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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...
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.
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 metre 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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Tour Aotearoa - South Island - Cycle Tour

Tour Aotearoa - South Island - Cycle Tour

Make your way from Picton in the Marlborough Sounds, all the way to Bluff, Southland. Experience delightful off road cycle touring, wild west coastlines, rugged mountain scenery and quiet rural communities. 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 if you want a break from the saddle.
Trans-Divide Excursions from Lake Tekapo to Franz Josef

Trans-Divide Excursions from Lake Tekapo to Franz Josef

The West Coast is a short flight away from Lake Tekapo and Air Safaris offers you the opportunity to fly over the main divide of the Southern Alps for a ½ day excursion. On the West Coast at Franz Josef you have a range of activities to choose from including nature tours, heli-hiking, four wheeler adventures, guided glacier walks, and a soak in the hot pools. We are happy to arrange activities for you. Experience a spectacular scenic flight that explores the Mount Cook and Westland National Parks flying over New Zealand’s highest mountains and largest glaciers. Our aircraft offer a window seat for all passengers and have wings-above for unobstructed viewing below. Your friendly pilot...
Velocity Karts

Velocity Karts

Blokart: Harnessing the Canterbury winds under the guidance of our instructors, you will be sailing in no time. We have a range of sails to suit the conditions and your level of confidence. Whether you're looking for fun for the whole family, celebrating a birthday or anniversary, racing your friends or chasing an adrenalin rush, Velocity Karts has it all. Sustainable, accessible fun for all ages (8-80+) and abilities (tandem karts for younger children). Driftkart: Front wheel driven with unique low traction rear wheels, our electric Driftkarts provide an experience like no other. Unleash the drifter in you on our smooth circular concrete pad. Human Foosball is our 3rd fuel free...
Waka on Avon

Waka on Avon

Leaving from our Booking Office at 794 Colombo Street, cnr Oxford Terrace and Colombo Street, opposite Victoria Square.This one hour waka paddling experience is an amazing historical and cultural trip on Ōtākaro Avon River. Experience the excitement of paddling a hand-crafted waka down the River Avon, and learn about the importance of the waka to Māori culture. Enjoy early stories of Canterbury's Ngāi Tahu iwi and the earliest European settlers, and the positive things they achieved building the city of Christchurch together.
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...
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...
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.
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.
Wings Over Whales & Kaikoura Kayaks Combo

Wings Over Whales & Kaikoura Kayaks Combo

Kaikōura is home to sperm whales year round, as well as a popular migratory and feeding route for many other species of whales and dolphins. From the air passengers can experience the true magnitude of the world’s largest mammal, the whale. These animals can reach an impressive 18 metres in length and weigh up to 60 tonne. Wings Over Whales Kaikōura operate high-winged aircraft, which allows each person their own window seat and optimal, unobstructed viewing. All whale watching flights are carried out in accordance with Department of Conservation Marine Mammal Regulations. Kaikōura Kayaks offers an adventure around the beautiful coastal waters that takes in the breath-taking views of sheer...
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