Four great walking tracks at the Christchurch Gondola

Travel Tips

The latest tips and info about Christchurch and Hanmer Springs

Looking to try out some new walking tracks or rediscover some favourites as part of your weekend exercise? Visit the Christchurch Gondola where there are some great walks accessible from the base and summit stations!

Heard of Christchurch Attractions’ Annual Pass? Offering unlimited rides on the Tram & Gondola for a whole year, this is why purchasing one of these great-value passes is a good investment for your family.

Our Hanmer Springs Attractions drivers, guides and instructors lead our guests through some pretty crazy stuff! Ever wonder just what training they go through? The health and safety of our guests is very important to us, so this is why our team are put through thorough training prior to guiding our customers!

Looking for some activities to do with the kids that will be easy on your wallet? Check out these great ideas of free places to visit in central Christchurch!

To celebrate the re-opening of the Christchurch Gondola and Hanmer Springs Attractions on 1 July (plus our pop-up opening at Punting on the Avon between 4-25 July) we’re giving away a great family prize pack!

We’re thrilled to be re-opening the Christchurch Gondola and Hanmer Springs Attractions from Wednesday 1 July, as well as opening Punting on the Avon for a pop-up opening for the winter school holidays!

We’re excited to have the Christchurch Tram open and our iconic heritage tramcars back on the city streets!

The new city of Christchurch is a children’s wonderland: playgrounds, cool new icecream stores, incredible learning spaces and of course the Christchurch Tram is the best way to get around it all! Whether it is to fill in a day or two in the holidays, or perhaps a weekend treat, an excursion through the city is sure to delight kids of all ages.

The festive season is nearly here! We love Christmas here at Christchurch Attractions but we’re aware that the holidays can be tough financially for many families. That’s why we are supporting the Christchurch City Mission to collect donations for local families in need this Christmas.

Christmas is coming up fast, and if you’re stuck for gift ideas we’ve got some great voucher options for you to gift an experience to your loved ones! Christchurch & Hanmer Springs Attractions operate some of the most iconic activities in Christchurch and Canterbury.

What could be more peaceful than gliding down a meandering river, watching the world float by as you take in the sound of the birds singing and warmth from the sun above?  Punting on the Avon is the ideal way to sit back and enjoy as all your troubles drift away.

Looking for something different for your next conference, corporate or group event? Check out the fantastic options that Christchurch & Hanmer Springs Attractions have available for you: Christchurch Gondola – for an event with an amazing view book the Gondola for your next function.

The spring school holidays are here, and with some warmer weather on the way it’s a great time to get out and explore Christchurch! Check out these great family-friendly ideas.

With their green and white stripes and quaint lean towards the Avon River, Christchurch’s Antigua Boat Sheds is one of the city’s most recognisable buildings and has a long and interesting history!

Meet ___ the moa: the newest addition to the Christchurch Gondola’s Time Tunnel ride! Read all about our new feathered friend.

Looking for a warm and cosy spot for a romantic winter dinner date? The Christchurch Tramway Restaurant is the perfect spot!

Winter is the quietest season in the Botanic Gardens, which is perhaps unsurprising because of the cold weather. However, it is still well worth wrapping up for a visit in winter as there is plenty to see!

Looking for ideas to entertain the kids during the winter school holidays? We’ve got some great options for you at Christchurch Attractions!

Winter is the quietest season of the year at Punting on the Avon but it’s still a great time to take a punt on the river! Check out our reasons why.

Making your way to Hanmer Springs and looking for a fun new adventure? Check out our newest activity at Hanmer Springs Attractions: off road buggies!

Mums are pretty awesome, and with Mother’s Day less than a month away on Sunday 12 May we have some great ideas for you to spoil your mum!

Stuck for ideas for keeping the kids entertained during the school holidays? We’ve got some great suggestions for you at Christchurch and Hanmer Springs Attractions!

Planning your next weekend getaway to enjoy some family time, do some fun activities or have a romantic break? The Alpine Pacific Touring Route offers some fantastic things to see and do – and is only a short drive from Christchurch!

The quirky little harbour town of Lyttelton is a great spot to explore with scenic walks, cute stores and delicious food. Check out our top picks for places to see on a weekend visit!

With the annual Nostalgia Festival about to kick off we’ve got some great ideas for old-fashioned fun at Christchurch's best heritage activities!