10 Fantastic Things To Do Without Alcohol In Christchurch This Summer

Megan Zara Walsh Megan Zara Walsh - Staff Writer

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Indeed, Christchurch is a fantastic city for the boozers among us. From bars, clubs and plenty of events– we’ve got it all. But what if you actually don’t fancy a drink for a change? From immersive experiences to family-friendly activities, we’ve rounded 10 of the best alcohol-free things to do in Christchurch.

1. Escape Rooms

For one hour, 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

2. New Brighton Hot Pools

He Puna Taimoana is opened with reduced capacity. With plenty of hot pools, it offers a fantastic place to relax and recharge your batteries. We recommend going for their new luxurious sunrise soak package. Likewise, it’s one of our favourite date ideas.

📍 195 Marine Parade, New Brighton, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand

3. Lumière Cinema

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For something a little more intimate and cosy, 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

4. Hot Air Balloon Adventure

Sure, this one is a little pricey but offers the most breathtaking once-in-a-lifetime views over the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps. Sunset or sunrise are the best times to have the most scenic insta-worthy adventure. Book via Ballooning Canterbury.

📍 2136 Bealey Road, Hororata 7671, New Zealand

5. Aqualand New Zealand

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Just 20 minutes north of Christchurch, you’ll find the ultimate alcohol-free summer destination. An inflatable floating waterpark in Kaiapoi where customers can have fun with friends, family or workmates. Prices start at $25, and there are various sessions.

📍 83 Courtenay Drive, Kaiapoi 7630, New Zealand


6. Rollickin Gelato

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Summer wouldn’t be complete without some ice cream. Be sure to check out the best ice cream dishes to eat at Rollickin Gelato, and read about the greatest ice cream shops in Christchurch.

📍 Various Locations 

7. Jet Boating

Experience the thrills of jet boating on the Waimakariri River. Prepare for the captain to share knowledge on the history of the region while you take in Christchurch’s natural beauty all the while experiencing this adrenaline-pumping adventure. To book, visit the Alpine Jet Thrills website. Indeed, an unforgettable experience and one of the best things to do in Christchurch this month.

📍 Waimakariri River Regional Park, Kaiapoi, Christchurch 7630, New Zealand

8. Instagrammable Food Hunt

The foodies will adore our list of the most instagrammable foods in Christchurch. Why not check them out for yourself to see if you agree. Certainly, one of the best things to do without alcohol in Christchurch.

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9. Supa Karts

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Book a session of indoor karting which will provide some top-notch entertainment for you and your crew. Poke fun at your friends who come last on the track, and prepare for some bellyaching laughs. For bookings, visit the Supa Karts website.

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

10. Summer Picnics

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Excitingly, you could have a picnic at one of the best picnic areas in Christchurch, or head to one of the best beaches with a DIY picnic. Either way, you’ll have bundles of fun. Additionally, you could order one of the greatest shared platters as a picnic instead.

📍 Various Locations 

Enjoying Secret Christchurch? Check out 8 Of The Best South Island Summer Experiences.

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