Best Activities in Christchurch
The capital of the South Island, Christchurch has lots of activities on offer. Nearby Akaroa is home to dolphins which you have the opportunity to swim with. There are also multiple horse trekking operators with some amazing beach or inland trips available.
view giant sperm whales
Whale Watch Kaikoura (Whale Watching)
Hot pools, waterslide, spa, ice-rink & star gazing
Tekapo Springs (Spas & Relaxing)
One of NZ's largest ski areas with some of the best natural snow and one of the longest vertical drops on the South Island.
Akaroa Harbour is home to the smallest and rarest dolphins in the world, the Hector's dolphin.
Alpine Horse Safaris
Imagine getting dressed up in chaps and oilskins or shorts and sunnies and saddling your horse.
South Pacific Whale Watch
Provides a unique perspective of the amazing Sperm Whales and the other abundant marine life found in the area by helicopter.
Wing Over Whales
Head for Kaikoura and go whale watching by aeroplane! See whales, dolphins and mountains from a unique perspective.
Icelandic Horse Treks
A number of horse trek options are available ranging from 1-2.5 hours to cover various experience levels. Ride through lagoon, forest and beaches.
Grade 5 white water rapids guaranteed. Just two hours from Christchurch, in the shadow of the Southern Alps.