Create unforgettable moments this spring
The Garden City certainly blooms into life during Spring! As the blossom decorates Hagley Park and daffodils dot the city, these warmer days are filled with opportunities to enjoy yourself with friends and family – whatever you’re passionate about!
From thrill-seeking to champagne sipping, take a moment to enjoy the vibrant city of Christchurch this Spring! If you’re planning an escape in the Garden City this spring, let us help inspire you with ideas to make the most out of your Christchurch stay.
We would love to see how you are spending your Christchurch escape this spring. Share your spring moments with us on social media using the hashtag #myihgmoments for the chance to be featured.
Moments for the foodie
If you have a passion for food, you’ll love Christchurch’s vibrant dining scene. With many options sure to tickle your taste buds, try out one of our recommended eating establishments and make it a moment for your taste buds to savour and experience.
We can’t talk about the Christchurch Cuisine Scene without starting in the historic foodie hub of the city: Market Place Restaurant & Bar. Overlooking Victoria Square, once home to the city markets, the seasonal menu has been designed to showcase the best that handpicked Canterbury suppliers have to offer. Setting the scene with it’s modern, market décor on Level 1 of Crowne Plaza Christchurch, each dish is beautifully crafted using locally sourced produce, meats, fish and other delicacies.
For a contemporary twist on hearty Kiwi dishes with a cosy atmosphere to match, Fiddlesticks is a must try! Located in the heart of the city’s Arts precinct, book a table and enjoy some delicious cuisine washed down by the best Sangria in the city!
Where Food and Art meet, magic happens! Conveniently located at Christchurch Art Gallery, Universo is certainly a restaurant comfortable with embracing the creative. From Tiger’s Milk Ceviche to Goats Cheese Churros with Truffle Honey With a menu that will have fussy eaters distraught but seasoned foodies DELIGHTED.
Moments to explore
With the spring season promising warmer weather and longer days, this is the perfect reason to enjoy explore and enjoy more of the great outdoors. Make you trip away a moment to remember and discover the city’s best attractions and iconic experiences.
Get a Duck’s-Eye View! It’s the Christchurch activity you’ve seen on every tourist campaign ever but is not to be overlooked. Sit back, relax and be gently guided along the picturesque Avon by a friendly city ambassador in a stripy outfit!
Public transport has never been so delicious! Keep your energy levels nice and high while you sightsee by treating yourself to dinner on the tram. Their $109 menu package includes a welcome drink, starter, entree, main and dessert – all while you sit back and watch the city lights pass you by!
Your Instagram feed and Bucket List alike will love you for this! Tick off the experience of a lifetime and take your exploration of Canterbury to new heights with Michael and the team. From the breath-taking views and expert commentary to the sparkling wine to celebrate the return to earth, Ballooning Canterbury will give you a morning that feels like a dream come true!
There’s no better season to take a stroll along Hagley Park, than when the blossoms are a bloom. Located only 15 minutes’ walk from the Crowne Plaza Christchurch hotel, Hagley Park has an integral part of the city since the 1850s. Today it offers a beautiful place to go for a walk as well as a unique location for many Christchurch events. The park also features stunning botanical gardens which are not to be missed.
Moments to Indulge
Whether it be a spa day or retail therapy, however you choose to treat yourself, these little pleasures will be well deserved. Because in between the busyness of work commitments and juggling family life, it’s important to take a moment to spoil yourself every now and then.
Pinkies UP! Gather your fanciest friends and indulge in an afternoon of sweet treats, bite-sized delights and a tea selection that would put The Mad Hatter to shame! Between the shimmering décor and impeccable service, you’ll feel like royalty at Social Wine Bar … for just $28!
Take a moment to Spring Clean the stress out of your life! Treat yourself to a few hours at the centrally located Forme Spa – whether it be a massage, scrub, facial or all of the above, you’ll be leaving the spa the most blissed version of you.
If retail therapy is more your style, Ballys will be heaven on earth! The iconic department store is home to hundreds of global labels, beauty and fragrance specialists and incredible homewares, plus with coffee and food outlets scattered throughout, there’s no excuse not to shop til you drop!