Pure Adventure

Your adventure, your way. 

Adventure is personal; for some it’s jumping out of or off something, squeezing into tight spaces or embracing the feeling of free-falling but no matter what your adventure preference is, everyone has one thing in common. It’s about doing something brave, something you’ll never forget … taking that step into the unknown and feeling alive, inspired and ready to take on anything.

In the Waitaki, we have our own special kind of adventure that you’ll find nowhere else. Cycle New Zealand’s longest and most spectacular cycle trail, spend some time on our braided river system or see it all from above in a glider or Heli-flight.

All Waitaki

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

New Zealand’s longest and most spectacular cycle trail – this is a trail not to be missed. The name says it all; start at Aoraki Mt Cook in the heart of the stunning Southern Alps or the equally beautiful Lake Tekapo Village and wind your way round mountains, deep-blue lakes and canals, then rolling farmland before meeting the Pacific Ocean on the edge of Oamaru Harbour.

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Braided River Jet Boating

Jetboating with a difference.
These tailormade braided river experiences will have your heart pumping with each turn or will have gazing out at wildlife that is unique to the braided river system. Each trip is tailor-made to your preferences. Choose from an adventure to the Waitaki Hydro-Dam, out toward the Pacific Ocean, or hours sight-seeing and maybe a bit of fishing.

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Glide Omarama

The closest you’ll ever come to soaring like a bird! One of the most stunning experiences you’ll ever have, gliding is like nothing else. Quietly soar over lakes and mountains, with the only sound your experienced pilot sitting behind you pointing out the sights like Aoraki Mt Cook, Lakes Benmore and Aviemore and the beautiful towns you’ll glide above.

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Scenic helicopter flight, scenic mountain bike trail – one of the best days’ ever!
The teams at Veritical Venture and Heliventures have created a stunning package out of two of our favourite things in the Waitaki – stunning scenery and mountain biking.

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Heli-Jet Combo

Feel the river up close, then see if from above – this is one special experience!
Snake through the turns on the braided Waitaki river, then fly over the river with views stretching from the mountains out to the Pacific Ocean.

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These scenic helicopter flights will take you wherever you want to go, hover along the stunning coastal, over the braided Waitaki River or all the way up the Waitaki Valley and into the Southern Alps to see the majestic Aoraki Mt Cook.

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Lake Ohau

Ohau Snow Fields

Welcome to Kiwi skiing and boarding, this family owned and run snow field provides sunshine and uncrowded slopes for beginners to those who can’t think of anything better than a run down a black diamond trail.

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