Golden Mile Motel, Tavern & Restaurant's Location

We are just 10 minutes drive from Burnham Military Camp, 12 minutes from Christchurch International Airport and 10 minutes to Westfield Riccarton. In the other direction to the south is the ever-growing township of Rolleston, just 5 minutes away. We are in the heart of numerous wineries and golf courses and near to Mike Pero Motorsport Park at Ruapuna and Riccarton Racecourse for thoroughbred racing and the famous Riccarton Markets on every Sunday.

We are also very close to the start/finish of the Little River Cycle Trail. This trail is one of the 23 NZ Cycle Trails and offers an easy day ride for all members of the family. We offer secure storage for your cycle during your stay.

 

Christchurch Activities

The following activities are available in and around Christchurch:

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Weedons Country Club

Weedons Country Club

The Weedons Country Club has a wonderful country reputation with a top 18-hole, par 73 golf course. With tree lined fairways and many doglegs, the course challenges the best of golfers.

Jet Thrills

Jet Thrills

Jet boating is a truly unique way of seeing the lower Waimakariri's braided river system which is constantly changing and ever challenging. Jet Thrills' experienced drivers, speed and spin in places sometimes only centimetres deep.

Riccarton Park Racecourse

Riccarton Park Racecourse

For over 160 years the Canterbury Jockey Club has been at the forefront of New Zealand racing conducting some of the most prestigious races in the country. Riccarton Park is home to 23 racedays each season with highlights including the New Zealand Cup Meeting in November, Grand National Racing Carnival (Jumps Racing) in August and the four day Autumn Racing Season.

Ruapuna Speedway

Ruapuna Speedway

You want action? We've got it covered! Ruapuna Speedway runs in the summer most Saturday nights at 6.30pm. 'It's the fastest show in town'. It is the South Island's only true international speedway, featuring overseas drivers in several classes each summer.

Sightseeing

Christchurch attractions

Christchurch Attractions

Christchurch Attractions offers plenty of fun-filled activities for everyone of all ages to enjoy, including some of Christchurch's most popular and iconic places to visit.

Air Force Museum

Air Force Museum

Discover New Zealand's military aviation story at the place where it all began. Engage with stories of the men and women who have helped shape New Zealand's military aviation journey.

International Antarctic Centre

International Antarctic Centre

Experience amazing Antarctica without leaving Christchurch! A 'Must-Do' experience and interactive fun for visitors of all ages. Antarctic Gallery, 'Antarctica' Snow and Ice, Storm, Hagglund Ride, 4D Theatre, Historic Hut exhibit and little blue penguins.

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Experience native New Zealand with New Zealand's Big 5 wildlife: the kiwi, kaka, tuatara, kea and takahe. Kiwi viewing guaranteed. Wander the reserve, feed the animals, take a guided kiwi tour and enjoy a Maori cultural experience.

TranzAlpine

TranzAlpine

Take in the South Island's stunning mountains and the vast Canterbury Plains aboard the TranzAlpine. New Zealand's finest inland rail journey.

Orana Wildelife Park

Orana Wildlife Park

Experience memorable animal encounters at Orana: hand feed giraffe, meet rhino up close, travel through the lion habitat. Orana is home to New Zealand's only gorillas and the country's only orangutans too! View kiwi and a range of New Zealand animals.

Shopping

The Arts Centre

The Arts Centre

One of the best and most extensive examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the country, the former University of Canterbury now houses a complex of shops, studios and art galleries. Public art installations, regular arts and crafts workshops and street performers create a buzz and the chance for discovery through every arch and alleyway.

Eat and Drink

Langdale Vineyard Restaurant

Langdale Vineyard Restaurant

Langdale Vineyard Restaurant is an attractive country restaurant and event venue set in a large garden nestled among a vineyard on Langdales Road only 15 minutes from Christchurch.

Rossendale

Rossendale

A winery, vineyard, wedding and events centre, Rossendale is a peaceful location on the edge of Christchurch.

Trent's Estate Vineyard

Trent's Estate Vineyard

Trent's Vineyard is a romantic wedding venue set amidst grapevines, paddocks and mature trees, private yet close to Christchurch. Their whitewashed Mediterranean-style historic building and sheltered lawn with fountain, conservatory, gazebo and pond form an idyllic setting for weddings.

Larcomb Vineyard

Larcomb Vineyard

Larcomb Vineyard is a full-service venue, meaning they offer everything you need to host a beautiful wedding or special event which you and your guests will never forget. Whether you're looking for a specific table centrepiece or customisable menu options, Larcomb Vineyard has got you covered.