The beautiful Rakaia Gorge is located on the Rakaia River, in inland Canterbury at the foothills of the mountain ranges. Here you will find stunning scenery combined with places of historical and geological interest. The popular Rakaia Gorge Walkway is a 10.4 kilometre return track along the top of the Rakaia Gorge, to the ferryman's track, other popular activities include jetboating in the Rakaia Gorge and fishing in the picturesque Rakaia River. more
The Rakaia River is a large braided river, offering a range of activities including trout and salmon fishing, jet boating, and swimming.
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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 - Located above the magnificent Rakaia Gorge in Canterbury High Country facing Mt Hutt. Seven premium quality, self-contained villas of two and three bedroom configuration. Five villas adjacent to each other, two a short walk away. Perfect for groups. 1 hour from Christchurch International airport. Access to Terrace Downs Resort with restaurant and café, golfshop and championship 18 hole golf course.
Mobile-friendly - Thrill and scenic photographic jet boat tours, 360-degree spins, salmon and trout fishing, fly and spin casting, helicopter rafting/jet boat combos. Our professional team can tailor-make your ultimate adventure, one hour from Christchurch at the base of Mt Hutt ski field... enjoy a slice of paradise in Canterbury High Country. Individuals to larger corporate groups, operating year round.
Mobile-friendly - Montrose Estate offers the choice of three stunning residences set on 750 pristine acres. 2 bedroom chalet and 3 and 4 bedroom house offering self-contained accommodation. 2 kilometres of Rakaia River frontage, surrounded by magnificent mountain ranges and an abundance of wildlife. Your hosts will ensure you are free to soak up the ambience and enjoy the peaceful tranquillity.
This walkway offers several geological and historic features as it traverses the edge of the Rakaia Gorge. The walkway passes through several forest and shrub communities before climbing the gorse-lined historic ferryman's track. Continue along one of several glacial and river-carved terraces to a good lookout point.
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Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats vs Am I Fit Otago Gold Rush
Your 16/17 back-to-back WBC champion Wildcats are at home to the Waikato Wizards in the Women's Basketball Championship (WBC). Get down to the Cowles Caldron for the first of only three remaining home games this year, ...
Where: Cowles Stadium, Christchurch
Address: 210 Pages Rd, Wainoni, Christchurch
From: 7:30pm on Saturday 25th May 2019
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 25th May 2019
Ethel and Bethel 'Bingo Babes' - DHS PTSA Bingo Night
The Darfield High School Parent Teacher Student Association are raising funds to help support the awesome children of Darfield High School, so 'Ethel & Bethel Bingo Babes' are hosting a comedy night of bingo, raffles, ...
Where: Darfield High School, Darfield, Selwyn
Address: 7 McLaughlins Rd, Darfield, Selwyn
From: 7:00pm on Saturday 25th May 2019
To: 11:00pm on Saturday 25th May 2019
St Christophers Book Fair
Thousands of preloved high quality books of all types at only $2ea or 6 for $10. Plus Jigsaws, DVDs, Vinyl, CDs, and Specially priced books. *Plus a very special collection of Military History Books at only $4 ea ...
Where: St Christopher's Avonhead, Christchurch
Address: 244 Avonhead Road, Christchurch
From: 9:00am on Friday 24th May 2019
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 25th May 2019
You Should Be Dancing - New Zealand Tour 2
"You Should Be Dancing" is a night of Disco Hits from the 70's and 80's and we are very pleased to announce our second nationwide tour. A great big dancing disco celebration! We play classics that you would have ...
Where: Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Address: 3 Garlands Road, Woolston, Christchurch
From: 8:00pm on Saturday 25th May 2019
To: 1:00am on Sunday 26th May 2019
Deep Frequency is back for another bass music session at The Slate Room. Large sound system install, heavyweight line-up, no messing around...
Where: The Slate Room, Christchurch
Address: 160 Lichfield Street, Christchurch
From: 9:00pm on Friday 24th May 2019
To: 3:00am on Saturday 25th May 2019
Viva La Patria
For the first time in Christchurch, we have organised a "Peña" (a typical celebration where Argentineans meet up, eat, sing, dance and play cards). We will be offering the most famous Argentinean street food: Locro, ...
Where: La Office, Christchurch
Address: 13 Nursery Road
From: 12:00pm on Saturday 25th May 2019
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 25th May 2019
Garden City Cavy Club Show Day - All Breeds and Pets
Come along and have alook at cute and adorable guinea pigs. First up at 10am is the pedigree show where club members show off there amazing looking cavys. After lunch we then have the pet section, divided into ...
Where: St Paul's Anglican Church, Christchurch
Address: 1 Harewood Rd, Papanui, Christchurch
From: 10:00am on Saturday 25th May 2019
To: 3:00pm on Saturday 25th May 2019
Careful discussion has been made with various institutions. Four dedicated vinyl addicts have been assembled for musical mayhem. Wax Formats has been building this regular event for a while at D4, and this Sat's will ...
Where: D4, Christchurch, Christchurch
Address: Unit D4, 10 Garlands Rd, Woolston, Christchurch
From: 9:00pm on Saturday 25th May 2019
To: 3:00am on Sunday 26th May 2019
Dungeons & Comedians: Pelor's Peril
We left our adventurer's adrift in the middle of the ocean. Assuming they haven't resorted to cannibalism in the intervening weeks, they will finally get a chance to strike back against the sinister corporation that has ...
Where: Orange Studios, Christchurch
Address: 3/1063 Ferry Rd, Woolston, Christchurch
From: 8:30pm on Saturday 25th May 2019
To: 10:30pm on Saturday 25th May 2019