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Christchurch Adventure Park: A Must Do

For visitors and native Kiwis alike, New Zealand is all about the great outdoors and the many adventures it offers. If you are seeking adventure attractions in Christchurch, you will find them at Christchurch Adventure Park. The Park boasts the biggest collection of mountain biking trails in the Southern Hemisphere.

keys on Omega keytag smlKeytag Bonus:  Receive a 10% discount off all attractions: Ziplining, Intro to Mountain Biking, or Sightseeing on the Chairlift.  Not valid with any other promotions or discounts, or in the café or retail shop. 

But that’s not all - Christchurch Adventure park also offers an adrenaline-pumping zipline tour through the scenic Port Hills. You’ll find spectacular sightseeing on its hiking trail, a scenic treat that will suit all ages and ability levels. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, the Handle Bar & Café is the perfect place to unwind over some delicious food and a refreshing drink.

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Christchurch Adventure Park visitors enjoy great sunny weather at the Handle Bar & Café.  Image provided by Christchurch Adventure Park.


Christchurch Adventure Park offers adrenaline-filled biking experiences to riders of all abilities. Whether you’re a mountain biking novice, a seasoned off-road pro or somewhere in between, the Park has you covered. Hire a bike or bring your own, and then take the chairlift up to the summit or ride up for free. The bike park now features over 20 mountain bike trails, ranging from green beginner trails to gnarly double black diamond rides. If you’re a total beginner or looking to power up your skill level, get excited – you’ll have a multitude of options for mountain bike coaching at the park.

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The knowledgeable coaches at Christchurch Adventure Park provide great mountain biking training amongst beautiful scenery. Image provided by Christchurch Adventure Park.

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Bikers enjoy rugged coaching trails at Christchurch Adventure Park.  Image provided by Christchurch Adventure Park.


Mountain biking is just the beginning – if you’re looking for a different kind of adventure, you can zipline in Christchurch on the adventure park’s spectacular zipline tour. This ziplining tour takes two and a half hours, featuring New Zealand’s highest zipline at 150 m above the ground - as well as the longest, at 1.1 km! Along with the breathtaking thrill of flying over the landscape, you’ll enjoy views of the Port Hills, Christchurch and beyond. Your friendly guide will provide essential safety info as well as local historical and geographical facts.

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Two people soar over breathtaking scenery on the Christchurch Adventure Park ziplining tour.  Image provided by Christchurch Adventure Park.


 Zipling Christchurch Adventure Park

The Christchurch Adventure Park ziplining tour takes you gliding over spectacular mountain views.  Image provided by Christchurch Adventure Park.


If you’re looking for things to do in Christchurch on a budget, you can enjoy Christchurch Adventure Park for free, or near enough. It costs nothing to take an energetic walk up the hiking trail to the summit. Or you can pay a small fee to ride the chairlift, which happens to be NZ’s longest at 1.8 km. Whichever way you reach the top, you will be greeted by priceless views that take in the Southern Alps, Christchurch and out to the Pacific Ocean.

This is the time for fabulous photo opportunities with whanau. After you’ve marvelled at some of the most breathtaking views around, you can ride the chairlift back down the hill for free.

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A happy family visiting Christchurch Adventure Park enjoy the views on the chairlift.  Image provided by Christchurch Adventure Park.


No action-packed day out is complete without a good feed and a delicious beverage or two. The Handle Bar & Café is known as the social hub of the Port Hills, and for good reason. With the capacity for 200 guests, a fully licensed bar and a large covered deck that is heated in winter, there are good times here for all seasons of the year. The menu is fresh, fun and hearty, with light bites, creative burger options, pizzas and a kids’ menu to keep adventurers of all ages and appetites happy. On the drinks side of things, there’s top quality coffee, plus teas, milkshakes, fresh juices and delicious smoothies. Or if you’re after something stronger, wet your whistle with a great selection of local Cassels beers available on tap, plus NZ-made ciders and wines.


 Handle Bar and Cafe

After a wonderful day of thrills and adventure, the Handle Bar & Café provides welcome refreshments.  Image provided by Christchurch Adventure Park.


It couldn't be easier to reach Christchurch Adventure Park from the city centre or International Airport. Driving from the Omega Rentals Christchurch branch to the adventure park takes only 22 minutes, so you can spend as much time as possible on the trails. If you’re in the area, come check out the park – Christchurch Adventure Park provides exactly what its name promises!


keys on Omega keytag smlKeytag Bonus:  Receive a 10% discount off all attractions: Ziplining, Intro to Mountain Biking, or Sightseeing on the Chairlift.  Not valid with any other promotions or discounts, or in the café or retail shop.