Sightseeing & Experiences...
In and Around the Glacier Lands
Fox Glacier WalkFROM FOX GLACIER. This half-day guided walk is a truly unique experience. Walk beside the riverbed to a secret track which winds slowly uphill through temperate rainforest. From high on the track, enjoy fantastic views of the glacier and its icefalls. Continue onto the ice, among crevasses and ice ridges and into the middle of the glacier. Return to the bus along a different track. Equipment provided.
Franz Josef Heli HikeFROM FRANZ JOSEF. Discover up close the magnificent natural phenomenon of the stunning West Coast glaciers. First, take an awesome 10-minute scenic helicopter flight over Franz Josef Glacier and see the extraordinary colors of the ice-flow from above. Then, experience an unforgettable hike among the ice formations on a 2-hour walk among the ice caves, pinnacles and seracs of this pristine alpine environment with a knowledgable guide. Equipment provided.
Peninsula Encounter & Albatross ColonyFROM DUNEDIN. Travel over the scenic peninsula to Taiaroa headland, the famous breeding area of the world's largest seabird, the Royal Albatross. Tour the area and see Albatross soaring around the cliffs. Continue to a private conservation area for close-up viewing of some rare wildlife, including fur seals and yellow-eyed penguins. Return to the city around dusk.
Discover DunedinFROM DUNEDIN. Discover Dunedin, the "City of Firsts," on a 1-hour tour. Dunedin is home to New Zealand’s first City Council, University, girls' high school, chocolate factory, public botanic gardens, daily newspaper, cable car public transport, kerosene street-lighting and public art gallery. The first telephone call in New Zealand was also made here. Visit Baldwin Street - the world's steepest.
Speight's Brewery TourFROM DUNEDIN. Experience a genuine icon of the south with this entertaining guided tour of Speight's Brewery. The tour illustrates the evolution of the working brewery, through its role in Dunedin city, its history, and its unique production. At the completion of the tour there is the chance to sample the six fi ne brews made by Speight's today, with an educational tasting experience.
Mt. Cook Heli ExperienceFROM GLENTANNER (near Mt Cook Village). Mt Cook dominates the Southern Alps and the most spectacular way to experience this alpine environment is with a flight over it. Be ready for an amazing alpine landing and the chance to play in the snow.