The scenic drive from Christchurch to Akaroa, New Zealand
18 Aug 2020

The Scenic Drive from Christchurch to Akaroa

One of the best day trips from Christchurch involves a scenic drive through Banks Peninsula to Akaroa, an old town with a strong French influence. I won’t be talking much about Akaroa here (I’ve written heaps about it already) – the drive there requires a post of its own! Keep

02 Aug 2020

19 of the Best Things to Do in Christchurch: Beaches, Walks and the City Centre

A visit to Christchurch will likely never be the most memorable part of your trip to New Zealand. You’ll almost definitely end up there at some point on your travels around the South Island though, and there are plenty of fun things to do in Christchurch including some nice beaches,

Avon River, Christchurch, New Zealand
28 Jul 2020

Walking by the Avon River, Christchurch

One of the best things to do in Christchurch is free and easy to do – a walk by the Avon River! The Avon River winds its way through the heart of Christchurch and there is heaps to see along the way, including the Antigua Boat Sheds, the Christchurch Botanic

Little High Eatery
20 Jul 2020

Little High Eatery: A Cool Place to Eat in Christchurch

If you’re planning a trip to New Zealand’s South Island, chances are you won’t be spending that much time in the big cities (well, big cities for NZ, they’re still pretty small). You will pass through places like Christchurch, Dunedin (which is actually really great) and Nelson though, which gives

06 Jul 2020

Governors Bay and Diamond Harbour, Christchurch

If you’re looking for a fun, easy and very scenic day out from Christchurch I highly recommend the drive out to Governors Bay and Diamond Harbour. These two places, and some spots in between, are ideal for pretty much anyone and it makes for a far easier alternative to driving

20 May 2020

Riccarton House / Bush, Christchurch

Venturing out into the suburbs of Christchurch isn’t always the best idea (mainly because there isn’t much to see and do), but Riccarton is a little different. Most people are drawn there by the massive mall, but just around the corner sits Riccarton House and Deans Cottage, bordered by one

15 May 2020

Lyttleton, Corsair Bay and Cass Bay, Christchurch

If you’re looking to escape the city for an easy seaside trip, the journey out to Lyttleton, Corsair Bay and Cass Bay is a great idea. You’ll find some nice coastal views, easy walking tracks and some nice bars and cafes (in Lyttleton at least). You can also keep going

New Regent Street, Christchuch, New Zealand
07 Oct 2019

New Regent Street, Christchurch

One of my favourite South Island streets is conveniently located right in the centre of Christchurch. What makes it such a cool street? Well, it’s extremely photogenic (how can you not be impressed with the colourful little shop houses), has a tram that occasionally rumbles through it and there are

10 Sep 2019

Tumbledown Bay and Te Oka Bay, Banks Peninsula

The most famous spot on Banks Peninsula is surely Akaroa, but did you know there’s a great beach and stunning coastal views on the southern side of the Peninsula? Tumbledown Bay (and Te Oka Bay, which is right next door) is a bit of a detour from the main Christchurch

27 Nov 2018

The Christchurch Gondola: Awesome Harbour and City Views!

We’ve always been fascinated with cable cars. Riding a cable car / gondola / funicular is a great chance to see a place from a whole new perspective. On our recent trip to Christchurch we took a ride on the Christchurch Gondola. The central city is known for its flat