South Island Sports & Outdoors

  • View from Sealy Tarns
    View from Sealy Tarns
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  • Mueller Hut in the Ice Fields
    Mueller Hut in the Ice Fields
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    View from Kea Point
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South Island Sports & Outdoors

  • Canterbury Crusaders Rugby

    Christchurch Sports & Outdoors

    Rugby is the big team sport which is played in Jade Stadium in winter, and the Crusaders are probably the best club/regional team in the world. They have been the champions of the Super12 and Super14 series which is the league for the best professional rugby teams of New Zealand, Australia and South Africa - well... until their dreadful semi-final...

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  • Rafting

    Queenstown Sports & Outdoors

    For the last section through the tunnel, we overshoot the entrance, and have to rock climb back to a suitable spot. We almost end up going over a very evil rapid called The Mother-in-law. We make it the second time. Just as well, as I don't fancy scrambling over the rocks again, dressed as the Michelin Man with slippery welly boots! The tunnel is...

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  • Paragliding

    Christchurch Sports & Outdoors

    I do not do paragliding but visiting friends of mine have enjoyed it very much in the Port Hills. Along the Summit Road there are several fine spots for the start, one at Castle Rock which is a very prominent rock not too far from Bridle Path, and the other one over Taylor's Mistake further out towards Godley Head. There are several companies that...

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  • Bungy Jumping

    Queenstown Sports & Outdoors

    Bungy jump over the local rivers, and get the thrill of your life. There are a few sites around New Zealand where you can make a bungy jump. The first and original commercial site (started 1988) is right here near Queenstown at the Kawarau Bridge. This is also the base and home of AJHackett Bungy. You will find a very modern, well presented...

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  • Cricket

    Christchurch Sports & Outdoors

    If the Black Caps - the national team - do not play the ninetieth test against Sri Lanka or whichever team in AMI Stadium (formerly: Jade Stadium) cricket takes place in other locations and all summer. The Canterbury team - the Wizards - play in the State Championship (State Shield), the games take place either on the Oval in South Hagley Park or...

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  • Tennis

    Christchurch Sports & Outdoors

    If you love tennis you can play in Hagley Park for nearly nothing. The Hagley Park Tennis Club welcomes casual players and charges only NZ$ 10. There are even some locations in Christchurch where you can play for free. But this club has an incredible lot of courts and is centrally located – right at the western carpark of the Botanic Garden, off...

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  • Rowing

    Christchurch Sports & Outdoors

    There are lots of sports you can do around Christchurch, but we weren't after anything too adventurous. Canoeing was ideal for us, because it was in the city. Nothing required (not even lifejackets, since the water is little over 30 - 40 cms deep!)

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  • go real mad...jetboating!!

    drives even big Man tears in their eyes, no joking, pur madness of speed and turbolence. provided

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  • Phar Lap ...in Action

    his Last Race 1932, winning the Aqua Caliente Cup in Mexico he died in California..people say..he was poisend, 2 years earlier, a Bookmaker in Melbourne tried to shoot the Horse.

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  • Surfing

    Absolutely great place for Surfing.Waves can be generated from the south, the west from the Tasman Sea, north from cyclone systems and east from depressions. This makes New Zealand a great place to be a surfer. The South Island is cold and can get bitter in the winter. The quality empty surf more than makes up for the temperature. The main bodies...

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  • fishing

    fishing is bigin New Zealand and special here in the South Island. High Sea fishing, River fly fishing you name you will find it here. I am not a friend of fishing, that's a fact, therefore I am useless going fishing, you will have a sobbing mate on ya hand who tells ya, let the fish go...let the fish off the hook :-) please course you will bring...

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  • go kayaking

    kayaking/canoeing great outdoor sport in New Zealand. where there is a river and there are many, the sea..sea kayaking is real in and fun. good instructors are on side....look up in the yellow pages or ask at the tourist infos around the South Island hire here for day trips

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  • 45 minute walk

    The Chasm and Lovers' Leap: The frighteningly steep cliffs are a feature of the peninsula's southern coast. The walk to them across tussocked farmland offers wide views of the peninsula and down to Allans Beach. At Lovers' Leap the cliffs drop a sheer 200 metres to a point where the sea has tunnelled its way inland, creating a blowhole spanned by a...

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  • Rugby mad South Island

    yes it is a little extreme sport..rough, fast and furious...there has been a saying here: Rugby is not for sissies..what more can I say.Rugby has one of the highest paraplegic rate in sport. a Ball...called Pill!, looks like a Pill..

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