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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. Dolphin Encounter

    Dolphin Encounter

    Kaikoura is famous for marine mammals and birdlife and is regarded as the best place in New Zealand to view whales, albatross and to swim with dolphins. The Dolphin Encounter tour offers swimming with the dusky dolphins but if swimming is not for you, watching from the comfort of the boat is equally as special an experience. Tours operate three times a day in the summer months at 5.30am, 8.30am and 12.30pm and two times a day in the winter months at 8.30am and 12.30pm. Swimmers are provided with a full wetsuit, snorkel, mask and fins and only need to bring their own swimsuit, towel and small gear bag for their clothing, to take on the boat with them. Previous snorkelling experience is recommended but is not essential.
  5. Hassle-free Tours

    Hassle-free Tours

    Offering unique tours of Christchurch and Canterbury, Hassle-free Tours believe that a tour is about more than just spectacular scenery. Their friendly and knowledgeable team aim to create memorable experiences that will last a life-time! Between discovering Christchurch in a restored double-decker bus to speeding through the Waimak Gorge in a jet boat, there are options to suit everyone’s interests. A favourite among visitors to New Zealand is the unique Lord of the Rings Tour, which ventures into the Canterbury high country for an exciting 4WD ride to the filming location of Edoras, the capital city for the Rohan people in the film trilogy. Hassle-free Tours look forward to welcoming you on board soon!
  6. Bike the Queenstown Lakes Trail - PureTrails NZ

    Bike the Queenstown Lakes Trail - PureTrails NZ

    Cycle 191km+ around Central Otago’s stunning lakes & rivers. Take in the spectacular scenery of the Wakatipu Basin. Soak up the relaxing atmosphere of Wanaka. Explore the small communities of Arrowtown & Clyde Travel through the stunning Roxburgh Gorge by bicycle and jet boat. Indulge in fresh Central Otago produce and local wines. Dial out and enjoy a week away in this most stunning part of New Zealand Start and finish from either Christchurch or Queenstown
  7. Milford Sound Flights | Air Safaris

    Milford Sound Flights | Air Safaris

    This flight-seeing tour is ideal if you have limited time as driving to Milford Sound from Lake Tekapo is 7½ hours. Scenic flights follow the Southern Alps to Milford Sound via the Mount Aspiring National Park taking in alpine valleys, Wanaka Basin, Mount Aspiring and often return via the rugged West Coast of the South Island. A tour of the Mount Cook and Westland National Parks can also be included. Flights generally stop over in Milford for 30 minutes, enough time to get some stunning views of the fiord and towering mountains from ground level: A boat cruise can also be arranged if time & weather permit. Every passenger has a window seat and wings-above ensure optimum viewing below. Pilots provide a full and informative commentary.
  8. Otago Rail Trail and Clutha Gold Cycle Tour | Adventure South NZ

    Otago Rail Trail and Clutha Gold Cycle Tour | Adventure South NZ

    Combine 3 the South Island's most popular cycling experiences, the Otago Central Rail Trail, Clutha Gold Cycle Trail and Roxburgh Gorge Trail. Begin pedaling on the 150km vehicle-free Otago Central Rail Trail, a specially converted trail along the old Central Otago railway line from Clyde to Middlemarch, to discover the many small towns and abandoned gold diggings scattered along the trail. Take a break from the bikes and board the spectacular Taieri Gorge Railway into Dunedin. Take a scenic jet boat ride on a section of the Roxburgh Gorge Trail, before finishing with a celebratory wine tasting in one of the many award winning vineyards the Central Otago region has to offer.
  9. South Island Winter Adventure

    South Island Winter Adventure

    If you’re looking for a spectacular winter adventure without all of the crowds then you’ve found your trip! During the winter, New Zealand’s South Island transforms into a white wonderland of snow, ice, blue sky days and mountain views that will simply take your breath away. From cosy lodges, roaring fires, hearty meals and of course snow, this South Island Winter Adventure has been designed to showcase the very best of NZ's winter activities. Ski, snowshoe, cycle, soak in thermal hotpools and get your heart racing on a jet boat ride, like any Adventure South tour, we include everything you need to make this trip stress free so you can relax, unwind and enjoy this amazing winter experience.
  10. Alpine Jet Thrills - Canyon Safaris

    Alpine Jet Thrills - Canyon Safaris

    Excitement and scenery jet boating on the Waimakariri River. This diverse river runs from the mountains to the sea and we have a departure point at both ends. Our 'Canyon Safaris' Tours depart close to Springfield just over one hour west of Christchurch in the spectacular canyon that runs through the foothills of the Southern Alps. Share our passion for jet boating and New Zealand rivers. A must do when in Christchurch/Canterbury region.
  11. 8 Day Truly Te Ika a Māui Tour

    8 Day Truly Te Ika a Māui Tour

    We’ve spent the past 7 years exploring all the nooks and crannies of this beautiful country and want to share all the special hidden gems with you! This off the beaten path itinerary includes a rafting trip in the stunning Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, a jet boat tour and overnight stay in a remote National Park, a farm stay including a home cooked meal and private farm tour, boutique wineries and the might Putangirua Pinnacles!
  12. Hanmer Springs Canoes

    Hanmer Springs Canoes

    Grab your paddle for this full-day, fully guided Hanmer Springs Canoe excursion along the stunning Waiau River. This great-value trip includes a picnic lunch and a return by jet boat to your point of departure. Suitable for couples, families or groups, this is a fantastic outdoor experience not to be missed. North Canterbury’s foremost adventure activity base, Hanmer Springs Attractions offers qualified guides, a strong commitment to health & safety and Qualmark Silver and AdventureMark accreditation. With seven adventure activities available and only 90 minutes’ drive from Christchurch, Hanmer Springs Attractions is the perfect choice for action-packed fun with friends or family.
  13. Hanmer Springs Jet Boating

    Hanmer Springs Jet Boating

    Our Hanmer Springs Jet Boat ride takes you through narrow gorges and over white water rapids and braided shallows in the spectacular Waiau River Canyon. Experience travelling across just centimetres of water or rotating through a 360 degree spin in this action-packed experience. A must-do activity suited to both thrillseekers and families. North Canterbury’s foremost adventure activity base, Hanmer Springs Attractions offers qualified and professional guides, a strong commitment to health & safety and Qualmark Silver and AdventureMark accreditation. With seven adventure activities available and only 90 minutes’ drive from Christchurch, Hanmer Springs Attractions is the perfect choice for action-packed fun with friends or family.
  14. Hanmer Springs Rafting

    Hanmer Springs Rafting

    Get set for a 2-hour fully-guided Hanmer Springs Rafting trip along the gentle rapids of the Grade 2 Waiau River. This fun-filled activity is action packed with rock jump and return jet boat ride included. A must-do adventure perfect for all ages, especially families. North Canterbury’s foremost adventure activity base, Hanmer Springs Attractions offers qualified and professional guides, a strong commitment to health & safety and Qualmark Silver and AdventureMark accreditation. With seven adventure activities available and only 90 minutes’ drive from Christchurch, Hanmer Springs Attractions is the perfect choice for action-packed fun with friends or family.
  15. The Road Trip Privately Guided Ski Tours

    The Road Trip Privately Guided Ski Tours

    Let us transport you around some of the country’s most acclaimed ski-fields combined with some of the most sublime winter sightseeing activities that New Zealand has to offer guided by your own private driver/guide. A sample itinerary takes in two and a half full days skiing or snowboarding on some of New Zealand’s most stunning ski-fields, Christchurch ‘The Garden City’ and Queenstown ‘The Adventure Capital’. Experience Lake Tekapo and its pristine scenery and hot pools. Hike in Mt Cook National Park on one of our favourite trails with stunning glacier views and visit the Gibbston Valley Winery. Take a trip to the top of Queenstown’s Skyline Gondola and an action packed jet boat ride on the world famous Shotover Jet.
  16. 17 Day Ultimate Aotearoa Tour

    17 Day Ultimate Aotearoa Tour

    We’ve spent the past 7 years exploring all the nooks and crannies of this beautiful country and want to share all the special hidden gems with you! This off the beaten path itinerary includes a jet boat tour and overnight stay in a remote National Park, a farm stay including a home cooked meal and private farm tour, boutique wineries, the mighty Putangirua Pinnacles, dense native rainforest, rugged coastline, NZ's most impressive glow worm cave and rainforest train, Central Otago wineries, Gorgeous Lake Wanaka and the famous Franz Josef Glacier.
  17. Energy Jet-Hurunui River Experiences

    Energy Jet-Hurunui River Experiences

    Energy Jet is passionate about helping people experience this hidden gem of a river and our surrounding environment. We are a small family owned business that offers you a real local New Zealand jet boating experience. As the only jet-boat operator on the Hurunui river, we have exclusive access to over 100km of the river and its amazing variety allowing you to personalise your trip preferences. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the wild coastline, stunning North Canterbury farmland and pristine alpine snow-fed waters as your skipper expertly navigates the shallow river braids & narrow canyons. Energy Jet can also extend your adventure to combine the thrill of jet boating with scenic picnic options.
  18. Kaikōura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

    Kaikōura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

    Kaikōura provides an unforgettable location to enjoy New Zealand’s best eco-tourism experiences, fascinating Maori and European history, relaxing and exhilarating marine and land-based activities as well as adventure in the skies. You will be spoilt for choice - whale watching by boat, plane or helicopter; dolphin and seal viewing or even swimming with these marine mammals, quad biking, visit the lavender farm, pilot a plane, go kayaking, enjoy the dramatic mountain and coastline views of the Peninsular walkway, llama trekking, bird watching, fishing and scenic flights to name a few options. Our friendly team of local travel experts will help you enjoy all Kaikōura has to offer and assist you with your information and booking needs.
  19. Akaroa Dolphins | Harbour Nature Cruises

    Akaroa Dolphins | Harbour Nature Cruises

    Let our crew, including our dolphin spotting dogs, take you on a journey of discovery through the long history of Akaroa harbour and its inhabitants. Highlights of our cruises include the rare Hector's dolphins, seals, penguins, seabirds, spectacular sea caves and volcanic formations. We offer a friendly and comfortable experience that includes a complimentary drink of local award-winning wine, beer, low or non-alcoholic options, as well as some delicious home baking. Experience first-hand why we’re winners of the Champion Canterbury Business Award for Tourism, Rankers winner for Dolphin Watching Experiences, and rated Number 1 on TripAdvisor for Boat Tours in New Zealand.
  20. Coast up Close Akaroa

    Coast up Close Akaroa

    Explore the wild side of Banks Peninsula, New Zealand in our comfortable, classic Kauri launch. Your exciting boat cruise will take you outside Akaroa Harbour, beside steep cliffs & archways, stunning sea caves, Hectors dolphins, NZ fur seals at play and at rest. The area around Akaroa is stunning, come explore it with a knowledgeable, local skipper. This is your chance to get some amazing photos. Your adventure can also include dolphins, whales, penguins, orcas, birds, fish and sharks. Tony takes small groups, so you get personal service. 2.5 hour summer cruises depart at 10.30 am and 2 pm from the Main Wharf Akaroa. Fancy a bit of fishing? Social fishing groups are our specialty! Bring your family