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  1. Kaikoura Whale Watch from Christchurch

    Kaikoura Whale Watch from Christchurch

    Spend your day getting close to nature. Travel by road through the rolling hill country of North Canterbury, enjoying the beauty of its rural pastoral scenes, to Kaikoura where mountains meet sea. Kaikoura is world renowned for the variety of marine mammals which can be seen, not least of all the giant sperm whales and the acrobatic Dusky Dolphins. On your arrival in Kaikoura you will be transferred to a whale watch tour; by boat or light aircraft, the choice is yours. In the afternoon enjoy a café lunch (own expense) and then visit a seal colony where fur seals may be viewed at close quarters. On your return to Christchurch a stop will be made at a vineyard where a wine tasting has...
  2. Lakeland Explorer

    Lakeland Explorer

    Choose a mini adventure with Lakeland Explorer. The way to explore Mackenzie when your time is precious. Cycle hire from twizel information centre & mackenzie country hotel. Cycle trips with transport, go further afield to the best local trails. Alps2ocean cycle trail half and full day supported cycling trips. Stargazing, travel into star country right here at Twizel, Mackenzie Basin's International Dark Sky Reserve. Wonder, share and learn. Tekapo, Mt Cook, Twizel - Customised group tours and transport. Twizel - heart of the Mackenzie High Country and gateway to Mt Cook National Park has lakes, mountains, canals, sunsets, so much to see and photograph. Tell us what you want and we...
  3. Little River Rail Trail Day Tripper Self-Guided Tour - Pacific Cycle Tours

    Little River Rail Trail Day Tripper Self-Guided Tour - Pacific Cycle Tours

    As a destination, Little River ticks all the boxes – great food, a fantastic art gallery and a warm and friendly welcome. One of the best days out on the bike you can imagine. Starts/Finishes: Christchurch. Ride 50km from Hornby to Little River (shorter or longer ride options available). Biking Grade 1- Easy country roads and trails. 9am: Pick up from Central Christchurch Accommodation. 3pm: Pick up in Little River and return to Central Christchurch Accommodation (timings flexible - just ask). Bike hire – standard or E-bike, helmet, pannier, bike pump, spare tyre and multi-tool. Pick up and drop off to your central Christchurch accommodation. Trail Map.
  4. Luxury Private Guided Crater Rim Walk

    Luxury Private Guided Crater Rim Walk

    Enjoy an incredible day out walking in the Port Hills surrounding Christchurch city with a private guide. You will be picked up from your accommodation in an SUV, and entertained with the history of Christchurch on the 30-minute drive to Sumner.  Hot drinks are provided at a seaside cafe before heading to Taylors Mistake Beach. Set off along the coastal track, and visit Lyttelton Harbour, the caldera of the ancient volcano. The 8km walk includes a WWII coastal defense battery, Scotts Hutt, and amazing views of the rugged Pacific coastline stretching across Pegasus Bay to the often snow-covered Southern Alps. Picnic lunch is provided at a remote beach which can only be reached by foot....
  5. Lyttelton to Waipara Wine Tour with Christchurch City Highlights

    Lyttelton to Waipara Wine Tour with Christchurch City Highlights

    Experience the perfect mix of picturesque landscapes and award-winning wines on our Lyttelton Port to Waipara Winery Tour. Departing from the charming Lyttelton Port, this guided tour takes you on a delightful journey to Christchurch City then to the Waipara wineries, and back to the port before your cruise ship departs. In the morning you will see city highlights such as Sign of the Kiwi, Sign of the Takahe, Mona Vale, Avon River, and central city attractions. Afternoon travel to Waipara wine region which is 45 minutes drive north of Christchurch and visit 2-3 wineries. During the course of the wine tour today you will taste between 16 and 22 wine varieties. After tastings, you...
  6. Mixed Group Wine Tour

    Mixed Group Wine Tour

    We have an exciting day planned just for you starting with a pickup from a suitable locations of your choosing. That is about as hard as it gets. Just sit back, relax and enjoy our exceptional Cheeky Wine Tours service on this fantastic Waipara Wine Tour. We will give you a taste of New Zealand's finest wine. Red, white, bubbly, you name it, we got it. 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 wines, the scenery and to take as many pictures as you'd like. Sadly, we still have to make reservations at each winery we visit and therefore we do run on a schedule. Shh we cant give...
  7. Mt Cook Glacier Guiding

    Mt Cook Glacier Guiding

    Combine the excitement of walking on a remote part of New Zealand's biggest glacier with the thrill of breathtaking scenic helicopter fly-bys of New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook. Fly in either by helicoper or ski plane past Aoraki/Mt Cook. Go high alpine showshoeing in a snowy white wilderness at over 2100m with your professional guide. Try an adrenaline-pumping ice climb in the heart of the Tasman Glacier. After a thrilling helicopter flight to the best ice climbing location, our expert guides will quickly teach you how to master basic crampon and ice axe techniques. All of our guides are certified through the internationally recognised New Zealand Mountain Guides...
  8. Natural High Adventure Biking - Cycle Tours - Christchurch

    Natural High Adventure Biking - Cycle Tours - Christchurch

    We offer a large selection of self-guided and guided cycle tours throughout New Zealand. We provide you with an itinerary and the required gear, while you enjoy the freedom and flexibility of doing your own thing and cycling at your own pace. Whatever your interests, timeframes or riding ability, we can provide you with the perfect biking tour. These tours showcase the diversity of scenery and great cycling on offer in Christchurch.
  9. Newzengland Clay Shooting & Archery

    Newzengland Clay Shooting & Archery

    Based at the foothills of the Southern Alps, the captivating views will inspire your imagination while taking aim at your various targets. Clay Shooting - After many years of instructing at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School, London, Neil has now brought his expertise and enthusiasm to Canterbury. We have guns suitable for ladies, men and children. Our ambition is to show that clay shooting can be a sport for all. Air rifle target shooting. Archery - Our bows cater for all abilities. Knife throwing. Mini Olympic Challenge - A great competition with your mates, work colleagues, hen/stag parties. All our activities are fully supervised, and lessons and all safety equipment is provided.
  10. Private Akaroa Banks Peninsula Day Tour With Nature Cruise - Wildsouth Discovery

    Private Akaroa Banks Peninsula Day Tour With Nature Cruise - Wildsouth Discovery

    We are a boutique tour operator specialising in exclusive, private tours. Join us to explore Banks Peninsula and visit Akaroa with its French heritage. A magnificent day with a spectacular drive over Bank’s Peninsula and views of Akaroa Harbour and remote bays. A picnic morning tea and many photography stops before reaching Akaroa. Take a harbour cruise to view the endangered Hector’s dolphins, NZ fur seals, little blue penguins and a range of pelagic birds. Café lunch in Akaroa, explore the village before returning to Christchurch with panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour and a picnic stop for NZ wine and cheese and can include a guided walk. Or join us at our holiday home overlooking Akaroa...
  11. Private Arthur's Pass National Park Day Tour - Wildsouth Discovery

    Private Arthur's Pass National Park Day Tour - Wildsouth Discovery

    Join us for a day to explore Arthur’s Pass in the heart of the Southern Alps on an exclusive, private tour. Board the TranzAlpine train to Arthur’s Pass and cross the Canterbury Plains, through the spectacular Waimakariri Gorge onto Arthur's Pass in the Southern Alps where you will be met by your Wildsouth Discovery guides and hosts. Explore the village, incredible Otira Gorge and discover the unique flora and birds of this beautiful area. Look for the world’s only alpine parrot - the Kea, enjoy a delicious picnic morning tea and short walks before lunch at a country pub with magnificent views. Return to Christchurch, stop for picnic NZ wine and cheese and visit Lake Pearson, Cave Stream...
  12. Silver River Astrophotography

    Silver River Astrophotography

    Get involved in a world-class astrophotography experience. Learn the fundamentals of taking photos of the night sky and deep sky objects using our telescopes and digital cameras. Bring your own DLSR camera or you can use ours. Tours will be customised depending on the weather and what you want to learn. To top it all off we will help you process the images post-capture. The location of our astrophotography site is truly stunning. Amazing 360° views over 25,000-acres nestled in the gold-rated Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. Our fully guided tour departs nightly with a maximum of 4 adults per tour. This tour is pure magic if you are wanting to learn or extend your...
  13. Silver River Stargazing

    Silver River Stargazing

    Tekapo’s ultimate stargazing tour, departing nightly. Silver River Stargazing is Tekapo’s finest, small group, 360° stargazing tour, giving you ‘bang for your buck’ and not compromising on quality. Discover the wonders of the night sky on our 1.5-hour experience, which includes 60 mins under the stars with a guide who knows the night sky intimately. We use powerful 14” telescopes and special astro-lasers for easy naked-eye viewing. Your guide will also take a group photo under the stars, which will be available for viewing and sharing online with friends and your's to keep free of charge.
  14. South Island 13 Day Coast to Coast Highlights Tour

    South Island 13 Day Coast to Coast Highlights Tour

    Below are some of the incredible highlights of your trip: - Personal airport meet & greet plus transfer to private accommodation - Private Christchurch City tour by company owners Geoff & Libby sharing their home through local eyes - Christchurch Gondola - Tasman Glacier explorer trip - Otago Peninsula Wildlife Premier Tour plus Larnach Castle - Te Anau Glowworm Caves - Milford Sound Nature Cruise - TSS Earnslaw cruise to Walter Peak including gourmet BBQ dinner and a farm tour - Twin Glacier Scenic Helicopter Flight with The Helicopter Line - TranzAlpine Scenic Train: Greymouth to Christchurch - Extensive documentation pack, support details, 24/7 freephone helpline, dining...
  15. Southern Lakes Helicopters - Aoraki/ Mt Cook Ultimate Helicopter Experience

    Southern Lakes Helicopters - Aoraki/ Mt Cook Ultimate Helicopter Experience

    This helicopter tour is the ultimate way to view the summit of Aoraki/ Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak and the spectacular surrounding National Park scenery. Then you will experience a snow landing high up on on the Tasman Glacier and stand amongst the “natural silence” of this very special place. View hanging glaciers, spectacular rivers of ice and the other wordly blue of deep ice crevasses. To top it off on a clear day the views of the incredible West Coast and wild Tasman Sea from your seat will provide a “birds eye” view of both sides of the South Island. Finally you will fly over the carved icebergs of the Tasman Terminal Lake on your return flight before returning to the...
  16. Sunset Kayak Tour

    Sunset Kayak Tour

    You’re going to love how easy it is to kayak in and around the beautiful Kaikōura Peninsula using the Hobie Mirage Drive Pedal. We have a 100% success rate of viewing the New Zealand Fur Seal. There is also a lot of other marine life to view such as the blue penguin, albatross, and plenty more. Come and capture some moments with the fun and friendly fur seals playing around and under your hands-free pedal kayak in New Zealand. The kayaks we use are made by Hobie Cat, one of the leading boating and kayak companies in the world. Explore with family and friends by booking one of our New Zealand sea kayak adventures.
  17. Tekapo Adventures

    Tekapo Adventures

    Travel with professional drivers in comfortable and authentic Land Rover Defenders offering access to remote and stunning scenery in The Mackenzie High Country.Connect with nature in a deeper way, by exploring the finest backcountry far away from the crowds and into the heart and soul of New Zealand's most unique and impressive natural landscapes. Experience some of New Zealand's most incredible and exclusively private scenery, with heaps of fresh mountainous space miles away from it all, with rich educational commentary. Our scenic 4wd tours depart Lake Tekapo daily, and range from 3HR - Private Charter, Birding/Black Stilt tours & unique Photography tours. Hiking Tours range from...
  18. The Adventurer - Haupapa/Tasman Glacier Heli-hike Mount Cook

    The Adventurer - Haupapa/Tasman Glacier Heli-hike Mount Cook

    You fly in to your drop off point on a remote part of the glacier. Your guide will outfit you with special ice spikes for your feet, called crampons, which are designed for glacier conditions. Then you’ll explore ice formations, following your guide as s/he cuts steps in the glacier, using skills handed down from New Zealand’s mountain pioneers. Your trip finishes with another spectacular scenic flight back to our Aoraki/Mt. Cook base. Time on the ice is up to 2 hours, weather permitting. Cost includes two scenic flights, guide, quality leather boots, socks, gators, snow shoes, harness (if required), walking poles, jacket & over-trousers and gloves.
  19. The Cool Climber - Tasman Glacier Ice Climbing Mount Cook

    The Cool Climber - Tasman Glacier Ice Climbing Mount Cook

    Take in awe-inspiring views of New Zealand’s alpine scenery on your stunning helicopter flight. Watch for the Tasman Glacier lake and marvel at the spectacular Hochstetter Icefall. On this trip you receive personalized ice climbing instruction. Using ice tools and the front points of your crampons, you climb vertical and at times overhanging ice walls and pinnacles always safely secured by a top rope attached to your harness. A good fitness level is required but no experience necessary. Cost includes two scenic flights, guide, specialised mountaineering boots, climbing boots, socks, gators, crampons, ice axes, technical gear, walking poles, jacket and over-trousers, gloves, special...