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
Spa, sauna and gym free to guests. The gym has a
bike, stepper, a multi use weight station and a small
selection of dumbells.
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.
joggers you are a few minutes from North Hagley Parks
"Big M" Fitness Track- Reception will give you directions
POOL • WALKING
Copthorne Central Hotel
776, Colombo Street,
Phone (03) 379 5880
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
GYM • SPA • SAUNA
Crown Plaza Hotel
Cnr Durham & Kilmore Streets,
Phone (03) 365 7799
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
GYM • SPA • SAUNA
Holiday Inn Christchurch
356 Oxford Terrace,
Phone (03) 379 1180
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
Cuisine GE free, organic, vegetarian
English Park Eco Accommodation
16 Sheppards Place,
Ph (03) 356 0228 or 021 660 815
International: 64 3 3265578
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.
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.
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
From $200.00 (incl GST) per night.
Special weekly rates available.
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
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.