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  1. Standard Private Waipara Wine Tour

    Standard Private Waipara Wine Tour

    Our most popular tour option starts with a pickup from one of our very friendly team members in our modern comfortable vehicles from locations of your choosing. Sit back and relax or put your music on via our bluetooth systems and get the party started while we drive you up to Waipara for your unforgettable Waipara Wine Tour. Once up in Waipara you will get to experience 3 world class wineries with tastings at each. We will spend between 1 hour to 1 hour and a half at each winery. We don't want to limit your experience. We want to give you enough time to enjoy the wine, the scenery and to take as many pictures as you'd like. Lunch and many others bonuses included. We won't be beaten...
  2. Summer nights at He Puna Taimoana, New Brighton Hot Pools by the sea

    Summer nights at He Puna Taimoana, New Brighton Hot Pools by the sea

    Soak in stunning ocean views later throughout the warmer months, while immersed in our five luxurious hot pools in New Brighton, Christchurch. Join us from 8-10pm every Saturday night in summer (Oct-February). In need for recovery? Cool off with a dip in our plunge pool or step into our steam room and experience beachside views from the sauna for total relaxation. From casual tickets to memberships, we've got something for everyone.
  3. Sunrise Soak at the hot pools by the sea - He Puna Taimoana

    Sunrise Soak at the hot pools by the sea - He Puna Taimoana

    Slowly the first golden rays of the sun edge above the eastern horizon, fingers of warmth touching your face as you close your eyes and soak deeper into the warm water surrounding you. Sip on your drink and enjoy stunning beach side views in the most unique, relaxing experience imaginable. Perfect for a special occasion, a well-deserved treat or a wonderful gift. Our Sunrise Soak is the ultimate in pampering and relaxation. Each package will include: 2-hour sunrise soak in our pools with unrestricted views of the sunrise, a luxurious robe to wear, a complimentary mocktail to enjoy as you soak and an optional guided meditation in the sauna, designed to leave you relaxed and refreshed.
  4. Swimming with Dolphins (Black Cat Cruises)

    Swimming with Dolphins (Black Cat Cruises)

    Voted by Lonely Planet as one of the ‘Top 10 Marine Mammal Experiences in The World’! Swimming with Dolphins (Black Cat Cruises) is the ultimate dolphin experience, swimming in the wild with the endangered Hector’s Dolphin- the world’s rarest and smallest dolphin. Located in stunning Akaroa, just 90 minutes from Christchurch, it is the only place in the world where you can get up close with New Zealand’s Hector's dolphin. Our experience and dedication to our local environment delivers a New Zealand must-do activity. Operating year-round, everything is provided for your comfort and safety: - Purpose-built swimming boats - Wet suits - Masks - Changing facilities with hot...
  5. Tasman Glacier Heli Hike

    Tasman Glacier Heli Hike

    You will fly over the Mount Cook National Park before landing on the longest glacier in New Zealand - The Tasman Glacier. Encounter the fresh alpine air as you land at around 1,200m above sea level and spend up to 2 hours in the mountains. This is a guided and interpretive trek on the 'white ice'. As your crampons bite into the ice, you will trek on gentle undulating terrain, below the highest peaks of the Southern Alps (Aoraki and Mount Tasman). On your return flight you will fly close by the massive 1,000m high Hochstetter Icefall as your adventure nears its end. This is an unfogettable experience and one that will not be forgotten. Operates three times daily from October to April.
  6. Tasman Great Taste Cycle Tour | Adventure South NZ

    Tasman Great Taste Cycle Tour | Adventure South NZ

    Discover breathtaking landscapes that incorporate both coastal and mountainous vistas while exploring the Great Taste Cycle Trail in the renowned Nelson/ Tasman region. This itinerary has all the trademarks of a great introductory cycling journey - inspiring scenery, quiet back country roads, flat cycle trails and long easy downhill runs. This tour allows exploration of the coast and hinterland alike, by bike, foot and sailboat - as well as time to visit craft galleries, breweries, cottage industries, wineries and a very unusual themed museum.
  7. Tasman Great Taste Trail and Golden Bay Explorer

    Tasman Great Taste Trail and Golden Bay Explorer

    Tasman’s Great Taste Trail is one of New Zealand’s Great Rides. We incorporate this trail into our 5 day Tasman Great Taste and Golden Bay Explorer Cycle Tour. Not only do you enjoy the Great Taste Ride but the opportunity to cycle at the 'Top of the South", visiting Takaka and Collingwood, for some of the best coastal scenery in New Zealand. Riders will pass vineyards, breweries, orchards and no end of places to stop and enjoy some quality cuisine and great views. The Tasman Great Taste Trail was created as part of a government-led initiative: Nga Harenga – The New Zealand Cycle Trail, developing New Zealand’s best cycle tracks.
  8. Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre and Tours

    Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre and Tours

    Nau mai, haere mai - Welcome to Te Ana. Te Ana Māori Rock Art Centre - View the most significant collection of ancient Māori rock drawings in New Zealand at our tribal Rock Art Centre. Share the stories of Ngāi Tahu, both past and present, with our local guides. Hold an ancient moa bone, see the rock art come to life in the Cave of the Taniwha, or endure the attack of Pouakai the giant eagle. Te Ana Māori Rock Art Site Tours - Follow in the footsteps of our ancestors. Deepen your understanding of Māori rock art and Ngāi Tahu culture as our guides share the stories of our ancestors on the same trails that they once travelled. Journey with us to these special places and let the past come to...
  9. Tekapo Springs Day Spa

    Tekapo Springs Day Spa

    Revitalise your body and recharge your mind in the beautiful, calm space of our Glacial Day Spa. Our expert staff are skilled in a wide range of treatments designed to enhance your health and wellbeing. Try an indulgent facial to reveal glowing, healthy skin or experience the healing benefits of a massage. Manicures, pedicures, waxing & tinting are also available. We’re proud to stock the certified organic Moana Skincare range. These beautiful products are handmade in New Zealand with the very best native botanicals and are nourishing for all skin types.
  10. Tekapo Springs Hot Pools & Aqua Play

    Tekapo Springs Hot Pools & Aqua Play

    Experience the total relaxation of soaking in hot water in an alpine environment 720 metres above sea level. Our three hot pools are filled from an underground source near Tekapo; while the water is not geothermal it is exceptionally pure. Temperatures range from 36.5 to 38.5 degrees Celsius. Our pools are named and shaped in honour of the Mackenzie Region’s iconic lakes: Ohau, Pukaki and Tekapo. Each pool has benched seating, so you can sit back and relax in comfort. Ohau has water curtains for a light, soothing effect while Pukaki has massage jets to relieve those aches and pains. Our hottest pool, Tekapo, is a calming, adults-only space with inspiring views of Lake Tekapo and the Two...
  11. Tekapo Springs Ice Rink

    Tekapo Springs Ice Rink

    Ice Skating is great fun for everyone. Tekapo Springs has one of the most scenic ice rinks in New Zealand with lake, forest and mountain views. The rink also hosts exciting ice hockey games, figure skating, ice discos with awesome music and lights, and the traditional winter sport of curling. Get active and have fun then warm up in our onsite Altitude 720 Cafe & Bar.
  12. Tekapo Springs Snow Tube Park

    Tekapo Springs Snow Tube Park

    Looking for a rush? Tekapo Springs Snow Tube is an exciting activity for all. What is snow tubing? Simple, it involves you, a tube, and a 150 mtere downhill snow slope. Put these together and you get an adrenalin pumping ride. Great fun for all ages and a must do for any trip to Tekapo Springs. Our magic carpet will take you from the bottom of the park to the top in no time to do it all again. Have a thrilling time, enjoy the beautiful lake and mountain views and recharge in the onsite Altitude 720 Café & Bar afterwards.
  13. Tekapo Star Gazing

    Tekapo Star Gazing

    Tekapo Star Gazing combines the stunning Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve with the soul-warming hot pools of Tekapo Springs. A 2-hour tour, the first half begins with an introduction to the night sky with our star gazing guides, and is complemented by looking through high-powered telescopes pointed at interesting features of the night sky. During poor weather, the tour is inside, using "Oculus Go" virtual reality headsets to take you on a journey through the universe. Then let the real world melt away as you relax in the hot pools on a floating hammock to ensure easy sky viewing. You'll feel like you’re floating among the stars while your guide tells stories that combine...
  14. Tekapo to Aoraki Southern Alps Odyssey

    Tekapo to Aoraki Southern Alps Odyssey

    Your alpine odyssey lifts off from Lake Tekapo, rising above the turquoise waters and golden tussocks of the Mackenzie Basin, before heading towards the Southern Alps. As the rolling hills of the great high country farms give way to glacier-fed lakes and icy torrents, the flight travels over the deep glaciated valleys of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Known to Māori as Aoraki (the cloud piercer), New Zealand’s tallest mountain looms over a vast wilderness. Thrill to close-ups of the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand’s longest glacier - a dynamic, ancient river of blue ice, giant seracs, jagged crevasses, and the famed Hochstetter Icefall. Land in the mountains to admire the vistas, snap...
  15. The Akaroa Walk

    The Akaroa Walk

    The Akaroa Walk is an icon among New Zealand walking tours. At 40 km, it is a very achievable journey over 3 days of fantastic scenery, taking you from Christchurch, the Gateway to the South Island, to the charming historic settlement of Akaroa on Banks Peninsula. This tour offers spectacular panoramic views from the crest of the Crater Rim walkway, a stroll amongst ancient totara forest on the Otepatotu Reserve Track and a close-up view of the twin volcanic craters of the Lyttelton and Akaroa Harbours and the many smaller bays and coves that surround them. The tour includes all meals and accommodation , portage of luggage and the services of a knowledgeable local guide throughout.
  16. The Grand Circle; an Awesome 55min Scenic Flight and Glacier Landing Experience

    The Grand Circle; an Awesome 55min Scenic Flight and Glacier Landing Experience

    This Mount Cook helicopter tour or ski plane adventure is the ultimate way to see the Southern Alps. Traverse the Main Divide to the West Coast and view the magnificent landscape of the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Track north along the Tasman Sea before crossing the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps to the Tasman Glacier. Enjoy the stunning views of the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park as you track south down the Tasman. Fly through the Grand Plateau and the Hochstetter Icefall as you pass under the east face of Aoraki Mt Cook before descending over the Tasman Terminal Lake. Reserve your choice of either our famously renowned ski plane or helicopter online, for a truly unforgettable...
  17. The Seventh Generation - Private Tours with Akaroa’s Expert Local Guide

    The Seventh Generation - Private Tours with Akaroa’s Expert Local Guide

    Explore this special place at your own pace. Experience the unique beauty and fascinating history of Akaroa and Banks Peninsula with a Private Tour tailored to your personal interests and wishes. Popular activities include visiting Historical Sites, going for a walk in Hinewai Reserve, discovering the unique Wildlife, exclusive visits to Private beaches or a special Farm Experience. Get in Touch to build your own personal itinerary. Learn about the important history by visiting Takapuneke, the location of the Brig Elizabeth Te Rauparaha massacre, Onuku Marae where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, and Britomart Monument, the site of the British declaration of sovereignty, and for a glimpse...
  18. The Seventh Generation: Akaroa Education - Schools, Universities and Groups

    The Seventh Generation: Akaroa Education - Schools, Universities and Groups

    Group tours uncover New Zealand’s history, nature and unique ecology. We can tailor trips to your needs and fit the NZ School Curriculum. Learn about some of the most important historical events by visiting and learning about the Brig Elizabeth Te Rauparaha massacre, Onuku Marae, Treaty of Waitangi, and Britomart Monument. Learn first-hand from a French descendant about the race-for-Akaroa and learn about the nature conservation projects and inspiring future of hope that Banks Peninsula has, directly from a conservation ecologist with decades of experience. Learn about the history and nature of New Zealand in an engaging way, so that you leave with more knowledge, a deeper sense and...
  19. The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre

    The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre

    A tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary, humanitarian, ambassador and one of the world’s greatest explorers, the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre showcases the Aoraki Mount Cook region, its people and its place in the universe. Designed to educate and entertain, the centre features a spectacular state-of-the-art 3D Mount Cook Magic movie (Chinese & Japanese headset translations available), the world's southern most digital dome Planetarium, documentaries and a Museum which documents the pioneering heart of the region and features the impressive Hillary Gallery. The cafe and bar area offers indoor and outdoor seating and floor to ceiling mountain views. Explorer Passes includes unlimited entry for a...
  20. Tour Aotearoa - Full Length of New Zealand - Cycle Tour

    Tour Aotearoa - Full Length of New Zealand - Cycle Tour

    Whether you choose to ride the full length of New Zealand or just one Island at a time, we will support you on this epic adventure. Journey through the diverse landscape of Te Ika A Māui, learning about New Zealands cultures & history. Then sail the cook straight and discover the South Islands rugged mountain terrain and wild west coast. On tour, your awesome Escape Adventures support crew will have your breakfast ready for an early start and provide snacks for you to carry with you. They will provide daily ride information and ride sweep with first aid and mechanical support. Our support vehicle will carry your luggage, set up picnic lunches, and be available for mechanical support or...