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Explore Mount Cook from Christchurch
"A short stop at either the Tin Shed (an old shearing shed selling discount sweaters) or at Barkers Winery for tastings of wines sauces and jams. Continuing through the foothills of the Southern Alps from Geraldine to Fairlie and through the MacKenzie Basin with its brown snowgrass-covered landscape which has an almost desert like aspect to Lake Tekapo. There is the opportunity to take an idyllic photograph of the Church of the Good Shepherd on Lake Tekapo with its backdrop of magnificent alpine scenery.Next it's onto Lake Pukaki where the Tasman Valley opens into the MacKenzie Basin with Mount Cook and the surrounding snow covered peaks in the background. Lunch is at the Hermitage in the Mount Cook National Park. Following lunch an alpine flight over the Na payable direct). Glacier landings by ski planes are also available (optional at additional cost payable direct).Next
From NZD360.00
 
Mount Cook Mountains High Helicopter Flight
"With its ability to hover land and provide access to some of New Zealand's most remote areas a helicopter is the ideal choice for sightseeing that will take you up close to towering peaks crevasse filled glaciers and sparkling waterways. Learn about the stunning landscape as your professional pilot delivers an informative commentary en route.Aircraft:The fleet consists predominately of European AS355 Twin Engine Squirrels (sea with an open plan cabin making for excellent views for all passengers. The Helicopter Line has the highest levels of Civil Aviation Authority certification for scenic helicopter operations this involves regular monitoring and audit of all aspects of the operations."""
From NZD450.00
 
Mt Cook Helicopter Flight and Tasman Glacier Walk
"After pickup from Mt Cook hotels transfer to the helicopter base to meet your pilot-guide and get outfitted with the necessary equipment including glacier boots and an ice axe. Then board the helicopter and put on a provided 2-way headset that allows you to hear your pilot's commentary about the sights. As you take off enjoy stunning views of Mt Cook (aka Aoraki the native Maori name) and the Southern Alps and then fly high above Tasman Glacier an impressive 17-mile-long (27-km) natural wonder. While you look down
From NZD565.00

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Kakas, Bellbirds & Co. on Walks in Nelson Lakes NP

The Rotoiti Nature Recovery Project has lead to a fascinating result: Birdlife is thriving in the beech forests around Lake Rotoiti in the Nelson Lakes National Park, rare species have recovered and...
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Golden Bay

one of the most frequented places in the South Island....known for great Beaches,hiking the Abel Tasman Track.....and no worries about the weather.an enchanting, beautiful place.....not always...
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Split Apple Rock and the Geology of Abel Tasman NP

After I had seen a photo of Split Apple Rock I absolutely wanted to see this obviously huge rock. On the photos and postcards you see a man in the V-shaped gap of this apple-shaped rock broken in two...
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Seals and Seal Swim in Abel Tasman National Park

Tonga Island is the breeding island of the seals off the coast of the Abel Tasman National Park. The beaches of this island are made up of steep boulders with crevices and tidal pools where you can...
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Hire a Bike or Go on a Mountainbike Trip

Finally you can hire mountainbikes and go on freedom or guided trips in Marahau and bike in the Abel Tasman National Park. I had considered hiring a bike for biking in the Motueka area but got lured...
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The Land Access to Split Apple Rock

You can also have a great view of Split Apple Rock for free - by walking down to the beach.At low tide you could access the beach from Kaiteriteri by climbing over the rocks of two bays. But I would...
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Kayaking along Abel Tasman National Park - Part 2

Click here for Part 1Depending on how many water taxi rides are included, the prices for the trips vary a lot. The cheapest option for a guided tour is the Split Apple Classic half-day tour ($80)...
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Kayaking along Abel Tasman National Park - Part 1

Finally I went on a kayak trip in the Abel Tasman National Park. And as a super-athlete in athletics I thought I should go on a full-day kayaking trip - which somehow was the wrong decision as I...
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Birdwatching in Marahau (Abel Tasman Nat. Park)

Marahau is not just a great place to start a walk on the Abel Tasman Coastal Track, take a water taxi or make a tour in a sea-kayak. It is also wonderful for birdwatching.If you leave the township...
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Symphony of Colours on Abel Tasman Coastal Track

Although you are not alone on this rather easy walk in the Abel Tasman National Park - one of NZ's Great Walks - you are in totally peaceful surroundings because there is no car access. The only noise...
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Beaches, Gardens and Festivals of Nelson

Although not really spectacular, the grey-coloured modern Christ Church Cathedral dominates the sunny and relaxed town of Nelson, as it sits on a hill above the harbour and the town, right at the end...
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Nelson Lakes - The Secrets of a Honeydew Forest

As mentioned in the tip about birdwatching in the beech forests of the Nature Recovery Project on the shores of Lake Rotoiti, the honeydew forests play a big role in the survival of endemic and native...
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Trips from Takaka to Golden Beaches + Grey Rocks

Although Golden Bay is a remote area as it has road access only from one side, and this is over a nearly endless hill (Takaka Hill) which reaches 792m, it is a favourite holiday destination. If you...
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Experience the Ngarua Caves on Takaka Hill

They call it Middle Earth experience, as the Lord of the Rings trilogy seems to attract visitors automatically, I would rather call it inner earth experience: A visit to the Ngarua Caves on Marble...
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"Golden Beaches, Birds, Mountains and Orchards"
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"Sunshine & Landscape"
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"Nelson/Tasman has so much to offer."
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"TASMAN BAY and Nelson's Lakes"
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"Grab Yer Togs!"
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