Christchurch and Canterbury can claim to offer more activities, attractions and scenic variation in close proximity than anywhere else in the world.

One of the very special features of Christchurch is that you can be enjoying the surf and sand at the beaches from Brighton to Sumner in the morning, and playing in the snow in the afternoon. You can even travel from the East Coast to the West Coast in less than a day, seeing an impressive variety of spectacular scenery en route!

Our team at Christchurch TOP 10 are always happy to help advise you on ideas and activities and assist with making any holiday bookings you may require. Feel free to ask at reception or when you make your accommodation booking online.

As a starting point, this list covers some of the many things you can do from your base at Christchurch TOP 10.

Around 15 minutes drive

Around 30 minutes drive

  • Gondola - ride the gondola up the Port Hills and enjoy the view of Banks Peninsula and Christchurch from the restaurants, plus discover the volcanic history of the region
  • Ferrymead Historic Park - ride the steam train and get a taste for life in early Christchurch
  • Riccarton Race Course (Gallops)
  • Surfing and swimming at Sumner Beach or Taylors Mistake - Christchurch has great beaches for the whole family to enjoy

Within 60 minutes drive

90 - 120 minutes drive