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Canterbury Short Walks

Explore our big backyard by foot

Canterbury is made for outdoor recreation - with rolling countryside, lush green spaces, brilliant blue waterways, and a dynamic alpine environment.

Spot whales along the coast in Kaikoura, breathe in the alpine air in Hanmer Springs and listen to Kea calls in Arthur's Pass, just a few experiences ready for you to discover on the short walks in the Canterbury region.

Whether you're looking for a leisurely stroll or a more strenuous hike, there's something for every energy level. Discover what the various districts of Canterbury have to offer.