Hagley Park, which starts 200 metres from The Classic Villa, offers tennis and lawn bowling clubs, cycling, jogging, a children's playground, and a fitness course. Punting on the Avon River (300 metres) is an iconic Christchurch pastime. Note that cycling is an easy way to get around this flat city, with many designated cycle lanes, especially in the northwest of the city. There are several bicycle rental companies in town; bicycles cost about NZ$35 (AU$32) per day. Mountain biking is offered from the top of the Gondola (7 km). Other city activities include ice skating, sky diving, and windsurfing. Swimming is at Centennial Pool (1 km). There are numerous golf courses near the city, including the scenic Terrace Downs High Country Resort, where green fees are NZ$115 (AU$105), or the Clearwater Golf Club, where fees are NZ$125 (AU$115). Horse riding and mountain biking is available in the Port Hills. The three main beaches nearest Christchurch are Sumner Beach, New Brighton Beach, and Taylor's Mistake, all of which have good surfing. There are several ski fields within two hours of the city.
Guests may use the fitness centre at the YMCA, one block away, without paying membership fees. Single visits cost NZ$10 (AU$8). The centre also offers aerobics, yoga, and Pilates classes.