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  1.  Canterbury Winery Heli Lunch

    Canterbury Winery Heli Lunch

    Enjoy a heli-flight to one of our region’s world-renowned wineries. Arrive like a rock star! There is nothing quite like the thrill of landing in a helicopter on the lawn and walking into a winery where you will enjoy a delicious lunch and wine tasting. Makes a fabulous gift or corporate lunch to impress or seal the deal! You have a choice of 3 stunning wineries within easy reach; Pegasus Bay, Waipara Hills and Black Estate. Flights to these wineries operate daily all year round except some public holidays. Flights are around 20 minutes one way. Your helicopter pilot will be ready when you are to take you back to base near Christchurch airport after lunch. (Cost of lunch not included)
  2. The Road Trip 16 Day Lord of the Rings Private Tour

    The Road Trip 16 Day Lord of the Rings Private Tour

    For Lord of the Rings fans, a trip to New Zealand is the ultimate holiday. From exploring movie sets to hiking around iconic film locations, a New Zealand Lord of the Rings tour is the perfect way to explore our gorgeous country. Our 16-day New Zealand Lord of the Rings Private Tour is the best way to see New Zealand. Come and explore Hobbiton, raft down the mighty Anduin, get up close and personal to Mount Doom, Lothlorien Forest, Dimholt Road, Rivendell and more!  This is a must-do tour for LOTR fans. -Flexible Accommodation Options (3-4 star Motel/Hotel, 5 Star Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Campervan, Luxury Lodge, Glamping etc) -Flexible Vehicle Options -Offered as a Privately Guided Tour and a Self-Drive Package.
  3. The Road Trip 8 Day North Island Highlights Private Tour

    The Road Trip 8 Day North Island Highlights Private Tour

    This 8 day tour starts in Auckland, takes in the beautiful sites of Northland and the Coromandel, before heading to the Central North Island where you will see the magnificent Tongariro National Park. We'll also check out the thermal wonderland and Māori experiences in Rotorua as well as the nation's capital, Wellington. -Flexible Accommodation Options (3-4 star Motel/Hotel, 5 Star Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Campervan, Luxury Lodge, Glamping etc) -Flexible Vehicle Options -Offered as a Privately Guided Tour and a Self-Drive Package.
  4. Active Earth Adventures

    Active Earth Adventures

    We are a small and passionate team who get real enjoyment out of matching you to the best possible holiday. We have a real passion for active travel, wild places and their conservation that we would love to share with you. As avid hikers, mountain bikers, canoeists and “give everything a go” people we are able to use our own personal knowledge and experience to provide guidance on which adventures will ensure your travel expectations are exceeded. We are here to ensure you choose a wilderness holiday that is exactly what you want – whether its challenge, rest, discovery or simply getting away from mobile networks (and the boss) .... We are here to help you!
  5. Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruises (Black Cat Cruises)

    Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruises (Black Cat Cruises)

    Depart the charming historic French township of Akaroa, just 90 minutes from Christchurch, aboard the large modern catamaran, Black Cat, into the sweeping scenic splendour of Akaroa Harbour. Enjoy your skipper’s fascinating commentary as you discover playful, rare New Zealand Hector's dolphins, fur seals, penguins and many other sea birds. Visit the startling volcanic formation of Cathedral Cave, and see everything from relics of the area’s Maori and colonial past to a modern working salmon farm of today. Two hour cruises depart daily from the Main Wharf.
  6. Albatross Encounter

    Albatross Encounter

    Kaikoura has a greater variety of seabird species within a small area than anywhere along the New Zealand coastline. It is Kaikoura's proximity to the deep ocean canyon systems which is largely responsible for providing the abundant wildlife which has led to Kaikoura becoming a "must visit" destination. A large array of seabirds, including albatross (up to12 species) petrels, shearwaters, prions and much more can be found within easy reach of our shores. The Albatross Encounter enables you to get up close to the seabirds, allowing for some fantastic photo opportunities.
  7. Big Sky Stargazing

    Big Sky Stargazing

    The darkness of the night sky around Aoraki Mt Cook is unbeatable - its official! Let the team at Big Sky Stargazing introduce you to the wonders above. The 4367sq km Gold Status Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve is the largest in the world and for this tour you will be the centre of it all. Our experienced guides will introduce you to our beautiful southern night sky with a full hour using the naked eye, astro-binoculars and state of the art 14" and 11" astronomy telescopes. Unleash your imagination as you discover our neighbourhood in the universe including the southern cross, seasonal ecliptic objects, planets, planets, stunning star clusters, moons, distant galaxies and even our very own galaxy, the spectacular Milky Way.
  8. Air Safaris Helicopters - Lake Tekapo

    Air Safaris Helicopters - Lake Tekapo

    We are so lucky to be located at Lake Tekapo in the Mackenzie Basin with breathtaking scenery in all directions. We have two wedding photography packages available from our Lake Tekapo base. These unique options are perfect for just the newlywed couple to enjoy a scenic helicopter flight and have the moment captured by their photographer. Each package is exclusively for three people and includes the helicopter and pilot to yourselves, a flight to an exclusive Mackenzie alpine location and a landing with 30 minutes to enjoy the surroundings and have some photos taken. If you’re planning to propose and want to do so with a difference, we have a fantastic spot overlooking Lake Tekapo for you to ask that special someone a special question.
  9. Air Safaris Tekapo and Mt Cook

    Air Safaris Tekapo and Mt Cook

    Explore New Zealand's highest mountains, ice and snow fields, see twelve major glaciers and fly over 200 kilometres of breathtaking alpine scenery. From the beautiful, turquoise glacier-fed lakes in the East, to the great ice fields spilling down through the West Coast rainforests into the Tasman Sea below. Our aircraft especially selected for flightseeing ensures that every passenger has a window seat and wings-above to ensure optimum viewing below. Pilots provide a full and informative commentary with multi language commentary brochures supplied. Flights depart from Lake Tekapo, Glentanner Park, Mt Cook or Franz Josef. Very popular inter-airport flightseeing options between Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook and Twizel/Pukaki for coach tours.
  10. Canterbury Trails

    Canterbury Trails

    At Canterbury Trails we don't just pick you up and drop you off, we make the in between, a journey to remember. The company is owner operated by Irene Hayward and Chris Platt. Both are well traveled Kiwis who love nothing better in providing an intimate, personalised and authentic journey around New Zealand's stunning South Island. If you want to explore the North Island, Canterbury Trails can organise that too. Irene, Chris and their hand picked guides understand the Kiwi lifestyle and know the locals and their customs. They guide only small groups on day trips or longer multi-day tours and can adapt the itinerary to meet the needs, interests and fitness levels if everyone in the group.
  11. Canterbury Trails - Kaikoura Day Tour - Whale Watch Cruise or Flight

    Canterbury Trails - Kaikoura Day Tour - Whale Watch Cruise or Flight

    Depart Christchurch and travel through the beautiful rural pastoral scenes of North Canterbury to Kaikoura where the mountains meet the sea. At Kaikoura, a whale watch cruise or flight is made and you will look out for the majestic Sperm Whales and Dusky Dolphins. Sightings can also include Southern Right, Humpback, and Pilot whales. Visit the Kaikoura Peninsula where sightings can be made of the NZ Fur Seals. After your cruise or flight, enjoy a café lunch and then experience some local wines in the Waipara Valley with its spectacular views of the sprawling North Canterbury farming countryside to the mountains beyond, before returning to Christchurch.
  12. Canterbury Trails multi day trips

    Canterbury Trails multi day trips

    Explore New Zealand's spectacular South Island. Your local guide will help you experience the natural wonders and heritage of this land. You will meet the local people and walk along deserted beaches, through ancient rain forests, view Pacific Island glaciers and experience the stillness in the magnificent Milford Sound. You will visit National Parks and the South-West New Zealand World Heritage Area, all in the shadow of the Southern Alps and their rugged snow capped peaks. Highlights include the High Country, Arthur's Pass National Park, Glacier Country, Lake Moeraki, Queenstown and Milford Sound.
  13. Akaroa Day Tour and Harbour Cruise with Canterbury Trails

    Akaroa Day Tour and Harbour Cruise with Canterbury Trails

    Travel to Akaroa (New Zealand's only attempted French settlement). Pass through Banks Peninsula on the summit route which gives spectacular views. Arriving at Akaroa which sits in an ancient volcanic crater formed 6 million years ago. From the main wharf in boats depart for a Nature Cruise on the harbour. See Dolphins, penguins, seals, local bird life & learn more about the local history from your boat skipper. Explore the charming 175 year old harbour side village with it’s museum of settlers history, art & craft shops & studios before enjoying lunch at an award winning cafe. On the journey back to Christchurch we visit the Cheese Factory at Barry’s Bay. Courtesy city hotel/homestay pickup: 8:15AM & dropoff 5:45PM.
  14. Canterbury Trails Tranz Alpine

    Canterbury Trails Tranz Alpine

    Canterbury Trails offers a unique 2 day and 1 night (there's an option for a longer trip, pricing differs) that'll take you 'coast to coast' to Queenstown. You'll be delivered to the world famous Tranz Alpine train, travelling through stunning country to the mountains of Arthurs Pass. Here you may get to meet the cheeky mountain parrot known as 'Kea'. The tour continues through the dramatic Otira Gorge and beech forests, to the West Coast of New Zealand on the Tasman Sea. Visit the greenstone/pounamu galleries of Hokitika and discover the importance of this stone to Maori. Head further south along this rugged coast, to the glaciers before crossing the ruggedHaast Pass to Wanaka, the Crown Range and Queenstown.
  15. Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour

    Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour

    A visit to Christchurch is not complete until you visit the historic Botanic Gardens. Climb aboard one of our all-weather electric vehicles and tour in comfort. An activity for nature enthusiasts of all ages, allowing you to view some of the best examples of native and exotic flora in New Zealand. Our tour guides really know their stuff and can answer all sorts of questions on your guided tour with live commentary. A must do activity for any season.
  16. Christchurch Garden City Tour with Canterbury Trails

    Christchurch Garden City Tour with Canterbury Trails

    We head towards the Port Hills which overlook Christchurch and present stunning views of the city, Canterbury Plains, Lyttleton Harbour and the distant Southern Alps. After dropping into Lyttleton Harbour you will have time explore a private Garden which has been growing since 1865 and include a great variety of exotic trees, shrub rhododendrons and camellias. Head over the crater rim to another private garden which has a strong New Zealand theme and a largely formal layout. Head towards Christchurch city stopping for a relaxing lunch, then visit the Botanical Gardens including a ride on the famous and informative Caterpillar, Here you will see exotic trees that are some of the largest, the tallest or the oldest of their kind in New Zealand
  17. Christchurch Grand Tour

    Christchurch Grand Tour

    Board our comfortable coach for an interactive and fun guided tour of Christchurch. Let us show you the best Christchurch has to offer: beautiful parks and gardens, rejuvenated inner city and superb views of the cityscape and surrounds. The Grand Tour includes entry to Christchurch’s premium attractions – Punting on the Avon, Botanic Gardens Tour, Christchurch Gondola, Mona Vale Homestead & Gardens (selected days) and the iconic Christchurch Tram. Enjoy lunch at the Red Rock Cafe at the Christchurch Gondola or at Mona Vale Homestead depending on your tour itinerary. The Grand Tour is a great way to experience Christchurch for those with limited time or those who would like a comprehensive overview of the city. Bookings essential.
  18. Alpine Safari Tour

    Alpine Safari Tour

    For a journey you’ll never forget, join Hassle-free Tours on an Alpine Safari Tour: a great opportunity to experience life and adventure in the Southern Alps. You are collected from your central Christchurch accommodation and taken on a scenic journey into the Southern Alps. Our friendly local guide provides an entertaining and informative commentary throughout your journey. Once in the mountains, you'll experience the thrill of a jet boat ride, an off-road 4WD adventure, a guided walk and enjoy a kiwi-style lunch at a country café before boarding the world famous Tranz Alpine train for a stunning trip back through the mountains and across the Canterbury Plains. This is a 'once in a life-time' experience you will never forget!
  19. Christchurch Tram

    Christchurch Tram

    Explore Christchurch’s new-look city centre on board our beautifully restored heritage tramcars. Our all-day hop-on hop-off tickets allow you to visit the best of the central city sights at your leisure, and our friendly and knowledgeable drivers will keep you updated about the latest city changes (along with reminders about the past) in their informative live commentaries. The Canterbury Museum & Botanic Gardens, The Terrace and Riverside Market, Margaret Mahy Playground and New Regent Street are just some of sights to be seen from the comfort of your Tram and accessed from the 17 stops en route. A must-do family-friendly activity perfect for locals and visitors alike, the Tram is one of the Christchurch's best-loved attractions.
  20. Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail Tours | Adventure South NZ

    Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail Tours | Adventure South NZ

    From New Zealand’s highest mountain – Aoraki/Mt Cook, to the turquoise hydro-lakes and tussock-lands of the Mackenzie Country and lush farmland of the Waitaki Valley, few cycle trails offer the diversity and variety of spectacular landscapes. Choose from our tried and tested Alps to Ocean itineraries: - 6 Day Alps to Ocean Classic - 6 Day E-Bike Alps to Ocean - 7 Day Alps to Ocean End to End - 3 Day Best of the Alps to Ocean Book online or talk to our team today. Make the most of our COVID-19 deposit security with $200 refundable deposits.