Seasonal Must Dos Summer Must Dos in Christchurch

Here at Pockets we love summer in the city! With the chance to break out the jandals and get stuck into ice cream, just the thought of the summer months is enough to make us squeal in excitement!

To make the most of the season here in Christchurch, we have proudly created our kick-ass list of the ‘Must Dos” to do this summer.

Explore the bays

Head through the tunnel and explore the bays around Lyttelton - Corsair Bay is a great spot to explore.  Grab a paddleboard and enjoy the calm waters of all the beautiful bays.

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Head to the beach

Summer means lazy days at the on the coast, meeting friends and having fun! Here in Christchurch, we are lucky to have some awesome beaches on our doorstep.

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Devour tasty Ice cream

We are spoilt for choice when it comes to this tasty summer treat- check out our best ice cream spots in the city.

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Did someone say beer?

Head to The Great Kiwi Beer Festival! With live music and tasty food trucks not to mention 300+ craft beers and ciders on offer from a selection of NZ's best craft breweries – a day in the city that shouldn’t be missed.

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Enjoy the Surf

Whether you want to learn to surf in a well-known beach such as Sumner or you're experienced and seeking a new break, there are waves for everyone in Christchurch. Here are our picks for the best surfing in the city.

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Party in the Park

Enjoy Christchurch's biggest music festival Electric Avenue when it lands in Hagley Park on Saturday 24th February 2018! Featuring some of New Zealand’s biggest artists, this is definitely one event not to miss! 

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Celebrate Chinese New Year

Each year Hagley Park comes alive with spectacular Chinese lanterns, incredible food stalls and local and international performers during Chinese New Year. The Christchurch Lantern Festival from the 10-11 March is a must-do on those balmy summer evenings.

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Laugh out loud!

The World Buskers Festival each January is an opportunity to get back into the city and enjoy over 60 local and international acts. From risqué burlesque dancers to talented acrobatics through to hilarious stand-up comedy there is something for everyone.

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Splash into a Paddling Pool

Being a kid in summer is all about splashing in and around the water and just generally having a ball. Christchurch is lucky enough to have some council run free splash pools to enjoy. 

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Christchurch is full of awesome things to see and do all year round - check out our "Must Dos" for Autumn, Winter and Spring!  

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