Exploring the Christchurch & Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island and looking for ideas for your own outdoor adventures or travel itinerary? Find some inspiration as you read about the places we’ve explored and activities we’ve experienced in our travels around New Zealand.

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Our Christchurch & Canterbury Outdoor Adventures

Hooker Valley Track

Hooker Valley Track

This 10 km family-friendly track is the most popular walk in the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park and offers amazing views of New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki/Mount Cook.

Christchurch & Canterbury Outdoor Adventure Map

Here’s our pick of top outdoor and adventure activities in the Christchurch & Canterbury region. The orange map markers below are places we’ve visited and you can click on a marker to see photos and read about our experience there. The blue markers are places we still need to explore – lucky us.

This is a living map, and we’ll update it regularly as we explore and discover new places and more exciting outdoor activities. Have some suggestions of places we should visit? Use the contact form over here and share the adventure.

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Kaikoura: -42.423110, 173.716260
Lake Tennyson: -42.211330, 172.739950
Mt Isobel Track: -42.477050, 172.825360
Hamner Springs: -42.522270, 172.829870
Castle Hill: -43.233400, 171.722280
Cave Stream: -43.196260, 171.741730
Halpins Creek Falls: -42.972330, 171.581420
Arthur\'s Pass: -42.939280, 171.561650
Rakaia Gorge: -43.518850, 171.659820
Ashburton Falls: -43.611310, 171.048500
Mt Sunday: -43.547350, 170.907630
Lake Tekapo: -44.004670, 170.477120
Tasman Glacier: -43.697880, 170.163140
Hooker Valley Track: -43.719760, 170.093960
Clarence River Rafting: -42.155860, 173.928590
Kaikoura Coast Track: -42.633980, 173.455910
Akaroa: -43.801730, 172.967430
Lewis Pass: -42.516870, 172.384140
Mt Lyford: -42.446600, 173.143470
Craigieburn Forest Park: -43.151450, 171.712930
Mt Somers Track: -43.627890, 171.417480
Rangitata Rafting: -43.794190, 171.233290
Lake Pukaki: -44.186480, 170.134440
Bealey Spur: -43.028475, 171.631020