Sun, sea and surf. Our largest region.

New Zealand’s largest region hosts golden grassy plains, crystal clear lakes and epic river systems that twist and bend through snow-capped mountains down to our tallest, Aoraki Mount Cook. If enormous landscapes, huge views and agriculture are what you’re looking for, it’s in Canterbury.

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  • Tent Bushcraft

    Learn the essential skills of bushcraft and survive in the challenging wilderness of New Zealand. Build survival shelter, fires, and hunting items and embrace backcountry living.

    • New Zealand Bush Experience

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  • Trapping & Conservation Adventures Conservation

    Give back, connect and support wildlife while you explore a new region of New Zealand. Head out and get involved in conservation work. Help save species and support our fragile ecosystem.

    • Nina Hut & Wildlife Spotting

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  • Fly Fishing Adventures Fly Fishing

    Trek into the unchartered bush and discover pristine clear rivers full of game and remarkable surroundings. Just you and your Bushman with nothing but the relaxing tones of New Zealand's backcountry.

    • Explore Lake Guyon

      Canterbury
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  • Hiking with Bushman Tours Hiking

    Single-day, overnight and multi-day hikes and treks for all ages and experience levels. Hiking is what we do best, and we make it extra personal for you to experience our natural world up close.

    • Mt Somers Route Finding

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    • Woolshed Creek Overnighter

      Canterbury
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    • Conquer Mt Somers

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    • Woolshed Creek Day Adventure

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    • Nina Valley Overnight Experience

      Canterbury
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    • Nina Hut & Wildlife Spotting

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    • Coached Hunting Adventure

      Canterbury
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    • Day at Woolshed Creek

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    • Godley Head & Earthquake Tour

      Canterbury
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    • Climb Epic Mt Somers

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    • A Night Up Mt Somers

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    • Hike or Run Bealey Spur

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    • Climb Little Mt Peel

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    • Traverse Casey & Binser Saddle

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    • Adventure up Mt Oxford

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    • Extinct Christchurch Volcano

      Canterbury
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    • Extinct Christchurch Volcano

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    • Jollie Brook Bush Walk

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    • Woolshed & Mt Somers Overnight

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    • Explore Lake Guyon

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  • History & Culture Adventures History & Local Culture

    Explore our local cultures, uncover historic gems and geological secrets that bring to life New Zealand's deep connection with mother nature. Get to know the link between Māori and the environment.

    • Godley Head & Earthquake Tour

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    • Mining History at Woolshed Creek

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    • Extinct Christchurch Volcano

      Canterbury
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  • Hunting Adventures Hunting

    Designed for those new and interested in conservation-focused hunting, head out with a professional and patient hunter to track down deer, tahr and wild boar.

    • New Zealand Bush Experience

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    • Parent & Child Bush Experience

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    • Coached Hunting Adventure

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  • Photography Adventures Photography

    Grab the photo that says it all. Find the spots without the queues and go to unique places only your Lensman or Bushman guide knows for that perfect lighting, angle, and scene.

    • Extinct Christchurch Volcano

      Canterbury
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  • Hiking with Bushman Tours Trail Running

    Trail run with our experienced athlete guides and experience the New Zealand backcountry at speed. Challenging yourself and go cross-country today.

    • Hike or Run Bealey Spur

      Canterbury
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Local Bushmen running tours in Canterbury

These friendly, fun and outgoing experts are handpicked by us and must show a lifetime of knowledge to their region before becoming a Bushman. They know this place better than any; you're in good hands.

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