Christchurch City, NZ receives around 4 million visitors¹ from around the world. The pure beauty of the natural environment lends itself well to adventurous activities the whole family can enjoy.
Here’s our list of the best day trips you can take while you’re here in Christchurch, NZ, year-round.
Get your action on! Try a wind and rope-controlled Blokart or an electric drift cart. Challenge the family in the Human Foosball arena. People of all ages and abilities will find Velocity Carts a fun and adventurous day out in NZ. https://www.velocitykarts.nz/
You can’t leave Christchurch until you test your limits on a zipline! Get ready for a real rush of adrenaline as you soar down the highest and longest Zipline in New Zealand. https://zipchristchurch.com/
Take part in an interactive and adrenaline-packed game where you battle as part of a team or go solo. You'll find a massive selection of games to launch a stealthy assault. https://www.laserstrike.co.nz/
Glide, flip, leap, and bounce. New Zealand's largest indoor trampoline park offers trampolining fun for all ages, skills, and fitness levels. https://www.megaair.co.nz/
Hanmer Springs Attractions offers so many outdoor adventure activities in one location!
More information: https://www.hanmerspringsattractions.nz/
Try your hand at these themed mini-putt courses!
More Information: https://ferrymeadgolf.co.nz/mini-putt/
Take yourself, your friends, or your kids to the IAC and enjoy an informative, fun day out. Chill out in the Antarctic storm room, take a thrilling ATV tour for a glimpse of travel in the deep Antarctic cold, and get up close with penguins and huskies.
More Information: https://www.iceberg.co.nz/
Enjoy 360° views of the Christchurch city centre, Port Hills, Lyttelton Harbour, the Southern Alps, and Canterbury Plains. At the summit station, take a walk or the Time Tunnel ride, and grab a tasty snack from the Red Rock Cafe. The base station is at 10 Bridle Path Road, Heathcote Valley.
More Information: https://www.christchurchattractions.nz/christchurch_gondola/
With scenic flights, you'll gain more than a stunning bird's-eye view of Christchurch central, city landmarks, and the beautiful Avon River. You'll also zoom further afield over snow-covered peaks, lush farmland, and rugged coastlines.
Tour operators providing Christchurch tours are GCH Aviation(https://gchaviation.com/christchurch-city-scenic/) and Christchurch Helicopters (https://christchurchhelicopters.co.nz/scenic-flights/).
Make time to visit one of the most adrenaline-packed attractions in Christchurch. Go mountain biking, ziplining, follow walking trails, and take a 1.8km long chairlift ride. Feeling hungry after all that excitement? You’ll also find the Adventure Park Café serving up fresh, hearty meals.
More Information: https://christchurchadventurepark.com/
Get ready for your next trip now! Don’t miss our unbeatable deals - book your rental car online with RaD Car Hire at Christchurch Airport. Or speak with our friendly staff on 0800 736 823.
We’re sure our NZ guide will help you find plenty of day tours to add to your itinerary of the Garden City. Looking for more Christchurch activities and free things to do? Check out our list of the Top 10 Day Trips from Christchurch and our New Zealand travel blogs.