Welcome Summer in with some local classic Romes in Canterbury

The team at Romer have swiped our way to five great local adventures for you in Romer app.

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Giant House Akaroa

At the top of a hill in Akaroa, you’ll find a striking candy-coloured house with the kind of garden that dreams are made of. The work of local artist Josie Martin, the Giant’s House is a slice of Gaudí-esque ceramic architecture as if transplanted from Barcelona to the Banks Peninsula and is regarded as a Garden of National Significance. Terraces are formed from millions of pieces of broken crockery into surreal mosaic sculptures – people, animals, plants – many towering several metres high, bursting with colour and a flamboyant sense of joy. Abundant flowers, shrubs and laden fruit trees create secret corners where even more artworks lurk. Relax on a mosaic throne, take a seat at the grand piano filled with succulents, or stroll across the manicured lawns as you soak up the ambience of this special place. The Giant’s House is a testament to whimsy and years of labour and love.

Enjoy a kiwi style takeaway at the beach

From Ahipara to Ahuriri; Mangonui to the Mount; Paihia to Piha – New Zealand is spoilt for spots to enjoy fish and chips by the sea. The classic kiwi feast of fresh fish served battered, hot and golden brown with a scoop or two of crunchy chips is the perfect way to wind up a summer’s day. Whether you’re watching a romantic sunset or feeding the family, fish and chips eaten out of newspaper with salt on your skin and sand between your toes is the quintessential Kiwi experience. Wash it down with that other Kiwi classic: a bottle of sweet, fizzy L&P for a treat. It’s what summers are made of.

Get your instagramable brunch at Moment

Tuck into Christchurch’s most instagrammable brunch at Moment. Everything is tasty but the Japanese pancakes are next-level!

📷 Vanessa Ortynsky

INDULGE IN BEAUTIFUL DESSERTS AND COFFEE (OR MATCHA) AT FRENCH/JAPANESE PATISSERIE, SWEET SOUL.

Stop by Dorset Street for Peoples Coffee and Grizzly Baked Goods during the day and fill up your bottles with the best Garage Project beer and local, natural wines from 2pm. The building itself is gorgeous and worth a visit!

📷 Vanessa Ortynsky

Romer app Christchurch

With over 300 locals saving to discover this simple yet educational Rome we had to feature a classic hidden away in the City Centre….click the link to discover and go.


If you are like us and up for more than 5 adventures you can download Romer app to swipe hundreds of new adventure ideas throughout New Zealand and Australia.

Happy Friday!

From the team at Romer App