Dark, clear skies; unique celestial features and otherworldly landscapes make stargazing in New Zealand a breathtakingly magical experience.
In the heart of the South Island, the sky is so clear and vast that millions of stars seem to appear right before your eyes. The clear skies found in this part of the world are like nothing else in New Zealand.
With very limited light pollution within the Ahuriri Valley, the views of the night sky seem to stretch on as far as the eye can see.
TAHR HELI HUNTING OVER MOUNT COOK
Private Heli Hunting over Mount Cook.Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus) are similar in appearance to large goats with adult males measuring up to just over one metre at shoulder height. Mature adult females seldom weigh more than 36 kg while adult males have been known to weigh as much as 136 kg. In winter bull tahr have a much prized, thick reddish to dark brown pelt, with a lighter coloured mane and a more or less distinct dark stripe on their back. Females are usually lighter in colour. In the spring tahr lose much of their coat, and it becomes lighter in colour.
EXPERIENCE ICE DRIVING
Audi ice experience™ is not one to be missed, with the spectacular Southern Alps as you're backdrop you're in for an extraordinary drive programme. Experience a whole new dimension of driving, and gain a more assured driving style, while learning to control and deploy the phenomenal capabilities of quattro® to the test against the most demanding surfaces imaginable.Audi’s ice driving facility at the Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds, Queenstown is the perfect place to learn the finer points of car control on snow and ice, where grip levels are negligible and preconceived notions of vehicle handling are challenged at every turn.
Our world-renowned Glacier Heli Hike is the NZ Must Do not to be missed.
With the combination of an exhilarating helicopter ride, jaw-dropping scenery and a two hour hike through the most spectacular glacier features, it's no wonder our guests often label their Glacier Heli Hike as the highlight of their visit to Aotearoa (New Zealand). Your journey starts at our glacier base in Franz Josef Village where our friendly team will check you in, get you kitted out with the essential gear and give you a pre-trip briefing.