Christchurch City has an abundance of activities and outings to offer our visitors and travellers.

Punting on the Avon River

Visit Punting On The Avon


Punting on the Avon is a must when visiting Christchurch City. Experience something truly magical during any season of the year, summer, spring, autumn or winter.

They will supply you with blankets, umbrella's and even hot water bottles, so you feel snug on our punts.

Experience life the way it should be, relaxed, tranquil and thoroughly enjoyable!





Sink back into the velvet cushions of your boat as the Edwardian punter gently glides you down the Avon River.


Our punters will provide you with some fabulous and informative history of the Avon river and its surroundings, while you relax and unwind.



Autum Punting


Romantic Punting

Grand Tour

Experience the best of Christchurch on our luxury coach for an interactive and fun guided tour of Christchurch.  Let us show you the best Christchurch has to offer: beautiful parks and gardens, quaint seaside suburbs and superb views of the city and surrounds.  Your tour also explains the plans for the re-juvenation of the city following the major earthquakes of 2010 & 2011, and also includes Christchurch’s two premium attractions – Punting on the Avon and the Caterpillar Botanic Gardens Tour.  It’s the very best way to enjoy Christchurch at the best price.

Caterpillar Botanic Granden Tour

Experience the natural beauty of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens on board our electric solar powered vehicle.  See the finest range of exotic and indigenous plants to be found anywhere in New Zealand and learn about the history of this treasured central city oasis.

Willobank Wildlife Reserve

visit Willowbank Wildlife Reserve



Willowbank Wildlife Reserve offers a fantastic and fun day out with all ages in mind.

See our famous native flightless bird the KIWI.

Experience the wonders of our indigenous Maori culture and arts.




(left) New Zealand is the natural home of the unique and fascinating New Zealand Kiwi bird which is an endangered species.

(right) Kunekune pigs. kune means ‘fat’, effectively making their name ‘fat fat pig’. Kunekune pigs can be toilet trained making them great pets.




The Maori experience is one of Song and dance and is a powerful way for individuals to express themselves, as many other cultures around the world do. The Maori experience will move and enlighten you.

Hasst Kiwi                                       Kunekune Little Piglets

Maori Experience



International Antarctic Centre

visit International Antarctic Centre



The International Antarctic Centre is Christchurch’s leading visitor attraction and has been a multiple winner and finalist in the New Zealand Tourism Awards.






Penguin feeding times are daily at 10.30am & 3.30pm. The best place to watch the feeding is from the outdoor viewing area or downstairs in the pool auditorium as the Penguins dive for their fish.






Climb aboard the amazing all terrain amphibious Antarctic vehicle - the Hagglund!
Sit back, buckle up, hold on and experience travelling across rough terrain in this unique and exciting machine! The ride simulates travelling conditions scientists experience riding in a Hagglund across the ice pack.

Antarctic Center Video

Penguins Enclosure

Hugglund Ride

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Hotel Carlton Mill
17 Bealey Avenue, Merivale
Christchurch, New Zealand
Freephone: 0800 4 CARLTON
                   (0800 422 758)

We stayed here for our holiday and was amazed at the attention to deatail in the rooms. They had everything that you needed. We look forward to our next stay.

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