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Waiatoto River Safari
"Arrive at Waiatoto River Safari base for check-in 30 minutes prior to departure of your chosen tour. You will be briefed on what to wear and warm jackets and boots are available at no charge for you to take on the boat at this point.Drive approximately 5 miles (8km) down Jackson Bay road to meet your Captain and the boat. He will provide a life jacket and you will board the boat and receive a safety brief. Commentary begins as you st touch ferns and listen to the birds. Total time at this stop is about 25 minutes to take in the atmosphere. The forest walk is completely optional.Once on the boat the tour takes a 20 minute non-stop faster run back down the river to the river mouth to look at the Tasman sea and sea birds. Then the boat travels up a side tributary which has completely different scenery as it is a separate river with much bird and fish life. Bird spotting such as the white heron and fantails happen here
From NZD199.00
 
Paterson Inlet Cruise including Ulva Island from Stewart Island
"Discover Stewart Island from the water on a leisurely cruise of beautiful Paterson Inlet and a guided walk in Ulva Island Wildlife SanctuaryThe cruise will showcase some of Paterson Inlet’s stunning scenery with its hidden coves and unspoiled bea provides informative commentary and is more than happy to answer questions. While on board keep a look out for fur seals and penguins – we see a lot of them around this area.Paterson Inlet is home to renowned wildlife sanctuary Ulva Island and we’ll stop there for a 45 minute guided walk. The island is home to weka (native woodhen) bush robins rare saddlebacks and yellowheads amongst other species. It is also a protected habitat for some of New Zealand’s rarest plant species. A regular highlight is to encounter an inquisitive weka on the beach. For the remainder of the cruise around Pa relax on board our modern catamaran and enjoy the coastal scenery before heading back to base."""
From NZD95.00
 
Full-Day Routeburn Track Key Summit Guided Walk from Te Anau
"This spectacular walk ascends through lush temperate rainforest and onto a unique alpine herb field. On the summit experience panoramic views of mountains alpine lakes and deep glacial carved bush clad valleys. The Routeburn Track is an inspiring place to be and to enjoy Fiordland's natural beauty. Walking in a small group your guide provides an excellent opportunity to learn about this stunning natural environment. Your trip departs from Te Anau and takes around 1.5 hours travelling in a vehicle to Fiordland’s mountain divide. The walk begins at the Divid
From NZD185.00

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PURAKAUNUI FALLS

The Purakaunui Falls are a cascading multi-tiered waterfall on the Purakaunui River, located in a small reserve of mixed podocarp and beech forest. A 10 minute walk on an excellent track takes you to...
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HORSE SHOE WATERFALLS

Horseshoe Waterfalls, and once again you pass through Podocarp forest to see these small, 10metre falls. These falls are on the same track as to Matai Falls, when you reach a junction, take the path...
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NUGGET POINT & It's NUGGETS!

Located on a high knob jutting out into the Ocean is New Zealand's oldest Lighthouse, built in 1869.The area is a wildlife sanctuary for Yellow-eyed Penguins, fur seals, elephant seals and many sea...
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Drive to GORE

On one of our days at Invercargill, we decided to drive to Gore, "THE WORLD BROWN TROUT CAPITAL" , to see the town and the surrounding district.We were lucky the day was fine, as around here, Rainfall...
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CANNIBAL BAY

Cannibal Bay, I had read, was a place where it was likely to Sea Lions in the wild as it was a breeding and resting ground for Hooker’s sea lions and elephant seals. We were in luck, there were three...
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MATAI FALLS

Matai Falls is located in the Table Hill Scenic Reserve in the Catlins, south of Dunedin and Balclutha in Coastal Otago New Zealand. The walk to the waterfall is through regenerating podocarp and...
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MCLEAN WATERFALLS

McLean Falls are really beautiful! The walk there is gorgeous in its own right, passing by mossy rocks and through podocarp forest and huge tree fuchsia's.McLean Falls are located on the Tautuku River...
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SLOPE POINT

Slope Point.....THE Southermost point on the South Island.It is located just south of Waikawa, and north of Otara. To reach the point you take a short 20min walk along a track on private property....
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BLUFF OYSTERS & MUSEUM

Bluff has a history of Whaling and Sealing, but is also well known for its Oysters. The port of Bluff, is home of the Bluff Oysters, some of the best in the world, they say, I don't know, because I...
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STIRLING POINT

We had been following highway 1 on the South Island most of the way, so towards Stirling Point we headed. On the way we stopped and enjoyed the views Tiwai Point Aluminum Smelter before reaching the...
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Drive to BLUFF

The town of Bluff is located 30ks from Invercargill. It is the OLDEST EUROPEAN town in New Zealand, being settled in 1824. A drive up to the top of Bluff Hill is a must.....on a fine day!!!!Beware,...
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Queenstown Paraflights

This is a really good activity for families with smaller children who want to do "crazy Queenstown adventures" however don't fit the requirements for bungy jumping/sky-diving. The operators are...
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