Date: 1 December 2018
Location: Selwyn

Get out and about this summer and discover your backyard with our list of 100 fun activities to do in the district.

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What's our top 100?

  1. Picnic at Castle Hill/Kura Tawhiti
  2. Kayak on Lake Pearson
  3. Grab a pie at Sheffield pie
  4. Check out the view from Foggy Peak
  5. Fish up the Waimakariri Gorge
  6. Walk through Prebbleton Nature Park
  7. Play a round of twilight golf
  8. Check out the Power Station in the Lake Coleridge village
  9. Learn about Rewi Alley in Springfield
  10. Enjoy an ice cream from your local dairyice cream
  11. Visit Rakaia Huts
  12. Fish at Lake Coleridge
  13. Walk the Bealey Spur Track
  14. Get a photo at Devils Punchbowl Waterfall, Arthur’s Pass
  15. Explore Lakeside Domain
  16. Go kea spottingkea
  17. Mountain bike Hogs Back Track, Castle Hill
  18. Swim at Darfield Pool
  19. Climb Avalanche Peak
  20. See the Moa at The Bealey
  21. Motorbike from Springfield to Kumara
  22. Horse trek at Kowhai Bush
  23. Water ski on Lake Lyndon
  24. Stay over at Avoca Hut
  25. Go caving through Cave Stream
  26. Mountain bike at Craigieburn Forest Park
  27. Have a cold beverage at the Hororata Café
  28. Drive from Lake Coleridge to Lake Lyndon
  29. Check out Washpen Falls
  30. Read an eBook or eMagazine from a Selwyn library
  31. Drive Zig Zag Road in Windwhistle
  32. Take your dog to a dog park
  33. Camp at the Rakaia Gorge
  34. See the irrigation centre pivots of Te Pirita
  35. Go to a local school fair
  36. Hold your breath across the SH1 Rakaia River bridge
  37. Walk along the beach from Rakaia Huts to Taumutu
  38. Visit Ngāti Moki Marae
  39. Explore Harts Creek
  40. Ride the hydroslide at Southbridge Pool
  41. Visit Ellesmere Heritage Park
  42. Play a game of tennis at Killinchy
  43. Jet boat the Rakaia Gorge jet boat
  44. Wander down the main street of Leeston
  45. Check out Dunsandel Store
  46. Visit a winery
  47. Walk through Adam’s Arboretum in Greendale
  48. Go to a Summer in Selwyn event
  49. Make and fly a kite
  50. Picnic at Chamberlains Ford chilly bin
  51. Invite a neighbour over for coffee
  52. Cycle the Little River Rail Trail
  53. Go hot air ballooning in Hororata Hot air ballooning
  54. Check out the kids' area at Darfield Library
  55. Visit Cotons Cottage
  56. Explore the Glentunnel Museum
  57. Bike the pump track in Coalgate Reserve
  58. Catch the TranzAlpine
  59. Drive the back roads from Springfield to Whitecliffs
  60. Go swimming at the Waimakariri Gorge bridge
  61. Go for a walk around your neighbourhood
  62. Go camping at Glentunnel
  63. Mountain bike McHughs Forest ParkBiking
  64. Play lawn bowls on the Kirwee green
  65. Book a session on the new West Melton indoor court
  66. Complete a puzzle
  67. Attend an aquatics class at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre
  68. Play frisbee at Foster Park
  69. Visit the show homes in Faringdon
  70. Visit the historical Liffey Cottage in Lincoln
  71. Cycle Old Tai Tapu Road
  72. Go to the races at Motukarara
  73. Try to spot your home from Summit Road
  74. Walk through the grounds of Lincoln University
  75. Play a game of force back on Springston Domain
  76. Take a Sunday drive
  77. Show off your skills at the Lincoln Skate Park
  78. Check out the playground at Osborne Park
  79. Swim at Sheffield Pool
  80. Canoe Te Waihora/Lake EllesmereKayak
  81. Borrow a book from Rolleston Library
  82. Visit the Lincoln Wetlands
  83. Get a photo in the donut at Springfieldcamera
  84. Relax at The Lincoln Green beside the library
  85. Bike to somewhere you’ve never biked before
  86. Finish a crossword
  87. Go tubing down a river
  88. Walk Bluff Track in Coalgate
  89. Play a game of backyard cricket
  90. Spend a day only eating food produced in Selwyn
  91. Visit an art gallery
  92. See where the Selwyn River/Waikirirkiri enters Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere
  93. Visit Porters Flow Trail
  94. Sleep under the stars
  95. Plan and book your next holiday
  96. Stay up on New Year’s Eve
  97. Go to a Storytime session at Leeston Library
  98. Help out at your local community garden
  99. Go to a garage sale
  100. Go for a scooter ride