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4WD and Jet Boat Adventure from Christchurch
"Your day will begin with a pickup from your hotel lobby. At approximately 8:30am your exciting adventure will start. Enjoy a scenic drive from Christchurch with commentary by your informative and entertaining Kiwi guide.Four-wheel drive on a work where you will see spectacular scenery from the High Country over the Canterbury Plains. After this get your adrenaline pumping with a 45-minute jet boat ride on the mighty Waimakariri River including all the thrills and spins on the Hamilton Jet.Enjoy a Kiwi style BBQ lunch and after lunch you will be transferred you back to your Christchurch accommodation. This is a fantastic day for those wanting to get out of the city for just over half a day.""""Join this tour to experience this exciting 4WD and jet boat package. Enjoy a scenic 4WD adventure in the High Country of Canterbury as well as a thrilling 45-minute jet boat ride. With a delicious BBQ lunch included you are sure to have a blast. You’ll be delivered back to your Christchurch accommodation mid-afternoon."
From NZD279.00
 
Full-Day Alpine Safari 4WD tour including TranzAlpine Train from Christchurch
Your day will begin with a pickup from your Christchurch accommodation in one of our purpose built land cruises. From there you will be taken into the High Country where you can enjoy a 2-hour off-road adventure on a working sheep and cattle station. Take"""The Alpine Safari Tour is an all-inclusive full-day tour which includes a scenic four-wheel drive adventure a thrilling jet boat ride a short nature walk a Kiwi style barbecue lunch and a return journey from Arthurs Pass to Christchurch on the world famous TranzAlpine Train."title=Highlights&1=Full-day+adventure+by+4WD%2C+boat+and+train&2=Ride+across+a+working+sheep+and+cattle+station&3=Explore+the+rugged+landscape+of+New+Zealand%27s+South+Island&4=Cruise+the+Waimakariri+River&5=Take+the+famous+TranzAlpine+train+through+the+m
From NZD429.00
 
Full-Day Kaikoura Tour from Christchurch
"This full-day tour includes a scenic drive from Christchurch over the Canterbury Plains before arriving in Kaikoura. Once in Kaikoura make your way to a lookout to enjoy the breath-taking views. Next make your way around to a seal colony before heading into Kaikoura for some free time to explore and maybe have some lunch. Then board a modern catamaran for an exciting whale watch tour. This tour offers up-close encounters with the giant sperm pods of dusky dolphins and endangered wandering albatross.On the return journey to Christchurch you have the opportunity to stop and enjoy a wine tasting from a local vineyard. A perfect way to end a fantastic day.""""Leave the city behind and come on a scenic 4WD journey over the Canterbury Plains. This tour is sure to suit everyone with an included whale watch tour on a modern catamaran
From NZD320.00

More Nightlife in Christchurch

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The Tap Room

Although I am not known for my partying ways now that I have reached my 30's, I do on occassion have the opportunity to sample a few decent adult beverages. One of the places I did sample such...
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Ministry

The Ministry has now gone! Building was ruined on or about 22 Feb 2011 and has since been demolished. Ministry, located in Lichfield St, has been at the forefront of the nightclub scene for quite some...
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North of the Square on Colombo St

North of the Square and over the River is a small area with many restaurants and cafes. There is a good assortment of styles, flavours and ethnicities so should be somewhere that you like to stop and...
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Base

Located in Struthers Lane (in the back streets off Lichfield & Manchester), Base is a very good spot to do some clubbing. Open until the wee hours you can normally expect a big night out at Base. At...
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Eye Spy

Located on Lichfield St near the corner of Colombo, Eye Spy is one of the better places to hang out if you are into the Dance House scene. With live DJs mixing until late Eye Spy is a good spot for a...
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Civic

The Civic is located in the heart of Christchurch, incorporating Zinc bar, the Green Chamber (small function room) and The Civic Chamber. The front bar, Zinc, holds 200 people, and can be completely...
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Liquidity

Located on the Strip on Oxford Tce, Liqudity is an okay place to go for a big night out. Liquidity is a restaurant by day and house club by night. It has a good atmosphere and is well designed...
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The Strip

The later the night the livelier The Strip gets. Nearly all restaurants on Oxford Terrace along the Avon River have bar service, loud music and dancing. So you could tick most of the "Appropriate...
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Sticky Fingers

This place was absolutely fabulous both nights I hung out there! The first time I was there on a weekend, and it was packed with all sorts of locals and tourists. The second time it was a week night,...
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Bard on Avon

The Bard is an old English style pub serving a wide range of ales, stouts and beers with a few meal options including bangers & mash. There are plenty of tap beers including my poison - Monteiths...
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The Strip (all the bars along Oxford Terrace).

Don' t go clubbing on any day except Friday and Saturday (or else there will be no one else dancing except for you). And, also, the clubs don't really get going until after 11pm (if you're there for a...
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THIS IS KAIKOURA. IT IS ABOUT...

THIS IS KAIKOURA. IT IS ABOUT A 5 HOUR DRIVE FROM CHRISTCHURCH. THIS IS THE MAIN SPOT TO GO TO IN NZ IF YOU WANT TO SWIM WITH THE DOLPHINS OR HANG OUT WITH THE WHALES. CAN BE PRICEY, BUT WELL WORTH IT...
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SOL Square

If I found the photo I had taken on a night outing, I could even show you how SOL Square looks like... (I suspect it is on an external hard drive, and surely on the one which is downstairs at the...
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From the Arts Centre to different locations

Update March 2011The Court Jesters who perform the fabulous Scared Scriptless show are back. They had a break after the February earthquake, as the Court Theatre at the Arts Centre has been damaged...
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Top Hotels in Christchurch

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449 Memorial Ave, (formerly Quality Hotel), Christchurch, Christchurch-Canterbury, 1409, New Zealand
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28 - 30 Cathedral Square, Christchurch, Christchurch-Canterbury, 8001, New Zealand
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50 Park Terrace, Christchurch, Christchurch-Canterbury, 8001, New Zealand
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45 Roydvale Ave, Christchurch, Christchurch-Canterbury, 8004, New Zealand
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863 Colombo Street, Christchurch, Christchurch-Canterbury, New Zealand
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42 Papanui Road, Christchurch, Christchurch-Canterbury, New Zealand
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Top Things to Do in Christchurch

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City Center

I was rather taken with this cone - I think they call it the Chalice - and was surprised to see it there in the Square still in March 2015. I hadn't expected it to survive the quake (maybe it's been...
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The Christchurch botanical gardens

Beautiful gardens and spaces. A safe place during the earthquake. Free summer concerts on Sundays. Punt along the river. See my travel guide on New Zealand and photo albums. Don't forget to visit the...
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International Antarctic Centre

The Snow Storm room at the International Antarctic Centre is a well sealed safe environment with real snow. The temperature is set at -4C but at pre-determined times during the day a 'storm' occurs...
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Christchurch Gondola

The Gondola had been closed after the earthquake on 22 February 2011 - not because of structural damage but because of flooding at the summit station. Now everything is ok again, some pillars have...
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Punting the Avon River

The tours from the Antigua Boatsheds – called Punting in the Park – are not the only option for such guided boat trips on the Avon. Other tours start at the Worcester Boulevard bridge (beside the...
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Sumner

Earthquake update June 2010 Sumner has been hard hit by the February earthquake, and again on 13 June. The areas on top and at the bottom of the cliffs have either crumbled, with a house finally...
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"Shaken but not beaten: A city rising from ruins"
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"My Home - The (Shakey) Garden City"
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"Over Looking Lyttelton Harbour"
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"Charming Christchurch"
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"My winter holiday in summer"
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