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  1. Air Safaris Helicopter - Scenic Flights

    Air Safaris Helicopter - Scenic Flights

    Experience the thrill of being in a helicopter and experience the very best of the MacKenzie country with stunning views of Lake Tekapo and the mountains. Air Safaris offer a range of flights from an affordable 15 min Tekapo Highlights to longer flights with a wonderful snow landing at 7000’ or alpine landing at 5500'. Get out and take in the panoramic views and enjoy the unique experience of the silence and tranquility of the mountains when we shut down the helicopter. Or fly up close to mighty Aoraki Mount Cook for views of our highest peaks and longest glaciers. We also offer an amazing helicopter and fixed wing aircraft combo deal including our renowned Grand Traverse flight – this...
  2. Big Sky Stargazing

    Big Sky Stargazing

    The darkness of the night sky around Aoraki Mt Cook is unbeatable - its official! Let the team at Big Sky Stargazing introduce you to the wonders above. The 4367sq km Gold Status Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve is the largest in the world and for this tour you will be the centre of it all. Our experienced guides will introduce you to our beautiful southern night sky with a full hour using the naked eye, astro-binoculars and state of the art 14" and 11" astronomy telescopes. Unleash your imagination as you discover our neighbourhood in the universe including the southern cross, seasonal ecliptic objects, planets, planets, stunning star clusters, moons, distant galaxies and...
  3. 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...
  4. Mt Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters (Glacier Landing Flights)

    Mt Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters (Glacier Landing Flights)

    Aoraki Mount Cook National Park offers the best mountain and glacial scenery in New Zealand. Fly alongside the Southern Alps and view the breathtaking landscape of the Tasman Valley. Discover the stunning ice formations of the Hochstetter Icefall as you fly beneath the east face of Aoraki Mount Cook and along the length of the Tasman Glacier. Experience the unique thrill of landing on either the Tasman, Fox or Franz Josef Glaciers. Flights available in 25 minute, 35 minute, 45 minute or 55 minute options. Helicopter or Ski Plane Glacier Landing Flights available. Minimum numbers apply. Combined Helicopter and Ski Plane Options available for group bookings of 8 or more at no...
  5. Tasman Valley 4WD Tours - Aoraki / Mount Cook

    Tasman Valley 4WD Tours - Aoraki / Mount Cook

    A unique 4WD adventure with incredible views of the Tasman Glacier and its gigantic moraine walls. A rugged back road 4wd adventure accessing awe inspiring views over the Tasman Glacier and its gigantic moraine wall. Your professional guide has a wealth of knowledge of the Aoraki/Mt Cook area, learn about the area, its unique geology, local flora & fauna and get an entertaining insight into the rich pioneering history and stories of the past 150 years. During the spring and summer months you can see an abundance of Mount Cook Lilies, Celmesia Daisies, Golden Spaniard Spear Grass and many delicate mountain flowers.You may even catch a glimpse of the world's only 'mountain parrot' - Kea!
  6. 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 a botanical 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.
  7. Tekapo Springs Hot Pools & Aqua Play

    Tekapo Springs Hot Pools & Aqua Play

    Tekapo Springs has the perfect mix of exciting & relaxing activities! Located halfway between Christchurch & Queenstown, we have incredible lake & mountain views. Relax in our beautiful hot pools or chill out in the cooler pools and aqua play area. Have fun on the Jumpernaut, a giant inflatable obstacle course or try the thrilling Aqua Drop, a 150-metre downhill waterslide. Grab a super summer combo pass for the best value. Treat yourself to a massage or facial at our Day Spa then sample the delicious menu at our café. By night, experience Tekapo Star Gazing! Try our stargazing tour with telescopes or explore the universe with our virtual reality tour! Both tours include a soak &...
  8. 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. Lessons are available from the friendly staff for beginners through to experienced skill levels. 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.
  9. 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 metre 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.
  10. Cycle Journeys - A2O Cycle Trail  - Twizel

    Cycle Journeys - A2O Cycle Trail - Twizel

    Whether you are a large group wanting someone to take care of all the hard bits, or a solo rider wanting bike hire for a day ride - we can cater for just about every need on the trail. Talk to our reservations team and they will help you plan and book an incredible ride on the A2O Cycle Trail. We believe that the key to a great riding experience is based around having a great bike to begin with. While you are welcome to bring your own bike, Cycle Journeys provide what we believe to be the most comfortable and versatile bikes (including our fleet of E-bikes) for use on the A2O Cycle Trail.
  11. Dark Sky Project

    Dark Sky Project

    Formerly Earth & Sky, Dark Sky Project is proud to be New Zealand’s premier stargazing and observatory experience located in one of the best regions in the world for seeing the night skies. Exclusive to Dark Sky Project, enjoy a world leading experience at any of our evening locations: the University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory and Cowan’s Observatory. Our world-first multimedia Dark Sky Experience allows you to discover the night skies from a unique cultural and scientific perspective during the day and in all-weather conditions. Dark Sky Project is also home to two exquisite eateries: Dark Sky Diner and Astro Café. Both boast spectacular views of the region, friendly service...
  12. Mt Cook Aoraki Alpine Adventure

    Mt Cook Aoraki Alpine Adventure

    Begin after you arrive with an exclusive private tour of Christchurch to discover Canterbury and it's 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 the beautiful accommodation we arrange for you, enjoy the following three days as we take you on a designed trip curated by us from afar to the remarkable Mt. Cook area discovering the teal-green lakes of Pukaki and Tekapo, a local exploration around Twizel and a stargazing experience in a world famous dark sky reserve. You will never want to leave this captivating region of New Zealand.
  13. Dark Sky

    Dark Sky

    Just a stones throw away from Stravon lies an unspoiled region of New Zealand. Glaciers, jagged peaks, pristine rivers & backcountry spring creeks make up a region that’s silence is as large as the region is vast. The snow and glaciers from NZ's highest peaks spawn hundreds of gushing streams, rivers and lakes across a landscape that offers scenery and sport of the highest calibre. Our bank side lodgings provide the angler with dawn to dusk access to waters teeming with trout & salmon. Fish as long as you like, there’s no rush, but as the lights go out you’ll discover stars, planets & constellations catching your attention but rest assured the fighting brown that just took your fly...
  14. Aotea Gifts - Tekapo

    Aotea Gifts - Tekapo

    At Aotea Gifts, you can find everything from fashion, skincare and health products, to gifts and trinkets. Our Tekapo store sells locally made crafts and gifts, and stocks a wonderful range of Merino wool clothing. We provide an extensive range of products because we want travellers to be able to collect and capture tangible memories from their New Zealand experience. Come and visit us today. We are multilingual, and will do our best to meet your shopping needs. We're also online so all products and brands are available to anyone in the world.
  15. Grand Traverse from Lake Tekapo

    Grand Traverse from Lake Tekapo

    Explore New Zealand's highest mountains, ice and snow fields, see twelve major glaciers and fly over 200 kilometres of breathtaking alpine scenery. From the beautiful, turquoise glacier-fed lakes in the East, to the great ice fields spilling down through the West Coast rainforests into the Tasman Sea below. Our aircraft especially selected for flightseeing ensures that every passenger has a window seat and wings-above to ensure optimum viewing below. Pilots provide a full and informative commentary with multi language commentary brochures supplied. Flights depart from Lake Tekapo, Glentanner Park, Mt Cook or Franz Josef. Very popular inter-airport flightseeing options between Lake...
  16. Milford Sound Flights from Lake Tekapo

    Milford Sound Flights from Lake Tekapo

    This flight-seeing tour is ideal if you have limited time as driving to Milford Sound from Lake Tekapo is 7½ hours. Scenic flights follow the Southern Alps to Milford Sound via the Mount Aspiring National Park taking in alpine valleys, Wanaka Basin, Mount Aspiring and often return via the rugged West Coast of the South Island. A tour of the Mount Cook and Westland National Parks can also be included. Flights generally stop over in Milford for 30 minutes, enough time to get some stunning views of the fiord and towering mountains from ground level: A boat cruise can also be arranged if time & weather permit. Every passenger has a window seat and wings-above ensure optimum viewing...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 4-Day Landscape Photography Masterclass

    4-Day Landscape Photography Masterclass

    Based at Mt Cook, our Landscape Masterclass Workshop is designed as an ideal programme to expand your skills as a landscape photographer. With Rob Brown and Richard Young as your tutors, you will learn to shoot a diverse range of subject matters including, mountains, glaciers, macro and nature photography and the night sky & astrophotography. Mt Cook has world-renowned clear skies with no light pollution, offering the chance to photograph the Milky Way above the Southern Alps. The workshop also includes a ski-plane flight over Mt Cook to do some aerial photography. We will base for 3 nights in the comfortable Hermitage Hotel in Mt Cook Village, with the use of a conference room for...
  20. 4-Day Astro Masterclass Photography Workshop

    4-Day Astro Masterclass Photography Workshop

    Our Astro Masterclass Workshop is based at Mt Cook village within the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, the world's second-best area for viewing the night sky. With highly acclaimed astrophotographer Mark Gee along with Joel Staveley as your tutors. Designed to extend your skills in skills in both Astro and timelapse photography, the workshop dates have been picked to ensure a new moon and winter offers the best conditions astrophotography. During the workshop we will visit a private observatory, to learn more about the night sky and photograph the constellations. We will base for 3 nights in the comfortable Hermitage Hotel in Mt Cook Village, with the use of a conference...
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