Christchurch Sports & Outdoors

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  • 1. Canterbury Crusaders Rugby

    Rugby is the big team sport which is played in Jade Stadium in winter, and the Crusaders are probably the best club/regional team in the world. They have been the champions of the Super12 and Super14...

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  • 2. Rowing

    There are lots of sports you can do around Christchurch, but we weren't after anything too adventurous. Canoeing was ideal for us, because it was in the city. Nothing required (not even lifejackets,...

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  • 3. Paragliding

    I do not do paragliding but visiting friends of mine have enjoyed it very much in the Port Hills. Along the Summit Road there are several fine spots for the start, one at Castle Rock which is a very...

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  • 4. Cricket

    If the Black Caps - the national team - do not play the ninetieth test against Sri Lanka or whichever team in AMI Stadium (formerly: Jade Stadium) cricket takes place in other locations and all...

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  • 5. Tennis

    If you love tennis you can play in Hagley Park for nearly nothing. The Hagley Park Tennis Club welcomes casual players and charges only NZ$ 10. There are even some locations in Christchurch where you...

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  • 6. Hot Air Balloons

    Those colourful hot air balloons look magnificent over the green Canterbury Plains and in front of the backdrop of snow-capped or -covered mountains of the Southern Alps. The wider region of...

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  • 7. Jet Boating

    You do not have to travel as far as Queenstown if you want to go on a jetboating trip. The Waimakariri River near Christchurch is one of the not so famous NZ jetboating destinations but you can have a...

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  • 8. Golf Heaven

    I'd heard about the great golf courses in and around Christchurch and was given the number of a company who would provide the transport, equipment and a discount on the green fees. A very polite guy...

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  • 9. Horse races

    New Zealanders love horse racing and betting on horses. There are two big race courses in Christchurch with races year-round. The biggest harness and gallops...

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  • 10. Indoor Swimming Pools in Christchurch

    Several people have asked me for indoor swimming pools in Christchurch, so let me post a selection here.The best pool is at QEII (Queen Elizabeth II) Park,...

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  • 11. Jade Stadium

    Jade Stadium is home to the Canterbury Crusaders, in Christchurch. The Stadium is sponsored by JADE Software Corporation who are a New Zealand software company...

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  • 12. Football

    Football or Soccer is New Zealand's biggest sport by number of players. In my home town of Christchurch there is a large variety of options from 5 year olds...

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  • 13. 10 Pin Bowling

    10 Pin bowling is a fun way to spend part of a day and Christchurch has several options. One of these is Bowlorama in Iverson Tce off Moorhouse Ave. It has 24...

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  • 14. Mountain Biking in the Port Hills on a Hire Bike

    There is a great service for people who want to explore the Summit Road on their own, without the need to hire a car, but want to do it faster than just walking...

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  • 15. Westpac Arena

    Westpac Arena is one of the country's largest indoor sports and entertainment venues. Originally the Westpac Centre, it was built in 1998 and has hosted many...

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  • 16. Safe Cycling

    I have listed some areas where you can cycle safely in Christchurch in extra tips (most as Off the Beaten Path tips), like Mc Lean’s Park Forest, Bottle Lake...

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  • 17. Sri Chinmoy - Fun Running

    The crew at Sri Chinmoy manage runs all over the world and include Christchurch in their locations. They stage around 8 runs per year with an ultra marathon...

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  • 18. Petanque

    This French game is alive and well in the middle of Christchurch. At the old RSA Bowling Club Petanque is now played on the old bowling green converted into the...

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  • 19. Canterbury Provincial Rugby

    Christchurch is the home to the provincial rugby side (team) for Canterbury. Each Province in New Zealand fields an all-star team of the best rugby players in...

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  • 20. Jade Stadium

    For those of you who have ever followed World Rugby, I am sure the words Jade Stadium have come up on multiple occassions. Although it is now known as AMI...

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  • 21. Full Contact Chess!

    In downtown Christchurch, directly in front of the church is actually a full sized chess board, designed with grey and darker grey tiles on the ground, and...

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  • 22. Scrum Down!

    For those of you who have met me, you will likely know that I played Rugby for 10+ years until my official retirement in 2007. Going to New Zealand in general...

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  • 23. Changing face of Lancaster Park

    Lancaster Park has been the focal point of many big sporting occasions for more than 125 years. Everything from Rugby to Cricket to Athletics and League has...

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  • 24. Kite and Wind Surfing in Ferrymead

    If you are into kite-surfing and want to meet people with the same hobby there are three great places to do so: New Brighton near the pier, Sumner and...

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  • 25. Canoeing on the Avon and Sea-kayaking

    If you want to explore the Avon at your own pace you can hire a canoe or kayak at the Antigua Boatsheds. You paddle on the same stretch of the river as the...

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