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Akaroa Swim with Dolphins Tour from Christchurch

Enjoy a unique opportunity to swim with dolphins in the wild during an Akaroa Harbour cruise. Strap on your provided wetsuit, flippers and snorkel gear, then slip into the water to swim alongside inquisitive Hector’s dolphins. This full-day trip from Christchurch includes a drive through the South Island countryside to Akaroa. You’ll admire breathtaking points of interest such as Governor’s Bay and Lake Ellesmere en route, enjoy free time to explore Akaroa, then visit a cheese factory for a tasting session in Barry's Bay.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Swim with Dolphins in the Bay of Plenty with a Full-Day Tour

Spend the day exploring the Bay of Plenty's islands, including a chance to snorkel and a dolphin swim. After seeking out a pod of dolphins and jumping in to swim among them, stop at one of the bay's islands for a barbecue lunch and guided snorkeling expedition. Use of snorkeling equipment included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Lake Rotoiti Evening Kayak Tour including Hot Springs, Glowworm Caves and BBQ Dinner

Spend a magical evening kayaking on Lake Rotoiti, where you’ll visit glowworm caves and have plenty of time to soak in natural hot springs before a barbecue picnic dinner. Paddle for two hours with an expert guide into lakeside caves only accessed by boat to see glowworms and crayfish, then revel in the sunset reflected on the tranquil waters. Instruction, equipment and round-trip hotel transport from Rotorua are all included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Rotorua Geothermal Wonders and Waikato River Jet Boat Ride

Marvel at the volcanic wonders of Rotorua on a 6-hour tour that spins you out on the Waikato River with a thrilling jet-boat ride. Start with a guided walk past the Crater Lakes of Rainbow Mountain and check out the mud pools near Wai-O-Tapu. Your jet boat zips through Tutukau Gorge, dropping you off to explore the steaming cliffs and gushing geysers of Orakei Korako Geothermal Park on foot before completing your high-speed ride with fishtails and tight turns. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Rangitaiki River White Water Scenic Rafting from Rotorua

Enjoy a scenic rafting tour on the Rangitaiki River during a laid-back 6-hour tour from Rotorua. Travel over Grade 2 white-water rapids on a gentle ride past tumbling waterfalls, sheer rock cliffs and forest-clad river gorges as you relax and take in the scenery. The rolling rapids make this an ideal trip for families and those looking for a more relaxed experience. Includes lunch, gear, paddling instruction and a hot shower with hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Full-Day Abel Tasman Kayak and Walk

Explore one of New Zealand’s most beautiful national parks by land and sea on this full-day Abel Tasman tour. Take a water-taxi to Onetahuti Beach and enjoy sweeping views of the spectacular coastline. Hop into your kayak and paddle with a guide out to Tonga Island, where native seals frolic in their natural environment. Depending on the tides, perhaps explore the Tonga Arches or Bark Bay. Then, either paddle onward to Anchorage or leave your guide and head there on foot via the Falls River swing bridge.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Kaikoura Swim with Dolphins Tour from Christchurch

Be enchanted on a Kaikoura dolphin swim during a 12-hour day trip from Christchurch. Travel via the rolling hills of North Canterbury to the rugged Kaikoura coastline, a whale-watching paradise where you’ll board a sightseeing boat and dive into the Pacific Ocean with a provided wetsuit and snorkel. Swim alongside dusky dolphins in their natural habitat and learn from your guide how to encourage interaction with one of nature’s most graceful and curious sea mammals.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Lake Rotorua Hot Springs and Jet Boat Tour

Experience the adrenaline-pumping excitement of high-speed turns and spins during a 45-minute jet boat ride across Lake Rotorua. Then, to help you recover from the exhilaration of jet boating, follow up with a relaxing soak at Manupirua Thermal Springs, a stunning boat-accessible location at the edge of Lake Rotoiti. Soothe your nerves with a soak in six mineral hot pools then cool off in the lake.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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White-Water Sledging Adventure

Take a scenic excursion through the New Zealand wilderness on this 3-hour white-water sledging adventure from Rotorua. Listen as a guide explains the challenges ahead, then — with your helmet and life vest clipped on — take to the Okere River on your floating sledge. Twist and turn through swirling river rapids, float gracefully along relaxing flats, and admire views over the mighty Kahikatea Forest. This family-friendly tour is suitable for thrill-seekers of all ages and skill levels.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Half-Day Auckland North Head Guided Kayaking Tour

This kayaking tour is ideal for less-experienced kayakers who still want to get active in New Zealand’s great outdoors. It’s combined with a guided tour of the military bunkers at North Head, so you’ll get a break from paddling. You will be guided in the sheltered waters of Auckland Harbour, and enjoy the views of the city and nature.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Jet Boat Tour of Lake Rotorua

Blast around Lake Rotorua on a jet boat tour! An expert driver spins you around on an adrenaline-infused adventure and delivers you at top-speed to all of the iconic landmarks. Experience 30 action-packed minutes of family-friendly fun as you hear live narration on the history of the area. Select from multiple departure times; spray jackets included.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 30 minutes
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Auckland Rangitoto Island Guided Sunset Kayaking Tour

Paddle a kayak through Auckland's Waitemata Harbour, then step on the shore for a 45-minute guided walk to the Rangitoto crater, where you'll enjoy panoramic views of Auckland's skyline. This 6-hour evening sunset tour is led by a kayaking and hiking guide, which ensures that you can focus on the scenery and the activities rather than navigation and directions. You'll learn much more about the geography, flora, and fauna of the region than you would by exploring independently.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Bay of Islands Cruise and Scenic Helicopter Tour

See the Bay of Islands from water, land and air on this half-day tour that includes a boat cruise, island stopover and helicopter flight. Departing from Paihia, board the Sea Shuttle for a scenic boat ride, and stop for a few hours at Roberton Island to hike, swim or snorkel. Finish with a helicopter tour over the Bay of Islands and hover above the Hole in the Rock for great photo ops.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Full-Day Jet Boat and Packraft Adventure from Wanaka

The only JetBoat & Wilderness Walk & Packraft Adventure in New Zealand. This full day experience departs Wanaka at 09.30am for a 20 min drive to the jet boat base at the Matukituki River. Exciting 1 hour of jet boating to beneath Avalanche Glacier where it is pack on back for a remote forest walk to a secluded beach beneath the glacier. Here you have lunch, learn basic paddling skills then rock the photos before heading down river on the most fun of all rafting tours: Ride the wave trains and paddle into calm eddies to surround yourself in nature in the most beautiful landscape there is....Matukituki River, Mount Aspiring National Park.These small 2 person rafts are lightweight and stable, perfect for this remote river adventure. Suitable 12 years + and clients must be able to swim 
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Sunset kayak tour to Rangitito Island

Kayak to the land mark of the Auckland region while the sun is slowly setting over Auckland and the Waitakere Ranges. We pull our kayaks up to Rangitoto wharf before embarking on a 1 hour leisurely walk to the summit where you will be treated to the best sunset location Auckland has to offer. Under the guidance of your professional guide we paddle back in the dark watching the city lights sparkle like stars. This tour is fully catered with all kayaking equipment provided.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Full-Day Astrolabe Kayaking Eco-Tour

Explore the golden sands, green islands and glittering waters of the Abel Tasman National Park on this full-day kayaking adventure. Hop on a kayak and soak up the scenery of the Astrolabe Roadstead with its dramatic sand spits and tidal lagoons as you paddle along the coast. Look out for New Zealand Fur Seals lounging on the rocks and sea birds swooping overhead, stop at Adele Island, then enjoy a picnic lunch (extra cost) by the waterfront.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Rangitaiki River - White Water Rafting

Over shadowed by the Kaituna river, the Rangitaiki is often seen as an inferior option, but it’s definitely not to be under estimated. Set in a beautifully remote canyon, the Rangitaiki river provides 14km's of amazing white water. With moments of intense action, you will have a sensory overload as you cascade down the three story high Jeff’s Joy, crashing through a bus sized wave at the bottom.  As the adrenalin rushes through your veins, you will then be able to take a breath and enjoy the remaining 11km's of grade 3 white water in a truly spectacular setting, dodging rocks and explode through waves like rafting ninjas. With approximately 1.5 hours (depending on water levels) on the river, you will be left feeling satisfied and stoked on what you have achieved. The Rangitaiki is located 45mins south east of Rotorua near a small village called Murupara.  A light lunch is also included in this trip.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Great Lake Taupo Mountain Bike and Kayak Package

Explore the northeastern end of Lake Taupo by both land and water with a combo bike and kayak tour from Taupo. You'll start by biking from Acacia Bay to Kinloch along the W2K section of the Great Lake Trail on a 2- to 2.5-hour ride. Then enjoy lunch before hopping in a kayak to paddle from Whakaipo Bay to the Maori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Milford Sound Scenic Flight with Cruise and Kayak Tour

There are two ways to truly appreciate Milford Sound’s spectacular beauty—from the air, and from the water. On this tour, reach remote Milford Sound swiftly with return flights from Queenstown included—and save hours on the long coach journey. Take to the calm waters on a scenic cruise, then kayak though pretty Harrison Cove with your guide. With all travel logistics covered, experience the very best Milford Sound has to offer.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Rangitaiki River White Water Rafting from Rotorua

Experience the elation of Rangitaiki River white-water rafting over Grade 3 and 4 rapids on this 6-hour adventure for physically active participants. You’ll bounce over whirling white water on a thrilling run through the stunning river valley, including a section of flat water where you can relax before lunch and a hot shower. Includes gear, paddling instruction, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Rotorua.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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H2OHH White Water Rafting and Jet Boat Combo

H2-Ohhh COMBO Raft + Jet BoatLake Taupo's most exciting White Water adventure! Dash to the base of the spectacular Huka Falls on-board a twin engine V6 jet boat. Play in the tail of the mighty Huka Falls and slide past cliffs and trees at an amazing 80km/hr. Then get ready for Hukafalls Jet’s trademark 360 degree spins, leaving you with a beaming smile and heart pumping with adrenalin. We’ll then transfer you so you can continue your white water adventure by paddling and splashing your way along the Tongariro River. Enjoy a rafting experience that combines the heart-pumping action of more than 60 rapids with sufficient lower grade water that enables the splendid scenery and ample wildlife to be enjoyed.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Hydro Attack Boat Trip and Shark Ride in Queenstown

Step into a semi-submersible ‘shark’ for a high-speed shark ride in Queenstown, then roll, dive, and cut hairpin turns while reaching up to 50 miles (80 km.) per hour. You’ll have great views of the mountains surrounding Queenstown as you cruise into the open water to join a pilot for a wild ride that goes across, above, and into the water of Lake Wakatipu.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Waikato River Jet Boat Blast

Winding through the countryside outside Rototua, New Zealand’s Waikato River is an outdoor adventurer’s dream destination. On this exhilarating tour, cruise along the Waikato River by powerful jet-boat as your guide points out the native wildlife living along the riverbanks. Hold tight along the winding twists and turns, and enjoy a white-knuckle ride through the spectacular Tutukau Gorge.
  • Duration: 50 minutes
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  • Duration: 50 minutes
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Parasailing on Lake Rotorua

Enjoy outdoor adventure in the heart of New Zealand with this 30-minute parasailing experience on Lake Rotorua. Strap into your harness and take to the skies over Lake Rotorua as a guide snaps the action on camera. During your 10- to 12-minute flight, float up to 400 feet (120 meters) above the water and admire panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. You can choose to ride solo or in tandem, and no prior parasailing experience is needed on this tour.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 30 minutes
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