Discover the most amazing New Zealand locations with Maossie Tours luxury scenic day tour adventures from Christchurch.
Be dazzled by breath-taking scenery including ancient glaciers, towering mountains, high country mountain lakes and braided rivers as you travel into the southern alps of New Zealand on your way to the Aoraki / Mt Cook World Heritage National Park.
Or be delighted by a truly unique experience as you take in the sights of "Lord of the Rings" middle-earth journeying towards a high-country sheep station where you embark upon a nostalgic Aotearoa back-country wagon ride using a team of Clydesdale horses.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Or perhaps take in the wonder of the diverse landscape of Canterbury farmlands containing tussock, plateaus, hills & mountain lakes. From the greener than green plains around Christchurch to experiencing New Zealand’s highest mountain, we have a tour for everyone!
HIGH COUNTRY STATION PIONEERING EXPERIENCE & SCENIC DAY TOUR FROM CHRISTCHURCH (PLUS OPTIONAL CLYDESDALE HORSES WAGON RIDE)
Lord of the Rings - Edoras (Mount Sunday) & other sites
UNIQUE HIGH COUNTRY EXPEREIENCE IN LORD OF THE RINGS “MIDDLE EARTH”
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 buffet 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
NEW ZEALAND FARM & SCENIC DAY TOUR FROM CHRISTCHURCH
Canterbury farmlands - the genuine experience!
Baby animals, cows, sheep, deer - all working properties: a great insight into the real New Zealand! Tour destinations vary according to the season – but they all involve a variety of really interesting farm types and topographies ranging from the Canterbury plains to the highlands against a backdrop of towering mountains. At each location there will be ample time to look around. And, many of the farms we visit will offer contact with animals including feeding, patting and grooming.
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.