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TOP 8 City Adventures

Not always thought of as a high adrenaline destination, here is a list of activities that prove Christchurch is not for the faint of heart!  Get out and about with one of these city adventures.

Adrenalin Forest

Push your mind and body to its limits with this high rope challenge at Spencer Park that will certainly get you high above your comfort zone!

Adrenalin Forest is the place to be.

Canoeing/Paddle boarding

So maybe it isn’t a high adrenaline activity, but you are guaranteed to have fun with a group of friends canoeing or paddle boarding down the Avon River.  One of  Christchurch’s old favourites.

For a tasting walk to the green and white striped Antigua Boatsheds


Hang 10.  Gnarly wave dude.  First master the surfing lingo, and then master the Christchurch waves and enjoy the many surf beaches around our city. (Don’t quote us on the lingo though!!!)

Learn to surf at Learn to Surf.

Rock climbing

Canterbury is a rock climbers haven, but we think it best to start your rock climbing career with one of the indoor wall facilities that are warm, dry and importantly super safe!

Build up your confidence with Clip 'n Climb and then move on to the other side, to try climbing for real.


From the Avon River through to the great Pacific Ocean, Christchurch has an option for all.  Beginner or super experienced with a kayak you’ll no doubt find an interesting day on the water.

Take a city to sea tour with Christchurch Sea Kayaking for a great day out.


Stand up Paddleboarding (SUP) is the craze that seems to be taking over our bays. Get out on the water without having to get into the water! 

Whatever your ability, Christchurch Paddleboarding can sort you out. 

Mountain Biking

You don’t need to be on the mountain to mountain bike! Check out one of the many tracks around the city and get your high speed fix! Bottle Lake Forest or McLeans Island are great options, or check out On Your Bike for more.

The Christchurch Adventure Park offers a wealth of downhill tracks from beginners through to pro-line black. After more adventure? Be sure to check out their zipline for 1.1 kilometres of exhilarating fun!

Kite Surfing

This one requires quite a bit of skill, but Christchurch is the perfect place to hone those kite surfing talents.  Harness that brisk Christchurch Easterly wind and prepare for some fun!

The Christchurch Estuary is the home for kite and wind surfing in Christchurch- if you are a beginner, book a lesson or two with Groundswell Sports.

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