Lake Daniells is a classic overnight hike in Lewis Pass. It is popular among families with younger kids that enjoy hiking. With the track being well maintained and easy to follow, it makes a good hike to do for your first overnighter. The hike takes approximately 3 hours according to DOC and is usually quite popular, especially over long weekends.
There are times where you want to escape the crowds and go on a real adventure, to explore. I know I feel this way often. I often get asked the question of "How do you come across these places?". To answer your questions I have compiled a number of resources such as forums, books and maps that I frequently find myself going back to time and time again. As with any trip it gives me this sense of excitement when I stumble across places that I have found with little information. It always has me excited for the unknown.
Camp Bay Cave is a small hole in a rock in the bay, around the rocks North West of Camp Bay. A hidden unnamed, unmarked slice of paradise close to home.
Camp Bay is a beautiful Nor'Western Bay on Banks Peninsula. With two small sandy beaches separated by a rib of rock, it is the perfect place to hit the beach this summer. With good waves and plenty of sunshine, this is not a beach to be missed.
Tumbledown bay is a secluded beach on the southern shores of Banks Peninsula. The bay has incredible cliffs along with a sandy beach, a place you can relax in the sun or go on an adventure. Only a one and a half hour drive away from Christchurch Tumbledown Bay is ‘the’ beach to escape from the crowds.
Foggy Peak is a well-known climb that is becoming increasingly popular. From Porters Pass it is just a hop across the barrier and you are right on track to the summit. With it being one of the most prominent mountains from the Canterbury Plains, be prepared for first-class 360-degree views of the surrounding area.
Godley Head track is a classic Christchurch Mountain Bike ride that starts from Evans Pass Road and leads out to Godley Head. It's a solid grade 3 cross country Mountain Bike ride that takes on rocky volcanic outcrops along with smooth berms. If you're a confident mountain biker, this ride is for you.
A trip into Lagoon Saddle Hut is an exceptional spring time overnighter that showcases everything from forest walks to climbing snowy mountains to traversing tussock laden fields. It is only fairly short taking only two half days to complete. The walk into Lagoon Saddle Hut provides some exceptional views over and around Arthur's Pass National Park without gaining too much altitude. If you are ever short for time but still want to get out into the wilderness for a night, look no further.
Tunnel Beach is an incredible natural wonder in Dunedin, a walk that leads to natural limestone cliffs. It is known as the 'most romantic spot in Dunedin', making it a wonderful date with my beautiful girlfriend. With access to the beach being only 12 mins from Dunedin city centre it's a manageable evening adventure. Tunnel Beach and the surrounding area provides as an epic sunset location when the clouds hang low.