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Best Swimming pools in Christchurch

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All have on-site gyms saunas and spas


Best Inner City jogging and cycling paths





Gluten free-
Eating out

Megawatt Kitchen
218 Manchester St Christchurch
Ph (03) 363 9680



The Tea House

25, Marriner Street



Ph (03) 326 7111




 Central City Accommodation


Hotels apartments motels hostels

bed and breakfast





Garden Court Brasserie and Camelot Restaurants
Chateau on the Park,
189, Deans Avenue
Phone (03) 389 8999

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Mainstreet Vegetarian Cafe and Bar
840, Colombo Street,Christchurch,
Phone(03) 365 0421

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Aqua Gym
459, Cashel Street,
Phone (03) 381 0299

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The Lotus Heart
595, Colombo Street,
Phone(03) 379 0324

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Natures Organics
Opawa Mall, 4/124 Opawa Road
Ph (03) 337 0022

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Forget Me Not Cafe
12, Wakefield Avenue,
Phone (03) 326 6501

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Christchurch, New Zealand

Gyms - Christchurch gyms vary from small rehab specialists to major commercials and women only gyms. Most accept casual visitors at around $10 -15.00 a session

Swimming pools - mostly indoor pools, and a few outdoor pools open during summer months only. Best value - City County Leisure Centres. $5.00 admisson gives you access to pools, spa saunas and steam rooms. For a low impact workout go aquajogging at QE2 or Aquagym.

Walking, Jogging, Rollerblading, Cycling -  A great way to combine exercise and sightseeing. Try the inner city walking routes and cycleways. Or take to the wide open spaces on walking and jogging tracks around the hills. Maps at the Information Centre, Cathedral Square or City Council offices.

Mountain Biking - Enjoy spectacular views from the network of Port Hills tracks. Mountain Bike hire from $25.00 - $40.00 a day

Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Qigong and Meditation - Visitors are welcome at most centres

There's an abundance of golf courses in and around the city, and several driving ranges. Within 30 minutes of the city centre you can enjoy rock climbing, kayaking, horse riding, hang gliding and some great surf beaches.

In winter Christchurch is the gateway to popular ski and snow board areas.

Visitor accommodation and lodgings range from luxury hotels, apartments, motels, bed and breakfast through to hostels and backpackers.




Vegetarian, vegan, organic and gluten free eating out - there's lots of tasty vegetarian fare on offer if you know where to find it. Vegetarian or "vegetarian friendly" menus are becoming trendy and there's an increasing use of organic ingredients.  If you're stuck in a fast food addiction try the low fat and vegetarian versions



Organic and gluten free retailers, suppliers and bakers - Plenty of choice around town. Farmers markets offer fresh organic produce. Specialist

retailers and supermarkets stock imported and locally produced

organics. Gluten free products available at most supermarkets or can be bought direct from bakeries.







           Learn to Climb - Free Taster Sessions

If you can climb a ladder then you can learn to climb at

                                      The Roxx Climbing Centre.

Free 1 hour Taster Sessions available most days. Call 377 3000 to book a place on this fun introduction to indoor climbing. All equipment provided, just wear loose comfortable clothing and be ready to give it a go !


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Its "superlodges" - seriously luxurious accommodtion, breathtaking scenery, fabulous wines and gourmet dinners

put New Zealand on the 'A' list

A travellers guide to keeping fit and healthy eating away from home.Whether you are visiting  on business or holiday,  back packer, corporate traveller or tourist, Christchurch offers you a wealth of easily accessible exercise and keep fit options.

From swimming pools and aquajogging, mountain biking and on road cycling, roller blading or in line skating, jogging, trail running, golf, yoga, pilates, through to gyms and health clubs.

If you're eating out there's a choice of  restaurants and cafes serving vegetarian and organic and gluten free options

If you're self catering you will find a wide range of Heart Foundation approved  low fat, low salt products as well as certified organic produce in supermarkets and specialist health food




Quik 'N Easy

A Healthy Walk

around the central city – three 45 minute City Walks taking in historical & cultural sites. Maps at the Cathedral Square Visitor Centre


Quik 'n Healthy Brunch

Plenty of low carb, low gi, high protein salads -around $5.50 small $8.00 large.  Salads Served from 10am

Juices, Smoothies $5.50- $6.50

Cheapest wheat grass shots in town $3.00

Reload Juice Bar,

The Crossing, 690 Colombo St

Mon - Sat 8am - 6pm

Sun 10am - 5pm

& at The Palms Shoppnig Centre, Shirley


A Short Walk( or Jog) on the Esplanade

At Sumner, trendy seaside suburb 20 mins from city centre. Shag Rock to Scarborough approx 2kms. Join the morning walkers and joggers. Best to begin and end halfway at Cave Rock. Enjoy a latte at one of the beachside cafes


Quik 'n easy Central City Cycle Tour

Through Hagley Park to Mona Vale, historic homestead set in English gardens on the River Avon. Lunch or morning and afternoon teas available..

Mountain Bike Adventures deliver and collect bikes free

$25 1/2 Day (4 hours)

$35 Full Day

0800 424 534


Paddle your own canoe

- or rowboat

From historic Antigua Boatshed through Christchurch's superb Botanic Gardens.

Canoe $14/hr Kayak $15/hr

Rowboat $20/hr


A Quik Pick me Up

Try the spa, sauna or steam room at Centennial Pool. In Armagh Street conveniently close to the Square

Great value at $5.00


Anyone for Tennis

Social tennis every

Monday & Wednesday

6.00 - 8.00pm $8.00

Rackets supplied.

Hagley Park Tennis Club.

Everyone welcome. You dont have to be good.

Call Mark Belcher

348 6108 or 0274 986 363


Vegan Delight

Quik lunch at Gravity Cafe and Deli, hidden away

in an appealing little warren of Victorian alleys and courtyards. All vegan savoury menu $4.95 - $8.95. Salads, Vegan Burgers, Organic juices.

Cotters Lane, 158 High Street.


Yoga 'n Vegies

1 hour session Hatha yoga

$15.00. Includes generous vegetarian meal.

6.00pm Monday-Thursdays

Govindas Vegetarian Restaurant, 602 Colombo Street






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