A day spent exploring natural landscapes from impressive karst rock formations to alpine scenery where resident keas (alpine parrots) herald visitors a welcome. The study contrasts the inland Canterbury rolling farmland to dryer higher plains and valleys of Waimakariri
Ancient rock formations created before dinosaurs walked the earth, a vanished world where fossiled shells narrate the story of the earth. Combined with an evening visit to hang out with little blue penguins, one of those magical moments.
Explore the historic buildings, precinct and two museums. Linger in the boutique shops showcasing local merino wool and yarns, art, homeware, jewellery, wine and artisan goods. The cycling trails, Otago Central Rail Trail or Roxburgh Gorge Trail are but two
Ophir, Maniototo district Central Otago is a detour where the 19th century is captured in the streetscape of a town that once had over a thousand inhabitants. Now tourism is the mainstay of the area. The picturesque town, nestled in
WHAT TO DO, HIGHLIGHTS ● Roxburgh hydroelectric dam & lookout ● Roxburgh’s cinema -- NZ’s oldest continuously operated theatre ● Quirky hillside golf course ● Cycling trails from Roxburgh Gorge to Clutha Gold Trail
Wildlife is the top rated activity on the Otago Peninsula yet the intriguing lime kiln heritage site or an outstanding gardens surrounding a castle wreathed in tragedy are worthy of time spent exploring the Otago Peninsula. From a garden with
Dunedin’s port town offers visitors a wealth of quirky historical sites and places to visit. A mere 15 - 20 minutes from Dunedin’s Octagon, Port Chalmers has an assortment of galleries, second hand clothing stores, collectables and vintage objects, cafes
Port to Port ferry (Portobella wharf - Port Chalmers) 11 km bike ride in conjunction with Dunedin’s Bike rental in Dunedin - iBike Hire | Largest range and best rates. Of course you can cycle from Dunedin however this