Day Trips & Excursions

Milford Track Guided Day Walk from Te Anau

Soak up the magnificent scenery of the Milford Track on a one-day guided walk from Te Anau. Often described as one of the finest walks in the world, the Milford Track is a four day trip through the Fiordland National Park. This one-day option is a great choice if you don't have time to walk the entire Milford Track. On this day trip from Te Anau, you'll walk the first section of the Milford Track. Your nature guide will lead you on a leisurely walk through ancient beech forest and grassy flats. The walk is suitable for walkers of all ages and fitness levels, perfect for those with limited time who want to get a taste of the world famous Milford Track.
9 hours
Transfers & Ground Transport

One-Way Ferry to Bluff from Stewart Island

Book this one-way ferry ride from Stewart Island to Bluff for a comfortable journey across Foveaux Strait on our modern catamarans.
1 hour
Tours & Sightseeing

Stewart Island: Village and Bays Tour

Explore Oban Village and its surrounding bays on a modern minibus with a local guide.A one hour 30 minute tour with our friendly guides who will provide an insight into Stewart Island’s community, history and environment.  Unspoiled, incredibly beautiful and steeped in stories of Maori legend, Stewart Island is well worth this informative introduction.  There is plenty of time to get off the bus for photo stops and short walks along the way.  Highlights include the Rakiura National Park entrance at Lee Bay, Halfmoon and Horseshoe Bays and views of Paterson Inlet from Observation Rock.
1.5 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Paterson Inlet Cruise including Ulva Island from Stewart Island

Enjoy a leisurely cruise of beautiful Paterson Inlet and a guided walk in the renowned bird sanctuary of Ulva Island. The cruise showcases some stunning scenery and includes a visit to the historic whaler’s base at Prices Inlet and the hidden coves and unspoiled beaches of Paterson Inlet. Our local guides are passionate about this area and provide informative commentary during the scenic cruise. While onboard, keep a lookout for fur seals and penguins – there are a lot of them around. At Ulva Island enjoy a 45 minute, easy guided walk with your guide. The island is a renowned wildlife sanctuary where many rare and endangered native species of birdlife and plants flourish in a predator free environment. Home to weka (native woodhen), bush robins, rare saddlebacks and yellowheads among other species; keep your ears and eyes out to view these special and rare birds.
2.5 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Lake Mapourika Scenic Cruise from Franz Joseph

Your 2 hour small group scenic cruise is on Lake Mapourika, which is a scenic gem on the Wild West Coast and only minutes from Franz Josef Glacier. Lake Mapourika boasts calm reflective waters, panoramic mountain and glaciers views as well as some of the last remaining untouched Kahikatea rainforest. The back of Lake Mapourika is home to NZ's rarest kiwi - the Rowi. Get up close and view native birdlife from the front viewing platform. Shelter from the weather can be taken in the cabin area. This is a great activity for all ages.
2 hours
Food, Wine & Nightlife

Half-Day Self-Guided Ride and Wine Bike Tour from Arrowtown

This half-day self-guided “ride and wine” bike tour from Arrowtown will have you cycling between rivers, across suspension bridges, under willow trees all with spectacular mountain views. Your tour will conclude with a wine tasting tour of Gibbston Valley Winery. Ride distance: 14 kilometres. Ride grade: easy/intermediate Ride time: 2 hours (depends on rider)
4 hours
Transfers & Ground Transport

One-Way Ferry to Stewart Island from Bluff

Book this one-way ferry ride from Bluff to Stewart Island for a comfortable journey across Foveaux Strait on our modern catamarans. Visit Stewart Island, just one hour’s ferry ride from Bluff and New Zealand’s ultimate eco-tourism destination.
1 hour
Outdoor Activities

Seal Swimming Tour from Kaikoura

Swim with wild New Zealand Fur Seals in the shallow waters of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula. This is an experience that you do not want to miss! All equipment is provided and no experience is necessary. Recently listed as one of the world's 'Top 10 Best Marine Encounters'. Don't miss out!
2.5 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Marlborough Sounds Greenshell Mussel Tasting Cruise from Havelock

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Marlborough Sounds, at the top of New Zealand's South Island, with this indulgent Greenshell Mussel Cruise. The cruise features freshly steamed mussels paired with a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc for the ultimate wine/food match. Relax and unwind while you cruise the tranquil Pelorus Sound and Kenepuru Sound aboard our luxury launch MV Spirit on this half-day tour, departing Havelock. Learn about local history, visit a mussel farm and take in the stunning scenery.
3 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Waiatoto River Safari

Let the jet boat wisk you away on this nature safari into remote back country. Touch and learn about the natural history of New Zealand's remote World Heritage Area. Your tour is operated by a family run business, When you take this tour, you arrive as acquaintances and leave as family. There are many stops for commentary on the native birds, animals and forest of the South Westland region. A photographer's dream, stretch your legs at the top of the river for an optional forest walk into New Zealand's rain forest. Touch the ferns, listen birds and spot the fish. Ideal for all ages and physical fitness. For infants to elderly, this is a must do, to explore the UNESCO World Heritage area-Te Wahipounamu of South Westland, New Zealand.
2.25 hours