An adventure right on your doorstep
- Zahra Shahtahmasebi
Armed with a handful of snacks and a handful of kids (four to be exact), my brother, his partner and I hopped in the car and went on our merry way to the Christchurch Adventure Park.
Not wasting any time, we enquired at the information desk, to be told the walk to the top of the hill takes about one to one-and-a-half hours and, if we make it, we can ride the chairlift down for free.
Not ones to shy away from a challenge, off we went.
The kids enjoyed scrambling up the track, looking at the view and watching as the bikers came charging down.
The chairlift came into view eventually, and we all breathed a sigh of relief. Alas, we were fooled, as the track seemed to loop around the hill and the lift disappeared from sight.
We had been walking almost two hours now; the kids were tired, the snacks were gone, and we were starting to wonder whether we would ever get to the top. Heck, we were no longer sure we were even on the right track.
Turning back was out of the question, so we pressed on to the top, arriving sweaty but exuberant, and enjoyed our well-deserved chairlift-ride down.