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International Antarctic Centre Entry
An incredible Antarctic experience, snow, ice and blizzard conditions with static displays including Snowcats, sled and clothing, tracing the history of exploration through to interactive data covering on-ice research as it is happening now, focusing on conservation and preservation. Allow from 30 minutes to a half day to fully explore the attraction.
Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Entry
Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is dedicated to preserving and promoting wildlife conservation within New Zealand. Willowbank is not a zoo, rather a reserve where you will find a wide range of New Zealand wildlife up close. It is also home to New Zealand's largest and most accessible kiwi viewing area where you can see these fascinating birds in a natural environment. Much of the other wildlife wanders free and is able to be petted and fed in natural bush surroundings.
Larnach Castle and Gardens Entry
Located on the Otago Peninsula, with its exciting, sometimes scandalous and tragic history, magnificent carved ceilings, New Zealand antiques and breathtaking views, Larnach Castle offers you a vision of the past and present. Today, the Castle is the home of the Barker family, who have spent over forty years lovingly restoring the building and recreating the beauty of the 14 hectares of gardens and grounds.
Natures Wonders Tour
A one hour nature and wildlife tour that is not to be missed. See at extremely close quarters the very rare yellow eyed penguin, New Zealand Fur Seals and colonies of Cormorants and other unique bird life. Add to this, spectacular views of the rugged coastline and ocean as you drive across a working farm in a unique 8 wheel drive Argo
Speights Brewery Tour
“Pride of the South”, Speights Brewery has a 125 year history of producing quality beverages that enjoy legendary status in New Zealand along with the “Southern Man” advertising branding which is equally well regarded. The tour takes you through a working brewery, its sights and smells, outlining the history of brewing, interactive displays giving an understanding of the processes and what goes into a world class beer, finishing with a tasting opportunity and to purchase limited edition products.
Explore Fox Glacier
Half Day Helihike
Guides will outfit you in thick socks, boots, an alpenstock and waterproof coat then a helicopter flight over the Pinnacles, to land high on the glacier. This section contains many ice caves and beautiful ice formations which you will explore with your guide. All too soon it’s back into your helicopter for the return flight. Departs 9 am, noon & on demand daily.
Scenic Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
From the Heliport at Fox Glacier fly into the glacial valley and follow the scenic line of the icefall to the vast Neves snowfields at 6,000 ft in the heart of the Southern Alps. After landing, a few minutes to appreciate the magnitude of the surrounding mountains and capture it on film – the highest peaks in Australasia. Return over native bush and beech forest to the township.
Swim with the Dolphins Trip
A unique excursion from Kaikoura offering visitors to get up close with the very friendly Dusky dolphins. Dusky dolphins are very lively and highly social, living together in groups called pods. Kaikoura is recognised as one of the best places in the world to regularly encounter wild dolphins in their natural environment. You can either swim (swimming gear provided) or simply watch from the deck of the boat. Due to demand this tour should be booked well in advance.
Whale Watch Tour
The waters off Kaikoura are so rich in diversity of marine life that they have earned the reputation of being New Zealand's "Natural Marineland". The area is truly a marine paradise. Your boat trip is approximately 3.5 hours duration, you are likely to see giant Sperm Whales, migratory Humpback whales, Orca , New Zealand’s own Hector Dolphins as well as Dusky Dolphins. Due to demand this should be booked well in advance.
Glacier Explorers Boat Trip to Tasman Glacier, Mt Cook
Accessing a part of the Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, previously not visited by travelers, Glacier Explorers gives you an up close and amazing encounter with the Tasman Glacier icebergs on a glacial terminal lake. The ever changing ice face provides not only just a glacier tour but shows you a different perspective of the Alpine Backbone of the Southern Alps. You have a pleasant bus trip to the Tasman Valley, followed by an easy 1/2 hour walk through the National Park before boarding your MAC boat.
Abel Tasman Cruise and Walk
Seals, bush and beach walk in the Abel Tasman National Park. Departing from Kaiteriteri or Marahau, cruise to Torrent Bay and enjoy a leisurely walk through the native bush and golden beaches to Onetahuti (Tonga Bay). On the cruise back you will visit the resident seal colony.
Abel Tasman Sea Kayaking Full Day Trip
Your experienced guide will give you all of the options and instructions for your day in the National Park. You cruise to the top of the park before sea kayaking along the most scenic spots on the Abel Tasman National Park coast. Stop at a sheltered cove for lunch (included) take time out to relax on the beach or explore the native bush. Your adventure will finish at Torrent Bay Lodge before joining the cruise back to Kaiteriteri.
Shotover Jet Ride
Shotover Jet is New Zealand’s most popular and instantly identified visitor activity. Nothing you have experienced will have you prepared for the excitement of a Shotover Jet ride. From the moment the accelerator hits the floor your adrenaline hits the roof as you speed through the towering, rocky canyons of the famous Shotover River. Your driver skillfully whips the boat past rocky outcrops, and skims around crags and boulders, rock faces blur in your peripheral vision, white crystals of water spray with every turn, you grip the safety rail for reassurance and let out a whoop of excitement as the driver spins the boat around in its own length and you experience the 'trademark' Shotover Jet 360° spin.
TSS Earnslaw Cruise and Farm Tour
Take a TSS Earnslaw cruise to Walter Peak High Country Farm - join a fascinating farm tour and enjoy a delicious morning or afternoon tea.
Te Anau Glowworm Caves Tour
Your Te Anau Glowworm Cave adventure begins with a scenic cruise across Lake Te Anau to the western side of the lake. Upon arrival at Cavern House our friendly guides invite you to accompany them underground in small groups. As you explore by path and small boat, your senses will be overwhelmed. Observe how the rushing water sculpts the rock formations, before gliding through silent darkness to the glowworm grotto.
Air Safaris Scenic Flight
A “once in a lifetime” flight covering 200 kilometres of absolutely breathtaking scenery, the milky blue waters of Lake Tekapo, the Godley River, New Zealand’s highest mountains and snowfields with 12 major glaciers. Cross the Southern Alps, the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, pass close by Mt Cook and the Caroline Face then over the Tasman Glacier and Lake Pukaki before returning to Lake Tekapo.