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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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In house gym facilities are a rarity in Christchurch and fairly basic where they do exist. But wherever you are in the city's compact central business area you are within a few minutes walk of a gym. Some hotels offer their guests free access to city gyms. Check with reception




Copthorne Durham Hotel
Cnr Durham & Kilmore Streets
Phone (03) 365 4699

Mixed Spa, sauna and gym free to guests. The gym has a  bike, stepper, a multi use weight station and a small selection of  dumbells.

If you need more, staff recommend Contours, women only fitness centre, 100 metres from the hotel or the nearby city council operated Centennial Leisure Centre a great facility with a well equipped gym, sauna, steam room, spa and 25 metre pool with lanes reserved for lap swimmers.

For joggers you are a few minutes from North Hagley Parks "Big M" Fitness Track- Reception will give you directions 


Copthorne Central Hotel

Victoria Square
776, Colombo Street,
Phone (03) 379 5880

Guests are provided with a free pass to nearby Centennial Leisure Centre, within five minutes walk of the hotel and to the popular Hagley Golf Club in North Hagley Park - membership is small so green fee players normally have no problem getting a game. If cycling or mountain biking is your prefered fitness option the hotel will arrange bike hire


Crown Plaza Hotel

Cnr Durham & Kilmore Streets,
Phone (03) 365 7799

A small gym provides a treadmill (Jet 7000), a stepper, a bike with heart rate monitor, one multi use weight station and a small collection of dumbells. A mixed sauna adjoins the gym. Two touches we like here are the free bikes for guests and the handy map of jogging courses in nearby Hagley Park. The hotel is close to Centennial Leisure Centre.


Holiday Inn Christchurch

356 Oxford Terrace,
Phone (03) 379 1180

A nicely set up small gym with a Lifecycle, a stepper and a multi use machine weight station. Separate mens and womens saunas adjoin the gym with a plunge pool alongside. Free use to hotel guests. Reception will arrange bike hire.

Holiday Inn City Centre
172 Cashel Street
Phone (03) 365 8888

Health and Fitness centre


Eco accommodation       
Cuisine GE free, organic, vegetarian


English Park Eco Accommodation
16 Sheppards Place,
St Albans,
Ph (03) 356 0228 or 021 660 815 

email : enquiries@englishpark.co.nz
Wesite  www.englishpark.co.nz


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Sumner Apartments

The Esplanade
International: 64 3 3265578

Step out the door and treat yourself to delicious coffee & muffins from an extensive choice of cafes - Coffee Culture being a big favourite of ours. Taste fine cuisine at Sticky Rice (Thai) or meet elegant Vanta, hostess at Sumner's new Indian restaurant (with chefs direct from Kathmandu!). Dine at Christchurch's only 'on the beach' restaurant or simply relax with Pizza and Italian fare. You will love the charm of this village.

The Sumner movie theatre is only a very short walk, and for those who wish to explore Christchurch city, the 'big red buses' provide a direct route.

Sumner is situated at the base of the Banks Peninsula, and within a short drive there are stunning views of Lyttelton - Christchurch's port (location for 'The Frighteners' film) and the Port Hills

Maps of walking trails throughout the area have been created for you.
Surf beaches, tuition & hire available locally.
Windsurfing tuition & hire available locally.
Mountain bike hire available.
Mt Hutt Ski field is approx. 1and a half hours drive away.

From $200.00 (incl GST) per night.
Special weekly rates available.

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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 or "Smart Choice", Heart Foundation approved dishes. 

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 shops.





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