The Best Pairing: NZ's Longest Zipline and Local Craft Beer
Ok, get this. In Ōtautahi Christchurch you can ride the country’s longest zipline and get off at a craft beer bar.
Not just any craft beer either. This Christchurch-brewed drop beat Guinness in a global beer competition.
Surrounded by towering pine trees and even bigger views, Christchurch Adventure Park hits just the right heady notes with their combo of adventure and hops.
Get the chairlift to the top (also New Zealand’s longest), explore the massive views from the top of the Port Hills, then boost down four dual ziplines at high speed. Epic
Waiting for you at the bottom, while your adrenaline is still pumping, are the full range of Cassels beers (and Kiwi wines). Cassels is locally brewed in an aircraft engineering, wood-fired kettle, and their Milk Stout was named World’s Best Stout & Porter at the 2019 World Beer Awards.
They beat Guinness. Like, Guinness Guinness. Legit.
Keep the Heart Rate up with Downhill Mountain Biking
Done with your zipline and keen for more adventure? Christchurch Adventure Park has some of the sickest downhill mountain bike tracks in the South Island.
Shredzilla. Handle the Jandal. Yeah Yeah Gnar. Epic names for epic rides. More than 25 trails have been cut into the Port Hills, from beginner to double black diamond.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find somewhere else in the world where you can ride a zipline to craft beer bar, so get amongst and explore this adventure.
Getting to the Adventure Park
Christchurch Adventure Park is just south of Cashmere, off Cashmere Rd. It’s a 20-minute drive from the CBD, 30 minutes from Christchurch International Airport.
- The full zipline experience is $130, or just ride the longest and final zipline for $75
- A day pass on the chairlift is $75 for adults, $37.50 for under 17s, and they have bikes for hire
- A pint of Cassels is $10
Need advice on what to explore?
Call or email Christchurch’s i-SITE Visitor Centre for bookings and information from the friendly team of local experts. NZ freephone : 0800 423 783 Outside NZ: +64 3 379 9629