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    Climbing Queenstown offers your family the ultimate adventure - where you can experience an active connection to our unique environment. No experience is necessary and we tailor our rock climbing outings to suit you – whether the whole family is new to it, or if just the kids want to climb, or even if you're all climbing at different levels – we promise you an outing that will be just the right mix of challenge and fun! Our professional guides love to pass on the climbing bug and work regularly ... Read more with local school groups. Choose from a half or full-day experience, departing either Queenstown or Wanaka and climbing in either Queenstown or Wanaka. We offer year-round trips and our trusty guides know of secret spots that make great climbing even in wet weather! Queenstown Rock Climbing Feel the raw adventure and excitement of our guided rock climbing experience for novice through to advanced climbers. Under our professional instruction feel your body and mind work together as you ...

    Fly with New Zealand's most experienced tandem paragliding company! Launching from the skyline gondola since 1991, GFORCE is the only company permitted to fly over spectacular Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu. Take an exhilarating Tandem Paragliding flight with our friendly and experienced team for the experience of a lifetime! -We're the only company permitted to fly over Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu -Our pilots are the best in the business, with well over two hundred years of combined tandem ... Read more flying time. -It's easy and you don't need any experience – your pilot will guide you through the whole flight. -We're certified by the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority. -We have stringent regulations around our equipment and weather conditions; we never push the limits when it comes to safety. -The flight is tailored to you – thrill seekers and those looking for a more relaxed pace are both catered to – talk to your pilot about how you'll enjoy it the most. -Check out ...

    Our unique trip takes around about 5.5hrs and is a combination of a sightseeing trip by bus or van (a 45 min drive into Skippers Canyon, one of the most scenic roads in NZ), and raft on the upper Shotover River. The on-river trip is pretty gentle, we are only rafting on grade 1 & 2 rapids. This means that any water that sloshes into the raft, does so without violence or force. In fact, water confidence is not necessary. We do stop along the way on the river and adults and kids who want to, can ... Read more try the various rock jumps into the river, and swim in the river. The trip definitely falls into the “soft adventure” category, it is NOT your average SCARY raft trip that you would experience on higher graded sections of the river. We are however the only rafting operator in Queenstown who takes children under 13 years on the Shotover, we take kids as young as 3 years as water confidence is not necessary. The cost per adult is $179 and $120 per child.

    Puzzling World is an iconic, unique attraction that since 1973 has fascinated people of all ages keen to engage in a fun, challenging and sensory experience. Encouraging problem solving and entertainment we invented the world’s first 3-D maze and offer a huge Puzzle Café where you can try your hand at one of many brain-benders at the tables. Mind not boggled? - visiting the Illusion Rooms is sure to - from holograms, following faces and a shrinking room to one where sculptures defy physics ... Read more and another where objects glide uphill, your notion of reality will be tested!

    The Port Chalmers Golf Club is a beautiful 9 hole course blessed with stunning views across the Otago Harbour offering a challenge for seasoned golfers and a fun filled adventure to those who may be new to the game. The club is renowned for its friendly, welcoming attitude and at $25 per year for Schoolboy / girl membership, is an economical way to introduce yourself to New Zealand's most popular sport. Feel free to mail any questions or inquiries to Steve Walker for an immediate response or phone ... Read more The Port Chalmers Golf Club is a beautiful 9 hole course blessed with stunning views across the Otago Harbour offering a challenge for seasoned golfers and a fun filled adventure to those who may be new to the game. The club is renowned for its friendly, welcoming attitude and at $25 per year for Schoolboy / girl membership, is an economical way to introduce yourself to New Zealand's most popular sport. Feel free to mail any questions or inquiries to Steve Walker for an immediate response or phone

    This international life skills programme for children helps build confidence and self esteem through the medium of drama. We operate in most areas of new Zealand and have just celebrated our 20th birthday. Please see our website for all our details and a wonderful video explaining our classes. Confident children excel in all areas of life, feeling good about yourself is the key to being happy and successful. Our after school classes run for one hour each week of the school term. Our teachers are ... Read more highly qualified, love working with children and encourage the use of imagination and description. We offer a safe and fun environment where students can explore ideas and imagination without ridicule or peer pressure. each lesson is a highly structured part of our curriculum developed by our team in the United Kingdom. Classes are well managed and organised to ensure everyone can learn at their own pace. Not that the children realise this, they simply have lots of fun. Each year we have student ...

    A uniquely Otago experience Just a few minutes from city centre, you’ll discover the richness and vibrancy of the southern region through the special stories of Otago and New Zealand, a window on the Pacific and a gateway to the world. Get hands-on in Discovery World and experience interactive science at its best, with exciting experiments and engaging exhibits for visitors of all ages. Explore the Museum’s seven permanent galleries, from the Victorian-era Animal Attic to the Māori treasures ... Read more of Tāngata Whenua. See an ancient Egyptian mummy, majestic moa and much more as you discover our world-class collection, or immerse yourself in our temporary special or touring exhibitions. The hottest attraction in Dunedin awaits: travel through our Tropical Forest, a living ecosystem complete with lush gardens and exotic butterflies. Whether you have an hour to spare or a day to enjoy, you’ll find something to inspire, excite and enlighten at the Otago Museum.

    Qualifications: BA, MusB, DipArts, LTCL, LRSM, AIRMT, APSNZ As a teacher I’m extremely mindful of being a facilitator of my students’ musical growth, encouraging them to develop technically, musically and personally with confidence, pleasure and at their own pace. My piano lessons are not just about learning to play the piano. I believe in developing the whole musician and provide a holistic approach to teaching, enhancing and extending all facets of music-making and appreciation. I ... Read more provide personalised tuition from my home studio in Waverley, Dunedin and also at Columba College. • Individual tuition tailored to students’ needs and abilities • Students learn in a relaxed, supportive and friendly environment • Play music that’s enjoyable and fun • Experience a wide range of styles from Classical to Jazz and Contemporary music • Instruction and preparation for practical and theory examinations offered • Students of all ages and abilities are welcome, including ...

    Free 30 Minute Introductory Lesson

    Validity: from 29 Jun 2018 to 31 Aug 2018

    If you’re not sure about music lessons or whether the piano is the right instrument for you or your children, come along to a free, no obligation 30 minute introductory lesson to find out what it’s all about. Visit my website and use the contact form (select "New Student Enquiry") to get in touch and let me know you are interested in the Free Introductory Lesson.

    Trail Journeys is your Trusted Cycle Trail Expert since 2000 We operate on the spectacular Otago Central Rail Trail, Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold Trails. Whether you’re after bike hire, bag transfers, transport, an itinerary or some advice - give us a call or email us. Our friendly team is only too willing to help with information or a no obligation quote. Being locals, we know the area inside and out! Our team has helped thousands of travellers and families put together great itineraries ... Read more tailored to their special interests, budgets and time constraints. With depots at both ends of the Otago Central Rail Trail (Clyde and Middlemarch) this enables us to offer plenty of options to suit your requirements, budgets and preferences. We offer range of bikes from adult bikes, small and large child bikes, child seats and child trailers as well as tow behind bike options. We also offer free kids activity packs for children cycling the Otago Central Rail Trail (12yrs and under). ...

    Southern Hunting Adventures is a company specialising in providing memorable hunting experiences at an affordable level to both experienced hunters and the novice. All ages and fitness levels are catered for and no previous experience with hunting or firearms is necessary. Southern Hunting Adventures organise hunts and adventure activities to fit any timeframe or travel plans and some species can be hunted in a 2-3 hour hunt although the more time you have available, the better experience we can ... Read more offer. Our company offers fully guided and outfitted hunts from 2 hours up to 2 months long with full support for bringing along the family or non-hunting observers. Species that we hunt include: Chamois, Himalayan Tahr, Red Deer, Fallow Deer, Feral Goat, Wild Sheep, Wallaby and Wild Boar are the large species hunted commonly in New Zealand but we facilitate small game “varminting” on Rabbits, Hares and Possum. Game birds are hunted in season and include Californian Quail, Chukkah, Canadian ...

    Kids Yoga has a lot of benefits that worth to incorporate at the community. The yoga classes for kids are different than Yoga for adults. It always includes fun, joy, and laugh reaching children to delve deeper and connect with themselves and others in a safe and judgement-free environment. There are so many ways to show them how to get this, and the yoga poses, the correct breath, mindfulness, relaxation, visualization, mandala art, music, dance and drama, are some examples that we can do in our ... Read more classes. Each week we focuses on a different activity, and students will explore in depth their capacity for present moment awareness, energy and emotion regulation, improve focus and sense of self-determination. At the end of the year, children will be prepared to use these experiences any time according to the requirements of the environment and themselves.

    Step into THRILL ZONE, right in the heart of Queenstown! A fun, high-energy, adrenaline fuelled experience with a huge range of indoor adventures to choose from. Take a journey to the edge of reality with our Vortex 12D Motion Thrill Ride. Experience the ride of your life time on our wild roller coasters, creepy haunted houses & crazy jetpack adventures! Or experience a brand new dimension in a world without limits with our 360°Virtual Reality. From fighting intergalactic wars on alien planets ... Read more to riding on a horse while shooting zombies to skiing down enormous mountains, we have something for everyone. If a shoot ‘em up mission is more your game you can choose the 360° Battleground where you can join in the high adrenaline action of 360° Indoor Paintless Paintball (Reball), Lasertag or Heroblast (especially designed for youngsters). Choose from a wide range of game scenarios for your hour of warfare, complete with your very own dedicated referee. Fully interactive and action-packed! ...

    Two Rivers, Twice The Excitement’ New Zealand’s Original Jet boat Ride, operating since 1960. Come and see what all the excitement is about! Proudly the world’s first commercial Jet boat operator, KJet is based in the centre of beautiful Queenstown Bay. We are a family owned business aiming to give our guests memorable experiences, sharing stories and sights that only our slice of New Zealand offers.We are driven to deliver an unparalleled, value-for-money, friendly and exciting Jet boat ... Read more ride on the scenic waterways of Queenstown, ensuring at all times the safety and comfort of our passengers. We have a fleet of eight boats offering a range of Jet boat rides and combo deals to suit thrill seekers and families alike. With the largest Jet boat capacity in New Zealand we can offer exclusive private charters for groups of all sizes, carrying up to 140 people at one time. Only KJet offers over 60 minutes of unforgettable thrills, spins and exhilaration across three waterways in one ...

    Our multi-award winning, daily, 'small group' tour departs from Dunedin city in the mid-afternoon for the Otago Peninsula wildlife 'hotspots'. The tour combines tourism and conservation in a symbiotic relationship and provides absolutely unrivaled viewing of estuarine and marine wildlife. Our knowledgeable guides will inform you of activity being viewed and visit places where the best possible viewing of Hooker's Sea lions, Yellow-eyed Penguins, Blue Penguins, a breeding colony of New Zealand Fur ... Read more Seals and Royal Albatross can be had. A further 25-30 other estuarine and marine bird species are seen during the experience. Close up unobtrusive viewing from beach locations and strategically placed observation hides is guaranteed. Most days Albatross are seen flying at Taiaroa headland, but a further opportunity to see other pelagic sea bird occurs at our conservation area. Lots of sea birds are seen flying close to here including numerous petrel and shear-water species and a further four ...

    Our 1 & 2 bedroom motel units with kitchenette offer ideal family accommodation in a central location. Cots, Highchairs & Babysitting Services are available, just inform Reception staff when booking your stay. Two bedroom wheelchair accessible unit (sleeps up to 4). All guest rooms are non smoking and include tea and coffee making facilities, ensuite bathroom with shower only (2 bedroom units have a bath), Sky Digital TV, DVD Player, Free DVD hire. Blue Peaks has an on-site guest laundry, free off-street ... Read more parking, complimentary WiFi internet for up to 4 devices (additional prepaid options available), luggage and cycle storage and daily room servicing. Children under 5 years Stay Free when using Existing Bedding. One Child under 2 years stays free in a Cot. Blue Peaks Lodge is conveniently located an easy 5 minutes walk from the centre of Queenstown. You will find that Blue Peaks Lodge is your perfect base from which to enjoy the many attractions of Queenstown, New Zealand.

    The Library, often described as the living room of the city, provides a range of inviting physical and virtual spaces, and offers open access to information, education, ideas and works of the imagination across generations. A regular collaborator with local writers and arts organisations, the public libraries hosts and publicises author talks, workshops and supporting book launches. The libraries ensure that the published work of Dunedin writers is well represented on the shelves for customers to ... Read more enjoy, and also keeps a pristine heritage copy for future generations through the McNab New Zealand Collection. Libraries can be found in the City, Mosgiel, Port Chalmers, Blueskin Bay and Waikouaiti; along with two book buses that visit a wide variety of areas throughout Dunedin. For more information visit the website.

    • Scout Hall, Ortive Street, Cromwell (9310), Otago Region

    A dance school situated in Cromwell, Central Otago. Operating since 2005, Fun Feet teachers the NZAMD syllabus in Jazz.

    Arts & Crafts Beading

    The Bead Shop, Queenstown Relax in our friendly, colourful shop. Have fun designing your own wearable art or choose from our handcrafted selection. Hundreds of colours and styles of pieces to choose from to make your jewellery unique! Birthday parties and groups welcome. ACTIVITY AGE INFORMATION - Fun for all ages - 5 - 95! BIRTHDAY PARTIES We are very happy to cater for birthday parties. We can cater for up to 12 children. Bookings essential. No food allowed. For 5yrs to 12 yrs we charge $10 ... Read more per head and for this they can design their own beautiful necklace working from our special party tray full of a large range of beads . For children 13yrs and up they have the full use of the shop but the staff will need to be informed as to how much each child can spend. As an added bonus the birthday girl/boy receives a small gift from The Bead Shop Something different – fun and creative. Lots of room to spread out.

    Performing Arts Piano Teachers

    Qualifications: Cert Exec. Mus, LTCL, AIRMT, Dip Tchng I have been teaching the piano since 1985, but have also run music classes for preschoolers, 5-9 yr olds, marimba groups, school choir and played the piano for weddings, restaurants and ballet schools including the NZ School of Dance. I teach after school hours from my home music studio in Vauxhall and during school hours, at Columba College. Why piano lessons? Numerous studies show children who play an instrument, score higher on ... Read more both standard and spatial cognitive development tests. There are also findings that show kids who play piano, in particular, score higher in maths. Mastering a piece of music on the piano boosts a child's self-esteem and teaches patience and persistence. Children who play the piano have improved fine motor skills and, unlike other instruments, the piano requires both hands to work independently of each other. This helps to increase a child's overall dexterity and complex thought processes. Reading ...

    Aikido is a beautiful martial art that uses circular movements to neutralize an attack. Aikido emphasises effective techniques that do not depend on size or strength, so is suitable for all ages, women and men. As a non–competitive martial art, Aikido is learnt co-operatively with training partners. This allows the application of martial art techniques in a safe, non-aggressive and controlled environment. Class Times 7 - 8 pm Mondays 7 - 8 pm Wednesdays 10 - 11 am Saturdays (optional extra ... Read more class) Instructor : Mark Fitzwater 3rd Dan Aikido

    Our exclusive return door to door shuttle service is private for you and your family which runs on your time schedule. Our vans can take small groups from 4 up to 19, to the local ski fields around Queenstown and Wanaka. Our convenient and flexible service means we pick you up at your accommodation, on your watch - take everyone up the ski field - and return you home when you want to leave! Driving the icy roads can be difficult, fitting snow chains is hard, carrying heavy gear is uncomfortable, ... Read more and waiting in queues is cold. Leave the difficult stuff up to us so you can maximize your time and adventure up the ski fields. It's transport made easy!

    Otago Hockey in the Hockey New Zealand affiliated regional sports body, responsible for the administration of hockey in Otago/Dunedin. Otago Hockey also administers the McMillan Hockey Centre. The McMillan Hockey Centre is an artificial surfaces complex comprising of two water based artificial hockey turfs. As well as hockey the complex is for suitable for turf soccer, fitness sessions and rugby union/league wet weather trainings. We are also available for venue hire for birthday parties, meetings ... Read more and functions.

    Sports Golf Clubs

    The Frankton Golf Centre, with it's 9-hole golf course, is the perfect course for a casual game of golf. It’s an ideal practice course; great if you are short on time and perfect for beginners. The Centre also boasts a driving range, a large putting/chipping green, NZPGA qualified coaching and a fully stocked Pro Shop. Located adjacent to the Queenstown Events Centre, it provides residents and visitors to Queenstown with an opportunity to play and learn golf at an inexpensive and well maintained ... Read more facility within a remarkable alpine location.

    Education Preschools

    Beautiful Purpose Built early childhood centre, caring for children from 3 months to 5 years. Located in the heart of Queenstown, next to the Primary School, close to shops, cafes, the gondola, and Kiwi bird life park. We have a wide range of cultures within our centre, sharing a large diversity of languages. We provide delicious morning tea and afternoon tea, so children only need to bring their lunches/bottles they may need during the day. Friendly, energetic, caring, and nurturing teachers with ... Read more amazing experience and knowledge.

    • Neplusultra St, Cromwell (9310), Otago Region

    Cromwell Golf Club is a sand based course offering year round dry golfing conditions. The club also has a driving range with clubs and balls available for hire.

    Is pain, injury limiting your involvement in sport activities? Does it stop you from working? Does it make it harder to look after your children, take your dog for a walk, or do the gardening? You need help to recover faster NOW! By calling the A+ Physio Team you can expect magical hands on treatments to help decrease your pain, ease those tight muscles and improve your range of movement. We offer specialized exercise programs to improve your strength, balance and function which will maintain these ... Read more results long term. A+ Physio has the knowledge, skills and experience to ensure the best quality physio services available. You can be assured of a professional and respectful service at all times. Please feel free to visit out website to find out more information about our services.

    Professional Face and Body Painters providing services to the corporate event market, festivals, fairs and private parties using the best quality paint, powders, glitter and designs sourced through BODYFX in NZ and Silly Farm from the USA.

    Sports Golf Clubs

    18 hole golf course with club and cart hire

    Modern 2 and 3 bedroom serviced apartments in central Queenstown, with full designer kitchen, laundry, spacious, open-plan living and dining areas and fabulous views across Queenstown Bay. All Apartments have Sky TV with Disney and cartoon channels, DVD player, free DVD hire, free Wifi internet and onsite parking. Cot and highchair, games/toys are available on request and childminding can be arranged. The apartments have private patios and balconies that overlook landscaped gardens. With luxury ... Read more fittings and furnishings throughout, all apartments have a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, laundry, an ensuite off the master bedroom plus a separate bathroom, both with under-floor heating. Our quiet, central location is ideal for Queenstown family holidays, only 2 minutes stroll to the town centre, playground, lake beachfront and park. Complimentary starter pack for your family includes tea/coffee, sugar, toilet paper, soaps / shampoo, tissues and dishwashing & laundry detergents. Minimum ...

    Holidays Family Holidays

    Sixteen spacious units including studio units, one bedroom units and two bedroom units, units will sleep up to five. One and two bedroom units all have separate kitchens with full cooking facilities. Units surround courtyard car park, guest laundry facilities on site, ultra fast broadband.

    FUN & RELAXED AFTER SCHOOL CARE - ACTIVE HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES & TEACHER ONLY DAYS Children get to experience a wide range of activities from adventure, sports, art & crafts to excursions in the Wanaka community and an appreciation for our natural playground. We ensure that every child has something available to suit their individual skills and hobbies as well as opportunities to try new and exciting things! AFTER SCHOOL CARE We collect your children from school, provide them with afternoon ... Read more tea and organise activites to give your kids engaging and memorable experiences. We do not believe that one size fits all, so children are not obliged to participate in activities that they are not up to. We pride ourselves on creating a programme that is responsive to each and every childs needs while encouraging them to get outside and try new things. We aim to have something for everyone! We want the best experience for every child and our qualified staff have a range of skills to ensure that ...

    Dancworks offers dance classes in Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Hiphop, Contemporary & Musical Theatre. Classes are for all ages two years up to adults. Get in touch today to book your class.

    Sports Karate Classes & Lessons

    Alexandra Shotokan Karate Dojo is a family friendly environment in which to study the art of traditional karate and self defense techniques. Our chief aim is for students to have lots of fun while learning self defense in a disciplined and safe environment. We emphasize the importance of always avoiding violence and dangerous situations but teach the necessary skills in order to be able to defend yourself should the situation be called for. We keep fees as low as possible as Sensei Bruce (2nd ... Read more Dan) is not about making money but giving back to the community. We train at the St. Gerard's School Hall on Tues and Thurs from 5pm to 7pm.

    Overall rating: 5 out of 5  

    Brilliant

    08-01-2018 by George Jones

    The teachers have a real intrest in the students learning process.

    Wheew

    08-01-2018 by Austin Rhodes

    What a school. They do all sorts of cool things in our community, kids karaoke, talent quests, Sound and lighting for tons of events. Plus they teach our youth to become real musicians.

    Spectacular legacy

    08-01-2018 by Jeff

    The Bedford School of Music and Performing Arts NZ are leaving a legacy in North Otago of inspired kids

    Impressive school

    21-05-2016 by Lyza Richardson

    A great range of music and performing arts options for students, talented tutors, excellent perfornance opportunities, and a really fun environment. A very impressive music school.

    Awesome

    20-05-2016 by Kirsty

    Jae runs an extremely efficient ship and absolutely everything he puts his name to can be thoroughly recommended. I've seen his way with kids and also seen people of older ages that have learnt under him do so well. My wee man spent a very short time with him on performance technique and use of a microphone and he has never looked back. I highly recommend Jae Bedford school of music and any other organisations or events run by him. Keep up the great work Jae.

    Singing

    20-05-2016 by Amanda acheson

    My daughter has had singing lessons for a year now with Miriam Bedford! Not only has she become tuneful!!but sounds great , has confidence to sing in front of others and grow her passion for music Miriam you have been way more than a singing teacher for Hannah, we value your role as a friend and mentor in her life

    fantastic!

    20-05-2016 by Nicola Clark

    Jae, Mimz and the team are awesome folk who have a passion for music and the arts. Children and adults alike, are not only encouraged to thrive, but they are allowed to excel! Their heart is clear, their skills are huge and I recommend them to anyone, young or old :-)

    Bedford School of Music

    20-05-2016 by Lloyd and Pat Gustafson

    Enthusiastic teachers with great skills and wide range of classes and workshops throughout region.

    Bedford School of Music

    20-05-2016 by Lloyd and Pat Gustafson

    Very enthusiastic and skilled teachers with wide range of classes and workshops.

    Passion breeds talent

    20-05-2016 by Jeff

    This institution is vital to the landscape of New Zealand Music & Youth. I've seen both the Dunedin & Oamaru branches in action and would highly recommend The Bedford School of music for Music & Performing arts.

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    The Glebe is one of Queenstown’s most sought-after accommodations. In addition to our Apartments and Penthouse Suites and enviable location, we offer personalised guest services, outstanding facilities and a full range of tailored special events including weddings, birthdays/anniversaries and corporate events