Recreation Activities in North Canterbury

TrampingNorth Canterbury offers a wide range of recreational and lifestyle opportunities.

The region's sandy beaches, estuaries and rivers offer excellent fishing, boating and rafting while the picturesque foothills and mountains of North Canterbury provide a variety of tramping experiences, walking tracks, bike trails and recreation areas.

The Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve is renowned for its hot pools and resort-style attractions.

Touring routes are popular with visitors to North Canterbury. The region is home to a growing number of excellent cycle routes as well as the popular North Canterbury Food & Wine Trail.

There are also many sporting and recreational clubs in the region for all to enjoy. 

Go to Visit Waimakariri or Visit Hurunui for more details on the region's recreation activities.

Event imageEvents in North Canterbury

North Canterbury has a jam-packed events calendar, with over 600 events happening each year in the Waimakariri District alone. The calendar includes everything from farmers' markets and family-friendly events to sporting events, live music and food & wine festivals.

For more information on North Canterbury events, check out the Visit Waimakariri Events Calendar, or the Visit Hurunui Events Calendar.



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