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  1. Stay Mt Cook Village Heli-Ski Tasman Glacier

    Stay Mt Cook Village Heli-Ski Tasman Glacier

    Location - Mackenzie Country In the heart of the South Island, within a three to four-hour drive from Christchurch, you will have breath-taking views of mountains (Aoraki Mt Cook), glaciers, lakes and braided rivers. Extraordinary skiing for a range of skiing abilities can be found on a local glacier, reached only by ski plane or helicopter and accompanied by a guide. If you are looking for something a little closer to Christchurch and not so extravagant, stay in Lake Tekapo Village, visit the Earth & Sky Stargazing at night and ski Roundhill by day - the family-friendly place to ski. Tour Duration: Allow a minimum of two days.
  2. Stoddart Cottage Gallery

    Stoddart Cottage Gallery

    A visit to Stoddart Cottage is an essential part of an enjoyable day out in Diamond Harbour, a small settlement on sun-drenched cliffs overlooking Lyttelton Harbour. You can drive to Diamond Harbour or use public transport catching No. 28 Bus from Christchurch to Lyttelton which connects with the Black Cat ferry to cross the harbour. You will find Stoddart Cottage after a short walk up from the wharf. Beautifully-sited Stoddart Cottage is the oldest colonial dwelling in Diamond Harbour and birthplace of impressionist painter Margaret Olrogg Stoddart (1865-1934). Art exhibitions change each month: painting, ceramics, textile art or photography. The gallery is staffed by friendly...
  3. Stop. Listen, and Feel - Men's Retreat by Hassan

    Stop. Listen, and Feel - Men's Retreat by Hassan

    Escape to Men's only full immersion retreat in Craigieburn Forest. You will leave with a different perspective on life, knowing that you are more powerful than you can imagine and you have support around you when you need it. Creating a group of friends around you that you can truely trust is only a small part of this retreat.Take some time away and unplug to get re-energised with others in an incredible setting. Includes 2 nights accommodation at the Forest Lodge in Craigieburn, all meals/snacks, with plenty of vegan/vegetarian and gluten-free options available which is provided by our epic on-site chef Pedro. Breakfast will be made together by the group with plenty of options available....
  4. Stravon Safaris

    Stravon Safaris

    We are a full service, outdoors driven, tourism operation based out of Stravon Station, a pristine wilderness property nestled in South Canterbury's world famous Hunters Hills, home to arguably the finest game animals in New Zealand. We help our guests achieve their objectives by giving them an experience that captures the very essence of what hunting & fly fishing in New Zealand is all about. We do this through conservation, passion and the sheer natural beauty of New Zealand.
  5. Sunrise and Sunset Flights

    Sunrise and Sunset Flights

    Photographers speak of the magic or golden hour — the first hour after sunrise or the final hour before sunset — magical moments as the light changes and the snowy peaks and sky appear bathed in pink and gold. As the sun rises or sets, take flight with Mackenzie Helicopters for an extraordinary opportunity to experience New Zealand’s highest mountains at their most breathtaking. Don’t forget your camera to capture the memories, the gorgeous golden glow and pretty pink hues. Perfect for a special or romantic occasion; even more fabulous combined with a landing for a champagne breakfast or a visit to the Bad Decision high-altitude whisky bar.
  6. SUP (Stand Up Paddle boarding)

    SUP (Stand Up Paddle boarding)

    It would be sacrilegious, not to mention impossible, for us to offer something that granted you the power to walk on water. So instead we're blessing you with the ability of paddling on water – the closest we can get to the real deal. It's your chance to give this popular sport a go. Get up close with New Zealand marine life. For beginners and advanced.
  7. Supa Karts - Next Level Racing

    Supa Karts - Next Level Racing

    We have a great variety of different race types, race speeds at Supa Karts Next Level, that allows us to cater from children as young as 4 years old, and our oldest racers are in their 90's. We have family rides, adult rides, race meets and competitions/leagues available. Our karts here are the fastest go karts in New Zealand with a maximum speed of 35kph, the maximum legal limit for indoor racing. We have an excellent fleet of top quality French engineered and manufactured, SODI Go Karts. Built for safety and speed, they can really get you around our track fast.
  8. Takiwā Tourism - Archaeological Māori Rock Art Site Tour

    Takiwā Tourism - Archaeological Māori Rock Art Site Tour

    Walk in the footsteps of our māori ancestors as you journey to our remote Opihi Rock Art site – one of the best remaining examples of original Māori Rock Art. Discover our history and ancient way of life at the archaeological sites and ancient art gallery. Uncover the meaning and reverence behind the most significant collection of ancient Māori rock art in the country. Connect with our art, stories and traditions. Get a personalised guided tour of our cultural and natural history museum, as well as the iconic Māori rock art archaeological sites. Following an hour-long guided tour of our cultural archive, you’ll travel through rolling South Canterbury countryside to the...
  9. Takiwā Tourism - Maori Rock Art Centre Tour

    Takiwā Tourism - Maori Rock Art Centre Tour

    Take a unique journey into our past through an expertly curated cultural archive. Your expert guides will decode and translate the meanings and significance of our practices and traditions. They will take you into the lives and ways of our ancestors. How they lived, ate and the belief systems and practices that allowed them to call Te Waipounamu (South Island) home. Uncover the meaning and reverence behind the most significant collection of ancient Māori rock art in the country. Connect with our art, stories, and traditions.
  10. Tasman Glacier Helihike

    Tasman Glacier Helihike

    Tasman Glacier Helihike offers easy access to the realm of the mountaineer. With your mountain guide, you will fly high onto the white ice of NZ’s longest glacier– the mighty Tasman. We meet our guests at Mt Cook Airport, provide a safety briefing, and equipment check. Then we embark on a thrilling helicopter flight into the mountains. You land at 1,200 metres above sea level and spend up to 2 hours in the mountains. This is a guided interpretative trek on the white ice. The gently undulating terrain is an amazing landscape of fluted ice, runnels, moulins, and sinuous winding streamlets. As your crampons bite into the ice, you will trek on gentle undulating terrain, below the highest...
  11. Taste of Life Tours

    Taste of Life Tours

    Welcome to Canterbury. My dream is to share Canterbury's Private Gardens with you, to share these special places with you and make sure you have an amazing experience while visiting us. Our tours focus on gardens and the arts, and can be tailored to fit your interests/schedule. Prices from $409 depending on group size. Our tour packages: The Gardener’s Garden Traditional Garden Tour Art, Architecture and Natives The Pick of the Bunch – A Big Day out All dietary needs can be catered for and includes locally crafted, seasonal food where possible. Every detail will be taken care of by your local host so you can sit back, travel in comfort and enjoy being a local for the...
  12. Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House

    Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House

    This Category 1 listed house is one of New Zealand’s most significant social and political landmarks. It was the home of Kate Sheppard from 1888 until 1902, during her most active years of the campaign for women's rights. Discover the story of Kate's life and family history, her hopes, efforts and achievements, and the legacy of political and social change she contributed to. Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House is now proudly cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga. The stunning kauri villa sits on an acre of botanical beauty, hidden behind a tall green hedge in suburban Christchurch.
  13. Tekapo Trek

    Tekapo Trek

    The Tekapo Trek is in the Two Thumb Range overlooking Lake Tekapo. It is available in 2 and 3 day options and also as a guided snowshoeing trip in winter. It is based from the fully stocked Rex Simpson hut, so that means pack weight is kept to a minimum. The area encompasses the spectacular landscapes of ice-steepened mountains and broad glaciated valleys of Te Kahui Kaupeka Conservation Park. Views of Mount Cook and surrounding peaks are spectacular from Snake Ridge on your way up to the 2070m Beuzenberg Peak. This is the highest point on the Te Araroa Trail If you are new to overnight hiking, then this is an ideal introduction, especially for familiy groups.
  14. Temple Basin Ski Field

    Temple Basin Ski Field

    Temple Basin offers catered accommodation and has 3 rope tows in Arthur's Pass National Park. It is a club ski field which means it is run by volunteers and any operational profits go back into maintaining and running the ski area. Access to the ski area is via a walking track that generally takes around 45 minutes. A goodslift is available to carry bags, skis, and other equipment up to the ski lodge. The lodge is comfortable with heaters, hot showers, a drying room, a bar, a full time chef, and bunk room style accommodation and can host up to 65 guests.
  15. Ten Day South Island Tour

    Ten Day South Island Tour

    Tour includes: * Everything from our 7 day tour described on our website here: * Personal guide throughout. * All accommodation, meals and activities, plus TSS Earnslaw and Colonel’s Homestead, Glacier Explorers, Sir Edmund Hillary Centre, Mt Cook hiking (suitable for all abilities) and the stunning blue lakes of Pukaki & Tekapo. * All transport on your own private coach and return flight to Auckland.
  16. Terrace Edge Vineyard & Olive Grove

    Terrace Edge Vineyard & Olive Grove

    Terrace Edge is the dream of the Chapman family who, in 1999, purchased the property which was part of a long established sheep farm. The development of the vineyard and olive grove has been a labour of love by the extended family who have used their many and varied skills to see the vision become a reality. Peter Chapman, Viticulturist, is the youngest of Bruce and Jill’s three sons. Since graduating from Lincoln University in 2003, he has managed the ongoing development of the 15 ha vineyard and 1700-tree olive grove. He believes that premium wine is first hand-crafted in the vineyard, making no comprises - exclusively using natural organic methods and meticulously hand-tending the...
  17. The Best of New Zealand: An Intimate Expedition Cruise of New Zealand's Islands

    The Best of New Zealand: An Intimate Expedition Cruise of New Zealand's Islands

    Join Heritage Expeditions aboard luxurious 140-guest expedition ship Heritage Adventurer from the adventure playground of Queenstown to the bright lights of Auckland, the avant garde fashion capital of Dunedin and the sunken valleys and towering mountains of Fiordland – this is the ultimate Kiwi adventure! Explore the scenic playground of Marlborough Sounds; the iconic wildlife havens of Stewart Island and nearby predator free Ulva Island; New Zealand’s Art Deco capital Napier; the crystalline waters, golden beaches, and coves of the Bay of Islands; the diverse marine life and conservation sanctuaries of Hauraki Gulf; the quirky port town of Lyttelton and Garden City Christchurch, the...
  18. The Cairns Alpine Resort Golf Course

    The Cairns Alpine Resort Golf Course

    The Cairns Alpine Resort Golf Course is a links-designed 9-hole course with two tee blocks per green, allowing for a full 18-hole round. We built the course to fit the landscape and character of the Mackenzie Country, and used the natural features and contours of the land. The course looks out over the beautiful landscape of Lake Tekapo and the Southern Alps. Golf is complimentary with all accommodation bookings at The Cairns, or available for a green fee to visitors not staying with us. We can also supply golf clubs and gear, as well as golf carts and trundlers. We are able to organise golf lessons with a local golf instructor by prior arrangement.
  19. The Cairns Alpine Resort Petting Farm

    The Cairns Alpine Resort Petting Farm

    Right at the heart of The Cairns Alpine Resort, Lake Tekapo, is a family favourite - our animal petting farm. Pat and feed sheep, alpaca, bunnies, lambs, calves and even our very own Kunekune pig, Whiskey. He’ll be your best friend for life if you do. Enjoy cute photos opportunities and lots of fun for kids and adults. ‍ Guests staying at The Cairns Alpine Resort have complimentary access to our animal petting farm. For non-guests, access and animal feed is available for a small fee. Open during office hours - no need to book, just drop in.
  20. The Court Theatre

    The Court Theatre

    Inside the walls of the old grain shed is a diverse and dynamic company of 60 permanent staff plus hundreds of artists and artisans who produce 19 productions each year. Over 150,000 ticket buyers enter The Court each year to feast on the varied offering of theatrical works, all created and produced on-site. The Court has matched the ever-diversifying Christchurch population and creates and supports work for everyone in our community including children and families, for the Tangata Whenua and for Christchurch’s growing Pasifika communities. There are upcoming shows for everyone, whether you like comedy, drama, musicals or family-friendly shows. The Court Theatre is your theatre....