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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. Mountain Biking

    Mountain Biking

    From the fun flow trails to adrenaline fuelled technical descents, our trail network is suitable for everyone. Take advantage of our onsite rental fleet and hire a bike. Looking to improve your riding? Take a lesson or two from one of our qualified and professional instructors.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7.  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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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...
  10. Paradise Motorcycle Tours - 21 Day GPS Guided Tour

    Paradise Motorcycle Tours - 21 Day GPS Guided Tour

    Our selection of GPS guided tours are designed so you can enjoy your ride time, while having the freedom to see the sights,explore the lesser known routes and meet the locals. To organise your GPS Guided tour of New Zealand all you need to do is select the bike of your dreams from our modern motorcycle fleet,choose the length of your tour, pick the style of accommodation either superior Motels or Hotels/BnB’s whichever suits your budget, and then let the team at Paradise Motorcycles do the rest. We have won multiple international awards for the excellence of experience we provide and we know we will make your New Zealand holiday a once in a lifetime adventure.
  11. 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.
  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. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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.
  19. 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...
  20. 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.