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Opuke Thermal Pools: 2-Hour Discovery Pools Session

1. Opuke Thermal Pools: 2-Hour Discovery Pools Session

Take a relaxing escape from it all at Opuke Thermal Pools and Spa. Opuke is the newest wellness destination in Methven Canterbury, just an hour out of Christchurch City. The tranquil surroundings of Methven and the majestic foothills of the Southern Alps provide an ideal backdrop for a rejuvenating retreat into nature. The Discovery Pools are the ideal environment to cater for all, whether you’re wanting to sit back in the hot pools and soak in the magnificent views or release your inner child and have some fun. Discover the Aqua Play Zone including a 'crazy river' and 'leap of faith' plunge pool. You can also take refuge and explore the starlit caves, where you never know what you’ll find. The facility uses natural resources to minimise its footprint and delivers world-class spa treatments that uniquely meld Maoritanga and modern methods. Surrounded by the sights and sounds of the majestic landscapes and flowing water, a bathing spa experience with Opuke will leave you feeling completely renewed.

Christchurch: Gondola Ride

2. Christchurch: Gondola Ride

Take a ride on the Christchurch Gondola to see the beautiful Alpine scenery surrounding Christchurch city and suburbs. The gondola ride is 10-minutes each way at normal speed and each cable car stops to allow you to board and disembark safely.  Marvel at the Southern Alps to the west, and the Kaikoura Mountains to the north. To the south lies the beautiful harbor of Christchurch, and to the east is the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy 360-degree views of the plains, mountains, city, and harbor from the glass-enclosed gondola. At the summit, you can browse the souvenir shop or visit the cafe. Experience authentic Kiwi flavors as you take in the spectacular views. If you are feeling more energetic, explore one of the many walking trails like the hike to the Crater Rim. Travel back in time at the Time Tunnel experience to learn about the development of the region. The automated ride is a definite highlight with children and adults alike!

Christchurch International Antarctic Center Entry Tickets

3. Christchurch International Antarctic Center Entry Tickets

Embark on a journey through Antarctica without leaving Christchurch. Visit one of New Zealand's best tourist attractions, the International Antarctic Center. Visitors of all ages will enjoy an interactive, fun and exciting experience of Antarctica. Experience snow and ice, an Antarctic storm, take the polar plunge ice water challenge, learn about life in modern modern-day Antarctica and Scott Base, and hang out with Little Blue Penguins. Try the famously exciting Hagglund ride and an awesome simulated 4D cruise Ice Voyage. The entry ticket is the closest way to experience Antarctica, without mounting your own expedition. You can also enjoy a personalized commentary on your journey to Antarctica with an audio guide tour available in English, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Thai, German, French, and Spanish.

Ōpuke Thermal Pools: Adults-Only Entry with Swim Up Bar

4. Ōpuke Thermal Pools: Adults-Only Entry with Swim Up Bar

Enjoy a relaxing escape from it all at Opuke Thermal Pools and Spa with this entry ticket. Visit the newest wellness destination in Methven Canterbury, take in the tranquil surroundings of Methven, and marvel at the vistas of rolling hills. Enter Tranquility Pools to enjoy your premium adult-exclusive experience. Pick up your complimentary robe and towel and head to one of the solar-powered pools overlooking the Southern Alps. Indulge yourself at the swim-up bar and order a snack or a drink. If you wish, head to the Discovery Pools as well, which are open to families.

Christchurch: Orana Wildlife Park Admission

5. Christchurch: Orana Wildlife Park Admission

Experience the ultimate animal adventure at Orana Wildlife Park. Set in 80 hectares, within 15 minutes drive of Christchurch airport, Orana is New Zealand’s only open-range zoo. Discover over 400 animals, representing more than 70 species. Arrive at the park from 10 AM in the morning. Regular animal feed presentations occur daily, commencing at 10:45 AM, and are accompanied by a presentation from a wildlife guide. It is recommended to arrive at the park early and follow the presentation schedule which will lead you around the entire zoo. As you explore the grounds, enjoy a range of amazing wildlife experiences including hand-feeding the giraffes and meeting rhino up close. Stroll through the aviaries to observe kiwi, and other stunning native birds including kakariki, whio, tui, and mischievous kea. See a range of native reptiles and meet friendly domestic animals in the Farmyard area. Also, enjoy the antics of gorillas, tigers, cheetah, Tasmanian devils, monkeys, meerkats, and more. Either ride through the park on the complimentary Safari Shuttle, join a guided walkabout tour, and/or meander around the park at your own leisure. The park contains a children’s adventure playground, 2 large picnic areas, a café, and a wildlife-themed gift shop for you to explore at your own pace.

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Day Entry Ticket

6. Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Day Entry Ticket

Get up close and personal with New Zealand native wildlife at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. The wildlife park and nature reserve is located 5 minutes drive from Christchurch Airport and 20 minutes drive from Christchurch CBD. Set in a natural environment with a great variety of wildlife species, Willowbank is suitable for all ages. Learn about New Zealand's endangered wildlife and Willowbank's continuing involvement in conservation. Walk through the massive kea enclosure to meet the worlds only alpine parrot, check out the world's only living dinosaur (tuatara), one of the rarest birds in the world (takahe) and a rare bush parrot (kaka). Be sure to visit the specially constructed viewing facility where you are guaranteed to see kiwi with no glass to hinder your view! Relax at the onsite cafe and bar, before, during or after exploring the reserve. Take a break overlooking the deer paddock. During winter, enjoy the ambience of the roaring open fire! 

CHC Christchurch International Airport: Manaia Lounge Access

7. CHC Christchurch International Airport: Manaia Lounge Access

Avoid the crowds and chaos of the public departure lounge and relax in style before your flight from Christchurch Airport. Enjoy a 3-hour stay and make yourself comfortable in a premium lounge located on Level 1, Departures Area of the International Terminal, opposite Gate 29. In the lounge which features an ultra-modern design, enjoy the opportunity to unwind before your flight and relax on the comfortable seating as you watch the TV, or read one of the available newspapers or magazines. You can also make use of the lounge's unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi, and dine on an array of freshly prepared seasonal food as well as drinks from a fully serviced bar.

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What people are saying about Canterbury, New Zealand

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 117 reviews

It was an amazing day, the animals looked really well and the state of the park was excellent, don’t forget the sunscreen and go with comfortable shoes because you are going to walk for a couple of hours. The talks about the animals are really interesting and is worth to take the time to listen to them. I definitely recommend the place

Excellent vantage point with a little history of Christchurch. The coffee is very good and the staff takes great care of people with reduced mobility. Remember to arrive before opening

Great experience especially with spectacular view on the top❤️we were lucky with the weather. Well organised. Will definitely recommend to others .

We got to see Kiwis! The feedings were fun and informative and the keepers knowledgeable.

Experience was great. Would recommend to anyone who visits the Christchurch area.