Best Christchurch Adrenaline Activities


Our guide to the most thrilling adrenaline pumping activities in Christchurch.  As the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, the city and Canterbury region has plenty of adrenaline activities to experience.  We've picked out our favourite adrenaline activities to challenge yourself.

Christchurch Adventure Park

Best Christchurch Adrenaline Activities

The ultimate base for epic mountain bike, zipline & sightseeing adventures as well as chilled out down-time in Christchurch’s Port Hills. Race through the valley on the dual zipline tour. Take in the stunning views from the chairlift or walking track.  Be totally stoked out by the stunning machine and hand-built mountain bike trails or just chill out on the large deck of th... More info

Skydiving Kiwis

Best Christchurch Adrenaline Activities

Whoever said 'kiwis can't fly' couldn't have been more wrong!   A unique adventure for thrill seekers, Skydiving Kiwis Ōtautahi is currently New Zealand's only helidive. This experience is equally exclusive on the international market, with only 7 other similar offerings.  This bucket-list worthy helidive combines a scenic helicopter flight in a BK 117 over the cityscape of Ōta... More info

Alpine Jet Thrills

Best Christchurch Adrenaline Activities

Christchurch and Canterbury's premier Jet Boat operator also offers the only commercial passenger Airboat ride in New Zealand.  A thrilling adventure the whole family can share.  Strap in and zip along the shallow, twisting streams, turquoise water of the mighty Waimakariri River. Although river jet boating is an exciting activity, ample time is allowed for you to simply relax an... More info

Hanmer Springs Attractions

Best Christchurch Adrenaline Activities

Many adventures, one location! Hanmer Springs Attractions offers you the outdoor adventure activities that New Zealand is famous for in the natural environment of Hanmer Springs. Just 90 minutes from Christchurch, enjoy a day of fun with family or friends. Activities on offer include a thrilling Jet Boat ride along the Waiau River gorge, 35-metre Bungy Jump from the historic Ferry Bridge, ... More info

Christchurch Paragliding

Best Christchurch Adrenaline Activities

Christchurch Paragliding offer tandem flights from Taylor's Mistake,  the premier flying site in Christchurch and one of the best coastal flying sites in New Zealand. The take-off site is only 10 minutes drive from both Lyttelton and the beachside village of Sumner - great places to explore, shop or grab a coffee after your flight. Paragliding this area truly is a special and memor... More info

Discovery Jet

Best Christchurch Adrenaline Activities

A short 20-minute drive from Methven and Mt Hutt, and just 60 minutes from Christchurch, the crystal clear waters of the Rakaia River is your destination for some high octane action. Go wet and wild with a thrill-filled ride on a powerful jet boat, or turn things up a notch with a jet boat combo experience Jet Boat Tours: Discovery Jet offers visitors the chance to go hurtling through gorges... More info

Hidden Valleys Rafting

Best Christchurch Adrenaline Activities

Rafting adventure specialists offering rides for varying abilities.  Situated in the Southern Alps, covering some of the wildest wilderness in the country. Satisfaction guaranteed. Hidden Valleys Rafting can offer rafters anything from a scenic, leisurely paddle through some stunning and serene mountain gorges, to really wet and wild rafting through grade 3 and 4 rapids.  They'll take... More info

Christchurch Gondola

Best Christchurch Adrenaline Activities

Offering 360-degree views over Christchurch, the gondola provides visitors with a spectacular vista and fantastic photo opportunities. The journey to 500 metres above sea level takes about 10 minutes in a fully enclosed cable car.  At the top visitors can stretch their legs with a walk on one of the many Port Hills tracks or simply sit and take in the view stretches to the Southern Alps in... More info