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  1. Operation Mindfall

    Operation Mindfall

    Step into the midst of an undercover spy operation. Your team of secret agents have been handed classified information about Spider Tech, the company behind a top-secret research programme that, if successful, will give them the power to control the human mind. Spider Tech have leaked a dormant but deadly virus into the global water system. In just 120 minutes time they will activate the virus from their secure HQ servers in Hanmer and gain control of the world. Under the code name Operation Mindfall, your team must find the anti-virus and destroy Spider Tech’s servers. Pressure from foreign governments is mounting, the clock is ticking and the fate of the world rests in your team’s hands.
  2. Paddle Tekapo

    Paddle Tekapo

    Paddle Tekapo mostly caters for freedom hires of 1-3 hours on beautiful Lake Tekapo. Also available by arrangement are kayak instruction on the lake and in rivers up to grade 2. Also by arrangement guided trips on kayaks and/or paddle boards are available. Fitness classes are also available by arrangement. Paddle Tekapo is a small and environmentally friendly company operating in summer at the lake front. Usual hours are 10am - 6pm everyday from Labour Weekend until Easter.
  3. Paint & Sip Studio

    Paint & Sip Studio

    Start with a blank canvas, and sip your way to a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. A local artist will guide you step by step as you create the featured painting of the night while sipping on a wine or beer. It's fun, easy, and there's no experience necessary. So come along with some friends and get ready to paint and party the night away. Perfect for birthday parties, hen's nights, social clubs, networking groups and team building. Book a seat through the website. Drinks can be purchased from our in-studio bar.
  4. Paintvine - Christchurch

    Paintvine - Christchurch

    The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, now let’s paint a masterpiece. Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in the heart of the city. No previous painting experience necessary. Get your creative juices flowing and your brush strokes going. We provide all the materials you need (high-quality canvas, acrylic paint, brushes). All you need to bring is your creative spirit (or find some at the bottom of a glass). At the end of the night you will leave with your own painting ready to hang up on your wall.
  5. ParaPro


    Experience paragliding in New Zealand with Parapro, the Christchurch based paragliding and paramotoring school. We offer a variety of paragliding and paramotoring courses, exciting paragliding tandem flight options, equipment sales, flying tours, and thermaling clinics. Christchurch offers one of the best places to paraglide. From only 20 minutes from the city centre, we have 13 take-off sites. On a good thermal day it´s not uncommon for paragliders to soar to 3500ft and beyond, overlooking the Southern Alps, the vast Canterbury coastline of beaches and Banks Peninsula. If you are seeking an adventure activity in Christchurch then its hard to beat the thrilling experience of...
  6. Pleasant Point Museum and Railway

    Pleasant Point Museum and Railway

    Since the beginning of 2018, people from around the world have made their way to Pleasant Point to ride the train. They include visitors from Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Holland, China, the UK, Germany, Canada & Israel. Nestled in the small town of Pleasant Point is the museum and railway with two steam engines, two diesels, one of the world’s only Model T Ford railcars and a 137-year-old station, there’s certainly a lot to see. This is an award-winning attraction which has been rated as one of New Zealand's best preservation railways. But, it’s not just the trains that are on show. Displays range from the country’s worst railway disaster at Tangiwai in 1953, a large model train...
  7. Porters Alpine Resort

    Porters Alpine Resort

    It’s so easy to do. The closest ski area to Christchurch, an easy access road, fantastic learner slopes and a mountain of terrain for experts. Significant investment in snow making, snow-fencing and grooming helps ensure fantastic snow conditions. A Carpet-lift makes progression for beginners easy, and platter lift provides one of the best intermediate slopes for progression in the country. The Easyrider Chairlift and three T-bars provide access to a plethora of intermediate and advanced ski and board terrain. A world class Snowsport School, fully equipped rental department and workshop, and fully licensed cafe and bar offering hearty local fare and delicious espresso coffee. Visit...
  8. Premier Golf and Wine

    Premier Golf and Wine

    We have great packages on offer and can arrange custom tours, coaching, and even a local golf host. Our day tours are subject to a minimum of two bookings and are limited to small groups of up to eight. All tour packs include a return trip to your Christchurch accommodation in our luxury Mercedes Van with snacks and water provided along the way. Our most popular pack the "Green Escape" combines nine holes of Golf at the Championship Pegasus Golf Course in the morning, with lunch and three fantastic Waipara Valley winery tastings in the afternoon. For the golfers needing their full eighteen hole hit out our "Golfers Magnum" pack provides a full round with lunch delivered to their cart....
  9. Pukaki Wine Cellar Observatory Stargazing

    Pukaki Wine Cellar Observatory Stargazing

    Located in the gold level Aoraki International Dark Sky Reserve, Pukaki Wine Cellar Observatory is perfectly located to explore one of the darkest skies in the world. The observatory is well equipped with a 6" refractor telescope, you can take a closer look at far away objects such as Saturn, Jupiter and its moons, clusters, nebula and constellations. We specialise is small group stargazing experiences. The Observatory is adjacent to our underground wine cellar and your experience includes refreshments, nibbles and an introduction the Dark Sky in the Wine Cellar. If you have a Canon or Nikon DSLR camera, bring this along for amazing deep space astrophotography opportunities.
  10. Pukatea Horse Trekking & Adventures

    Pukatea Horse Trekking & Adventures

    Pukatea Horse Trekking & Adventures is located at the St James “homestead” a historical site built in 1880, which is a short distance from Hanmer and is accessible almost all year round. The St James Conservation Area was one of the largest operating cattle and sheep stations in the country, dating back to 1862. Pukatea horses are waiting to take you on an unforgettable horseback journey over breathtaking mountains, isolated high country, glacial fed rivers and lakes. For the novice rider, guided treks with our friendly and knowledgeable team are available or experienced riders why not take advantage of Freedom Trekking. Accommodation is available in the muster and DOC huts, as well...
  11. Quake City

    Quake City

    'Quake City' charts the aftermaths of the 4 September 2010 and 22 February 2011 earthquakes, the resilience of Canterbury’s communities and the extraordinary and heroic response of the emergency services, international rescue teams and the thousands of volunteers who pitched in to help. Visitors will learn about the science behind the quakes and with the help of a hands-on interactive understand the phenomenon of liquefaction – when the ground liquefied and bubbled up in the shaking, burying streets and sinking buildings. See objects which have defined the Canterbury quakes – the fallen spire of ChristChurch Cathedral, a bell from the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and the clocks from...
  12. Rangitata Hunting New Zealand

    Rangitata Hunting New Zealand

    Rangitata High Country Hunting is for guests who enjoy a true wilderness hunting experience. Our beautiful lodge is set in the foothills of the Southern Alps high above the valley floor with uninterrupted views of the Rangitata River and the surrounding mountain peaks. This is alpine hunting camp luxury, warm comfortable rooms with delicious cuisine provided each day by our in house high country chef. Uniquely your adventure starts right from the lodge. Whether you are chasing a bull tahr, red stag, fallow buck or chamois the hunt starts the very minute you put your boots on and walk out the front door.
  13. Rangitata Rafts

    Rangitata Rafts

    With Grade 2-5 Rapids guaranteed this trip promises to get your adrenaline flowing. With 2.5 hours on the raft you have plenty of time to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and conquer some of the most thrilling rapids in NZ. All you have to decide is whether you're up for the big ones or would rather admire them from a distance. (Our photographer can walk you around the largest rapids if you think they're a bit much!) For those who are keen to enjoy Rafting at a slightly slower pace, our Grade 2 trip is the adventure for you! Perfect for families young and old! After the trip while you enjoy a hot shower back at base, we’ll cook up a delicious Kiwi style BBQ for you to enjoy while...
  14. Ravenscar House Museum

    Ravenscar House Museum

    Ravenscar House Museum is the stylish new home for Susan and Jim Wakefield's cherished art collection. The House Museum is a reimagining of Jim and Susan’s stunning home in the Christchurch coastal suburb of Scarborough, which was damaged beyond repair in the February 2011 earthquake. Step inside to discover works by well-known and much-loved New Zealand artists, displayed in the tranquil domestic setting of this new Ravenscar House.
  15. Red Cat Biplane Flights

    Red Cat Biplane Flights

    Red Cat Biplane Flights offers a unique aviation experience. We are the only company in New Zealand operating an open-cockpit Grumman biplane that can take two passengers in addition to the pilot. This means you can share the fun and adventure with a family member, friend or partner. On all our flights you get to wear a leather flying jacket, leather helmet and flying goggles. We can fly throughout New Zealand but our base is at Pukaki Airport near Twizel in the spectacular Mackenzie Basin and only 5 km south from the turn off to Aoraki Mount Cook. We offer a range of flights from our popular Mackenzie Magic option through to flying over New Zealand's largest glaciers. Prices start...
  16. Rekindle


    0ur Resourceful Skills Workshop programme takes place at the beautifully restored Arts Centre. It offers a unique way to connect with Christchurch through local materials and creative skills. The programme ranges from tool sharpening and hand-darning through to spoon-carving and basket weaving. We run Monday, Wednesday & Friday ti kouka string making classes (10.30-11.30am) for visitors. This is a fun experience for all ages. Hear about ti kouka’s various uses, other resourceful traditions and learn about what we do at Rekindle. Our tours in the city centre explore Ōtautahi's long history of resourcefulness.
  17. Riccarton House & Bush

    Riccarton House & Bush

    This tranquil 12 hectare reserve is located just 3.5 km from Christchurch city centre. In 1843 the area known to Maori as Putaringamotu – “the place of an echo” – became home to the pioneering Deans family, the first Europeans to settle the Canterbury Plains. The family’s dramatic story of endurance and tragedy; of dreams, love and promises, is woven into the fabric of these beautifully restored buildings and emerges as you explore the house, grounds and beyond. Join us for a guided tour of Riccarton House, visit Deans Cottage, take a peaceful stroll through the verdant bush or wander the park grounds before enjoying morning/afternoon tea, lunch and superb coffee, either in the Drawing...
  18. Roundhill Ski Area

    Roundhill Ski Area

    Roundhill is a family owned and operated ski area set in the heart of the Mackenzie Country. See Aoraki Mt Cook towering above the Southern Alps while the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo provide an amazing backdrop to your day on the snow. We have a brilliant terrain mix accessible from our 6 lifts. The beginners' area is super wide with a gentle pitch, and there are ample intermediate trails with lots of wide open spaces and fun undulating terrain, or if it's deep and steep that you're after The Heritage Express Tow reaches an elevation of 2133m - Australasia's biggest vertical. Parking is slope side and you can enjoy some hearty fare in our spacious fully licensed base lodge café...
  19. Route 79 Museum

    Route 79 Museum

    A fantastic family option, or for those that are vintage machinery enthusiasts, the Route 79 Museum features an extensive and eclectic collection of cars, tractors and motorbikes as well as military and artillery pieces and wall displays. The museum is on route to the beautiful Mackenzie District, therefore is a great option for those travelling onto that region.
  20. Salmon Fishing - Braided Rivers Fishing Guides

    Salmon Fishing - Braided Rivers Fishing Guides

    Canterbury is the supreme salmon fishing destination in New Zealand and a haven for salmon fishing trips, with the top 4 plentiful rivers less than 90 minutes from Christchurch International Airport. Your fishing guide, Ben Haywood, is based in Christchurch and specialises in catching Chinook salmon, averaging 15lb in the spectacular and extensive braided river systems of Canterbury. He offers tailor made fishing trips, using only top quality equipment and he prides himself on delivering an outstanding fishing experience to remember. Ben also offers guided trout fishing trips to the very scenic and remote Canterbury High Country and the wilderness of the West Coast of the South...