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Secret’s Guide To The Most Memorable And Fun Date Ideas In Christchurch

By Megan Zara Walsh

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Time for a cute date!

When we go on dates, most of us just opt for the usual dinner and drinks, because it is, well, easier. Though these types of dates tend to get tiresome after a while and we crave something new. So whether you’re going on your first date or your millionth date with a partner, Christchurch offers some incredible activities for couples. Check out 10 of the most memorable and unique date ideas in Christchurch.

1. Pure Pods

Prepare to enter a realm of tranquility because Pure Pods Greystone offers an unforgettable and romantic experience. Deep within the Waipara Valley, watch the world unfold before your eyes as you sleep under the stars in these secluded pods made out of heavy duty glass. This luxurious shelter presents incredible views of the landscape, bush and night sky. For more information or to book visit the Pure Pods website.

📍 Various Locations

2. Supa Karts Indoor Raceway

An excellent date idea that provides an adrenaline dose of endless entertainment. Create a stronger bond with your lover as you competitively race them through the track. Afterward, poke fun at the one who did not win for a humorous conversation. Visit the Supa Karts website for more information.

 📍 91 Buchan Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

3. Boutique Cinema Experience

Photo Credit: Lumiere Cinemas

Hide away from the winter evenings in this cosy boutique cinema which makes the perfect date night. Opt for a cocktail, beer or wine paired with a tasty cheese platter or gelato to set the scene while you chill out in plush chairs and watch a movie together.

📍 26 Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand

4. Pink Lady Rooftop

This chic bar is a fantastic spot for a first date and getting to know someone on a deeper level. Located on the seventh floor of the Muse Hotel, it offers incredible 360 views of Christchurch. Grab your favourite cocktail and chow down on some bar bites while you watch the sunset together and invest in some meaningful conversations.

📍 Level 7/159 Manchester Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

5. Sumner Beach

Enjoy the beautiful beach, a hike and some quirky cafes in this seaside spot. With a wonderful variety of activities, from surfing and paragliding at Taylors Mistake to hiking at Cave Rock, you will not be left disappointed. Likewise, It is the perfect place for a romantic winter stroll and diving into enlightening conversations. Sumner offers a memorable date experience in Christchurch.

5. Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Put on your best winter wear and head to one of the most romantic and adorable spots for a stroll. A convenient and cheap date idea in Christchurch. Perhaps, purchase a hot chocolate or coffee before walking to warm your hearts. Did you know that first dates with a hot drink and a little warmth have a higher success rate than ones with alcohol? Just a thought!


📍 City Centre Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand

6. Sunset Wine Tasting Cruise

Melton Estate
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Wine lovers this one is for you! Vineyard Melton Estate and Black Cat Cruises have joined together to bring you this scenic two-hour cruise around Lyttelton Harbour. You’ll enjoy complimentary tastings of five spectacular wines, delicious food platters and the astonishing scenery at your disposal. Only available a few times a year, so this is one you need to plan well in advance. To purchase tickets, visit Black Cat Cruises.

📍 Lyttelton Harbour, New Zealand

7. Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre 

Murder Mystery Dates
Photo Credit: Murder Mystery

Prepare for a hilarious night by trying to solve a murder in a Victorian-era theme park. Be sure to wear a costume if you want to fit in with the ghosts and ghouls. Embark on the haunted tram ride for some extra suspense. There’s a margarita bar inside the venue, so if you are a big scary cat like myself, you can knock back the cocktails to give you some false courage. To book visit the Murder Mystery website.

📍 60 Hussey Road, Harewood, Christchurch

8. Brunch at Hello Sunday Café

Maybe you are both dedicated foodies and you’ve got some grub on your mind. Why not check out this creative café that serves scrumptious belly fillers. It’s an excellent opportunity for some weekend fun. For the full menu and opening hours, head over to their Instagram.

📍6 Elgin Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand

SEE MORE: 6 Of The Most Scrumptious Winter Brunches In Christchurch 

9. Sullivan’s Irish Pub

If you prefer something a little more casual, head to Sullivan’s Pub for some craic with the Irish. Opt to catch a comedy night or open mic night while you indulge on a delicious dinner or drinks in this uplifting setting. Surely you will have a memorable date with some luck from the Irish, live music in the background and sports on the big screen.

📍 291 Lincoln Road, Addington, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand

10. Christchurch Zipline Tour

Add a little adventure to your date by doing this fun activity. If you’re afraid of heights this one isn’t for you, although you could face your fears by taking on the dual ziplines 518 feet above the ground. Sweep across the air with your lover as you admire the majestic views of the Southern Alps and Pacific Ocean. To book visit the Zip Christchurch website.

📍 225 Worsleys Road, Cracroft, Christchurch

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