Welcome to Peel Forest


A road from nearby Mt Peel sheep station leads to Mesopotamia, the run of English writer Samuel Butler in the 1860s. His experiences here partly inspired his famous satire Erewhon ('nowhere' backwards, almost).


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10 Day Adrenalin Tour. Skydiving, Bungy, Rafting, Climbing, Heli MTB & more.

ItineraryDay 1: Christchurch - MethvenStop At: Spencer Park, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South IslandSpend the morning at the Adrenalin Forest high ropes challenge course.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Washpen Falls, Darfield, Canterbury Region, South IslandAfternoon hike with great flora, fauna, history, waterfalls and views over the Canterbury Plains.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: Visit a local Christchurch cafe for lunch.Accommodation included: Overnight lodge stay with modern studio/apartment facilities.Day 2: Methven - Lake TekapoStop At: Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve, Geraldine, Canterbury Region, South IslandShort guided nature walks in Peel Forest reserve before Grade 5 white water rafting on the mighty Rangitata River.Duration: 6 hoursStop At: Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South IslandStunning glacial lake and big mountain scenery with hiking options.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Full breakfast options included. • Lunch: BBQ lunch provided.Accommodation included: Overnight stay with modern studio/apartment facilities.Day 3: Lake Tekapo - Lake WanakaStop At: Mount Aspiring National Park, Wanaka, Otago Region, South IslandFull day guided hiking to waterfalls and glaciers in the pristine Beech forests and valleys of Mt Aspiring National Park.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Full breakfast options included. • Lunch: Picnic lunch included for this full day of exploring.Accommodation included: Overnight stay with modern studio/apartment facilities.Day 4: Lake WanakaStop At: Wanaka, Wanaka, Otago Region, South IslandAn incredible full day of guided rock climbing and abseiling in Wanaka. Full instruction and training with all levels catered for.Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Full breakfast options included. • Lunch: Delicious picnic lunch included.Accommodation included: Overnight stay with modern studio/apartment facilities.Day 5: Lake Wanaka - QueenstownStop At: Cromwell Heritage Precinct, Cromwell, Central Otago, Otago Region, South IslandEpic guided Heli Biking in the mountains around Queenstown and Cromwell. Awesome trails and huge descents!Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Full breakfast options included. • Lunch: Cafe, Deli, Vineyard or Pub lunch included.Accommodation included: Overnight stay with modern studio/apartment facilities.Day 6: QueenstownStop At: Jacks Point Golf Course Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South IslandFreefall @ 200km/h with a mind-blowing 12,000ft Tandem Skydive over Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown!Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Full breakfast options included. • Lunch: Cafe lunch included.Accommodation included: Overnight stay with modern studio/apartment facilities.Day 7: Queenstown - Te AnauStop At: Kawarau Suspension Bridge, Gibbston, Otago Region, South IslandBungy jump from the world famous AJ Hackett Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown!Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Full breakfast options included. • Lunch: Cafe, Deli, Vineyard or Pub lunch included.Accommodation included: Overnight stay with modern studio/apartment facilities.Day 8: Te Anau - Milford SoundStop At: Milford Sound, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, Southland Region, South IslandFull day exploring Fiordland National Park with the highlight of 4-5 hours sea kayaking in the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Milford Sound. A great opportunity to paddle with dolphins, seals and penguins!Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Full breakfast options included. • Lunch: A delicious picnic lunch is provided.Accommodation included: Overnight stay with modern studio/apartment facilities.Day 9: Te Anau - QueenstownStop At: Mavora Lakes Park, Fiordland National Park, Southland Region, South IslandA fantastic 3-4 hours of cross-country MTB riding through spectacular remote valleys that finishes with a well-deserved steamship cruise back to Queenstown.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Full breakfast options included. • Lunch: A delicious picnic lunch is included.Accommodation included: Overnight stay with modern studio/apartment facilities.Day 10: QueenstownStop At: Queenstown Hill, Queenstown, Otago Region, South IslandThrills and spills with a morning Jetboating adventure on the famous Shotover River. This afternoon is free in the adventure capital of the world!Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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