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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Trans-Divide Excursions from Lake Tekapo to Franz Josef

    Trans-Divide Excursions from Lake Tekapo to Franz Josef

    The West Coast is a short flight away from Lake Tekapo and Air Safaris offers you the opportunity to fly over the main divide of the Southern Alps for a ½ day excursion. On the West Coast at Franz Josef you have a range of activities to choose from including nature tours, heli-hiking, four wheeler adventures, guided glacier walks, and a soak in the hot pools. We are happy to arrange activities for you. Experience a spectacular scenic flight that explores the Mount Cook and Westland National Parks flying over New Zealand’s highest mountains and largest glaciers. Our aircraft offer a window seat for all passengers and have wings-above for unobstructed viewing below. Your friendly pilot...
  14. Treetops, Whales and Cray Tails

    Treetops, Whales and Cray Tails

    You’ll also take to the skies with Wings Over Whales for the chance to view the majestic sperm whale, humpback whales and other marine wildlife including local playful dusky dolphins. Enjoy the beauty of the snow-capped Southern Alps meeting the Pacific Ocean from the air on this 45 minute extended whale watching flight. What’s more, you’ll enjoy a 2 hour fishing tour out on the water with Kaikōura Fishing Tours or Fish Kaikōura, plus the opportunity to take a crayfish with you after the experience and have Hapuku Lodge’s kitchen cook this for you (dependent on the catch on the day).
  15. Twin Coast Cycle Tours | Adventure South NZ

    Twin Coast Cycle Tours | Adventure South NZ

    In true Northland style, the Twin Coast Cycle Trail is scattered with hidden gems, including the famous mosaic Huntervasser toilets, an 80m tunnel & classic Kiwi pubs. Our expert guides will show you the best highlights on and off the trail including a ferry to Russel & walk up Flagstaff Hill, a visit to the Te Rito Marae & the opportunity to explore the Bay of Islands by kayak, paddleboard or jet ski. Character-filled towns, atmospheric accommodation and friendly welcomes are all part of the package, as is the passion and local knowledge of our crew. This trip includes accommodation, most meals, transport to and from Auckland, guides, ferry crossing and more. Standard bike hire and...
  16. Ultimate Alpine Combo (a World exclusive)

    Ultimate Alpine Combo (a World exclusive)

    Fly in a ski plane and a helicopter on the same day for an unforgettable experience of Aoraki Mt Cook. Enjoy a scenic adventure that includes a glacier snow landing on the Tasman Glacier. From takeoff to landing, you will enjoy spectacular views. Fly up the Tasman Valley over the breath taking blue glacier lake. See the Hochstetter Icefall and the cloud-piercing Aoraki/Mount Cook before landing on the upper snowfields of the Tasman Glacier. Take time to enjoy this unique alpine environment before swapping aircraft and returning to Mount Cook Airport. These mountains are covered in snow and ice all year round, and the aircraft fully shuts down on landing so you can enjoy the peace and...
  17. Ultimate Lord of the Rings

    Ultimate Lord of the Rings

    For Lord of the Rings fans, a trip to New Zealand is the ultimate holiday. From exploring movie sets to hiking around iconic film locations, a New Zealand Lord of the Rings tour is the perfect way to explore our gorgeous country. Explore Hobbiton, raft down the mighty Anduin, stay overnight at the foot of Mount Doom, stroll through Rivendell, visit the Lothlorien Forest and more. Welcome to The Road Trip – ‘Where Your Journey Begins’. 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.
  18. Ultimate New Zealand

    Ultimate New Zealand

    On this amazing 18-Day best of both island tour you can expect to see mountains, glaciers, turquoise coloured lakes, waterfalls, beaches and stunning native rain forests. Highlights on this adventure include, Auckland 'The City of Sails', Rotorua, the hub of New Zealand's geothermal activity and Maori Culture, beautiful Lakes Tekapo, Wanaka and Queenstown; ‘The Adventure Capital of the World. The best part is that you won’t miss a beat with all the hard work already done – you can just sit back and relax. 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...
  19. Waka on Avon

    Waka on Avon

    Leaving from Margaret Mahy Playground, this 45 minute waka paddling experience is an amazing historical and cultural trip on Ōtākaro Avon River. Experience the excitement of paddling a hand-crafted waka down the River Avon, and learn about the importance of the waka to Māori culture. Enjoy early stories of Canterbury's Ngāi Tahu iwi and the earliest European settlers, and the positive things they achieved building the city of Christchurch together. This is not the first time waka have been seen on the Ōtākaro Avon River. Early Māori originally came to Aotearoa New Zealand by Waka. Then 180 years ago, waka were an important part of the early building of Christchurch, with Māori...
  20. Wedding Venue with Southern Lakes Helicopters

    Wedding Venue with Southern Lakes Helicopters

    Either close at hand or further afield, we can fly the bride to the groom or the newly-weds and wedding party to a special somewhere in unforgettable style for the most amazing photo opportunities. Get in touch today and make your wedding day totally perfect.
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