West Coast Magic

Smylies Tours

School Tours

Having fun but safely is what we pride ourselves on.  There are so many places to see in our amazing country and it is our pleasure to share them with you.  Join a Smylies tour to make great friends, visiting awesome places and having lots of fun!

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Queenstown and Tekapo Explorer

Only $710

Have you heard of New Zealand's adventure capital?  Want to experience it?  Well this is the tour for you.

We will take you down to Queenstown stopping for one of the best pies in the world along the way.  Not only that, you'll get to have a famous Fergburger for dinner and that's just day one! The next day is a chance to see what all the hype is about. 

A trip up the gondola, some luge rides and then Shotover Jet (optional), the old historical gold town, Arrowtown and a visit to the the world's first commercial bungy jump - The Kawarau Bridge Bungy. Are you brave enough - Bungy & Zipline (optional)?

Our return is a little more sedate but stays one night at the picturesque Lake Tekapo.  The night sky is a world heritage treasure and must bee seen!

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Top of the South Island

From $695

Blow out the cobwebs with an exciting tour to Nelson and Abel Tasman.

The Nelson area is famous for its sunshine and the stunning Abel Tasman National Park beaches and walks.  Join us on a fun filled blast to the top of the South Island.

  • Kaikoura coast line and Ohau seal colony
  • Sea kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park
  • Nature walk in Abel Tasman National Park
  • Cable Bay Adventure Park activity options (horse trek, skywire, paintball, etc)
  • Rafting on the mighty Buller River

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Deluxe Stay @Smylies

Only $650

Calling this Smylies package a homestay tour was underrating it according to the students who came and stayed here last year so we have upgraded the name to deluxe stay.

It is still your home away from home  for the upcoming  summer.

Relax?  Want to be active?  Want to play games? Want to learn how to cook?  We have a multitude of options available for you in a safe environment. 


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Best of the Cycle Trails

Only $1295

After strenuous research biking the length of the country we have come up with a version that is doable by all.  Focusing on the best scenery and having a support team dedicated to fun, we feel this trip is a winner. 

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Queenstown Blast

From $510

Need some adventure in your life? Only got a short break?

Come join us on a quick 3 day blast from Christchurch down to Queenstown and back.  Visit some iconic spots and eat some great food and do something adventurous in the home of the bungy!

  • Fairlie pies
  • Lake Tekapo and Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Cromwell and Mrs Jones fruit stall - real fruit ice cream (YUM)
  • Fergburger
  • Queenstown and its adventure activities - jet boating, bungy, sky diving, gondola, luge and more
  • Wanaka and Puzzling World

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Sample of Jan Beach Tour

From $895

Last year we ran this over the new years period.  This year we want to avoid the crowds and are running it a little bit later for tranquility and a better suntan when you head back to school.

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West Coast and Otago Tour

Only $995

Think you have seen the West Coast? Let Smylies show you some off the beaten tracks secrets that we know you haven't done before.

For the less active amongst us, this tour gives you the chance to do less  as well and use your time to relax with friends.

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Southern Explorer

Only $1375

It's time to visit the southern part of the South Island and see what people from all over the world rave about.

This trip packs in some of the most amazing sights you will ever see.  Join us for a trip of a lifetime.

  • Oamaru Victorian architecture and SteamPunk
  • The wondrous Moeraki Boulders
  • Dunedin and Baldwin Street (the world's steepest street)
  • Lake Te Anau and Takahe
  • Milford Sound, Mirror Lakes, The Chasm and much more
  • Queenstown and all its adventure activities with a bonus Fergburger
  • Wanaka and Puzzling World
  • Tekapo and its famous night sky
  • One of the best pies in New Zealand

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