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The Tree House is a perfect, off-the-grid retreat for nature lovers, where you can listen to birdsong, see the sunrise from the deck and hear the river flowing in the valley.
Come and escape at a little slice of Paradise! Located on the Rangitikei River in the remote Mokai Valley, Taihape.
Nestled amongst the Southern Alps close to Franz Josef Glacier and countless scenic spots, Rainforest is the perfect base to explore New Zealand’s glacier Country and the wild west coast. Gorgeous accommodation options. From a holiday park, flash packers vibe to deluxe retreat options.
Nest Tree Houses
In Kurow, North Otago, The Nest is a stylish private tree house perched high in a pine canopy. The cosy wooden interior boasts all the mod cons, floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the surrounds, and an indoor gas fireplace for cool-weather comfort. Guests can soak in the hot tub, order a platter to graze on or cross a swing bridge for a relaxing session in the cedar sauna, surrounded by dreamy forest views.
Kauri Chalet Karekare Beach
Beautiful bush chalet surrounded by mature Kauri trees and native birds. Private and peaceful with a deck overlooking the bush.
Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses
For a cool canopy experience, the modern, wood-clad Tree House Rooms, set in a manuka grove remote from the main lodge, are an amazing treat. The five one-bedroom Upper Branch Rooms, perched 10 metres up in the treetops, are the most romantic and private with wraparound windows ensuring stunning views of mountains, sea and roaming deer from the spa bath, seating nook (complete with wood fire) and deck.
This gorgeous house is built right in the boughs of the trees, reconnecting you with tales like the Lord of the Rings and the Magic Faraway Tree. Take an adventure into this dreamy dwelling that's nestled in its own private stand of native trees.
The collections of gardens at Hamilton Gardens explore the history, context and meaning of gardens. Each tells a story and offers an insight into a different civilisation.
Canoe & Kayak Taupō Tours
Let Canoe & Kayak take you on a kayak adventure across stunning Lake Taupō while taking in all the beautiful views of the surrounding coastline and neighbouring mountains.
Sea Kayak Adventures
This company specialises in nature-based adventuring for the intrepid traveller, with an emphasis on experiencing the environment without interfering with its delicate ecosystems. Walk, kayak, mountain bike, mini golf and combos available.
Kayaking on Okarito Lagoon, New Zealand's largest unmodified coastal wetland. Excellent birdwatching and amazing mountain views. Paddle through the Okarito River Delta that leads deep into the rainforest. The kayaks are safe, stable sea kayaks. Prior experience is not necessary and full instruction is given. Okarito is a quaint coastal village backdropped by the Southern Alps, and only 20 minutes drive from Franz Josef Glacier!
Waimarino Kayak Tours
Their popular kayak and kanu tours depart just before sunset, so you can experience an evening visiting the enchanting glow worms. These can be seen in the Mangapapa Canyon at Lake Mclaren, or in a secret cave on Lake Rotoiti. They also provide daytime kayaking tours on Lake Rotoiti, Lake McLaren and the Wairoa River.
Whale Watching with Air Kaikoura
Enjoy two unforgettable experiences combined into one exciting activity: whale watching plus a scenic flight. Kaikoura is famous as a place to go on whale-watching tours, and this tour from the air is a thrilling twist on the more conventional activity. From the air you can really appreciate the size of sperm whales. Also spot other marine life, like dolphins, while checking out the spectacular coastal and mountain scenery.
Carino Wildlife Cruises
Snorkel, swim and explore a beach and island, in one of the world’s most beautiful coastal locations. Be inspired by the amazing wildlife. Dolphins, penguins, gannets and seabirds are frequently sighted. The photo opportunities are spectacular! As the only yacht licensed to view and research dolphins, this is your chance to learn from a passionate crew and be inspired by local wildlife.
Wings Over Whales
Take to the skies for a spectacular whale watching experience in Kaikōura. See whales at home in their natural environment.
Explore New Zealand
Explore the Hauraki Gulf and discover the abundant marine wildlife, iconic landscape and cultural footprint of Tāmaki Makaurau.
Dolphin and Seal Encounters, Whale Island Guided Walks, Fishing & Diving trips. Book the boat - team building, a business trip, a family adventure, a nature experience. The tours are small in number, making it feel personal.
Whale Watch is New Zealand's only marine-based whale watching company offering visitors an exciting up-close encounter with the Giant Sperm Whale all year round. A 95% success rate means a guaranteed 80% refund if your tour does not see a whale.
Discover the beautiful Bay of Islands. Cruise the Bay and discover dolphins and whales, or explore the region on a fantastic day tour.
E-Ko Tours is located in Picton, and excursions are run along the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound. They offer a range of guided tours from $49 focused on the local nature and history.
Bay Explorer offer a half day unique marine experience and wildlife encounters.
Cathedral Cove Jet
Hit the coast with Cathedral Cove Jet and surrender yourself to the rush of a lifetime! Hold on tight and experience a full throttle, 450 HP jet engine reaching speeds of up to 80kmph with high-speed spins and drifts along the way.
Connect with nature and experience the river environment from a unique riverbug perspective. Trips near Tauranga, Rotorua & Whakatāne for groups & individuals from age 5+. Support regenerative tourism, community & healthy lifestyles.
Five years ago the Whanganui River was recognised as a living person in a groundbreaking New Zealand law. Spend some time in this very special place with passionate locals for a variety of experiences. From the serene kayaking trip to zooming about in a jet boat, the quiet skill of fly fishing, the fun of learning claybird shooting with an amazing Paralympian tutor, Tony Brogdan and an elegant garden tour. Something for the entire family.
Iconic adventures for thrill seekers and those looking for gorgeous breathtaking landscapes.
Wanaka River Journeys
The most exciting half day adventure activity in New Zealand. Jet boating beneath the spectacular scenery of glaciers, Lord of The Rings locations, and into world heritage Mount Aspiring National Park.
Pelorus Eco Adventures
The dramatic beauty of the Pelorus River is unparalleled, so try out this unique kayaking adventure. Both beginners and the more experienced are welcome.
A small local company providing soft adventure trips on the upper reaches of the Shotover River in Skippers Canyon, Queenstown. Gentle ride suitable for young children and people who are not confident in water.
Underworld Adventures is based in Charleston, nestled between rugged mountain tops and the wild Tasman Sea. This rainforest clad limestone country offers a unique variety of cave and karst adventures. Underworld Rafting and GlowWorm experience, Magical GlowWorm Cave Tour, a stunning short interpretative train ride through pristine rain forest, a majestic Limestone Canyon and a thrilling caving adventure.
Wild Rivers Rafting
Experience the thrill and excitement as you raft the legendary Earthquake Rapids, the section of the Buller River with the most whitewater in the breathtaking Buller Gorge.