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.
Gollum's Pool (also known as Kawhai Falls) is a waterfall near National Park in Tongariro National Park. It takes around 15 mins to return and is easily accessible. Gollum's Pool is a trip that can be done within three-quarters of an hour if you're in the area. No matter rain wet or shine, Kawhai falls is a natural wonder you won't want to miss!
Crooked Spur, Hut is part of the Te Araroa walkway, a section in mid-Canterbury close to Mesopotamia Station. The walk into Crooked Spur Hut trails next to Bush Stream climbing to an old musterer's hut. Crooked Spur Hut.
Kaiate falls is a short walk that leads to a spectacular waterfall. It is located near Tauranga, Kaiate Falls is only a 25 min drive from the city centre. The walk is not physically demanding and is suited to anyone of any fitness ability. The falls allow you to escape into nature and admire some of New Zealand's natural beauty. Kaiate Falls is a destination not to be missed when visiting Tauranga.
Mt Fyffe is a walk up to one of the most prominent mountains near Kaikoura with easy access. It can be done as a day walk or done as an overnight trek. It is not a hike to be missed if you have good weather and are in the Kaikoura region. In winter the walk provides spectacular views of the snowy mountains out to the west. It is New Zealand's little Nepal.