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  1. Helijet - Garden City Helicopters Christchurch

    Helijet - Garden City Helicopters Christchurch

    If you thrive on excitement and adventure then the adrenaline overload heli-jet experience is perfect for you. After take-off you will enjoy views of Christchurch City and in the distance the spectacular Southern Alps as your pilot whisks you away to the banks of the Waimakariri River. Waiting for you will be the award-winning Alpine Jet Thrills team, ready to blast you down the magnificent braided river at great speed and under great control with their highly trained driver. Drift around the sweeping river bends in just a few centimeters of water and experience 360 degree spins whilst you immerse yourself in the magnificent landscape. Then it’s back on board for the return flight....
  2. A French Connection from Christchurch to Akaroa

    A French Connection from Christchurch to Akaroa

    Begin with an exclusive private tour of Christchurch City to discover Canterbury through the eyes of a professional local host. Share in their stories and insight that cannot be encountered anywhere else. After a gorgeous first night in the city in boutique accommodation, enjoy the next day our curated road trip journey and travel to the French inspired Akaroa and explore the surrounding picturesque harbour, see the endangered Hector's Dolphins with the potential for a special glimpse of the White flippered penguins and New Zealand Fur seals. Taste the regions finest produce from the hidden gems we have arranged for you to enjoy on your scenic self-drive journey with a special private...
  3. Akaroa Day Tour and Harbour Cruise with Canterbury Trails

    Akaroa Day Tour and Harbour Cruise with Canterbury Trails

    Travel to Akaroa (New Zealand's only attempted French settlement). Pass through Banks Peninsula on the summit route which gives spectacular views. Arriving at Akaroa which sits in an ancient volcanic crater formed 6 million years ago. From the main wharf in boats depart for a Nature Cruise on the harbour. See Dolphins, penguins, seals, local bird life & learn more about the local history from your boat skipper. Explore the charming 175 year old harbour side village with it’s museum of settlers history, art & craft shops & studios before enjoying lunch at an award winning cafe. On the journey back to Christchurch we visit the Cheese Factory at Barry’s Bay. Courtesy city hotel/homestay...
  4. Akaroa Dolphins

    Akaroa Dolphins

    Let our friendly crew, including our dolphin spotting dogs, take you on a journey of discovery through the long history of Akaroa Harbour and its inhabitants. Our luxurious & stable, low-lying catamaran ensures you have a closer encounter with the Hector’s dolphins, as well as New Zealand fur seals, penguins, seabirds, sea caves and other spectacular volcanic formations. Over the past 12 months, we’ve had a 98% success rate with dolphin sightings. If you’re among the rare few who don’t see dolphins, you can cruise again with us for free. On arrival, you will be offered a complimentary drink, including award-winning New Zealand wine, beer, low & non-alcoholic options. On the way home you...
  5. Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruises (Black Cat Cruises)

    Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruises (Black Cat Cruises)

    Depart the charming historic French township of Akaroa, just 90 minutes from Christchurch, aboard the large modern catamaran, Black Cat, into the sweeping scenic splendour of Akaroa Harbour. Enjoy your skipper’s fascinating commentary as you discover playful, rare New Zealand Hector's dolphins, fur seals, penguins and many other sea birds. Visit the startling volcanic formation of Cathedral Cave, and see everything from relics of the area’s Maori and colonial past to a modern working salmon farm of today. Two hour cruises depart daily from the Main Wharf.
  6. Alpine AirBoats

    Alpine AirBoats

    Your 20 minute 'Airblast' in 'Air Force 2' our specially designed American style Airboat built right here for New Zealand's shingle riverbed conditions. Skim over shallow water that leaves seasoned jet boaters amazed. Hunting for 'gators' won't be too successful but your imagination will allow you to experience the sensation of scooting over wet stones, high above the river propelled by a 2m Whirlwind propeller driven by a 6 litre Chev V8.
  7. Alpine Jet Thrills - Canyon Safaris

    Alpine Jet Thrills - Canyon Safaris

    Skim across the turquoise waters, soak in the towering cliff faces that make up the mountains of the Southern Alps and marvel as waterfalls cascade to join the mighty Waimakariri River. Your jet boating experience offers a diverse combination of a scenic sensory experience and adrenaline pumping exhilaration! Explore jet boating history at our base at Jet Boat World. Features: AirBoat experiences range from 20 - 30 mins. JetBoat experiences range from 20 - 90 mins. Conference Facilities available at Jet Boat World. Corporate Team Building & Incentive events (including catering). Combo deals available for groups.
  8. Canterbury Trails - Kaikoura Day Tour - Whale Watch Cruise or Flight

    Canterbury Trails - Kaikoura Day Tour - Whale Watch Cruise or Flight

    Depart Christchurch and travel through the beautiful rural pastoral scenes of North Canterbury to Kaikoura where the mountains meet the sea. At Kaikoura, a whale watch cruise or flight is made and you will look out for the majestic Sperm Whales and Dusky Dolphins. Sightings can also include Southern Right, Humpback, and Pilot whales. Visit the Kaikoura Peninsula where sightings can be made of the NZ Fur Seals. After your cruise or flight, enjoy a café lunch and then experience some local wines in the Waipara Valley with its spectacular views of the sprawling North Canterbury farming countryside to the mountains beyond, before returning to Christchurch.
  9. Christchurch to Kaikoura Where Mountains Meet The Sea

    Christchurch to Kaikoura Where Mountains Meet The Sea

    Begin after you arrive with an exclusive private tour of Christchurch City to discover Canterbury and its 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 our beautiful accommodation, enjoy the next day, our curated road trip journey and travel to the coastal town of Kaikoura, an old whaling town, now leading Eco-tourism destination where the collision of tectonic plates has given way to a picturesque, rocky coastline. Taste some of the regions finest produce from the hidden gems we have arranged for you on your scenic self-drive journey to a truly...
  10. Dolphin Encounter

    Dolphin Encounter

    Kaikoura is famous for marine mammals and birdlife and is regarded as the best place in New Zealand to view whales, albatross and to swim with dolphins. The Dolphin Encounter tour offers swimming with the dusky dolphins but if swimming is not for you, watching from the comfort of the boat is equally as special an experience. Tours operate three times a day in the summer months at 5.30am, 8.30am and 12.30pm and two times a day in the winter months at 8.30am and 12.30pm. Swimmers are provided with a full wetsuit, snorkel, mask and fins and only need to bring their own swimsuit, towel and small gear bag for their clothing, to take on the boat with them. Previous snorkelling experience is...
  11. Fiordland Winter Great Walks

    Fiordland Winter Great Walks

    Tramp through dense native forest and colossal glacial valleys on 2 of New Zealand’s most beautiful great walks, combined with 4 nights of luxury at Fiordland Lodge, overlooking stunning Lake Te Anau. Sample sections of the famous Kepler and Routeburn Tracks while returning to creature comforts at the end of each exhilarating day. This package offers two days of fully guided great walk experiences on the best parts of the Routeburn and Kepler Tracks (the Kepler Track day includes a helicopter flight to reach the starting point) with Trips and Tramps; a small, family run company.
  12. Hassle-free Kaikoura Tour

    Hassle-free Kaikoura Tour

    Kaikoura is famous worldwide for its stunning scenery and unparalleled opportunities to meet the local sea-life. Join Hassle-free Tours to experience everything this coastal town has to offer. Enjoy the scenic drive from Christchurch through North Canterbury, with an entertaining and informative commentary from your guide, before arriving in the town of Kaikoura. You'll’ll start with a lookout for stunning views of the mountains and sea. Then you’ll visit a seal colony before heading into town for some free time to explore and enjoy lunch. After lunch, you can choose from one of five fantastic activities to 'meet the locals'. You can go whale watching, swim with dolphins or seals and...
  13. Kaikoura Helicopters  - Accommodation, whale watch and helicopter

    Kaikoura Helicopters - Accommodation, whale watch and helicopter

    Accommodation and Mountains to the Sea. Stay. Enjoy a one nights luxury stay at The Fairways Luxury Hotel Apartments. Experience. Includes a Whale Watch experience by boat (3.5hrs) + a mountain top landing on Mt Fyffe by helicopter (40mins). Majestic marine life and spectacular views of Kaikōura from above with snow landing during the winter months, this really is a combo worth experiencing. Eat. And when you've completed your boat trip and flight head along to Poppy's Cafe and receive a 15% discount of your purchase of homemade meals or ice creams.
  14. 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.
  15. Whale Watch Kaikoura

    Whale Watch Kaikoura

    Kaikōura is the whale watching capital of New Zealand, every Whale Watch tour is a unique experience and the sightings vary. Giant sperm whales are the stars of the show and year-round residents. A typical Whale Watch tour may encounter New Zealand fur seals, pods of dusky dolphins and the endangered wandering albatross. Depending on the season you may also see migrating humpback whales, pilot whales, blue whales and southern right whales. Kaikōura often hosts the orca - and is home to the world's smallest and rarest - the Hector's. Kaikōura also attracts the largest concentration and variety of seabirds on mainland New Zealand including 13 species of albatross, 14 varieties of petrels...
  16. Whale Watching in Kaikoura by Train

    Whale Watching in Kaikoura by Train

    Departing Christchurch aboard the Coastal Pacific, our two-day package will take you to the quaint seaside town of Kaikoura for an unforgettable day out with Whale Watch Kaikoura and the world's largest seabirds. Our Whale Watch Kaikōura package is simply unforgettable. This package includes: • Return travel on Coastal Pacific • Coastal Pacific morning tea • Whale watch Kaikōura tour • Albatross Kaikōura tour • 2-hour tour of Kaikōura • One night's accommodation • Breakfast at your accommodation • Transfers between train, activities and accommodation • Coastal Pacific dinner
  17. Wildlife Encounter Kaikoura by Train

    Wildlife Encounter Kaikoura by Train

    Departing Christchurch aboard the Coastal Pacific, our overnight package will take you to the quaint seaside town of Kaikoura for an unforgettable day out with Dusky Dolphins and the world's largest seabirds. Often described as the most incredible dolphin show you are likely to see. There is also the option to swim with the dolpins. Price includes: • Return travel on Coastal Pacific • Coastal Pacific morning tea • Dolphin encounter tour Kaikōura • Albatross encounter tour Kaikōura • 2-hour tour of Kaikōura • One night's accommodation • Breakfast at your accommodation • Transfers between train and accommodation • Coastal Pacific dinner
  18. 12 Day Burt Munro Challenge Fully Guided Tour 2023

    12 Day Burt Munro Challenge Fully Guided Tour 2023

    Our '12 Day Burt Munro Challenge Fully Guided Tour' celebrates our own Kiwi legend and rider of the 'World's Fastest Indian' every year at the Burt Munro Challenge event, the Southern Hemisphere's largest motorcycle rally. This tour not only gives you the chance to experience this epic motorcycle event, but also to ride the beautiful South Island of New Zealand with a small group and a fabulous bunch of like-minded bikers. Tour exclusives include spending an unforgettable presentation with John Munro, tickets to the Challenge events and much more! Accommodation and breakfasts are included and we also have a support vehicle for non-riders and a luggage trailer for carrying your bags -...
  19. 8 Day Alpine Wonder Self-Guided GPS Motorcycle Tour

    8 Day Alpine Wonder Self-Guided GPS Motorcycle Tour

    South Pacific Motorcycle Tours provides superior motorcycle tours and rentals and is located in Christchurch, gateway to the stunning South Island. A boutique family-run company means you receive a personal and welcoming experience as well as a top quality motorcycle. Offering motorcycle rental, self-guided GPS tours and fully guided tours on BMW, Triumph, Harley Davidson, Honda, Suzuki and Royal Enfield motorcycles, South Pacific Motorcycle Tours will help create your trip of a lifetime. Ride New Zealand, live the dream.
  20. Akaroa Day Tour from Christchurch

    Akaroa Day Tour from Christchurch

    Visit the beautiful unspoilt old French whaling depot of Akaroa.  Travel to Akaroa via Sign of Takahe, Sign of Kiwi, Governers bay, Gebbies Pass, Lake Forsyth and Little River, stop at the Hill Top to experience panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour, visit the cheese factory at Barry's Bay and sample some fine New Zealand cheese, lunch in the naturally picturesque setting of Akaroa Village at the popular Bully Hayes Restaurant. In the afternoon enjoy a two hour cruise on the Canterbury Cat exploring the delights of Akaroa Harbour and sighting dolphins, penguins and seals.
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