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Canterbury Nature and Eco Tourism, New Zealand

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ALBATROSS ENCOUNTER - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury - Kaikoura

Kaikoura has the largest number of different seabirds in a small area. You can view these birds in their natural environment. Birds include albatross, petrels, shearwaters, terns, shags and gulls. Experience the sensation of getting close to the mighty albatross, one of the world's largest flight birds...(more)

ALPACA FARM TOURS - Akaroa

Location: Canterbury

Your Akaroa Alpaca Farm Tour experience takes you on a scenic-drive to the western-side of Akaroa Harbour to Shamarra Alpaca Farm. Our Akaroa alpaca farm has stunning harbour views. Alpaca farmers, Frank and Anya, will treat you to an interesting and interactive introduction to these animals (renowned for their ultra-fine fleece). Refreshments are included on these Akaroa farm tours...(more)

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 RECREATION TEKAPO TREK - Lake Tekapo

Location: Canterbury - Mt Cook

Alpine Recreation invite you to hike above the foothills of the Southern Alps. You'll be inspired by the magic light of the Mackenzie Country across golden tussock, snow-capped peaks and turquoise of Lake Tekapo. Climb a 2070m peak, returning to a cosy mountain hut. Enjoy a star-studded evening sky. Ideal introduction to hiking especially for familiy groups...(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)

BLACK CAT CRUISES - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury

Black Cat Cruises in Lyttelton Harbour provide ferry services to Quail Island and Diamond Harbour. Private charters also available. Discover and learn about the history of Quail Island, or pack a picnic and visit Diamond Harbour - great for swimming. 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)

CHEEKY KEA TOURS - South Island

Location: Canterbury - Kaikoura

We have an adventure package to suit EVERYONE! We are local, we are fun and we love adventure, so who better to guide you on your epic South Island adventure tour than us!? Touring isn't just a job for us, it's a lifestyle!..(more)

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CLARKS COACHLINES - New Zealand

Location: Canterbury

One of New Zealand's premier touring coach and charter bus operators. With over 40 years experience, Clarks Coachlines have what it takes to satisfy. Our luxury tour coaches and charter buses provide air-conditioned comfort. Multi-day bus tour or coach charter. We can assist to ensure you see the very best of what New Zealand has to offer. Ideal group transport...(more)

CRATER RIM WALKS - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury

Crater Rim Walks provide guided 1-day walk on Banks Peninsula, a spectacular extinct volcano within 30 minutes of Christchurch. If you are short on time, a half-day guided walk on Banks Peninsula is for you. Experience the world-class views and enjoy a days' walk with our experienced local guides...(more)

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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)

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)

FIND MY ADVENTURE - NZ WALKING ACCESS COMMISSION

Location: Canterbury - Rakaia

From Cape Reinga to Bluff, New Zealand is blessed with a smorgasbord of walking tracks providing opportunities for access to the great outdoors. The new Te Araroa Pathway is a collection of tracks that combine to make up a continuous 3,000km pathway traversing the length of NZ. These walking tracks fall into many categories, and traverse public and private land...(more)

GEM ALPACA FARM TOURS - Fairlie, Canterbury

Location: Canterbury - Fairlie

Farm tours closed due to Covid for winter excluding school holidays. Here at Gem Alpacas in Fairlie we offer farm tours to travellers. Spend a relaxing hour with us and over 70 alpaca on our farm. We are experienced alpaca breeders of 19 years. You will be able to feed, touch and get great photos with our alpaca & llama...(more)

GLENMAC FARMSTAY - Oamaru/Kurow

Location: Canterbury - Waimate

Glenmac is a 1,583 hectare high country sheep and beef cattle farm located in the lovely Waitaki Valley, 45 minutes inland from the town of Oamaru. Our New Zealand farmstay offers 4WD farm tours, tramping, sheep dogs, farm animals and other activities. Close to trout and salmon fishing rivers, guides are available...(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 ADVENTURE CENTRE - Canterbury

Location: Canterbury - Hanmer Springs

Book your adventure activities at the Hanmer Springs Adventure Centre. For the best fun you can have in two hours, try our Quad Bike Tours. Just browse through our site to see the fantastic choice of outdoor activities available in the area! Summer or winter, you'll find plenty to do, whatever your age or taste...(more)

HASSLE-FREE ALPINE SAFARI TOUR - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury - Springfield and Great Alpine Highway

Take an exciting jet boat ride on the mighty Waimakariri river, a 4WD adventure across Mt Torlesse High Country Station, and a scenic tour through the breathtaking Canterbury high country to Arthurs Pass National Park in the stunning Southern Alps of New Zealand on this thrilling day-tour. The return journey to Christchurch is on the world-famous TranzAlpine Train...(more)

HASSLE-FREE KAIKOURA TOUR

Location: Canterbury - Kaikoura

Hassle Free Tours provides a full day tour that includes a scenic drive from Christchurch over the Canterbury plains before arriving in Kaikoura. This tour will be informative and entertaining with commentary from our local kiwi guides. On this tour, you'll have time to explore Kaikoura, go on tour with Whale Watch Kaikoura, and visit to a seal colony...(more)

HASSLE-FREE LORD OF THE RINGS EDORAS TOUR - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury - Methven

Join us on a journey in the breathtaking Southern Alps of New Zealand to the remote and beautiful Mt Potts High Country Station. Visit the most stunning and recognisable LOTR locations on this exciting day—Edoras! Tour includes a champagne picnic lunch and entertaining commentary from local kiwi guides. You don't have to be LOTR fan to enjoy this amazing day...(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)

KO TANE - Maori Cultural Experience - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury

Come and discover Tane Mahuta the Maori god of the forest. Discover a people and culture who live in harmony with nature. Ko Tane is a Maori cultural experience located at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Tours include a Powhiri (traditional Maori welcome), cultural performance and entertainment, Maori village, Hangi Meal and an optional Kiwi Tour. Phone 359 6226 for availability...(more)

LOVAT DOWNS COUNTRY LODGE - North Canterbury

Location: Hurunui District

Lovat Downs is the perfect country getaway. Located in the heart of North Canterbury’s Greta Valley and surrounded by a wide range of activities. The perfect base from which to explore North Canterbury, including the hot pools at Hanmer Springs, wine trails, railways and crayfishing at Motonau Beach. 2nd house up 1 km driveway, red roof...(more)

MARUIA HOT SPRINGS - Lewis Pass, South Island

Location: Canterbury - Hanmer Springs

Maruia Hot Springs is an award-winning natural hot spring, day spa and wellness destination tucked among snow-capped Southern Alps on the picturesque Lewis Pass National Reserve. Instantly feel connected to the mountainous landscape and nature surrounding you whilst relaxing in natural geothermal mineral pools, nourish your soul with organic food, relax your body & mind in our daily wellness classes...(more)

NEW ZEALAND PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS - New Zealand

Location: Canterbury - Mt Cook

From 1-day Photography Workshops to 17-day NZ Photo Tours with New Zealand's leading landscape and wildlife photographers. Join Richard Young, Rob Brown, Dave Buckton and experienced tutors to help you to get the most from your photography...(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)

PUREPODS - Canterbury / Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury - Waipara Valley

PurePods is a nature immersion experience. Your own totally private slice of beauty. Your PurePod is made of heavy duty glass so you can see everything - from the sky above to the native plants growing beneath your feet. Pull back the sliding doors on all three sides and indulge the isolation...(more)

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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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THE PACA SHACK - Fairlie, South Canterbury

Location: Canterbury - Fairlie

Yes we are open 7 days. Check out our virtual tour of the shop without leaving your seat. Alpaca is 40% warmer than wool. Look through our large range: baby wear, slippers, socks, duvets, hats, gloves and much more. Biggest selection of alpaca yarn in New Zealand. We hand spin our own alpaca fleeces, in natural colours no dyes used...(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)

WINGS OVER WHALES - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury - Kaikoura

The best way to experience Kaikoura's mighty Sperm whale, playful Dusky Dolphins, and majestic scenery is from above! Whale watching by aeroplane offers the unique perspective of viewing the entire whale as he breathes on the ocean's surface. You will have your own window seat and the opportunity to clearly view and photograph Kaikoura's marine wildlife during your 30-minute flight...(more)

AKAROA FOX II SAILING AND WILDLIFE TOURS - Akaroa

Location: Canterbury

Sail with dolphins on New Zealand's oldest ketch, the Fox II. See seals, penguins, albatross, and other sea birds on this sailing experience; as crew, or simply relax. Quiet, eco-friendly green boat, two masts, six red sails. Food, refreshments, complimentary coffee/tea. 2.5 hours, departing twice daily from Dalys Wharf, Akaroa late Dec-May. Perfect for company functions, weddings or private charters...(more)

AKAROA GUIDED KAYAK SAFARIS - Akaroa

Location: Canterbury

Based in the stunning French seaside town of Akaroa, one of the best locations to sea kayak in NZ, Akaroa Guided Kayak Safaris sea kayaking tours are in an untouched marine reserve. We provide guided 5-star kayaking tours that are Serene, Special, Spectacular and Safe! Our local, knowledgeable guides are the best in the business...(more)