“Locals Tips” for things to do in Kaiapoi
Cruise on the River Queen with your friends or family on scheduled sailings or book a private function for your work or social club adding on the catering option that suits your needs.
Kaiapoi Food Forest, ideal for picnics and foraging for fresh seasonal fruit, veggies, berries and herbs.
Love shoes visit Shoe Therapy and The Footwear Outlet you will not be disappointed with the selections.
CBK Kaiapoi Craft Beer & Kitchen is famous for its Skillet Cookie, a great dessert after one of their stone grills.
Visiting the Ruataniwha centre, home of the library, museum and Art on the Quay which hosts exhibitions of local art is always a great idea during inclement weather or a lazy day.
There is wide range of eateries in town, Mongolian, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Thai, European cuisine, Sushi, Teppanyaki – plus loads of takeaways, something for everyones taste.
Each of the local cafes have their own unique feel ie. Paris for the Weekend lovely hand baked scones and high teas, located just by the river in the old railway station, Red Eight is famous for its great cabinet food & sweet treats, Rivertown cafe, spacious family friendly and yummy food, Coffee Culture, delicious snacks and desserts accompany a great range of hot and cold drinks, Urban Revival Freshly baked muffins and scones each morning.
Blackwells Department store, a family business since 1871 with a wonderful selection of goods from fashion to homeware and everything in-between.
Craze fashion sale rack is always worth browsing through, The Kaiapoi Florist and Love your Home filled with a wonderment of loveliness, if you are into Op shopping you have lots to chose from in Kaiapoi.
Woodford Glen operates between October to March if you love the smell of fuel and loud engines roar around the track.
Trousellot park, Skate park, playground, beautiful rose garden wonderful for the kids to play and have fun.
Walking or biking head down either side of rivers stop bank “local tip” electric bikes can be hired at Five Peaks Brew Co. You will find Obelisks decorated by local artists, lakes filled with birdlife, Honda Forest, from the Manderville walking bridge you may see people hiring boats from Kore boat hire, rowers on the river an abundance of natures beauty.
Kaiapoi Farmers Market – Saturday mornings opposite New World, next to Paris For The Weekend.
Aqualand – Newest Inflatable Aquapark, an awesome but strenuous inflatable water park course.
Enjoy discovering Kaiapoi

Aqualand is an awesome but strenuous inflatable water park course. All participants must have strength, stamina and fitness and be able to swim confidently. head to Courtney Drive


The Arts Trail allows you to easily visit working artist studios, see pieces at the start or midway through the creative process, talk to the Artists, and understand what their thinking is behind the artwork.
It’s a great way to get out into the country, meet new people and watch them work.

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