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Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo

Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo

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Cruise around the scenic bays of Lake Taupo and admire the Maori Rock Carvings during this boat tour. Aboard the boat, listen to informative commentary about the ecology, volcanology, and cultural history of the area. Admire the impressive views of the snowy mountain tops of the UNESCO-listed Tongariro National Park and Lake Taupo's picturesque shores. See the Maori Rock Carvings depicting the legends of the local Tuwharetoa tribe. Choose from morning departure (includes tea) or afternoon departure (includes a fishing demonstration).
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$25.24
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$25.24
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Milford Sound Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Milford Sound Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

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This 4-hour tour gets you quickly to Milford Sound from Queenstown the most scenic way — by helicopter. Swap the roadways for the skies, soaring over the Southern Alps then landing at Fiordland National Park while your pilot-guide provides commentary along the way. After an informative cruise on Milford Sound, with plenty of photo ops of waterfalls and Mitre Peak, you're treated to a second landing on a snow-capped peak. Book on a shared helicopter, or upgrade your experience to a private charter exclusive to your group.
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  • 4 hours
From
$1,009.52
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$1,009.52

Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown

Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown

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Explore Lake Wakatipu by boat on a 1.5-hour cruise from Queenstown. As you travel to the end of the lake, you can see stunning lakeside homes, a variety of bird life, Kawarau Dam, and the magnificent scenery that surrounds Queenstown. Get unobstructed views from the sundeck or stay warm in the heated cabin, and have the option to purchase drinks from the onboard bar.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$35.33
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$35.33

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Private Charter - Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour

Private Charter - Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour

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Spend the day cruising the clear blue waters of the Bay of Islands, hopping from beach to beach – or spend it snorkelling around local reefs and shipwrecks – or spend it hiking through the pristine native bush on a handful of the Bay’s 140-plus islands. On this private charter in the Bay of Islands, do what you to do. Instead of sticking to a tour operator’s preset schedule, tailor your half- or full-day itinerary in the Bay to your own tastes.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$887.49
per group
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$887.49
per group

Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour - Snorkel, Hike, Swim, Paddleboard, Wildlife

Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour - Snorkel, Hike, Swim, Paddleboard, Wildlife

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Let seafaring experts show you the best of New Zealand’s Bay of Islands by land and by water on this adventure cruise. With 144 different isles, it can be hard to know where to start, but your captain and crew know all the best spots to swim, snorkel, stand-up paddleboard, and spot marine life. Hop off at two hand-picked islands for a hike to panoramic lookout points and beachside tea with biscuits.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.36
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$81.36

Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise from Wanaka

Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise from Wanaka

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Experience the rugged beauty of remote Milford Sound from Wanaka, all in half-a-day. With a choice of morning or afternoon flight departures, fly over lush national parks, epic glaciers, and alpine lakes, before touching down in the Sound. Enjoy a scenic cruise, keeping an eye out for some of the local inhabitants including seals, penguins, and dolphins, before returning to Wanaka by plane.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$428.96
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$428.96

Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip from Auckland with Optional Guided Walk

Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip from Auckland with Optional Guided Walk

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Secure a limited ticket to Tiritiri Matangi island, a protected sanctuary for rare and endangered bird species of New Zealand. A 75-minute ferry ride across the Hauraki Gulf brings you to the island preserve, where you have the day to stroll the trails and enjoy the coastline after a ranger orientation. Gain a deeper understanding of Tiritiri Matangi’s role in preserving birdlife with an optional 1.5-hour guided hike.
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  • 8 hours
From
$59.13
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$59.13

Rotoroa Island Ferry Ticket from Auckland

Rotoroa Island Ferry Ticket from Auckland

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Take a 75-minute journey across the Hauraki Gulf aboard the Rotoroa Island ferry. Your round-trip ticket allows you to explore the island’s arts, history and conservation park, including sandy shoreline, hiking trails and an award-winning museum. Opened to the public in 2011, Rotoroa Island was the longtime home to an addiction treatment center run by the Salvation Army. Visit the heritage buildings and a Rotoroa wildlife sanctuary for endangered New Zealand species. Spend about 6 hours at your leisure before returning to Auckland.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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$39.66
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$39.66

Sundowner Evening Cruise

Sundowner Evening Cruise

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Sundowner Evening Cruise, a summertime special! Departing Paihia beachfront at 5pm. The boat pulls right up to the beach where you can step aboard from the shore line. Enjoy a relaxed sail aboard a smooth sailing catamaran in a peaceful setting, while the sun is going down. For those who want to enjoy the beauty of an evening cruise taking in the sights of the idyllic Bay of Islands, the Sundowner Cruise is a perfect start to a good night out with friends and family, a romantic getaway, or just the perfect escape from the daily grind! • Experience sailing at it's best, make the most of the beautiful sea breeze. Watch the wind fill the sails, kick back and enjoy the tranquility. • Enjoy the beauty of a sheltered anchorage for a swim stop, sip on a complimentary drink and take in the scenery. • See the landmarks of historical importance in the Bay of Islands from a different perspective, while under sail.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.38
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$44.38
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Island Hopper Day Cruise

Island Hopper Day Cruise

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The Bay of Islands is made up of 144 islands, and the best way to explore them is by boat. On this island-hopping day cruise, you can relax on board a comfortable catamaran while admiring the beautiful views of the sea, islands, and maybe even some dolphins. Snorkel, swim, or paddle board, and stop on land to visit a wildlife sanctuary. This is the easy way to see the bay, as it’s difficult to travel here independently without a boat.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.54
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$103.54
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Fly Golden Bay & Cruise Abel Tasman Day Tour from Nelson

Fly Golden Bay & Cruise Abel Tasman Day Tour from Nelson

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Discover the stunning scenery of the Abel Tasman National Park by land, sea, and air on this full-day tour. Soar over the Wharariki Sea Arches and Farewell Spit on a scenic flight, hike through the bush to Te Waikoropupu Springs, and enjoy lunch (own expense) in Takaka Village. In the afternoon, cool off with a swim at Totaranui Beach, then set sail on a cruise around Golden Bay and admire the coast of Abel Tasman National Park from the water.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$332.07
Price varies by group size
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$332.07
Price varies by group size

Marlborough Sounds Cruise & 3-Hour Scenic Walk

Marlborough Sounds Cruise & 3-Hour Scenic Walk

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The Queen Charlotte Track is known for some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery, but walking the entire route means days on the trail. Experience the Queen Charlotte Track even if you have limited time on an independent hike from Resolution Bay to Furneaux Lodge; coordinated boat transfers across Queen Charlotte Sound make it possible to reach the gentle, 6.5-mile (10.5-km.) stretch of trail in just one day.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.26
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$70.26

3 Hour Marlborough Sounds Delivery Cruise

3 Hour Marlborough Sounds Delivery Cruise

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When you have limited time, a delivery cruise is an ideal way to get around the Marlborough Sounds. Get an up-close look at remote homes and resorts while your boat delivers supplies to hidden coves and tucked-away bays. Learn about the ever-popular Queen Charlotte Track and relax while exploring miles of wild coastline.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.26
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$70.26

Dunedin City Highlights, Otago Peninsula & Wildlife Cruise Tour

Dunedin City Highlights, Otago Peninsula & Wildlife Cruise Tour

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With this tour you will be introduced to main highlights of this gorgeous city and will be able to enjoy the most breathtaking scenery of Otago Peninsula, including a 1 hour wildlife cruise. You will have advantage of travelling in a small group with personalised attention and avoiding big crowds and big buses
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$177.50
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$177.50

Mou Waho Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka

Mou Waho Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka

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After a catamaran cruise across Lake Wanaka to Mou Waho Island—which sits in the middle of the lake—spot rare native birds that are extinct on mainland New Zealand. Thanks to successful conservation efforts, the island is a rare haven for birdlife. Enjoy a guided hike with an expert guide to a lake at the top of the island, an experience that’s rated one of the best must-do activities in Wanaka.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$176.76
Price varies by group size
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$176.76
Price varies by group size

Stevensons Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka

Stevensons Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka

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Hidden away behind a peninsula, Stevensons Island is one of the harder islands to get to on Lake Wanaka. On this half-day trip, catch a luxury ferry from Wanaka and sail out to the island past local mountains and lush countryside. Upon disembarking, hike to the island’s summit and take in grand views of the peninsula, the lake and the Southern Alps
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.43
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$58.43

1-Hour Ruby Island Cruise and Walk from Wanaka

1-Hour Ruby Island Cruise and Walk from Wanaka

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For travelers short on time in Wanaka, this one-hour cruise and walk to Ruby Island is an ideal way to experience the lake and mountains. Glide across Lake Wanaka to Ruby Island in comfort on a luxury catamaran. There, enjoy an easy walk to lookout points that are great places to take pictures from. Families and senior travelers will enjoy this tour, as it’s suitable for all levels of mobility.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.24
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$36.24

Premium Milford Sound Bus - Cruise - Fly Tour with Picnic Lunch from Queenstown

Premium Milford Sound Bus - Cruise - Fly Tour with Picnic Lunch from Queenstown

While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups, our guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles, complementary refreshments and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember. This small group, fully-guided day trip combines the stunning boutique Milford Sound Cruise aboard Cruise Milford (the number 1 Trip Advisor rated cruise company) and an amazing scenic flight back to Queenstown with Glenorchy Air. Led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge, and run in modern, comfortable minibuses that are packed with extras, ensuring your comfort and safety.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$504.04
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$504.04
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Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Te Anau

Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Te Anau

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This small group, fully-guided day trip combines the amazing return journey to Milford Sound with a boutique Milford Sound Cruise aboard the No.1 Trip Advisor rated cruise company, Cruise Milford. Led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge, and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety. While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups, guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles, complementary refreshments and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$143.50
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$143.50
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Bay of Islands Small Group Tour & Cruise from Auckland

Bay of Islands Small Group Tour & Cruise from Auckland

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While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups, our guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles, complementary refreshments and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember. This small group, fully guided day trip combines the best of both a nature and highlights tour together to form the ultimate Bay of Islands experience. Led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge, and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$252.38
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$252.38
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Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown

Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown

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Travel from Queenstown to the much-loved UNESCO-listed Milford Sound. Your guide will ensure you make the most of your trip with commentary along the way—pointing out scenic viewpoints and areas where Lord of the Rings was filmed. Once you reach Milford Sound, you won’t have to worry about waiting in visitor lines as entrance tickets are included. Enjoy a Milford Sound Discovery Cruise where you’ll see stunning views of waterfalls and Mitre Peak. You’ll also have free time to explore the waterfalls of Lake Marian on foot.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.55
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$179.55
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Premium Milford Sound Cruise

Premium Milford Sound Cruise

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Cruise the spectacular waters of Milford Sound, passing colonies of fur seals, tumbling waterfalls, and soaring cliffs. You’ll explore on a boat whose viewing decks and glassed-in cabins are ideal for sightseeing in any weather, traveling all the way from Mitre Peak to the Tasman Sea. Make your own way to Milford Sound, or opt for round-trip transport from Queenstown by glass-roofed coach, with sightseeing, short hikes, and narration along the way.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.39
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$71.39
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Champagne Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Te Anau

Champagne Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Te Anau

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Enjoy majestic views of the Fiordland wilderness without hiking up mountains or even breaking a sweat on this luxury sunset cruise. Enjoy champagne and canapés on the deck of this impeccably-preserved 1930s sailing yacht and marvel at the rolling hills and dense forest stretching from the shores of Lake Te Anau through to the horizon. Relax and watch the sun set over the Southern Alps.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.09
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$91.09

Afternoon Te Anau Cruise on Historic Motor Yacht

Afternoon Te Anau Cruise on Historic Motor Yacht

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Get around Lake Te Anau with ease on a small-group tour that combines an elegant cruise and guided nature walks in Fiordland National Park. At the wharf you’ll board a historical motor yacht for a relaxed cruise with afternoon tea. After a bush walk amid the South Island’s famed scenery,  your crew sets sail for the return. This cruise is limited to 16 passengers to ensure a comfortable, personable experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.09
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$91.09

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