Summer activities Around Porters

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Mountain Biking

Porters Flow Trail

Porters has 2.3km of purpose-built mountain bike flow trails. With a vertical climb of 120 metres, the mountain bike trails are wide and smooth, full of berms, rolls, pops and hips. New for 2023, we have added The Crystal Valley Trail & The Porters Jump Line. Come on up and explore the new additions.

Porters Flow Trail - Click to enlarge.

Mountain Bike Rentals

New to biking and want to give it a try? We have got you covered with our fleet of rental bikes. All bike rentals include free helmet hire.

Rental rates:


1 Hour $25

Half-day $40

Full-day $65

Children ( <10yrs )

1 Hour $20

Half-day $35

Full-day $50

Craigieburn Range MTB

The Craigieburn range is home to world-renowned backcountry mountain biking trails. With options to suit all abilities, There's fun to be had for the entire family. Notable mentions are The Edge at Craigieburn, Dickson's at Broken Rive and Cheeseman Downhill at Mt Cheeseman. For more info on all trails visit:

Craigieburn Forest Park on

Mountain Bike Shuttles

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Public Shuttles.

Saturdays @ Cheeseman. 10AM-4PM. *From Texas Flat

Sundays @ Craigieburn. 10AM-4PM. *From the Craigieburn gate.


Shuttles operate on the world-renowned Craigieburn trails, every weekend until the end of April. Staging from Texas Flat, at Cheeseman on Saturdays and the Craigieburn gate on Sundays, starting at 10am, the shuttle runs on-demand and 5 & 10-ride cards can be purchased online or from the shuttle driver. The shuttle drops you at the top of the access road allowing for multiple trail options on the downhill. For more information on the Craigieburn trails, click here.


Private shuttles.

Available on request, midweek only. $399/5hours for up to 6 people. Give us a call or email us for more info and to book.

Castle Hill Rocks


Castle Hill rocks is a renowned destination for bouldering enthusiasts, offering routes for climbers of all skill levels. Even if you're not inclined to climb, the area's stunning beauty makes it worth a visit. Dubbed a "spiritual centre of the universe," it holds significant cultural, spiritual, and historical value for the Ngai Tahu tribe, who refer to it as Kura Tawhiti (treasure from afar).

Apline Jet Thrills


Experience the exhilaration of jet boating through the spectacular Waimakariri River canyon.

Alpine Jet Thrills can also provide the unique experience of skimming wet stones in the only USA style AirBoat in New Zealand! For more information, visit