Kura Tāwhiti - Castle Hill Limestone Reserve Walk
Unique limestone rock formations at Kura Tawhiti Castle Hill Limestone Reserve with breathtaking scenery and mountain ranges.
McHughes Forest Park
McHughs Forest Park is a 43 hectare public recreational reserve on the edge of Darfield town. A number of different flat walking and biking tracks weave through the forest. A plus for children and adults alike is the Fairy Forest Walk. Read more...
A museum, restaurant and shop are housed in the old stables building and the extensive garden rambles over 8 acres. Homebush is famous for its beautiful heritage buildings and magnificent trees.
A 4-hour hike one way through
beech forest and open tussock to the summit of Mount Oxford for spectacular views across the Canterbury towards the Port Hills.
Arthurs Pass National Park
Take a drive to Arthurs Pass (approx. 1hr15min from Waddington) and discover a number a walking tracks ranging from a few hours to a few days. Check out the local Department of Conservation Information Centre
Horse Riding/Trekking & Farm Shows
Rubicon Valley Horse Treks
Experience horse riding through a working high country farm under the Torlesse mountain range with farm, river, valley, and mountain treks.
15mins from Waddington. Read more...
TranzAlpine Train Day Trip
Make Waddington your country base for a day trip to the West Coast aboard the TranzAlpine. Join the train at Sheffield and traverse the Southern Alps to Greymouth and back again. Finish your day with fine dining at the local country pub, the Sheffield Hotel (1 km from Waddington). Read more...
Hororata Golf Club
Picturesque 18-hole course situated in the small rural town of Glentunnel.
(approx. 15mins from Waddington)
Waimakariri Golf Club
picturesque 18-hole course situated in the small rural town of Glentunnel.
(approx. 8mins from Waddington)
18-hole Championship golf course catering for all golfers with scenic mountain views. Also offers a range of activities such a day spa, archery, clay shooting plus a cafe and fine dining restaurant at the lodge. (approx. 35mins from Waddington)