The summer season is almost here. And, for those who prefer the warmer days, beach walks and picnics in the sun, we’ve found the perfect warmer weather activities to give you thrills this summer season in Christchurch.
1. Jet boating
Alpine Jet Thrills offers exciting boating activities during the summer months. For example, Jet boating involves skimming across the waters, against the backdrop of the Southern Alps and waterfalls of the Waimakariri River.
📍1 Main North Road, Coutts Island, Christchurch 7630, New Zealand
2. Rooftop bars
There’s a small selection of cool rooftop bars in Christchurch, where you can sip cocktails from afternoon to nightfall, against stunning city backdrops. Discover the best ones here.
3. Cuddle Alpacas
Calm your soul this season by cuddling up to over 170 adorable alpacas just one hour from Christchurch. Read about this experience here.
328 Wainui Main Road, Akaroa 7582, New Zealand
4. Boat Party
We awarded this one of the best places to kiss before, but it’s also an excellent activity any time of the year. Book a 45-minute private charter Edwardian-style boat to glide down the Avon River.
📍Avon River, Christchurch
6. Visit the beach
Luckily, we’ve already listed the best beaches to hang out at this summer season in Christchurch. Read all about them here.
Grab a bunch of your mates or family and pitch a tent because there’s a large variety of beautiful places to camp across the city. For example, Amber Kiwi Holiday Park to the rural Little River Campground, to name a few.
8. Wine Tasting
Go on a scenic coastal drive to Waipara for delicious cuisine and wine tasting. For example, Pegasus Bay Winery has just been revamped and offers a phenomenal experience. Plus, make your trip even more magical by staying in Pure Pods mentioned in this article. Indeed, one of the best warmer weather activities.
📍 263 Stockgrove Road, Glasnevin 7482, New Zealand
9. Hot Air Balloon
This is one of the best things to do this month in Christchurch. Indeed, a pricey activity, however, it offers the most breathtaking once-in-a-lifetime views over the Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps. Book via Ballooning Canterbury.
📍 2136 Bealey Road, Hororata 7671, New Zealand
10. Rakaia Gorge Walkway
Just one hour and 30 minutes from Christchurch, you’ll feel rewarded after taking on this iconic walkway against the backdrop of green forests underneath Mount Hutt. Begin in the woods, before reaching the ferryman’s track, and continuing along glacial river terraces to a beautiful viewpoint. Certainly, one of the best warmer weather activities this season.
📍 Windwhistle 7572, New Zealand
11. Pure Pods
Just 90 minutes from Christchurch, this destination is the ultimate vacation. Deep within the Waipara Valley, watch the world unfold before your eyes as you sleep under the stars in these secluded pods. Check out Pure Pods for more information.
This hot new entertainment space is an excellent place to cool down after a day of fun. From mini golf to bowling, funky cocktails and more…this house of fun does not disappoint. Read all about it here.
📍 617 Colombo Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
13. Brunch sessions
On a sunny day, there’s nothing more satisfying than brunchin and munchin our way through Christchurch. See the best brunches spots in Christchurch.
14. Escape Rooms
Those who want a break from the sun can travel to another world through the magic of virtual reality. You’ll need at least one extra person to take part in this game, and you can select between games like Alice In Wonderland, Jungle Quest, Chernobyl, Christmas, and more.
📍 166 St Asaph Street, Central City, Christchurch 8011
15. Hanmer Springs
Let yourself unwind at the hot pools and more at this stunning village. Read all about an epic weekend in Hanmer Springs here.
📍 Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
16. Ice Cream
📍 195 Marine Parade, New Brighton, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand
16. Instagrammable places
Summer calls for the best time to hit up Christchurch’s most instagrammable places. From Port Hills to Cardboard Cathedral…social media lovers will be in their element. Find out where they are here.
17. Lumière Cinema
For something a little more intimate, head to this boutique cinema. Pair your experience with a tasty cheese platter or gelato to set the scene while you chill out on plush chairs and watch movies.
📍 26 Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
18. Catch a sunset or sunrise
Whether you want to capture the perfect shot on your camera, or the perfect shot in your mind, there’s plenty of wonderful places around Christchurch to do this. See the best sunset and sunrise places in Christchurch.
19. Day Trips
Already, we’ve compiled a list of the best day trips from Christchurch. Indeed, makes an epic seasonal activity.
Take one of the most picturesque train journeys in the world and admire the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps. It makes a great adventure for both kids and adults alike.
21. Have a picnic
Nothing beats a good picnic in the sunshine, alongside your mates and a few beers. Pick a fabulous picnic spot from our list here. One of the best warmer weather activities.