Soft Adventure

The NZ iconic attraction of Jetboating, Hot Air Ballooning or even Helicopter rides can be arranged from Montrose. We are here to help.

Jet Boating
An iconic New Zealand experience providing excitement and beautiful scenery. Just around the corner two professional Jet Boat operators in close proximity can pick you up from Montrose and take you for a thrill seeking adventure through the Rakaia River Gorge and back into the middle of the high Country with a view you never will forget!

Hot Air Ballooning
If you’ve never tried it before a Hot air balloon ride is the ultimate scenic experience! Operating out of Methven, Aoraki Balloon Safaris provides an air adventure giving you a tranquil and majestic flight, which no other aircraft can offer. On a clear fine day you can take in views of the entire of Canterbury Plains including views of Mt Cook or Aoraki, in Maori which means – Cloud Piercer.

Walking Tracks
There are a wide variety of pristine and beautiful walking tracks to choose from in the immediate area. Some of the favourites include: the Rakaia Gorge walkway, which meanders its way along the edge of the Rakaia Gorge for 5 kilometres and passes through areas of geological and historic interest. This walk has stunning views and wonderful native bush. Washpen Falls is a unique and private alpine walking track through a canyon full of nature's beauty The canyon, formed by an ancient volcano with its blind ravines was used by the Maori to trap and kill the giant flightless New Zealand bird, the Moa. The walkway has a wonderful variety of New Zealand native bush and vibrant bird life.