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Lord of the Rings and Hobbiton Tours in New Zealand

By Viator, April 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 98 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Middle-earth, dreamed up by J.R.R Tolkien, is the hometown of the characters in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Thanks to New Zealand film-maker Peter Jackson, Middle-earth came alive with ...  Read more

3 Days in Rotorua: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 183 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Rotorua has something for everyone, from geothermal activity and luxurious mud baths to Maori cultural experiences and adrenaline rushes. "The Sulphur City" on New Zealand's North Island ...  Read more

3 Days in Auckland: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, March 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 545 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city, set between two harbors of staggering beauty. Whether your passion is America's Cup sailing or relaxed harbor cruises, exploring the wilderness or shopping, ...  Read more

Top 3 Auckland Day Trips

By Viator, March 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 38 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

1. Bay of Islands   Tour the Bay of Islands on a full-day trip from Auckland. You'll see spectacular rural and coastal scenery en route, visit historic Waitangi, cruise from Paihia and have free ...  Read more

Rotorua Tours from Auckland

By Viator, March 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 201 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Rotorua and the sacred waters of the Bay of Plenty lie just 230km (140 miles) southeast of Auckland in New Zealand’s North Island. This famously lively geothermal hot spot abounds with spurting ...  Read more

Wine Tasting from Auckland

By Viator, March 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

For many travelers visiting from North America, Sauvignon Blanc from the region of Marlborough is synonymous with the finest of New Zealand wines. The famous white from the top of the South Island is ...  Read more

Shore Excursions in New Zealand

By Viator, February 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 161 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Despite being a South Pacific nation, the islands of New Zealand are so fantastically large that exploring them can be overwhelming. Luckily when visiting by cruise ship, however, most of the ...  Read more

Shore Excursions in Australia and New Zealand

By Viator, February 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 162 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Australia and New Zealand may be known for their wide open spaces, majestic mountains and interesting (and sometimes terrifying) wildlife, but don’t discount their softer sides. Whether you’re ...  Read more

Visiting Zealandia

By Viator, December 2013

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

When it comes to countries that care about conservation, New Zealand has got it right. After all, this is a country where nearly 30% of the total land area is protected as some form of parkland, and ...  Read more

Outdoor Activities in Queenstown

By Viator, December 2013

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 97 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Don’t be fooled by the Minus 5° ice bar—Queenstown isn’t a city where you spend time indoors. While the downtown pubs and trendy restaurants are good for spending evening out on the town, ...  Read more

Milford Sound Cruises

By Viator, November 2013

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 52 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Nestled in the UNESCO World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound is described as the 'Eighth Natural Wonder of the World'. Milford Sound is actually a fiord – a drowned glacial ...  Read more

Tauranga Cruise Port

By Viator, November 2013

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Centrally-located in the Bay of Plenty and home to a deep water harbor, the port of Tauranga is a popular cruise hub with over 85 ships per year. The cruise port itself is actually located in the ...  Read more

Helicopter Tours of Mount Cook

By Viator, October 2013

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

To the native Maori, towering Mt.Cook was known by a single name: Aoraki—better known as “Cloud Piercer.” It’s a name that makes sense, given that this 12,316 ft. spire can often be the sole peak of ...  Read more

Akaroa Tours From Christchurch

By Viator, October 2013

4 star rating: Recommended 23 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

In 1840, when the French sea captain Jean Francois Langlois sailed into Akaroa Harbor, he planned to establish a French colony on the south end of the Banks Peninsula. After all, on his previous ...  Read more

Visiting the Waitomo Caves

By Viator, October 2013

4.5 star rating: Recommended 39 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Waitomo Caves are undoubtedly—and justifiably—one of the most popular attractions on the North Island. In addition to millions of stalactites which drip from the ceiling in a fascinating display ...  Read more

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