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Helicopter ride over Queenstown – Get a feel for New Zealand’s diversity from the air! You’ll see everything from volcanoes to glaciers…you might even spot a whale or two.
Bush Safari Tour – Unleash your inner thrill seeker when you adventure off the beaten path (literally!) on a 4-wheel-drive tour of New Zealand’s bushland, into the lush green forests and way beyond the reach of your compact rental car!
Kayaking – Drifting along in a kayak is one of the best ways to explore New Zealand’s coastline and waterways. Guided tours are available in both the sheltered waters and open gulfs. You can even paddle with dolphins!
Jet boating – The jet boat was developed by a New Zealand farmer in the 1960s to allow for easier navigation of the shallow rivers near his home. Today, you can weave through the narrow channels that run throughout the island.
Lord of the Rings tour – Of the many movies ﬁlmed in New Zealand, one of the most well-known has to be Lord of the Rings. Take a guided journey through this real life Middle-earth.
Ballooning – A hot air balloon ride is a wonderfully peaceful way to take in New Zealand’s varied landscape. Most tours embark early in the morning, but include a champagne breakfast at the end.
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