Explore the city Easy on the Pocket

Christchurch is a great city to find free things to do. From the street art murals in the CBD, to artisan markets, or even settle in for a picnic & use the Free BBQs in any number of the cities parks, you can find a million & one free things to do in Christchurch on any given day. 

Here are our top free activities that are "Easy on the Pocket". 

Grab a bike

Spark Bikes are located in five spots around the city! These awesome bikes can be rented and enjoyed - the great news is the first 30 minutes are free! Discover more.

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Explore the Gardens

The Christchurch Botanic Gardens are a great spot to get a hit of vibrant flora all year round. Head to the growing houses- Cunningham house is our top pick for amazing photos. 

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Discover creative hangouts

With the city in a constant state of evolution there are so many awesome Gap Fillers to hang out at. From classic Ping Pong to the Street Arcade there is something for everyone. 

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Wander a Market

From Farmers Markets to Shabby Chic - there is a market for everyone in the city. Spend your weekend strolling the stalls and enjoying the energetic buzz. 

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Gaze at Street Art

Street Art in Christchurch is incredible- grab your friends and head on a Street Art walking tour around the city - here are our top picks

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Inhale the salt air

Head to the beach for sunrise - or go for a walk and feel the sand between your toes! A great way to blow out those cobwebs all year round. Check out our top beaches in the city to explore.  

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Get Creative

Grab a pen and paper and be inspired by the scenery around us! From the Botanic Gardens to the Port Hills there is inspiration all around us for sketching.. 

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BBQ in a Park

Fancy a BBQ? Head to one of the many parks around the city that have BBQs. Barnett, Scarborough and the Groynes (to name just a few) are top spots to chill with friends and family whilst cooking a sausage in bread or something a little more gourmet!

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Head to the hills

Work up a sweat by heading to the hills and explore the tracks. Here are our top five hill walks to explore.

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Experience a local festival

Head to a local festival and enjoy the cultural side of the city. From The Chinese Lantern Festival to different Christmas celebrations there is a great selection of festivals throughout the year.       

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Soar to new heights

The Air Force Museum offers guided tours (some are free) so you can get the inside scoop from knowledgeable guides, many of whom have flown in the Air Force themselves!

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