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Alpine Lakes Journey Highlights

Queenstown
Shotover Jet, Queenstown

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Wanaka
Classic flights in Siberia Valley, Wanaka

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Christchurch - Canterbury
Alps 2 Ocean , Christchurch - Canterbury

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New Zealand
Night sky from Mt John observatory., New Zealand

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Christchurch - Canterbury
Hooker Valley Track, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Queenstown
Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, Queenstown

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Wanaka
Wild Wire, Wanaka

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Christchurch - Canterbury
Christchurch City, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Christchurch - Canterbury
Mount Sunday, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Christchurch - Canterbury
Hot air ballooning over Canterbury, Christchurch - Canterbury

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Queenstown

QUEENSTOWN
Take a jet boat ride through stunning scenery.

Recommended experiences in Queenstown

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Highlights

  • Take an exhilarating jet boat ride
  • Get your thrills with a bungy jump
  • Take in the views from a gondola ride
Wanaka

WANAKA
Outdoor adventures by bike, air and on the water.

Recommended experiences in Wanaka

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Highlights

  • Explore Mt Aspiring National Park
  • Scale to new heights with Wildwire
  • Mou Waho Island Eco Tour
Christchurch - Canterbury

CANTERBURY

Explore country roads on this epic cycle trail.

Discover the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

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Highlights

  • Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail
  • Surreal turquoise waters
  • Country towns & historic Oamaru
Christchurch - Canterbury

CANTERBURY
The world's largest Dark Sky Reserve at Mt John.

Recommended experiences in Canterbury

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Highlights

  • See the world's largest Dark Sky Reserve
  • Discover turquoise water of Lake Tekapo
  • Explore on the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail
Christchurch - Canterbury

AORAKI MOUNT COOK
Snowcapped peaks and alpine landscapes.

Recommended experiences in Canterbury

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Highlights

  • Walk the beautiful Hooker Valley track
  • Explore Aoraki Mount Cook National Park
  • Visit NZ's longest glacier
Queenstown

QUEENSTOWN
Experience the energy of a stunning resort town.

Recommended experiences in Queenstown

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Highlights

  • Take an exhilarating jet boat ride
  • Get your thrills with a bungy jump
  • Take in the views from a gondola ride
Wanaka

WANAKA
Climb up twin waterfalls on your Wildwire adventure.

RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCES IN WANAKA

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Highlights

  • Scale to new heights with Wildwire
  • Epic mountain bike trails for all levels
  • Mou Waho Island Eco Tour
Christchurch - Canterbury

CHRISTCHURCH
Start your journey in this vibrant city.

Recommended experiences in Christchurch

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Highlights

  • Explore the vibrant city centre by tram
  • Discover the evolving street art culture
  • Take in the views from the Port Hills
Christchurch - Canterbury

MID-CANTERBURY

Wander among the glorious landscapes

RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCES IN CANTERBURY

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Highlights

  • Take in the views from Mt Sunday summit
  • Go white-water rafting
  • Skydive above the Southern Alps
Christchurch - Canterbury

MID-CANTERBURY
Embark on an scenic adventure

RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCES IN CANTERBURY

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Highlights

  • Take a hot-air balloon ride
  • Soak in hot pools fed by alpine springs
  • Stargaze at the Dark Sky Reserve

View the journey

Walk beneath New Zealand’s highest mountain, climb to towering waterfalls and take a thrilling jet boat ride. An Alpine Lakes Journey is packed with adventures you won’t find anywhere else.

Start planning your trip to New Zealand

  • Getting around

    Easy journeys, scenic highways, clear signage and convenient vehicle rental make road-tripping a breeze.

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  • Where to stay

    Expect plenty of warm welcomes in accommodation ranging from budget backpackers to luxury lodges & hotels.

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  • Weather & Seasons

    Spring & Autumn are top times for a New Zealand trip, with no crowds, vibrant colours, and plenty of winning weather.

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  • Visa

    You don't need a visa to travel to New Zealand if you hold a valid Australian passport.

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