Take on the rapids of the mighty Kawarau River on New Zealand’s South Island for the ultimate adrenaline rush. Guide your purpose-built sled through 3.7 miles (6 kilometers) of some of New Zealand's best high-volume, white water with big fast-flowing rapids, standing waves and whirlpools. Then finish with a peaceful flat section to get your breath back and take in the fantastic scenery of the historic Kawarau River. No previous experience is necessary, just confidence in the water and a sense of adventure.
• 4.5 hours
Cycle the Otago Central Rail Trail on this day trip from Queenstown or Wanaka. Soak up the stunning landscapes as you cycle through lush farmland and spectacular gorges, across wooden bridges, over viaducts and through tunnels along a 21.7-mile (35-kilometer) section of the trail. Suited to all ages and abilities, it is a gentle ride and one of the safest and most scenic of New Zealand's rail trails.
• 8.5 hours
Enjoy a full day small-group wine tour in and around Wanaka and Central Otago. You'll experience award winning wines, gourmet food and stunning scenery with your knowledgeable and friendly guide. This tour includes a gourmet platter-style lunch at one of the best vineyard restaurants in the region, plus tastings at up to 6 award winning boutique vineyards. Whether you are a complete wine novice, or a dedicated wine connoisseur, you will be ensured of an enjoyable time.
• 6.5 hours
Enjoy a 20-minute scenic ride to altitude on this 3-hour sky diving adventure from Wanaka. Strap yourself to a beautiful stranger and skydive over the stunning Southern Alps. You will have amazing views over the snow capped mountains, glaciers, lakes and the Clutha River. Skydiving is one of life's must do's and Wanaka is one of the most stunning places to tick off your bucket list. Free transport from central Wanaka is included.
• 3 hours
Enjoy 3-hours of unlimited action and adrenalin in a private paradise while having the time of your life with your mates in Wanaka. You will experience activities such as riding in the ultimate off road vehicle, a jet boat sprint and clay bird shooting. Free transport from your Wanaka accommodation is provided.
• 3 hours
This tour offers you the chance to experience the exciting multi-sport adventure of Canyoning! An awesome activity where you jump, swim, slide, climb and abseil your way through some of the most naturally stunning scenery in New Zealand!
• 8 hours
Your 35-minute helicopter flight provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience to step on an ancient Glacier at 7,000 ft (2,300m) with breathtaking views across Mount Aspiring National Park. Your flight takes you from the Matukituki Valley above extensive valleys carved out by glaciers thousands of years ago across snow capped peaks to land on a glacier with stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding Southern Alps.
• 35 minutes
You can land on snow year-round with this stunning scenic flight from the Matukituki Valley across tussock-covered slopes and into the alps with exceptional views across the snowy peaks of Mount Aspiring National Park.
• 25 minutes
One of the most popular scenic flights out of Wanaka, the Aspiring and Glaciers flight affords stunning views across the Southern Alps and the icon of the Mt Aspiring National Park. Take-off from the Matukituki Valley at the gateway to the National Park. Cross the tussock covered hillsides and rise above the snow capped peaks of the alps. This flight includes a snow landing and an alpine landing and spectacular sights of the blue ice and crevasses of the Bonar Glacier.
• 1 hour
Enjoy the spectacular scenic flight over Milford Sound on this extensive flight from Wanaka. Cross the remote Harris and Darran Mountain Ranges of lower South Island with their rocky peaks and deep valleys. Fly over and land at Milford Sound with it’s stunning waterfalls and wildlife. Return via the Tutoko Plateau and spectacular Southern Alps landing on the Isobel Glacier before returning above the braided Matukituki River.
• 2 hours