Top 5 Canterbury Adventures You Must Try

Ready to get your heart pumping and the adrenaline racing through your veins? Here's our top picks to get you out of your comfort zone!

Rangitata Rafts

Experience one of the few grade 5 white water rafting in New Zealand and fight your way through the wild rapids in the Rangitata Gorge. Finish the day with a relaxing Kiwi BBQ and good company. Rafting is avaiable to suit different skill levels.

 

 

 

 

Big Rock Canyons

Don't just view the waterfalls – go through them! This fun adventure combines some of the best activities New Zealand has to offer: climbing, abseiling, cliff jumping, swimming, sliding and ziplining! All of that in a truly breathtaking natural setting.

 

 

 

Alpine Jet

If jet boating isn't on your bucket list, it definitely should be! Race through narrow gorges at 90 km/hr, the boat almost flies over the water. The best part of the ride is the Hamilton 360˚ spin, be sure to hold on to your stomach!

 

 

 

Tasman Glacier Heli Hiking

Spectacular ice formations and snowy peaks frame the dramatic scenery of Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. Explore the largest glacier in the South Island by helicopter and foot. Walk through icy arches and crawl into blue ice caves to explore the beauty of this frozen world! An experience you'll never forget.

 

 

Skydiving Kiwis

Jumping out of a plane is not something you do every day! Skydiving Kiwis offer a number of different jumps, the highest from 13,000 feet - one minute of freefall included. Before your feet touch the ground, soak in the stunning scenery from the air with the coast, the Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps.

 

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You may also like to explore the Top 5 Canterbury Waterfalls on your next adventure.