In Selwyn you’ll discover activities as diverse as the landscapes. The mountains, plains and rivers offer a wealth of activities including hiking, mountain biking, skiing, ballooning, jetboating, horse trekking and more.

Whether your attendees are culture or nature lovers, thrillseekers or connoisseurs of life’s finest things, they’ll love exploring what Selwyn has to offer.

Ballooning Canterbury

Escape to a world of peace and tranquility. Hot Air Ballooning is a magical experience and a flight with Ballooning Canterbury offers panoramic views across the fertile Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps. Group rates are available for six or more passengers.

High Country Horse Adventures

Experience the high country on horseback in the stunning Lake Coleridge area. Part-day, full-day and multiday trail rides are available, including accommodation. There’s horses to suit all abilities from beginner and novice to the experienced rider. Only a 75 minute drive away from Christchurch.

Homebush Stables

Homebush truly has something for everyone. The museum and original stables buildings house a unique collection of pioneering country life on the Canterbury Plains and beyond. There are eight acres of gorgeous gardens in a historic setting. Open for group tours by appointment only with a wide range of catering options available.

Middle Rock Farm

Middle Rock Station offers visitors a comprehensive group farm tour experience and venue in the scenic Lake Coleridge high country. Located just 1 hour’s drive west of Christchurch, the area caters for the outdoor recreationalist with opportunities for biking, walking, water sports, golfing and skiing activities on their doorstep. The Shearers’ Quarters accommodation is suitable for small conference groups.


Take a shot at these truly invigorating sports. Based at the foothills of the Southern Alps, the captivating views of Mt Hutt will inspire your imagination while taking aim at your target. Whether it is clay shooting, archery, air rifle target shooting or knife throwing, Newzengland caters for all abilities, ensuring simplicity for beginners and a challenge for the more experienced. Their Mini Olympic Challenge combines a selection of different activities – great for team building or a fun day out.

Porters Alpine Resort

Porters is the closest experience on snow to Christchurch and located just 90 minutes from Christchurch city. Porters focuses on offering a quality experience for all, whether it’s your first time on snow or you’re a total expert. The lodge has comfortable, bunk-style accommodation set against a beautiful mountain backdrop as well as a restaurant on-site.

Springfield Adventure Park

If you’re planning a corporate conference, staff team building day out or a Christmas work party, Springfield Adventure Park and Event Centre should be on your list. Less than an hour away from Christchurch city, activities include laser clay shooting, a native bush walk, the Jet Boat World museum, jet boating through the picturesque Waimakariri Gorge, or skimming over the braided shallows in the only AirBoat in New Zealand.

TranzAlpine Train

A relaxing and memorable way to travel through the stunning alpine scenery to the West Coast. Admire the panoramic views while covering 223 kms, in just under 5 hours one-way. The onboard café service is available to provide locally sourced food and beverage, and an exclusive charter service on the TranzAlpine train can be designed specifically for your clients.