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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

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

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

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

Outdoor Adventure Tours from Rotorua

By Viator, October 2013

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Explore 30 million year old limestone formations and a cave full of glowworms in Waitamo Caves . Those who fancy something a little more thrilling don’t have to go too far. Like black water ...  Read more

3 Days in the Bay of Islands: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, October 2013

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 116 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

At the northernmost tip of New Zealand is one of the country's best kept secrets: the picturesque Bay of Islands. This is where the locals come for holidays - there is something for whatever strikes ...  Read more

Seeing the Bay of Islands From Above

By Viator, October 2013

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

With its serpentine coastline, turquoise coves, and empty white sand beaches, the Bay of Islands is a vision of paradise for travelers to the North Island of New Zealand. The allure of this landscape ...  Read more

Lord of the Ring Tours from Wellington

By Viator, October 2013

4.5 star rating: Recommended 104 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

In the first half of the twentieth century, an English academic called Tolkien dreamed up a world called Middle Earth, largely based on his childhood in Birmingham, Middle England. The result was ...  Read more

Exploring the Waitomo Caves

By Kyle , USA, September 2013

The subterranean Waitomo Caves are justifiably one of the most popular visitor attractions on the North Island. It’s believed that local Maori knew of the caves’ existence, although no one would dare ...  Read more

Wellington From Above

By Viator, July 2013

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

On the ground, Wellington is a trendy, funky, urban city that pulses with the energy of a modern metropolis. From the air, however, the nation’s capital appears as a populated speck when compared to ...  Read more

Glowworms and Hobbits

By Kaarvok , Norway, July 2013

Take the full day trip from Auckland to the Waitomo glowworm caves and the Hobbit movie set. A lifetime experience. Also, when you are in Auckland, visit the Skytower and the Memorial War Museum. ...  Read more

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