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Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise
Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise
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from: $63

Experience majestic scenery and stunning wildlife including dolphins, penguins and marine bird life on this Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise.

TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch
TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch
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from: $86

A return scenic cruise from Queenstown Bay, across stunning Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm on our vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, a farm demonstration and a delicious BBQ Lunch served on the sunny terrace at the Colonel’s Homestead. The rural demonstrator will give guests an insight into life in the New Zealand high country by providing an entertaining farm show including working sheep dogs. Enjoy a unique dining experience at Walter Peak where the menu showcases food and wine from the wider Central Otago region. Chefs prepare a tasty selection of meats on the outdoor grill, while fresh, seasonal salads and vegetables are available from the dining area of the Colonel’s Homestead. Top off lunch with a selection of delicious sweet treats and local cheeses. Please be sure to arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time to check in.

Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory and Lunch
Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory and Lunch
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from: $79

If you’re looking for an experience that’s truly authentic, more insightful and completely personal – this is it! This all-inclusive trip is the longest and best value cruise experience. It includes your choice of Nature Cruise, a visit to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory and a tasty picnic lunch.

Small Group, Award Winning, Full Day Milford Sound Experience from Queenstown
Small Group, Award Winning, Full Day Milford Sound Experience from Queenstown
 (757)
from: $143

Milford Sound is arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand and a must-see for any traveller. Whether seen in sunshine or rain, the incredible views are guaranteed to leave you awe-struck. This is a small group tour for travellers seeking an all-inclusive, uniquely-kiwi, personalized trip to Milford Sound.  We keep things personal using our fleet of modern Mercedes vans. Enjoy your journey with no more than 16 people, in a vehicle with premium features such as leather seats, panoramic scenic windows, Wi-Fi and Spotify playlists. Let your Altitude Tours guide entertain and amaze you with their in-depth knowledge of the area, as we travel from Queenstown through Te Anau and into the Fiordland National Park on the famous Milford Road. Enjoy many scenic photo-stops at both famous locations, as well as our guide's favourite off-the-beaten-track spots. Enjoy a picnic lunch on a 2-hour small uncrowded cruise while taking in the incredible beauty that Milford Sound has to offer!

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Pilot's Choice Scenic Flight from Queenstown
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from: $130

The Remarkables Mountain Range dominates the eastern skyline of Queenstown. You will appreciate first hand how these peaks have earned their name when you land 1538 meters (5046 feet) above Queenstown, where you can stand in the snow during winter and admire the stunning views across Lake Wakatipu to the Southern Alps.

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise from Manapouri
Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise from Manapouri
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from: $133

Experience an 8-hour day trip into the remote wilderness of Doubtful Sound, the heart of Fiordland National Park, while nature guides answer questions and point out landmarks. This fiord is home to bottlenose dolphins and fur seals - both are often seen. In season, you may even catch a glimpse of the rare Fiordland crested penguins. Explore Doubtful Sound's vast waterways on board a luxurious vessel.. A highlight is experiencing the unique 'Sound of Silence', where you hear only birdsong while floating on the fiord with the engines turned off. If you wish to pre-order a picnic lunch, please contact the supplier directly after you have made your booking. Please be sure you arrive 20 minute before departure to check in.

Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown
Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown
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from: $119

Experience stunning scenery on an unforgettable day trip to Milford Sound. The pristine Milford Sound is part of the World Heritage Fiordland National Park, in the south west of the South Island, and is famed for its remote atmosphere and rugged beauty. It is New Zealand’s best known fiord and the only one that can be reached by road. Maori are believed to have discovered Milford Sound more than 1,000 years ago, returning seasonally to collect the prized pounamu (greenstone). In the early 1800s John Grono was the first European settler to land in the sound, which he named after Milford Haven in Wales. Described by Rudyard Kipling as the 'eighth wonder of the world', Milford Sound was carved by glaciers during the ice ages. Milford Sound is breathtaking in any weather. Cliffs rise high into the air from the dark waters, mountain peaks scrape the sky and waterfalls cascade downwards, some as high as 1000 metres.

Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown
Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown
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from: $119

Discover one of the best things to do in South Island New Zealand as you embark on a full-day trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound. You'll travel through Fiordland on a luxury coach tour before continuing to explore via a renowned Milford Sound cruise, enjoying a picnic lunch on board. Join us for an unforgettable day in Fiordland National Park!

Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown
Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown
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from: $99

Get a taste of New Zealand farm life with dinner at Walter Peak Country Farm. Start your evening cruising along the calm waters of Lake Wakatipu from Queenstown on board the TSS Earnslaw, a 1912 vintage steam ship, to arrive at Walter Peak Country Farm. Enjoy a gourmet BBQ buffet dinner in the Colonel's Homestead, as the resident pianist provides background music during dinner. On cooler nights, the open fire creates a cozy atmosphere. After dinner, you have the option to watch a farm show or relax in the bar before returning to Queenstown on the TSS Earnslaw. Please be sure to arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled departure to check in.

Milford Sound Coach and Nature Cruise with Picnic Lunch from Queenstown
Milford Sound Coach and Nature Cruise with Picnic Lunch from Queenstown
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from: $139

Journey in comfort with Milford Sound's original cruise operator on one of our low emission coaches. Take in the incredible, panoramic views on the road to Milford Sound. Enjoy entertaining commentary, and let us show you the best stops and short walks 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 and freshly prepared Picnic Lunch alongside complimentary tea and coffee included on the cruise, with a licensed bar on board.

Southern Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight from Queenstown
Southern Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight from Queenstown
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from: $410

Soar over the majestic Southern Alps on a 50-minute breathtaking helicopter flight from Queenstown. Discover the mystery of Lake Wakatipu's northern shores, before experiencing a snow landing on the distinctive Jura Glacier. Stand in snow surrounded by high mountain peaks and bush covered valleys as you admire unparalleled views of Mount Aspiring and the mighty Rees and Dart River valleys.

Cruise Milford NZ Small Boutique Cruise Experience
Cruise Milford NZ Small Boutique Cruise Experience
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from: $70

Rated as one of the Top 10 Experience in New Zealand for 2019 & 2020. Join this tour for an uncrowded boutique small boat cruise on Milford Sound. The only cruise company at Milford Sound to limit passenger numbers on-board, they offer comfortable luxury lounge style seating and superb customer service, an unforgettable experience is guaranteed. The smaller boats will get you up close and personal with the local wildlife like seals, dolphins and penguins in their marine habitat.

Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown
Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown
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from: $33

Enjoy exploring New Zealand’s picturesque Lake Wakatipu on a spacious Catamaran which is purpose-built for viewing. Surrounded by stunning mountains including the Remarkables Mountain Range and the Southern Alps, Lake Wakatipu is New Zealand's longest lake and a highlight of Queenstown. Your skipper provides informative commentary about the sights and wildlife around the lake as you cruise to the western shores to take in the stunning scenery and unique photo opportunities. This beautiful cruise departs at 1.15pm & 3.15pm from Thursday - Monday. Upgrade your ticket to include a delicious Gibbston Valley Cheese board and a glass of Central Otago wine from award winning winery, Akarua.

Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through Christchurch
Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through Christchurch
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from: $83

Hop aboard the Christchurch Tramway Restaurant and travel in comfort through the city center while enjoying a delicious 4-course dinner. The 2.5-hour ride in this moving restaurant on wheels allows you to enjoy views of city attractions while you relax in a meticulously restored heritage tramcar. Sip a welcome drink upon arrival, and then dine on a gourmet meal, accompanied by tea and coffee. The only Tramway Restaurant in New Zealand.

Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown - 202
Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown - 202
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from: $665

Explore Milford Sounds stunning fiord from the air and on the water. Join an unforgettable cruise, past sheer cliffs, gushing waterfalls and perhaps even spot dolphins, seals and penguins. Enjoy an exhilarating flight past rivers, valleys and mountains with blue-green ice falls, and land upon Mt Tutoko glacier in the heart of Fiordland National Park.

50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown
50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown
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from: $382

Head west over the Queenstown basin and Paradise Valley and into Mt Aspiring National Park. Enjoy an exhilarating flight past spectacular mountains and blue-green ice falls before landing on one of the many glaciers within the Forbes Mountains. There’s time for photos in the snow before heading back towards Queenstown past hidden alpine lakes and the rich gold mining history of Skippers Canyon.

Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Te Anau
Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Te Anau
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from: $140

Premium small group tour including boutique Milford Sound cruise onboard TripAdvisors No.1 rated cruise operator, Cruise Milford, and picnic lunch from Te Anau. There is no better way to see this famous attraction. Highlights: • Milford Sound Cruise with Cruise Milford • Fiordland National Park • Lake Te Anau, Eglinton Valley, Mirror Lakes, Hollyford River, Homer Tunnel and Mitre Peak • Wildlife Spotting While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups, guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember. Our tours are led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge, and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety.

TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Farm Experience with Afternoon Tea
TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Farm Experience with Afternoon Tea
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from: $63

Join a scenic cruise to Walter Peak on board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw. Once you arrive over at the working high country station, partake in a wander around the grounds to meet and greet all the animals that call the farm home. Our guides will give fun and informative commentary, and you'll be delighted by a farm show detailing life for the working dogs. Indulge in a decadently classic country morning/afternoon tea with homemade scones and tea. Use your time to your leisure to wander the gardens and re-visit your new animal friends. Please be sure to arrive 20 minutes before your departure time to check in.

TranzAlpine Train Journey from Greymouth to Christchurch
TranzAlpine Train Journey from Greymouth to Christchurch
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from: $129

Experience the South Island’s striking natural landscape by taking a train one way between Greymouth and Christchurch. Along this journey you’ll see epic vistas, travel the edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River, traverse the Southern Alps, and see miles of native beech forest.

Christchurch Zipline Tour
Christchurch Zipline Tour
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from: $97

Fly high above Christchurch on New Zealand's longest & highest Zipline. Set on 358 private hectares in Christchurch’s stunning Port Hills, the Christchurch Adventure Park Zipline Tour is approx 2.5 hours and has series of four thrilling dual ­ziplines, including one that is over 1.1 kilometres long (NZ’s longest!), and another that is over 150 metres above the valley floor (NZ’s highest!).

Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau
Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau
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from: $93

An extended and leisurely cruise of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea on a cruise designed for the free, independent traveler. Nature cruises have a relaxed and flexible itinerary designed to allow guests to see and experience what makes Milford Sound world renowned. Spend around two hours nudging into waterfalls, spotting wildlife and listening to the informative commentary from our specialist Nature Guide who mingles with guests. Keep a look out for wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins. If you wish to pre-purchase a picnic lunch, please contact the supplier directly after making your booking. The coach travel from Queenstown is around 5 hours and around 2.5 from Te Anau (one way). The cruise is 2 hours long. Please note, the cruise will take place on board a wide selection of purpose built Real Journeys boats.

Shotover Canyon Swing
Shotover Canyon Swing
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from: $119

Time to get psyched thrill-seekers: You can take an adrenaline-fueled plunge on the Shotover Canyon Swing, an innovative jump system that is equipped with cables and ropes for a breathtaking freefall over the river. Both first-time jumpers and seasoned daredevils will enjoy the experience, which you can do solo or in tandem with a friend. Your professional guide ensures your safety and offers encouragement throughout your time at the Shotover River.

Gourmet Food and Wine Tour - Cave Tour, Cheese, Lunch, Chocolate and more!
Gourmet Food and Wine Tour - Cave Tour, Cheese, Lunch, Chocolate and more!
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from: $184

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 four premium vineyards over three Central Otago wine regions. Included is a tour through the Gibbston Valley underground wine cave, a splendid cheese and wine presentation and a divine local cuisine lunch consisting of 5 dishes cooked in retired Pinot Noir barrels and perfectly matched with wines. Visit the historic precinct of Old Cromwell (weather permitting) and return to Queenstown via the must-see Arrowtown with time to explore the Chinese Village and picturesque main street. To ensure an intimate experience with other wine lovers, numbers are limited to 12 people on tour.

Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
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from: $342

Milford Sound is an area of extraordinary natural beauty. It offers a majestic fiord, dramatic and awe inspiring scenery and prolific flora and fauna. This tour with Air Milford allows you to combine the stunning flight to Milford Sound with a beautiful cruise on the fiord. Relax as you enjoy the best of both worlds from above and from the sea.

Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise from Te Anau with Picnic Lunch
Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise from Te Anau with Picnic Lunch
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from: $113

Journey in comfort on one of our brand new, low-emission coaches and take in incredible, panoramic views on the road to Milford Sound. The overland journey is a spectacular showcase of sheer mountains and towering cliffs, rugged valleys and the native rain forest surrounded by spectacular waterfalls and glacial lakes. Experienced local drivers provide engaging and informative commentary, and show you the best short walks and photo stops along the Milford Road.  On arrival in Milford Sound cruise in comfort and style on our Milford Sound Nature Cruise while you enjoy some of New Zealand's most iconic and beautiful scenery. Cruise the length of the fiord and out to the Tasman Sea, stopping at waterfalls and points of interest along the way. Enjoy a freshly prepared Picnic Lunch and FREE tea and coffee onboard the boat.

Full Day Marlborough Sounds Mail Boat Cruise
Full Day Marlborough Sounds Mail Boat Cruise
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from: $93

Join this guided full day tour in the historic Pelorus Mail Boat as it delivers mail, groceries, freight, and people to this stunning and remote inland waterway. The people living here have no road access and no mains electricity. A real-life cruise providing an essential service to the residents of the largest part of the Marlborough Sounds.

TSS Earnslaw Steamship Cruise from Queenstown
TSS Earnslaw Steamship Cruise from Queenstown
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from: $47

Cruise on Queenstown’s iconic vintage steamship, TSS Earnslaw. Relax on board and admire the stunning alpine scenery whilst you cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Explore the decks, view the engine room, watch the stokers in action or purchase delicious snacks/drinks from the Promenade Café. Please be sure to arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time to check in.

Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown
Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown
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from: $166

Premium small group tour including boutique Milford Sound cruise with Cruise Milford, the number 1 Trip Advisor rated cruise company, and picnic lunch from Queenstown. There is no better way to see this most famous of attractions. Highlights: • Milford Sound Cruise with Cruise Milford • Fiordland National Park • Lake Te Anau, Eglinton Valley, Mirror Lakes, Hollyford River, Homer Tunnel & Mitre Peak • Wildlife Spotting While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups, our guides, the journey and little details that set our tours apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles and other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember. Our tours are led by our passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing stories and background knowledge, and run in modern, comfortable minibuses that are packed with extras, ensuring your comfort and safety.

Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch
Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch
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from: $80

Enjoy an afternoon Wine Trail tour exploring four of North Canterbury's boutique vineyards including Waipara Hills, Greystone, Pegasus Bay and Waipara Springs, all producing a fine selection of both white and red wines for tastings. . Also included are at least 20 wine tastings at the vineyards of wines from of numerous grape varieties. Should the afternoon tour option with lunch be selected the lunch has been arranged at the first winery you visit on the day of travel.

Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
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from: $62

Enjoy a two hour cruise traversing the deep waters of Milford Sound, located in Fiordland. Your cruise will take you past St Anne’s lighthouse and out into the Tasman Sea. Informative guides point out scenic highlights along the way, such as the Bowen Falls (dropping 160 metres seaward), Sinbad Gully (a classic example of a hanging valley), snow-capped Mount Pembroke, and the awe-inspiring Mitre Peak itself, towering 1692 metres from the ocean floor.

Queenstown 60-minute Jet Boat Ride on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers
Queenstown 60-minute Jet Boat Ride on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers
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from: $68

Hang on during this thrilling Jet boat ride that travels at high speeds on two rivers, covering more ground with a longer time out on the water than similar tours in the region. Leaving right from the Main Town Pier in Queenstown, scream with delight as your jet boat zooms across Lake Wakatipu, spins in circles on the Kawarau River, and navigates the shallow waters of the Shotover River. Be prepared to have heart-racing fun on this roller coaster of a ride!

TranzAlpine Train, Arthur
TranzAlpine Train, Arthur's Pass & Castle Hill Day Trip from Christchurch
 (15)
from: $233

Experience the South Island's remarkable natural landscapes by taking a journey on the TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass, which is considered one of the world's greatest train journeys for the scenery through which it passes. Enjoy breathtaking views of Canterbury Plains, Southern Alps, ice-fed Waimakariri River, lush beech forests and stunning landscapes. Explore walking tracks in Arthur's Pass National Park with spectacular mountain views & pristine waterfalls. Capture mirror images at Lake Pearson & wander through the majestic limestone boulders at Castle Hill. A perfect day trip for nature lovers, hikers & adventure seekers.

Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown, New Zealand
Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown, New Zealand
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from: $94

Prepare yourself for the ultimate jet boating experience with Shotover Jet - the unique, breathtaking white water ride and adrenaline rush you’ll never forget!

Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise with Picnic Lunch from Queenstown
Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise with Picnic Lunch from Queenstown
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from: $139

Journey in comfort on one of our low-emission coaches and take in incredible, panoramic views on the road to Milford Sound. The overland journey is a spectacular showcase of sheer mountains and towering cliffs, rugged valleys and the native rain forest surrounded by spectacular waterfalls and glacial lakes. Experienced local drivers provide engaging and informative commentary, and show you the best short walks and photo stops along the Milford Road. On arrival in Milford Sound cruise in comfort and style on our Milford Sound Nature Cruise while you enjoy some of New Zealand's most iconic and beautiful scenery. Cruise the length of this famous fiord and out to the Tasman Sea, stopping at waterfalls and points of interest along the way. Enjoy a freshly prepared Picnic Lunch with FREE tea and coffee onboard your cruise. Complimentary accommodation pick up and drop off from central Queenstown.

Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour
Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour
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from: $66

The fascinating Te Anau caves system on the western shore of Lake Te Anau offers an underground adventure that charms visitors of all ages. This tour takes you to a mysterious underground world of rushing water before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous shimmer of thousands of glowworms. Please be sure to arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled departure to check in.

35-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown
35-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown
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from: $229

A winning combination: Spectacular alpine scenery including Skippers Canyon and the Queenstown basin as well as the chance to land in the snow on one of the regions stunning peaks. Route dependent on snow conditions.

Ski The Tasman
Ski The Tasman
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from: $533

THE KIWI CLASSIC • INTRO INTO BACKCOUNTRY SKIING • A UNIQUE NZ SKIING ADVENTURE FOR ALL AGES & ABILITIES • EXPLORING THE ICE CAVES/SERACS IN CANYON LANDS • BUCKET LIST ITEM • The skiing terrain is ideal for intermediate skiers, exploring the ice caves/seracs on the glacier, and with wide/open runs • Trip is open for Skiers and Boarders • Side adventures include visits to the ice caves/natural ice features during the ski down • minimum age of 10yrs, must have adult supervision and be confident skier • Ski Guide included and safety equipment such as transceivers that will begiven om the day/training before flight (customers have to bring their own skis, boots, poles and helmets). We recommend a minimum of 90mm width underfoot skis. Customers can use our skis and poles at base, however we have a limited and mixed supply, and we do not have boots here. Customers to bring their sunglasses/goggles, sunscreen, warm clothing, and gloves.

Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight
Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight
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from: $187

This short scenic option is ideal if you're looking for the opportunity to touch snow and experience the thrill of a helicopter flight.  Sweep through the rugged high country landscape of the Ben Ohau Mountain Range to a landing site on the snowfield high in the mountains.  Enjoy the fantastic vista from this alpine setting as you look out to the mountains and glaciers, and down the valleys that were carved out by glaciers centuries ago.

2-Day Fiordland Ultimate Combo Experience from Queenstown
2-Day Fiordland Ultimate Combo Experience from Queenstown
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from: $417

This small group, tour not only gives you the best Milford Sound experience but also allows you to enjoy everything Te Anau has to offer, making it the ultimate Fiordland Adventure. Highlights: • Milford Sound Cruise with Cruise Milford • Your choice between a Milford Track hike or Milford Sound kayaking experience • Fiordland National Park • Te Anau Highlights tour • Overnight stay in Te Anau Led by our passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing stories and rich background knowledge, and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety. While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups, our guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, vehicles specially designed, complementary refreshments and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember.

Golden Hills Horse Treks
Golden Hills Horse Treks
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from: $60

Experience the beautiful landscape of Central Otago on horseback! Golden Hills Horse Treks offer stunning views of Lake Dunstan and Mount Pisa range, great horses and personalised treks. Riding in a small group we always match the pace to your individual experience and confidence level. We also offer lead rides for younger kids.

Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown
Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown
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from: $33

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.

Wine and Food Sampler Tour from Queenstown
Wine and Food Sampler Tour from Queenstown
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from: $133

Enjoy a 4 and a half hour wine and food experience that delivers an unforgettable taste of Central Otago’s wine region, showcasing its superb local produce. The winery lunch consists of several dishes each perfectly matched with estate wines. Visit three boutique wineries including an underground wine-cave tour to get inside information about the wine and Central Otago wine industry. Enjoy a relaxed and leisurely tour among picturesque surroundings, ideal for guests who may have a shorter time frame.

Small-Group Zipline Adventure in Queenstown
Small-Group Zipline Adventure in Queenstown
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from: $68

Find out why Queenstown is New Zealand’s adrenaline capital with this zipline adventure! Launching from the Ziptrek Treehouse at the Skyline Gondola summit, you’ll zipline down the mountain and take in panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and the snow-capped Remarkables mountain range. With three tours to choose from it's fun for everyone - whether you are looking for an introduction into Queenstown adventure, excited by the thrill of the world's steepest tree-to-tree zipline, or taking the plunge on our newest tour; the Kereru, which features a 21 metre drop!

Arrival Transfer: Queenstown Airport to Central Queenstown City Centre
Arrival Transfer: Queenstown Airport to Central Queenstown City Centre
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from: $15

Book an arrival transfer from the Queenstown Airport to your Hotel in the Queenstown City Central area, so you won't spend extra time waiting for a taxi or other transportation. Transfers operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in modern, comfortable minivans operated by a team of professional, trained and courteous drivers. Let the drivers collect you from the Queenstown Airport and drop you off at your accommodation doorstep. They'll even help you with your luggage.

Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary and Ship Cove Cruise from Picton
Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary and Ship Cove Cruise from Picton
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from: $63

Cruise from Picton Harbour to Motuara Island and beyond to see rare native birds and other wildlife on this 4.5-hour boat excursion. Spend time exploring Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary and Ship Cove, learn from your expert captain about wildlife and cultural history, and take in the gorgeous scenery of Queen Charlotte Sound. Look for endangered native birds including the South Island saddleback, king shag, little blue penguin and kiwi as well as seals and rare dolphins. Please note that this tour departs sharply on schedule at 8:00am Available to purchase for $6 in the office before you depart are Beachcomber Cruises keep cups, we no longer use single use cups on board our vessels due the huge environmental impact. Upon purchase of a Beachcomber Cruises keep cup guests can enjoy tea and coffee onboard for the duration of the tour.

Luxury Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise
Luxury Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise
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from: $139

Travel with a small family-owned and operated company. Milford Sound Day Tour, enjoy maximum space with our limited small group day tour. Discover our off-peak cruise for a less crowded full cruise on Milford Sound.    Sit back, stretch out, relax, and enjoy the scenery in the warmth and comfort of our luxury small coach. The most luxurious way to travel from Queenstown to Milford Sound on a Full-Day Tour, our drivers are local kiwis who know all about this region and its stories. Enjoy our Full Milford Sound Cruise before hopping back on the bus for your return journey to Queenstown. More legroom more comfort, plenty of photo opportunities, Complimentary pickups at most accommodation too!

Private Guided Tour of Dunedin City Heritage and Unique Wildlife and Scenery
Private Guided Tour of Dunedin City Heritage and Unique Wildlife and Scenery
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from: $650

Enjoy Dunedin on a private tour, tailored just for your group of up to 6 passengers. A knowledgeable driver - guide will show you the best spots in Dunedin in a comfortable van. You will be very flexible and can spend any amount of time at all the stops. There is an option fo a bigger group too. Scenic drive through the city and on Otago Peninsula to view the most breathtaking views. You will enjoy a stop at Royal Albatross Centre (about 1 hour), the world's only mainland colony of Royal Albatross. Here you have the option to either take lunch, explore the visitor center or wander outside (since it's generally pretty windy, you are likely to see flying the largest seabirds!) Then, take a scenic drive back to Port via Portobello Road, along the harbor, where you are likely to see wading birds. You will have a great choice to create a memorable tour to suit your interests.

Akaroa Dolphins 〜 Harbour Nature Cruise
Akaroa Dolphins 〜 Harbour Nature Cruise
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from: $61

At the core, we’re a family business with our management team being 5th & 6th generation Banks Peninsula locals. Alongside our family members, we have a passionate team who are committed to you having a once-in-a-lifetime experience! We keep our passenger groups small so that you have more room to move around the boat, and enjoy your cruise without overcrowding or missing dolphin sightings due to a shortage of viewing space. Our boat has a low-lying profile which means you get closer to the wildlife! When you board our boat you’ll be offered a complimentary drink. Choose from beer, award-winning local wine or non-alcoholic options. You’ll also enjoy our famous home-baked treats made from our family recipe and served to you by our delightful onboard crew. We are committed to the conservation of our harbour's environment and wildlife. After all, it’s the centre point of our business. *Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the departure, with boarding 15 minutes beforehand.

Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo & Tasman Glacier(Small Group Day Tour From Christchurch)
Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo & Tasman Glacier(Small Group Day Tour From Christchurch)
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from: $147

Travel in a small group from Christchurch, on a day trip to Aoraki Mount Cook – the tallest mountain in New Zealand. Visit the picturesque Church of Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo and admire stunning alpine views from turquoise colored Lake Pukaki. Savor a scrumptious buffet lunch at the Hermitage Hotel and enjoy a scenic walk in Mt. Cook National Park to see the Tasman Glacier. Visit the Alpine Lavender farm in a pristine environment of crystal clear skies; snow capped mountains, and turquoise colored lakes of glacial melt.

Akaroa Swim with Dolphins Tour from Christchurch
Akaroa Swim with Dolphins Tour from Christchurch
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from: $210

Explore the coastal town of Akaroa and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime chance to swim with dolphins on this full day tour from Christchurch. Travel through the breathtaking New Zealand countryside to Akaroa and admire sights of interest such as Governor’s Bay and Lake Ellesmere on route. Cruise into the harbour with your guide and watch the waves for marine life. Strap on your snorkel and flippers and swim with elegant Hector’s dolphins in the wild. Enjoy free time to explore Akaroa, then visit a local cheese factory for a tasting session.

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