Adventure Park to reopen this summer

The Christchurch Adventure Park will be back in action this summer following the repair of damage from the Port Hills fires.

The park is set to open on Tuesday December 5, giving people access to the 200 seat café, chairlift, sightseeing, zip line tours and a coaching mountain bike trail.

The park has been closed for 10 months, and was open for just nine weeks before the February fires tore through and destroyed about two thirds of it.

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Christchurch Adventure Park spokesperson Anne Newman said she was excited for the park to finally open again.

“It has been a really tough year. Not only have we had to deal with the fires and rebuild we have also had one of the wettest winters on record. This has meant that the logging and subsequently the trail building have been significantly impacted.”

Some of the 18 mountain bike trails are still being redesigned.

“It is really important for the public to understand that it will take some time to rebuild all the trails we had prior to the fire,” she said.

“When we re-open we will have the coaching/green trail available and we’ll reopen other trails over summer as they are finished.We’ve also planned some spectacular new trails for the public to ride. But it will take time.”

The 26-tonne haul rope for the chairlift had been replaced, along with all four zip lines while park staff continued to rebuild the existing mountain bike trails.

A ‘significant section’ of the park had been replanted already.

From Tuesday December 5 the Park will be open 12pm to 7pm daily.