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The latest tips and info about Christchurch and Hanmer Springs

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!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Stuck for ideas about how to treat your special someone? We’ve got some great ideas for spending Valentine’s Day in Christchurch.

There is no better place to be in Christchurch than in the beautiful Botanic Gardens on a sunny day! Check out our must-see tips for the gardens over summer.

Are you visiting Christchurch Attractions this summer? Check out our top tips to make your visit as easy as possible: Christchurch Tram – did you know Tram tickets are valid for one calendar day?

With the South Island Wine and Food Festival about to kick off in Christchurch we thought it was the perfect time to showcase some fab New Zealand wines from our Tramway Restaurant beverage list!

The immaculately-restored heritage tramcars that run through the streets of central Christchurch have become icons of the city over the past 20 years, but did you ever wonder where they come from?

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.

Bungy jumping is a must-do activity in New Zealand: whether you’re an NZ local or a visitor it’s well worth getting your adrenaline high in the country where commercial bungy jumping began!

In light of Halloween we’re sharing our Christchurch Gondola ghost stories! Opened in 1992 as the Mt Cavendish Gondola, the Gondola has been a favourite family activity for over 25 years.

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 first long weekend after winter is nearly here! If you’re looking for things to do in Christchurch over Labour Weekend, grab your Tram & Gondola Annual Pass or a Tram ticket and jump on board the heritage trams.

Been to Christchurch’s Botanic Gardens lately? There are so many things to see and lots of popular spots but many other features that aren’t as well-known.

Our Park Punting site is teeming with feathered friends! Everyone loves feeding ducks, so why not pop down with the kids during the school holidays to feed the cute resident Avon River ducks?

Hanmer Springs offers stunning scenery and a change of pace only 90 minutes’ drive from Christchurch – no wonder it’s a favourite getaway choice for Christchurch families!

There are plenty of new restaurants popping up all over Christchurch at the moment, so it can be a bit overwhelming trying to choose one for a special occasion.

The best things about spring in Christchurch The Botanic Gardens are in bloom You know spring is here when the beautiful Daffodil Woodland starts flowering and is filled with locals and tourists taking plenty of photo shots amongst the daffodils.

The Garden City is getting better and better with new fashion retail stores, bars, and restaurants opening up. The latest fashion will be on the streets of Christchurch after the opening of the new H&M store in Cashel St.