For those outdoorsy types, the Ilam fields are a popular sports ground right on your doorstep with tennis courts and sports fields. The beautiful Hagley Park is nearby and boasts a golf course, running tracks, playing fields and netball courts.
Christchurch has some lovely beaches and popular spots to spend lazy Sunday arvos. Summer and New Brighton beaches offer great surfing, safe swimming and are ideal for a multitude of water sports. If you prefer to go alpine then you’ll be excited to hear that Christchurch is just an hour and half away from stunning ski fields and tranquil thermal resorts.
UC Accommodation Student Village is situated on several major bus routes so those keen to check out the nightlife will be able to take advantage of Christchurch’s vibrant inner city.
Christchurch is home to great live theatre, a variety of farmers' markets, festivals and a fantastic cafe scene – whatever you’re into, you’ll find your niche easily in Canterbury.