Attractions

  • Orana Wildlife Park

    Address:
    793 McLeans Island Road, McLeans Island, Christchurch, New Zealand .

    https://www.oranawildlifepark.co.nz/

    Set in 80 hectares within 15 minutes’ drive from Northwood Motor Lodge, Orana Wildlife Park provides the ultimate animal adventure. We get you up close and personal with the animals.

    Imagine hand feeding a majestic giraffe, eye balling the magnificent white rhino meeting New Zealand's national icon, the kiwi or travelling through the Lion's reserve!

    Orana is internationally renowned for its involvement in zoo-based breeding programmes for endangered exotic and native species. When you visit, you are supporting our conservation work.

    There is something to entertain people of all ages, for the entire day, at Orana Wildlife Park!

  • Clearwater Golf Course

    Address:
    Clearwater Avenue, Northwood, Christchurch, New Zealand .

    https://www.clearwatergolf.co.nz/

    A ten minute walk away or five minute drive from Northwood Motor Lodge

    With its glistening spring-fed lakes, Clearwater lives up to its name, providing a lush oasis that offers a golfing escape and a change of pace that few destinations can match.

    The Clearwater 18 hole Golf Course has proven itself as a venue for international professional golf over 13 consecutive years, yet it offers a rewarding experience to all visitors from the six tee choices.

     

  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

    Address:
    60 Hussey Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand .

    https://www.willowbank.co.nz/

    Just 5 minutes drive from Northwood Motor Lodge!

    Close encounters of the ‘wildlife kind’ are a Willowbank trademark. Meet New Zealand’s Big 5 with the Kiwi, the cheeky Kea, the ancient Tuatara, our bush parrot the Kaka and the very rare Takahe. Feed the wild eels and make friends with the livestock breeds unique to New Zealand. Listen to the kiwi as it forages by your feet.

  • He Puna Taimoana

    Address:
    195 Marine Parade, New Brighton, Christchurch, New Zealand .

    https://www.hepunataimoana.co.nz/

    A twenty minute drive from Northwood Motor Lodge.

    At He Puna Taimoana you can enjoy stunning ocean views while soaking in one of the five luxurious hot pools. Plus, relax and recover in the plunge pool, steam room and experience beachside views from the sauna.

  • International Antarctic Centre

    Address:
    38 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand .

    https://www.iceberg.co.nz/

    Located at Christchurch Airport, the International Antarctic Centre has become renowned as one of New Zealand’s most diverse and dynamic tourist attractions. The range of interactive experiences provide fun, education and excitement for visitors of all ages.

    Visitors can experience real snow and ice and survive an indoor Antarctic storm. Learn about life at Scott Base and see what it takes to work on the ice. Spend time with little blue penguins and get close up to a husky. There’s also the exciting Hägglund Field Trip, an awesome 4D Theatre, a massive HD screen and lots, lots more.

  • Christchurch Tram

    Address:
    Cathedral Junction Worcester Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand .

    https://www.cathedraljunction.co.nz/christchurch-tram-tour

    The Christchurch Trams offer a unique experience combining history and sightseeing. Family-friendly and ideal for locals and visitors alike, the beautifully-restored heritage trams are one of the city’s best loved attractions – and don’t forget kids go free!

    There are all-day hop-on hop-off tickets that allow you to visit the central city sights at your leisure and our friendly and knowledgeable drivers will keep you updated about the latest city changes in their informative live commentaries.

    There is also a tram restaurant operating in the evenings.

  • Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

    Address:
    Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū Montreal Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand .

    https://christchurchartgallery.org.nz/

    The Christchurch Art Gallery has something for everyone. The art on display ranges from old masters to modern art. The Art Gallery also runs regular events including talks, museum tours and film evenings.

  • Air Force Museum

    Address:
    45 Harvard Avenue, Wigram, Christchurch, New Zealand .

    https://www.airforcemuseum.co.nz/

    The museum is designed to be as equally suitable for families with young children as for the aircraft enthusiasts. It's free admission for all and open every day (except Christmas) from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

    If you're interested in aviation history or the lore and legends of the RNZAF and the ANZAC's (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps), you will love the opportunity to experience it from the unique perspective of Kiwi pilots and ground crew.

    This museum is about 15 minutes from Northwood Motor Lodge.

  • Lake Roto Kohatu

    Address:
    Sawyers Arms Road, Bishopdale, Christchurch, New Zealand .

    https://ccc.govt.nz/parks-and-gardens/explore-parks/plains-and-wetlands/roto-kohatu

    A great place for swimming, canoeing and having a picnic.  These lakes are in walking distance from Northwood Motor Lodge.  There is a walking track that goes through the Groynes Reserve, past Clearwater golf course and onto Lake Roto Kohatu.

  • Ko Tane Maori Experience

    Address:
    60 Hussey Road, Northwood, Christchurch, New Zealand .

    https://www.kotane.co.nz/

    Just a 5 minute drive from Northwood Motor Lodge.

    Ko Tāne is an interactive Māori cultural experience that provides a look into our country's history from the past to the present day in a fun and informative experience.

    Ko Tane is an evening programme set at Willowbank Wildlife Park.

  • Christchurch Adrenalin Forest

    Address:
    105 Heyders Road, Spencerville, Christchurch, New Zealand .

    http://christchurch@adrenalin-forest.co.nz

    Challenge yourself physically and emotionally amidst the treetops in nature’s green setting for a day of fun in New Zealand’s majestic outdoors. Test your fitness, dexterity and daring — from 1 meter above the ground to 20 meters high in the canopy.

  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens

    Address:
    Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand .

    https://ccc.govt.nz/parks-and-gardens/christchurch-botanic-gardens

    A feast for the senses. Lose yourself in this remarkable and expansive environment of trees, blooms, artworks and stunning views. There are no less than six remarkable conservatories profiling different climate zones. And there is even a huge paddling pool for the kids. Free entry.

  • Antigua Boat Sheds

    Address:
    2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand .

    https://boatsheds.co.nz/

    The Boat Sheds continues in its original 1882 function, offering a range of boats for hire for both small and large groups, couples, and families. Enjoy an Avon River adventure on one of our single or double kayaks, paddle and row boats or Canadian canoes. Off the water and on a bike, you can embark on an urban adventure – discover the city or explore nearby Hagley Park.

     

  • Quake City

    Address:
    299 Durham Street North, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand .

    https://quakecity.co.nz/

    This special exhibition is packed with interesting displays and interactives for all ages. Hear from those who lived through the earthquakes and those who came to help.

    Learn about the science behind the quakes and with the help of a hands-on interactive understand the phenomenon of liquefaction. Suitable for visitors of all ages.

  • Christchurch Transitional Cathedral

    Address:
    234 Hereford Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand .

    https://www.cardboardcathedral.org.nz/

    This fascinating church is made of cardboard!

  • Christchurch Adventure Park

    Address:
    225 Worsleys Road, Cracroft, Christchurch, New Zealand .

    https://christchurchadventurepark.com/

    Your base for epic mountain bike, zipline & sightseeing adventures as well as chilled out down-time in Christchurch’s Port Hills. Race through the valley on the dual zipline tour. Take in the stunning views from the chairlift or walking track. Be totally stoked out by the stunning machine and hand-built mountain bike trails or just chill out on the large deck of our Adventure Park Café nestled in the Pine forest. The Adventure Park experience is yours for the making and we can't wait to share it with you.

  • Christchurch Gondola

    Address:
    10 Bridle Path Road, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch, New Zealand .

    https://www.christchurchattractions.nz/christchurch_gondola/

    An unmissable Christchurch experience, the Gondola offers stunning unique views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour and beyond from our summit station situated atop the Port Hills. A great family-friendly spot to explore for locals and visitors, a visit to the Gondola is a must-do activity.

    Take in the spectacular 360-degree views and see Christchurch from a different perspective: gaze at the snow-capped Southern Alps, sprawling Canterbury Plains and the sparkling waters of Pegasus Bay and the Pacific Ocean.