Through a helicopter flight, gentle trek and a jet boat sprint, you’ll be treated to a true wilderness experience
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Using helicopters, jet boats and your own two feet, you’ll venture deep into the native rainforest and ancient river valleys of one of New Zealand’s least disturbed wildernesses. Departing from Makaroa, a scenic helicopter flight will treat you to aerial views of the region’s towering mountains and glaciers before you land in the remote Siberia Valley. In spite of its name, barren Russia this is not, as an easy three-hour walk brings you through dense sub-alpine vegetation before tracking the valley’s winding river. A fast-paced return jet boat ride through the icy blue waters of Wilkin and Makaroa rivers will then see you back to base. Despite lasting just half a day, this is a truly comprehensive experience.
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Free car hire
This country-spanning tour takes in the best New Zealand's North and South islands. And, between stays in the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Mt Cook and Queenstown, you'll call into some of the locations used in filming of The Lord of the Rings and, more recently, The Hobbit.
Free car hire
A tailor-made self-drive through much of the most spectacular scenery of the North and South Islands. Discover Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Rotorua, Hawke's Bay, Wellington, Abel Tasman and the glaciers and mountains of Franz Josef and Queenstown as you journey through this stunning country.
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