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South Island - Outdoor Activities

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Ranked #1 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Horseback Riding Stables; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Horse treks run on a working high country sheep and cattle farm at the foot of the Southern Alps and only 1 hour from... more » Owner description: Horse treks run on a working high country sheep and cattle farm at the foot of the Southern Alps and only 1 hour from Christchurch City - various treks available with 1hour, 2hour, 3hour and full day. « less
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Ranked #2 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Sports Camps/ Clinics; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: You can’t drive the jet boat or fly the helicopter…..But YOU can shoot the Beretta 12 Gauge Shot Gun! Share our passion for... more » Owner description: You can’t drive the jet boat or fly the helicopter…..But YOU can shoot the Beretta 12 Gauge Shot Gun! Share our passion for Clay Target Shooting - an adventure activity unlike anything else on offer in Queenstown. With Beretta Shotguns suitable for men and women, and low recoil ammunition - Break One Clay Target Shooting is for all walks of life! We guarantee that you will hit a target – and have fun doing it! « less
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Ranked #3 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Gear rentals; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: At Cycle Surgery we offer bike hire, shuttle services, luggage transfers and full itineraries for clients wishing to cycle... more » Owner description: At Cycle Surgery we offer bike hire, shuttle services, luggage transfers and full itineraries for clients wishing to cycle the Otago Central Rail Trail - NZ's first and best cycling trail.We design our own hire bikes, which we believe are the most comfortable hire bike on the Rail Trail. We have a depot in Clyde and Middlemarch - the start and finish of the Rail Trail. « less
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Ranked #4 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Biking Trails; Trails
The Otago Central Rail Trail - New Zealand's original slow trail.
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Bike It Now (Clyde)
Ranked #5 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Gear rentals; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Bike It Now! Has a vision of providing the highest quality service for those wanting to enjoy the cycling trails of the... more » Owner description: Bike It Now! Has a vision of providing the highest quality service for those wanting to enjoy the cycling trails of the Central Otago, Southern Lakes and MacKenzie and Waitaki regions of New Zealand as part of their next holiday. They can provide for all your requirements from organising fully supported tours, self guided tours to dropping you off on a One Day Wonder on the Otago Central Rail Trail or Roxburgh Gorge. They will provide you with the latest Avanti and Scott 29ers and 27.5 Bikes to complete these adventures on. To top it off, they have a retail bike shop which specialises in Avanti and Scott bikes and accessories, this is supported by a full workshop. « less
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Ranked #6 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Kayaking & canoeing
Owner description: Adventurers get set... it's time to reach for the stars, slap on your life jacket, throw on some sunscreen and rekindle that... more » Owner description: Adventurers get set... it's time to reach for the stars, slap on your life jacket, throw on some sunscreen and rekindle that pioneering spirit. We have a wicked summer deal to get you out on the water and up close with Nature & Wildlife - it's time to go sea kayaking in Akaroa & get that adventure you have been waiting for!Sea kayak in our amazing natural environment, take in our breathtaking Volcanic basin vistas, and soak up our French village by the sea. Akaroa, only 80 minuets from Christchurch, New Zealand, is where we are based.Your trip takes in a remote beach where you can relax or swim, enjoy refreshments & explore remote bays & inlets. We make it easy for you to experience this amazing sea adventure as no experience is needed, it's a breeze & great family fun « less
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Routeburn Track (Te Anau)
Ranked #7 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #8 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Bike tours
Owner description: FREE PICKUP AND DROP-OFF - don't waste 1 hour biking out from Blenheim. We will collect you from your accommodation & include... more » Owner description: FREE PICKUP AND DROP-OFF - don't waste 1 hour biking out from Blenheim. We will collect you from your accommodation & include a full backup emergency service if you get a puncture or become ill. We have 11 cellar doors as well as 5 restaurants that serve beautiful lunches within a 2km radius of our base, the closest being only 2 minutes biking from our front gate. We have step-through retro cruiser bikes, including a tandem, hi-viz helmets, wine holder (carries 4 bottles), bottled spring water, winery map & a tow-along & child seat if required. We will help personalise your itinerary ensuring it caters to your ability & needs, detailing the wineries & their wines, favourite routes, scenic spots, arts & crafts and restaurants. We bet you will never have so much fun on a bike & we are really looking forward to meeting you. « less
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Ranked #9 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Tours; Water sports
Owner description: As Lonely Planet's 'Top Choice' for Kaikoura activities, swimming with New Zealand fur seals in the shallow bays of the... more » Owner description: As Lonely Planet's 'Top Choice' for Kaikoura activities, swimming with New Zealand fur seals in the shallow bays of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula really is an experience that you don't want to miss. Tours take 2.5 hours and depart several times daily. No experience is necessary and all equipment is supplied. Many travellers site their seal swimming experience as a highlight of there New Zealand holiday. For more information contact us... « less
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Milford Track (Fiordland National Park)
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$152* and up
Ranked #10 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Mountains; Hiking Trails
Believed to be one of the most scenic walking routes in the world, this trail is in the heart of Fiordland National Park.
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Ranked #11 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: High-end European electric-assist mountain bikes for riding our spectacular cycle trails with battery recharge locations on... more » Owner description: High-end European electric-assist mountain bikes for riding our spectacular cycle trails with battery recharge locations on the way. Genius! Our all-inclusive eBike hire includes the delivery of your eBikes, detailed maps and free access to our battery top-up locations so you can Charge About all day! The eBikes are incredibly simple and fun to ride, providing hill climbing ability that brings a smile. The Queenstown cycle trails are mostly off-road so it's he ideal way to see Queenstown to Arrowtown and beyond. Riders of all ability can stick together, allowing visitors to experience the most magnificent self-guided cycle tours of our region. « less
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The Cardrona (Wanaka)
Ranked #12 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
First class scenic horse trekking and quad bike tours of the stunning Cardrona Valley, South Island, New Zealand
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Ranked #13 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: River rafting & tubing
Owner description: Life Begins Outside.... Whether you want to challenge your boundaries or are solely looking for a relaxing and unique way to... more » Owner description: Life Begins Outside.... Whether you want to challenge your boundaries or are solely looking for a relaxing and unique way to see areas of our great wilderness that lay off the beaten track, we can cater for you. Our fun packed packrafting day trip is created as an overall outdoors experience. Hike, climb, swim, play, raft or simply float and take in the breathtaking scenery, armed with your own paddle, a packraft and walking boots the opportunities are endless. With these lightweight boats you'll be able to access some of the most remote and undisturbed rivers in the Southern Hemisphere, these hidden gems would usually be unreachable with conventional boats and kayaks alone. Each morning we decide upon the best rivers and trails to use based on the water levels and the group's ability. Your guides will tailor the trip to the group's strengths and need for adventure, you will find out how to inflate the boats (which is a surprising and revolutionary technique), be given a full safety briefing and taught skills to control them in the ever changing rivers. Then with a guided tour down the river, it's entirely up to you whether you want to sit back and float serenely, frolick on the riverbank or go on the hunt for some rapids to play in. The adventure is all yours! « less
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Kaikoura Kayaks (Kaikoura)
Ranked #14 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Kayaking & canoeing
Owner description: Voted "TOP CHOICE" Lonely Planet! KAIKOURA'S ORIGINAL KAYAK OPERATOR EST.1998 100% Success rate for Seal viewing! - catch up... more » Owner description: Voted "TOP CHOICE" Lonely Planet! KAIKOURA'S ORIGINAL KAYAK OPERATOR EST.1998 100% Success rate for Seal viewing! - catch up with the locals of the marine kind in a real Sea Kayak with us today. Curious NZ Fur Seals, Blue Penguins and Dusky Dolphins are only a few paddle strokes away and our local Kiwi Guides would love to introduce you to them around the Kaikoura Peninsula. Stay warm and dry in our enclosed stable sea kayaks with all equipment provided including GORE-TEX dry pants in winter, wetsuit booty's for your feet and dry bags for camera's. Our eco-friendly 1/2 day guided "Seal Kayaking" tours offer a safe, enjoyable, interactive experience, with little effort and a whole lot of good fun. No experience necessary, suitable for all ages and abilities. Family's are most welcome. If you want to tick off a real Kayaking experience from your bucket list with the help of our qualified Guides amongst a multitude of marine life while in New Zealand, come paddling with us! (: « less
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Rosco's Milford Kayaks (Milford Sound)
Ranked #15 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Kayaking & canoeing
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Aoraki/Mt. Cook (Mt. Cook Village)
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$327* and up
Ranked #16 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
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Ziptrek Ecotours (Queenstown)
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$74* and up
Ranked #17 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Eco tours
Owner description: Ziptrek Ecotours is NZ's #1 Original Zipline tour and is a spectacular eco-adventure through the forest canopy high above... more » Owner description: Ziptrek Ecotours is NZ's #1 Original Zipline tour and is a spectacular eco-adventure through the forest canopy high above Queenstown, situated on Skyline Gondola hill. Ziptrek runs all year round and is stunning whatever the weather. With two tours to choose from it is suitable for everyone, whether looking for an introduction into Queenstown adventure (Moa 4-Line Tour) or wanting the latest gripping eco-exhilaration (Kea 6-Line Tour) which includes the steepest tree to tree zipline in the world. « less
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Milford Sound (Te Anau)
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$177* and up
Ranked #18 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Scenic Drives; Waterfalls; Bodies of Water
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Stu's Fly Shop (Queenstown)
Ranked #19 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Stu's World Famous Fishing Shop is the only physical fly shop in New Zealand. Do you want to go fishing with Stu? He is... more » Owner description: Stu's World Famous Fishing Shop is the only physical fly shop in New Zealand. Do you want to go fishing with Stu? He is Australasia's first Certified FFF Master Fly Casting Instructor and owner of the NZ Fly Fishing School. Visit one of 30 lakes and rivers, all within an hour's drive of the shop. We can arrange: Backcountry Fly Fishing Road Trips, where you stay in an historic cottage or camp out. Helicopter Guiding and water taxis for an unforgettable experience One or multiple-day NZ Fly Fishing Schools: learn the basics about equipment, trout and their feeding habits, trout entomology (food), trout flies, tackle, equipment, leaders and their construction, basic knots and casting. Been fly-fishing for years, but getting too many tangles? Or just want to get better? Learn how to double haul for distance, reach cast and wiggle cast. Get ahead of the game with some professional advice from Stu! We have a range of multi-day guiding packages, road trips and camping out options, which can depart from Queenstown. « less
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Lake Wanaka (Wanaka)
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$1,328* and up
Ranked #20 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
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Bike 2 Wine (Renwick)
Ranked #21 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Biking Trails
Owner description: For only $40 per person FREE PICK UP & RETURN from wherever you finish .BIKE 2 WINE No1 for value, No1 provider of bikes for... more » Owner description: For only $40 per person FREE PICK UP & RETURN from wherever you finish .BIKE 2 WINE No1 for value, No1 provider of bikes for you to explore the Marlborough wine trail . Being in Renwick you are in the heart of the wine region. Don't bike the 12km from Blenheim - let us pick you up.Pay just $40 standard bike & $80 for a Tandem you get the bike and a FREE pick up & return within 12km of our depot.If you come to us.... Standard bikes only $30 per day, Tandems $60. We provide Maps & good advice. Our back up van is always on call. If you stay at Olde Mill House B&B your bikes are FREE!. We are lonely Planet's recommended wine tour by bike in the Marlborough region.Don't be overcharged come to the best. « less
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Ranked #22 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: A 224 acre wonderland, that offers a wide selection of adrenaline activities all set in the most stunning manicured grounds.... more » Owner description: A 224 acre wonderland, that offers a wide selection of adrenaline activities all set in the most stunning manicured grounds. A 650m go-kart track, dirt buggys, track activities at speed, wine experience, vineyards, national motorsport museum, restaurant & bar, and mini-golf and of course the 4.5km international standard race circuit! « less
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Hollyford Track (Te Anau)
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$1,335* and up
Ranked #23 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Hiking Trails; Trails; Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Located in the spectacular Fiordland National Park the dramatic Hollyford Track is one of the greatest guided walks in New... more » Owner description: Located in the spectacular Fiordland National Park the dramatic Hollyford Track is one of the greatest guided walks in New Zealand. Three Day Hollyford Track Guided Nature Walk In this 3 Day / 2 Night all inclusive guided wilderness experience you will be transported from the wilderness to the sea. Traversing the Hollyford Valley by foot, jetboat and finally helicopter. Your expert and passionate guides will bring to life the diversity of landscape, vegetation and wildlife, sharing captivating stories of early Maori and Pioneering families. Our small intimate group size ensures a more personal service, in our comfortable private lodges where first rate cuisine and fine wines are served. The trip concludes with a helicopter flight into Milford Sound before returning you to Queenstown. « less
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Volo Jetski Adventures (Christchurch)
Ranked #24 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Waterskiing & jetskiing
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Abel Tasman Coast Track (Abel Tasman National Park)
Ranked #25 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Hiking Trails
Owner description: Hiking (or "tramping" as New Zealanders call it) from one end to the other of this 32-mile track will take days, so if you're... more » Owner description: Hiking (or "tramping" as New Zealanders call it) from one end to the other of this 32-mile track will take days, so if you're time-constrained, pick up a section of it. The view can't be beat as you walk through sandy bays and lagoons, past coves and estuaries. « less
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Peninsula Walkway (Kaikoura)
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$234* and up
Ranked #26 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Hiking Trails
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Gforce Paragliding (Queenstown)
Ranked #27 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Parasailing & paragliding
Owner description: Take an exhilarating Tandem Paragliding flight from the top of the Skyline Gondola! An adrenalised flying trip or a relaxed... more » Owner description: Take an exhilarating Tandem Paragliding flight from the top of the Skyline Gondola! An adrenalised flying trip or a relaxed sightseeing tour - it's your choice. GFORCE Paragliding are the only company permitted to fly over spectacular Queenstown and stunning Lake Wakatipu. We are Queenstown's most experienced tandem paragliding company, established 1991. « less
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Ranked #28 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #29 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Bike tours
Owner description: Queenstown Bike Tours is located at Dudleys cottage in Arrowtown. We offer half day or full day bike hire with optional... more » Owner description: Queenstown Bike Tours is located at Dudleys cottage in Arrowtown. We offer half day or full day bike hire with optional transport, or if you would like to visit us in Arrowtown we also rent bikes by the hour.QT Bike Tours provides a range of bikes specifically designed for comfort and sight seeing. All sizes for men, women and children and if the kids are too small to ride we also have tow along bikes allowing you to take the whole family for a days adventure. « less
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Ranked #30 of 401 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Come and join us here at ecoSEAker and swim with the worlds rarest and smallest ocean going Hectors Dolphin and only possible... more » Owner description: Come and join us here at ecoSEAker and swim with the worlds rarest and smallest ocean going Hectors Dolphin and only possible in the volcanic crater of Akaroa Harbour. We are a small friendly family owned business who have been in the Akaroa Harbour for 6 generations and operating small Harbour Tours from the Hamilton family farm since 1986. « less
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