MT COOK GLACIER GUIDING The Adventurer: Tasman Glacier Heli-Hike - Combine
the excitement of walking on New Zealand’s biggest glacier with the thrill of breathtaking scenic helicopter fly-bys of New Zealand’s largest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook. You fly in to your drop off point on a remote part of the glacier. Every journey is unique, because the glacier is changing all the time and our experienced guides are always finding something new and interesting to show our visitors.
DARK SKY PROJECT Earth and Sky is proud to offer a range of stargazing experiences from a range of exclusive locations in the internationallyrecognised Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. Pristine night skies, breath-taking views, world-class observatories and knowledgeable astronomy guides make Earth & Sky a must on any itinerary.
The Wigley: Top of The Tasman Glacier Hike - Explore the immense beauty of the upper snowfield of the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier. As you fly in to 2200m a board either your helicopter or skiplane. Equipped with snow shoes, walking poles, harness and other equipment, you are ready to explore ice formations in this ever-changing environment; you’re in the heart and birthplace of New Zealand mountaineering. Your flight home tracks down the eastern side of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki Mt Cook and the stunning Hochstetter icefall.
Dark Sky Project Summit Experience - Stars, science
and stories combine to create New Zealand’s premier stargazing experience. Spend the evening discovering our illustrious night skies at the world’s southernmost research observatory, located in the heart of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. A truly breathtaking experience, our expert astronomy guides will introduce you to the Southern Skies, imparting their impressive knowledge as you gaze through sophisticated optical telescopes. Learn about the mindblowing research happening onsite and enter areas not open to the general public. Duration: Approximately 2 hours including coach transport to Mount John.
The Adventurer: Tasman Glacier Helihike The Wigley: Top of The Tasman Glacier Hike
Dark Sky Project Crater Experience - Enjoy our pristine Southern Skies from one of the region’s best viewpoints: Cowan’s Private Observatory. Designed specifically with stargazing in mind, our purpose-built private observatory boasts minimal light pollution. View from our powerful telescopes as our experienced astronomy guides enhance your knowledge of the Southern Skies. Duration: Approximately 1.25 hours including coach transport to Cowan’s Private Observatory.
Dark Sky Experience Dark Sky Project Summit Experience Dark Sky Project Crater Experience
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TEKAPO SPRINGS Tekapo Springs is a year round playground offering recreation and rejuvenation, overlooking stunning Lake Tekapo and the Two Thumb Mountain Range.
Pools - There are five outdoor heated pools all perfectly
positioned to capture the scenery, where you can soak and soothe tired muscles in temperatures ranging from 28-38.5 degrees or choose to sit back and relax in the steam and sauna facility.
Day Spa - With a fully equipped day spa onsite, offering a variety of luxurious treatments, this is an outstanding opportunity to take your relaxation to the next level!
OAMARU BLUE PENGUIN COLONY
Activities - To pump up the adrenalin and enjoy some fun
filled excitement you could go skating on the international size ice rink which is open mid-April to mid-September. In winter the snow tube park is the place to be, open start of July to start of October and after a magic carpet ride to the top of a 150m snow-filled slope, you can catapult yourself down – with friends or by yourself. Great value combos are available.
See the world’s smallest penguins in their natural environment. The blue penguins nest close to town under the cliffs along the historic harbour foreshore which is within walking distance of the town centre, close to shops, restaurants and accommodation.
Evening Viewing - View the penguins arriving home from their day at sea, just after dusk, and cross into their breeding area. There are two viewing options, general and premium entry. Viewing times vary depending on daylight and penguin numbers depend on what stage they are at in their breeding cycle. Summer viewing can be as late as 9pm with up to 300 penguins, winter can be as early as 5:15pm with up to 20 penguins. Full commentary during evening viewing. For the safety of the penguins no photography is permitted during evening viewings.
NEW: Star Gazing - Soak in the stars on New Zealand’s only guided stargazing and hot pools tour! Operating from Tekapo Springs, the tour is 2 hours long. First, be introduced to the night skies with a unique combination of astronomy and storytelling. Then relax in a 37.5-degree hot pool on a floating hammock and admire the stars! Tekapo Star Gazing tours run 364 nights/year; start times vary. Children - 6 years+
Day Entry - Find out what goes on behind the scenes at the Colony, learn about the penguins, play and discover in our brand-new children’s area before heading outdoors to our specially-designed day viewing room and to explore the penguins’ nesting environment.
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MOUNT COOK, LAKE TEKAPO & MACKENZIE REGION
Hot Pools Ice-Skating Tubing Star Gazing
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