Experience the natural treasures of New Zealand on a whale-watching cruise from the picturesque town of Kaikoura. Look for the mighty sperm whales that live in these waters along with dolphins, New Zealand fur seals and seabirds. Start the day with an early morning Train Journey from Christchurch to Kaikoura, Admire breathtaking views of the snow-capped Kaikoura Ranges and visit a fur seal colony on land. Wrap up the day with a wine tasting at a vineyard in North Canterbury. Your experienced guide shares informative commentary throughout the day on this fun and fascinating tour.
Learn how we train our horses using natural horsemanship techniques, and why we ride our horses bit-less and barefoot. This experience is suitable for riders of all abilities, and even if you have ridden before you can still learn a lot from this different style of riding.Then, explore the beautiful back country of New Zealand as you ride over hills and across private farmland.
From Queenstown the Adventure Capital of the World to the Garden City, Christchurch this 4-day adventure takes you through some of the most stunning, un-touched and unforgettable scenery in New Zealand. Expect to see lush rainforest, rugged coastlines, glacier fed valleys and remote townships finishing up on one of the most scenic and famous train journeys in the world – the Tranz Alpine taking you through the scenic winter wonderland of the Southern Alps.
The Seasider is an exciting trip which takes you on the spectacular section of coastal railway line between Dunedin and Waitati. The train allows you to experience a totally different perspective from the road route and you will experience excellent views as the train travels along Otago Harbour to climb the cliff tops to emerge from the bush and onto the picture perfect scenery of the Pacific Ocean and the incredible view over the dazzling Blue Skin Bay. This section of railway is considered to be a highlight of the rail network in New Zealand. An ideal tour for visitors who have limited time in Dunedin.
Experience the very best of New Zealand on this two day West Coast adventure!Tour highlights include Queenstown, Lakes Wanaka and Hawea, the wild West Coast and the world-famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train. Hailed as one of the greatest train journeys in the world, the TranzAlpine Train will take your breath away on the journey to your final destination of Christchurch.This is an Independent coach tour, where you travel on a combination of touring coaches and sightseeing services with commentary and/or point to point coaches which may not have commentary. You will be with different people on each part of the tour and different drivers. You have free time to explore on your own and are free to choose where and when to eat, meals are not included unless specified.
A seven day independent tour exploring some of the best locations in New Zealand. This tour departs Auckland daily with six nights 4 - 4.5 star accommodation including two nights in Rotorua, one night in Wellington, one night in Kaikoura and two nights in Christchurch before concluding in Queenstown. Activities include city sights in Christchurch, whale watching in Kaikoura, travel on the Coastal Pacific Train (October - April) and Interislander Ferry, plus admission and guided tours of Te Puia, Rainbow Springs, Agrodome and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
If you love the outdoors and want to see the best of New Zealand in under 3 weeks, this is the perfect option for you. You will get the chance to try some of the best hikes in the country, cycle through stunning landscapes and try a catalog of adventure activities from dolphin swimming to skydiving. Add in great food, one of the world's great train journeys, accommodation in stunning locations and a small group of new friends from around the World and you're ready for the trip of a lifetime.
Start at Port Chalmers to experience the pure beauty of Dunedin on a fantastic tour of rich heritage, spectacular scenery. You will experience memorable landscape of Otago Peninsula with amazing string of rugged beaches, bays on a Peninsula Drive via Highcliff Road to Larnach Castle. Your tour will include an entry to the garden only of the only castle of New Zealand - Larnach castle. You will stop at the world's steepest street, local lookout point to enjoy the views of city, peninsula and harbor, University of Otago - the oldest New Zeland university, Octagon, Dunedin Railway Station and internationally significant and the oldest botanic garden in New Zealand. In addition you will join a coastal train trip to marvel coastal scenery, north of Dunedin.The tour is designed only for small groups, so you will enjoy flexibility and comfort in a small bus.Important: this tour includes entry to castle garden only, to enter the castle building there is an extra cost $NZD20.
Rolling Canterbury farmland lead you into this spectacular wonder of Mother Nature and the filming locations of many Lord of the Rings scenes. To see these mountains providing the gateway to the West by train AND car is extraordinary. No other tour will surpass it's awesomeness and beauty, while including the Lord of the Rings focus. You can even have your photo taken with some very recognisable LOTR memorabilia.By train is amazing ...but by train AND car is incredible.The Southern Alps divide the East from the West of the South Island of New Zealand. Forming part of the ‘Ring of Fire’ also known as the San Andreas fault line, you will be swallowed up with the share enormity of this stunning mountain range. It's flora and fauna is extraordinary. 30 Million years in the making, the limestone formations are stunning.**** More than 4 people in your group? Larger groups by arrangement - ask for a quote.****Oh yes, and your your driver/guide is a proud member of ProGuides NZ