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ALPINE HORSE SAFARIS - Hawarden, North Canterbury

Location: Canterbury - Hanmer Springs

Spend your holiday on one of our exhilarating trail rides in the high country of New Zealand's South Island. Enjoy a guided horse riding trip from two hours to twelve days though the North Canterbury high country. See spectacular scenery including snow-capped mountains, vast river flats, crystal clear lakes and rivers...(more)

ALPINE JET THRILLS - Christchurch and Springfield

Location: Canterbury - Springfield and Great Alpine Highway

Welcome to Alpine Jet Thrills. We are the premier Christchurch and Canterbury jet boat operator. The Waimakariri River runs from the mountains to the sea and we have a departure point at both ends of this diverse river. For scenery, excitement, speed and 360 degree jet boat spins look for Alpine Jet Thrills...(more)

A-MAZE-N-GOLF - Hanmer Springs

Location: Canterbury - Hanmer Springs

Be in for lots of surprises along the way when you solve the mystery of the Lost Temple, or have a go at our Gold Rush themed 18-hole mini golf course. Great for school camps, birthday parties, corporate challenges, social club events and fundraising, ask us about group discounts. Located only a two-minute drive or five-minute walk from village centre...(more)

ANTIGUA BOAT SHEDS - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury

Hire a canoe, paddle boat or historic row boat on the Avon River to see the beauty of Christchurch Botanic Gardens with Antigua Boat Sheds. Relax and enjoy the tranquil scenery while devouring a fabulous breakfast or brunch from our licensed cafe, on the banks of the River Avon. Also offering bike hire, embark on an urban-sightseeing adventure...(more)

ARION FARM EDUCATION PARK - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury

See, touch, feed, and learn about a variety of farm animals and their history and contribution to the New Zealand economy at the Arion Farm Education Park. Bring out your students and families for pony rides and children's parties, as they are also options. Picnic or barbeque in our natural environment with shelter and shade...(more)

ARION HORSE TREKKING - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury

Trek along the lovely forest tracks in a safe and peaceful environment with the team at Arion Horse Trekking. Treks include the majestic and mighty Waimakariri River for some stunning views of the mountains and Canterbury plains and cross the many braided streams when nature permits...(more)

BALLOONING CANTERBURY - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury - Darfield

Welcome to Ballooning Canterbury. We offer a world of peace, tranquility, a truly magical experience. Ballooning Canterbury offers panoramic views across the Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps. Allow 4-5 hours. Courtesy transfers to and from most Christchurch Hotels. Hands on adventure which offers fantastic photo opportunities. A glass of champagne, fruit juice and a light snack after landing...(more)

BIKE IT NOW! - Clyde, Central Otago

Location: Canterbury - Mt Cook

Bike It Now! offers a great range of tour packages that will get you out there and cycling the trails in Central Otago and beyond. Otago Central Rail Trail, Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold, Alps2Ocean, Queenstown Trail and Wanaka Trails...(more)

BLACK CAT CRUISES - Akaroa

Location: Canterbury

Home to the rare, playful Hector's Dolphin is the beautiful harbour of Akaroa, near Christchurch. Come on our two-hour nature cruise where we guarantee you will see dolphins or join us another day for FREE, you will also see fur seals, penguins and marine birdlife. Swimming with dolphins is available in Akaroa Harbour. Winner of the Supreme Tourism Award 2003/4...(more)

BROKEN RIVER SKI AREA - Canterbury

Location: Canterbury - Arthurs Pass

Broken River Ski Area is described as a "hidden gem" that offers fantastic off-piste terrain for adventurous low-intermediate to expert skiers and boarders. The on-mountain DBB accommodation is just 15 minutes walk from the ski tow. The open powder bowls and steep chutes, stunning scenery and authentic, uncrowded, welcoming atmosphere make for a memorable experience...(more)

CADDYSHACK MINI GOLF - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury

Welcome to CaddyShack, Christchurch's most exciting indoor mini golf experience. CaddyShack is located in an indoor, all-weather venue in Woolston. Each of our 18 holes incorporates a different theme and offers different skill challenges and fun. CaddyShack Christchurch is the ultimate mini golf experience. Practice your crazy golf...(more)

CHRISTCHURCH ATTRACTIONS - Avon River Punting

Location: Canterbury

Punting on the Avon is one of the iconic tourist attractions in Christchurch. Glide along the peaceful Avon River in Christchurch, summer or winter, wrapped in luxury as a skilled boatperson propels you through a romantic wonderland. "Welcome aboard," says your punter. We supply blankets, umbrellas and even hot water bottles, so you feel snug if it gets chilly...(more)

CHRISTCHURCH ATTRACTIONS - Gondola

Location: Canterbury

Only 15 minutes from the central city, take a ride to the summit of the Port Hills, 500 metres above sea level. It's a "top" experience! Offering spectacular 360-degree views of Christchurch City, Lyttelton Harbour, Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains. Set atop the Gondola Summit Station, the Red Rock Cafe offers tasty snacks, light meals and beverages...(more)

DARK SKY PROJECT – Takapō (Tekapo)

Location: Canterbury - Lake Tekapo

At Dark Sky Project, formerly Earth & Sky, we connect manuhiri (visitors) to our night skies, igniting a lifelong passion for dark sky preservation and what lies above. Our expert guides and astrophotographers share the science and stories of the southern skies at a range of locations including the world-renowned Mt John Observatory...(more)

DISCOVERY JET - Canterbury

Location: Rakaia Gorge

Thrill and scenic photographic jet boat rides, 360-degree spins, salmon and trout fishing, fly and spin casting, helicopter rafting/jet boat combos and more. Our professional team can tailor your ultimate adventure, one hour from Christchurch at the base of Mt Hutt ski field. Enjoy a piece of paradise in Canterbury High Country. Individuals to larger corporate groups, operating year round...(more)

DOLPHIN ENCOUNTER - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury - Kaikoura

Go dolphin watching and swimming in Kaikoura. Get wonderful views of the spectacular and acrobatic dusky dolphins from one of our boats. See the dolphins in their natural environment with the option to swim amongst these friendly, playful creatures. Swimming with the dolphins is an experience of a lifetime...(more)

FARMYARD HOLIDAY PARK - Geraldine

Location: Canterbury - Geraldine

Our privately owned holiday park in Canterbury offers the ultimate farmstay experience for everyone including campervans. Located on 17 hectares of tranquil rural countryside, 5 minutes from Geraldine and 2 hours from Christchurch. Unique hands on farmyard experience for campers. Something for everybody, tent sites, powered sites, onsite vans, two-bedroom cabins. Also fully self-contained one-room studios and family cottages...(more)

FERRYMEAD GOLF - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury

Ferrymead Golf offers a range of enticing options for a fun family activity. Whether it be during the weekend, after school or the school holidays, Ferrymead Golf is your premier entertainment centre. 3 18-hole mini-golf courses, inside or outside, including recently opened 'Grasslands', a real grass outdoor course, plus paintball and many childrens party options...(more)

GARDEN CITY HELICOPTERS - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury - Mt Cook

Garden City Helicopters is one of NZ's most experienced helicopter companies, with bases in Christchurch, Greymouth and Nelson. A helicopter flight is the best way to see the most that Christchurch and Canterbury have to offer. Range of tours to suit your time or budget. Charter a flight for fishing trips, glacier skiing or to a luxury high country retreat...(more)

GEM ALPACA FARM TOURS - Fairlie, Canterbury

Location: Canterbury - Fairlie

Here at Gem Alpacas in Fairlie we offer farm tours to all travelers. Spend a relaxing hour with us and over 70 alpaca on our farm. We are experienced alpaca breeders of 13 years. You will be able to feed, touch and get great photos with our alpaca & llama. NZ Business Award for Best in Environmentally Sustainable Tourism 2018...(more)

HANMER LLAMAS - Hanmer Springs

Location: Canterbury - Hanmer Springs

Experience natural hot springs, alpine lakes and remote fishing camps amidst the spectacular back country or take a gentle stroll around the scenic surrounds of Hanmer Springs…our gentle llamas will carry everything from a picnic to a fully stocked camp making it possible for everyone. Our guided one day to multi day llama treks open up a world of possibilities...(more)

HANMER SPRINGS ATTRACTIONS - Hanmer Springs

Location: Canterbury - Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs Attractions is a one-stop adventure shop, situated on the main road into Hanmer Springs overlooking the river and ferry bridge. In fact something for everybody: Bungy jumping, Jetboating, River rafting, Quad biking, Canoes, Kids quads, Paintball, Claybird shooting - All combined with a cafe offering light refreshments and a souvenir gift shop overlooking river...(more)

HANMER SPRINGS THERMAL POOLS & SPA - North Canterbury

Location: Canterbury - Hanmer Springs

Since 1859 the Hanmer Springs thermal pools have attracted visitors seeking to relax, unwind and ease their aches and pains in the warm, soothing mineral waters. Only an hour and a half from Christchurch, the mineral springs are in the heart of the Alpine Village of Hanmer Springs. The complex also features a stunning new health and beauty spa...(more)

INFLITE - Mount Cook

Location: Canterbury - Mt Cook

Experience the natural quiet of the Tasman Glacier. Absorb the ever changing landscape of the Southern Alps including NZ’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook. INFLITE Mount Cook is proudly Qualmark Gold & only 5 minutes from Aoraki/Mt Cook Village. INFLITE Mount Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters are the only company to offer glacier landing flights in ski planes and helicopters...(more)

INTERNATIONAL ANTARCTIC CENTRE - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury

The International Antarctic Centre in Christchurch is one of New Zealand's best tourist attractions. Offering an exciting for visitors of all ages. Experience the snow room, chill out with the Little Blue Penguins, or learn about life in modern day Antarctica. Take an exhilarating Hagglund ride and experience a 4D movie. It's the coolest fun in town!..(more)

KAIKOURA FISHING TOURS - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury - Kaikoura

Kaikoura Fishing Tours offer Crayfish and Fishing Charters with Captain Tomo. One hour to full day trips are available. Complete Penn gear supplied and toilet and cooking facilities available onboard. Diving and scenic trips also available. We're eco-friendly and only take what we need. Your catch is filleted and bagged ready for the pan or if preferred, catch and release...(more)

KAIKOURA KAYAKS - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury - Kaikoura

The Kaikoura coastline is home to an abundance of marine life, including dolphins and seals, and sea birds. There is truly no better way to explore this fascinating environment than to paddle your own sea kayak on a safe, guided tour with us. No experience or swimming ability necessary to participate on these Kaikoura kayak tours...(more)

KAIKOURA LLAMA TREKKING - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury - Kaikoura

Kaikoura Llama Trekking includes spectacular views of the Kaikoura mountain ranges, North Island, and Kaikoura peninsular. The full-day trek is a high country trek on private land, and the half-day trek includes a coastal trek along the Kaikoura Bay, a visit to Fyffe House, peninsular seal colony and a free picnic with hot/cold drinks and homemade cake!..(more)

KIDZ GO - New Zealand

Location: Canterbury

The only dedicated family travel webguide to New Zealand, Kidz Go offers information for families visiting Christchurch and Canterbury. Family friendly accommodation, dining and activities, birthday party ideas, day trips, child-minding, skiing with kids and more. Check our Web site also for family information in other New Zealand regions...(more)

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KOWHAI EQUESTRIAN FARM STAY - Oxford

Location: Canterbury - Oxford

Kowhai Equestrian Farmstay is only 40 minutes from Christchurch and is a great place to spend some time if you are interested in horse riding. Lessons for complete beginners to advanced riders. Enjoy walking, trotting and cantering. Terrain covered includes flat farm land, along rivers and hill country to 300 metres. Lovely views of Canterbury Plains back to Christchurch...(more)

LATITUDE SOUTH TRAVEL COMPANY - New Zealand

Location: Canterbury - Mt Cook

Latitude South Travel Company will show you the real New Zealand, delivering authentic and fulfilling luxury travel experiences. Our focus on small groups and privately-guided experiences allows you to delve into the wonderful aspects that make up New Zealand. We can offer you once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, engaging local people, fantastic activities-unique experiences that will live on in your memory...(more)

MARUIA HOT SPRINGS - Lewis Pass, South Island

Location: Canterbury - Hanmer Springs

Immerse yourself in the ultimate outdoor experience at Maruia Hot Springs. Connect with nature as you sauna and bathe in mineral hot springs and take in the views of the river and surrounding mountains. Stay and indulge in the middle of this picturesque national reserve and explore the area on a number of hiking trails around the property...(more)

MEGA AIR TRAMPOLINE ARENA - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury

MegaAir is New Zealand's largest and most fantastic indoor trampoline park. It's a fun and safe environment where soft landings are guaranteed. If jumping off walls, flying through the air, flipping, bouncing and leaping, sounds like fun to you you'll love MegaAir. It brings wall-to-wall fun for all ages, fitness levels, and skills. Dodgeball also on-site...(more)

NZSNOWTOURS - Southern Alps, New Zealand

Location: Canterbury - Lake Tekapo

NZ Snow Tours has four ideal locations throughout the Southern Alps. All of the locations are perfectly situated to give easy access to the best skiing areas in New Zealand! Join other family groups on our Queenstown family package, and take the hassle out of your New Zealand snow holiday...(more)

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ORANA WILDLIFE PARK - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury

Experience our up close animal encounters at NZ's only open-range zoo. Hand-feed giraffe, meet rhino 'face-to-face', wander through native-bird aviaries and travel through our lion reserve (costs & conditions apply). Extensive native collection features Kiwi, Tuatara and range of endangered birds and reptiles. Open-range zoo situated in Christchurch. Scheduled feeds daily. NZ's only gorillas & the country's only orang-utans too...(more)

POHATU PENGUINS - Akaroa, Banks Peninsula

Location: Canterbury

Pohatu - the largest little penguin colony on mainland New Zealand. Visit this remote and beautiful area, meet the local experts and learn of conservation and day-to-day life of white-flippered penguins within the large Pohatu Colony by 4WD safari. Sea kayaking safaris give wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities and allow the adventurous to explore New Zealand's stunning coastline...(more)

SEAL SWIM KAIKOURA - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury - Kaikoura

This is one of those nature experiences that opens your mind to the magnificence of our natural environment and inhabitants. A must do in New Zealand. Recently listed by 'Lonely Planet' as one of the top 10 Marine Encounters Worldwide, snorkelling with fur seals in the shallow waters of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula. A true unique experience...(more)

SKI NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand

Location: Canterbury - Mt Hutt

Start your journey towards the ultimate New Zealand ski holiday. At Ski New Zealand we take pride in designing custom winter holidays across New Zealand's North and South Island ski resorts. We will do all the planning, booking and organizing, leaving you to enjoy your holiday completely stress-free! Get in touch to book your tailor-made..(more)

TEKAPO JET - Lake Tekapo

Location: Canterbury - Lake Tekapo

Tekapo Jet is the only licensed jet boat operation on Lake Tekapo. You'll be treated to gorgeous views of ancient glacial valleys with remote high country sheep stations in the distance, stopping at some of Lake Tekapo's iconic landmarks. The best way to see The Lake...(more)

TEKAPO SPRINGS - Lake Tekapo

Location: Canterbury - Lake Tekapo

Relax in our three hot pools or chill out in our cooler pools in our aqua play area. Enjoy a facial or massage at the day spa then refuel at our Altitude 720 café & bar. Try ice skating or snow tubing over winter! Experience Tekapo Springs. Just the perfect mix of relaxation and recreation in beautiful Lake Tekapo!..(more)

TEKAPO STAR GAZING - Tekapo

Location: Canterbury - Lake Tekapo

The only guided hot pools and stargazing tour in New Zealand! Soak in the stars with Tekapo Star Gazing, and soak in the hot pools. Learn about the incredible darksky reserve with high-powered telescopes and unique fusion of astronomy and storytelling. Slip into a 38°C hotpool. Enjoy the amazing Southern skies! Free Tekapo shuttle, towels and hot drinks included...(more)

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WAIMAK RIVER RIDING CENTRE - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury

Ride a horse along the banks of the Waimakariri River in the dappled light of willow and poplar trees, over large open grassland areas or out onto the wide river bed. Just 15 minutes’ drive from Christchurch city centre and you are in the countryside. Splash through the crystal clear waters of the river. First timers to experienced. Children welcome...(more)

WHALE WATCH - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury - Kaikoura

New Zealand's ultimate year-round nature experience offers exciting close encounters with giant sperm whales. Kaikoura's semi-resident sperm whales share their unique world with many other animals, including other whale and dolphin species, seals and albatross - all regularly sighted on tours. Our 95% success rate means we guarantee an 80% refund if your Whale Watch tour doesn't see a whale...(more)

WILLOWBANK WILDLIFE RESERVE - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury

Meet Kiwi, cheeky Kea, ancient Tuatara, our bush parrot the Kaka and the rare Takahe - New Zealand's Big 5. Close encounters of the 'wildlife kind' are a trademark. Feed wild eels and make friends with the livestock breeds unique to New Zealand. Hear the kiwi as they forage by your feet. Open from 9:30 am till dusk daily...(more)

YALDHURST MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT AND SCIENCE - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury

The Yaldhurst Museum of Transport and Science opened in 1968 with a personal collection built over many years. Cars, Carriages, Fire Engines, Print shop, Computer display. Open year-round Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm(last entry 3:45). On-site cafe open to the public daily. Take a trip down memory lane. Visitors get an insight into how things used to be...(more)

ADRENALIN FOREST - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury

A playing field and an adventure in the heart of the forest. A test against gravity, balance and agility, and a fun and exciting entertainment option for the whole family or as part of a group. Each park has several levels of difficulty allowing for a different experience of pleasures, emotions and challenges...(more)

ADVENTURE TRAILRIDES - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury - Springfield and Great Alpine Highway

Enjoy the adventure of offroad motorcycle and quadbike fun, riding the best high country trails NZ has to offer. Trails suitable for novice to experienced riders. Coaching can be arranged for beginners. We provide transport from Christchurch, all riding gear, experienced guide, snacks, drinks, latest model trail and quad bikes from 100cc to 450cc. Half-day/day tours departing all year round...(more)

AIR MILFORD - Queenstown

Location: Canterbury - Mt Cook

Air Milford proudly operates a brand new Cessna Caravan aircraft, it is one of the safest aircraft flying today. This aircraft offers leather seating, quiet air-conditioned comfort with great viewing for all passengers. Family owned and operated, with a 100% safety record. Flights to Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, the Southern Alps and the Glaciers...(more)

AIR SAFARIS AND SERVICES - Lake Tekapo & Franz Josef

Location: Canterbury - Mt Cook

Enjoy a stunning and unforgettable Grand Traverse scenic flight of the Mount Cook and Westland World Heritage Parks. Experience the alpine wonderland of New Zealand's highest mountains and largest glaciers on this amazing flightseeing experience. Departing hourly from Lake Tekapo, Glentanner Park and Franz Josef on modern, well equipped aircraft. Every seat is a window seat...(more)

AIR SAFARIS HELICOPTERS - Lake Tekapo

Location: Canterbury - Lake Tekapo

Helicopter flights from Lake Tekapo, all with a snow or alpine landing. Choose from the 30 minute Explorer, the 45 minute Grandeur or the 60 minute Magic. See New Zealand’s tallest mountains and longest glaciers up close...(more)

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