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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. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Adventure South NZ

    Adventure South NZ

    Our fully supported cycling trips provide an alternative biking experience for discerning clients seeking to explore away from the usual busy main highways. On quiet back roads, we explore places few other companies will visit. Shorter tours provide first-timers or those of little experience with a taste of what cycling has to offer. Our Recreational Cycle programme is ideal for you. If you are an experienced rider, our Serious Cycling options are available for you. Our trips are all fully lodged, catered and bus supported. Trip fees cover bus transport, cycle hire, designated activities, most meals, accommodation and local taxes - virtually all the costs you will experience.
  6. 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.
  7. Air Safaris Helicopters - Lake Tekapo

    Air Safaris Helicopters - Lake Tekapo

    Experience the thrill of being in a helicopter and experience the very best of the MacKenzie country with stunning views of Lake Tekapo and the mountains. Air Safaris offer a range of flights from an affordable 15 min Tekapo Highlights to longer flights with a wonderful snow landing at 7000’ or alpine landing at 5500'. Get out and take in the panoramic views and enjoy the unique experience of the silence and tranquility of the mountains when we shut down the helicopter. Or fly up close to mighty Aoraki Mount Cook for views of our highest peaks and longest glaciers. We also offer an amazing helicopter and fixed wing aircraft combo deal including our renowned Grand Traverse flight – this is the best of both worlds. Highly recommended!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. Christchurch Grand Tour

    Christchurch Grand Tour

    Board our luxury coach for an interactive and fun guided tour of Christchurch. Let us show you the best Christchurch has to offer: beautiful parks and gardens, quaint seaside suburbs and superb views of the city and surrounds. Your tour also explains the plans for the rejuvenation of the city following the major earthquakes of 2010 & 2011. The Grand Tour includes Christchurch’s premium attractions – Punting on the Avon, Botanic Gardens Tour, Christchurch Gondola, Mona Vale Homestead (selected days) and the Iconic Christchurch Tram. Enjoy a lunch break at the Red Rock Cafe at the Christchurch Gondola, or Monavale Homestead.
  17. 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!
  18. Christchurch Tram

    Christchurch Tram

    Our friendly and knowledgeable drivers will inform you about the city, its landmarks and local sights. Your day-long ticket allows you to get on and off the Tram as often as you please! The journey takes you to the appropriate stops for Punting on the Avon, the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour and the Gondola Shuttle bus. Cathedral Junction, the Avon River, Gothic-style Arts Centre, the Canterbury Museum and New Regent Street are just some of sights to be seen from the comfort of your Tram, or accessed from the 17 stops en route.
  19. Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

    Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

    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. Start your ride from Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park and enjoy a heli-flight over the Tasman River. Or set off from Lake Tekapo and follow the canals before descending down to meet the rest of the trail at Lake Pukaki. Along the way, small towns and rural settlements offer friendly pubs and cafés as well as unique and local accommodation to relax after a day on the bike.
  20. Christchurch Tramway Restaurant

    Christchurch Tramway Restaurant

    Experience the luxury of our 36 seater air-conditioned, colonial style dining tram and be treated to the finest service, cuisine and beverages New Zealand has to offer. Incorporate fabulous dining with inner city vibrancy and heritage – truly a mix of the old and the new. Restaurant Hours The Christchurch Tramway Restaurant Dinner Tour departs daily from Tram Stop number 1, Cathedral Junction at 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm March – October. 7:30pm - 10.00 pm November – February. Report time is 10 minutes prior to departure. The Tramway Restaurant is closed on Public Holidays, and will not be operating on New Year’s Eve due to tram track closures.