Christchurch Taste of the City
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It’s the type of activity that has probably sat on your bucket list for as long as you can remember but you’ve probably never made too much of an effort to tick it off. It’s a sport that most guys will tune into on a late night of the Olympics and proclaim they would be good at it. It’s also the type of ride that will get slippery and wet, without causing your Missus to raise any eyebrows. White Water Rafting is something a little different but it’s a true Kiwi experience. Ah, Christchurch. You just are oh-so-perfect. You are the ideal combination of fun and feistiness, with an equal serving of beautiful scenery and adrenaline-fuelled activities. The best way to experience everything this city has to offer is with an afternoon of white water rafting. After donning a stylish, full-body wetsuit, you’ll be taken to the icy cold waters of Rangitata River.
From the river banks, you’ll watch the water rush over rocks and boulders, while listening to a quick safety briefing from the on-site experts. Now, this is where the real fun begins. Strap into your raft and hold on tight, you’re about to experience the biggest adrenaline rush of your lifetime. The skilled guides will ease you into it, teaching you everything you need to know in while you’re still in the grade-one waters. But before you know it, you’ll hit the grade-five white water rapids, and there’s no turning back. The rough and rocky rapids will keep you on the edge of your seat, with white knuckles gripping on for dear life. Remember to keep an ear out for the Buck’s reaction…His high pitched squeal is the perfect content for your best man speech.
Have you ever heard someone ask “Why should I visit Christchurch?”? Probably not, because the real question should be “Why shouldn’t I visit Christchurch?”. There are seriously so many attractive qualities about the South Island’s biggest city that it could be a New York runway model. With snow capped mountains, ancient glaciers and lush hills, it is practically an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true. You can explore the surrounding region on one of the many walking tracks, mountain biking trails or scenic roads. Back in the CBD, you will find a city centre that is easily scaled by foot.
The unique architecture is home to a bustling arts scene, meaning you can catch a music gig, live performance or comedy show almost every night of the week. Best served with a generous plate of dude food and ice-cold beers, there is a seemingly endless array of restaurants, bars and cafes to sink your teeth in. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Christchurch also boasts a thriving nightlife all year round. It’s a city we could never get tired of visiting and we can’t wait to introduce you to New Zealand’s best playground. Swing us a message and we’ll tee everything up. When you’re not wearing your logistics hat, you’ll have more time to sink beers with the boys.