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  1. South Pacific Helicopters - Rodin Cars Experience

    South Pacific Helicopters - Rodin Cars Experience

    David Dicker’s Rodin Cars is located in beautiful Waiau, North Canterbury. This makes the experience of owning one of the most exciting new single-seat track cars, all the more exclusive. Escape reality for the fastest laps of your life & reimagine what freedom feels like. Fly in one of our premium Airbus helicopters to this slice of paradise. Rodin Cars will greet you and get you fitted into your own racing seat. Take a tour of the workshops and facilities and see first hand how they make these excellent race cars. Get up close and personal with the FZED and the F3. Enjoy a five star lunch, then you are off on the drivers experience. See the FZED on the racetrack, take passenger laps...
  2. South Pacific Helicopters - Scenic Flights

    South Pacific Helicopters - Scenic Flights

    There is so much to discover in Kaikoura in addition to the marine wildlife. Enjoy unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean, the Kaikōura Mountain Ranges, and the Kaikōura Peninsula with the coastal Explorer flight or join the Aftershock adventure and view the unique geological sights from the 2016 earthquake before landing at one of South Pacific's exclusive landing sights. We also offer indulgent heli and food/drink experiences. If you are after an even more actioned packed experience, why not try our heli-rafting, heli-biking, heli-hunting tours or the Rodin Cars experience. All of South Pacific Helicopter's tours can be customised to create that unforgettable experience.
  3. South Pacific Helicopters - Ultimate Adventure

    South Pacific Helicopters - Ultimate Adventure

    Kaikōura Ultimate Adventure is an incredible experience capturing the best of Kaikōura's magnificent vistas of coastal shores, picturesque landscapes, majestic mountain ranges, and diverse marine wildlife in a way only a helicopter can. This tour begins with whale watching. Heading out over the Kaikōura Whale Sanctuary and Hikurangi Marine Reserve to view the incredible wildlife found in Kaikōura’s waters. Experience the magnificent Sperm whale, which can be found here year-round. Kaikōura is also a migratory route for a variety of different whale and dolphin species such as the humpback whale, blue whale, southern right whale, killer whale, and more.
  4. South Pacific Helicopters - Whale Watching

    South Pacific Helicopters - Whale Watching

    From our helipads located adjacent to the unique Kaikoura Whale Sanctuary we can have you airborne and searching within minutes for the amazing leviathans of the deep, the Sperm Whales that are resident in the Kaikoura region year round. During your experience with us you will be taken on a journey above one of New Zealand’s most unique areas, The Kaikoura Whale Sanctuary. There is also a chance to see the incredibly playful Dusky Dolphins and New Zealand Fur Seals which also call this sanctuary home. Our experiences also enable you to view the beautiful coastline and the spectacular Seaward Kaikoura mountains rising out of the ocean to over 2500 metres, on some of our flights we include a...
  5. South Pacific Helicopters - Whales & Cray Tails & A Marine Biologist

    South Pacific Helicopters - Whales & Cray Tails & A Marine Biologist

    This tour starts with and in-depth talk at our base in Kaikōura about the diverse Marine biology that is found here in our amazing part of the world. Once this talk is complete we depart in our aircraft and head out to explore the Hikurangi Marine Reserve where the whales reside close to the Kaikōura coastline, during this time Krista will be happy to share her broad knowledge of all things marine with our guests and answer any questions they may have during the tour. Once this part of the experience has been completed we will head to Karaka lobster for a light lunch.
  6. Spey Creek

    Spey Creek

    The Spey Creek 'Ranch' offers an exclusive opportunity for guest to enjoy spending time in a place defined by natural isolation. Originally built as an exclusive hunting lodge, Spey Creek has developed into a year-round venue for people to reconnect with the land and nature. At night, the stars will capture your heart. Embrace those unique moments when you scale rugged terrain in search of the mighty red stag or fallow deer, the perfect sunrise or sunset, or a hidden lake or waterfall. You’ll find that quality and customer service is our number one objective. We work hard to exceed your expectations and we are very proud our zero waste policy and sustainable environmental practices. We look...
  7. Swimming with Dolphins (Black Cat Cruises)

    Swimming with Dolphins (Black Cat Cruises)

    Voted by Lonely Planet as one of the ‘Top 10 Marine Mammal Experiences in The World’! Swimming with Dolphins (Black Cat Cruises) is the ultimate dolphin experience, swimming in the wild with the endangered Hector’s Dolphin- the world’s rarest and smallest dolphin. Located in stunning Akaroa, just 90 minutes from Christchurch, it is the only place in the world where you can get up close with New Zealand’s Hector's dolphin. Our experience and dedication to our local environment delivers a New Zealand must-do activity. Operating year-round, everything is provided for your comfort and safety: - Purpose-built swimming boats - Wet suits - Masks - Changing facilities with hot...
  8. Tasman Glacier Heli Hike

    Tasman Glacier Heli Hike

    You will fly over the Mount Cook National Park before landing on the longest glacier in New Zealand - The Tasman Glacier. Encounter the fresh alpine air as you land at around 1,200m above sea level and spend up to 2 hours in the mountains. This is a guided and interpretive trek on the 'white ice'. As your crampons bite into the ice, you will trek on gentle undulating terrain, below the highest peaks of the Southern Alps (Aoraki and Mount Tasman). On your return flight you will fly close by the massive 1,000m high Hochstetter Icefall as your adventure nears its end. This is an unfogettable experience and one that will not be forgotten. Operates three times daily from October to April.
  9. Tasman Glacier Heli-Ski Escape

    Tasman Glacier Heli-Ski Escape

    Skiing the Tasman Glacier is the classic Kiwi snow adventure, guided by Alpine Guides – Mount Cook’s original, and most experienced mountain and ski guiding company. Alpine Guides use aircraft to access New Zealand’s two longest ski runs each with over a thousand metres vertical descent. The runs are easy to moderate (green to blue grade), perfect for intermediate skiers. The pace is relaxed, with time to soak up the incredible grandeur of New Zealand’s highest mountains. Top this incredible experience off with 2 nights accommodation at the Hermitage Hotel with daily breakfast and dinner, nestled at the base of truly colossal glacier covered mountains with a view of New Zealand’s tallest...
  10. Tasman Great Taste Cycle Tour | Adventure South NZ

    Tasman Great Taste Cycle Tour | Adventure South NZ

    Discover breathtaking landscapes that incorporate both coastal and mountainous vistas while exploring the Great Taste Cycle Trail in the renowned Nelson/ Tasman region. This itinerary has all the trademarks of a great introductory cycling journey - inspiring scenery, quiet back country roads, flat cycle trails and long easy downhill runs. This tour allows exploration of the coast and hinterland alike, by bike, foot and sailboat - as well as time to visit craft galleries, breweries, cottage industries, wineries and a very unusual themed museum.
  11. Tekapo Springs Day Spa

    Tekapo Springs Day Spa

    Revitalise your body and recharge your mind in the beautiful, calm space of our Glacial Day Spa. Our expert staff are skilled in a wide range of treatments designed to enhance your health and wellbeing. Try an indulgent facial to reveal glowing, healthy skin or experience the healing benefits of a massage. Manicures, pedicures, waxing & tinting are also available. We’re proud to stock the certified organic Moana Skincare range. These beautiful products are handmade in New Zealand with the very best native botanicals and are nourishing for all skin types.
  12. Tekapo Springs Hot Pools & Aqua Play

    Tekapo Springs Hot Pools & Aqua Play

    Experience the total relaxation of soaking in hot water in an alpine environment 720 metres above sea level. Our three hot pools are filled from an underground source near Tekapo; while the water is not geothermal it is exceptionally pure. Temperatures range from 36.5 to 38.5 degrees Celsius. Our pools are named and shaped in honour of the Mackenzie Region’s iconic lakes: Ohau, Pukaki and Tekapo. Each pool has benched seating, so you can sit back and relax in comfort. Ohau has water curtains for a light, soothing effect while Pukaki has massage jets to relieve those aches and pains. Our hottest pool, Tekapo, is a calming, adults-only space with inspiring views of Lake Tekapo and the Two...
  13. Tekapo Springs Ice Rink

    Tekapo Springs Ice Rink

    Ice Skating is great fun for everyone. Tekapo Springs has one of the most scenic ice rinks in New Zealand with lake, forest and mountain views. The rink also hosts exciting ice hockey games, figure skating, ice discos with awesome music and lights, and the traditional winter sport of curling. Get active and have fun then warm up in our onsite Altitude 720 Cafe & Bar.
  14. Tekapo Springs Snow Tube Park

    Tekapo Springs Snow Tube Park

    Looking for a rush? Tekapo Springs Snow Tube is an exciting activity for all. What is snow tubing? Simple, it involves you, a tube, and a 150 mtere downhill snow slope. Put these together and you get an adrenalin pumping ride. Great fun for all ages and a must do for any trip to Tekapo Springs. Our magic carpet will take you from the bottom of the park to the top in no time to do it all again. Have a thrilling time, enjoy the beautiful lake and mountain views and recharge in the onsite Altitude 720 Café & Bar afterwards.
  15. Tekapo Star Gazing

    Tekapo Star Gazing

    Tekapo Star Gazing combines the stunning Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve with the soul-warming hot pools of Tekapo Springs. A 2-hour tour, the first half begins with an introduction to the night sky with our star gazing guides, and is complemented by looking through high-powered telescopes pointed at interesting features of the night sky. During poor weather, the tour is inside, using "Oculus Go" virtual reality headsets to take you on a journey through the universe. Then let the real world melt away as you relax in the hot pools on a floating hammock to ensure easy sky viewing. You'll feel like you’re floating among the stars while your guide tells stories that combine...
  16. Tekapo to Aoraki Southern Alps Odyssey

    Tekapo to Aoraki Southern Alps Odyssey

    Your alpine odyssey lifts off from Lake Tekapo, rising above the turquoise waters and golden tussocks of the Mackenzie Basin, before heading towards the Southern Alps. As the rolling hills of the great high country farms give way to glacier-fed lakes and icy torrents, the flight travels over the deep glaciated valleys of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Known to Māori as Aoraki (the cloud piercer), New Zealand’s tallest mountain looms over a vast wilderness. Thrill to close-ups of the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand’s longest glacier - a dynamic, ancient river of blue ice, giant seracs, jagged crevasses, and the famed Hochstetter Icefall. Land in the mountains to admire the vistas, snap...
  17. The Akaroa Walk

    The Akaroa Walk

    The Akaroa Walk is an icon among New Zealand walking tours. At 40 km, it is a very achievable journey over 3 days of fantastic scenery, taking you from Christchurch, the Gateway to the South Island, to the charming historic settlement of Akaroa on Banks Peninsula. This tour offers spectacular panoramic views from the crest of the Godley Head and Crater Rim walkways, a stroll amongst ancient totara forest on the Otepatotu Reserve Track and a close-up view of the twin volcanic craters of the Lyttelton and Akaroa Harbours and the many smaller bays and coves that surround them. The tour includes all meals and accommodation , portage of luggage and the services of a knowledgeable local guide...
  18. The Grand Circle; an Awesome 55min Scenic Flight and Glacier Landing Experience

    The Grand Circle; an Awesome 55min Scenic Flight and Glacier Landing Experience

    This Mount Cook helicopter tour or ski plane adventure is the ultimate way to see the Southern Alps. Traverse the Main Divide to the West Coast and view the magnificent landscape of the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Track north along the Tasman Sea before crossing the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps to the Tasman Glacier. Enjoy the stunning views of the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park as you track south down the Tasman. Fly through the Grand Plateau and the Hochstetter Icefall as you pass under the east face of Aoraki Mt Cook before descending over the Tasman Terminal Lake. Reserve your choice of either our famously renowned ski plane or helicopter online, for a truly unforgettable...
  19. The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre

    The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre

    A tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary, humanitarian, ambassador and one of the world’s greatest explorers, the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre showcases the Aoraki Mount Cook region, its people and its place in the universe. Designed to educate and entertain, the centre features a spectacular state-of-the-art 3D Mount Cook Magic movie (Chinese & Japanese headset translations available), the world's southern most digital dome Planetarium, documentaries and a Museum which documents the pioneering heart of the region and features the impressive Hillary Gallery. The cafe and bar area offers indoor and outdoor seating and floor to ceiling mountain views. Explorer Passes includes unlimited...
  20. Timber Trail Cycle Trail Tour | Adventure South NZ

    Timber Trail Cycle Trail Tour | Adventure South NZ

    This 5 day adventure begins on the mighty Waikato River Trail, passing through forest & farmland along NZ’s longest river. The adventure continues in the Pureora Forest where we ride the 87km Timber Trail. We’ll discover mighty swing bridges, timber milling sites, the Ongarue Spiral bush tramway & experience a night in the purpose-built lodge in the middle of the forest. Next, we head to the shores of Lake Taupo, taking in the volcanic landscapes as we ride the Western Trail before taking a water taxi to explore the picturesque Northern Trails before returning to Auckland. Our support vehicle means we have the ability to visit the best trailside highlights, including a visit to...