Stage One of the Christchurch Adventure Park has seen New Zealand’s longest chairlift being built. At a length of 1.8KM it will take sightseers, riders and their bikes to the top of the Port Hills with stunning views across the city and Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps. From here sightseers can hop off and take a short stroll above the Top Station to admire the views and take some stunning pictures.


Riders will be able to access the largest collection of lift accessed trails in the Southern Hemisphere, ranging from beginners through to pro-line black and a mix of machine and hand built trails.


The top of the chairlift also marks the start of the most adrenaline inducing way to see the Port Hills - by the CAP Zipline tour. Fly through the air with a series of 4 dual ziplines ranging in length from 400 to 1100 metres and up to 150 metres off the valley floor. This is New Zealand’s longest and highest zipline and the tour includes sights of historical and geographical interest.


If exploring the hills on two legs is more your style then the uphill track specifically designed for walkers and runners (but bikes are welcome, going up only) is an awesome way to see some views around the park as well out over the city. The track starts just before the car-park and will take you to the top station through varied undulating terrain.