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West Coast

Underworld Rafting
For an exhilarating experience, take a trip to Charleston and go underground tubing in the spectacular Nile River Cave System. You'll float along small rapids through natural underground chambers which are also home to millions of Glow Worms.

On Yer Bike
On Yer Bike has the most amazing off-road adventures - the West Coast's high rainfall means there is plenty of opportunities to get amongst the mud! Choose from a variety of adventures including quad bike tours, go kart tours, hagglund rides and 8WD argo tours.

Rainforest Rafting
Rafting the Arnold River, this Grade 2 trip is suitable for children as young as 6 years. Pass through podocarp rainforest and farmland; you'll learn about river safety, boat paddle commands and will gradually gain confidence on the water.

Lake Matheson Walk
Lake Matheson is located just 5km from Fox Glacier and is famous for its mirror views of Aoraki Mount Cook. The walk is an easy 2.6km around the lake and suitable for all family members. Take the walk at sunrise or dusk for the most spectacular views.

Christchurch and Canterbury

Adrenalin Forest
Challenge yourself to some aerial obstacles at Adrenalin Forest - an adventure park covering 4 hectares and with over 100 challenging activities that will test your limits. Adrenalin Forest is located only 15 minutes from your central Christchurch accommodation at The Ashley Hotel, or Towers on the Park

Jet Thrills
Experience the thrills only jet boating can give you - speed along the Waimakariri River through exhilarating spins and manoeuvres. Four tour options are available and Jet Thrills is open 7 days a week - bookings are essential.

Skiing Mount Hutt
Located just one hour from Christchurch is Mount Hutt - Canterbury's largest ski area. Mt Hutt is an ideal place for the whole family with a wide range of courses for beginners right through to the most challenging downhill adventures for top skiers and boarders.


Skiing and Snowboarding
The Wanaka region has six world-renowned skifields to choose from and the largest heli-skiing area outside of North America. Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort is the perfect Wanaka hotel accommodation for your South Island skiing experience.

Lake Wanaka Mountain Biking
Experience Lake Wanaka's beautiful scenery by bicycle - the area offers some of the most unforgettable road and mountain biking experiences in New Zealand. There are options for every ability from a casual meander around the lake to an exhilarating downhill forest ride - you're bound to find something to suit you!

Skydive Lake Wanaka
Take the biggest leap of all - strap yourself to a stranger and jump from a plane flying at 15,000ft! Your scenic flight will take you over the spectacular Mt Aspiring, you'll see glaciers, lakes and rivers before you have the ultimate adrenalin rush as you jump from the plane with one of our skilled instructors. Go on - take the plunge!

Lake Wanaka
As well as excellent fishing and boating, the South Island's longest lake offers swimming, jet boating, water skiing, and white water sledging - fun for all the family!

Snow Farm
Snow Farm is New Zealand's first commercial Nordic ski facility; it has track skiing, tubing and a winter testing ground.

Set foot on a Glacier
Landing on a glacier is an unforgettable experience and one not to be missed on any visit to the South Island.  Mt Aspiring National Park is home to more than 100 glaciers and you have the opportunity to land on one with Aspiring Helicopters (  Take to the skies and experience the Southern Alps at their best.


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