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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.
Tekapo Springs
Hot pools, waterslide, spa, ice-rink & star gazing
Tekapo Springs (Spas & Relaxing)
Offering 3 tiered hot pools surrounded by native alpine plants and with average pool temperatures of 38°C all you need to do is sit back, relax & soak away our troubles!
  • Scenic Hot Pools overlooking Lake Tekapo
  • Relaxing Day Spa with a wide range of treatments
Whale Watch Kaikoura
view giant sperm whales
Whale Watch Kaikoura (Whale Watching)
New Zealand's ultimate all year round nature experience offering visitors exciting close encounters with Giant Sperm Whales.
  • all year round nature experience
  • 95% success rate
Mt Hutt
Mt Hutt
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.
Ski & Snowboard
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Icelandic Horse Treks
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.
Horse Riding
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Swim with Dolphins
Swim With Dolphins
We have conducted dolphin swimming for over 20 years and were one of the first dolphin swimming operators in New Zealand.
Dolphin/Seal Swim
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Wing Over Whales
Wing Over Whales
Head for Kaikoura and go whale watching by aeroplane! See whales, dolphins and mountains from a unique perspective.
Whale Watching
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South Pacific Whale Watch
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.
Whale Watching
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Rangitata Rafts
Rangitata Rafts
Grade 5 white water rapids guaranteed. Just two hours from Christchurch, in the shadow of the Southern Alps.
White Water Rafting
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Akaroa Dolphins
Akaroa Dolphins
Akaroa Harbour is home to the smallest and rarest dolphins in the world, the Hector's dolphin.
Dolphin/Seal Swim
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Alpine Horse Safaris
Alpine Horse Safaris
Imagine getting dressed up in chaps and oilskins or shorts and sunnies and saddling your horse.
Horse Riding
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Skydiving Kiwis
Skydiving Kiwis
Welcome to Skydiving Kiwis the #1 spot in Canterbury to do your tandem skydive!
Skydiving & Skyjump
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