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Nikki+Chris’s guidebook

Nikki+Chris

Nikki+Chris’s guidebook

Food scene
Famous historic cafe/bar with spectacular views. Built in an old stone English house, it's worth a visit.
Sign of the Takahe
200 Hackthorne Road
Famous historic cafe/bar with spectacular views. Built in an old stone English house, it's worth a visit.
Best fish and chips in Christchurch! It's just down the road from the house.
Cracroft Fresh Fried
148 Cashmere Rd
Best fish and chips in Christchurch! It's just down the road from the house.
After a walk up the hill it's a great place to relax and have a bite to eat.
Cracroft Reserve
178 Hackthorne Road
After a walk up the hill it's a great place to relax and have a bite to eat.
Delicious big burgers.
Burger Wisconsin
10 Colombo St
Delicious big burgers.
A wide selection of take away food from fish and chips to Chinese.
Thorrington chinese takeaways
29a Colombo Street
A wide selection of take away food from fish and chips to Chinese.
The best pizza shop in the country. Wide spread but this is the closest one. Great toppings and theme!
HELL Pizza
303 Colombo St
The best pizza shop in the country. Wide spread but this is the closest one. Great toppings and theme!
Global influences punctuate the shared plates menu at this recent opening south of the city centre. The honey- and chipotle-fired chicken goes well with beers!
5th Street
5 Elgin St
Global influences punctuate the shared plates menu at this recent opening south of the city centre. The honey- and chipotle-fired chicken goes well with beers!
Overlooking the pastel-coloured New Regent St strip, this elegant restaurant showcases locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Mainstays include modern renditions of lamb, beef, venison and seafood.
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Twenty Seven Steps
16 New Regent St
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Overlooking the pastel-coloured New Regent St strip, this elegant restaurant showcases locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Mainstays include modern renditions of lamb, beef, venison and seafood.
Great place to go on a Sunday morning to try out local food.
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The Riccarton Sunday Market
165 Racecourse Rd
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Great place to go on a Sunday morning to try out local food.
Why not aye! sample some local food in the city center.
Friday Street Food Market
100 Cathedral Square
Why not aye! sample some local food in the city center.
Voted the best Indian restaurant in the city.
Indian Pearl Restaurant
352 Colombo St
Voted the best Indian restaurant in the city.
Local Thai restaurant. A good option that's not too far away.
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Thai Rendezvous Restaurant & Bar
250 Barrington Street
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Local Thai restaurant. A good option that's not too far away.
The cheapest friendliest Thai food in the city. Quirky container pop up restaurant after the earthquake. Still going strong!
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Thai Container
151 Bealey Avenue
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The cheapest friendliest Thai food in the city. Quirky container pop up restaurant after the earthquake. Still going strong!
A plant-based, all-vegan, organic, and completely gluten-free eatery at the Welder in Christchurch. Supports local organic farmers too.
Barefoot Eatery
20 Welles Street
A plant-based, all-vegan, organic, and completely gluten-free eatery at the Welder in Christchurch. Supports local organic farmers too.
British, Breakfast Vegan cafe and bakery offering plant-based milk for tea and coffee, and features cabinet food as well as an all-day menu. Find choices ike sausage rolls, sandwiches, smoothie bowls, cream cakes, danishes, burgers, and more.
Portershed Specialty Café
322 Lincoln Rd
British, Breakfast Vegan cafe and bakery offering plant-based milk for tea and coffee, and features cabinet food as well as an all-day menu. Find choices ike sausage rolls, sandwiches, smoothie bowls, cream cakes, danishes, burgers, and more. 
100% plant based store and cafe selling deli items such as vegan meats and cheeses. Walking distance from the property.
Grater Goods Deli
105 Orbell Street
100% plant based store and cafe selling deli items such as vegan meats and cheeses. Walking distance from the property.
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Piko Wholefoods
229 Kilmore St
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Huge portions in this American style diner. At the nearest mall in Riccarton.
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Drexels
28 Rotherham St
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Huge portions in this American style diner. At the nearest mall in Riccarton.
Food & Drink
Friendly local kiwi pub with good pub food..plenty of TV's & sport.
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The Brickworks
69 Centaurus Rd
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Friendly local kiwi pub with good pub food..plenty of TV's & sport.
Great bar with parking and music.. close to the house
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Protocol
2 Colombo St
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Great bar with parking and music.. close to the house
Old fashioned english style pub. Great atmosphere and local beer.
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Pomeroy's Old Brewery Inn
292 Kilmore St
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Old fashioned english style pub. Great atmosphere and local beer.
Awesome little outdoor bar created after the earthquake using an old bus as the main bar! Head there on a sunny day and try the home brew beer..
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Smash Palace
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Awesome little outdoor bar created after the earthquake using an old bus as the main bar! Head there on a sunny day and try the home brew beer..
Best guiness in the southern hemisphere! Newish irish pub with friendly staff.
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The Bog
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Best guiness in the southern hemisphere! Newish irish pub with friendly staff.
Christchurch's closest wine region. About 1 hour north it has a select few vineyards and wine tastings with excellent food also.
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Waipara
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Christchurch's closest wine region. About 1 hour north it has a select few vineyards and wine tastings with excellent food also.
If you are heading through Methven to ski or just visit then the blue and brown pubs are iconic to this quaint small town. A drink by a roaring fire is perfect here.
Blue Pub Methven
1 Barkers Rd
If you are heading through Methven to ski or just visit then the blue and brown pubs are iconic to this quaint small town. A drink by a roaring fire is perfect here.
Fancy a beer!
Three Boys Brewery
592 Ferry Road
Fancy a beer!
Come to visit our grain to glass craft gin and whisky distillery, cellar door and tasting room in Christchurch city. Take a tour and see how we make our Curiosity Gins and New Zealand Single Malt Whisky or just sample the products there.
The Spirits Workshop Distillery
11 Sandyford Street
Come to visit our grain to glass craft gin and whisky distillery, cellar door and tasting room in Christchurch city. Take a tour and see how we make our Curiosity Gins and New Zealand Single Malt Whisky or just sample the products there.
Try out the famous ribs! Huge portions here. Tasty too. Serves alcohol and is good to go watch sport.
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Lone Star Cafe & Bar
26 Manchester St
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Try out the famous ribs! Huge portions here. Tasty too. Serves alcohol and is good to go watch sport.
Neighbourhoods
Very friendly, clean, quiet, relaxing, beautiful, scenic. One of the only suburbs in the city on a hill..
Cashmere
Very friendly, clean, quiet, relaxing, beautiful, scenic. One of the only suburbs in the city on a hill..
Adventure
Zip lines, mountain bike tracks, walking tracks, sight seeing, food
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Christchurch Adventure Park
225 Worsleys Rd
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Zip lines, mountain bike tracks, walking tracks, sight seeing, food
Mountain biking & hikes. Beautiful scenery.
Bowenvale Park
Mountain biking & hikes. Beautiful scenery.
A perfect place to explore which is based on the edge of the city. A vast amount of trees, walking & cycling tracks.
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Bottle Lake Forest Park
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A perfect place to explore which is based on the edge of the city. A vast amount of trees, walking & cycling tracks.
Realise your potential and get your blood pumping at Adrenalin Forest's multi-level aerial obstacle course. Adrenalin Forest is a great confidence builder!
Adrenalin Forest
110 Heyders Rd
Realise your potential and get your blood pumping at Adrenalin Forest's multi-level aerial obstacle course. Adrenalin Forest is a great confidence builder!
Our closest national park. The best drive to the west coast!
Arthur's Pass National Park
Our closest national park. The best drive to the west coast!
Sightseeing
Really good walk with amazing views at the top.
Cashmere Hill Lookout
178 Hackthorne Rd
Really good walk with amazing views at the top.
Nice lawns and gardens with great views to go with it.
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Victoria Park
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Nice lawns and gardens with great views to go with it.
Make it to the top for spectacular views of the bay and Lyttleton.
Rapaki Track
66-26 Rapaki Rd
Make it to the top for spectacular views of the bay and Lyttleton.
Wow this church was built from cardboard after during the rebuild of the city..
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Christchurch Transitional Cathedral
234 Hereford St
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Wow this church was built from cardboard after during the rebuild of the city..
Visit Quail Island. A remote place but very peaceful and scenic.
Quail Island
Visit Quail Island. A remote place but very peaceful and scenic.
Ōhinetahi is a valley, historic homestead, and formal garden on Teddington Road, Governors Bay, Christchurch, Canterbury region, New Zealand. Ōhinetahi valley is situated at the head of Lyttelton Harbour while the Port Hills rise above Ōhinetahi.
Ohinetahi
31 Governors Bay Teddington Road
Ōhinetahi is a valley, historic homestead, and formal garden on Teddington Road, Governors Bay, Christchurch, Canterbury region, New Zealand. Ōhinetahi valley is situated at the head of Lyttelton Harbour while the Port Hills rise above Ōhinetahi.
Go see Akaroa Dolphins in this cool little town just 1 hour from Christchurch.
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Akaroa Dolphins
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Go see Akaroa Dolphins in this cool little town just 1 hour from Christchurch.
Awesome rock formations and a beautiful walk. Its located on the drive from Christchurch to the west coast.
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Castle Hill
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Awesome rock formations and a beautiful walk. Its located on the drive from Christchurch to the west coast.
The best place in the world to see stars! Visit on a clear night and be amazed at the sky!
Tekapo Stargazing
The best place in the world to see stars! Visit on a clear night and be amazed at the sky!
Whale watch in this must do tour that isn't very costly.
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Whale Watch Kaikoura LTD
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Whale watch in this must do tour that isn't very costly.
Pure blue lake on the drive down south. Dont forget to try the fresh salmon there!
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Lake Pukaki
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Pure blue lake on the drive down south. Dont forget to try the fresh salmon there!
Want to see a glacier then head for here. Dont forget to stop at Franz Joseph glacier too on the way!
Fox Glacier
Want to see a glacier then head for here. Dont forget to stop at Franz Joseph glacier too on the way!
Historic
The famous crime writer's old house which is the next house down from ours. Bookings are required to see this local gem.
Ngaio Marsh House
37 Valley Road
The famous crime writer's old house which is the next house down from ours. Bookings are required to see this local gem.
The cathedral is damaged from the earthquakes but due for renovation in the future. Still a great place to visit and soak in some local history.
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ChristChurch Cathedral
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The cathedral is damaged from the earthquakes but due for renovation in the future. Still a great place to visit and soak in some local history.
Aviation exhibits, aircraft and tours.
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Air Force Museum of New Zealand
45 Harvard Avenue
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Aviation exhibits, aircraft and tours.
Historic hub for arts, shopping and dining.
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The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora
22-36 Rolleston Ave
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Historic hub for arts, shopping and dining.
A war memorial in the city. Can get some good pictures here.
Bridge of Remembrance
A war memorial in the city. Can get some good pictures here.
Its an amazing private collection of Maori historic artefacts and buildings.
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Okains Bay Maori & Colonial Museum
1146 Okains Bay Rd
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Its an amazing private collection of Maori historic artefacts and buildings.
Recreation
A cool recreation of Antarctica! Check out the penguins and get a blast of the freezing temperatures of the great continent.
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International Antarctic Centre
38 Orchard Road
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A cool recreation of Antarctica! Check out the penguins and get a blast of the freezing temperatures of the great continent.
Local human & natural history in the center of the city.
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Canterbury Museum (Christchurch)
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Local human & natural history in the center of the city.
An open range zoo with lions and gorillas etc. Can pay extra to go on the back of a truck and actually feed the lions!! Go for it!
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Orana Wildlife Park
793 Mcleans Island Rd
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An open range zoo with lions and gorillas etc. Can pay extra to go on the back of a truck and actually feed the lions!! Go for it!
Can see the whole region on this must do activity.
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Christchurch Gondola
10 Bridle Path Rd
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Can see the whole region on this must do activity.
Take a relaxing scenic river boat tour along the avon river.
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Punting On The Avon
2 Cambridge Terrace
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Take a relaxing scenic river boat tour along the avon river.
See the city old fashioned style on the hop on hop off tram.
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Christchurch Tramway
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See the city old fashioned style on the hop on hop off tram.
Beautiful native and exotic plant species. A really good walk located in the city.
Botanic Gardens Walkway
Beautiful native and exotic plant species. A really good walk located in the city.
Huge park In the city. Unbelievable it's so close to the action.
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North Hagley Park
14 Riccarton Ave
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Huge park In the city. Unbelievable it's so close to the action.
Interesting local Art
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Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
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Interesting local Art
Come and feel how it is to be in a real life earthquake. This was a pop up museum after the big earthquakes 10 years ago.
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Quake City
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Come and feel how it is to be in a real life earthquake. This was a pop up museum after the big earthquakes 10 years ago.
Our closest beach. Some nice restaurants around and good parking. A less crowded beach is further north..
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New Brighton Beach Bench
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Our closest beach. Some nice restaurants around and good parking. A less crowded beach is further north..
A beautiful small town only 15 minutes drive away. Definitely worth checking out for being alternate and hip.
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Lyttelton
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A beautiful small town only 15 minutes drive away. Definitely worth checking out for being alternate and hip.
Native animals and Maori cultural shows. many bird species too see.
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Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
60 Hussey Rd
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Native animals and Maori cultural shows. many bird species too see.
Go for a surf or a walk along this local beach. Check out the cute small town of Sumner.
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Sumner Beach
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Go for a surf or a walk along this local beach. Check out the cute small town of Sumner.
Save for a rainy day and bounce around until its dry. Although it doesn't rain much here!
Mega Air Trampoline Arena
106A Carmen Rd
Save for a rainy day and bounce around until its dry. Although it doesn't rain much here!
Walking, fishing and a great dog park..
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The Groynes
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Walking, fishing and a great dog park..
Unwind in these thermal pools which are set in the snow filled mountains. A good drive and place to visit not far from here.
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Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa
42 Amuri Ave
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Unwind in these thermal pools which are set in the snow filled mountains. A good drive and place to visit not far from here.
A perfect walking track at Mt Cook. Walk along bridges above cascading rivers of ice cold snow melt. You can hear avalanches here!
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Hooker Valley track
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A perfect walking track at Mt Cook. Walk along bridges above cascading rivers of ice cold snow melt. You can hear avalanches here!
One of the 9 great NZ walks. 30km 3 day walk but can be done in 1 day to avoid expensive and fully booked huts.
Routeburn Track
One of the 9 great NZ walks. 30km 3 day walk but can be done in 1 day to avoid expensive and fully booked huts.
Another great walk. Around 4 days to do this one. A loop so good for parking!
Kepler Track
Another great walk. Around 4 days to do this one. A loop so good for parking!