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Voted one of the 12 must-see things to visit in New Zealand by Lonely Planet, the West Coast Wildlife Centre is the largest kiwi hatching facility in the South island and the foremost indoor, all-weather attraction in Franz Josef. You are guaranteed to see live kiwi during the day inside our nocturnal house, including the world's rarest kiwis. Discover the interactive glacier attraction and West Coast storytelling areas or go behind the scenes on the “Kiwi Backstage Pass Tour.” Numbers are very limited on the 30-minute Backstage Pass Tour so advanced bookings are highly recommended. You'll also find the best shopping in Franz Josef inside the all-weather facility and enjoy free Wi-Fi in the café.
Get further off the beaten track and explore the secrets of the Far South of New Zealand! Discover a historic mining camp set deep within Fiordland National Park, where you'll find glowworms and bird life. Visit the iconic Milford Sound, and take a cruise to see cascading waterfalls, towering fiords and the inlet from the sea. Keep an eye out for friendly fur seals and dolphins! Next stop, Stewart Island, our paradise for the rare and endangered Kiwi. This is your best chance to see a kiwi in the wild, and the island is teeming with other wildlife too. Hop on and off the route anywhere you like for up to 12 months, so you can see more and do more in these amazing destinations.
Embark on a unique wine adventure with a Wine Hopper Bus that takes you to up to nine different wineries and craft beer locales
Step back in time and discover a replica gold-rush village set in the late 1800’s. . Discover legendary stories through a fascinating mix of experience and display. Ride the Steam Train through native rain forest, experience the sights and sounds of a working sawmill, watch the sluice gun blast gold bearing rock and soil from the earth, then follow the races to the gold claim and pan for your own gold, a strike is guaranteed! There are over 30 shops and buildings to explore!
An indulgent and varied full-day tour seeing local sights, enjoying fresh cuisine and tasting a selection of fine wines, cheeses and handcrafted chocolates. Taste wines at 4 premium vineyards over 2 Central Otago wine regions. Included is the Gibbston Valley Wine Cave Tour, a splendid cheese and wine presentation and a divine local cuisine lunch. Visit the historic precinct of Old Cromwell and return to Queenstown via the must-see Arrowtown with time to take a stroll and sample locally made chocolates at one's leisure…. and step back in time to the gold rush, exploring heritage buildings! To ensure an intimate experience with other wine lovers, numbers are limited to 12 people on the tour.
A lovely, easy grade guided bike ride following another one of Wanaka’s beautiful rivers. Crystal blue water, endless mountain vistas and easy pedalling, make this a great trip for people wanting some gentle exercise. A great trip for the whole family. We'll provide all the necessary equipment, transport, and friendly, qualified, local guide.
Explore spectacular Dunedin city and Otago Peninsula on this full-day small group tour (6 people Max). Visit Baldwin St (steepest street in the world), the University of Otago and Dunedin’s famous Scottish heritage sites. Then we will travel alongside the picturesque Otago harbour and head across to Sandfly Bay to spot local wildlife. Lunch is taken at the beautiful and historic Larnach Castle. We then journey to the rugged coastline and a visit to unique Tunnel Beach.
Departing Mount Cook Village in the afternoon, your half-day sightseeing tour from Mount Cook to Wanaka will take you past Mirror Lakes and through rugged high country en route to your final destination, Wanaka. Expect entertaining commentary from your knowledgeable driver and guide, views of Lake Pukaki and Mackenzie Basin and a stop in the rural farming community of Omarama.
The walk, led by your nature guide, is on a well-formed track across the peninsula, through spectacular coastal forest to a secluded sandy beach.As dusk sets in and daylight diminishes, venture by torchlight through the native forest with the stars and forest night sounds around you. The walk will take about 45 minutes one-way and the track emerges on to Ocean Beach. This wide sandy beach is where kiwi are often found feeding among the grasses and seaweed.Here in the darkness you may spot the Southern brown kiwi (Rakiura Tokoeka) - often searching for food.Afterwards retrace your steps through the forest to Little Glory Wharf for your catamaran ride back to Oban township on Stewart Island.
Combine a Monarch Wildlife Cruise with its excellent display of marine wildlife and a guided tour of a Yellow-eyed Penguin Colony located in an isolated cove on the Otago Peninsula. While your cruise ship is berthed at Port Chalmers, enjoy an informative and entertaining sightseeing tour of Dunedin City before joining your wildlife cruise where you can see fur seals, little blue penguins, albatross, and more. Following your cruise make a stop for a quick lunch break and then make your way to the unique and isolated Yellow-eyed Penguin breeding colony with Nature Wonders.
This is a 35-minute flight that encompasses all the main geographic features in the Aoraki Mt Cook National Park by circumnavigating Aoraki/Mt Cook, our highest peak at 12,349 feet. Mt Cook is the centre of the national park and this circular flight takes in all the iconic geographic features that this region of NZ has to offer.You will see the longest glacier in NZ, the Tasman Glacier, on the eastern side of the main divide. We will then cross the main divide to the West Coast and take in the Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. We will circle back onto the eastern side of the Southern Alps into the Hooker Valley before returning back into the Tasman Valley to land back where we started.This is a fantastic flight that condenses the best of NZ’s scenery into an unforgettable experience. We look forward to showing you what this area has to offer!
Don’t miss out on a spectacular scenic flight with Air Milford, to Milford Sound and back. Perfect for those who have already done a cruise in Milford Sound and want to experience the spectacular region from the air and land. This 4-hour trip includes a landing in Milford Sound with 2 hours ground to take a self-guided walk along the shore line, soak up the surroundings, take pictures or have delicious coffee and cake at the Discover Milford Cafe (at own expense) before your return scenic flight to Queenstown.
This multi award winning family owned and operated business is acknowledged as New Zealand’s number one lake cruise.Small and personal, only taking up to 60 passengers, these true blue locals will share a wealth of knowledge offering a very enjoyable experience, with you as their guest.Incredibly The Million Dollar Cruise is one of the most affordable activities in Queenstown. The cruise sales in 90% calm waters and is enjoyed by all age groups and nationalities.This 90 minute cruise will take you across Lake Wakatipu right to the end of the lake, viewing stunning homes, rare birds and other birdlife, Historic Dam and Willow Islands and all the magnificent scenery of Queenstown from the water.
Discover Milford Sound on a full-day trip from Te Anau to Queenstown. Travel through the beautiful Fiordland National Park and be mesmerized by the grandeur of this region.
Get close to nature with this spectacular tour! While your cruise ship is berthed in Port Chalmers, this shore excursion includes a guided tour with commentary through the scenic Otago Peninsula and stunning city of Dunedin, followed by visits to two breeding colonies: the Royal Albatross colony, which includes a guided tour and colony viewing from their exclusive observatory, and the Yellow-eyed Penguin colony, which includes a guided tour of an isolated cove where you can view the breeding colony along with a host of other marine wildlife.
On the fully-guided 45-minute tour, you will learn about the Coast’s incredible brewing history & discover what goes into making our special handcrafted brews. Afterwards you’ll taste 3 beers/ciders from our tap room, with a lesson on how to taste a beer like a pro & you'll even pour one for yourself. The tour also comes with a West Coast passport, full of other great deals & benefits to enjoy around the West Coast. This tour is a must do on the West Coast of New Zealand, and while you're here make sure you enjoy our modern sharing menu.
This is the complete half day adventure, fully guided so you have only to enjoy the ride! We provide everything for the afternoon: all transfers, ebike, helmet, snack, safety training, wine tasting, guide and support vehicle. The trail is easy and hard packed, and suitable for riders of all abilities and fitness levels. This tour is the ideal way to stretch your legs and explore the beauty of the region- and to try the world-famous wines!Our ebikes are unique in Queenstown and designed to keep the trip scenic fun and comfortable. They are fitted with mudguards to keep you clean and fresh and have panniers to carry your gear. They are Dutch Style with taller, upright frames that provide higher comfort and visibility and have a luxurious cruise control feature that allows you to choose how much or little effort you would like to exert. The bikes are easy to operate, simple to ride and will return you to town in the same condition in which you began your day.
Small group tour that will pack in a lot of attractions in the time allowed. A lot of planning goes into each and every tour to ensure the best experience possible.
Tour the inner route of the Otago Peninsula. Pass through the small communities of Macandrew Bay, Pukehiki and Waverley. Visit Sandfly Bay and view some of the Peninsula's Wildlife. Wind your way along this craggy and beautiful coast. Along the way, you'll take in old castles, isolated and windswept beaches, breathtaking views, and sleepy seaside towns. You might even cross paths with a penguin. The Otago peninsula is singular in its evocation of the raw beauty of nature. Come along and see for yourself.Places to stop along the way include the Glenfalloch Gardens, Macandrew Bay, Larnach Castle, Sandfly Bay, Highcliff Road Viewing Point, Rotary Park and Waverley. Keep in mind, there is an entrance fee to Larnach Castle.The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
Take the scenic route back to Queenstown from Milford Sound with Air Milford, on this one-way 35-minute flight. Admire spectacular views of natural wonders such as the Southern Alps, Sutherland Falls, and the Fiordland National Park from above, then touchdown at Queenstown airport, where a driver will be waiting to take you to your hotel.
A collection of over 300 motorcycles on display. All general admission tickets grant access to two beautifully restored building in the heart of the CBD of Invercargill.
Soak up the magnificent scenery of the Milford Track on a one-day guided walk from Te Anau. Often described as one of the finest walks in the world, the Milford Track is a four day trip through the Fiordland National Park. This one-day option is a great choice if you don't have time to walk the entire Milford Track. On this day trip from Te Anau, you'll walk the first section of the Milford Track. Your nature guide will lead you on a leisurely walk through ancient beech forest and grassy flats. The walk is suitable for walkers of all ages and fitness levels, perfect for those with limited time who want to get a taste of the world famous Milford Track.
Explore Milford Sound in comfort aboard our luxury coach on this full-day tour, including a Milford Sound cruise, from Queenstown. Travel through Fiordland National Park accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, stopping en route to take photos and explore short distances on foot, before setting out to cruise Milford Sound aboard a sightseeing boat. Listen as your guide describes the native animal and plant life for which Milford Sound is famous while gazing out to mighty peaks and towering waterfalls. This 12-hour tour includes a picnic lunch and return luxury coach travel to central Queenstown.
Enjoy this iconic, unique attraction that since 1973 has fascinated people of all ages keen to engage in a fun, challenging and sensory experience. Encouraging problem solving and entertainment try the world’s first 3-D Great Maze and the huge Puzzle Café where you can try your hand at one of many brain-benders at the tables. Mind not boggled? - Visit the five Illusion rooms from holograms, following faces and a shrinking room to one where sculptures defy physics and another where objects glide uphill, your notion of reality will be tested! Just wait until you check out the bathrooms where more visual trickery awaits. Located 2km on the main highway north of Wanaka, this is a must-see attraction on any itinerary.
Experience the best of the Kawarau River with two of Queenstown’s most iconic adventures – jet boating and whitewater rafting!Race down the Kawarau River before your skilled driver sends you from high speeds into a 360-degree spin. Continue the excitement with your Kawarau rafting adventure. This grade 2-3 rafting trip is perfect for first time rafters, families and groups. It provides a great taste of whitewater action with plenty of opportunities to splash around, try a cliff jump or even swim through a rapid! The grande finale is the unforgettable 400 metre Dog Leg Rapid which ends your trip on New Zealand’s largest volume commercially rafted river.Includes:• Jet boat down the Kawarau River Canyons• Whitewater rafting down the Kawarau River• Full wetsuit clothing and rafting equipment• Hot showers at the rafters lodge• Courtesy coach transfers
A small group day fully guided tour including a picnic lunch from Queenstown or Te Anau to the stunningly beautiful region of Milford Sound where you board your cruise with the No.1 Cruise on TripAdvisor for a majestic experience with spectacular mountains, waterfalls and wildlife. Our tours are run in small groups with a maximum of 16 people, in modern minibuses, specially built to enhance your tour experience and day. On board we have amazing, passionate guides who always have a lot of stories and commentary to keep you entertained along the way. There are so many little things that make our tours unique and memorable including secret stops, complimentary water and snacks, USB charging ports and even Wifi access in the tour vehicle. We are proud that our customer reviews show it's not all about the destination… it's the journey that makes our tours special.
The original since 1975 and still the best! Four hours of unique New Zealand wilderness adventure in the vast Mount Aspiring National Park. Experience a true New Zealand wilderness adventure. Fly, Walk, and Jet boat through New Zealand’s most spectacular alpine environment on an adventure like no other.
Step into a haven of tranquillity. Nestled among the lush native rainforest in the heart of Franz Josef, our hot pools provide a truly unique setting for absolute relaxation.
Discover the very best of New Zealand and international art in Dunedin in one of the finest private art collection in the country. Acquired by the Theomin Family between the late 1800s and the early 1960s, the Art Collection contains over 240 artworks by local and international artists, and hangs today where it always has on the walls of Olveston Historic Home. This guided tour offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the artworks in the collection and the collecting passions and tastes of one of New Zealand's most cultured and generous families of the times.
Odyssey is an a-maze-ing adventure where while trying to find your way out you will experience darker challenging spaces, quirky physical obstacles and challenges, illusions, lighting effects, scents, sound effects and strange sensations that all together provide you with a unique experience that you will never forget! Odyssey is fun for all ages, great family entertainment and definitely a must see for all tourists. The incredible journey through Odyssey takes around 20 -30 minutes however there is no time limit to your adventure and you are free to discover Odyssey at your own pace. Odyssey is recommended for those aged 8 and over but if you would like to enquire about how suitable Odyssey is for your young ones, please feel free to get in touch!
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