Keen to get outdoors around Christchurch? There are plenty of options for the adventurous, particularly if you’ve got a Christchurch Airport Car Rental to get you out and about. Here are some suggestions to get your blood flowing, get a workout in and create some lasting memories in the process.
15 minutes north of Christchurch, you’ll find Adrenalin Forest, a multilevel aerial obstacle course with 6 different pathways and over 100 challenges. The course is more than 2km long and up to 20m off the ground, taking about 3 hours to complete. Get your blood pumping, boost your confidence and test your limits.
Like puzzles? Then you’ll love Tothill’s. Tothill’s Mazes is home to Christchurch’s only wooden maze, as well as a seasonal corn maze. Take the Great Kiwiana Hunt, a fun activity for all ages, or check out the lawn labyrinth, or relax with a picnic outdoors. BBQs are available. Hot and cold drinks, ice creams and snacks are available on site. It’s 15 minutes drive from the airport, but closed on Mondays.
Tanks for Everything
Boys and their toys – that’s how the saying goes. Nowhere is that better fulfilled than at Tanks for Everything. Tanks for Everything is the ultimate adventure, just 15 minutes from the airport, and the only place of its kind in the country. Take a range of ex-military vehicles for a spin, from battle tanks to amphibious Hagglunds. You’ll be briefed by the instructors before being let loose on the purpose-built track. Open by booking only.
A great way to see a different side of Christchurch while getting in a workout is by kayaking. Lyttelton Kayaks can be found at Cass Bay, less than half an hour from central Christchurch. It operates year around, with 24 sea kayaks available. A highlight is a trip to Quail Island, where you may encounter some friendly dolphins as you paddle across; you can then explore the island reserve with its historic buildings, rock gardens, caves and beaches.