South Island | Queenstown, Christchurch & Across the Island Experiences

PRIVATE EXCURSIONS

Queenstown | Boutique Wine Experience

Savor premium wines and gourmet lunch in the scenic Central Otago Wine Region and its vineyards as you learn about the pioneering history of the region.

Price: $154/Shared | $335/Private

HD, M, T

Queenstown | Gourmet Scenic Wine Experience

Indulge in local sights, fresh cuisine and a broad selection of wine, cheese and chocolate tastings. In the heart of central Otago, explore four premium wineries in two contrasting sub-regions. Be guided through a large underground wine cave, drive through Kawarau Gorge and savor a diving wine barrel-cooked lunch.

Price: $208/Shared | $405/Private

HD, M, T, 6+

SHARED EXCURSIONS

Blenheim | Marlborough Wine Experience

Soak up the ambiance and flavors as you visit and sample a selection of premium varietals from Marborough's famous vineyards of the wine region.

Price: $92

HD, T

Blenheim | Private Gourmet Wine & Food Experience

Begin your day with a scenic drive around the wine region, enjoying the best vineyard views, landscapes and hidden valleys. Visit Malborough's iconic winery, Cloudy Bay, for a private tasting, followed by wine and lunch at a leading winery restaurant in the acclaimed Hans Herzog Estate. Conclude the day at Makana Chocolates for a tour and tasting.

Price: $674

FD, M, T

Christchurch | Lord of the Rings Excursion

Visit Mount Potts, home to Mount Sunday, known in The Lord of the Rings as capitol of the Rohan people. See firsthand the clear lake, glistening rivers and spectacular landscapes of the trilogy; then enjoy a picnic lunch.

Price: $246

FD, M, T | #JourneseRecommends

Christchurch | Akaroa & Banks Peninsula Eco-Cruise

Travel to the Banks Peninsula, reveling in picturesque vistas at every turn as you head to charming Akaroa, with a cheese tasting and harbor cruise.

Price: $359

FD, M, T

Christchurch | Alpine Safari Adventure

For an all-inclusive day of thrills, begin with a jet boat river ride, go off-roading across Mount Torlesse Station, stop for lunch at a quaint cafe, then return from Arthur's Pass on the TranzAlpine train.

Price: $360

FD, M, T

Christchurch | Arthur Pass National Park & TranzAlpine Journey

Experience alpine and high country landscapes by train, vehicle and guided walks, exploring spectacular nature treasures, and lunch.

Price: $482

FD, M, T

Christchurch | City Sights

Enjoy guided commentary of historic sites including Hagley Park before arriving at Lyttleton Harbour, the port of Christchurch, with incredible views of the city and the Southern Alps.

Price: $52

HD, T

Christchurch | Kaikoura & Whale Watching Cruise

Catch a glimpse of a variety of whales and dolphins in Kaikoura's waters, then enjoy a cafe lunch and visit a local winery to toast your memorable day.

Price: $483

FD, M, T

Christchurch | Travel to Mount Cook

Travel diverse farmlands to Lake Tekapo where you will view the solitary Church of the Good Shephard and breathtaking Southern Alps. Then, continue along the Tasman River to arrive at Mount Cook Village.

Price: $194

FD, T

Christchurch | Travel to Queenstown via Mount Cook

Let spectacular sights of the Southern Alps inspire a journey to the tallest mountain in New Zealand, then savor lunch while enjoying majestic scenery at Mount Cook Village before continuing south toward Mackenzie Country.

Price: $305

FD, M, T

Christchurch | Travel to Wanaka

Depart from Christchurch and cross the Canterbury Plains before arriving at Lake Tekapo. Visit the Church of the Good Shepard, explore Mount Cook, then cross the Lindis Pass to arrive in Wanaka.

Price: $322

FD, T

Christchurch | Wine Trail & City Excursion

Travel through the city learning of its rebuilding following the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, marvel at the new architectural shapes reflecting a new era. Then, travel north to the Waipara region, known for its aromatic whites and Pinot Noirs, for tastings and lunch.

Price: $323

FD, M, T

Dunedin | Otago Peninsula & Larnach Castle

Delight in a wildlife cruise and peninsula experience, featuring the Royal Albatross Colony, unique penguin reserve, bird habitat, fur seals and Larnach Castle.

Price: $259

FD, T

Dunedin | Peninsula Excursion with Albatross

This memorable wildlife experience gives you a unique insight to some of the world's rarest wildlife. Travel the breadth of the Otago Peninsula spotting more than 25 species of marine and wading birds including the Royal Albatross, Hookers Sealions, Blue Penguins, New Zealand Fur Seals and Yellow Eyed Penguins.

Price: $151

HD, T

Dunedin | Taieri Gorge Railway

Hop aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway train for a journey through the rugged and spectacular gorge. Cross wrought iron viaducts and venture through tunnels which were hand-carved more than 100 years ago. The train makes multiple stops along the way for photo opportunities and enjoy onboard refreshments.

Price: $96

HD

Fox Glacier | Flying Fox Helihike

Embark on a helicopter ride reveling in glorious views of the upper and lower icefalls of Victoria Falls before landing on the glacier, follow the ice steps cut by an experienced guide to view incredible formations and ice caves.

Price: $468

HD, 8+

Fox Glacier | Fox It Up - Heli Ice Climb Adventure

Your exhilarating day begins with a helicopter ride to Fox Glacier where you will embark on a day of ice climbing. Be challenged by steep pitches using ice tools to climb vertical and at times, overhanging ice walls and pinnacles. No prior experience is needed.

Price: $554

FD, T, 17+

Fox Glacier | Mountain Spectacular with Snow Landing

Experience two of New Zealand's finest National Parks, Franz Josef and Fox Glacier with expansive snowfields and fantastic views of the Tasman Glacier and Mount Cook.

Price: $456

40MINS

Fox Glacier | Twin Glacier Helicopter Adventure

Experience an exhilarating ride over Franz Josef Glacier or Fox Glacier for surreal views of nature's snowy wonderland, including carved valleys and the icy mountainside towering above you.

Price: $334

30MIN | #JourneseRecommends

Franz Josef | Glacier Valley Walk

Stroll through the regenerating rainforest along glacier valley while learning the unique features of its surroundings. After a short climb, be rewarded with incredible views of the glacier's ever changing terminal face.

Price: $63

HD

Franz Josef | Helicopter Hike

This spectacular adventure begins with incredible glacier views from the air. Afterward, enjoy an adventurous hike though stunning ice formations, deep crevices and pristine blue snowfields.

Price: $434

HD, 8+

Franz Josef | Mountain Spectacular Snow Land

Board a premier flight to experience the Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier snowfields, delighting the awe-inspiring views from above.

Price: $424

40MIN

Franz Josef | Twin Glacier Helicopter Ride

Experience an exhilarating ride over Franz Josef Glacier or Fox Glacier for surreal views of nature's snowy wonderland, including carved valleys and the icy mountainside towering above you.

Price: $334

30MIN

Mount Cook | Big Sky Stargazing

Guided by experienced astronomers, partake in an orientation about the southern sky before venturing outdoors to explore spectacular wonders of the universe through telescopes and binoculars.

Price: $69

1.5HRS

Mount Cook | Glacier Boat Cruise

Journey through Tasman Valley before boarding a boat to cruise along Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake, admiring landscapes filled with icebergs and glaciers and exploring the stunning surroundings with a knowledgeable guide.

Price: $125

2HRS, 4+

Mount Cook | Hooker Valley Walk

Explore White Horse Hill to Hooker Valley with on this exhilarating hike with breathtaking views of New Zealand's highest and most enthralling peaks.

Price: $79

HD, 4+

Mount Cook | Tasman Glacier Heli Hike

Combining the excitement of a helicopter ride to the peak of Aoraki/Mount Cook with the thrill of a guided glacier hike utilizing ice spikes and skills handed down from New Zealand's mountain pioneers, immerse in nature's beauty.

Price: $563

HD

Mount Cook | Travel to Christchurch

Travel from Mount Cook to Christchurch along the Tasman River and Lake Pukaki. Relish the stunning scenery, explore the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd and panoramic views fo the Southern Alps.

Price: $146

HD, T

Mount Cook | Ultimate Alpine Experience

Fly on a skipane over the Tasman Valley and breathtaking blue glacier lake, then land at the top of Aoraki to explore Hochstetter Icefall and the upper snowfields of the Tasman Glacier. After taking in the incredible Alpine environment, embark on a helicopter ride to view Tasman Terminal Lake, Grand Plateau and Plateau Hut.

Price: $275

45MINS

Nelson | Beaches, Bays & Seals Cruise & Kayak

Board an Abel Tasman vessel to cruise past golden bays and islands in the heart of the national park. Paddle your kayak along Torrent Bay's stunning coves and granite coast. Then enjoy the return cruise to Kaiteriteri and scenic drive back to Nelson.

Price: $216

FD, T, 12+

Nelson | Cruise & Wine Experience

Cruise to beautiful Abel Tasman Park to relax at Anchorage Bay beach or walk to historic Pitt Head. Sight seals, dolphins and even Orca along the way. On your return, visit two acclaimed wineries and historic Port Mapua for tastings, amazing scenery and friendly locals.

Price: $306

FD, M, T

Nelson | Great Day Out Cruise & Walk

Discover golden beaches and crystal clear bays, rock formations and unique wildlife on a sightseeing cruise and hiking adventure along the Kaiterteri coastline.

Price: $125

FD, T

Nelson | Sailing Excursion

Learn the ropes or simply relax on this day-long sail with stops at Split Apple Rock, a seal colony, stunning beaches to swim and explore the caves, plus teatime and lunch.

Price: $177

FD, M, T

Nelson | Split Apple Beaches, Kayak & Walk

Begin with a Split Apple Paddle guided kayak trip along the spectacular Kaiteriteri coastline and golden beaches. Cruise to Anchorage Bay and Te Pukatea Bay for self-guided stroll through stunning scenery via the Pitt Head Loop Track.

Price: $187

FD, T, 12+

Nelson | Wine & Artisans Experience

From history and art to wineries and a gourmet lunch, experience it all. Savor tastings, visit local arts and craft studios, meet artisans and winemakers, and enjoy a scenic walk.

Price: $306

HD, M, T | #JourneseRecommends

Picton | Marlborough Wine Experience

Visit four Cellar Doors for tastings, explore the vineyards and learn from the vintners of the area. Enjoy the opportunity to stop at a chocolate factory, purchase cheese platters and savor a winery luncheon.

Price: $112

HD, T, 18+

Queenstown | Boutique Wine Experience

Savor premium wines and gourmet lunch in the scenic Central Otago Wine Region and its vineyards as you learn about the pioneering history of the region.

Price: $154/Shared | $335/Private

HD, M, T

Queenstown | Dart River Funyaks

A family fun day, jet boat to your inflatable Funyak canoe, floating downstream to your wilderness picnic lunch, then explore streams, rock pools and Rockburn. Finally, travel to Glenorchy for a Middle Earth experience.

Price: $273

FD, M

Queenstown | Dart River Wilderness Jet Safari

Enjoy an exhilarating jet boat ride through the Dart's ever-changing braided rivers, then enjoy a guided stroll through Heritage Trail and a drive along back roads, viewing breathtaking landscapes seen in The Lord of the Rings and other films.

Price: $185

HD

Queenstown | Doubtful Sound Excursion

Explore the famous fjord, its dense rainforest, glacier-carved valleys and waterfalls, then journey into the Homer Tunnel before boarding a scenic cruise.

Price: $277

FD, T

Queenstown | Essential Queenstown

Ideal for the adventurous, begin with the ultimate jet boat ride through narrow canyons and 360 degree spins, then enjoy a 4WD off-road adventure through the back country. Explore the gold mining areas of Arrow River, ride over the pioneer trails and discover the film locations of The Lord of the Rings.

Price: $253

HD, T

Queenstown | Gondola Ride & Dinner

Experience views over Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables range as you ride the steepest skyline in the Southern Hemisphere to Bob's Peak for a sumptuous buffet dinner with views of Walter peak, Cecil Peak and Queenstown.

Price: $79

HD, M

Queenstown | Gondola Ride with Dinner & Stargazing

Relax on the Skyline Queenstown Gondola, the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere, at the top of Bob's Peak. Savor dinner and a unique Skyline Stargazing encounter with state-of-the-art telescopes and informed guides helping you spot the planets, nebulae and Milky Way.

Price: $119

HD, M

Queenstown | Gourmet Scenic Wine Experience

Indulge in local sights, fresh cuisine and a broad selection of wine, cheese and chocolate tastings. In the heart of central Otago, explore four premium wineries in two contrasting sub-regions. Be guided through a large underground wine cave, drive through Kawarau Gorge and savor a diving wine barrel-cooked lunch.

Price: $208/Shared | $405/Private

HD, M, T, 6+

Queenstown | Grand Circle Helicopter Ride

Admire the majestic Remarkables and the shores of Lake Wakatipu as you soar high above Queensland before landing on a scenic mountain range.

Price: $257

30MIN, T

Queenstown | Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump

Ideal for thrill seekers, test your courage as you leap off the historic 141-foot Kawarau bridge securely attached, and rewarded with a jumper's t-shirt.

Price: $150

2.5HRS, 10+ | #JourneseRecommends

Queenstown | Kawarau River Rafting

Feel the canyon's grandeur as you paddle through the river site of The Lord of the Rings movies, gliding over fun-size rapids to white waters and Dog Leg Rapid.

Price: $143

HD

Queenstown | KJet

Your jet boat roars through the crystal-clear waters of Lake Wakatipu, zooms under the Kawarau Dam and in to the deep green waters of the Kawarau River. Be thrilled by 360 degree spins and through the narrow Shotover River racing up to 50 mph.

Price: $99

1HR, 6+

Queenstown | Milford Helicopter & Cruise

Soar above the Southern Alps on a thrilling helicopter ride before landing in Milford Sound to embark on a nature cruise of the famous fiord, then venture to the Tasman Sea and journey through Fiordland National Park.

Price: $890

HD, T

Queenstown | Milford Nature Cruise & Fly

Immerse in the flora and fauna of the rainforest as you embark on a panoramic cruise of tranquil Milford Sound before soaring above beautiful scenery.

Price: $537

FD, T | #JourneseRecommends

Queenstown | Milford Sound Helicopter & Cruise

Soar above the Southern Alps on a thrilling helicopter ride before landing in Milford Sound to embark on a nature cruise of the famous fiord, then venture to the Tasman Sea and journey through Fiordland National Park.

Price: $773

HD, T

Queenstown | Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Marvel in sheer mountains, towering cliffs, and a native rainforest while traveling to Milford Sound. Upon arrival board a leisurely cruise along the fiord to view incredible wildlife.

Price: $173

FD, T

Queenstown | Mount Nicholas Farm Experience

Embark on a cruise on Lake Wakatipu to its western shores and a visit to Mount Nicholas High Country Farm. Enjoy a guided tour of this authentic sheep farm, a 4WD experience and light farmer's platter bites.

Price: $75

HD

Queenstown | Nomad Guided Walk - Routeburn

Delight in a relaxed walk through the forest surrounded by the sounds of rivers, waterfalls and native birds. Relish the peaceful tranquility as you learn about the native flora and fauna and the historical significance of the Routeburn Track.

Price: $235

HD, T, 4+

Queenstown | Nomad Quad Safari

Hop on a unique quad bike and ride your way around the off-road terrain, enjoying panoramic views of Queenstown Hill. Nomad Safaris has exclusive access to these trails offering stunning photo opportunities.

Price: $226

HD, T

Queenstown | Safari of the Scenes

For The Lord of the Rings movie fans, visit several famous film locations on your way to Arrowtown, followed by off roading to a gold mine where you can pan for gold.

Price: $138

HD, T

Queenstown | Scenic Cruise

A relaxing cruise on Lake Wakatipu with a stop at Bob's Cove to view flora and fauna up close, relish views toward Glenorchy, Mt. Earnslaw and the Southern Alps on this open-air vessel.

Price: $38

1.5HRS

Queenstown | Scenic Sights of Queenstown

Relish panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu as you discover the area's rich gold rush history at historic Arrowtown. Take in the dramatic Kawarau Bridge and breathtaking Stoneridge Estate with the opportunity to taste their fine wines.

Price: $92

HD, T, 6+

Queenstown | Shotover Jet Ride

Hold tight as you twist and turn through the narrow river canyons, skimming past rocky formations at breathtaking speeds and 360 degree turns upon a Shotover Jet Boat.

Price: $127

1.5HRS, 3+

Queenstown | Shotover River Helicopter, Rafting & Thunder Jet

An adrenaline-packed day awaits with a helicopter ride into rugged Skippers Canyon, rafting down the upper section of Shotover River followed by a plunge into darkness at Oxenbridge Tunnel, arriving at Cascade Rapids. Finally, enjoy a jet boat adventure along the historic Kawarau River viewing untouched wilderness.

Price: $299

HD, 18+

Queenstown | Sights & Wine Excursion

Immerse into the local sights, wine and cuisine ... from the hidden gems of the city and acclaimed Amisfield winery to a "Trust the Chef" luncheon experience. Conclude with three vineyard visits, a wine cave tour and afternoon tea.

Price: $285

FD, M, T, 6+

Queenstown | Southern Glacier Experience

Discover ancient glaciers and mountain peaks of Aspiring National Park with a hike through snowcapped mountains, then marvel at Lake Wakatipu's shores and valleys.

Price: $453

50MINS

Queenstown | Southern Glacier Experience

Discover ancient glaciers and mountain peaks of Aspiring National Park with a hike through snowcapped mountains, then marvel in Lake Wakatipu's shores and valleys.

Price: $522

50MIN, T

Queenstown | Station to Station Cycle Trail

Relax aboard a catamaran to Mt. Nicholas High Country Farm with a stop at Bob's Cove; enjoy remarkable views and enjoy a quite country ride over easy terrain to the Colonel's Homestead at Walter's Peak for a BBQ lunch.

Price: $153

HD, M, T

Queenstown | The Odyssey Experience

Treat yourself to an indulgent day in central Otago with a tasting in New Zealand's largest underground wine cave, a behind-the-scenes look at a vineyard and a five-course tasting menu at one of the country's top winery restaurants.

Price: $459

HD, M, T, 18+

Queenstown | Travel to Christchurch via Mount Cook

Gaze along incredible landscape while traveling to Mount Cook National Park with a stop for lunch, then journey to Lake Tekapo to revel in views of Church of Good Shepard and the Southern Alps.

Price: $256

FD, M, T

Queenstown | TSS Earnslaw Walter Peak Farm & BBQ

Ride aboard a coal-fired vintage steamship for a voyage to the high country for a delightful farm lunch, then wander the farm with dog handling and sheep-shearing demonstrations.

Price: $98

HD, M

Queenstown | TSS Earnslaw Walter Peak Farm & BBQ

Ride aboard a coal-fired vintage steamship for a voyage to the high country for a delightful farm lunch, then wander the farm with dog handling and sheep-sheering demonstrations.

Price: $101

HD, M

Queenstown | Wanaka Encounter

Embark on a boat ride on Lake Wanaka, a guided island nature walk and a leisurely high-country 4WD tour. Cruise to Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve where you'll be able to get up close and personal with rare native birds, plant a tree and explore a local sheep station.

Price: $704

FD, T

Queenstown | Whiskey & Wine Experience

Take in the rugged landscape of the Wakatipu Basin to Cardrona, where you will learn the spirit-making process from grain to glass and sample their acclaimed gin, vodka and whiskey. Then, delight in the world-class Pinot Noirs of the Gibbston wine region with a gourmet lunch at a local vineyard.

Price: $325

HD, M, T, 6+

Queesntown | Ebike Wine Experience

Sip and cycle your way through the scenic Arrow and Kawarau River Valleys. The comfortable ebikes offer a luxurious cruise control keeping the ride relaxing and fun. Savor a variety of tastings at Kinross Cellar Door.

Price: $159

HD, T, 18+

BEHIND THE LETTERS | FD: Full-day, 7+ hours | HD: Half-day, 3 - 6 hours | M: Meals included | T: Transfers included | + This age and over welcome

Please ask us for details when booking. Age and weight restrictions may apply; times may vary and may include transportation time. Certain activities might not be suitable for all ages or health conditions. Activities may be available only on certain days of the week. As to activities where alcohol is served, age restrictions may apply. To ensure access to the most in-demand experiences, please book in advance. Prices are per person; private excursions are based on double occupancy based on maximum two participants. Prices are valid for select travel. Prices are current as of April 9, 2021; at the time you purchase your vacation, rates may be higher. As to activities where alcohol is served, age restrictions may apply. Subject to availability and change; certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Please ask your Destination Specialist about availability of excursions and COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Clients are responsible for adhering to all government and supplier mandates and guidelines. Not responsible for errors or omissions. Images copyright: Tourism New Zealand.

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