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For 150 years the Otago Museum has been amassing its world-class collection of more than 1.5 million objects. The Treasures of the Museum tour showcases the fascinating and the unique, the biggest and the best. See the world’s largest collection of articulated moa skeletons and New Zealand’s biggest fossil, the plesiosaur. Explore the treasures of early Māori and meet an Egyptian Mummy; walk alongside a fin whale skeleton or encounter an eight-member rat king. Discover a wealth of stories and find new inspiration from old wonders.
Discover the secrets of the surprising south, from its unique wildlife and natural resources to the strong and enterprising people of the land. Hear of the journeys of early Māori sourcing seasonal food supplies or precious pounamu (greenstone), and learn how whaling, gold, agriculture and industries built Otago's prosperity. See the largest collection of articulated moa skeletons in the world, plus New Zealand’s largest fossil, the Shag Point plesiosaur.Take a close-up look at southern icons – the royal albatross and local penguins, and hear success stories of the saving of the “last” takahē and other unique rare and endangered animals.
A must-do for garden enthusiasts! This Dunedin shore excursion includes a guided tour of the stunning Glenfalloch Gardens, with a delicious morning tea included, and a sightseeing tour of Dunedin City with entertaining commentary and time to explore on your own. Also there will be visits to both the beautiful Chinese Gardens and historic Otago Early Settlers Museum before returning you to your cruise ship in Port Chalmers.
A unique opportunity to experience the very best Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula has to offer. This shore excursion combines sightseeing of Dunedin City and the Otago Peninsula with a guided tour of the stunning Larnach Castle and its grounds. Also included is Dunedin’s Chinese Gardens: an authentic Chinese Garden crafted by a team of artisans and craftsman from Dunedin’s sister city of Shanghai. Adjacent to the gardens, explore the Otago Early Settlers Museum with emphasis on the early settlement of Otago.
Clive, as the host and stud deer farming pioneer, wants visitors to enjoy a complete perspective on what deer are and what they mean to New Zealand. A key feature of the museum is that every visitor gets a personal tour which is enlightening – "The one thing that made my visit so memorable was Clive Jermy himself, his knowledge and passion for all things deer was truly captivating and extremely motivating“ (visitor review). The museum features three principle themes. A unique collection of antlers, primarily bred by the host on his stud farm over 30 years including a number of world record antlers. As it is a museum there are 42 multi-lingual educational display panels which feature deer of the world, the New Zealand deer story from 1851 and the evolution of the deer farming industry in New Zealand. The museum also has a 'Speciality Shop' featuring many products from the deer which continues to evolve and grow.
Join the TranzAlpine Train at Christchurch to enjoy a one or two night stay with options of cooked breakfast, tours, rental car and hotpools
Hop on a fully equipped bike and take in the beautiful scenery with locations including Alpine Lakes, Wetlands Boardwalk and Ross Gold Town
Up to six participants can appreciate the picturesque scenery of Hanmer Springs during a two-hour quad biking adventure
Experience Hanmer Springs countryside while riding rugged quad bikes over all kinds of rough terrain and majestic landscapes
Satisfy the hunger for spectacular vistas with a 20-min flight or opt for a 45-min experience with a remote alpine landing and refreshments
Embark on a unique wine adventure with a Wine Hopper Bus that takes you to up to nine different wineries and craft beer locales
Visit locations where Lord of the Rings was filmed during this small-scale tour, and enjoy kiwi-style morning or afternoon tea
Wine aficionados can enjoy this guided Gibbston wine tour that includes complimentary pick-ups; opt to include craft beer tastings
Visit locations where Lord of the Rings was filmed during this small-scale tour, and enjoy shared cheeseboard and some wine tasting
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.
Moeraki Boulders are a unique geological occurence which amaze the many thousands of tourists that visit every year.Our tour gives our guests more flexibility than a larger group tour, and we frequently adapt to ensure that you get the best experience to suit your specific requirements.Our guides have been living and touring the lower South Island our whole lives, and are very knowledgeable and eager to share their love for the Otago 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.
This PREMIUM wildlife experience is tailored specifically for Cruise Ship passengers, see spectacular marine wildlife, learn from a conservation expert, discover intriguing Māori history, and explore the geological and biological diversity of our Otago Peninsula.Join us to discover some of the iconic Otago Peninsula's wildlife residents; albatross, penguins, seals and sea lions, all call this place home. Our guide, Lyndon, comes with 30 years of hands-on species management in his previous role as a conservation ranger. Likewise, James has a passion for sharing in-depth knowledge, particularly in regard to his Māori heritage, a fascinating culture that is often overshadowed by Dunedin’s more recent European history.Tour highlights include a boat cruise around Pukekura/Taiaroa Head and other wildlife viewing sites. We learn more about the people of this place, both Māori and European. There is no better introduction to this Southern City than a tour with Horizon Tours.
Journey in comfort on one of our brand new, glass-roof coaches and take in incredible, panoramic views on the road to Milford Sound. Enjoy entertaining commentary, and let us show you the best stops along the way as you connect seamlessly to your Milford Sound cruise.Discover native wildlife, towering waterfalls and majestic mountains on our extended Milford Sound Nature Cruise. Get within touching distance of impressive rock walls and close enough to feel the full force of the powerful 15,000-year-old Stirling Falls Waterfall. Specialist nature guide on board sharing their local knowledge with lively and informative commentary. Delicious Kiwi-style Buffet Lunch included in Summer months (October to April) or freshly made Picnic Lunch available in Winter months (May to September) alongside FREE tea and coffee with a licensed bar on board.
Our Maori guides will share ancient legends and help you find New Zealand's most coveted treasure, Greenstone, on a guided walk along the sacred Arahura river. Your local guides have a unique connection to the Arahura river known as one of the richest sources of Pounamu and the local area that goes back many generations, and enjoy sharing their knowledge and love of Te tai o Poutini (West Coast) and the Arahura river. You will be able to find small pieces of Pounamu (greenstone) on our 2-hour tour, and learn to carve this precious stone into a taonga (treasure) to cherish forever. Our Arahura Greenstone tours operate all year round, weather permitting.
At Tree Top Walk Way, experience life with the birds high in the ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopy. Easy access for all to enjoy along a steel platform 20 metres high and over 450 metres long. Gently sway in harmony with the forest on the Mahinapua Springboard. View the exquisite Lake Mahinapua through the richly diverse forest foliage. Thrill seekers will feel their hearts pump and the adrenalin rush as they climb to the top of Hokitika Tower 40 metres above the forest floor. Be inspired by a sensational vista of the majestic snow capped Southern Alps, Lake Mahinapua and the Tasman Sea.Then visit the famous Hokitika Gorge and walk across the swing bridge and enjoy this magical place. The vivid turquoise water surrounded by lush native bush, it is well worth a visit and a key photo stop on the West Coast must do list.
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!
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.
Join this tour for an elegant cruise on the historic motor yacht "Faith" on Lake Te Anau. This relaxed 3-hour experience includes a guided walk in the Fiordland National Park, a delightful afternoon tea and refreshments, and cruising home under sail. You have 3 uniformed crew hosting you while on board, and 2 nature guides to show you the delights of New Zealand scenery. This option is restricted to 16 passengers to ensure a comfortable, personable experience.
Iconic city sights, coastal inlets and stunning harbor views are the highlights of this 4-4.5 hour tour, and it starts when we collect you from Port Chalmers, where you’ll meet your guide.We start with a scenic drive that takes in the location of where Dunedin first began for both the early Māori and European settlers, and a look at some of the beautiful iconic sites our city has to offer. We then head out for the Otago Peninsula which delivers spectacular views above the Otago Harbour before winding back down to sea level to arrive at scenic inlets frequented by wading birds. Hear commentary about the nature and the natural processes that shaped the land and learn about Māori, the first people to step ashore here. We’ll take a stroll along a stunning sandy beach where we are often lucky enough to glimpse New Zealand sea lions and fur seals. We finish our tour with a look at Baldwin street, the world's steepest residential street.
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 daily tour departs central Queenstown and first stop is an observation point where you can take in one of the best panoramic views in Queenstown. After capturing some incredible photos, enjoy a brief stop overlooking the Shotover River before free time in the charming township Arrowtown.Travel to Gibbston and visit the world’s first commercial bungy jump, offering entertaining spectating opportunities. The region is also home to some Middle-earth magic (Lord of the Rings film locations). Enjoy wine tasting (non-alcoholic substitutes available) and a shared cheeseboard at a local winery and on the way back to Queenstown transfer from land to lake, with a picturesque thirty minute scenic boat cruise on Lake Wakatipu, ending your tour at the wharf in the heart of town. We’ve hand-picked the top local spots for an epic, half day sightseeing experience in luxury vehicles with onboard videos and complimentary wifi and bottled water.
Enjoy a fun and professional guided tour of all of the local "must-see" sightseeing attractions between Queenstown and Arrowtown. Begin the morning high above Queenstown taking in panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and beautiful Lake Wakatipu.Take a guided walk through the regions past, exploring the remnants of the towns 1860’s gold rush history, from the picturesque main street to the preserved Chinese settlement.Continue to the entrance of the Gibbston Valley, take in the dramatic Kawarau Gorge and watch the daredevils bungy jump from the famous Kawarau Suspension Bridge.Finish the morning with a relaxing cup of tea/coffee sat amongst the sprawling gardens of the Stoneridge Estate overlooking beautiful Lake HayesGroup size will vary from 2 to 12 people.
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.
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.
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