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Waitomo Caves and Rotorua Day Trip 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.
  • Duration: 13 hours
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  • Duration: 13 hours
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Kaikoura Whale Watch Day Tour from Christchurch

Experience the natural treasures of New Zealand on a Kaikoura whale-watching cruise. Look for impressive sperm whales along with migrating humpbacks and southern right whales, and search the waters for orcas and other dolphins as an experienced guide shares informative commentary. Visit a New Zealand fur seal colony on land, glimpse the snowy peaks of the Kaikoura Ranges and top off your full-day tour with a wine-tasting in North Canterbury. Includes optional lunch, with round-trip hotel transport from Christchurch to the picturesque town of Kaikoura.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

See the glowworm caves of Te Anau on an underground adventure sure to charm visitors of all ages. An informative guide joins you on the 2.5-hour Te Anau glowworm caves tour, starting with a cruise across Lake Te Anau. Then marvel at the shimmering illumination of thousands of glowworms as you glide through the quiet darkness of this magical underground world.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour

Come visit a New Zealand attraction that’s sure to have you ‘glowing’ during this 45-minute small-group guided boat ride through the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Glide by boat through this underground complex, enjoying a light show put on by the millions of tiny bioluminescent insects hanging above. As an added bonus, many of the trip guides are of Maori descent, adding unique historical context to your visit.
  • Duration: 45 minutes
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  • Duration: 45 minutes
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Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Full-Day Tour

Tour Wai-O-Tapu with a naturalist guide and discover the bubbling mud pools and hot springs of Rotorua’s most popular geothermal park. This full-day tour with a small group delivers you to the shores of several volcanic lakes and includes a bush walk to a waterfall and the Lake Tarawera lookout. Learn about Maori history, volcanology and New Zealand’s native flora and fauna along the way. Numbers are limited to a maximum 12 people to ensure an intimate experience.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Swimming with Wild Dolphins in Akaroa

Swim with dolphins at Akaroa Harbour, where Hector’s dolphins — found only in New Zealand — visit the waters of the Banks Peninsula. Cruising the sheltered harbor by jet-powered catamaran so you can swim up close, you’ll learn from the highly trained crew how to interact safely with the world’s smallest and rarest dolphins. Just 10 passengers are permitted per vessel, ensuring an intimate experience in a small group. Wetsuit, masks and snorkel are provided, along with a hot shower on board.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Lord of the Rings - Journey to Edoras from Christchurch

Visit Edoras of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ fame on this full-day excursion by 4WD vehicle to the peak of New Zealand’s Mt Sunday. Get a look at exclusive photos of Edoras under construction and learn from a knowledgeable LOTR guide about its transformation from tranquil countryside to mythical capital city of the Rohan people. Pose with replica props from the popular trilogy, such as Aragorn’s sword, Gimli’s axe and the flag of Rohan. Includes round-trip hotel transport from Christchurch plus a picnic lunch with sparkling wine.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

Cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm aboard the SS ‘Earnslaw,’ a vintage steamship. Stroll the lakeside gardens to the Colonel's Homestead for traditional morning or afternoon tea and take a walking tour of the farm. You’ll watch sheep dogs in action, see sheep shearing demonstrations and learn the time-honored art of spinning wool. Treat yourself to home-baked goods and alpine views of the Remarkables mountain range. Savour a delicious afternoon tea and an amble through lakeside gardens before heading back to Queenstown by boat.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip

Enjoy wet and wild adventure in Skippers Canyon on this 4.5-hour Queenstown rafting and sightseeing adventure. Take a scenic drive into Skippers Canyon as a guide sheds light on the region’s rich gold-mining heritage. On arrival at base, strap into your safety kit and paddle onto the Shotover River’s swirling Class I and II rapids. During your descent, tackle the river’s swirling twists and turns with a guide and enjoy sweeping views over New Zealand’s beautiful countryside. Then, finish your adventure with a swim or a rock-jump.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Christchurch Snow and Kiwi Tour

This guided tour from Christchurch includes a Hagglund snowmobile ride at the International Antarctic Centre and a dinner buffet at the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Start with the Snow and Ice Experience and watch the antics of playful arctic birds at the Penguin Encounter, then observe both native and exotic animals — including the endangered kiwi bird — at the wildlife reserve after your five-course meal. Round-trip hotel transport is included.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Rotorua Gondola with optional Luge Ride

Climb to the summit of Mt Ngongotaha on a 10-minute aerial ride aboard the Rotorua Gondola. Soak up panoramic views over the city and Lake Rotorua, and spend leisurely time at the top before making your way back down. Alternatively, opt to include one, three, or five luge rides down one of three purpose-built tracks — basic, intermediate or advanced — including a chairlift between rides.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Arthur's Pass National Park with TranzAlpine Train Tour from Christchurch

Travel by TranzAlpine railway to Arthur's Pass National Park, riding across the Canterbury Plains, then winding through Waimakariri Gorge and into the heart of the Southern Alps on this day trip from Christchurch.  An informative guide takes you on a minivan tour of Arthur's Pass, including short rainforest walks past rivers to mountain vistas at Castle Hill. Enjoy a hotel lunch and light refreshments before the return trip via Waimak Gorge. Small-group tour is limited to eight participants, ensuring a more personalized experience.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium Entry Ticket

Gain admission to Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium at the Auckland waterfront. Discover the underwater magic of the Southern Ocean at more than 30 exhibits and nine themed zones. You can get up close to playful king and gentoo penguins at the Antarctic Encounter, see displays of jellyfish and stingrays, and stroll through the shark tunnel. Upgrade to go shark diving — with or without a cage!
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Agrodome Sheep Show and Farm Tour

Complete your trip to Rotorua with a visit to the Agrodome. If there's one thing people associate with New Zealand, it’s sheep, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to interact with the gentle creatures at the Agrodome Sheep Show, Farm Tour or both. This educational and family-friendly experience lets you join in on farming activities as you meet the farmers and their sheep.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Discovery Tour from Auckland

This day trip from Auckland to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves leaves you to marvel at the shimmering light emitted by tiny glowworms inside New Zealand’s famous caverns. Ride a boat through Glowworm Grotto, where your guide describes the fascinating illuminations. En route, watch the rolling farmland of Waikato pass by and see highlights of the region such as Rangiriri. Afterward, learn more at the Waitomo visitor complex and enjoy an optional picnic lunch.
  • Duration: 7 hours 54 minutes
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  • Duration: 7 hours 54 minutes
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Full-Day Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park Tour including Milford Sound Cruise and BBQ Lunch from Te Anau

Take a cruise on Milford Sound, arguably the most scenic destination on New Zealand’s South Island, during this day trip from Te Anau. En route, you’ll tour the features of Fiordland National Park, home to untouched alpine forest, pristine waterways, glaciers and soaring peaks. Experience sightseeing stops and bush walks before a 1.5-hour boat excursion, including a buffet lunch and narration by a well-versed guide. Numbers are limited to 15 people for a small-group experience.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Waimarino Adventure Park

Enjoy wet’n’wild adventure with the family at the Waimarino Adventure Park in Tauranga, New Zealand. Inside the park, choose from a whole host of exciting rides, slides and chutes. Bounce on the water trampoline, test your head for heights on the climbing wall, fly through the air on the Tarzan swing or challenge a friend to a gladiator duel. Hire kayaks and pedalos, or simply soak up the rays at the water’s edge. With all activities included on the pass, enjoy excellent value for money all day long.
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Akaroa Harbour and Banks Peninsula Eco Marine Harbour Cruise Small Group Tour

Wander the charming village of Akaroa, and opt for either a harbor cruise or dolphin swim on this small-group tour from Christchurch. Start with a scenic drive through the magnificent Banks Peninsula where you’re treated to summit views of Akaroa Harbour, the Canterbury Plains and the distant Southern Alps. Sample locally made cheeses at a cheese factory, explore Akoroa and enjoy a cafe lunch before a nature cruise or dolphin swim alongside Hector's dolphins. Numbers are limited to eight people for a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Interactive Prawn Park with Prawn Fishing in Taupo

Learn how tropical prawns are bred, farmed, and harvested on this tour of the Huka Prawn Park in Taupo. Enjoy access to all-day prawn fishing, allowing you to catch and keep as many as you want. Explore the park's water features, pedal boats, walking paths, and geothermal foot bath. Admission valid anytime during opening hours; tours depart hourly.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Thrillzone - Vortex 12D Motion Theatre

Buckle up and explore the outer reaches of reality on this vortex 12D motion theater experience in Queenstown! Step inside your own personal motion theater and choose from over 80 different movie scenarios including jet-pack rides, roller coasters, alien battles and dinosaur races. With each ride combining up to 12 different features including snow, wind, rain and even bubbles, it almost feels real! Transport yourself into magical worlds where fantastic surprises await round every corner, and enjoy an out-of-this-world adventure suitable for all ages in Queenstown, New Zealand.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Christchurch City Sightseeing - Must See Three Attractions

Visit three must-see Christchurch attractions in one day: the International Antarctic Centre, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and the Air Force Museum of New Zealand. Experience firsthand what life is like on the ice of Antarctica via an all-terrain Hagglund ride; observe native and exotic animals at the wildlife reserve; and discover military history with two dozen fully restored aircraft representing the four ages of flight. Round-trip hotel transport is included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Tongariro River Family Fun White Water Rafting from Turangi

Enjoy family-friendly adventure in New Zealand’s spectacular North Island on this 3-hour Tongariro River rafting trip from Turangi. Travel to the rafting base near the banks of the Tongariro River and climb into your wetsuit. Navigate the choppy waters with your guide and tackle over 20 exciting but gentle grade II rapids. Stop off at the national trout centre to feed the fish, and see the baby trout in the breeding pool. Paddle hard through the rapids and float gently downstream over the flats, enjoying beautiful views along the way.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Up Close Encounter of Amazing New Zealand Creatures and Behind the Scenes Tour

Entertain and inform the entire family at EcoWorld Aquarium & Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, conveniently located next to the Interislander ferry terminal. On this Picton shore excursion you'll go behind the scenes with on-site staff. Get acquainted with some of the extraordinary creatures of the Marlborough Sounds, such as tuataras and little blue penguins.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Kidz Club Queenstown

Hit the adventurous activities you’re hoping to tick off and leave the children safely in the care of Kidz Club Queenstown. With the little ones booked into Kidz Club Queenstown, relax in the knowledge they’re having just as much fun as you! Perfect for kids aged four to 13, the club’s fun-filled program includes laser-tag, 12-dimension motion rides, indoor games and Nintendo Wii alongside entertainments such as face-painting and coloring. With enthusiastic and friendly staff ensuring your kids are kept busy, you’re free to enjoy Queenstown at your own pace.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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