Card board Cathedral corner of Madras and Hereford Streets / 5 min walk from Kiwi House
Christchurch's Transitional Cathedral is now open to the public after handing over to the Anglican Diocese. The building has become an important symbol of recovery and hope for the city, as it is one of the first major projects to be completed subsequent to the earthquakes and the first public building to be reconstructed.
Godley Head (Walking Track) 30 min drive from Kiwi House
Just past Sumner beach, after passing the hill, there is a bay named "Taylor's Mistake". In summer, many local surfers come to enjoy the hot weather and lovely bay. Located by Taylor's mistake, is Godley heads, a well maintenanced walking track open to the public. Anybody can enjoy this walk and also admire the view as they go. Between 2-4 hours for return.
Diamond Harbar 30 min drive from Kiwi House
Diamond Harbour and surrounding districts are located on beautiful Banks Peninsula, on the South Island of New Zealand, about 45 minutes from the city of Christchurch. How to Get Here The Black Cat Ferry This service connects Lyttelton with Diamond Harbour. B jetty can be reached using the special RedBus 28 service. If you don't mind a 200m or so walk across the overpass and along Norwich Quay, then either the full RedBus 28 or Leopard 35 bus services offer a wider service. For those with a metrocard travelling from Christchurch, remember to ask for 3 zones to be taken *before* presenting your card. The ferry does this automatically on your return.
Summit road gondra AP 30 min drive from Kiwi House
The Christchurch Gondola takes visitors up the port hills between Christchurch and Lyttelton Harbour. From the top spectacular views both over the city towards the Southern Alps and in the other direction over Lyttelton Habour.
Inland Scenic Route 72 (Drive)
If you want to take a nice little trip out of Christchurch, how about taking a drive to Oxford city? Drive along the dotted line where the Canterbury Plains meet the Southern Alps and find a rare kind of heaven. Enjoy the drive with the typical New Zealand "country side" scenery, with farms in the area and a view of the Southen Alps. On the way to Oxford , you may see a small town where many cute small houses down this street, as well as a cafe named "Route 72"
Castle Hill 1h30 min drive from Kiwi House
Castle Hill is an world class bouldering area with thousands of boulder problems on a unique sculptured limestone shapes that are unlike any other forms on erath. http://castlehillbasin.co.nz/areas
Food & Restaurants
She Chocolate Restaurant 79 Main Rd Governors Bay RD1 Lyttelton / 20 min drive from Kiwi House
Enjoy a hot coffee or a tasty meal while observing the beautiful scenery of Governers bay. A place that the locals love and only a 20 minute drive from Kiwi House
Berry Shop 434 Sawyers Arms Rd / 20min drive from Kiwi House
Berry Farm & Cafe - open daily from November to end of April. Fresh berries picked daily, frozen Jam or freeflow, fresh jams, vinegars, vinaigrettes & chutneys Or try our delicious berry sundaes, real berry icecreams, smoothies, cakes & coffee.
Sweethearts Bus #107 20 min from Northland Mall
Sweethearts is a boutique award winning restaurant located just 15 minutes north west at central Christchurch , and 5 minutes from Christchurch International Airport. The restaurant is surrounded by fields of berries and an old english garden.
PIKO Organic food shop 10 min walk from Kiwi House
Its a vegetarian wholefood store, specialising in certified organic and gluten free foods You can get Miso and TOFU here!
WINNIE BAGOES Crn Madras and Allen Streets / 15min walk from Kiwi House
Highly recommended from Kiwi House Staff! Every pizza is hand made from scratch at Winnie. They also have nice bar with big screen!
Under the red Verandah Cafe Crn Tancred and Wocester Streets / 15min walk from Kiwi House
Only a 15 minutes walk from Kiwihouse. You can't miss this bright red building . The red verandah café is favoured by our female staff in Kiwihouse. It is a lovely café to go with friends, or even by yourself to relax and read a book.
Bahn Thai Restaurant Crn Tancred and Wocester Streets / 15min walk from Kiwi House
Happy to recommend Bahn Thai restaurant. You will need a booking for Friday nights!
Pomeroy's OBI (PUB&Victoria's kitchen) 292 Kilmore Street / 5min walk from Kiwi House
Its a old brewery .They serve an amazing menu and has nice atomosphere.
Markets & Shops
Christchurch Farmers Market Bus #23 10 min from Bus Exchange or 10 min walk from Westfield Riccarton Mall
The Riccarton Bush farmars market is open every Saturday 10am-2pm. Locals come to sell their organic and fresh fruits and vegetables, their homemade bread, sausages, homemade jams,etc. You can try samples of the food too ! A great place for food lovers.
Riccarton Sunday Market Bus #83 30 min from Bus Exchange
The Riccarton Rotary Sunday Market is the largest market in the South Island and a great place to shop! Each week over 300 shops are there selling a wide variety of goods, fresh fruits and vegetables to second hand goods, furniture, clothing, art, plants and trees, food and beverages you name it ! Relax in our new outdoors area and have your lunch with friends and family while listening to music from some local artist. Open every sunday (expect Easter sunday) 9am-2pm
Lyttleton Saturday Market Bus #28 20 min from Bus Exchange
The Suturday market in Littleton is a great place to visit ! The market sells variety of food such as free range eggs, organic veges, bread, cheese, fresh fish, chocolate, flowers, and more! The great place to go if you're a food lover, or even to enjoy the live music from talented musicians! Friendly locals, beautiful Littleton Harbour , its definitely a market to check out!
Sheep skin factory Bus #5 40 min from cnr Cashel St & Fitzgerald Ave. / 20 min drive from Kiwi House
When looking for a good Kiwi souvenir, don't miss the popular sheep skin products !at Sheep Skin Factory! This place is the one of the best outlet factories for sheep skins, This outlet selsl Ugg boots, warm socks, fluffy scarfs, gloves, and many different products. You are guaranteed to find something you love !
ROXX Rock climbing Gym 20 min walk from Kiwi House
The roxx is the only dedicated climbing centre in Christchurch and is by far the biggest facility on the South Island.