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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, snowboarders and sightseeers. It’s perfect for every age and ability and fantastic for families. Mt Hutt is a 35-minute drive from Methven with a quick and easy on-mountain rental system. Supervised kids’ programmes and Early Learning Centre for children aged two years old and above. 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.
 North Canterbury Winery Heli Lunch with Garden City Helicopters

North Canterbury Winery Heli Lunch with Garden City Helicopters

Enjoy a helicopter flight to one of our region’s world-renowned wineries to enjoy beautiful food and award-winning wines in the magnificent locations of North Canterbury. Wineries to choose from: Greystone Winery is a 100% certified organic with BioGro. True fine wines are temporal, each vintage a fleeting snapshot of a place in time. Includes four courses with five paired wine tasting or Black Estate Winery. Enjoy wines served alongside organic, biodynamic & spray-free produce grown and fished locally and cooked with care.
NZ Winter Landscape Photo Tour - August - 7 days

NZ Winter Landscape Photo Tour - August - 7 days

From Christchurch, the itinerary takes you to Mt White Station where we have exclusive access to the private high country station set deep in the Southern Alps. From here we'll journey to the Ashburton lakes area, which has the most stunning winter landscapes, everything from high mountain views, alpine lakes, and beautiful rivers to elegantly placed trees in the landscape. Our last leg will be to Aoraki Mt Cook. Here we will be staying at the luxurious Hermitage, and will explore the National Park which contains our iconic highest peak. Highlights include braided rivers, snow-covered Southern Alps, frosty high country landscapes, Lakes Heron and Clearwater and Aoraki, Mt Cook National Park.
Ōpuke Thermal Pools and Spa

Ōpuke Thermal Pools and Spa

Experience, explore, indulge. Ōpuke Thermal Pools and Spa is the latest wellness destination in Methven, Canterbury, just an hour out of Christchurch City. Arrive and be transported to your own oasis in our beautiful facility which is like no other in New Zealand. Our Tranquility Pools offer a premium adult’s exclusive experience including our interconnected network of pools, star lit caves and swim up bar to allow you to escape from it all. And for those wanting to connect with a more family friendly bathing experience, you can explore our Discovery Pools. Find your inner child with our crazy river and leap of faith plunge pool, or slow down the pace and take refuge in our iconic star...
Paradise Motorcycle Tours New Zealand

Paradise Motorcycle Tours New Zealand

At Paradise Motorcycle we have handpicked our motorbike tour fleet and designed trip itineraries to ensure that you have the ride of your life. Every aspect of the service we offer demonstrates our team’s commitment to making your motorcycle tour the trip of a lifetime. As the only New Zealand based Certified BMW Motorrad Travel Partner and 6 years of TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Certificates of Excellence, then you can be assured that your New Zealand tour is in the hands of experts. We have changed the whole concept of motorcycle touring in New Zealand by raising the standards that are expected by discerning motorcyclist from all over the world. Check out our website.
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...
Pōhatu Penguins - 2-Hour Nature Tour - Discover the backcountry of Akaroa

Pōhatu Penguins - 2-Hour Nature Tour - Discover the backcountry of Akaroa

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 keen...
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...
Pōhatu Penguins - Evening Penguins Safaris - Akaroa/ Banks Peninsula

Pōhatu Penguins - Evening Penguins Safaris - Akaroa/ Banks Peninsula

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 programme 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 and...
Pōhatu Penguins - Hike and Sea-kayaking Combo - Banks Peninsula

Pōhatu Penguins - Hike and Sea-kayaking Combo - Banks Peninsula

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...
Pōhatu Penguins - Wildside Discovery Tour of Banks Peninsula (Half-day tour)

Pōhatu Penguins - Wildside Discovery Tour of Banks Peninsula (Half-day 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 programme as Pohatu Penguins have a...
Premium Glacier Escape | Rail Escape

Premium Glacier Escape | Rail Escape

If you are looking for a luxurious long weekend or midweek adventure that enlivens your senses and immerses you in the natural grandeur of the West Coast, then this is the escape for you. Package includes: TranzAlpine Scenic Plus Dining Experience, Five-course Degustation Meal at Canopy Restaurant, Scenic Heli-Tour of Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, 3 nights at the 5-Star Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Tour of Hokitika Gorge, West Coast Treetop Walkway, Wildlife Encounter at West Coast Wildlife Centre, Westland Wonderland at Franz Josef Cinema, 2 Dinners, 3 Breakfasts and West Coast transfers.
Private Picnic in the Alps

Private Picnic in the Alps

Breath-taking from any angle, our private picnic spot sits high in the Southern Alps. Perfect for a proposal, a touch of romance or a special occasion, and certain to get the heart a-flutter. Leave the Mackenzie Helicopters base at Lake Tekapo to soar over a magnificent landscape of shimmering turquoise lakes, past majestic Aoraki/Mount Cook, the snowcapped peaks and longest glaciers of the Southern Alps. Touch down at a secluded picnic spot, feast your eyes on the panoramic views and raise a toast while your pilot lays out a delicious picnic spread. Your pilot will design your scenic flight to create the perfect experience to match your heart’s desire. A private picnic can be...
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.
Road Cycling | Adventure South NZ

Road Cycling | Adventure South NZ

Drop the panniers and forget about route planning, we’ve got you covered. Our extensive range of fully supported Road Cycling tours will allow you to put all of your energy into quality cycling and focus on the great adventure ahead. As New Zealand cycling experts, our trips have been designed to take you away from the busy roads and show you the very best scenery as well as taking you to hidden spots you’d struggle to find on your own. Some of our road tours allow you to cycle point to point, and others will have the opportunity for you to ride extra kilometers to maximise your journey. Start your road cycling adventure by finding the perfect tour for you.
Romantic Escape Helicopter Package

Romantic Escape Helicopter Package

Love is in the air with a dramatic scenic flight over Christchurch, Landing at Peppers Clearwater Resort. Package includes:-Flight by helicopter over Christchurch City. oe night's accommodation in a lakefront suite, gourmet tasting platter on arrival. Bottle of sparkling wine - Choose to have either in your room on arrival or with your dinner in the restaurant, 3 course dinner for 2 (excluding beverages) and full buffet breakfast for 2 (excluding beverages).
Scenic Helicopter Flights from Lake Tekapo

Scenic Helicopter Flights from Lake Tekapo

Experience the thrill of a helicopter flight and see the very best of the Mackenzie with stunning views of Lake Tekapo, snowy mountain ranges, Aoraki Mt Cook, beautiful braided rivers, and turquoise glacial lakes. Why fly with us? Our helicopter flights will show you some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery. Snow or alpine landings with panoramic views, and the beautiful silence and tranquility of being high in the mountains. Safe, modern helicopters with experienced local pilots. Flights range from 15 to 60 minutes. Wedding and engagement packages available. Helicopter and fixed wing aircraft combo deal, including our renowned Grand Traverse flight. Family-owned business with...
Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours Akaroa

Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours Akaroa

If you’ve ever dreamed of escaping to a place of warm hugs and postcard-perfect surroundings, welcome. A Shamarra Alpacas Farm Tour is an unparalleled opportunity to get up close and personal with alpacas, learn about this loving animal, and create some memories with friends and family in a stunning location. You’ll find your new furry friends here in beautiful Akaroa Harbour on the slopes of an extinct volcano and overlooked by craggy volcanic hills. Shamarra Alpacas is just over an hour’s drive from Christchurch, and only a 20 minute trip from the historic seaside village of Akaroa. We are open year round, with the scenery changing beautifully through each season and the alpacas...
South Island Mountain Bike Tour | Adventure South NZ

South Island Mountain Bike Tour | Adventure South NZ

Our fully supported South Island Mountain Bike Adventure offers the perfect mix of smooth flowing trails and technical backcountry riding through some of our favourite parts of New Zealand. Take on the sweeping alpine tracks of the Craigieburn Ranges, the rugged single track of the Old Ghost Road, the West Coast's Blue Spur, and the outback trails of the St James trails before relaxing in a thermal wonderland. Join a great crew complete with qualified driver and guide so that transport logistics, accommodation and most meals are sorted.
South Pacific Helicopters

South Pacific Helicopters

We are the only owner operator in Kaikōura and you get to fly with him. Our goal is to share the beauty of Kaikōura, as well as the local our local residents, whales, dolphins & deals, which makes this place the best in the world for marine wildlife encounters. With every tour we convey our passion for this beautiful place and offer exceptional customer service to provide one-of-a-kind and unforgettable experiences. From Whale watching by air, Mountain landings, Marine biologist, Heli-rafting, Heli-picnic, Heli-hunting, Heli-weddings, and the most amazing luxury experience Matai Peak.
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