Below is a list of attractions, activities, and things to do in Christchurch all with easy access from Arcadia Motel.
Soar suspended above the suburbs as the birds fly beneath your cabin. The Christchurch Gondola whisks you nearly a kilometre to the crater rim. To the west, the Southern Alps seem close in the clear pure air and to the east, the ocean and the sky stretch as far as the eye can see.
Experience the Time Tunnel, a dramatic reconstruction of the history of the Port Hills and Christchurch. Watch subterranean forces unleash molten magma to rip the rocks apart. See life-size dioramas of the early voyagers, Polynesian and then the European, making landfall after months of travel.
The Tannery boutique shopping centre has a range of exciting and unique shops, housed in an amazing architectural shopping destination. The Tannery is the place for individuals to shop, people who love quality, like to make ethical purchases, and want to support local crafts and artisans. It is a hub of creativity and hospitality, retail, craft and entertainment. Covering fashion, gifts, homewares, crafts, dining, and health and beauty, there is something for everyone.
The Woolston Club is a multi-functional entertainment centre. A sporting platform for everything from bowls to boxing, a music venue for Christchurch's artists and bands, an entertainment complex for shows from across Australasia, a place to dine with family and friends in the Whitford's café, bar and restaurant, and a conference centre.
Originally founded as The Woolston Working Man's Club in 1952, the Woolston Club boasts a proud, resilient history as the hub for entertainment and leisure in the Eastern Suburbs of Christchurch.
Cruise on out and enjoy the fantastic food, boutique fashion, surf specialty, world cuisine, vintage and antiques, deli delights, movies, art and craft, health specialists and so much more...
He Puna Taimoana
Relax and unwind at He Puna Taimoana, heated pools with stunning beachside views. There are five different pools at five different temperatures, each designed to create its own unique experience. There is also a separate plunge pool, on-site café and other amenities to help make your stay as enjoyable as possible. He Puna Taimoana is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and explore the New Brighton neighbourhood.
Ferrymead Heritage Park
Ferrymead Park features an early 1900s (Edwardian) township and the park has a variety of restored cottages plus a school house, church and businesses which reflect the period and allow visitors to experience life for the early residents of Christchurch including the smell of a coal range and the sounds of a tram rattling past the door.
Christchurch's only ice skating facility: international ice floor, public sessions, ice sports including speed, figure and hockey; learn to skate, heated, licensed café, games room, skate shop, birthday parties, private hire.
Caddyshack Mini Golf
Caddyshack Christchurch is the ultimate mini golf experience. Play through volcanoes and mountain streams, avoid obstacles in logging sawmills, rise high up gondolas, creep through a cemetery, and advance through castle ramparts and gates. Navigate between boats, planes, a space shuttle or simply admire the detail and workmanship of the many scaled model themes.
New Brighton Beach
Surf, spot birdlife, walk across wild sand dunes and shop for handmade goods at a weekly market at this sandy beach and coastal suburb. The beach boasts about 18 kilometres (11 miles) of golden sand, stretching from the mouth of the Waimakariri River to South Spit.