Season-specific day trip ideas for those looking for a casual bike ride, a relaxing walk and some delicious kai to try.

Autumn + Winter

A Sunday in Kaiapoi

Looking for an inspiring way to spend your Sunday? Discover rare bird species on your morning stroll, take part in an iconic lunch time boat cruise and soak up the culture at the local art gallery and museum.

Discover Another Side to Kaiapoi

Explore Kaiapoi by foot, hop onboard the iconic river queen and finish the day off by treating your tastebuds.

Experience Oxford in Autumn

Experience the fresh air, produce and mountain views that Oxford has to offer as you start your day with a farmers’ market, hike the Ashley gorge loop track and take a step back in time by visiting a 1950’s themed diner.

Girls’ Day Out in Rangiora

Start with a leisurely stroll, roll up your sleeves and get creative painting pottery and then peruse the boutique stores on the high street and laneways to find that special something. Look no further for the ultimate girl’s day out, all in under 30 minutes from Christchurch.

Waikuku to Pegasus by Bike

From a cosy coffee and scone to a gentle mountain bike trail and a leisurely lunch lakeside – this itinerary is well-suited to the indulgent explorers.

What’s on Offer in Waikuku?

Enjoy the spoils of lavender, a café filled with plenty of charm and a wide range of eclectic items from a variety of stores when you learn what’s on offer in Waikuku.

Spring + Summer

Cycle Your Way to Pegasus

Journey from Waikuku to Pegasus on bike and enjoy a long leisurely lunch in between with this itinerary.

Kaiapoi by the River

Get to know Kaiapoi by the river, starting with an early morning walk, a kayak and ending with a delicious bite to eat with this itinerary.

Shop Walk and Dine in Oxford

Start with a farmers' market, immerse yourself in nature and end the day with a deliciously different pizza and wine with this itinerary.

Two Wheels to Rangiora

The perfect itinerary for cycle lovers, starting in Waikuku and ending in Rangiora with plenty of smoothie stops along the way.