Attractions and Events

Roma Motel, Christchurch

Close to the heart of Christchurch

Where will you explore today?

We are a central location close to many activities and facilities: Botanic Gardens (1.2km), Hospital (1.3km), Central City (2.4km), Hagley Park (0.6km), Museum (1.4km) and Cricket Oval sports grounds/stadium venues like the Horncastle arena. Most of which are easy walking distance away. Add to that the great cafes and restaurants in the area, easy access to regular buses and Christchurch’s largest Westfield mall just down the road. This gives you the perfect location to stay for either business or pleasure. You can do perfect day trips from Christchurch to locations such as Hanmer Springs, Akaroa, Kaikoura, Tekapo and even the Tranz Apline train ride to Greymouth and back.

Christchurch Tramway

The Christchurch Trams offer a unique experience combining history and sightseeing. One of the best things to do in Christchurch. Family-friendly and ideal for locals and visitors alike, the beautifully-restored heritage trams are one of the city’s most iconic and best-loved attractions – and don’t forget kids go free! All-day hop-on hop-off tickets allow you to visit the central city sights at your leisure and our friendly and knowledgeable drivers will keep you updated about the latest city changes in their informative live commentaries. 

Click here to learn more about The Christchurch Tramway on their official website


Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

New Zealand’s most comprehensive NZ themed wildlife park, the Willowbank experience tells the story of our country’s natural heritage.  Using pioneering and innovative display techniques, with an emphasis on creating a natural environment and an up-close and personal interactive experience, Willowbank showcases one of New Zealand’s best displays of native species.  See Kiwi in a natural environment - there is no glass! Get close to Kea, Tuatara and other native icons. Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is also home to introduced and exotic breeds. Make your own way around the park and animals will eat right out of your hand. Willowbank is open from 9.30 am daily - kiwis are able to be viewed from 10.30am until close.

Click here to learn more about Willowbank Wildlife Reserve on their official website


Christchurch Gondola

An unmissable Christchurch experience, the Christchurch Gondola offers stunning panoramic views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour and beyond from the summit station situated atop the Port Hills. See the snow-capped Southern Alps, sprawling Canterbury Plains and the sparkling waters of Pegasus Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Explore the many walking tracks amid fresh mountain air, learn about the history of the area on a Christchurch Discovery Ride and indulge in a spot of shopping at the Shop at the Top gift store. Sit back and relax with a snack from the Red Rock Cafe and take in the spectacular views. 

Click here to learn more about Christchurch Gondola on their website


Christchurch Art Gallery

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū is a catalyst for ambitious creativity in Ōtautahi Christchurch, collaborating with artists, and extending the Gallery’s influence beyond its walls. Their focus is on investing in the creation of new work, from its inception through to its potential acquisition, and representing the Gallery’s programme in a new integrated way that reflects Christchurch now. Our collection is this city’s treasury of art, a pātaka of our history, a rich armoury of images, memories and ideas. It’s part of us, and it gets more interesting over time, as works of art connect with us and each other, combining with our histories to enrich us all.

Click here to learn more about Christchurch Art Gallery on their official website


International Antarctic Centre

Located next to Christchurch International Airport and open every day of the year, the International Antarctic Centre has a huge range of experiences guaranteed to entertain the whole family. Be chilled in the incredible Antarctic storm room. Be thrilled on an all-terrain vehicle tour. Make friends with penguins and huskies. Learn about the first expeditions, modern-day life on Scott Base and the future of humanity on the ice. Be amazed by the big screen ice tour and astonished within the immersive 4D theatre. In just a few hours here, the icy continent will create memories to last a lifetime. It’s cold. It’s cool. It’s waiting to be discovered by you.

Click here to learn more about The International Antarctic Centre on their official website