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  1. Luxury Rail Trail

    Luxury Rail Trail

    This adventure includes 4 days e-biking on the full length of the Otago Central Rail Trail from Clyde to Middlemarch, accompanied with 3 nights luxury accommodation along the route in different locations, and a delightful 2 course dinner at Kokonga Lodge. All transfers are taken care of (including luggage transfers) so you all you have to do is get to Queenstown, and we will sort the rest.
  2. Milford and Fiordland Hike Bike and Kayak | Adventure South NZ

    Milford and Fiordland Hike Bike and Kayak | Adventure South NZ

    This spectacular adventure provides an ideal opportunity to experience the natural wonders of Fiordland and the enchanting Milford Sound on two wheels. Nowhere else in New Zealand do the mountains rise up out of the water, rich rainforests cling to sheer rock faces or waterfalls crash hundreds of metres to the sea below than in our gorgeous Sound. Your journey begins in Queenstown, enjoying walks along the famous Routeburn Track, cycle rides on the 'Around the Mountains' cycle trail, through Fiordland National Parks' iconic beech forests and superb mountain scenery along the way. Sleep overnight on a floating hotel in Milford Sound and pedal out to the stunning Mavora Lakes and Von...
  3. Milford Sound flights from Lake Tekapo

    Milford Sound flights from Lake Tekapo

    Our Lake Tekapo to Milford Sound return flight-seeing tour is ideal if you have limited time as driving from Tekapo to Milford takes 8 hours. Scenic flights follow the majestic Southern Alps to Milford Sound via the Mount Aspiring National Park. Enjoy amazing views from your own window seat while your pilot provides entertaining and informative commentary. You’ll see snowy mountains, blue lakes, alpine valleys, glaciers, rainforests, and the wild Tasman Sea of the West Coast. A tour of the Mount Cook and Westland National Parks can also be included. Flights usually stop in Milford Sound for 30 minutes, so you can enjoy the stunning views of the fiord and towering mountains. A boat...
  4. Mount Cook & the Glaciers

    Mount Cook & the Glaciers

    Our premier flight over the Mt Cook National Park and its vast glaciers and snowfields. See the ancient waters of the Tasman Glacier lake before flying the length of the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand’s longest glacier. Experience what it feels like to stand in snow amongst the mountains as you take in a spectacular view of New Zealand's highest peak, Aoraki/Mount Cook during your snow landing. Cross to the West Coast and view the formidable Franz Josef and Fox glaciers before completing your journey with uninterrupted views of the summit ridge of Aoraki/Mt Cook.
  5. Mount Cook Day Tour - Ex Christchurch

    Mount Cook Day Tour - Ex Christchurch

    Christchurch offers the perfect base for you to discover New Zealand’s tallest mountain Aoraki/Mount Cook in this full day tour. Highlights include the Canterbury Plains which offer rich pastoral farmland. We break in Geraldine for a morning tea stop and then continue through Burkes Pass to Lake Tekapo & the Church of the Good Shepherd. Later we will see Lake Pukaki, a stunning glacial-fed lake and Aoraki/Mt Cook. Then enjoy a full buffet lunch (available as a pre-booked option) at the Hermitage Hotel. An optional scenic flight over this spectacular alpine region is also available at your own expense; this flight can be arranged with your driver/guide. Visit www.greatsights.co.nz...
  6. Mount Cook Day Tour - Ex Queenstown

    Mount Cook Day Tour - Ex Queenstown

    Leaving Queenstown we travel north through the historic gold mining region of the rugged Kawarau River Gorge and past the famous fruit growing region of Cromwell. Skirting the shores of Lake Dunstan we cross the Lindis Pass to Omarama where we break for a morning tea stop. Continue through the rugged high country landscape of the Mackenzie Basin to arrive at Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, home to Australasia's highest mountain at 3754 metres. Enjoy lunch (own expense) in Aoraki / Mt Cook Village and take in the majestic alpine scenery. While you are at Aoraki / Mt Cook there is the chance to enjoy a scenic flight (own expense, this flight can be arranged with your...
  7. Mountains High

    Mountains High

    This flight takes you past the Hochstetter Icefall on Aoraki/Mt Cook and the upper Tasman Glacier before a thrilling alpine landing in the snow. You’ll fly home through the remote Burnett Mountains with the expansive and arid Mackenzie Basin below you.
  8. Mt Cook Aoraki Alpine Adventure

    Mt Cook Aoraki Alpine Adventure

    Begin after you arrive with an exclusive private tour of Christchurch to discover Canterbury and it's rich history through the eyes of a professional local host. Share in their stories and insight that cannot be encountered anywhere else. After an exclusive, gorgeous first night in the city in the beautiful accommodation we arrange for you, enjoy the following three days as we take you on a designed trip curated by us from afar to the remarkable Mt. Cook area discovering the teal-green lakes of Pukaki and Tekapo, a local exploration around Twizel and a stargazing experience in a world famous dark sky reserve. You will never want to leave this captivating region of New Zealand.
  9. Mt Hutt Ski Area

    Mt Hutt Ski Area

    Mt Hutt is one of the largest and highest ski areas in the South Island, providing an unparalleled big mountain experience for skiers and snowboarders. It’s perfect for every age and ability and fantastic for families. 35 minute drive from Methven. Quick and easy on-mountain rental system. Supervised kids’ programmes and Early Learning Centre for children age 3 months & up. Kids4free - kids aged 7 years & under enjoy a range of activities, products & services at the mountain & in Methven for free. Facts: Elevation: 2086m, Skiable Area: 365 hectares. Lifts: 1 high-speed eight seater (New Zealand's first), 1 high-speed six seater, 1 triple chair.
  10. Otago Central Rail Trail Classic Tour | Adventure South NZ

    Otago Central Rail Trail Classic Tour | Adventure South NZ

    Experience the full breadth and depth of New Zealand’s original Great Ride on our fully guided and supported trip on the Otago Central Rail Trail. This trip includes all accommodation, most meals, transport, guides, snacks and a 'trail passport'. E-Bikes and standard bikes are available to hire. Our expert guides will show you the trail’s best sights such as gold rush relics, architectural gems and amazing natural wonders. There’s even a chance to try the ancient art of curling at the Southern Hemisphere’s only indoor rink. Start the trip in either Christchurch or Clyde, and finish in Christchurch or Dunedin. Take a look at our other itineraries on our website.
  11. Pohatu Penguins - 2 Hour Nature Tour

    Pohatu Penguins - 2 Hour Nature Tour

    By 4WD mini-van and with many photo-stops en route, view Akaroa Harbour in its entirety, stand on crater rim at our 700m view point and learn about the history of this beautiful area by local guides who have lived here for up to 5 generations. Visit Pohatu Bay on the outercoast, panoramic views all the way down, working sheep farm and penguin colony. Get great photos of our friendly pet sheep which you can also feed by hand for a real kiwi experience. Then come with us as we monitor penguin nesting sites (only in season) and learn of the conservation work we do in the largest colony of Little penguins on mainland NZ. Other native species are seen on the tour so great option for the...
  12. Pohatu Penguins - 24 hour Pohatu Package Farmstay

    Pohatu Penguins - 24 hour Pohatu Package Farmstay

    Only an hour and half away from Christchurch is Akaroa & the departure of our package tour to spend a night in the tranquil bay of Pohatu. Our guides drive you to and from the bay by comfortable 4WD vans. You get plenty of free time to swim, explore or relax in our beautiful area with plenty to see and do. Get a free evening penguin tour in season to learn about the White Flippered penguin and the conservation to preserve penguins & other species. The next morning you have the possibility to kayak & discover the wildlife in the sheltered bay and the spectacular outer coast of Pohatu Marine Reserve. Our accommodations includes full cooking and eating facilities, all bedding, linen and...
  13. Pohatu Penguins - 4WD Scenic Sea-kayaking Safari

    Pohatu Penguins - 4WD Scenic Sea-kayaking Safari

    After a scenic 4WD van trip over the 2nd highest pass on Banks Peninsula to Pohatu Marine Reserve our large fleet of safe stable doubles and some singles will give you the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful location in a way that only kayaking can allow. You will be taken on a wildlife adventure to find various seabirds, see curious New Zealand fur seals with pups playing in rocks pools, Little penguins and possibly even spot the world's smallest dolphin gliding under your kayak. There is much to see and explore, even the inexperienced can enjoy under the guidance of our experienced knowledgeable guides. On very calm days, deep sea-caves can be explored and for the more fit the wild...
  14. Pohatu Penguins - Evening Penguins Safaris

    Pohatu Penguins - Evening Penguins Safaris

    After a 4WD van trip and stunning photo stops en route you will discover Pohatu Marine reserve & the largest Little Penguin colony on mainland New Zealand. View the penguins returning to the bay in the wild, in a natural and undisturbed way. Take part in our monitoring program of nesting sites giving you great insight into their lives and an opportunity to see the birds up-close. Then, you will have the opportunity to spot the penguins undisturbed from our hides, socializing on the water with our binoculars and telescope and at dusk a very high likelihood of some returning to shore. Note that artificial lighting is not used as this is disturbing for the penguins. Join one of our tour...
  15. Pohatu Penguins - Hike and Sea-kayaking Combo

    Pohatu Penguins - Hike and Sea-kayaking Combo

    Perfect option for those who have a good level of fitness and wish to spend more time in Pohatu bay natural environment. Departure in Akaroa by our booking office, be transported by 4WD mini-van to the beginning of a 3 hours hiking trail (regular to relaxed pace). With a map and instructions from your guide you will, at your leisure, walk down part of the famous Banks Track through ancient red beech tree forest and tree ferns to Pohatu Bay. Along the way discover many waterfalls and listen to native bird songs and visit the prehistoric forest of Tutakakahikura Scenic Reserve with trees over 400 years old. Once arrived at the bay you have access to a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom...
  16. Pohatu Penguins - Wildside Discovery Tour

    Pohatu Penguins - Wildside Discovery Tour

    Our Nature safari offers stunning views of Akaroa Harbour, the outer coast, the endless Pacific ocean, farm land, forested hillsides and scenic reserves. Visit the prehistoric forest of Tutakakahikura reserve and the spectacular cliff-tops of Akaroa Heads Lighthouse Reserve. After complimentary afternoon tea you will be greeted by sheep that you can feed by hand for a real kiwi experience. Learn about the inspiring self funded conservation effort that saved the penguins from extinction from the area. In season see white-flippered penguins up close as we monitor nesting sites and from December to February you might even be able to witness rehabilitation program as Pohatu Penguins have...
  17. Punting on the Avon

    Punting on the Avon

    Punting on the Avon is Christchurch's iconic river tour and one of the city's most loved attractions. Sink back into the seats of your punt, relax and let your thoughts drift away as you travel slowly along the river propelled by a skilled punter in Edwardian attire. Take in the stunning scenery of the Botanic Gardens, get up close to the river's wildlife and listen to the thoughtful commentary from your punter. This eco-friendly attraction is a luxurious way to see the city from a new perspective. The 30-minute tour departs from and ends at the historic Antigua Boat Sheds in the central city. Perfect for all ages, this blissful activity is not to be missed by locals or visitors....
  18. PureTrails New Zealand cycling tours

    PureTrails New Zealand cycling tours

    Our biking trips are on dedicated cycle trails including the Otago Rail Trail, and quiet rural roads featuring stunning scenery. During the days your tour guide & vehicle are there to support you during the bike ride, often appearing around a stretch of trail with a welcome cup of tea & snack. If you need a break your support vehicle is always available as ‘back up'. We utilise high quality locally hosted accommodation and the cuisine provided is locally sourced, wholesome and plentiful. With a small group size of 10 – 14 people, the sense of camaraderie that builds during a tour adds a special feel to the experience. Come with your friends or come alone and make new friends -...
  19. Quail Island Ferries (Black Cat Cruises)

    Quail Island Ferries (Black Cat Cruises)

    Spend a fascinating full day or half-day exploring picturesque and historic Quail Island by taking Black Cat Cruises Quail Island ferry - a short 15 minute ferry ride from Lyttelton. The island's scenic walkway passes by shipwrecks, a former leper colony and a former quarantine station used by the early European settlers. The Antarctica explorers, Scott and Shackleton, trained their sled dogs and ponies there. Today the island is home to native birds including the fantail, kingfisher, silvereye and many sea birds. The ferry leaves from Lyttelton Harbour, just 15 minutes’ drive from Christchurch CBD.
  20. Queenstown Slopes, Vines & Jets

    Queenstown Slopes, Vines & Jets

    Experience a region like no other, where the ski slopes and vineyards sit side by side. Take on both The Remarkables and Coronet Peak ski fields and showcase your après-ski abilities by enjoying a fine Central Otago Pinot Noir by the fire in the evening. If skiing and wineries aren't enough, luckily Queenstown is also known for its adventure. Why not try your hand at jumping off a bridge or out of a small plane? Flexible accommodation options (3-4 star motel/hotel, 5 star hotel, Bed and Breakfast, campervan, luxury lodge and glamping), flexible vehicle options and offered as a privately guided tour and a self-drive package.
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