Why We Love Summer

From the wide open sandy beaches – perfect for swimming and surfing, to the Kaiapoi River for Kore Hire activities and the iconic Kaiapoi River Queen, there are plenty of reasons why we love summer!

Waimakariri is also home to some unique summer attractions such as New Zealand’s only Airboat experience and the new inflatable waterpark – Aqualand NZ.

Summer in the Waimakariri is one of the best times to visit, explore and try something new. Plan your summer adventures below and find out Why We Love Summer!

Soak Up The Sun at Woodend Beach

Patrolled by Surf Lifesaving crews throughout the peak summer season, Woodend Beach is a fantastic spot for a fun family day out.

When the waves are on form, it’s also a popular beach for body boarders and surfers of all ages.

Spend your warm summer days here in Waimakariri and find out Why We Love Summer!

Ride the Waves at Waikuku

Grab your board, pack up the car and head out to Waikuku Beach to enjoy the warm days and big waves this summer.

We are spoilt for choice with beautiful beaches here in Waimakariri – just another reason Why We Love Summer!

Spend the Day at Ashley Gorge

Take a break from the sand and waves and head to Ashley Gorge to enjoy peaceful bush walks, refreshing swimming holes, or even some peace and quiet this summer.

This area of the Waimakariri region is thick with lush hiking tracks that will lead you to spectacular scenery and waterfalls.

Why We Love Summer? The Ashley Gorge is why.