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Romantic things to do on Valentine’s Day in Christchurch 2020

Let us help you plan a romantic V Day for your partner this year.

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show someone that you care and celebrate your love.

But figuring out what to do to surprise that special someone in your life can be tricky, so that’s why we’ve come up with a few ideas to help you plan a romantic day.

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Restaurants for Valentine’s Day dinner

Tramway Restaurant: 4-course dinner service

Tramway Restaurant: 4-course dinner service from Viator

If you're looking for a unique dining experience, this elegant restaurant on wheels will serve you and your partner a 4-course meal as you ride around the city centre.\

  • Price: $109 per person
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The Bog: 3-course meal

This popular Irish venue is hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner with a set menu and glass of bubbles on arrival. With the luck of the Irish, your date is bound to be a success.

  • Price: $60 per person

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Mediterranean Food Co: 3-course meal

Your romantic dinner date is taken care of with a complimentary glass of Prosecco when you arrive and a 3-course Mediterranean set menu. You can also opt for matching wines with each course.

  • Price: $55 per person meal only, $75 per person with matching wines

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Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar: 3-course meal

Last year Fiddlesticks did a gorgeous 3-course meal with a glass of wine for Valentine’s Day. We’ve been told there will be something similar this year so stay tuned for more details.

  • Price: $80-$95 per person TBC

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The Pedal Pusher Rolleston: Dinner

Pedal Pusher Rolleston puts on a special Valentine’s Day dinner every year, and while it’s keeping things under wraps at the moment, we’ll find out soon what’s on offer for 2020.

  • Price: TBC

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The Grand Cafe: Buffet dinner

If you’re considering spending Valentine’s Day evening at Christchurch Casino, fill your tummies with a quality fusion buffet feast at The Grand Cafe before you hit the tables.

  • Price: $39.50 per person

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Chillingworth Road: Degustation meal

Treat your loved one to a degustation meal on Valentine’s Day. You can choose between 5, 7 or 9 courses and opt for matching wines at an additional cost.

  • Price: $85pp (5 courses), $110pp (7 courses), $135pp (9 courses)

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Valentines: Buffet dinner

While it may seem cheesy to have Valentine’s Day at Valentines, it’s an affordable dinner option where you can eat as much as you want without feeling guilty.

  • Price: $39.90 per person

Things to do on Valentine’s Day in Christchurch

Dark Sky Project-Summit experience

Dark Sky Project-Summit experience from Klook

If you feel like heading out of town this Valentine’s Day, you and your partner can experience a two-hour guided tour of the night sky at Mt John Observatory near Lake Tekapo.

  • Price: $175.75 per person
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Couples date night spa package for 2

Couples date night spa package for 2 from RedBalloon NZ

Indulge in a couple’s spa experience to escape the outside world and de-stress. You’ll both get a one-hour massage and one-hour facial, and leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

  • Price: $450 for 2 people
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Private punting on Christchurch's Avon River for 2

Private punting on Christchurch's Avon River for 2 from RedBalloon NZ

Enjoy some quality time with your loved one as you are guided down the Avon River by an expert guide. It might not be Venice, but it’s just as romantic.

  • Price: $100 for 2 people
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Port Hills zipline adventure tour

Port Hills zipline adventure tour from RedBalloon NZ

Are you adventurous? Is your partner? On this tour, you can whiz across New Zealand’s highest and longest zipline course at heart-pounding heights for a fun and exciting day.

  • Price: $234 for 2 people
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Love in the Air helicopter flight with Port Hills landing

Love in the Air helicopter flight with Port Hills landing from Trip.com

Created especially for lovers, this scenic flight will fly you over Christchurch while you sip a glass of champagne. You’ll land on the Port Hills and a picnic can be provided at extra cost to make the most of the experience.

  • Price: $488.60
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Swimming with wild dolphins in Akaroa

Swimming with wild dolphins in Akaroa from Trip.com

Having a close encounter with a wild dolphin is a truly special moment to experience with your favourite person. Make a day of it by spending some time in the cute town of Akaroa and have lunch at one of the many waterfront restaurants.

  • Price: $93.34 per person
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River trail horse trek

River trail horse trek from Trip.com

This 2-hour horse trek takes place at Springfield and takes you through the valley with views of the mountains and Waimakariri Canyon. Don’t worry if you or your partner are not experienced, as all riding abilities are catered for.

  • Price: $136.10 per person
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River trail horse trek

River trail horse trek from Trip.com

This 2-hour horse trek takes place at Springfield and takes you through the valley with views of the mountains and Waimakariri Canyon. Don’t worry if you or your partner are not experienced, as all riding abilities are catered for.

  • Price: $136.10 per persont
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Waipara Wine Trail afternoon tour

Waipara Wine Trail afternoon tour from Viator

If you and your partner are into your vino, a guided tour to Waipara wine region is an excellent way to spend Valentine’s Day afternoon. You'll get to visit four boutique vineyards and of course enjoy plenty of wine tastings along the way.

  • Price: $100 per person
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Valentine’s Day hotels in and around Christchurch

Eliza's Manor Boutique Hotel

Eliza's Manor Boutique Hotel from HotelsCombined

This luxury bed and breakfast has a traditional English charm and personal service that is sure to make Valentine’s Day a special one this year. While there is no dinner available, many bars and restaurants are within walking distance.

  • Price: From $221 per night
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Peppers Christchurch Clearwater Resort

Peppers Christchurch Clearwater Resort from HotelsCombined

Just a short drive from the city, this gorgeous property has a range of rooms, suites and villas with lake and garden views. If you can tear yourself away from your room, there are plenty of outdoor activities nearby including golf, hiking, fishing and food and wine tastings.

  • Price: From $193 per night
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The George

The George from HotelsCombined

With a one-to-one staff to guest ratio, you can expect incredible service when you stay at this luxury boutique hotel on Valentine’s Day. Rooms are immaculately designed and it has its own award-winning restaurant with views over Hagley Park.

  • Price: From $396 per night
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Top Christchurch deals for Valentine’s Day activities and gifts

Get Your GuideGet Your Guide

Christchurch activities from $20

Available on select dates and activities including transfers, tours, attraction passes, hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours, gondola rides and more.

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KlookKlook

Up to 10% off things to do in Christchurch

Available on select 2020 dates. Activities include tours, cruise, tram ride, transfers, bungy jumping, river rafting and more. T&Cs apply.

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Extra 10% off site-wide with code

Join Treat Me newsletter and receive up to 10% off. Destinations include Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Waikato, Tauranga, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu, Dunedin and more. T&Cs apply.

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