Spend A Romantic Weekend In Christchurch

Spend A Romantic Weekend In Christchurch

It’s time to spend time together and discover the romantic side of Christchurch. Whether it’s an anniversary, birthday or a little bit of extra couple time, Christchurch provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic retreat. 

Some Ideas for a Romantic Weekend In Christchurch

1# Picnic at the Port Hills

Port Hills

Nothing is more romantic than a picnic – spectacular scenery, a gourmet hamper full of cheese and sweet treats, a bottle of the finest Canterbury wine and take your pick of spots at the top of Mt Cavendish. Bask in some golden weather, take in those panoramic views and clink “to love!”

2# Punting on the Avon River

Punting

When a ride along Venice Canals isn’t an option, here’s a New Zealand take on it. 

Enjoy a leisurely 30 minute ride along the Avon River, accompanied by the informative commentary of your Edwardian attired guide. Sit back, relax and enjoy passing views Christchurch’s charming spots and new and landmarks locations, including the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and Worcester Street Bridge.

3# Wine Tasting Pegasus Bay Winery

Wine

Wine aficionados or not, a trip to Christchurch calls for a wine tasting session at the Pegasus Bay Cellar Door.

Sample  some of the wines from the Waipara Valley, while your host talks you through the  tasting notes.

Better yet, extend your visit with a long lunch at the award winning Pegasus Bar Restaurant.

4# Foodie Crawl

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The rebirth of Christchurch City has proved to be a positive for foodies. With an abundance of options to choose from, we recommend heading on a night out and putting a few restaurants and bars to the taste test.

Here’s our top recommendations:

  1. Balmy nights call for Frosé and you ought to try Amazonita’s signature strawberry or peach versions.  Feeling a bit peckish? Be sure to stay for food and try their “melt in your mouth” Beef Cheek Parapdelle.
  2. Sharing is caring.. While we don’t always want to surrender a bite of your order, to tackle Universio’s signature “Beast Board” you’ll surely need a helping hand (or mouth). This platter is Christchurch Famous. Not to be missed!
  3. While New Regent Street hosts an abundance of delicious spots,  Twenty Seven Steps is a winner when it comes cuisine.  Diets go out the window when you lay eyes on the Butterscotch and Walnut Brownie from their dessert menu.
  4. If you’re looking for a dining experience a bit out of the ordinary, head to Retropolitan Social Club, a groovy café and bar fitted out in 70’s décor. Try either the savoury or sweet fondue for something a little bit different.

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Restaurant and Bars

Relax at our Market Place Restaurant orduring the day with locals at Cafe 1851

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Exploring the city for a few days? Just overdue for date night? Treat yourself to make your experience unforgettable.

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COVID-19 Update

With the opening of our international borders Crowne Plaza Christchurch will soon reopen to the public.
We are now open for accommodation, events, and dining bookings from the 10th June onward, and looking forward to welcoming our guests back to the hotel.

COVID-19 Update

With the opening of our international borders Crowne Plaza Christchurch will soon reopen to the public.
We are now open for accommodation, events, and dining bookings from the 10th June onward, and looking forward to welcoming our guests back to the hotel.