Discover the most amazing New Zealand locations with Maossie Tours luxury scenic day tour adventures from Christchurch and Queenstown.
Lord of the Rings Middle Earth: with optional Clydesdale Horses Wagon Ride, Erewhon Station
Take in the sights of "Lord of the Rings" middle-earth as you journey from Christchurch in our extremely comfortable luxury Mercedes Benz mini coach alongside New Zealand's Southern Alps, towards your final destination - a fully-fledged working high-country sheep station - Erewhon Station (or "nowhere" backwards!). Here you will enjoy a truly unique experienc which can include (warmer seasons only) an optional wagon ride using Clydesdale horses taking you into spectacular Aotearoa back-country.
Braided rivers, green pastures, forests, deer, horses, sheep, hidden tracks, and absolutely remarkable mountain scenery - there's something different and amazing behind every turn! Your total journey time will be about 7-8 hours and your tour is fully inclusive with Maossie providing a scrumptious lunch, morning and afternoon teas, and an unbelievable tour guide!
AORAKI/MT COOK, TASMAN GLACIER + ALPINE CENTRE ALL-INCLUSIVE ALL-DAY SCENIC TOUR FROM CHRISTCHURCH (OR GERALDINE)
National Park, Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, Tasman Glacier, and multiple sites from Middle Earth
MOUNTAINS, LAKES, BRAIDED RIVERS AND GLACIERS:
Be dazzled by breath-taking scenery including ancient glaciers, towering mountains, high country mountain lakes and braided rivers. This tour is simply amazing with its incredible variety of landscapes as you travel into the Southern Alps of New Zealand and enjoy the sites of the Ben Ohau Range, Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, and the Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park (part of Te Wāhipounamu UNESCO World Heritage Area) containing New Zealand’s highest mountain. Your expedition even traverses multiple sites from "Lord of the Rings" Middle Earth - and much more.
Your all-day journey is fully inclusive with a beautiful lunch at the renowned Hermitage Hotel mountain retreat, admission to Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre and the 3D theatre, Museum and digital dome Planetarium, morning and afternoon tea, and a lively and entertaining tour guide!
For those a little more adventurous, there’s even a special included side trip to the Tasman Glacier – or just choose to relax for a few hours back at the Mt Cook Village, do a little walking or hiking on the many trails in the area, spend more time enjoying the visual extravagances at the Alpine Centre, or maybe stroll across to the DOC Visitor Centre - before being picked up for return journey back to Christchurch in the early evening and drop off to your hotel or departure point. This is a truly unforgettable experience!
AKAROA & BANKS PENINSULA WILD PENGUINS ECO-TOUR FROM CHRISTCHURCH
Wild penguins near Akaroa - and the splendour of Banks Peninsula
Fantastic full day adventure taking in the undeniably breath-taking scenery of the rugged Banks Peninsula coastline and farmlands. Tour includes stopovers at the quaint Little River Gallery, historic sites at Little Akaloa where you will see unique Maori carvings in wood and stone, on to the amazing Okains Bay Maori & Colonial Museum, and the award winning Barrys Bay Cheese factory at Duvauchelle. And of course, the wild Penguins at Flea Bay, Akaroa (Banks Peninsula)
Discover the penguin colony in their natural habitat at remote Pohatu (the largest Australasian Little Penguin colony on mainland New Zealand). And meet the pet sheep gathered around the homestead while you are there! All-inclusive price: special catered lunch, refreshments and expert guided tour of the penguin colony by a local family of conservationists
Fully inclusive pricing - including 'Dr G'!
Tour includes lunch, morning and afternoon teas. Allow a total of around 7 hours. And... be assured, tour guide "Dr G" is not just your average guide! He is not only a qualified agriculturalist with a PhD in Economics... but also an engaging story-teller, he carries with him a truly amazing store of agricultural facts, figures & history of this unique countryside!
Something for everyone
This is not an arduous 4WD experience, but a gentle introduction to the “real New Zealand”. Whether you are a serious agriculturalist, or just coming along to pat some animals and enjoy the marvellous scenery, there is something for everyone and every age.
SUITABLE FOR GROUPS 4+
MT COOK SMALL GROUP ADVENTURE TOUR FROM QUEENSTOWN
Fully guided small group tour from Queenstown and return
AN ENJOYABLE, INFORMATIVE, & UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE OF THE MAJESTIC AORAKI/MT COOK AND SURROUNDING REGION.
Travel to New Zealand’s highest peak Aoraki/Mt Cook, journeying through the stunning Kawarau Gorge, Cromwell and the quaint township of Omarama. Climb up through one of only three roads in enabling passage through the Southern Alps – the Lindis Pass. Experience Lake Pukaki, one of the bluest lakes you will ever see, and enjoy the location of several scenes from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Spend time at the alpine village of Aoraki/Mt Cook and The Hermitage (home of the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre)
This tour can be as relaxing or adventurous as you like. you will have four hours to enjoy the simply outstanding region of Aoraki/Mt Cook, and we’ll transport you to wherever you want to go. Explore many of the village’s popular activities and attractions including multiple walks and hiking (we can help you choose the right one for you). Or, at additional cost, enjoy one of the many fantastic options including Heli-hiking (age restrictions may apply), Scenic Heli-Flights and glacier encounters / landings, or other scenic flights. On the way home you can even feed the fish at High Country Salmon, and taste some of the freshest salmon in New Zealand