25 October 2017
Christchurch Adventure Park will reopen its doors to the public again on December 5th, almost a year after it officially opened.
The park's café, chairlift, sightseeing, zip line tours and a coaching mountain bike trail will be open from 12pm to 7pm daily.
Christchurch Adventure Park spokesperson Anne Newman says she is excited to let the community know the park will be operating this summer.
The park officially opened on 16th December 2016 and in the eight weeks before it was closed as a result of the Port Hills fires in February 2017, more than 50,000 visitors went through its doors.
“When we re-open, we will have the coaching/green trail available and we’ll reopen other trails over summer as they are finished. We’ve also planned some spectacular new trails for the public to ride. But it will take time," Newman says.
The fire saw the park close for 10 months while logging of approximately 600 acres took place. The 26-tonne haul rope for the chairlift has been replaced along with all four zip lines while park staff continue to rebuild existing mountain bike trails.
A significant section of the park has been replanted and the village containing the café, bike rental and guest services was fortunate to have escaped the fire.
“We’d like to thank the community for their ongoing support, it has got us through some dark days and we know they will be understanding as we gradually reopen trails as soon as they are rebuilt,” says Newman.
Christchurch Adventure Park is home to New Zealand’s longest chairlift at 1.8 kilometres and New Zealand’s longest and highest zip line.