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35-Minute Valley and Glacier Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook
"Experience the adventure of flying through the towering mountains of the Southern Alps. Exceptional views of Aoraki Mt Cook and the Hochstetter Icefall as you fly up the Tasman Valley. Explore the flawless and pristine Tasman Glacier and experience this safety and performance of our A355 Twin Engine Helicopters. Our pilots offer informative and interesting commentary throughout the flight to ensure you receive the best possible experience. Enjoy other key highlights such as beautiful views right fro Landing in the mid Tasman Glacier snowfields and Grand Plateau and Plateau Hut.Free hotel pickup and drop-off included to ensure you have a wonderful experience.""""See the Aoraki Mt Cook National Park on this 35-minute scenic flight tour. Enjoy a stunning scenic flight up the Tasman Valley through the Hochstetter Icefall
From NZD310.00
 
35-Minute Valley and Glacier Ski Plane Tour from Mount Cook
"Experience the adventure of flying through the towering mountains of the Southern Alps. Exceptional views of Aoraki Mt Cook and the Hochstetter Icefall as you fly up the Tasman Valley. Explore the flawless and pristine Tasman Glacier and experience this providing you with the ultimate scenic experience.Enjoy other key highlights such as beautiful views right from take off Landing in the mid Tasman Glacier snowfields and Grand Plateau and Plateau Hut. Free hotel pickup and drop-off included to ensure you have a wonderful experience.""""Experience Mt Cook National Park like never before on this scenic 35-minute Ski Plane adventure! Delight in a stunning scenic flight up the Tasman Valley through the Hochstetter Icefall
From NZD310.00
 
45-Minute Glacier Highlights Helicopter Tour from Mount Cook
"Your day will begin with a pickup from your hotel. From here you will be taken to Aoraki Mount Cook Airport where you journey in the skies will begin. Experience everything Aoraki Mt Cook National Park has to offer. Be captivated by the rugged mo and ever changing glacial landscape of the Southern Alps. Fly over the Tasman Terminal Lake and discover the stunning ice formations of the Hochstetter Icefall as you fly beneath the east face of Aoraki Mt Cook. Land in the upper reaches of the Tasman Gl safety and performance of our A355 Twin Engine Helicopters. Our pilots offer informative and interesting commentary throughout the flight to ensure you receive the best possible experience.Once your 45-minute flight in complete you will be taken back to your hotel safely.""""Join this 45-minute Helicopter scenic experience through Aoraki Mt Cook National Park for a helicopter tour like no other! Sit back relax
From NZD425.00

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A natural Lesson about the Tides (Abel Tasman NP)

The Abel Tasman National Park is one of the most fascinating places to watch the changing tides. Of course, this is partly due to those incredible colours of the sand that also change their shades and...
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Kakapo2
Nov 20, 2007

Marahau - a peaceful Spot at the End of the World

-What you see on the photo here is mostly what makes up Marahau. Some houses and cottages at the end of the world. The road ends here. You must walk or take a boat to get further north into the Abel...
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Kakapo2
Nov 20, 2007

Abel Tasman and the Abel Tasman National Park

-There is no doubt that the Dutch seafarer and explorer Abel Tasman was the first European to discover New Zealand in december 1642. However, at the time, he did not know that he was at the...
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Kakapo2
Nov 20, 2007

Where Dreams Become True in Kaiteriteri

-What I absolutely love about Kaiteriteri is the residential area on the hillsides. It reminds me a lot of the Bay of Islands, especially the area south of Paihia: Opua, where the vehicular ferry to...
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Kakapo2
Nov 19, 2007

Kaiteriteri - Nice Name, Nice Beach, Niiiice Homes

-This is one of those classic exaggerations of travel books and websites: Kaiteriteri - one of the South Island's best beaches...I admit: This tiny town, eight or nine kilometres from the southern end...
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Kakapo2
Nov 19, 2007

Another Home of the Infamous Sandflies

No, my least favourite thing!Already on my first visit to Kaiteriteri beach in 1991 I got aware that this is a preferred place of New Zealand's infamous sandflies. So I was delighted that we had a...
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Kakapo2
Nov 19, 2007
 
 
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The Nesting Shags in the Trees

-If you go on a water-taxi ride or kayak trip past the Split Apple Rock you will almost certainly spot an impressive colony of pied shags in the canopies of the trees along the shore. The best and...
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Kakapo2
Nov 19, 2007

The Marine Reserve and Islands off Abel Tasman NP

A strange thing is that the marine reserve off the shores of the Abel Tasman National Park is not included in the national park, and visiting boats can moor wherever they want. So the traffic on the...
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Kakapo2
Nov 19, 2007

The Vegetation of the Abel Tasman National Park

After the settlement of the European immigrants the forests of the Abel Tasman National Park were logged and cleared for farming. Now the forests are regenerating, and you would not think that they...
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Kakapo2
Nov 18, 2007

Companies Operating in Abel Tasman National Park

-You will find quite a lot of different brochures about activities in the Abel Tasman National Park, but if you call the information numbers you will happen to speak to the same person. This is...
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Kakapo2
Nov 18, 2007

little Gem's

along the way of a 4 1/2 hour drive from Christchurch, via the Lewis Pass, to Nelson. after 1 1/2 hours you pass Hanmer Springs with its hotpools, take a dip or drive on to Mahiua Falls an other hour...
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pepples46
Feb 09, 2005

Hamish the white Heron

Wildlife at Rimu Grove in Mapua Hamish the white Heron at Mapua, the Star attraction. when sitting at lunch..Hamish would come and demand his share..I think he's forgotten to look after himself
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pepples46
Jan 17, 2005

a road trip

trough pretty scenery,between Murchison, Kohatu and Wakefield just driving and taking it all in...for lunch in Murchison I'll call up a longtime Friend
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pepples46
Feb 09, 2005

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43 - 55 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand
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63 State Highway St. Arnaud, , St Arnaud
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30 Fairfax Street, Murchison, 7007, New Zealand
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66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, South Island, 7001, New Zealand
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Trafalgar Square, Nelson, South Island, 7001, New Zealand
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Top Things to Do in Nelson/Tasman

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Wilsons Abel Tasman

The shoreline along Tasman is very diverse and scenic. At this rocky point I saw a large rock balancing precariously on the top of a section of the rugged coastline.I'm guessing that it was a natural...
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Top 5 Nelson/Tasman Writers

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"Golden Beaches, Birds, Mountains and Orchards"
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"Sunshine & Landscape"
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"TASMAN BAY and Nelson's Lakes"
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"Grab Yer Togs!"
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"Nelson - Kayaking in Abel Tasman Nat'l Park"
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