If you are looking for things to do in Christchurch, you won’t be disappointed. Whatever your interests or tastes, you will be able to pack a few days, a week, a month, or even longer with fantastic visitor attractions and things to do. In fact, many of us residents are still making our way through all the brilliant things to do right here in our home city, Christchurch.
So, let’s get on with the list of things to do near Amore Motor Lodge.
If you love nature and being outdoors, our Botanic Gardens is one of the best things to do on your visit to Christchurch, NZ. Whatever time of year you visit, you will find a wide selection of native plants that makeup a living collection of New Zealand wildlife, showcasing what the country has to offer. There are also flora and fauna from around the world.
For fun things to do in Christchurch, you won’t get much better than the Christchurch Gondola. It is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. During the ride, you will enjoy stunning 360-degree views across the city and beyond.
Take a drive 15 minutes from Amore Motor Lodge, and you will get to the unforgettable International Antarctic Centre. It harnesses the Antarctic spirit of adventure while also explaining more about the history and environment through a range of interactive experiences. It is suitable for all ages and is well worth the trip.
The Fox and Ferret is a gastropub that serves delicious food and the best drinks from New Zealand and around the world. Whether you want to sip a pint of Guinness over a stone grilled rump steak or enjoy a glass of NZ white wine with a pizza, you’ll love this brilliant pub. Plus, it’s only a few hundred metres from Amore Motor Lodge, so you can leave the car here and walk!
If you are looking for some retail therapy on your trip to Riccarton in Christchurch, the Westfield is the place to go. Fashion retailers, sports and leisure, fresh food –you’ll find it all right here under one roof.
For some Christchurch history, take a walk over to Riccarton House and Bush. It is only five minutes from Amore Motor Lodge and features two historic buildings set in a 12-hectare reserve. Guided tours of the house are available, and you can explore the bush and house grounds.
If you are here on a Saturday, Christchurch Farmers’ Market is worth a visit. There’s a huge range of stalls, great food, and it’s only five minutes from Amore Motor Lodge on foot.
Okay, you’ll need to drive a bit further for this one (about 90 minutes), but it’s one of the best things to do in Christchurch, so it makes our list. The experiences include swimming with dolphins, Akaroa Harbour nature cruise, Quail Island adventures, Ripapa Island, and more.