Diverse landscapes and outdoor-loving culture make Canterbury the ultimate playground for explorers and adventurers.
Our waterways are positively picturesque, and there's plenty of adventure waiting for you within their inky depths. Explore our turquoise lakes with ancient icebergs, braided rivers and rugged coastlines. Marvel at the magnificent wildlife in residence, surf the perfect break or revel in the buzz of reeling in a big catch on a deep-sea fishing charter. Get the blood pumping snaking through Canterbury's rivers at speed on a jet boat ride or white-water rafting trip.
There are plenty of land-based challenges to take on! Explore Canterbury's high-country, alpine trails, native bush and forest areas on a mountain bike, off-road motorcycle, quad bike or 4WD adventure. Ride the wind on a blokart, explore by horseback or cruise our urban laneways by e-scooter. Come winter, our alpine areas are transformed with powdery mountain slopes perfect for a spot of skiing or boarding.
Got a head for heights? Get the ultimate Alps to Ocean views over Canterbury complete with adrenalin rush with a tandem skydive or a paragliding experience. Take off in a helicopter for prime sightseeing over our vast plains and the majestic Southern Alps or float high above it all in a hot air balloon. Want a bird’s eye view? Then take on a bungy jump, zipline or aerial obstacle course high within the tree canopy.