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Wine Lover's Guide to Auckland

By Viator, June 2018

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 241 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

Outdoor Adventures in Taupo

By Viator, June 2018

Tours & Tickets

New Zealand is world renowned as the capital of adventure activities and the central Taupo region is one of its most action-loving destinations. Whether you fancy getting soaked, taking to the skies ...  Read more

Taking the InterIslander Ferry in New Zealand

By Viator, February 2018

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

New Zealand is a country of two halves. A scenic way to travel between the North Island and South Island is the InterIslander Ferry. Here’s what you need to know about crossing the Cook Strait by ...  Read more

The Lord of the Rings Tours from Wellington

By Viator, February 2018

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 408 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

From North Island attractions such as the Hobbiton movie set to the sweeping countryside around Queenstown on the South Island, there are Lord of the Rings filming locations across New Zealand, ...  Read more

Top Hot Springs in Rotorua

By Viator, January 2018

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

You don’t have to look far to experience Rotorua’s geothermal wonders—hissing geyers and bubbling mud pools can be found all around the city. Visits to Rotorua’s natural hot springs are also a ...  Read more

Top Day Trips From Rotorua

By Viator, January 2018

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

Strategically located at the center of New Zealand’s North Island, Rotorua makes a popular basecamp for exploring the surrounding sights. After exploring its geothermal attractions and Maori ...  Read more

Top Day Trips from Auckland

By Viator, January 2018

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1969 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

New Zealand’s largest city makes a strategic starting point for taking in the highlights of the North Island. Once you’ve explored Auckland City’s sights, here are your options for day tours, from ...  Read more

Top Hot Springs in Taupo

By Viator, January 2018

Tours & Tickets

Stretching all the way from the Great Lake Taupo to Rotorua, the Taupo Volcanic Zone is one of New Zealand’s most famous volcanic regions. Here’s what to expect on a visit, from dramatic craters and ...  Read more

Rotorua Tours from Auckland

By Viator, October 2017

4.5 star rating: Recommended 700 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Rotorua is both home to New Zealand’s most active geothermal zone and considered a sacred place for the Maori people. Here’s how to visit from Auckland to see geysers and bubbling mud, then visit ...  Read more

The Lord of the Rings Tours from Auckland

By Viator, October 2017

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1002 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

JRR Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” movies were filmed in more than 150 locations across New Zealand. Many are on the South Island, but LOTR fans visiting Auckland can tour the lush Hobbiton movie ...  Read more

Bay of Islands Tours from Auckland

By Viator, October 2017

4.5 star rating: Recommended 216 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

One of New Zealand’s most idyllic destinations, the Bay of Islands comprises 144 islands that boast sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and abundant marine life, plus historical significance. Here are ...  Read more

3 Days in Rotorua: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 482 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

Bay of Islands Cruises

By Viator, February 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 272 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

With its stunning coastal scenery and languid waters, the Bay of Islands is a picture-postcard New Zealand destination. The bay is dotted with around 150 islands, reached from the mainland towns of ...  Read more

Outdoor Adventure Tours from Rotorua

By Viator, October 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 58 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 Auckland: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1764 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

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