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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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 finish with a guided tasting of Curiosity and Divergence products.
  6. The Toy Collector

    The Toy Collector

    The Toy Collector is inherently linked to the NZ Museum of Toys & Collectibles as it's starting form and now as the entrance and administrators of the museum. It provides a range of toys and collectibles for those who catch the bug having stepped into the world of the history of play. The museum team knows that nostalgia exists in everyone and seeing a toy or picture can instantly bring forward a previously deeply buried memory. Taking a walk through NZ Museum of Toys & Collectibles is a rare opportunity to experience a very broad range of toys all in the one building and is sure to bring a smile to your face and remind you of some childhood memories, whether your 4 or 84.
  7. The West Coast Trail

    The West Coast Trail

    The West Coast Trail is a walking adventure that departs from Christchurch and takes you on a discovery of the alpine pass area through to the Wild West Coast of New Zealand. With four days of unique West Coast walks, you experience a diverse range of rugged and dramatic landscapes including tussock lands, alpine bush, West Coast native rainforest and sub-tropical bush. Highlights of the Trail include the distinctive limestone rock formations at Castle Hill, the Punakaiki Pancake rocks and blowholes and the lush rain forest of the Paparoa National Park. All meals, quality lodge accommodation, transport and the services of a knowledgeable local guide are included in the tour price.
  8. Thin Ice VR

    Thin Ice VR

    Thin Ice VR is a 20-minute historical re-creation documentary that follows the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Over 100 years later, we follow in Shackleton’s footsteps with Tim Jarvis AM, experiencing the adventure first-hand and seeing the devastating effects climate change has had on the Antarctic region. This immersive virtual reality experience will be an additional International Antarctic Centre attraction until Sunday, 5th March 2023. Tickets are just $9 per person or $30 for a family in addition to a general admission entry and can be booked in person or online.
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Virtual & Retro VR Escape Games

    Virtual & Retro VR Escape Games

    Team up with your friends or family to tackle our virtual escape games, where you'll be wearing VR headsets in our multiplayer arena. Beware - you won't succeed unless you work together. Escape the Lost Pyramid (easy: 2 or 4 players) - Brave the lost pyramid of Nebka to retrieve an ancient artefact. Beyond Medusa's Gate (medium: 2 or 4 players) - Can you and your team find the legendary ship of the Argonauts and escape with your lives? The Dagger of Time (hard: 2, 3 or 4 players) - Escape the Fortress of Time using a unique relic to slow, stop and even rewind time. Huxley (medium: (medium: 2, 3 or 4 players) - The Earth has been wiped out and you have one chance - and 44 minutes - to...
  14. 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.
  15. 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 are included from central Christchurch.
  16. Walk Christchurch

    Walk Christchurch

    Christchurch Otautahi Highlights Walk. An excellent introduction to inner city Christchurch combining the early history, the recent past and the emerging future of our fantastic city. A leisurely walk, in small groups (usually not more than 10) and lasting approximately 2.0-2.5 hours. Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides consistently get excellent Trip Advisor ratings and make this a must do experience. We also offer customized or private walks to suit your needs.
  17. Water Nomads - Canterbury Lakes Windsurf Trip

    Water Nomads - Canterbury Lakes Windsurf Trip

    Your six nights fully catered windsurf experience is based in the heart of the South Island. You are hosted in the peaceful settlement of Twizel, centrally located to easily access five different lakes. From crystal clear waters of Lake Ohau, Aviemore and Benmore to turquoise waters of Lake Pukaki and Tekapo, all with a breathtaking backdrop. We aim to explore a different spot each day. The timing of your trip is tailored to capture the summer thermal weather conditions, maximising your water time. During your time with us, all meals will be fully catered for (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack on the beach). Transport for you and your gear is included (from Queenstown).
  18. Water Nomads - Canterbury Lakes Wingfoil Trip

    Water Nomads - Canterbury Lakes Wingfoil Trip

    Your six nights fully catered wingfoil experience is based in the heart of the South Island. You are hosted in the peaceful settlement of Twizel, centrally located to easily access five different lakes. From crystal clear waters of Lake Ohau, Aviemore and Benmore to turquoise waters of Lake Pukaki and Tekapo, all with a breathtaking backdrop. We aim to explore a different spot each day. The timing of your trip is tailored to capture the summer thermal weather conditions, maximising your water time. During your time with us, all meals will be fully catered for (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack on the beach). Transport for you and your gear is included (from Queenstown).
  19. Wildsouth Discovery Ltd

    Wildsouth Discovery Ltd

    At Wildsouth Discovery, we are passionate about creating and personally guiding tailor-made exclusive tours for those travellers wanting to get close to the unique nature and the diverse landscapes that Te Waipounamu – South Island has to offer. For our tours, we use our fully customised tour vehicles which are fitted out to a very high degree of comfort and features. Our tours are run like safaris – explore and enjoy the natural and scenic diversity and then retire to delightful accommodations with splendid food. With over 24 years of experience in the New Zealand tourism industry, we can ensure that our tour guests will experience a magnificent journey and leave with stories that...
  20. Wings Over Whales & Kaikoura Kayaks Combo

    Wings Over Whales & Kaikoura Kayaks Combo

    Kaikōura is home to sperm whales year round, as well as a popular migratory and feeding route for many other species of whales and dolphins. From the air passengers can experience the true magnitude of the world’s largest mammal, the whale. These animals can reach an impressive 18 metres in length and weigh up to 60 tonne. Wings Over Whales Kaikōura operate high-winged aircraft, which allows each person their own window seat and optimal, unobstructed viewing. All whale watching flights are carried out in accordance with Department of Conservation Marine Mammal Regulations. Kaikōura Kayaks offers an adventure around the beautiful coastal waters that takes in the breath-taking views of...
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