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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
  3. The Wigley: Top of the Tasman Glacier Hike

    The Wigley: Top of the Tasman Glacier Hike

    Your snow shoeing adventure starts with a scenic flight to 2200 metres (7200 ft) onboard your ski plane. Marvel as the rock and ice debris transforms to glistening white. You may even see an iceberg in the glacier lake. Equipped with snowshoes, walking poles, harness and other equipment, you are ready to explore ice formations in this ever-changing environment; you’re in the heart and birthplace of New Zealand mountaineering. Your flight home tracks down the eastern side of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook and the stunning Hochstetter icefall. Cost includes two scenic flights, guide, quality leather boots, socks, gators, snow shoes, harness (if required), walking poles, jacket...
  4. Top Catch Charters - Kaikoura

    Top Catch Charters - Kaikoura

    Welcome to Top Catch Charters Kaikoura where you can expect a great day on the ocean aboard our purpose built 6.2m Osprey Boat, “First Light”. Your fully qualified skipper, Malcolm Halstead, has 35 years’ experience fishing in the waters of the South Island of New Zealand. It is Malcolm’s goal to make sure you have a memorable fishing experience while visiting Kaikoura. We cater for all ages on our trips and take great pride in introducing children and novices to the wonderful sport of fishing. We can also organise longer trips for experienced anglers. Our trips all leave from the safe port of South Bay Kaikoura. Once on the water it is a short trip to our abundant fishing grounds where...
  5. Waipara Wine Trail from Christchurch

    Waipara Wine Trail from Christchurch

    This tour explores 4 of North Canterbury’s boutique vineyards. From Christchurch we drive 45 minutes north through the New Zealand countryside to the Waipara Valley, well known for its warm, dry climate and rich alluvial soils, ideal for superior wine production. Over 40 vineyards and wineries pepper the landscape of the valley, with pinot noir, riesling, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc dominating local plantings. We will stop for tastings at Pegasus Bay, Waipara Springs, Torlesse Winery and Waipara Hills. (Should any of the above named wineries be unavailable on the day, an alternative winery in the Waipara area will be included).
  6. 1 Day Guided Adventure Motorcycle Tour

    1 Day Guided Adventure Motorcycle Tour

    Visiting seaside locations, travelling through local farms and stopovers at secluded mountain lakes, we offer a great mix of scenic locations that include a great mix of both on road and light off-road riding. Our Specialty Day Tours depart at 9am and return at 4.30pm and we offer free transfers from the Christchurch city center before and after your tour. We provide riding jackets, pants, gloves, helmets and insurance and our experienced guides will pick the best route to match your riding ability. We offer routes and guidance suitable for learners through to experienced riders.
  7. 2 Day Guided Motorcycle Adventure Tour

    2 Day Guided Motorcycle Adventure Tour

    Our specialty 2 Day Adventure Tour takes in some of the best scenery and most fun adventure riding Canterbury has to offer. Our 2 professional guides will lead you through rugged seaside's, working sheep and dairy farms and secluded high country lakes, followed up by our support vehicle. Fully catered food and accommodation with 2 days of spectacular riding and a range of spectacular scenery second to none. Overnighting in a rustic high country farm shearers quarters provides a great opportunity to experience the kiwi outdoors the way the locals do it with sleeping bags, BBQs and outdoor bonfires and some great kiwi banter.
  8. Akaroa Day Tour

    Akaroa Day Tour

    Pick up from your accommodation and drive over the Port Hills to Akaroa Enjoy stunning views over Lyttleton Harbour. Morning Tea of homemade baking and a hot drink in a scenic location. Fossick for some coloured stones and enjoy the peace and splendour of Kaitorete Beach. Drive over the Hilltop and marvel at the panorama of Akaroa Harbour. Visit Cheese factory at Barrys Bay and taste some local cheeses. Enjoy a homemade picnic lunch in a scenic location. Homemade and largely harvested from my organic garden. Take nature cruise on Akaroa Harbour with Black Cat. See NZ Fur Seals, Little Blue Penguin, endangered Hectors Dolphin and a wide range of seabirds. Stunning coastal Volcanic...
  9.  Aoraki Mt Cook Day Tour

    Aoraki Mt Cook Day Tour

    Private day tour from Christchurch to Mount Cook. One day tour is a 12 hour tour & you can take photos and call in to any places you wish along the way including the Magnificent turquoise blue glacial Lake Tekapo and The Church of The Good Shepherd. Enjoy morning tea of some homemade baking in a scenic spot. This tour has the most spectacular Alpine scenery available. If you wish we can hike up the Hooker Valley or go on Scenic flight over the World Heritage Park. Homemade picnic lunch in a stunning location. Can stay overnight if you wish and enjoy longer hiking up the Hooker Valley or Explorer Tour on the Tasman Glacier Lake. Also can travel on to Queenstown if this suits your itinerary...
  10.  Christchurch City Sights

    Christchurch City Sights

    Sights of Christchurch City post earthquake combining both the cities main attractions as well as some of the earthquake changes. Summit Road to see spectacular view over harbour and city across to the Alps. Hear native bellbirds calls. Visit Sign of the Takahe building from the outside and on to Mona Vale Gardens with the crystal clear waters of the Avon River running through it. Visit Riccarton Bush to see the remaining Native Bush in Christchurch as well as original cottage of first white settlers from Scotland The Deans brothers. Basically my tour can visit Sumner Beach, Museum, Botanical Gardens, Punting, Container Mall, Earthquake Damaged area, Antartic Centre, Zoos or whatever...
  11. Christchurch Coastal Hiking Tour

    Christchurch Coastal Hiking Tour

    Coastal picnic hiking. 20 minutes drive from the Christchurch Cathedral. Four and a half hour tour. Enjoy walking along a coastal track and viewing spectacular coastal scenery and far off mountains, bird and plant life. Walk as much or as little as you like to suit your level of fitness. My support vehicle can leap frog you as you walk and pick you up at any stage. Walk from Sumner township to Taylors Mistake Distance of 4.5 kilometers. Volcanic geology. At the conclusion we enjoy a home made picnic largely harvested from my organic garden. We will choose a spot with great views and enjoy a leisurely lunch. If the weather is inclement we can return to my conservatory to dine there...
  12. Christchurch Farm Tour

    Christchurch Farm Tour

    Pick up from your accommodation. Drive to the farm near Springfield (80 kms, 1 hour). Enjoy the changing view as we drive towards the foothills of the Southern Alps. See a sheep dog demonstration and try your hand at shedding sheep. Afterwards take a photo with the sheepdog. Enjoy lovely views of Waimakariri River and Southern Alps as a back drop See a sheep shearing demonstration. Conclude tour with homemade morning or afternoon tea scones and cookies. There's also options available to combine the tour with horseriding, jet boating, golf or lunch.
  13. Christchurch Garden Tour

    Christchurch Garden Tour

    On this 4 hour tour I will guide you to 3 Prize winning flower gardens in Christchurch and the winning street gardens and winning factory garden. Meet the gardeners who create these gardens and be guided by myself who has a keen interest in organic vegetable gardening. You will see why they call Christchurch "The Garden City". Dependent on the season we will visit other attractive garden features around the city. An option to enjoy lunch which will be served in my garden or sun room. 2 course lunch and as much as possible is created from my own vegetable garden.
  14. Christchurch Picnic Golf

    Christchurch Picnic Golf

    Let me take you to a country golf course within 50 minutes drive of the city. Golf clubs provided (right Handed standard. Please advise if you require Left Handed when booking ), Golf Tees and Golf Balls. We drive to one of 3 golf courses; Coastal Akaroa Duvauchelle, Amberley Beach or Waimakariri Gorge Golf Course. Picnic of 2 courses provided. As much as possible it is harvested from an organic garden and made by your guide. Any dietary requirements please advise when booking. We play 9 holes on peaceful courses in beautiful scenic settings. Enjoy a very leisurely half round of golf. At the end enjoy a picnic in a scenic location.
  15. Daves' Diving Kaikoura

    Daves' Diving Kaikoura

    Daves' Diving Kaikoura is Kaikouras only SCUBA centre, and our professional, friendly team are ready to take you to explore our underwater playground. We offer options for all ages and experience levels, whether that be snorkeling, try scuba, or certified divers. With both shore and boat diving as an option, we have access to a wide range of dive sites to suit all abilities. Kaikoura is a very special place, with a remarkable level of biodiversity, our cold water diving is some of the coolest around (pun intended). Join us to experience kelp forests, octopus, stingray, native fish species, spectacular biodiversity and so much more. We are a family run operation and can provide a truly...
  16. Emporium Brewing

    Emporium Brewing

    Emporium Brewing is located in beautiful Kaikoura. We are more than just a brewery. With an 18 hole mini golf course and 2 escape rooms we have much to offer other than beersies. Relax in our bar and wind away an afternoon playing games and tasting our wonderful, fresh beer. They do say drink in the shadow of the brewery, well now you can We often have some limited edition brewery only specials for you to purchase too. So come in for a taster and chat, we love to talk beer.
  17. Half-day Llama Trek

    Half-day Llama Trek

    Enjoy 3.5 hours walking on a Kaikoura Bay Coastal Llama Trek, with spectacular mountain backdrop throughout. You walk with your own Llama, who will have saddlebags to carry your stuff. A Tour Guide will accompany your Trek, providing Llama help and information, as well as Kaikoura earthquake and historical stories and information. Your Trek will include stretches of beach, boardwalk, quiet lanes, roadside stretches, and a visit to the Peninsular Seal Colony. A picnic with hot/cold drinks and cake will break the Trek into two walks.
  18. Hanmer Springs Day Tour

    Hanmer Springs Day Tour

    Hanmer is 135 kms from Christchurch. We drive through the wine area of Waipara and then into beautiful rolling sheep farming country. Enjoy morning tea overlooking the Hurunui River or amongst the beautiful limestone rock formations. Hamner is a quaint weekend holiday spot for Christchurch locals and you can also enjoy horse riding, golf or jet boating for an additional fee.After soaking in the Hot Pools we can enjoy a 2 course home made picnic lunch. On the way back you can enjoy wine tasting in the Waipara area. With morning tea hot pools lunch it s a very comfortable 8 hour day but absolutely delighted to tailor the day to suit your wishes.
  19. Kaikoura Shuttles

    Kaikoura Shuttles

    Kaikoura Shuttles operates a local shuttle service. We also provide 2-hour scenic tour departing at 1:30pm daily. Bookings essential. Free pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation if required. Tour includes a full commentary. New Zealand Fur Seals in their natural environment whilst visiting our Ohau Seal Colony just North of Kaikoura. Enjoy some spectacular views from the Peninsula Lookout, with time to take some amazing photos. Speech and view of Fyffe House, Point Kean & South Bay Marina. Your tour includes a full commentary. We transport you around in our comfortable Ford Transit coach or one of our private charter vehicles. Kaikoura is Green Globe accredited with many eco-tourism...
  20. Lavendyl - Kaikoura Lavender Farm

    Lavendyl - Kaikoura Lavender Farm

    In spring and summer, the scent of lavender is everywhere while the sap rises and the flowers bloom. However, with over 50 different lavenders onsite, we always have some lavender in bloom to see and smell. There is much more to the gardens than lavender. The Circle of Thyme is a popular spot to sit in tranquility or meditate. With a wide variety of New Zealand natives and other plants in the gardens, there is plenty to see all year round. We can provide a picnic lunch or lavender themed refreshments to enjoy in the gardens or tea-room: high tea, Devonshire cream tea or snack. Don’t miss our amazing, homemade lavender ice cream. The shop has a wide variety of lavender products, crafts, and...