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  1. Weddings & Engagements – Scenic Helicopter Flights from Lake Tekapo

    Weddings & Engagements – Scenic Helicopter Flights from Lake Tekapo

    Our exclusive helicopter wedding or engagement packages mean you’ll have the flight all to yourselves! Celebrate your special day with a scenic flight and 30-minute private alpine or snow landing – the perfect backdrop for spectacular photos. If you’re planning a proposal with a difference, we have an exclusive location overlooking Lake Tekapo so you can ask your beloved that special question. Our wedding options can include a photographer package for three people, on a private flight to capture those perfect photos of your magical day. Flights range from 45 to 60 minutes and all wedding and engagement packages can be individually tailored for you – just talk to our friendly team about...
  2. West Coast Wilderness Cycle Tours | Adventure South NZ

    West Coast Wilderness Cycle Tours | Adventure South NZ

    The 136km West Coast Wilderness Trail showcases some of New Zealand’s most rugged and untamed landscapes from the old gold mining town of Ross to the port town of Greymouth. Ride through ancient rainforests, along glacial rivers and across wetlands, featuring stunning panoramas of the Southern Alps and glimpses of the Tasman Sea. Starting and finishing in Christchurch, our expert guides will show you the trail’s best sights such as gold rush relics, wildlife, and hidden natural wonders. Stop off at the Treetop Walkway, enjoy a seafood Pizza in Hokitika, or experience the World Class TranzAlpine train journey from Greymouth to Christchurch. Standard bike hire and e-bikes available.
  3. Whale Watch Kaikoura

    Whale Watch Kaikoura

    Kaikōura is the whale watching capital of New Zealand, every Whale Watch tour is a unique experience and the sightings vary. Giant sperm whales are the stars of the show and year-round residents. A typical Whale Watch tour may encounter New Zealand fur seals, pods of dusky dolphins and the endangered wandering albatross. Depending on the season you may also see migrating humpback whales, pilot whales, blue whales and southern right whales. Kaikōura often hosts the orca - and is home to the world's smallest and rarest - the Hector's. Kaikōura also attracts the largest concentration and variety of seabirds on mainland New Zealand including 13 species of albatross, 14 varieties of petrels...
  4. Whale Watching in Kaikoura by Train

    Whale Watching in Kaikoura by Train

    Departing Christchurch aboard the Coastal Pacific, our two-day package will take you to the quaint seaside town of Kaikoura for an unforgettable day out with Whale Watch Kaikoura and the world's largest seabirds. Our Whale Watch Kaikōura package is simply unforgettable. This package includes: Return travel on Coastal Pacific, Coastal Pacific morning tea. Whale watch Kaikōura tour, Albatross Kaikōura tour and a 2-hour tour of Kaikōura. One night's accommodation with breakfast at your accommodation. Transfers between train, activities and accommodation and Coastal Pacific dinner.
  5. Wilderness Lodge Nature Adventures – Arthur's Pass

    Wilderness Lodge Nature Adventures – Arthur's Pass

    These activities are fun, personal and interactive. Join expert guides to hike alpine trails, discover the wildlife of Arthur's Pass National Park, kayak tranquil lakes, and experience life on a real working farm. See sheep-dogs in action, handfeed lambs and see merino sheep shearing. Sheep have been farmed here for over 150 years and farmer guides delight in sharing their world with guests. The Wilderness Lodge is located midway between Christchurch and the South Island's West Coast.
  6. Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

    Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

    Close encounters of the ‘wildlife kind’ are a Willowbank trademark. Meet New Zealand’s Big 5 with the Kiwi, the cheeky Kea, the ancient Tuatara, our bush parrot the Kaka and the very rare Takahe. Feed the wild eels and make friends with the livestock breeds unique to New Zealand. Listen to the kiwi as it forages by your feet. Embark on a journey through the history of New Zealand. See the impact of introduced species in ‘Wild NZ’ and meet old livestock breeds in ‘Heritage NZ’. Experience native wildlife in ‘Natural NZ’ and share our hope for their future. Relax and enjoy your experience in conservation. Willowbank is a place close to both Christchurch city and the airport where culture...
  7. Wings Over Whales Kaikoura

    Wings Over Whales Kaikoura

    Whale watching by air offers a rare opportunity to view not only whales, but also dolphins and seabirds, all in their natural environment. Up close and personal, you’ll encounter the true magnitude of the world’s largest toothed predator – the Sperm Whale, which can grow to more than 15 metres in length and weighs up to 60 tonnes. Wings Over Whales operate two different aircraft depending on demand; an 8 seater Gippsland Airvan and a 4 seater Cessna 172. Located in an inviting log cabin terminal, visitors can enjoy great facilities such as a cafe, gift shop, viewing lounge and free car parking. Let Wings Over Whales and their professional, friendly team of pilots ensure your whale...
  8. Winterless North Indulgence

    Winterless North Indulgence

    A place where leisure meets nature, where rolling vineyards and farmland flow through pristine fairways down to the azure waters, white sands and untouched beaches of the Pacific Ocean. Located close to nearby Doubtless Bay, be mesmerised by the stunning local coastal scenery. Explore the Estate’s 3,000 acres of protected wetland and deserted beaches, enjoy a wine tasting at the vineyard estate and enjoy the scrumptious local Northland Cuisine. You may even wish to enjoy a round on Carrington’s 18 hole golf course. You’ll also enjoy a full day tour with Sand Safaris Dune Rider who will take you on a tour to Cape Reinga via 90 Mile Beach.
  9. YouFly Trial Flight - Kaikōura Helicopters

    YouFly Trial Flight - Kaikōura Helicopters

    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be behind the controls of a helicopter? Our Youfly Trial Flight is great just for fun, or could be the first step towards a new career. Fly with an Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) qualified instructor who will guide you through the take-off, hovering, flight and landing phases of co piloting our Robinson R44 Helicopter. Allow for 45 minutes to an hour for the whole experience from safety briefing, flight to debrief.
  10. 18 Days GPS Guided BMW Motorcycle Tour of New Zealand

    18 Days GPS Guided BMW Motorcycle Tour of New Zealand

    All our tours run from North (Auckland) to South (Christchurch). In that way we ensure your tour gets better and better, day by day. The North Island is amazing with its lack of traffic away from the main centres, its geothermal wonderland, mountains rivers, waterfalls and amazing deserted beaches. You will see the highlights on this superb tour. The ferry crossing (included) from Wellington to Picton is ranked in the top 10 ferry crossings in the world, and then you start to ride the South Island, where you will spend the majority of your tour. Amazing roads and vistas it is simply stunning.
  11. Akaroa Day Tour from Christchurch

    Akaroa Day Tour from Christchurch

    Visit the beautiful unspoilt old French whaling depot of Akaroa.  Travel to Akaroa via Sign of Takahe, Sign of Kiwi, Governers bay, Gebbies Pass, Lake Forsyth and Little River, stop at the Hill Top to experience panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour, visit the cheese factory at Barry's Bay and sample some fine New Zealand cheese, lunch in the naturally picturesque setting of Akaroa Village at the popular Bully Hayes Restaurant. In the afternoon enjoy a two hour cruise on the Canterbury Cat exploring the delights of Akaroa Harbour and sighting dolphins, penguins and seals.
  12. Akaroa Experience Package

    Akaroa Experience Package

    The perfect combo for you and your group if you wish to properly discover all of what Akaroa has to offer. Start the tour with an exciting, fun, safe harbor cruise to discover the beauty of the water and maybe encounter some of its unique habitant the Hector dolphins. Following this 2 hours trip it will be time to relax and open up your taste buds at French peak vineyard. There, in its cosy cellar door or in a lovely courtyard, you and your group will discover some of the award-winning local produce of Banks Peninsula with wine tasting and a platter to share including cheeses, smoke salmon, cured meat and more seasonal produces. Finish this glorious day with a cocktail at Ma Maison...
  13. Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari

    Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari

    Calling all adventurers! Slap on your life jacket, throw on some sunscreen and prepare your self for a very special experience. We will guide you through an extinct & flooded volcano crater and give you the chance to experience chance wildife encounters with endangered species eg: hector dolphins, white flippered penguins, and NZ fur seals which reside in the marine reserve. Witness some of the most stunning scenery in NZ while joining us on the most environmentally sensitive tours in the harbour. Small group numbers are key as we are visiting fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural areas, enjoy exploring this marine reserve in a low-impact and environmentally responsible...
  14. Akaroa Nature and History Tours - The Seventh Generation

    Akaroa Nature and History Tours - The Seventh Generation

    Discover the scenic beauty, history, nature and culture of Akaroa in one complete comprehensive tour. Visit some of the most important historic sites such as Takapuneke, the site of the Brig Elizabeth Te Rauparaha massacre, Onuku Marae where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed and Britomart Monument, the place of the British declaration of sovereignty. Experience fascinating natural sites like the Heritage Park that provides stunning views over Akaroa, the Wildside Project, a community-driven collaboration for predator control and the protection of native species, and the internationally renowned Hinewai Reserve. You will see, learn and experience the stories of our past, and leave with a...
  15. Alpine Horse Safaris - The Peaks, Hawarden

    Alpine Horse Safaris - The Peaks, Hawarden

    New Zealand’s leading high country adventure. The longest safaris available in New Zealand covering half of the South Island high country on purpose bred stock horses. Imagine Riding through the South Island high country, viewing snow capped mountains, alpine lakes, lush native bush, snow fed rivers and rugged countryside which will enchant and captivate you. Experience the real back country of New Zealand, crossing rivers and riding through the spectacular tussock country. Relax after an exhilarating ride with billy boiled tea and a hearty meal, cooked over the open fire. 'Satisfaction is guaranteed' - our unequaled knowledge of the area and our well mannered horses will ensure 'The...
  16. Aoraki/ Mt Cook Paradise Helicopter Experience

    Aoraki/ Mt Cook Paradise Helicopter Experience

    On this helicopter tour you will discover the real highlights of the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. After that you will fly the full length of the Tasman Glacier to appreciate the size and scale of New Zealand’s longest “river of ice”. Then you will fly close to the mountain peaks, to view this incredible alpine region. You will also get amazing views of New Zealand’s highest peak -Aoraki /Mt Cook. In addition you will view hanging glaciers, blue ice and rocky mountain peaks, with photo opportunities in every direction. Finally, your snow landing on the magnificent Tasman Glacier. Your pilot may shut off the helicopter so you can experience the ‘sound of silence”.
  17. Arthurs Pass Day Tour with TranzAlpine Train from Christchurch

    Arthurs Pass Day Tour with TranzAlpine Train from Christchurch

    Experience the TranzAlpine train journey on a guided day tour from Christchurch. Travel by road to Springfield. Board the TranzAlpine train to travel through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass - admire the stunning alpine scenery through panoramic windows. From Arthur’s Pass, tour the snow-capped Southern Alps in Arthur’s Pass National Park, pausing for photo stops along the way. Visit the old village of Otira before returning to Arthur’s Pass for lunch. Explore the picturesque village of Arthur’s Pass and some of the many local walks. On the return drive to Christchurch, visit a High Country Sheep Farm for afternoon tea and experience an exhilarating Jet Boat Ride (optional extra) on the...
  18. Banks Track

    Banks Track

    Banks Track, NZ's original private walking track, has delighted visitors since 1989. It offers a glimpse of rural NZ by inviting you into our backyard. You will walk along Banks Track on farm tracks and following forest routes, over an extinct volcano with views of Akaroa Harbour and the Pacific Ocean. Banks Track traverses coast and cliffs, through reserves and rural landscapes. Get up close and personal with a variety of native and exotic birds and wildlife including seals, penguins, lambs and geckos. Each nights accommodation reflects the landowners personality, offering you hot showers and flush toilets alongside the special character of property. We offer private rooms, free penguin...
  19. Banks Track Three Day Classic Walk

    Banks Track Three Day Classic Walk

    Our popular Three Day Classic Walk takes you over the rim of an extinct volcano and into otherwise inaccessible bays. Your packs will be carted for you as you walk at your own pace along the coast and cliffs of two marine reserves, have the opportunity to take part in a free penguin tour (in season) and traverse working farms working towards conservation. Your packs will be carried from accommodation to accommodation. Optional extras include kayaking and a private room. The diversity of scenery, flora and fauna, accommodation and views combine to create a stunning experience, one that many people return to enjoy. The season runs from 1st October to 30 April.
  20. Banks Track Two Day Hikers Option

    Banks Track Two Day Hikers Option

    For the fitter and faster walkers who prefer to spend more time walking, our Two Day Hikers Option follows the same Banks Track route as the Three Day Classic Walk, bypassing a night in Flea Bay. You will hike with your pack. Banks Track is a spectacular two day hike. The track combines hill, forest, and coastal walking at their best, making this a great option for those who like to spend much of their day hiking. This is our hiker’s option and a high level of fitness is required as the 31 kms includes a lot of hill walking. The Banks Track climbs from sea level to nearly 700m twice.
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