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Introduction to Downhill Mountain Biking - Christchurch Adventure Park

Hit the track for an epic Introduction to Downhill Mountain Biking at Christchurch Adventure Park!


  • Christchurch Adventure Park is your number one stop for an adrenaline fuelled day out in the Christchurch's gorgeous outdoors
  • Nestled amongst the Pine trees , the park includes a café with a large outdoor deck perfect for post-adventure refuels
  • Learn the basics of braking, cornering, balance, and stance with our friendly and experience guides
  • Have a guided run down our Green beginner trail

Our introduction to Downhill Mountain biking is the ultimate way to kickstart your confidence and skill base for this exhilarating sport!

You will spend approximately 90 minutes with one of our friendly and experienced DH coaches where they will teach you basics of braking, cornering, balance, and stance. You will also get a guided run down our Green beginner trail.

Included in this package is a Downhill Bike, Helmet and protective gear, your chairlift pass, and the 90 minutes with the coach. If you can ride a bike on the flat, you capable of doing the doing this!

The chairlift is the longest in New Zealand travelling 1.8km to 400m and provides access to the Southern Hemisphere’s largest collection of lift-accessed bike trails, the zipline and for sightseers a stunning view that encompasses the city, Pacific Ocean and Southern Alps.

Adult $95.00
Youth $80.00

What's included

  • Downhill Bike
  • Helmet and protective gear
  • Chairlift pass
  • 90 minutes with the coach


  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience


  • Must be 13 years old to go on tour alone

    7-12 years old need to be accompanied by an Adult

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Youth pricing applies to ages 7 - 17 years.

Available Bookings from September 25 to October 01

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Fri 25 Sep
Sat 26 Sep
Sun 27 Sep
Mon 28 Sep
Tue 29 Sep
Wed 30 Sep
Thu 1 Oct

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$95.00
  • Youth$80.00

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Oli from France wrote on 17 September 2020


That was an awesome experience for me with a beautifull weather but even windy it was so much fun And did not affect once in the tracks a bit at the top but good no more afterwards. As an old bmx rider, Morgan our coach compared everyones sport to mountain bike giving usefull development tips. Good gears bikes are in very good conditions. I need to come again for a new day ! Thanks guys !

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Lucy Ridley from New Zealand wrote on 07 September 2020

Great Experience!

Booked as a fathers day gift for four Dads, they all really enjoyed it - and thought their instructor was awesome. They would all go again very soon!

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Jill R from New Zealand wrote on 07 September 2020

Ideal Beginners intro

Less from Josh was most helpful for us as it was our first downhill bike experience.

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victoria from New Zealand wrote on 22 September 2020

Was only for an hour ?

I thought this was for 3 hours ... only did one track ... very disappointed.... an hour if I was paying a 100 bucks .... I’d be super more annoyed

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From Introduction to Downhill Mountain Biking - Christchurch Adventure Park

Kia ora, sorry you though the lesson was for 3 hours, as we only run Intro to Riding lesson for 1.5 hours. However you mentioned it was only for 1 hour, but it should have been 1.5 hours. Please contact us at CAP and we will provide you with the extra time. Regards CAP Guest Services

evab from New Zealand wrote on 14 September 2020

Downhill MB

Unfortunately my first experience wasn't very pleasant. 5 of us booked through the website for the same time a beginners mountain biking class for most of us this was the first time ever attempting downhill mountain biking. To begin with, we had issues with the bookings we made and communication with staff. We were distributed into 2 separate groups. Once we rang the Park, they said they have sorted it but when one of us turned up on the day she was told that she will be in a group an hour later. The chairlift had some unknown issues and I got stuck on it for over 45 minutes. By the time we got to the top of the hill I was demotivated and completely frozen. At the end of the experience, even though the instructor apologized we were not offered any discounts not even a complimentary drink for the inconvenience caused. Some of us had to be at other events that they missed due to the technical issues. The instructor was great, but overall the experience wasn't. The bikes and gear provided were great.

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From Introduction to Downhill Mountain Biking - Christchurch Adventure Park

Hello We do apoloise for your experience. We would like to offer all 5 ladies to return on another day at your convenience free of charge, so that you can experience it again but at the level of service and adventure we strive for. Please contact us to arrange if you would to take this offer up. Again we do apologise. Regards CAP Guest Services


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