Must do’s: Top 10 things to do in Christchurch these holidays

Rollickin Gelato is a favourite among Romer uers. PHOTO: FACEBOOK ROLLICKIN GELATO

The fine folks from Romer have released the 10 most popular activities in Christchurch and it is a goodie.

Without further ado, here is the list:

10Frosé (frozen rosé drink) at Twenty Seven Steps on New Regent Street

PHOTO: TWENTY SEVEN STEPS FACEBOOK

You had us a rosé . . . as some commentators said on Twenty Seven Steps Facebook page it is like an “adult slushie”. Hello!

9Rollickin Gelato at the new Art Centre store

FACEBOOK: ROLLICKIN GELATO FACEBOOK PAGE

This is our favourite from this fine, fine establishment.

If you aren’t already drooling over this Merry Mess than how about when we describe what is in it? Berry compote, dark chocolate, squishy chocolate coast marshmallows. It claims to be the gelato ‘that’ll fix everything’ – even ‘the cringe – Christmas work party mistake’ – wink wink.

8Drinks and a bite to eat with friends in the Bicycle Thief courtyard

PHOTO: FACEBOOK BICYCLE THIEF

Head out to 136 Old Tai Tapu Rd where the buzz is all about The Bicycle Thief. And the team there recently won two awards including Best Regional Establishment and Chef of the Year.

7Glentui Waterfall walk

This wee hidden gem is the very reason Emily Heazlewood founded the Romer app.

“The walk is such a gem and only an hour out of Christchurch but far too many people don’t even know about it,” she said.

“As I was walking it a year ago, I thought there should be a way for people to discover activities like it in New Zealand. Turns out there wasn’t, so we built Romer,” she said.

6Frozen yogurt soft serve sundae at The Berry Shop

PHOTO: THE BERRY SHOP FACEBOOK

So much deliciousness . . . it is a big ol’ yes from us!

To get this gem head out to Sawyers Arms Rd and keep you eyes peeled for about 500m  just before the intersection with State Highway 1.

Oh and they sell all sorts of other berry treats, right in the nick of time for Christmas dinner.

5Zip lining at the Christchurch Adventure Park

It is a big welcome back to the Christchurch Adventure Park, sitting at  number five on the list of the most popular activities in Christchurch according to Romer.

And this is why. The zip line is a dual lined which means you can race your friends through the park. It has four stage from 400 to 1100 metres. The tour take about two and a half hours.

Star.kiwi were lucky enough to be one of the first to try it out and our reporter Ashleigh Monk gave it a big five out of five. “It was so much fun, I loved it.”

4Walk around the coastal World War II bunkers at Godley Head

PHOTO: DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION WEBSITE

This is a firm favourite among many for a great walk with some incredible views. It starts at the Taylors Mistake car park, and hugs the coastline. Check out the city council website for more info.

3Christchurch Farmers’ Market at Riccarton House on Saturday mornings

PHOTO: FACEBOOK

This market never ceases to have something new to tempt the tastebuds.

Held at the Riccarton House & Grounds, the market runs every Saturday 9am to 1pm.

2Cracroft Reserve Lookout walk

FILE PHOTO: ISTOCK

1Glamping on Banks Peninsula with Canopy Campers

PHOTO: CANOPYCAMPING.CO.NZ WEBSITE

If doing the tent, scroggin and needing a spade to dig your, erm, facilities, is not your jam, then glamping maybe for you.

With luxury tents, wood burners, a camp kitchen and yes, even a bathroom, this could be a place where you finally get to escape the buzz of your hectic life.

Check out more here
Romer is a free app to help people discover and explore the best of their city with friends. Users swipe left or right on options for dining, drink and picnic spots, and a plethora of outdoor adventures. When Romers swipe right on an activity it gets saved to their list of things to do. In just a few weeks, users have saved more than 100,000 activities — or “Romes” — across New Zealand.

Comment