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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Seal Swim Kaikōura

    Seal Swim Kaikōura

    Swim with wild New Zealand Fur Seals in the shallow waters of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula. You'll be a part of an intimate group of up to 10 like-minded adventurers suited up in warm wet suits and guided on your seal swimming experience. We cater for all abilities from experienced snorkellers to first timers. No experience is needed as our guides are very good at making people feel confident in the water. Plus, the wet suits we will give you will provide the same buoyancy as life jackets. This is an experience that you do not want to miss out on. Seal Swim Kaikoura has now been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for eight years running. Adults $120...
  4. 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...
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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 NZ’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, gloves.
  10. 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. 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 backpacks.
  11. 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,...
  12. 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...
  13. 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).
  14. West Coast Wilderness Trail Self-Guided Bike Tour - Pacific Cycle Tours

    West Coast Wilderness Trail Self-Guided Bike Tour - Pacific Cycle Tours

    Combine this with beautiful lakes, forest and rivers - and of course genuine West Coast hospitality - and you have a journey that dreams are made of. Starts in Hokitika and finishes in Christchurch. Grade 2 (easy) ride with some Grade 3 on road (intermediate) sections. Additional activities are optional and can be added into package upon request - we keep it flexible. Shuttle services on the trail. Luggage transport. Four days Standard bike hire, helmet and pannier (E-bike upgrade available, just ask for prices). Three nights accommodation and three breakfasts. TranzAlpine train journey from Greymouth to Christchurch. Trip itinerary, directions and trail map information.
  15. 2 Day Guided Adventure Tour

    2 Day Guided 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, barbeques and outdoor bonfires and some great kiwi banter.
  16. Akaroa & Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Eco-Tour from Christchurch

    Akaroa & Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Eco-Tour from Christchurch

    Enjoy the luxury & comfort of a top-of the range Mercedes Benz 4x4 bus as you journey from Christchurch proceeding into the rugged splendour of Banks Peninsula. You will love stopovers at the quaint Giants House at Akaroa, & the award winning Barrys Bay Cheese factory. At your final destination, undertake a unique nature safari in the spectacular Wild Side Conservation area. Learn about the area’s native flora and fauna and Pohatu’s unique penguin conservation program. Be greeted by the farm’s friendly pet sheep & see wild White-Flippered penguins. Fully inclusive price includes pick up from major Christchurch city hotels, special lunch, morning & afternoon tea, nature safari,...
  17. 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...
  18.  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...
  19. Aoraki/Mt Cook & Tasman Glacier Full Day Scenic Tour

    Aoraki/Mt Cook & Tasman Glacier Full Day Scenic Tour

    Be dazzled by breath-taking scenery including ancient glaciers, towering mountains, high country mountain lakes and braided rivers. This tour is simply amazing with its incredible variety of landscapes as you travel into the southern alps of New Zealand and enjoy the sites of the Ben Ohau Range, Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, and the Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park (part of Te Wāhipounamu UNESCO World Heritage Area) containing New Zealand’s highest mountain. Your expedition even traverses multiple sites from "Lord of the Rings" Middle Earth - and a visit to the Tasman Glacier. Your all-day journey is fully inclusive with a great lunch at the renowned Hermitage Hotel mountain retreat, admission...
  20.  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...