Attractions

  • Orana Wildlife Park

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

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

    Imagine hand feeding a majestic giraffeeye balling the magnificent white rhinomeeting New Zealand’s national icon, the kiwi or travelling through the Lion 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!

    The Park is home to New Zealand's only gorillas.

  • Clearwater Golf Course

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

    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 .

    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 .

    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 .

    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 .

    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 .

    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.