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Ten Day South Island Tour

Ten Day South Island Tour

Tour includes: * Everything from our 7 day tour described on our website here: https://whitecloudtravel.com/7-day-south-island-tour. * 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.
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...
The Big Explore

The Big Explore

Leaving Christchurch we embark on a fabulous journey incorporating some stunning views on our way to Akaroa Summit to sea. I stop for photos, coffee, shopping & toilet. We make our own brew coffee and tea at lunch time and have a full picnic lunch by the sea or a view high up. Explore Akaroa, Little River, and more beautiful spots on the Banks Peninsula. I would love you to come & explore this beautiful region with me. Come and explore this very interesting Peninsula, there are great views of the Southern Alps, Clear skies that enhance the blue waters of the two Volcanoes that have created harbours in both Lyttleton and Akaroa Are you Interested in our Māori History? Okains Bay is the place...
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.
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.
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....
The Giants House

The Giants House

The Giant's House was the first bank managers house in Akaroa, built 1880 of totara and kauri. It is grand in size, proportions, and features. Elegant and comfortable, it is designed and decorated in the french style. Being the home of an artist it balances and contrasts the historic and contemporary. Both the house and terraced gardens are full of surprises -expect the unexpected at The Giant's House! The Giant's House - A historic Akaroa house with original artworks, terraced gardens with sculptures and mosaics. A creative feast and a wonderful experience. Romantic secluded and quiet, but only a few minutes walk to the centre of Akaroa.
The Gift Company - Christchurch Airport

The Gift Company - Christchurch Airport

The Gift Company showcases locally designed and manufactured gifts including a wonderful selection of thoughtful and quality homeware gifting ideas, gorgeous bath & body products, inspired accessories and some yummy treats. You’ll be sure to find the perfect gift for someone special or to spoil yourself.
The Inside Story Ltd

The Inside Story Ltd

Private custom tours, designed to give you understanding and valuable insights into the South Island. Your itinerary is carefully planned around your special requirements and interests. Your tour may include the South Island's main attractions, idyllic places off the beaten track, or a combination of the two. Your professional guide will bring to life the plants, wildlife and landforms that make the South Island so distinctive, as well as its rich Maori and European colonial history. Your choice of accommodation in lodges, hotels or B&Bs in bustling resorts, quaint towns or serene places in the middle of nowhere, you choose. Custom day tours from Christchurch are also available.
The Kaikoura Coast Track

The Kaikoura Coast Track

Relax at lunch shelters with great views while enjoying a refreshing hot drink. Tramp through bush filled gullies to views of the Seaward Kaikoura Mountains rising out of the vast Pacific Ocean. A great chance to get into real New Zealand and meet farming families who have lived here for generations. We transport your luggage and provide comfortable upper-end backpacker accommodation. We are located 40 km south of Kaikoura, easily accessed by car or busesand provide safe car parking. With up to only 10 people walking each day, space, peace, nature are all you share. Best of all , included in the fee, is luggage transport round the track, so you walk with only a day pack. Accommodations...
The Plains Railway & Historical Museum

The Plains Railway & Historical Museum

We are situated in the picturesque Tinwald Domain, complete with pond and playground. Entry is via donation. Open days are held between September and June with an operating loco, view our website for further detailed information. Volunteer working members can be found on-site almost daily - who will provide a tour of interest around the site. Our vast collection of steam and diesel shunting locomotives, railcar and freight wagons is not to be missed for any heritage railway enthusiast. Our unique rural history display includes tractors, implements and a Buckeye Triple Expansion Engine show Ashburton's pioneering past.
The Spirits Workshop Distillery Tour

The Spirits Workshop Distillery Tour

Here's a tour for Gin and Whisky enthusiasts. While away an hour or two exploring all things Curiosity Gin and Divergence Whisky at The Spirits Workshop Distillery. Your host will take you through the distillery where you'll learn directly from these talented distillers the history of the craft, how Whisky and Gin are made, see the stills and soak up the smell of the barrel room. All tours include a guided tasting of Curiosity and Divergence products.
TranzAlpine Train with Wildsouth Discovery

TranzAlpine Train with Wildsouth Discovery

Wildsouth Discovery offers tour options (private or small group) that can take you from Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass on the TranzAlpine train, from where you can explore the West Coast both north and south of Greymouth. Experience the dramatic Otira Gorge before heading to the “Coast”, viewing the rugged mountains, varied forest types and perhaps see the rare Kea, the alpine parrot. The West Coast is known for its stunning beauty, varied landscapes, jade/pounamu and its gold and coal heritage. Cape Foulwind, Punakaiki, Hokitika, the glaciers and the rainforests are some of the highlights before heading on to Haast, Wanaka and Queenstown. Private and small group tour options...
Tree Climbing

Tree Climbing

This activity involves climbing trees at our base at the Hanmer Springs Forest Camp. We have a gum tree and a pine tree each with two routes, some being more difficult than others. This challenges clients allowing them to overcome their fears and make it to the top of the climbs, all with in a safe environment led by our qualified instructors. This activity is amazing to watch as clients often climb higher than they expected and the encouragement from team members is awesome to see.
Trott's Community Garden

Trott's Community Garden

Alan and Catherine purchased four hectares of bare land with an old house on it in 1978. In an old stable at the back of the property they discovered newspapers dating back to 1893 so the property had age on its side even then. Gardening was a passion for Alan from an early age with his first collection at 8 years old a spiky group of cacti and succulents. In later years he developed a passion for chrysanthemums and dahlias. The dahlias have remained a lifelong fascination for this gardener. The New Zealand Gardens Trust awarded Trott’s - six stars and designated it as a NZ Garden of International Significance, Alan was awarded a Queen’s Service Medal in 2017 for his services to...
VINZ-TINZ

VINZ-TINZ

We specialize in tailor made itineraries: golfing tours, wine tours and transfers around the South Island. Driver/guide fluent in Italian, French, English. Small groups up to 17 people maximum can also be accommodated. All tours include transfers and commentary and photographic stops. Tours are custom made to suit and range from 3 nights to 5 nights around the South Island of NZ also day tours to nearby sights/activities such as Akaroa or Kaikoura. Private guided tours are the speciality. We are also Halal and Muslim friendly with options to include water friendly washrooms and recreational spaces with privacy.
Virtual & Retro Arcade

Virtual & Retro Arcade

Eight game stations, three simulators and a whole heap of retro attitude - Virtual & Retro has the tools to make your visit to Ashburton a memorable one. We have activities suitable for 8 to 80 year olds, and plenty of seating and screens so that your whole group can see what's happening - whether they're wearing a headset or not. With more than thirty popular VR games, we've got more activities than you could possibly fit into one visit. Whether you like single-player shooters, team multiplayer games, or even if you don't like games and just want to try a virtual reality experience, we've got you covered. Check out our website and give us a try.
Virtual & Retro VR Escape Games

Virtual & Retro VR Escape Games

Team up with your friends or family to tackle one of more than ten virtual escape rooms, where you'll be wearing VR headsets in our multiplayer arena. With options from single player to groups of six, and choices of easy through difficult puzzles, there's enough variety to keep you coming back time and time again. But beware - you won't succeed unless you work together.
Waimak River Riding Centre

Waimak River Riding Centre

Quiet well trained horses will take you on a scenic journey along the banks of the mighty Waimakariri River at a pace that suits your ability. First time riders are more than welcome, as are families with pony rides, short treks to the river and back as well as our half hour Robin ride. Or just chill out and relax in our comfortable picnic area. Our Riding school offers 1 on 1 lessons for adults and children of all levels, school holiday riding programs and even leasing option.
Waipara Wine Experience with Giles Tours

Waipara Wine Experience with Giles Tours

The 5.5hr tour features vineyards from this selection: Pegasus Bay, Greystone, Torlesse, Terrace Edge, Georges Road and Waipara Springs. The tour includes a scrumptious lunch platter at one of the wineries - the perfect way to fuel up for the rest of your day. All wine samples and lunch are included. The experience is topped off with a friendly and knowledgeable driver/guide who can point out the parts that shouldn’t be missed as you tour the area. Pick-up and drop-off from central Christchurch is included.
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