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 Aoraki Cottage Treks & Tours
At Aoraki Cottage we specialize in arranging unique holidays & adventure trips
for you while staying on farm

We have lots of free activities for you to enjoy while staying
Playground, tree swings/slides
Fire Brazier,
Kayaks/ Canoes
and hot "under the Stars" Spa Pool.

Some things we have to charge for as there are expenses involved

Deer/Dairy Farm Tour
A Quad bike safari by 4wd Big Red Honda Quad bike around the farm
See the Hinds/fawns,
Talk about growing and harvesting of Velvet
Cows Milked/Pat Calves
and a look over the macrocarpa cliffs-
suntan lotion and camera's essential
Allow two hours 
 Adventure tour of the Limestone Wave, Caves & mushroom rocks
This is a wonderful fun exploration of a natural area of river,
easy Limestone Wave climb, dry caves
and mushroom rocks.
Allow two hours and bring suntan lotion,
drink and camera's

A romantic evening Flat River
Short Raft trip and tour of the
Limestone Wave, Caves & Mushroom rocks
- Adventure area.
River raft or Kayaks starts 4pm
allow three hours
and bring suntan lotion, drink and camera's
Fishing trips
Rivers or lakes - Catch and release or eat them.

Target shooting hunting
Balloons and targets
See if you can hit the bull's-eye

Target shooting & Small Game hunting trip
Hunting you get to keep as much Hare, Rabbit
Opossum meat or Trout as you'd like. 
We will even show and help you prepare it to eat.

Campfire meals
We usually provide Farm Fresh venison (Deer) Garlic Butter
BBQ a whole Aoraki/Mount Cook Alpine Salmon (Lemon Peppered) or the kids can Cook a sausage on a stick,
Stir fry Vegetables
Baked Potatoes (Sour Cream, Garlic Butter, Peanut Butter)

Followed by Barbecued Banana's (Marshmallows, Chocolate) and NZ best Ice Cream
pineapple when in season
Includes local fruit beverages and sparkling grape juice
You may BYO but we are not licensed to sell or supply alcohol

We can cater to any religious or dietary preferences
so please let us know when expressing interest in a campfire meals

$25/head - $20/head parties of four or more

Horse rides & Treks peel forest
Learn to ride and farm rides
Horse trekking 1 hour trips
We can arrange many special interest tours
which you'll love.

1) Vintage Machinery & Car Museum
2) Grand country gardens and lovely picnic area's
3) Organic Cheese maker,
4) Organic Yogurts and dairy drinks
5) Medieval Puzzle world & the world's largest metal mural of the Beau tapestry  
6) Lord of the Rings Scenery-Climb Mount Sunday Edorus Village in Lord of the Rings
7) Lakes Opuha, Tekapo, Mount John Star Observatory, Salmon farm
 & Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park.
8) Mountain Treks and Tours
9) Honey tasting - buy honey direct from the bee Keeper

 Eco Tours
- New Zealand a land of birds
- Early bird song "You have just got to hear it to believe it"

Eco Treks (Guided)
Aoraki/Mt Cook Mackenzie (Tour & Trek) - Day trip
   - Visit Mt John Star Observatory, descend the mountain on foot,
   - Walk the Hooker Valley to the base of Aoraki Mt Cook (NZ's tallest mountain)
   - Explore the glacier lake (easy) Trek
Mt Somers (Tour & Trek) - Day Trip
 - Walk over a mountain into woolshed creek
-  Explore an underground river cave system 
Climb (Little) Mt Peel 1300 mtrs - Day Trip
- See panoramic views of the Canterbury plains
- Explore the Mt Peel shelter/Bivouac and return
Balancing Rocks Trek  (allow 4 hours)
- See these spectacular rock structures of the Kakahu Valley
- Explore a historic Lime Kiln
Peel Forest tracks (A range to suit experience and fitness levels)
Natural Wonder Walks, Waterfall Walks, Big Tree Walk, New Zealand Fern Walk
Pioneer Park tracks (Allow an hour or two)
Waitohi reserve Track (Allow an hour)
Geraldine river walks (20-30 minutes)
Talbot Forest walks (20-30 minutes)
 Riddell's Reserve track  (20-30 minutes)

We have the experience and all the necessary equipment to ensure you are safe in the hills and mountains
Packs, Thermals, hats, Sleeping bags, raincoats, leggings, thermal blankets, head lamps, even ice axes.
Please bring suitable footwear, shorts, and your camera!


Here's what one of our guests said about our tours:

   "Never thought ten days farmstay could be so interesting, honestly unforgettable.....especially the trip to Aoraki / Mount Cook

NZ South Island is an awesome place... and your farmstay made it the best holiday ever experienced - better than any other country"
(The Tang family from Singapore)

Seven days of Trips and tours of the Central South Island, New Zealand
While staying at Aoraki Cottage Farm Stay - 
click here to print off - 7 day Central South Island Tour 

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