Hiking & Biking
Canterbury’s diverse landscape offers an array of trails for walking and biking. The Lodge offers the complimentary use of 4 bicycles for exploring the immediate area with many guests enjoying the easy 6-kilometre loop in the Otahuna Valley. The quiet country roads are perfect for cycling and visits can be made to a local Tai Tapu café or the Longueville Art Gallery. More adventurous guests might cycle 20 kilometres into Christchurch or follow a cycling guide along the summit road with spectacular views over Christchurch city and the nearby coastline.
Meanwhile the Banks Peninsula contains an excellent system of trails for walking. Popular options include the sea-cliffs at Taylor’s Mistake and Godley Head or the hike up Kaituna Valley through native forest with views over Lyttelton Harbour and Lake Ellesmere.