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Above The Skyline Quads

Above The Skyline Quads

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For your next activity in the proclaimed ‘Adventure Capital of the World,’ set out for Queenstown’s off-road terrain aboard a Suzuki sports quad, led by an expert guide. You’ll bump along dirt-bike tracks with creek crossings and hill climbs boasting spectacular views, from the Kawarau River up into the mountains of the Kawarau Gorge. Each tailor-made tour runs with a select small group based on skill level, guaranteeing both beginning and advanced riders an exhilarating 1.5-hour ride.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.29
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$152.29

Off-Road Adventure Tour

Off-Road Adventure Tour

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Explore the landscape around the Franz Josef glacier and New Zealand's rugged West Coast on a 2-hour ATV tour from Franz Josef village. Take in the mountains and rainforest of the Southern Alps as you go offroad and follow paths carved by ancient glaciers paths in the wilderness. Your guide leads you through the rainforest, riverbeds, grasslands, and mud on a thrilling tour that includes use of ATV equipment and wet weather gear.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.33
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$126.33

Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from Christchurch

Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from Christchurch

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Visit Edoras of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ fame on this full-day excursion by 4WD vehicle to the peak of New Zealand’s Mt Sunday. Get a look at exclusive photos of Edoras under construction and learn from a knowledgeable LOTR guide about its transformation from tranquil countryside to mythical capital city of the Rohan people. Pose with replica props from the popular trilogy, such as Aragorn’s sword, Gimli’s axe and the flag of Rohan. Includes round-trip hotel transport from Christchurch plus a picnic lunch with sparkling wine.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$209.84
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$209.84
Price varies by group size

Lord of the Rings Scenic Half Day Tour

Lord of the Rings Scenic Half Day Tour

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Fans of the Lord of the Rings movies won’t want to miss this fun half-day tour to various filming locations in the Southern Alps. You’ll enjoy exclusive access to private Arcadia Station and will also visit the beautiful Mt. Aspiring National Park. Be amazed by the natural beauty while reliving your favorite movie scenes. Don an LOTR costume and sword too, if you like.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.33
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$126.33

Small-Group Quad ATV Biking in Hanmer Springs

Small-Group Quad ATV Biking in Hanmer Springs

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New Zealand is known across the world for its stunning landscapes, and the North Canterbury region is no different. Drive across the region’s countryside and through native bushland on this ATV tour outside just Hanmer Springs. Take a free transport from the Hanmer Springs village centre and drive around over 6,000 hectares full of hills, streams and meadows.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.06
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$100.06

Lord of the Rings Scenic Tour

Lord of the Rings Scenic Tour

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Visit ‘The Lord of the Rings’ filming locations in Glenorchy, traveling by 4WD with an informative guide. Departing Queenstown for Middle-earth in the morning or afternoon, this half-day tour includes stunning countryside landscapes chosen by director Peter Jackson. See where famous scenes were filmed, such as the Fortress of Isengard, Lothlorien, Ithilien Camp and Forest of Amon Hen. Enjoy light refreshments and personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to six passengers per vehicle.
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  • 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$176.51
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$176.51

Cardrona Valley Mountain Quad Experience from Wanaka

Cardrona Valley Mountain Quad Experience from Wanaka

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Enjoy high-octane thrills in the New Zealand wilderness on this 2-hour Cardrona Valley quad bike experience from Wanaka. Following a comprehensive safety briefing, pull on your helmet and hop onto your 350cc quad bike. Master the controls in safety, then spin off into the mountains of the mighty Cardrona Valley with your guide. Navigate winding dirt tracks through rolling alpine farmland where Merino sheep and cattle graze. Bounce and roll over the rugged terrain, and enjoy panoramic views over the wilds of New Zealand’s South Island.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$202.82
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$202.82

Introduction 2 Quads (30 min)

Introduction 2 Quads (30 min)

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With soaring peaks, rugged trails, and spectacular countryside scenery, Queenstown is the undisputed home of outdoor adventure on New Zealand’s South Island. On this adrenaline-pumping tour, hit the gas and experience high-octane thrills by quad bike. Zoom through the backcountry wilderness with your guide, and tackle challenging hill climbs and creek crossings between the Kawarau River and the Nevis mountain range—with trails selected to suit your skill level.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.13
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$89.13

Arthur's Pass National Park with TranzAlpine Train Tour from Christchurch

Arthur's Pass National Park with TranzAlpine Train Tour from Christchurch

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Travel by TranzAlpine railway to Arthur's Pass National Park, riding across the Canterbury Plains, then winding through Waimakariri Gorge and into the heart of the Southern Alps on this day trip from Christchurch.  An informative guide takes you on a minivan tour of Arthur's Pass, including short rain forest walks past rivers to mountain vistas at Castle Hill. Enjoy a hotel lunch and light refreshments before the return trip via Waimak Gorge. This small-group tour is limited to eight participants, ensuring a more personalized experience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$418.47
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Challenger Self Drive Guided Buggy Tour from Queenstown

Challenger Self Drive Guided Buggy Tour from Queenstown

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Get access to Queenstown’s most spectacular scenery during an off-road self-drive buggy tour. Follow an expert guide for 60 minutes along backcountry terrain with breathtaking views of Lake Wakatipu and beyond. Experience the thrill of driving your own 2-seater 4x4 vehicle while you rip up the trails! Helmet, gloves and wet-weather gear are included with a roll cage and seat belts to ensure your safety.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$264.89
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$264.89
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Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour (Half-Day)

Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour (Half-Day)

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Let a guide navigate the once-treacherous Skippers Canyon on this 4WD tour, round-trip from Queenstown. The route affords dramatic views over the Wakatipu Basin and Shotover River Valley. You'll cross Skippers Bridge into the namesake township and stop at Deep Creek to try your hand at gold panning. The 4-hour trip includes light refreshments and hotel pickup.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$176.51
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$176.51

Lord of the Rings 4WD Tour (Half-Day)

Lord of the Rings 4WD Tour (Half-Day)

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Enjoy an off-road adventure in the wild of New Zealand on this half-day Wakatipu Basin 4-wheel drive tour from Queenstown. Cruise along off-road routes toward the Remarkables mountain range — widely used in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Admire panoramic views over Deer Park Heights and the Kawarau Gorge, and then head onward to the historic gold-mining settlement of Arrowtown. Traverse bumpy river crossings along the Arrow River, and pan for gold on the riverbank. Then gaze over the Wakatipu Basin from Coronet Peak en route back to Queenstown.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.96
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$161.96

Aoraki-Mt Cook Tasman Glacier & Alpine Centre scenic day tour from Christchurch

Aoraki-Mt Cook Tasman Glacier & Alpine Centre scenic day tour from Christchurch

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Get ready for a hassle-free day of adventures from Christchurch with round-trip transport, and admission tickets included. The trip will showcase scenic viewpoints along the way, such as Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, the Ben Ohau Range, and sites from Lord of the Rings. Avoid long lines at Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre by having admission included. Another highlight is a visit to the Tasman Glacier, and a delicious lunch is included too.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$298.69
Price varies by group size
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$298.69
Price varies by group size

Wild Hills 4WD Safari

Wild Hills 4WD Safari

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Wanaka is surrounded by rolling alpine farmland, but most of it is privately owned and inaccessible. This half-day tour opens the gate to one of those farms, the massive West Wanaka Station. Explore the Otago back-country in a private four wheel drive vehicle, stopping for astonishing photo opportunities against the backdrop of Lake Wanaka, the Southern Alps and Mount Aspiring National Park.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$181.77
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$181.77

Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour from Queenstown

Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour from Queenstown

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Leave bustling Queenstown behind for the scenic beauty of Skippers Canyon on a half-day 4WD tour of the historic gorge. An experienced guide traverses Gorge Road and follows an old mining route toward Coronet Peak and into Skippers Canyon for outstanding views over the Wakatipu Basin and the Shotover River. Enjoy short walks and stop for scrumptious morning or afternoon tea including chilled wine, cookies and homemade cheese.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.57
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$129.57

Hanmer Springs Quad Bikes

Hanmer Springs Quad Bikes

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Explore New Zealand’s rugged countryside by quad bike and enjoy plenty of off-road adventure on this family-friendly 2-hour off-road tour in Hanmer Springs. Choose a morning or afternoon tour and hop onto your quad bike. Then, open the throttle and zoom along winding dirt tracks with a guide. Spin along riverbanks and over creek crossings, and follow farmland trails into the wilderness. Along the way, feel the wind in your face and enjoy sweeping views over the rugged landscapes for which the South Island is famous.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.61
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$118.61

SKYWIRE Experience

SKYWIRE Experience

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Race through the native forest canopy and see the rolling Nelson countryside from the sky in this unique flying fox experience. The Skywire is one of the longest flying foxes in New Zealand and can reach speeds of around 60 miles per hour, and this package gives you the chance to experience that speed first-hand as you rocket up and down Cable Bay hillside, through the trees and valleys.
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  • 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.69
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$73.69

Scenic Guided Off-Road Buggy Tour from Queenstown

Scenic Guided Off-Road Buggy Tour from Queenstown

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Take a 1-hour off-road buggy tour around the Wakatipu region, departing from central Queenstown. With an expert guide at the helm of your 5-passenger vehicle, you’ll bump along scenic backcountry terrain. Experience the thrill of riding in a 4x4 across rivers and along forest tracks, with breathtaking views of Lake Wakatipu. Wet-weather and safety gear included.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$300.88
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$300.88
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Queenstown ATV Tour

Queenstown ATV Tour

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Ride a quad bike on Queenstown Hill during this ATV adventure. After a comprehensive training, hop on a fully automatic all-terrain vehicle and follow your guide over off-road trails (safety gear and all-weather clothing provided). Enjoy informative commentary and sweeping views over Queenstown. Hotel pickup and drop-off, along with refreshments, are included in this small-group tour, limited to 11 people.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$212.35
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$212.35

Macetown 4WD Tour from Queenstown

Macetown 4WD Tour from Queenstown

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Travel off-road to the former gold mining town of Macetown along roads only accessible by 4WD. With an expert guide at the wheel, all you have to do is hold on for the rugged ride, which includes nearly two dozen river crossings and a backcountry route high above the Arrow Gorge. Pass Arrowtown en route to this historical ghost town protected by the Department of Conservation. Enjoy light refreshments and the opportunity to pan for gold in the Arrow River.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$248.44
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Scenic 4WD Tour Lake Tekapo Backcountry

Scenic 4WD Tour Lake Tekapo Backcountry

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There’s much more to see in the South Island than what you can get to on the State Highways. This exciting off-road adventure gives you the chance to experience some of what this dramatic landscape has to offer. Drive around the Mackenzie Country for half a day and get exclusive access to back-country stations. Take in dramatic views of landmarks like Lake Pukaki, Mount Tasman and Aoraki Mount Cook, and learn about life on New Zealand’s high-country farming stations from your guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$146.68
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$146.68

Vine Hopper: Queenstown's Ultimate Wine & Microbrewery Adventure

Vine Hopper: Queenstown's Ultimate Wine & Microbrewery Adventure

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This isn't your average wine or beer tour! I've carefully sought out the best of the best. These are Queenstown's boutique taste makers. Leave the tourist trail behind and let me take you on a personal journey to meet the folks who's passion, love for their craft and location sets them apart from the rest. Take a place that is widely considered one of the top wine regions in the new world, a recent explosion in craft & microbreweries and add in the pioneering kiwi spirit and you have the perfect recipe for an all out taste adventure. Wine and beer are made, first and foremost to just be enjoyed. So, whether you're the Einstein of wine or just here for a good ol' time, come sip, slurp & savour the best local flavours. **Please Note: I'm not a large commercial operator or tour company and prefer to focus on smaller group sizes as I believe this allows for better connections to be made and a more valuable experience for travellers.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.62
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$125.62
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Private Self Drive Xtreme 30 and X Track Activity

Private Self Drive Xtreme 30 and X Track Activity

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Based in beautiful Kingston just 30mins from Queenstown Airport at the south end of Lake Wakatipu Xtreme Off Road match world-class vehicles with out of this world scenery to give you both thrilling rides and breath taking views. You get to drive on our 2.5KM X Track at speeds up to 75kph, there’s ample opportunity to give it some jandal, drop the hammer or put the pedal to the metal.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.90
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$117.90
Price varies by group size

Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Small Group Tour (Nature Cruise or Dolphin Swim)

Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Small Group Tour (Nature Cruise or Dolphin Swim)

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Wander the charming village of Akaroa, and opt for either a harbor cruise or dolphin swim on this small-group tour from Christchurch. Start with a scenic drive through the magnificent Banks Peninsula where you’re treated to summit views of Akaroa Harbour, the Canterbury Plains and the distant Southern Alps. Sample locally made cheeses at a cheese factory, explore Akoroa and enjoy a cafe lunch before a nature cruise or dolphin swim alongside Hector's dolphins. Numbers are limited to eight people for a personalized experience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$311.42
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