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multi day trips :

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Trips are always hard to plan if you have groups to deal with, be it a 1 day trip or a tour around the South Island.

We have organised and run trips now for over 20 years and our speciality is in ski field transport to ski area's like Porters ,  and also the clubfields like Broken River ,Craigieburn,Mt Cheeseman. and Mt Olympus

With years of experience dealing with the requirements of high schools and primary schools our emphasise is on safety and supervision for your students.

We are happy to share with you our extensive paperwork trail of H&S ,Ram's and operations manual ,All our drivers are First Aid accredited and we carry a comprehensive first aid kit on board , we are a bus and coach association member and our passenger service licence number is 83747

rubicon valley tourist centre


Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre and  Horse treks:

 This Centre is close to Smylies and is ideally placed for us to offer you or your guests a farm experience . Combination is possible with  horse riding and  or a jet boatride as well as a great barbeque lunch .

check out their website here http://www.rubiconvalley.co.nz/

 rubicon dog show  rubicon farm show


Castle hill:

we can do a combination of castle hill with a packed lunch and return via Lake Coleridge  or pop up to Arthurs Pass

There are many wonderful walks you can do in our area from a short 30 min to a couple of days and more if you get lost, we can provide or help organise transport to these places. Check out the Parks Page for more information. Please note we do not offer guided walks into Dept. of conservation areas but can transport you there and wait.

mountain biking: with our family becoming more and more interested in biking we are finding some fun tracks to which we can take or guide you to.


Jet boating on the Waimak

alpine jet
alpine jet spin

Tranz Alpine

Skip the boring flats of the Canterbury plains and join the train for a day trip from Springfield to Arthur's Pass passing thru spectacular mountains and high country scenery and giving yourself plenty of time to walk around Arthur's Pass and visit the DOC info centre to learn about the historic Cobb and Co journey

Language Schools trips: we offer various trips in conjunction with English school tours


Organise your class to come and experience a unforgettable weekend

in the summer or winter


Specialist Trips:

If you have a need for a Dutch or Japanese guide / driver we can assist

  mountain guide hedge   smylies driver gudies      guide      

Als u zoekt voor een nederlandse gids en/of chauffeur met alle nodige vergunningen en ervaring en een nieuw zeelands/nederlands/gronings accent dan bent U op de juiste plek aangekomen. stuur een email naar mij voor meer informatie  en prijzen colin@smylies.co.nz

Smylies Accomodation

5653 West Coast Road, Springfield
Canterbury 7681 New Zealand

GPS    43°201'17" S , 171°55'49" E


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