Kaiapoi things to do - pack a picnic
Kaiapoi has walking tracks, bike trails, parks, dog parks, museums, art galleries and great fishing spots. Visit Kaiapoi's i-SITE which is on Williams Street, there you will find a wealth of information, maps and advice.
We like to go for walks through the Red Zone.. its filled with trees and wide open spaces and we like to take our dog for a walk through there. If you look closely, you will find that there are lots of fruit trees, which has become very popular when the fruit is ripe. People seem to come from all over to help themselves to a free piece of fruit. Someone has even created a map of where all the trees are along with what type they are, click here and it will take you through to a link where all the fruit tree maps are.(note, you may need to move the map around to locate where you want to find the trees)
If you like to map your walk or are looking for additional places to walk around Kaiapoi. Check out this site for maps of Kaiapoi http://www.mapmywalk.com/nz/kaiapoi-canterbury/
If walking on the beach is more your thing, pop down to Kairaki or Pines beach, here is a link to more info.
Making the most of the Kaiapoi river
KORE sailing and hire - SUP and kayaking - will help you and your family develop skills associated with being confident in a water environment; skills and confidence that can be called on when facing other new or difficult situations.
KORE sailing - great options to get started in sailing or perhaps to get started again. Courses and options for all ages with our fantastic coaches who have years of experience getting people started in sailing. The best start in sailing anywhere.
Now at Kaiapoi, on the river - SUP Stand up Paddling and kayaking.
KORE holidays - Sailing and Water Activity programmes for groups at Lake Rua and along the Otukaikino Stream, while at Pegasus we have lots of scope for holiday activity with our kayaks, sail boats and SUP boards along with lots of water.
KORE for schools - KORE is carrying on a decades long tradition of introducing school groups to sailing. Each year we get over 3,000 students trying sailing - most for the first time. The sailing programme has been added to with Water Activities and River Crossing options now available, both of which build on our core interest in water safety.
Kaiapoi has a great skate park, located on Charles Street at at Trousselot Park
If you like walking and exploring things..check out geocaching, a friend of ours introduced us to it, you use your phone to find caches, they are in all sorts of places. Its like a huge treasure hunt and great fun for kids.... check out geocaching you need to upload an app...and then the fun begins.. its great for young and old
The Library on the corner of Williams Street and Raven Quay is a wonderful tranquil place to visit, free Wifi, it also contains Art on the Quay art gallery, which features local artists and chnages exhibitions around every 4-6 weeks... Kaiapoi also has a very interesting and wonderful museum. All these amenities are under the same roof
If you like mountain biking here is a link to a map with a range of trail options. The Kaiapoi Island Trail caters for mountain bikers, walkers and runners. There are. 18 km of track stretching from Raven Quay to Smiths Stream
You can access the rivers, to swim or walk or launch a boat.
If you want to go fishing, here is a link you can use.
If you are a surfer, you may like to surf at Pines Beach, which is just 4 kilometres from Kaiapoi, here is a link to surf information.
Kaiapoi has a wonderful swimming pool/aquatic centre at 9 Cass St, Kaiapoi.. whilst there is a cost, the cost is small...
After walking and adventuring around Kaiapoi, you want somewhere to eat and drink.
If you are new or visiting Kaiapoi, you may want to find toilets, ATM's, Library, Service centre, Museum, Laundromat etc.. here is a Kaiapoi Map highlighting these amenities.