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South Island - Outdoor Activities

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Ranked #1 of 350 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 350 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Biking Trails; Trails
The Otago Central Rail Trail - New Zealand's original slow trail.
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Ranked #3 of 350 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 #4 of 350 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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Bike It Now (Clyde)
Ranked #5 of 350 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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Routeburn Track (Te Anau)
Ranked #6 of 350 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #7 of 350 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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$156* and up
Ranked #8 of 350 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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The Cardrona (Wanaka)
Ranked #9 of 350 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 #10 of 350 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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Kaikoura Kayaks (Kaikoura)
Ranked #11 of 350 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Water sports
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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Aoraki/Mt. Cook (Mt. Cook Village)
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$336* and up
Ranked #12 of 350 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
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Stu's Fly Shop (Queenstown)
Ranked #13 of 350 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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Milford Sound (Te Anau)
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$182* and up
Ranked #14 of 350 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Scenic Drives; Waterfalls; Bodies of Water
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Lake Wanaka (Wanaka)
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$1,362* and up
Ranked #15 of 350 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
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Hollyford Track (Te Anau)
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$1,369* and up
Ranked #16 of 350 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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Ranked #17 of 350 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #18 of 350 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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Bike 2 Wine (Renwick)
Ranked #19 of 350 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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Peninsula Walkway (Kaikoura)
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$240* and up
Ranked #20 of 350 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Hiking Trails
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Abel Tasman Coast Track (Abel Tasman National Park)
Ranked #21 of 350 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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Ranked #22 of 350 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Gear rentals; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Arrowtown Bike Hire is located in the beautiful alpine village of Arrowtown, and provides mountain bike hire for recreational... more » Owner description: Arrowtown Bike Hire is located in the beautiful alpine village of Arrowtown, and provides mountain bike hire for recreational riders who wish to explore the historic town or ride the local trails. With a range of wilderness trails suitable for all skill and fitness levels, riders can cross the famous Kawarau Bungy Bridge pedal past vineyards along the new Queenstown Trail. « less
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Ben Lomond Walkway (Queenstown)
Ranked #23 of 350 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Hiking Trails
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Volo Jetski Adventures (Christchurch)
Ranked #24 of 350 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
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Ranked #25 of 350 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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Hooker Valley Track (Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu))
Ranked #26 of 350 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Hiking Trails
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Fish Jet (Te Anau)
Ranked #27 of 350 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Water sports
Owner description: Jetboating + Fishing = Fish Jet, Fiordland, New Zealand. A unique Te Anau activity for the whole family combining fishing,... more » Owner description: Jetboating + Fishing = Fish Jet, Fiordland, New Zealand. A unique Te Anau activity for the whole family combining fishing, jet boating, adventure and adrenaline. Relax as you drift down the majestic Waiau River, spotting and fishing for some of the best rainbow trout New Zealand has to offer. Enjoy the thrill of speeding back up the river through the stunning & remote Fiordland National Park. No fishing experience required and it’s incredible fun! « less
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Ranked #28 of 350 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Water sports
Owner description: Feel the thrill of rafting one of New Zealand’s most scenic and exciting stretches of white water in the heart of the South... more » Owner description: Feel the thrill of rafting one of New Zealand’s most scenic and exciting stretches of white water in the heart of the South Island. With only one scheduled trip per day you will have time to enjoy every aspect; two delicious meals, spectacular scenery, rafting action with our professional team of guides, swimming in the calmer sections and an optional leap from ‘jump rock’ and the friendly atmosphere which people rave about. Join our day trip from Christchurch or drive yourselves, located 30 minutes off the main Christchurch to Queenstown highway. « less
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Extreme Air (Queenstown)
Ranked #29 of 350 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Learn to Fly in Queenstown with Extreme Air Hang gliding & Paragliding school. We offer a full range of courses from Day... more » Owner description: Learn to Fly in Queenstown with Extreme Air Hang gliding & Paragliding school. We offer a full range of courses from Day course to 10 day Pilot Certificate courses, refresher courses as & when required. We are the only School in New Zealand that teachers both hang gliding and Paragliding. Extreme Air is longest operating school in Queenstown with the most experience instructors. « less
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Ranked #30 of 350 Outdoor Activities in South Island
Category: Biking Trails; Hiking Trails; Trails; Historic Walking Areas
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