Christchurch attractions.

Christchurch is the go-to hub of the South Island, it is the largest city in the South Island situated on the East Coast with a backdrop of the Port Hills.

Chardonnay Motor Lodge is positioned in the North of Christchurch, and is perfectly placed to nearby famous leisure attractions.

We’re right next door to the Groynes, offering walks, lakes, picnic areas and playgrounds. We’re also neighbouring the much-loved Rosebank Winery and Restaurant, which includes a restaurant, wedding, function and conference facilities, and is open Wednesday to Sunday, and Friday and Saturday nights,.

In the winter season, take advantage of the great ski fields only one to two hours drive away. Locals love Mount Hut, Ohau snow fields and Porters.

Closeby activities.


Close to Chardonnay Motor Lodge is an exhilarating, interactive experience inside the atmosphere and environment of Antarctica.


Orana Park

Orana Wildlife Park is the largest wildlife and conservation centre in New Zealand, and has an open range zoo. The 80 hectare wildlife Park is located 10 minutes drive from Chardonnay Motor Lodge.


Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is a uniquely Kiwi wildlife educational attraction, based only 5 minutes from Chardonnay Motor Lodge.

Day Trips.


  • Cafés

  • Harbour cruises

  • Swim with dolphins

Hanmer Springs

  • Bush walks

  • Mountain biking

  • Bungy jumping

  • Thermal pools


  • Whale watching

3 day itinerary.

Day 1

International Antarctic Centre

Day 2

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Day 3

International Antarctic Centre

Book for your upcoming trip today.