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Pukatea Horse Trekking & Adventures

Pukatea Horse Trekking & Adventures

Pukatea Horse Trekking & Adventures is located at the St James “homestead” a historical site built in 1880, which is a short distance from Hanmer and is accessible almost all year round. The St James Conservation Area was one of the largest operating cattle and sheep stations in the country, dating back to 1862. Pukatea horses are waiting to take you on an unforgettable horseback journey over breathtaking mountains, isolated high country, glacial fed rivers and lakes. For the novice rider, guided treks with our friendly and knowledgeable team are available or experienced riders why not take advantage of Freedom Trekking. Accommodation is available in the muster and DOC huts, as well...
Quake City

Quake City

'Quake City' charts the aftermaths of the 4 September 2010 and 22 February 2011 earthquakes, the resilience of Canterbury’s communities and the extraordinary and heroic response of the emergency services, international rescue teams and the thousands of volunteers who pitched in to help. Visitors will learn about the science behind the quakes and with the help of a hands-on interactive understand the phenomenon of liquefaction – when the ground liquefied and bubbled up in the shaking, burying streets and sinking buildings. See objects which have defined the Canterbury quakes – the fallen spire of ChristChurch Cathedral, a bell from the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and the clocks from...
Rangitata Hunting New Zealand

Rangitata Hunting New Zealand

Rangitata High Country Hunting is for guests who enjoy a true wilderness hunting experience. Our beautiful lodge is set in the foothills of the Southern Alps high above the valley floor with uninterrupted views of the Rangitata River and the surrounding mountain peaks. This is alpine hunting camp luxury, warm comfortable rooms with delicious cuisine provided each day by our in house high country chef. Uniquely your adventure starts right from the lodge. Whether you are chasing a bull tahr, red stag, fallow buck or chamois the hunt starts the very minute you put your boots on and walk out the front door.
Rangitata Rafts

Rangitata Rafts

With Grade 2-5 Rapids guaranteed this trip promises to get your adrenaline flowing. With 2.5 hours on the raft you have plenty of time to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and conquer some of the most thrilling rapids in NZ. All you have to decide is whether you're up for the big ones or would rather admire them from a distance. (Our photographer can walk you around the largest rapids if you think they're a bit much!) For those who are keen to enjoy Rafting at a slightly slower pace, our Grade 2 trip is the adventure for you! Perfect for families young and old! After the trip while you enjoy a hot shower back at base, we’ll cook up a delicious Kiwi style BBQ for you to enjoy while...
Ravenscar House Museum

Ravenscar House Museum

Ravenscar House Museum is the stylish new home for Susan and Jim Wakefield's cherished art collection. The House Museum is a reimagining of Jim and Susan’s stunning home in the Christchurch coastal suburb of Scarborough, which was damaged beyond repair in the February 2011 earthquake. Step inside to discover works by well-known and much-loved New Zealand artists, displayed in the tranquil domestic setting of this new Ravenscar House.
Red Cat Biplane Flights

Red Cat Biplane Flights

Red Cat Biplane Flights offers a unique aviation experience. We are the only company in New Zealand operating an open-cockpit Grumman biplane that can take two passengers in addition to the pilot. This means you can share the fun and adventure with a family member, friend or partner. On all our flights you get to wear a leather flying jacket, leather helmet and flying goggles. We can fly throughout New Zealand but our base is at Pukaki Airport near Twizel in the spectacular Mackenzie Basin and only 5 km south from the turn off to Aoraki Mount Cook. We offer a range of flights from our popular Mackenzie Magic option through to flying over New Zealand's largest glaciers. Prices start...
Rekindle

Rekindle

0ur Resourceful Skills Workshop programme takes place at the beautifully restored Arts Centre. It offers a unique way to connect with Christchurch through local materials and creative skills. The programme ranges from tool sharpening and hand-darning through to spoon-carving and basket weaving. We run Monday, Wednesday & Friday ti kouka string making classes (10.30-11.30am) for visitors. This is a fun experience for all ages. Hear about ti kouka’s various uses, other resourceful traditions and learn about what we do at Rekindle. Our tours in the city centre explore Ōtautahi's long history of resourcefulness.
Riccarton House & Bush

Riccarton House & Bush

This tranquil 12 hectare reserve is located just 3.5 km from Christchurch city centre. In 1843 the area known to Maori as Putaringamotu – “the place of an echo” – became home to the pioneering Deans family, the first Europeans to settle the Canterbury Plains. The family’s dramatic story of endurance and tragedy; of dreams, love and promises, is woven into the fabric of these beautifully restored buildings and emerges as you explore the house, grounds and beyond. Join us for a guided tour of Riccarton House, visit Deans Cottage, take a peaceful stroll through the verdant bush or wander the park grounds before enjoying morning/afternoon tea, lunch and superb coffee, either in the Drawing...
Roundhill Ski Area

Roundhill Ski Area

Roundhill is a family owned and operated ski area set in the heart of the Mackenzie Country. See Aoraki Mt Cook towering above the Southern Alps while the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo provide an amazing backdrop to your day on the snow. We have a brilliant terrain mix accessible from our 6 lifts. The beginners' area is super wide with a gentle pitch, and there are ample intermediate trails with lots of wide open spaces and fun undulating terrain, or if it's deep and steep that you're after The Heritage Express Tow reaches an elevation of 2133m - Australasia's biggest vertical. Parking is slope side and you can enjoy some hearty fare in our spacious fully licensed base lodge café...
Route 79 Museum

Route 79 Museum

A fantastic family option, or for those that are vintage machinery enthusiasts, the Route 79 Museum features an extensive and eclectic collection of cars, tractors and motorbikes as well as military and artillery pieces and wall displays. The museum is on route to the beautiful Mackenzie District, therefore is a great option for those travelling onto that region.
Salmon Fishing - Braided Rivers Fishing Guides

Salmon Fishing - Braided Rivers Fishing Guides

Canterbury is the supreme salmon fishing destination in New Zealand and a haven for salmon fishing trips, with the top 4 plentiful rivers less than 90 minutes from Christchurch International Airport. Your fishing guide, Ben Haywood, is based in Christchurch and specialises in catching Chinook salmon, averaging 15lb in the spectacular and extensive braided river systems of Canterbury. He offers tailor made fishing trips, using only top quality equipment and he prides himself on delivering an outstanding fishing experience to remember. Ben also offers guided trout fishing trips to the very scenic and remote Canterbury High Country and the wilderness of the West Coast of the South...
Scary Slippery Slides

Scary Slippery Slides

The slides are one of the many features at The Little River Campground. While the kids play you can walk through ancient forest on boardwalks, keeping you off the forest floor. There are plenty of walks, picnic areas and close by attractions, such as dolphin swimming , the rail trail cycle track, Akaroa village and many more. The camp is a back to basic kiwi camp with secluded, sheltered sites for campervans and tents A perfect place to start or finish your tour of New Zealand. Leave to the sound of bellbirds and the river and not traffic and slamming van doors.
Scenic Pacific Travel - New Zealand Tours

Scenic Pacific Travel - New Zealand Tours

Pacific Travel offer 100's of tours departing from all over New Zealand - many with daily departures. We are devoted to producing and operating outstanding independent tours. What makes us special is the daily departure, the choice of accommodation, and the ability to shorten or lengthen tours to suit your specific timetable and budget. The emphasis is on freedom and flexibility - you can travel anywhere you like, when you like, and stay longer wherever your choose. We pride ourselves on creating the perfect itinerary for you, giving you up to date information on products and services. We stay in touch with you throughout the planning, booking and travelling process to ensure your...
Seven Day South Island Tour

Seven Day South Island Tour

Tour includes: Personal guide throughout, all accommodation, meals and activities described on our website here: https://whitecloudtravel.com/7-day-south-island-tour/, including Tranz Alpine Railway, Franz Josef Glacier helicopter flight, Skippers. Canyon Jet boat ride, Queenstown Gondola and Milford Sound day tour and sea cruise. All transport on your own private coach and return flights to Auckland.
Sidetracks Women - Women Only Cycle Tour - Alp to Ocean Journey

Sidetracks Women - Women Only Cycle Tour - Alp to Ocean Journey

Designed by women, specifically for women, this cycling tour is famous for its variety in landscapes, views and terrain. From riding relaxing 4WD tracks along stunning lake shores, to challenging uphill trails and the thrill of sweeping descents - this tour has it all. With countless points of interest, photo opportunities and the feeling of being on a true journey from one point to another, the end of a trip will never feel as sweet as seeing that ocean appear on the horizon and dipping your toe in the water to celebrate. Leave all the logistics, transport and accommodation to us, as we use our 25 years experience to make this trip easy, fun and safe for you to complete. We can't wait to...
Sidetracks Women - Women Only Hiking Tour - Banks Peninsula Track

Sidetracks Women - Women Only Hiking Tour - Banks Peninsula Track

Christchurch is where we live, and we love to show it off. Let us take you on what many consider the best hidden treasure and wilderness track in New Zealand. We start with a stunning harbour cruise and then take to the rugged hills. This track has something for everyone, and for every fitness level. Enjoy the many side tracks, photo stops and all the cosy, comfortable and quirky huts along the way. Your guide is there to take the load off and make sure you don’t miss a thing, so you can escape it all and have a true kiwi wilderness experience. 4 days/ Moderate/ Luggage Transport.
Sidetracks Women - Women Only Hiking Tour - Best of NZ Backcountry

Sidetracks Women - Women Only Hiking Tour - Best of NZ Backcountry

This track is sure to surprise and delight you like no other. With our private access, your view is never crowded and you can truly get away from it all. Escape, recharge, let us take care of the details and be ready to have a true kiwi high country experience. Moderate fitness is required on this track, however your luggage will be transported for you and you can walk on your own terms and at your own pace. Despite the remoteness, evenings are spent in comfort in purpose built huts with hot showers and flushing toilets and one of our great evening meals will soon bring everyone together. At night, the starry skies let us truly appreciate the breathtaking expanse and wonder of our NZ...
Sidetracks Women - Women Only Hiking Tour - Kaikoura Coast Track

Sidetracks Women - Women Only Hiking Tour - Kaikoura Coast Track

You can start your tour with an optional walk near Christchurch in the morning or meet us in the early afternoon for the drive to the starting point of our two-day hike. We explore one of Aotearoa’s best private walkways, the beautiful Kaikoura Coast Track. It offers a great mix of terrain – from beach to farmland, native bush gullies and stunning hilltop views. ​Enjoy the adventure of a multi-day hike without worrying about a heavy backpack. Only walk with a daypack and enjoy the freedom of movement this brings. Our luggage and a hot shower will be waiting for us at our warm, clean cottage when we arrive. ​If you want to experience hiking in breath-taking nature and delicious meals in...
Sidetracks Women - Women Only Hiking Tour - Nelson Lakes, Nydia & Kaikoura Coast

Sidetracks Women - Women Only Hiking Tour - Nelson Lakes, Nydia & Kaikoura Coast

First, we drive over scenic Lewis Pass and enjoy a day on the Mount Robert Circuit in Nelson Lakes NP. Then we spend time in the heart of the Marlborough Sounds - a water taxi takes us deep into the ocean realm, with low lying forest-covered saddles and crowd-free bays and beaches. Two days in a remote nature retreat. Then we head to one of Aotearoa’s best private walkways, the beautiful Kaikoura Coast Track, with a mix of terrain from beach to farmland, native bush and stunning hilltop views. Experience unique accommodation (have you slept in a yurt before?), hiking in breath-taking nature with only a day pack on your back, and delicious meals in like-minded company.
Ski The Tasman

Ski The Tasman

Explore the Tasman’s blue ice grottos, natural caves, and incredible formations, then link turns down New Zealand’s two longest ski runs. Skiing the Tasman Glacier is a classic Kiwi snow adventure, guided by Alpine Guides since the 1970s. We are Mount Cook's original and most experienced mountain and ski guiding company. Nobody knows the area better than us. Ordinary skiers can ski the extraordinary Tasman Glacier. Each line is a perfect green to blue grade ski run. The pace is relaxed, with plenty of time to take photos. We use helicopters to land at 2500 metres, for a 1000 metre descent. You get 2 runs of 8 to 10 km long. It’s ideal for intermediate or first-time off-piste skiers. Small...
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