Your Christchurch Summer Bucket List

Step up your Summer activity game in The Garden City!

There’s so much to explore in Christchurch so we’ve compiled our tried and true favourites (from the classics to the lesser known gems!) into one easy list – see how many you can tick off before March! 

Summer Sale - Crowne Plaza Christchurch
  • Rollickin’ Down New Regent

You scream, I scream, we all scream for the best ice cream in Christchurch! Rollickin Gelato boasts an ever changing array of organic, housemade flavours – Banoffee Pie, Whittakers Dark Chocolate and Black Forrest just to name a few – grab a scoop for just $5 and wander down the beautiful New Regent Street for the ultimate chill afternoon.

 

  • Stop and Smell The Roses

Christchurch’s Botanic Gardens are the backbone of our reputation as “The Garden City”! Take a stroll through the summer blooms before stopping at Ilex, an oasis of delicious coffee and food in the heart of the greenery. 

 

  • Hit The Farmers’ Markets

Soak up a casual country atmosphere without leaving the city! Enjoy the charming Christchurch Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 9am to 1pm – you’ll find fresh fruit and vegetables alongside superb coffee and other delights such as ‘Posh Porridge” and handmade macaroons!  Venture a little further to The Lyttleton Markets, held Saturdays from 10am to 1pm –  enjoy meats, cheeses and other delcious specialties while overlooking the harbour. 

  • Go Beach Hopping!

A recipe for the perfect day: Surf, Sand and Sunshine. Luckily, we’ve got some of the best spots in New Zealand for just that. Discover your favourite new surfing spot at Taylor’s Mistake, wander New Brighton Pier with a scoop of hot chips or enjoy the sprawling golden sands of Sumner Beach.

 

  • Discover Our Outdoor Gallery

Did you know that Christchurch has been named one of the 20 Most Exciting Street Art Cities  – ranking alongside Melbourne, Mexico and New York City? Get out there are see how many incredible works you can stumble across.

 

  • Punting

It’s a quintessential Christchurch classic for a reason! Punting On The Avon is undeniably breathtaking – especially in the warmer months. Sit back, relax and be gently guided along the river as your troubles (and memories of Winter) just float away…

Christchurch Street Art