Kura Tāwhiti - Castle Hill Limestone Reserve Walk

Unique limestone rock formations at Kura Tawhiti Castle Hill Limestone Reserve with breathtaking scenery and mountain ranges.

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Kowai Bush Reserve

A meandering loop tracks set in

dense beech forest.

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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...

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Homebush Stables

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. 

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Mount Oxford

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.

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Washpen Falls

Enjoy a walk, with amazing views,  amongst native NZ bush to Washpen Falls. Signposted from Washpen Road near Windwhistle.

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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

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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...

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Alpine Jet

Enjoy a ride through the spectacular scenery of the Waimakariri River canyon and the thrills of the world famous 360 degree Hamilton jet spins. Read more...

Art Galleries

Visit our local art galleries to view local and national artists ...​

Te Huanui Art Gallery

 10am-4pm Tues-Sun, 17 South Terrace, Darfield​

Arts in Oxford

10am-4pm Tues-Sun,

Main St, Oxford

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Skiing
Skiing
Make Waddington and Sheffield your weekend ski base... The below ski fields are all approx. 1hr from Waddington.​

Approx. 1hr 20mins from Waddington

Approx. 2hrs 45mins from Waddington

Golf Courses

Hororata Golf Club

Picturesque 18-hole course situated in the small rural town of Glentunnel. 

(approx. 15mins from Waddington)

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Waimakariri Golf Club

picturesque 18-hole course situated in the small rural town of Glentunnel. 

(approx. 8mins from Waddington)

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Terrace Downs

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)

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