PLAY AT THE CAIRNS ALPINE RESORT

Whether you want to get out and explore, or you prefer to stay within the comfort of The Cairns Alpine Resort: there's everything here to ensure you're entertained.

The Cairns Golf Course

You have to concentrate on keeping your eye on the game when playing at The Cairns because this is one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses with stunning panoramas of mountains, tussock plains, and blue lake.

Silver River Stargazing

The Tekapo area is home to one of the world’s very few dark sky reserves, meaning there is almost no light pollution. Paired with some of the most cloud-free skies in the world and you have unparalleled stargazing that is guaranteed to take your breath away.

Mackenzie Alpine Horse Trekking

Explore Tekapo the way it’s been done for over a hundred years: on horseback. Our sister business Mackenzie Alpine Horse Trekking has horse trekking tours for everyone, from complete beginners to experienced riders.

Animal Petting Zoo

Right at the heart of The Cairns Alpine Resort is a family favourite: our animal petting farm. Get up close and personal with classic New Zealand farm animals such as sheep and alpaca, and feed our very own kunekune pig, Whiskey. He’ll be your best friend for life if you do!

The Helicopter Line

Tekapo is a land of different textures and colours: from the almost-impossibly blue lake to the dark greens of the forest, through to the braided glacial waterways feeding the lake and the country's tallest mountains. The best way to take this all in? With a scenic helicopter flight with our partners at The Helicopter Line. It's an experience guaranteed to take your breath away.