The summer weather is definitely happening – hot days are becoming more frequent and those beautiful Christchurch blue skies are making everyone smile. With the temperatures rising, it is always good to know where to go and how to make the most of the warmer weather. City Council Swimming Pools From November 17th 2018, the … Continue reading "Summer Things to Do in Christchurch"
Electric Scooters (download the iOS app here) Over the next three months, anyone moving around Christchurch will have the chance to pick up an electric scooter from Lime and use it to ride to their next destination. The location of individual scooter is easy to find on the Lime app, and once you have used … Continue reading "What’s New on the Streets of Christchurch?"
As we head into the warmer months, the events and activities on around Christchurch start to rapidly grow in number, kicking off with the upcoming Labour Weekend festivities. FESTA events, Labour Weekend This year will be the third FESTA event and the focus this year is on food and family. Architecture and design students from … Continue reading "Events in Christchurch November and December 2018"
Perfectly timed for the school holidays and with lots of family and kid friendly options included, the annual Breeze Walking Festival kicks off very soon. With over 50 walks to choose from there is something for all ages and abilities. From child-friendly strolls and energetic treks, to informative ambles through the central city, the organisers … Continue reading "The Breeze Walking Festival – Saturday September 29 – Sunday 14 October 2018"
With the next set of school holidays not much more than a month away, Spring weather inspiring us to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine and spring blossoms, what’s in store around Christchurch in terms of events and happenings over the next two or three months? Plenty it seems! We’ve included a selection of events … Continue reading "What’s Happening in Christchurch Spring 2018?"
Finding affordable ways to keep your family entertained during a trip to Christchurch can make or break a holiday to the Garden City, so we have put together some of the things we recommend you do with your children around Christchurch. We also love having families come to stay with us at the Airport Gateway, … Continue reading "Things to Do with Kids in Christchurch"
As the city continues to rebuild, new projects, buildings and businesses are popping up all over the place. Christchurch Central Library, Turanga Very close to completion now are the brand new Christchurch Central Library, called Turanga which is located on the edge of Cathedral Square opposite the now under construction Convention Centre. The five storey … Continue reading "What’s New in Christchurch?"
One of the outdoor activities Christchurch has become well known for is mountainbiking, especially since the opening of the spectacular Christchurch Adventure Park. The unfortunate fire on Christchurch’s Port Hills last year meant the Park had to close for a while to rebuild, but it’s back up and running again now and attracting mountainbikers from … Continue reading "Mountainbiking in the Garden City"
One of the wonderful things about Christchurch in the winter is our close proximity to New Zealand’s best ski areas – including Mt Hutt which has the longest ski season in Australasia and is the largest ski area in New Zealand. And even better, from right here at the Airport Gateway, you are just 1 … Continue reading "NZ Ski Season 2018 is at hand!"
You might have taken Christchurch off your holiday destination list for a while – and yes, since the quakes things have been a little messed up, that’s for sure. But it’s been more than six years since the worst of that happened, and the city has been rebuilding and recreating itself throughout that time. With … Continue reading "10 Great Reasons to Holiday in Christchurch, New Zealand"