Activities for a Rainy Day in Christchurch

What to Do in Christchurch When it Rains

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  • Alys847
    Dunedin, New Zealand143 contributions
    Done the trip 3 times now and this was the best one yet. What made it so good was the personal sound system with a documentary. For the first time we were able to understand all the details of the scenery and the building of the line and viaducts. The carriage we were in was smooth riding and there was virtually no rail noise. The cafe was adequate and I had some excellent coffee. The food, while somewhat limited, was enjoyable. We also had an icecream. The trip could've been made safer for us as 80-year olds, if we could have had some service at our seat rather than a wobbly walk down the train to the cafe.
    Written 23 April 2022
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  • Amanda Pope
    Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
    Good half day christchruch museum
    Good exhibitions ,and Christchruch town very good. Shelton exhibition is very good
    Written 4 May 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,442 contributions
    The International Antarctic Centre is on the outskirts of Christchurch, the largest city on New Zealand's South Island, There are lots of things to do; among the most interesting sights are the Blue Penguins. You can take a ride in the Hagglunds, which are all-terrain vehicles, used in Antartica. The International Antarctic Centre is well worth a visit; allow hal a day.
    Written 10 March 2022
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  • LynB1
    Auckland Central, New Zealand105 contributions
    Very interesting indeed - but allow plenty of time to take it all in, especially the video interviews with people affected by the quakes. We thought two hours would be plenty but they had to ask us to leave after three hours, as they were closing!
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Andrew L
    10 contributions
    Had a lovely conversation with Richard, he talked us through the history of of and around the building. The old cathedral, the use of the land prior to the construction of this one, the architectural designs their importance. Very knowledgeable host.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • 19Francis72
    New Plymouth, New Zealand77 contributions
    There s plenty of exhibits which were easily viewable. Everton was well explored and it would take more than one visit to read it all. Our daughters who are young teens loved the place and had fun exploring. Would visit again.
    Written 23 April 2022
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  • leconnol123
    22 contributions
    Loved it! The wine tasting was so so generous and we had Olivia talking us through them all with her vast knowledge of the wines and the Pegasus brand. We had a lovely walk through the garden after and then stopped in a few other Waipara vineyards. We would highly recommend this as a stop and will 100% be back!
    Written 5 January 2022
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  • Tim
    Rotorua, New Zealand3 contributions
    Awesome galleries. Well worth it. Staff great and its close to great food places. Fully recommend 2 hours plus
    Written 15 March 2022
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  • Juliea1928
    Tauranga, New Zealand71 contributions
    I have always loved the historic buildings of Christchurch and these lovely buildings have been restored and the ambience is so lovely.Right on the edge of town and accross from the botanic gardens it is a place where you can enjoy the old Christchurn but also take in the new Christchurch near by which is also modern and a credit to Christchurch
    Written 2 October 2020
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  • jmarkquinn
    Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
    This museum at Okains Bay is so remote it’s hard to believe the collection. For Americans, think of the Smithsonian collection of priceless pieces in someone’s garage, out in the country. Really, this collection should be in a National museum. The most amazing Māori collection displayed in the casual understated way, that makes it even more incredible
    Written 13 March 2022
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  • Rebecca McLean
    Christchurch, New Zealand6 contributions
    I've only been here a handful of times but every single time was special. The architecture, the seats, the atmosphere, the location. We're very lucky this was retained after the earthquakes.
    Written 24 October 2021
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  • Sus1952
    Palmerston North, New Zealand1,914 contributions
    This is an amazing library. It is so spacious and beautifully designed. I was impressed by the various activities available for children such as massive quantities of Duplo and Lego. We were fortunate to be told about the balconies on the fifth floor overlooking the cathedral. A most wonderful library.
    Written 27 February 2022
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  • MissTinkerbelle
    Christchurch, New Zealand169 contributions
    Still partway through a major renovation and strengthening following the 2010/2011 quakes so some areas are still off limits. Yet to regain it's vibrant atmosphere but making good strides. The great hall is always worth a visit.
    Written 5 January 2021
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  • SimundoW
    Auckland84 contributions
    Riccarton Mall isn't a bad place to spend a few hours. There are a good range of shops and some decent specials. I have to give special mention to the Jacqui E store, where my wife received really great service from the shop assistant during late Dec 21. She couldn't have been more attentive and helpful!
    Written 3 January 2022
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  • MBBP
    1 contribution
    Took my neice and nephew on the tandem karts as they're bother under8. They had an absolute ball! Staff were really attentive and a good safety focus whilst remaining fun!
    Written 28 April 2021
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