Never have you ever let your mind wander in a float tank? Let rugby player and wellness expert Tim Bateman guide you around. Or will you hit the city with local food heroes, The Two Raw Sisters Rosa and Margo Flanagan? Our creative placemakers Coralie and Ryan will show you how to play like a kid and dance like no one’s watching. Tour guide Riwai Grace helps you hunt out the soul of Ōtautahi’s hospitality. But maybe you’d rather explore street art and shop conscious fashion with artist Kophie Husbosch?
Seven people. Seven ways to see a city. Find your Never Have I Ever.
What's your Christchurch Never Have I Ever?
Tour Guide I Āmiki Tours
Never let your inner child out on the slides, swings and trampolines of the Margaret Mahy playground? Firefighter and tour guide Riwai Grace likes to combine this evening event with a treat from Christchurch’s iconic Rollickin’ Gelato.
Discover Riwai’s Christchurch.
Rosa and Margo Flanagan
Two Raw Sisters
Never strolled this block of independent businesses on the southern end of the city? This is where Margo and Rosa Flanagan run their Two Raw Sisters cooking school. They love to frequent the other passionate businesses here - from coffee at Supreme to souvlaki at Welles Street Restaurant.
Discover Margo & Rosa’s Christchurch.
Coralie and Ryan
Never been the star of your own stage? Creative placemakers Coralie and Ryan invite you to cut loose at the Dance-O-Mat - a coin operated dance floor. It’s part of their work to make cities fun and accessible.
Discover Coralie & Ryan’s Christchurch.
Professional rugby player
Never had an infrared sauna followed by an ice bath? Ex-Māori All Black Tim Bateman does this every week. His wellness game went up a notch while supporting his wife Laura’s fight against multiple sclerosis.
Discover Tim’s Christchurch.
Never had a line-up of local chardonnay with your tapas? Hospitality legend Lisa Wicksteed recommends the wine “flights” from Cellar Door in the city’s stunning Arts Centre. As a respected restaurateur for 20 years, Lisa knows the magic of heartfelt hospo.
Discover Lisa’s Christchurch.
Artist & designer
Never had a good look around the explosion of incredible street art in Christchurch? Artist and designer Kophie Hulsbosch recommends the Watch This Space guided tour. Her Ōtautahi is rich with urban art, conscious fashion and vegan food.
Discover Kophie’s Christchurch.
Musician & vegan butcher
Never had a sushi taco? Musician and vegan butcher Flip Grater can help. Bar Yoku is a favourite in her inner-city neighbourhood and is part of the healthy, sustainable vibe curated at The Welder complex.
Discover Flip’s Christchurch.
Stay & Play
365 Montreal Street, Christchurch Central
The place to go for those whose personalities don’t fit in a stale hotel room. The Tack Rooms are for people with a weakness for a good time.
Bexley Reserve, Pages Road entry opposite 499 Pages Road, Bexley, Christchurch
Welcome to Velocity Karts! Two choices of outrageous karting fun on three wheels. Blokart landyachts or electric Drift Karts on our custom made tracks. Fun for everyone.
Discover Banks Peninsula, home of the Hector’s Dolphin, the world’s rarest and smallest dolphin, with eco-tourism pioneers Black Cat Cruises. Experience their Akaroa Nature Cruise or Swimming with Dolphins encounter. Both offer a dolphin guarantee!
211 Cashmere Road, Hoon Hay, Christchurch
Canterbury Trails specialise in personally guided day tours to Arthurs Pass, Akaroa and Kaikoura. They also provide wine tours to either the Waipara or Selwyn areas for wine tasting.
38 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch
The International Antarctic Centre provides an exciting experience of Antarctica for all ages. Brave an Antarctic storm, go off-road in a Hägglund, befriend a husky, mingle with penguins and more!
224 Rhodes Road, Tai Tapu, Christchurch
Otahuna Lodge is an exclusive, world-class retreat located in a secluded valley just outside of Christchurch and set in New Zealand’s largest and most important historic estate.
42 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch
With 92 rooms, suites, apartments and cottages, Pavilions Hotel Christchurch is a dynamic social hub where guests and visitors can work, relax, socialise and dine.
2/8 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa
Join one of Pohatu Penguins’s unique Eco-tours with stunning views of Akaroa Harbour over the rim of an extinct volcano. Also enjoy a visit to the largest colony of Little Penguins on mainland NZ and many rare sheep breeds to feed by hand.
2/44 Nayland Street, Sumner, Christchurch
This bucket-list worthy helidive combines a scenic helicopter flight in a BK 117 over the cityscape of Ōtautahi Christchurch, followed by a skydive out of the helicopter over the breath-taking Sumner coastline. The exit out of the helicopter is a unique experience!
28 Tanya Street, Christchurch
There are very few places in the world with as much diversity in landscapes on their doorstep as Christchurch. Only a short helicopter flight in virtually any direction will put you over snow-covered mountains, lush pasture farmland, rivers, lakes, rugged coastlines or major metropolitan cities.
287 Durham Street North, Christchurch Central
Chill operates a range of cycle tours that showcase the revitalised city centre and surrounding areas, providing a vast amount of local knowledge while sharing the best of Christchurch with guests.
225 Worsleys Road, Cracroft, Christchurch
Set in the Port Hills, the Christchurch Adventure Park is your base for epic adventures and chilled out down time. The Park hosts a wide range of mountain bike trails and is home to New Zealand's highest and longest Ziplines.
Enjoy a delicious dinner on board New Zealand's only tramcar restaurant while travelling through the inner city of Christchurch. The perfect dining choice for any occasion!
52 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central
Make yourself at home in the modern newly built city-centre hotel Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square. Your bright, modern room gives you the space you need to work or relax - executive rooms have stunning views of the Southern Alps. W
42 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch
A family owned and operated 92 room hotel on the fringes of the CBD, with an onsite restaurant and bar where guests and visitors can work, relax, socialise and dine.
47 Salisbury Street, Christchurch Central
Sudima Christchurch City is a new boutique hotel ideally located in the Victoria precinct amidst an array of cafés, restaurants and bars. It’s just a martini olive pips’ throw to beautiful Hagley Park and a short walk to Christchurch’s city centre. As a contemporary hotel it features luxe rooms, stylish restaurant and bar, and elegant day spa.
50 Park Terrace, Christchurch Central
The luxury 5-star boutique hotel in Christchurch where you are guaranteed to receive impeccable service. The George typifies luxury at every level. With an award-winning restaurant; 50 Bistro and a beautiful setting and 5-star comfort The George is delightfully yours.