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Waitomo Caves and Rotorua Attractions Day Tour from Auckland

Travel from Auckland to Waitomo and Rotorua on a guided day trip to the Waitomo Caves and more. Take a boat ride through cavernous chambers to view glowworms and stalactites suspended from the ceiling, and stroll past the geothermal mud pools and geysers of Rotorua at Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve. See sheep mustering and shearing demonstrations at the Agrodome, a working farm, and finish at the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. You have the option to end your tour in Rotorua or return to Auckland by coach, including onboard lunch.
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 hours
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2 Day Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua Tour from Auckland

Discover the otherworldly beauty of New Zealand’s North Island, from Rotorua’s geothermal pools and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves to the Shire at the Hobbiton Movie Set. On this 2-day coach tour from Auckland, you’ll experience ancient Maori traditions with a ‘hangi’ dinner, the filmmaking history of ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ a duck tour and a visit to the Agrodome. Enjoy standard (3 star hotel) or superior (4 star hotel) overnight accommodation in Rotorua.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
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Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland

This day trip from Auckland to the Bay of Islands covers historical sites of New Zealand’s Northland, including the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and the seaport of Russell. Visit the Waitangi Treaty House, then take a ferry from Paihia to the first European settlement where a local guide leads you on an insightful tour. Opt for lunch, and venture into the shops, museums and cafes of Russell during your free time, before hotel drop-off in Auckland by coach.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Half Day Martinborough Winery Tour from Wellington

An hour or so north of Wellington, Martinborough is fast making a name for itself as one of the Southern Hemisphere’s leading wine regions. Each weekend, Wellingtonians make the trek over the Remutakas to escape to this European-style wine village. This small group tour is a convenient way to visit Martinborough. There’s no need to stress about driving on country backroads, and no need to plan the day’s itinerary - leaving you to focus on the wine and the iconic scenery.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Full-day Bay of Islands, Hole in the Rock and Dolphin Cruise Tour from Auckland

The Bay of Islands is one of the highlights of New Zealand’s North Island and a cruise is the ideal way to soak up the scenery. On this full-day tour from Auckland, set sail on a dolphin-watching cruise from Paihia, see the Cape Brett Lighthouse, and glide beneath the Hole in the Rock.
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  • 13 hours
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Ko Tane Maori Experience including Hangi Dinner

Learn more about New Zealand’s Maori culture while enjoying a delicious hangi dinner located in a natural forest setting. This is the only place in the South Island where you can have such an experience. It’s a fun activity for travelers with all sorts of interests, including those who want to get a glimpse into Maori cultural traditions, as well as families.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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White Island Volcano Helicopter Flight and Crater Tour

Discover New Zealand’s most active volcanoe on a White Island helicopter flight from Tauranga. Fly over to White Island, one of the islands in the Pacific Ring of Fire off the Bay of Plenty. With the blades of your helicopter whirring overhead, hear live commentary from your pilot via your headset earphones. Fly along the island’s rugged coastline. See flocks of birds flying over the sulfur-yellow landscape and watch the waves for marine life.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Tramway Restaurant Dinner Tour of Christchurch

Enjoy a 4-course dinner aboard the Christchurch Tramway Restaurant and travel in heritage style through the city center, round-trip from Cathedral Junction. Relax and enjoy views of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and Avon River from your window-side table. The 2.5-hour journey in this elegant restaurant on wheels includes a welcome drink upon arrival, with tea and coffee to accompany your gourmet meal, served by professional waitstaff.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Arrowtown and Wanaka Premium Tour from Queenstown

Tucked in beneath the soaring peaks and serene lakes of New Zealand’s South Island, Arrowtown and Wanaka offer outdoor adventure with a strong sense of history. On this tour, hit both destinations in one day and enjoy a drink in the famous Cardrona Hotel. Spin into the Gibbston Valley with your guide and stroll through the 19th-century gold-mining settlement of Arrowtown. Pass the fertile vineyards of Kawarau Gorge, admire spectacular views along the Crown Range road, and enjoy free time to explore Wanaka at your leisure.
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  • 7 hours
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Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour including Te Puia from Auckland

Combine the top sights of Rotorua and Te Puia in a single comprehensive day tour from Auckland. Traveling with a guide and following a carefully curated itinerary means you won't miss any of the important sights. Visit the Maori cultural landmarks and geothermal spots of Te Puia, as well as the city sights in Rotorua, accompanied by insightful guided commentary. Round-trip transportation from Auckland means you can focus on the scenery and the experience instead of driving and directions.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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From Cave to Coast Wellington Highlights Tour

Wellington’s south coast is both a popular choice and a missed opportunity for visitors; although a visit to Weta Workshop is a popular choice, many visitors pass up the chance to see the rocky beaches and rough surf that Wellington locals have learned to love. From the Weta Cave to the Taputarenga Marine Reserve, this small group tour offers the full south coast experience.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Far North New Zealand Tour including 90 Mile Beach and Cape Reinga from Paihia

Visit 90 Mile Beach and Cape Reinga in New Zealand's Far North District. This day trip from Paihia takes you aboard a Dune Rider vehicle, ideal for traversing the gorgeous coastal landscape. Stop at Cape Reinga Lighthouse and the Ancient Kauri Kingdom. Try sandboarding at the Te Paki Stream sand dunes and enjoy a buffet lunch at Waitiki Landing.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Rainbow Falls, Kerikeri River Walk & Kawiti Glow Worm Caves Tour

This tour takes you to the stunning Rainbow Falls, followed by a leisurely walk along the Kerikeri River Track (45 minutes) to the Historic Mission Station and Stone Store. The tour completes with a visit to the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo Glowworm caves

Embark on a one way scenic tour from Auckland to Rotorua including the guided tour of Waitomo Glowworm Cave, one of the North Island's most popular destination and be amazed with a magical underground boat ride along the Waitomo River through the Glowworm Grotto, illuminated by the twinkling lights of thousands of tiny glowworms. After pick up from city hotels in Auckland in the morning, we travel through the Waikato and King Country regions, passing by beautiful farmland & picturesque countryside. Our local driver guide will entertain you with interesting story of Waikato and point out the highlights along the way. Our van will stop at Rangiriri Heritage sight, where the final battle was fought between British forces and Maori king in 1863. After the Glowworms caves tour, Journey to Rotorua continues, passing through the beautiful Fitzgerald Glade, where trees arch over the road form a tunnel of natural greenery. The tour concludes with complimentary hotel drop off in Rotorua.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Private Jeep Escape from Bay of Islands

Explore the historic Bay of Islands in a luxury, late model Jeep Wrangler with a maximum of 4 passengers in your group. On your private 4.5-hour guided tour you will see historic locations, spectacular waterfalls, panoramic scenery, subtropical rain forests and rural farming areas away from the crowds. You can also extend your tour with 1-hour options of a winery lunch or a visit to the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves. Your tour is adaptable with no fixed schedule, allowing you to stop for photos, ask questions, take your time or relax and talk with your local driver.
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  • 270 to 390 minutes
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  • 270 to 390 minutes
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Glenorchy Lord of the Rings Off-Road 4X4 Adventure from Queenstown

See New Zealand's legendary landscapes as depicted in the ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy during an exhilarating 4WD adventure to Glenorchy. With an expert guide at the wheel, your 4x4 skirts along the edges of Lake Wakatipu from Queenstown to your destination, then navigates near-forgotten back roads. Hear entertaining commentary about this former gold mining region and stop at multiple LOTR filming sites while you bump along the glacier-carved valleys of this backcountry terrain.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Classic Two Hour Electric Tuk-Tuk Private Heritage and Cultural Tour

Discover Auckland in a fun way on a 1- or 2-hour private tour by tuk-tuk. You'll see the sights of the city as you travel aboard an eco-friendly electric tuk-tuk, checking out open spaces such as the Auckland Domain, Judges Bay, and the Parnell Rose Gardens. On the classic 2-hour tour you can get out of the tuk-tuk to walk around a bit; on the 1-hour sprint tour, you'll stay in the tuk-tuk.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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2 hour Christchurch City Tour with scenic Chairlift ride

Travel through history from the plains to the hills to take in the contrasting views of the city and Banks Peninsula. Feel our fresh Canterbury air through your hair as you ride up the chairlift.Hear stories of a city rebuilding with fun and unique activities for the locals and visitors alike
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  • 2 hours
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Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Historic Kerikeri Tour

This historic Kerikeri tour has been designed especially for cruise ship passengers in the Bay of Islands. Your local guide will take you to many beautiful and interesting sites on a convenient half-day tour, so even visitors with a short stay in the area will see a lot. All sites are easily accessible for travelers with limited mobility, and the tour minivan is air conditioned for your comfort.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Full Day Cromwell, Wanaka and Arrowtown tour from Queenstown

With soaring peaks, serene lakes, and rich gold rush history, the Queenstown region is widely considered the most beautiful corner of New Zealand’s South Island—but hitting the remote highlights independently can be a challenge. On this tour, reach sites of interest including Arrowtown, Cromwell, and Wanaka—with pickup and drop-off at your Queenstown hotel included. Gaze across Lake Wanaka, and stop for tea at the famous Cardrona Hotel.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Hole in the Rock Bay of Islands cruise

Meet your guide at the Maritime Building in Paihia or The Strand Wharf in Russell to start your 3-hour Bay of Islands cruise. Soaking up the varied landscape of some 144 islands, you'll make your way out to the remote Cape Brett Lighthouse and before visiting the famous Cape Brett Hole in the Rock at Motukokako Island. Listen as your experienced crew share local history and ecology via an informative commentary , keep your eyes peeled for marine and bird life as you cruise through and past many of the 144 islands that make up the Bay of IslandsDon't want the journey to end? Hop off in Russell or Paihia after your cruise for more exploring before using your complimentary Russell/Paihia ferry ticket to get back.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Larnach Castle & Gardens Tour from Dunedin winter

Larnach Castle is New Zealand's only castle! Top attractionSituated on the picturesque Otago PeninsulaThe Castle's Garden has received numerous national AwardsLovingly restored by the Barker Family, Have a look around the lovingly restored Larnach Castle that dates back to 1871,
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  • 3 to 9 hours
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  • 3 to 9 hours
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Discover Kerikeri - Afternoon tour from the Bay of Islands

Take an afternoon day trip from Paihia to Kerikeri for a tour of the historical settlement. A knowledgeable guide takes you to the Stone Store and Mission House, home to New Zealand’s first permanent mission station. Then visit an organic vineyard for a wine and coffee tasting, and enjoy further delights at a local chocolate factory. Upgrade to include a morning sightseeing cruise on the Bay of Islands.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Queenstown to Wanaka Private Luxury Day Tour

Take a break from Queenstown’s hectic city center and explore nearby Wanaka on this private tour. Avoid traveling with a crowded tour group and visit stunning natural landmarks like Lake Wakatipu and the sky-blue pools of the Makarora River without fighting for the best spot to take your photo. Stop by local attractions like the Wanaka Lavender Farm and Cardrona Hotel.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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