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South Island Activities

Some great South Island adventure activities to complement your tour or self-drive experiences in New Zealand.

Choose to depart from Kaiteriteri, Queenstown, Makarora, Milford Sound or Wanaka

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1 Day Abel Tasman Sailing And Walk from $118

Explore South Islands best National Park Abel Tasman by sailing and walking on this one day New Zealand tour from Kaiteriteri Beach. Chill out and relax with a peaceful sail amongst the best coastal scenery of the Abel Tasman National Park. Enjoy the golden beaches, rugged natural coastline, islands and Split Apple Rock. Around midday, abandon ship at Anchorage for a stroll along sandy beaches and native bush.

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Milford Sound Encounter Nature Cruise from $94

Discover the unique wildlife, towering waterfalls and majesty of Mitre Peak on our two hour Nature Cruise.
The relaxing cruise travels down the south side of the fiord, out to the Tasman Sea and returns up the north side. Delve into the history, geology and wildlife of the fiord, even say hello to the local seals basking on the rocks.

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Milford Sound Scenic Cruise from $65

This cruise starts from Milford Sound to see this New Zealand's most stunning natural attraction,; Milford Sound. Set in the Fiordland National Park check out Milford’s awe-inspiring scenery from our spacious observation lounges or large, outdoor viewing decks on a modern, purpose-built catamarans. Move freely around the boat and enjoy the comfort and stability that only a twin-hull vessel can provide.

 

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Shotover Jet from $155

World famous as the ultimate jet boat experience, Shotover Jet has thrilled over 3 million people since 1965, and now it’s your turn!  Take a breathtaking ride on an ultimate jet boat ride. Through dramatic and narrow canyons of the Shotover river and hold on tight for Queenstown’s only exhilarating full 360 spins.

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Kawarau Half Day Canyoning from $215

The Kawarau Canyon is a fun and exciting introduction to the sport of Canyoning! Graded easy and located out in the Gibbston Valley, you get the opportunity to abseil through waterfalls, slide natural water slides and down climb your way through the canyon. Just a short walk to get to the canyon start, this trip is really for everyone! this tour starts from Queenstown and great for those with a few free days there to try some adventure activities. 

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Black Spur Full Day Canyon from $299

Experience an adrenaline-filled day as you rappel down waterfalls and cliffs on a canyoning adventure. You also cruise across the beautiful Lake Wakatipu on a water taxi and, if you're feeling brave, you have the opportunity to do a 26-foot (8 m) jump. This activity is perfect for beginners or those with more experience.

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1 Day Wilderness Jet and Funyaks

Funyaks and Jet Boating from Queenstown. You take the Dart River jet boat upstream and then paddle back downstream in the Funyaks, inflatable kayaks.

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Half Day Jet Boat Tour from $145

Take a spectacular guided tour of Skippers Canyon via the infamous Skippers Road, followed by a thrilling jet boat ride through the narrowest canyons on the Shotover River. You will discover a land rich in gold mining history and breathtaking scenery just a short distance from Queenstown. Skippers Canyon Jet is the must do jet boat trip in Queenstown.

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Scenic Tour and Jet Boat from $195

Enjoy a Skippers Canyon Scenic Tour and Jetboat while you are in Queenstown. Experience the thrills of a high speed jet boat with the beauty of scenic tour of New Zealand.

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Mount Aspiring Full Day Canyon from $499

You get a hit of everything today, enjoy downclimbs, a 10 metre jump, slides, swimming and abseiling down pumping waterfalls of up to 30 metres. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you go canyoning in the aptly named Mount Aspiring National Park, a UNECSO World Heritage area. With an expert guide to show you the ropes, learn to abseil down cliffs and cascading waterfalls

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1 Day Abel Tasman Cruise, Walk, Seals and Sail from $163

Five hour self-guided walk along the Pitt Head loop track to Te Pukatea Bay. Three hour scenic cruise, Split Apple Rock, fur seal colony at Pinnacle Island, get involved in the sailing or sit back and relax.

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1 Day Abel Tasman Sailing Tour

Explore the Abel Tasman the peaceful, quiet, relaxing way. Treat yourself to the only scheduled Full Day sailing tour in New Zealand's coastal paradise... the Abel Tasman National Park.  Either chill out and relax, get involved in the sailing or learn as you go... you decide!

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Milford Sound Day Trip from $165

Go Milford Sound Day trip from Te Anau. Experience the best of Fiordland National Park with us. Travel from Te Anau to Milford Sound in comfort and style with our personal, small group tour through Fiordland’s spectacular snow-capped wonderland on either our early morning or midday departure.

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