1. International Antarctic Centre from RedBalloon NZ
- 2-3 hours with transport to/from the city
- Hagglund ride, penguin encounter, snow experience and 4D theatre included
- Price: Child $29, adult $59
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As much as it would be great to travel somewhere nice for the Easter long weekend, you’ve probably already realised that flights are getting more and more expensive. It’s not all that bad staying in Christchurch on your four days off though, since there is plenty to keep you busy both in and outside the city.
Whether you’re spending time with your family, friends, partner or flying solo, we’ve got you covered with things to do in the Garden City this Easter.
Due to laws around the closing of stores in New Zealand on public holidays such as Good Friday and Easter Sunday, you won’t have much luck if you head out to shop on either one of these days.
However, the malls, shopping centres, department stores and supermarkets will be ready to welcome you on Easter Saturday and Monday, so make a note of what is going to be open at what time.
While every effort has been made to find the trading hours in Christchurch this Easter, please note that these hours are subject to change as stores confirm closer to the time. Make sure to double-check online before you head out.
|Shopping centre||Good Friday||Saturday||Easter Sunday||Easter Monday|
|The Warehouse South City||Closed||8am-9pm||Closed||8am-9pm|
|The Warehouse Hornby||Closed||7am-10pm||Closed||7am-10pm|
|The Warehouse Riccarton||Closed||7am-12pm||Closed||7am-12pm|
|Countdown Moorhouse Ave||Closed||7am-11pm||Closed||7am-11pm|
|Countdown Colombo St||Closed||8am-10pm||Closed||8am-10pm|
|Countdown Church Corner||Closed||7am-midnight||Closed||7am-midnight|
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