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Feel the rush of soaring through the air without having to jump out of a plane by flying inside a glass tunnel of air
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
A world-class tourism destination just 45 minutes from Queenstown Airport, Highlands Motorsport and Tourism Park is home to a range of exceptional experiences which are exciting for the whole family. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be looked after by their friendly team – treating you to some authentic kiwi hospitality!Voted the #1 Thing to Do in Cromwell by TripAdvisor, Highlands – Experience the Exceptional is conveniently located along SH 6 in Cromwell in beautiful Central Otago. It’s a must do when you’re exploring the region – ideal for day trips because Highlands really does offer something fun and extraordinary for everyone. So whether you’re travelling solo, as a couple, in a group, or with family, Highlands is an NZ must-do for the ride of your lives.
Your 35-minute helicopter flight provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience to step on an ancient Glacier at 7,000 ft (2,300m) with breathtaking views across Mount Aspiring National Park. Your flight takes you from the Matukituki Valley above extensive valleys carved out by glaciers thousands of years ago across snow capped peaks to land on a glacier with stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding Southern Alps.
Unleash your adventurous side on this full-day tour that will take you hiking on the famous Routeburn Track, one of New Zealand's 7 great walks, and canyoning in a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Descend the canyon by zipline, abseiling/rappelling waterfalls, plunging into natural pools, floating down narrow passageways and cascading down chutes, all in beautiful natural surroundings. Great for those adventurous explorers. Suited for people with a high level of fitness and water confidence. The minimum age is 15, and children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Push yourself mentally and physically by learning to lead climb in New Zealand’s premier (and most scenic) sport climbing venue.This course teaches the essentials for leading bolted sport routes. It is also a must do for people who had a friend teach them but want to check they have good and safe techniques.We keep our ratios small (1:4 max), so the course is tailored to you and our instructors always check what you already know (of course you may not have any lead climbing knowledge). Don’t worry if you don’t have any equipment, we provide all equipment necessary, you are welcome to use your own if you have some.
WANAKA ROCK CLIMBINGS "INTRO FUN" OPTIONS ARE THE PERFECT WANAKA EXPERIENCE. ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL OUTDOORS OF MT ASPIRING NATIONAL PARK, ALL WHILE EXPERIENCING A NEW AND EXCITING SPORT. THESE COURSES ARE IDEAL FOR BOTH TRAVELLERS AND FAMILIES WHO ARE LOOKING FOR AN INTRODUCTION TO ROCK CLIMBING IN A SPECTACULAR SETTING.
Explore this enchanted place deep in the forest. You’ll see tall native trees, bird-life, and maybe some wild deer tracks. Our Buggies are built for one or two people, the driver must be over 16yrs but a passenger can be as young as 3 yrs right up to adult.You don’t need any experience or drivers license to operate our buggies as our experienced guides will fully train you and accompany you on all tours.An awesome family adventure.
Enjoy aerial views of Lake Wanaka and the Twin Falls on a 8-12 minute scenic paragliding flight from Treble Cone. Flying with an experienced tandem pilot, you'll discover the beauty of flight on New Zealand's highest commercial paragliding tandem. You will fly up close to the 300m tall Twin Falls and take in amazing views of the surrounding mountains. A gentle descent or thrilling aerobatics, the choice is yours before landing softly next to your car. Our 8am & 9am flights are slightly shorter due to early morning weather. These are our calmer smoother flights. If you are interested in flying longer, our standard 10am flights will be more suitable.
Tucked under the majestic Southern Alps on New Zealand's rugged untamed West Coast sits Franz Josef village and the magnificent Franz Josef Glacier offering spectacular mountain views & dense rainforest. This is where you will experience a total 2-hour small group quad bike journey.Imagine following ancient glacial pathways carved into the landscape by ice and water and the thrill of driving these fun 2-seater quad bikes through this wild place. You will be amazed at what is around every twist and turn as you are guided through rainforests, riverbeds, grasslands, sand and mud. Feel the thrill of fresh air in your face and the excitement of riding quads.Total trip duration is 2 hours with up to 1 & 1/2 hours on the bike.
A stunning guided ride along the banks of one of NZ’s most beautiful and powerful rivers. Varied riding, beautiful vistas and plenty of photo opportunities make this a must do trip for those who appreciate exercise and scenery. Participants need to be able to ride a bike on loose sand and gravel, and up and down (moderate) hills. A medium level of fitness is required. The length of the ride is 10kms.
There are hidden pools beneath towering falls, picnic swimming spots along the way and the views to the surrounding mountains and lakes are breathtaking.Our beginner climb involves approximately 1-hr of climbing and 4 bridge crossings. Our Via ferrata tour is perfect for those who love the outdoors, waterfalls and beautiful places. This tour is suitable for beginners, families and hesitant adventurers with basic fitness. No experience required.Your beginner tour starts in Wanaka with a spectacular drive one out there we teach you how to use the equipment then climb alongside Twin Falls waterfall. You will be climbing on steel ladder rungs and crossing wire bridges to finish at a beautiful picnic spot for a snack. We then walk down a mountain trail and then drive back to Wanaka. If you are more adventurous and are looking to explore more in this incredible vertical world, we recommend our intermediate climb.
There are hidden pools beneath towering falls, picnic swimming spots along the way and the views to the surrounding mountains and lakes are breathtaking.Our intermediate climb involves approximately 3hrs of climbing steel ladder rungs and crossing 6 bridges next to a massive waterfall. This tour is perfect for active adventurers who love the exploring outdoors, waterfalls and beautiful places. You will be climbing next to vertical waterfalls and being happy with heights helps! Stay dry. No experience required.Your intermediate tour starts in Wanaka with a spectacular drive. We teach you how to use the equipment then climb alongside Twin Falls waterfall. You will be climbing on steel ladder rungs and crossing wire bridges to finish at the base of a plunging 60m waterfall for a picnic lunch. We then walk down a mountain trail and then drive back to Wanaka. If you are hesitant or just want a smaller taste, we recommend our beginner climb.
The jet boat is the mode of transport, the river safari is the attraction. The jet boat will take you safely up the river into remote back country. Touch and learn about the natural history of New Zealand's remote World Heritage Area. Your tour is operated by a family business, when you go on this tour, you arrive as strangers and leave as friends. There are many stops for commentary on the native birds, animals and forest of the South Westland region. A photographer's dream, stretch your legs at the top of the river for an optional forest walk into New Zealand's rain forest. Touch the ferns, listen to birds and spot the fish. Ideal for all ages and physical fitness. For infants to elderly, this is a must do, to explore the UNESCO World Heritage area-Te Wāhipounamu of South Westland, New Zealand.
The ‘Introduction To Rock Climbing’ is our most popular trip. You get the opportunity to experience outdoor rock climbing in a safe and fun way, focusing on maximum time actually climbing, whilst learning safe practices and good technique along the way. It is ideal for those who have never climbed before, or only on an indoor wall.The climbing can range from easy to challenging and we keep the group sizes small to ensure everyone has a great time and is challenged at their own level. Our qualified instructors/guides will take you to the most suitable venue in the beautiful Matukituki Valley near Wanaka.
Never tried drift karting before? Why not put your drifting skills to the test and find out who the true Drift King or Queen is or drop the Drift bar and see who’s the fastest!Drive like a Go-Kart or enter the 360° Drift mode, this is fast and fun and another great activity in Queenstown.Note: Anyone up to 55kg can participate.
Skydive amongst mountains, glaciers, lakes, rivers and ocean views. Skydive Franz has New Zealand’s highest mountain Aoraki/Mount Cook and the biggest glaciers Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers immediately on the right and the wide blue ocean on the left. Multiple departure times. Allow 3 hours for your tandem skydive experience.
Our climbs utilise a via ferrata system to ensure safety and to make the activity achievable for most people.Via Ferrata means “iron road” in Italian. It’s the name given to a series of iron steps fixed into a rock face. With the use of a safety cable this allows anyone with a decent level of fitness to scale heights normally accessible only to experienced rock climbers.The Queenstown via ferrata was the first to be established in the Southern Hemisphere and takes advantage of Queenstown’s stunning alpine scenery, providing 12 challenging climbing routes of varying length and difficulty for you to conquer.
Our half day canyoning experience has a little bit of everything in an action packed 4 hour (approx) round trip. We walk in through an ancient beech forest that hides the high-walled canyon. Once in, you’ll descend the canyon by zipline, abseiling/rappelling waterfalls, plunging into natural pools, floating down narrow passageways and cascading down chutes - all in beautiful natural surroundings. It's an awesome and exhilarating feeling. The Queenstown canyon half day trip is suitable for first-timers to adventure seekers and is a great option for groups and team building. No previous canyoning experience is required but you should be confident in moving water and have a reasonable level of fitness.Go for it, you’ll have a blast! Minimum age is 12 years.
Mike invites you to accept the challenge of his muddiest, wettest and most difficult of all his tracks. Mike knows a thing or two about track building and has spent the last 18 years creating the perfect off-road experience. Mike’s Mighty Mud Track will take you over the 1 and 2 hours tracks at a faster pace with a few gnarly areas reserved specifically for the more adventurous.We suggest that if you are less confident you give the buggies a go as they are more stable and easier to operate than the quads.
One day, fully guided small group tour from Queenstown to Aoraki/Mt Cook (New Zealand's tallest mountain). See Aoraki/Mt Cook Village, Kawarau Gorge, Lindis Pass, the Southern Alps, Lake Pukaki, the Hermitage and High Country Salmon. Then add on your optional activities at Mt Cook Village (additional cost). Our tours are run in small groups with a maximum of 11 people, in specially built, modern mini buses. On board we have amazing guides who always have a lot of stories to keep you entertained along the way. Drop down screens in all of our tour vehicles add even more to the experience, bringing the guides stories to life. There are so many little things that make our tours unique and memorable including secret stops, surprise wildlife viewings, complimentary water and snacks, USB charging points for your devices 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.
Join this half-day excursion for the change to experience Queenstown from the air and the water! This helicopter and rafting combo will add some luxury and adventure to your morning or afternoon. helicopter to the remote rafting launch site in Skippers Canyon forged out by gold miners during the big Queenstown gold rush before rafting down the Shotover River.
Enjoy a Snow Landing with this stunning scenic flight from the Matukituki Valley across tussock-covered slopes and into the alps with exceptional views across the snowy peaks of Mount Aspiring National Park. Please note: Snow Landing's are subject to suitable conditions and are generally available between May and October. For a guaranteed snow landing year round we recommend booking a "Glacier Landing"
Combine adventure with West Coast scenery and venture into the heart of Greymouth’s native rain-forest with On Yer Bike’s 2 hour Bush ‘n’ Bog Track.Set amidst a backdrop of native forest and valley views, you’ll enjoy the thrill of navigating one of our mud-loving 4WD buggies across rivers, through copious amounts of our famous mud and through puddles that resemble small lakes!After some sound advice and guidance from your tour guide, you’re off on your own Buggy with your passenger to tackle the puddles, hills and rain-forest tracks. Our expert guides will lead the way, stopping at various points to take in the views.
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