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25-Minute Helicopter flight including an alpine landing

25-Minute Helicopter flight including an alpine landing

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New Zealand’s longest glacier is even more spectacular from above and this 25-minute helicopter ride includes a touchdown on the Tasman Glacier. Soar over the Mount Cook National Park, gaze down over the Tasman Terminal Lake, then hop out to admire the icy landscapes up close. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$206.49
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A wonderful ride through majestic scenery! We had never experienced anything like this before and hardly knew what to expect. We loved it! Very good value. We would do it again!

Kevin_B, Feb 2020

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The Adventurer: Tasman Glacier Heli-hike

The Adventurer: Tasman Glacier Heli-hike

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Fly to a landing point high on Tasman Glacier on a helicopter tour that includes a spectacular fly-by of Mount Cook (Aoraki). A guided hike on the glacier explores remote snow fields and ice formations at roughly 4,265 ft. (1,300 mt.), where you’ll use crampons or snow shoes to cross terrain that’s otherwise only accessible with an arduous overland journey.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$427.48
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Mt Cook Helicopter Flight and Tasman Glacier Walk

Mt Cook Helicopter Flight and Tasman Glacier Walk

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Experience an exhilarating Tasman Glacier heli-hike adventure. Soar over the Southern Alps and UNESCO-listed Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, then land atop New Zealand’s largest glacier for a guided walk. Ice axe in hand, follow your guide over this frozen natural wonder to get up close to pinnacles, ice caves, crevasses and seracs. Choose from multiple departure times per day to suit your schedule.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$400.63
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35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook

35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook

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Experience the natural beauty of Aoraki-Mt. Cook National Park during a scenic helicopter flight. See the Southern Alps, Tasman Valley, and Hochstetter Icefall before a landing in the snow on the Tasman Glacier. Includes use of headsets to hear your pilot's commentary, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$275.55
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Lava Loop- Guided electric mountain bike tour in Akaroa

Lava Loop- Guided electric mountain bike tour in Akaroa

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Have you ever wanted to ride a bike up an extinct volcano towering over the crystal blue waters of the pacific ocean? Well now is your chance....Treat yourself to this energetic yet soulful experience and bring out the inner adventurer in you. This is a must do for those who like to be active while exploring the best this amazing corner of NZ has to offer. If you have 2 hours up your sleeve to Join us on a premium fully guided Ebike tour it may just be be one of the highlights of your trip! Our brand new Scott pedal assist mountain bikes make riding a dream. So what are you waiting for! Lets ride!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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US$89.78
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Summit Experience - University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory

Summit Experience - University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory

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Both beginner and keen astronomers will love this behind-the-scenes tour of the Mount John Observatory. You’ll be amazed by how clear the night’s sky can be above New Zealand. Your guide will point out the amazing things you can see with the naked eye, as well as show you the observatory’s telescopes. This is an informative tour suitable for the whole family. Bring your camera so the astrophotographer can take incredible pictures of the sky for you.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$120.53
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The Wigley: Top of the Tasman Glacier Hike

The Wigley: Top of the Tasman Glacier Hike

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The Tasman Glacier is the largest glacier in New Zealand, and this hiking experience gives you the one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore it at its highest. Take a skiplane over 7,000 feet above sea level to the glacier’s upper snowfield, and hike around the glacier’s remarkable ice formations. This experience is perfect for adventure-seekers tired of the usual helicopter rides and tour bus trips – and all the hiking equipment you need is already provided, so you can join this tour even if you’re traveling light.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$462.01
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Coastal Cruise- Guided Electric Bike Tour in Akaroa

Coastal Cruise- Guided Electric Bike Tour in Akaroa

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We proudly provide only the latest model of brand new Scott pedal assist Electric Mountain bikes which will have you whizzing around grinning from ear to ear. Our local guides love to share this incredible slice of paradise with visitors and will ensure you have an unforgettable tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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US$89.78
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45-Minute Glacier Highlights Ski Plane Tour from Mount Cook

45-Minute Glacier Highlights Ski Plane Tour from Mount Cook

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See the stunning landscapes of Aoraki Mt Cook National Park during a 45-minute scenic flight by ski plane. View the Southern Alps, Hochstetter Icefall, and land on the snowfield of the Tasman Glacier. Choose from three departure times on a tour that includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$344.61
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Electric Mountain Bike & Sea Kayak Tour in Akaroa

Electric Mountain Bike & Sea Kayak Tour in Akaroa

This will be one of the best if not THE best experiences you will have during your NZ vacation! There is no better way to maximise your day in stunning Akaroa! If you love to get some exercise while exploring with a local guide this tour is for you. Get the best of both worlds as you pedal and paddle your way through this action packed unforgettable day of adventure with us. Incredible views from the top of the Crater while riding to the summit await! Get up close and personal with the marine/nature reserve as you sea kayak through its pristine turquoise waters. Enjoy touring with Local knowledgeable guides who love to share their knowledge Small intimate groups are key for safety and opportunity to chat with the guides through out the tours Exploring the area from two different perspectives will blow your mind and there is no better way to make the most of your time in this special place! And of course you get some Great exercise!
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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US$175.07
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Arthurs Pass and Southern Alps Day Excursion from Port Lyttelton or Christchurch

Arthurs Pass and Southern Alps Day Excursion from Port Lyttelton or Christchurch

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This day excursion takes us across the Canterbury Plains around 50 miles to Porters Pass (just under 1000 m and higher than Arthurs Pass) and into the Southern Alps. Mountain lakes and wide braided rivers pass through ancient glacial valleys. After about 2.5 hours we reach Arthurs Pass National Park and its beech forests. We drive to the top of the pass and divide looking over into the rainforests of the West Coast, then stop in AP village here for lunch.Time permitting we have a quick tour of Christchurch on the return trip.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$673.33
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Lyttelton Shore Excursion: Arthur's Pass Day Tour

Lyttelton Shore Excursion: Arthur's Pass Day Tour

Explore the beautiful alpine setting of Arthur's Pass National Park on this shore excursion from Lyttelton Port via guided coach, including time for lunch and exploration of Arthur's Pass Village, an exhilarating jet boat ride along the Waimakariri River (optional extra), and a visit to a sheep farm with sheep dog work, sheep shearing demonstration, and afternoon tea included.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$131.30
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US$131.30

Mt Cook 360

Mt Cook 360

This is a 35-minute flight that encompasses all the main geographic features in the Aoraki Mt Cook National Park by circumnavigating Aoraki/Mt Cook, our highest peak at 12,349 feet. Mt Cook is the centre of the national park and this circular flight takes in all the iconic geographic features that this region of NZ has to offer. You will see the longest glacier in NZ, the Tasman Glacier, on the eastern side of the main divide. We will then cross the main divide to the West Coast and take in the Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. We will circle back onto the eastern side of the Southern Alps into the Hooker Valley before returning back into the Tasman Valley to land back where we started. This is a fantastic flight that condenses the best of NZ’s scenery into an unforgettable experience. We look forward to showing you what this area has to offer!
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  • 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$171.96
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Wine Tasting & Sheep Farm Tour

Wine Tasting & Sheep Farm Tour

This trip is about seeing the real New Zealand for a more authentic experience. Travel from Lyttelton to our family farm in Hurunui. This farm has been in our family since 1884 and Scotty is the 5th generation to farm the land. The farm is only able to be visited via a Scotty B Tour. Lunch options include a local historic restaurant or local winery's & a tasting at a local winery to be chosen on the day Travel in comfort in a modern air conditioned vehicle
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$621.54
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