Christchurch is the largest city on New Zealand’s South Island. Home to more than 380,000 people, the city is known for its English heritage and is the main centre of the Canterbury region. As New Zealand’s second-largest city, the vibrant nightlife offers visitors a taste of the world with its international array of bars and restaurants.
Play retro arcade games at Christchurch’s Arcadia restaurant and gaming venue. Visitors can battle it out with friends on Space Invaders and Pacman, old-school style. Arcadia also hosts regular pinball machine tournaments with Twilight Zone and Frankenstein machines as part of their large collection. Fish and chips are their speciality as well as burgers, and their menu includes discounted offers for members. Try the Works burger with bacon, cheese, onion rings and red onion for a monster meal, or the Apricot chicken burger with cream cheese, bacon and a chicken patty for something more unusual.
Only open on Saturday nights, the Ferrymead Heritage Park in the suburb of Heathcote is home to Christchurch’s Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. Solve a mystery while having dinner and watching a show with friends. The evening’s entertainment even includes a haunted tram ride. Don’t forget to dress up.