Fuel your thirst for adventure with these active adventures:


  •  The Cow Stream Hot Pools in the St James area are perhaps one of the best kept secrets ever!
  • Tramping in Hurunui on the Island Hills walking track, where you can get totally off the grid but still have tea and muffins waiting for you on completion!
  • Mount Isobel is gruelling but so rewarding!
  • Hiking on the Tiromoana Bush Walk - the views at the top are magnificent!
  • Mountain biking through the Hanmer Forest is like being in Canada, given the spectacular scenery
  • Rainbow Road is an epic spot to take the mountain bike for an isolated adventure
  • You can't beat a run up Mount Grey
  • Awesome events like the Hanmer Half Marathon, which has that special community vibe
  • The hiking tracks behind Hanmer, serving up 360-degree views
  • The hidden gems like Lake Sumner, which are so remote and wicked for tramping
  • Walking and guiding a Llama with Hanmer Llamas is something I will never forget!
  • Visiting Lake Taylor on a sunny day with kayaks, a picnic and a book
  • Ripping through the riverbed and getting my heartrate up on quad bikes with Hanmer Adventure
  • My local walk to the water tank on the Plane Table walk in Waikari is so underrated - an amazing view in 15 minutes!
  • The Jollie Brook Circuit is the most fantastic walk - but we take the pack raft and paddle out. It's just a beautiful stretch of the most crystal-clear water.
  • Jetboating on the Hurunui River with Energy Jet was such a cool experience for our family, combining a riverside bbq with an exhilarating trip up the river learning all about the area.
  • Conquering Mt Isobel is unreal because once at the top you get this panoramic view of the Hanmer Basin.
  • I love taking the kayak, fishing rod and walking shoes to Lake Tennyson - hardest part is deciding what to do when!
  • The Waterfall Walk isn't for the faint-hearted, which is why this one is lesser known - but you must do it!
  • Surfing with dolphins and seals at Gore Bay - unbeatable
  • Flying down the Swoop mountain bike trail in the Hanmer Springs Forest is adrenalin pumping!
  • Teeing off towards the mountains at Hanmer Springs Golf Club is what I look forward to whenever I get the chance
  • Bungee jumping off Ferry Bridge with Hanmer Springs Attractions kickstarted an epic thrill-seeking weekend away
  • Tiromoana Bush walkway takes you from beach to wetlands and through regenerating bush
  • Horse trekking with friends in beautiful places like Amberley Beach
  • It's the wicked tracks in the Hanmer Forest, like Big Foot

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