30 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is a wildlife park which is home to New Zealand’s Big 5- Kiwi, Kea, Tuatara, bush parrot Kaka and the Takahe. Apart from these, other animals that can be found at the...Read more

  8. #8 of 108 Outdoors Activities in Christchurch
    - Used in 1093 itineraries
    Orana Wildlife Park

    Tags: Wildlife Park

    Address: MaLeans Island Road, Christchurch, New Zealand

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Situated near Christchurch Airport, the Orana Wildlife Park is spread across 80 hectares (198 acres). Animal encounters are a speciality of this park. Feed Giraffes, meet a rhino, feed a Lemur, say hi...Read more

  9. #9 of 108 Outdoors Activities in Christchurch
    - Used in 1184 itineraries
    Air Force Museum Of New Zealand

    Tags: Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Address: Air Force Museum, 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram, Christchurch

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Air Force Museum of New Zealand has on display premier military aviation collections- aircrafts, engines and assorted parts, medals, weapons, pin-ups, parachute-silk wedding dresses and a lot more...Read more

  10. #10 of 108 Outdoors Activities in Christchurch
    - Used in 1651 itineraries
    Cashel Street

    Tags: Walking Area, Shopping Center, Streets

    Address: Cashel Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Visit Cashel Street to see how an entire city fought back nature after all the devastating earthquakes. The street is a creative solution for the devastation from Christchurch earthquakes. You will de...Read more

  11. #11 of 108 Outdoors Activities in Christchurch
    - Used in 978 itineraries
    Avon River

    Tags: River, Walking Area, Leisure, Water Sport

    Address: Christchurch, New Zealand

    Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Avon River is a river that runs through Christchurch. During the day, it witnesses a lot of activities, namely, punting, boating and riverbank picnicking. Head over to the river for some leisure activ...Read more

  12. #12 of 108 Outdoors Activities in Christchurch
    - Used in 1119 itineraries
    Port Hills

    Tags: Trail, Hiking Trail, Walking Area, Hill

    Address: Christchurch, New Zealand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Port Hills are a range of hills in New Zealand. They are situated between the city of Christchurch and Lyttelton. The Port Hills are a trekker’s paradise! The hills are full of running and c...Read more

  13. #13 of 108 Outdoors Activities in Christchurch
    - Used in 1352 itineraries
    Christchurch Casino

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Casino, Entertainment

    Address: 30 Victoria Street, City Centre, Christchurch 8140

    Timings: 11:00 am - 11:59 pm Details

    If gambling is on your mind, head over to the Christchurch Casino. It was New Zealand’s first casino when it opened back in the year 1994. Hosting 36 table games, 500 slot machines, 4 bars, 3 re...Read more

  14. #14 of 108 Outdoors Activities in Christchurch
    - Used in 1136 itineraries
    185 Empty White Chairs

    Tags: Landmark, Memorial

    Address: Near Cardboard Cathedral, Christchurch, New Zealand.

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    185 Empty White Chairs is a moving tribute to the 185 people who perished in the earthquake of 2011. Armchairs, dining room chairs, sofa chairs, office chairs, high chairs, a wheel chair, a baby capsu...Read more

  15. #15 of 108 Outdoors Activities in Christchurch
    - Used in 1185 itineraries
    Cathedral Square

    Tags: Walking Area, Performance, Square, Street Market

    Address: Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Cathedral Square is Christchurch’s main square and serves as a hangout for the people of the city. In the evening, the square comes alive and is bustling with street performers. While o...Read more