Springfield and Great Alpine Highway
Springfield is a small town at the foothills of the Canterbury mountains and is regraded as "the gateway to the Southern Alps". The Great Alpine Highway provides one of the most direct routes from coast to coast though the unforgettable and utterly breathtaking Arthur's Pass. Springfield and the Great Alpine Highway offer a whole selection of alpine activities such as cross country quadbiking, safari tours, jetboating and a range of country accommodation such as alpine resorts, backpacker lodges and country pubs hotels. more
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Mobile-friendly - Enjoy the thrills of offroad motorcycle and quadbike fun, riding the best high country trails in New Zealand. Trails suitable for novice to experienced riders. Coaching can be arranged for beginners. Includes transport from Christchurch, all riding gear, experienced guide, snacks, drink, latest model trail and quad bikes from 100cc to 450cc. Half-day/day tours departing daily all year.
Mobile-friendly - Adventure Trailrides New Zealand offer corporate tours allowing us to put your team through their paces on an enduro motorcycle or atv quad bike in Christchurch. Our tours are suitable for beginners with coaching available and we can cater for up to 16 people. Single or multi-day options are available as well as lunch or corporate meals.
Mobile-friendly - Excitement and scenic jet boating on the Waimakariri River. Our "Canyon Safaris" Tours depart Springfield in the spectacular canyon that runs through the foothills of the Southern Alps. Our "Braided Shallows" departs from the Waimakariri Regional Park. Enjoy the spins and speed just 20 minutes north of Christchurch. Spectacular Hamilton Jet Boat Spins. New Zealand Jet Boating at its Best!
Benlea invites you to experience a genuine working farm in New Zealand. Nestled in the beautiful location of the Rakaia Gorge, we will take you on a private, in depth tour of our land, where you can meet our animals and see first hand how we raise and look after them.
Mobile-friendly - This exciting day-tour includes jet boating on the mighty Waimakariri river, a 4WD adventure across Mt Torlesse High Country Station, and a scenic tour through the breathtaking Canterbury high country to Arthurs Pass National Park located in the stunning Southern Alps of New Zealand. The return journey to Christchurch is on the world-famous TranzAlpine Train. This tour has it all.
For two years, the small township of Springfield in the Selwyn District of New Zealand was on the map for the enormous plastic pink doughnut situated on its boundaries to celebrate The Simpsons' Movie in 2007 (This was set in the fictional cartoon town of Springfield). The doughnut is no more, but there are still plenty of reasons to visit.
Mobile-friendly - Terrace Downs Resort offers in-house and casual visitors a unique one-stop NZ getaway destination nestled in the foothills of Mt Hutt, within an easy hour's scenic drive of Christchurch International Airport. Featuring deluxe 1-7 bedroom accommodation, fine and casual dining options, a championship 18-hole golf course, Day Spa and a wide selection of other resort-operated activities to choose from.
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