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Franz Josef & Fox Glacier Helicopter Tours

By Viator, February 2018

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 321 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

There are two things which make Franz Josef and Fox glaciers such popular New Zealand attractions. The first is that these rivers of ice spill their way through a rainforest, thereby creating a ...  Read more

Mt. Cook Helicopter Tours

By Viator, February 2018

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 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-foot spire can often be the sole peak ...  Read more

Food and Wine Lover's Guide to Queenstown

By Viator, February 2018

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 556 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Dining or drinking out in Queenstown, you'll be spoiled for choice with a fantastic mix of modern Pacific cuisine, seafood and local delicacies in sumptuous waterside settings. The adrenaline keeps ...  Read more

Milford Sound Tours from Queenstown

By Viator, February 2018

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 201 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The dramatic focal point of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound is a popular natural wonder on New Zealand’s South Island. Whether you want to cruise the fjord, soar ...  Read more

Mt. Cook Tours from Christchurch

By Viator, January 2018

4.5 star rating: Recommended 147 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

On New Zealand’s South Island, Aoraki (Mt. Cook) soars up to 3,750 meters (12,315 feet) over the country’s Southern Alps. Australasia’s highest mountain, it’s one of the most popular day trip ...  Read more

Top Day Trips From Queenstown

By Viator, January 2018

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 30 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Queenstown has a reputation as New Zealand’s adventure capital, but head a couple of hours out of the city and you’ll be rewarded with some of the South Island’s most photo-worthy landscapes. Here ...  Read more

Maori Cultural Experiences

By Viator, May 2016

4 star rating: Recommended 27 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

On an evening tour from Christchurch you are treated to a truly memorable cultural performance with a traditional Maori Concert consisting of action songs, poi dances and hakas. Take the ...  Read more

Outdoor Activities in Queenstown

By Viator, June 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 255 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

3 Days in Christchurch: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, May 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 200 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Christchurch is often described as the most English of New Zealand's cities. But for all its self-consciously inherited charm, it can hold its own as a thoroughly modern New Zealand city. Kiwi art ...  Read more

3 Days in Queenstown: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, May 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 963 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Are you ready for action? If that's a YES! then Queenstown is the place to be, as New Zealand's adrenaline capital. If you're not hell-bent on throwing yourself off a bridge or hurtling down a ...  Read more

Fiordland & Milford Sound Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, March 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 420 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Best of Fiordland: Milford Sound & Te Anau Enjoy the dramatic landscape of magical Fiordland, take a relaxed cruise on the sound or a more active experience with treks and kayaks. Whether ...  Read more

Milford Sound Cruises

By Viator, March 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 99 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

Franz Josef & Fox Glacier Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, February 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 316 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Taking a guided walk on a glacier has to be one of the coolest experiences you'll have in New Zealand. Whether hovering over the spectacular ice formations by helicopter or strapping on crampons ...  Read more

Dunedin & Otago Peninsula Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, February 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 77 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Coastal Otago, and its one major city, Dunedin, has, in typical New Zealand manner, attractions both urban and rural, offering you the chance to see New Zealand’s indie music heartland, while having ...  Read more

White Water Sledging

By Viator, September 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Boogie boards and helmets don’t usually go together, unless, of course, you’re in New Zealand. In this nation where extreme sports have a tendency to multiply, white water sledging is when boogie ...  Read more

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