A Student's Guide to Christchurch

Aug 01, 2019
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Need the insights into Christchurch? For all you need to know about every thing there is to explore and discover in this beautiful South Island city, I am your go-to girl Nickyy. So what is on offer?

 

The South Island is renowned for its beautiful scenery and of course its laid back South Island culture. With an endless supply of off-the-beaten-track pubs, you’ll never be without a drink or a view in the mighty south!

 

Events

You can't miss the rugby at the AMI Stadium; the Crusaders will definitely put on a show for you. The atmosphere at these games is just insane. Whether you’re all about the goals, or just there for a good time with a bunch of mates, the rugby is for everyone!

 

Activities

You will never get bored in and around Christchurch. Jump on the water with a kayak or canoe and paddle down the Avon River to get a close view of the beautiful Botanic Gardens. If you’ve worked up an appetite after that, there are plenty of delicious cafes and restaurants.


The Port Hills are a must-visit, also known as the only hill in Christchurch, the views include Christchurch city, Lyttelton and Corsair Bay. You can also pop to the Lyttelton market on a Saturday to get a bit of breakfast and have a walk around the harbour where all the ferries leave for Diamond Harbour. 


Akaroa is just a stone’s throw away from Christchurch with some more incredible views and the best mini golf course there is. If you love heights there is always the Gondola or a zip-line at Christchurch Adventure Park.


If you love slaying the slopes, Mt Hutt is only a couple of hours away so it's great for a day trip. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, there is always The Remarkables and Coronet Peak, which are only five hours away - it's the perfect place to get-away for the weekend and enjoy beautiful Queenstown and Wanaka.