Go high up into the mountain pass that Māori first used to travel from east to west in search of pounamu/greenstone. Travel by car, train or bus, then go and see one of the horse drawn coaches that carried passengers through this rugged landscape in the 1800s - the trip was much bumpier back then!
Where in the city can you see wildlife? The Dunedin Botanic Garden of course! Spot lizards in the rock garden, visit the kākā and kea at the aviary, spy a stick insect among the flowers. Some plants have been here for over 150 years. Can you guess which ones?
Set your imagination free on this windswept rugged headland in Karitane where history runs rife. In this place a great fortress once stood, the chief Te Wera ruled, Te Puna Wai spring kept the people of the land alive and whalers hauled the great sea creatures ashore.
In the heart of Christchurch is a wild forest, home to over 400 mighty kahikatea trees with their impressive buttress roots. There’s also the oldest remaining building in Canterbury, a large grassy spot for picnics and if you’ve got sharp eyes you might spot geckos. Too much!
If you’ve got a head for heights and love speed, this adventure is for you! Bring a boogie board or cardboard box for the ultimate dune riding. Who will be fastest? You’ll see seabirds and jumping insects and if you’re lucky you might see sea lions and penguins. Think you can handle it all?