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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
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
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
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.
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.
Enjoy an unforgettable half-day high country NZ 4wd adventure tour. Let the Criffel Station team show you amazing views and Wanaka NZ gold mining history.
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.
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.
Private Glenorchy and Paradise tour. Being a charter this tour can focus on what you want, from Lord of the Rings to history, geology, photography - its your trip, you decide. Our experience in the local film industry, comfortable vehicles, extensive land access and comprehensive local knowledge combine to offer fans of Middle Earth the opportunity to take a memorable journey and to live, breathe and experience the magic of the LOTR locations. Total flexibility with tourDiscreteFull commentary and interpretationGuide with 30 years local experienceExplore Glenorchy, Paradise, and Dart ValleyiPad location guideKnowledgeable Lord of the Rings guideLOTR locations visitedIsengardIthilien CampLothlorien ForestBattle of Amon HenGlenorchy RoadBennetts BluffGlenorchy townshipViews of Mt Earnslaw and the Southern AlpsFilm locations for Wolverine, Narnia, The Hobbit, WillowTea break in a stunning location on the Dart River right next to Isengard
Private Skippers Canyon tour with the most experienced 4 wheel drive guide in Queenstown, having over 30 years commercial Skippers Canyon driving experience. • Private group (2 - 4 passengers per vehicle) • Guaranteed 4WD vehicle, NO vans, NO buses ! • Total flexibility with tour • Long time local guide, not a seasonal worker ! • Full commentary and interpretation • Authentic New Zealand high country experience • Explore the infamous 1889 Skippers Canyon gold mining road • Visit the 1879 Skippers school • Optional extra Skippers Canyon Jet boat • Pickup time and location by arrangement • 4WD Expeditions holds AdventureMark® certification
Longest and highest flight in New Zealand. Less weather dependant than foot launched hang gliding or paragliding! Fly with four time NZ champion - John Smith. Fly up to one mile (5000ft) high!
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.
An adventure safari packed with breathtaking scenery, thrilling 4WD action whilst discovering LOTR filming locations. Visit the filming locations of Minas Tirith, Misty Mountains, the Pillars of the Kings (Argonath), Gladden Fields, the Ford of Bruinen and more. Travel an historic gold mining road, following the Arrow River, stop for an opportunity to try your hand at gold panning. Take in the spectacular panoramic views over the Wakatipu Basin.
Half-day heritage tour that follows the rugged and once treacherous Skippers Road. Travel the road that was hacked by hand into the sheer cliff sides of the Shotover River Valley. As your experienced guide navigates the awe-inspiring canyon, you can relax and enjoy numerous historic sites along the journey, including a century old suspension bridge and the township of Skippers. Gain an insight into the local heritage through photos and relics in the restored schoolhouse before trying your hand at gold panning.
This trip caters to experienced climbers wanting to explore the climbing possibilities around Wanaka. Are you looking to improve your technique or just get out and climb some of the areas classic pitches? This is the day trip for you!Lunch is included!
• No experience or even a drivers license is required! • Your chance to make the Earth move • Push, Pull and Rip your way through a series of exercises. • 60 minutes operating time on a Big Bulldozer.
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.
Who can hit the bullseye? A bow, endless arrows, a target, you and your friends. Discover the amazing fun to be had with – this most ancient of accuracy challenges – archery.
Enjoy a 20-minute scenic ride to altitude on this 3-hour sky diving adventure from Wanaka. Strap yourself to a beautiful stranger and soar over the stunning Southern Alps. You will have amazing views over the snow capped mountains, glaciers, lakes and the South island's longest River, the Clutha.Skydiving is one of life's must do's and Wanaka is one of the most stunning places to tick off your bucket list. Free transport from central Wanaka is included.
Torrent River is our popular canyoning trip, simply because it has it all. Jumps, slides, floats, abseils, you name it……Torrent’s got it. All this exciting stuff takes place in a gorgeous granite canyon filled with some of the purest water you can find and wrapped in mind-blowing, unspoiled rain forest. This is a great place to start your canyoning adventures.
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.
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.
You can discover the wonders of both the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers in one scenic flight. Soar across pinnacles and crevasses and witness the deep blue ice of glacier country. This is the ultimate tour for any glacier lover.Including snow 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.
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.
Flying like a bird has been a dream for many. With the help of an experienced pilot, you too can feel what it's like to fly like a bird with two wings on your back. No experience necessary.
Mount Cook and Fox Glacier including snow landing (allow 30 minutes) Explore the ice pinnacles and seracs of the magnificent Fox Glacier then fly by the sheer West faces of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman before descending back down the Fox Glacier after your snow landing. Your snow landing provides opportunities to photograph the panoramic and breathtaking scenery. (Be sure to check the departure point - this flight option only departs from our Fox Glacier Base. Reporting time 30 minutes prior to departure)
Combine adventure with West Coast scenery and venture into the heart of Greymouth’s native rain-forest with On Yer Bike’s Bush ‘n’ Bog Track. Two hours of pure adventure!Set amidst a backdrop of native forest with magnificent valley views, you will enjoy the thrill of navigating one of our Quad Bikes 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 quad bike 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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