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Christchurch New Brighton attractions

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Seaside suburb with plenty of action

Christchurch New Brighton seaside suburb delivers plenty of things to do from salt-water hot pools to an amusing kids playground. And don’t forget the weekend market.


Explore Christchurch – bucket list attractions



New Brighton seaside playground with its innovative playground, paddling pool and outdoor equipment is a great place to go with kids. The nearby beach has summer lifeguards on duty. The pier is a favourite instagram spot.

Alert: To ensure a fun and safe day is spent at the beach, please be aware of the beach rules in New Zealand. Find out more about NZ water safety tips.

New Brighton Beach, Christchurch, NZ
New Brighton Beach, Christchurch, NZ

Dip your toes into warm water as you view the sunset from the beautifully positioned New Brighton Hot Water Pools. Soak in the ocean views from one of five luxurious hot pools at He Puna Taimona New Brighton Hot Pools, Christchurch. Need to cool off then submerge yourself in the plunge pool. New Brighton Hot Pools offers visitors a steam room and sauna.

New Brighton Hot Pools best things to do:

  • Sunrise or Sunset hot pools with the rays of the sun rising above the ocean horizon stretched out before you as you soak in the warm pool. Drinks available
  • Sauna never goes out of fashion, relax and reenergize in the plunge pool
  • Perfect couples date night

Walk along the beach and explore New Brighton’s hidden gems …

New Brighton Estuary Edge boardwalk

Oudoors there are two significant native conservation areas to investigate in New Brighton, Christchurch. Delve into the life of an estuary and wander along a boardwalk, through salt marshes and past a pine forest on the Estuary Edge Walk. This is a great family and kids activity. The Estuary Edge Walk is also known as the Sandshore Spit walk…

Conservation is at the heart of Travis Wetlands. Bird lovers rejoice. Travis Wetland Nature Heritage Park covers 116 hectares of former farmland and drained natural wetlands. Now restored to its former glory the Travis Wetland has a great walking track with wide gravel pathways and boardwalks. The viewing areas at the Bird Hide and Stout Tower offer opportunities to see over 55 bird species and plant communities

New Brighton pier at night, Christchurch NZ
New Brighton pier at night, Christchurch NZ
NZ birds, flock of ducks, Travis Wetland Christchurch New Zealand
NZ birds, flock of ducks, Travis Wetland Christchurch New Zealand

Travis Wetland Walk

  • Length 3.4 km

Bikes, scooters (electric and manual) and skateboards are prohibited from Travis Wetland so as not to scare wildlife.

Christchurch, New Brighton is part of the diverse range of holiday activities in the gateway city. Check out Things to do in Christchurch places to visit, attractions, activities & heritage and get planning your next destination.



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