New Zealand is a land full of contrasts and adventure. "Kiwis" are some of the friendliest people we have met on our travels of the world's best rivers. A visit to the South Island is like a trip back in time, with commercialism and business, not being the most important aspects of life, but instead time chatting with mates or meeting new ones and exploring the wonderful nature in this country, considered far more important. On your trip, you will discover not only some of the best rivers in this country, but the "real" New Zealand. We will fly you into some of the rivers by helicopter and you'll sample crystal clear creeks that you only dreamed of kayaking on, with trout swimming beneath you. This trip is more than a paddling vacation. We'll give you time to explore as well. You'll visit the Adventure Capitol of the World, Queenstown to home to such fun inventions as Bungy Jumping and Jet Boating. Accompanied by such paddling legends as Mike Abbott, Alan Ellard and JJ Shepherd, these guys have a real passion for paddling in the South Island and will give you quality instruction in your kayaking as well as sharing the best pubs and ice cream shops! If you yearn for a break from the long cold northern hemisphere winter, then perhaps you should discover this magical paddlers paradise.