Explore the Waitakere Ranges rainforest and Auckland’s rugged west coast, including Piha Beach, during an afternoon tour with a guide who is knowledgeable about New Zealand flora and fauna. From the Arataki Centre, admire sweeping views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Learn about Maori history, stroll the beach and take a nature walk through a lush rainforest while you experience Auckland's largest regional park.
Relax aboard a sailing yacht on Great Lake Taupo during this sightseeing cruise to Maori rock carvings. Accessible solely by water, this impressive rock art on the cliffs of Mine Bay was created by a master carver in 1976. You’ll come up close to the 22-foot-high (10-meter) gallery and enjoy postcard views from the deck. Relax with a complimentary glass of wine or beer if you sail in the evening.
Set anchor at Ship Cove, a sheltered bay of Queen Charlotte Sound where Captain James Cook landed in the late 1700s. During this half-day nature cruise in the Marlborough Sounds, enthusiastic marine biologists point out wildlife including New Zealand fur seals and several species of dolphins: Hector's, bottlenose and dusky. Spot rare seabirds and learn about the history between Cook and the Maori people of Aotearoa while you’re treated to refreshments on board.
Our tours are small and personal, join a conservation expert for an inspiring trip through the ecosystem. We have no set timetable, so every day is different as we maximise the ever-changing tides, the wildlife and the weather to take you to the most amazing places on the day. Even on the busy summer days, we know the patterns of the other tourist operators to find the most secluded areas. Your fellow travellers are whanau (family) for the day, and we hope you all leave as new friends. We have our own marine and forest conservation projects, and your visit with us directly benefits the work that we do, as we use part of your ticket to contribute to conservation.
Following the Avon River from city to sea is a popular ride. The 12km trail takes in a mixture of purpose built cycle and walking track as well as roads that have been closed to motorised vehicles following the 2011 earthquake. No longer a demolition zone, the Avon River corridor is a green space that bridges the city and coast. Enjoy a coffee in the village of New Brighton, take in the pier and seaside air. There is plenty of time to explore with fantastic views of the Port Hills and a different perspective on Christchurch.
Our tours are accessible for anyone who can ride a bike. The riding is flat so the focus is more on taking in the sights rather than getting a workout.
Experience the majesty of Mt Tarawera and gain insight into New Zealand’s rich geology on this 4-hour hike from Rotorua. Travel by off-road 4x4 vehicle into the North Island wilderness with a guide. Follow winding hiking trails from the base of Mt Tarawera up to the crater’s edge, and learn all about the mighty volcano’s 1886 eruption. From your vantage point near the crater, admire panoramic views over the geothermal valley of Waimangu. This exciting hiking tour is suited to adventurers of all ages.
Explore the Rotorua lakes district and learn about its history on a 2-hour tour duck boat cruise from Rotorua. Travel on land and by water in the amphibious World War II vehicle, visiting four lakes including Lake Tarawera, located at the foot of Mt Tarawera. Hear about the devastating 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera and other aspects of local history on this family-friendly tour.
Spend the day cruising around idyllic Waiheke Island on an e-bike tour from Auckland’s city center. Catch the morning ferry to this nearby isle known for it wineries and serene beach communities, and easily scale Waiheke’s many hills with your bike’s battery assist. Follow a guide on a scenic route with seaside views, resting your legs over a gourmet picnic lunch and wine tasting at a boutique estate.
Sample a wide range of wines at some of the Marlborough region’s well-regarded wineries on this half-day tour, all without the hassle of organizing an itinerary – or a sober driver. Peek behind the curtain and learn about how different local wines are made from the wine-makers themselves. If you want to visit a specific winery, let your guide know: this tour can be customized for you and your group.
Hike Fox Glacier Valley on a guided walking tour that explores glaciology, geology, local plants, and animals. Walking alongside a local guide is a great way to learn the natural history of the Fox Glacier and the surrounding mountains, and should conditions allow, it means you can depart the main trail to explore an area that many visitors miss.
Bundle up for this 3-hour bike tour around “Windy Wellington,” so nicknamed due to the high winds brought in by the Cook Straight. Head out along the waterfront past the Te Papa museum and the beaches of Oriental Bay. Cruise the southern coastline, admiring the colorful Victorian homes and picturesque views. Plenty of stops for photos and sightseeing are included.
Discover Napier’s striking Art Deco architecture on this city tour. Admire the beautiful buildings of the Ahuriri and Marewa districts; see Art Deco landmarks such as the National Tobacco Building; and learn more about the distinctive design style. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
Travel to the pristine World Heritage sites of the Southern Alps region in the comfort and knowledge that you truly are leaving only footprints. Using electricity from renewable resources, our electric vehicles are 100% zero emissions.
Take a scenic tour into the heart of New Zealand high country in a luxury Tesla Model X ESUV unique to Nomad Safaris. These vehicles offer unrivaled visibility with a huge glass roof and ultra-luxurious seating. Take in the landscapes in this whisper-quiet car driven by your personal local guide. On a private half day tour, the options are endless: explore Skippers Canyon, Glenorchy and Paradise, the Wakatipu Basin ,or Wanaka, amongst others. You can “Trust the Guide” and enjoy a tailored, bespoke adventure or create your own itinerary. Allow us to create a magical day for you. Trust the Guide with your expectations and we will deliver a day to remember.
Do something a little different with your evening in Dunedin – get away from the bars and the restaurants for a night-time trek to see some of the city’s local glow-worm populations. See these glittering bugs and their glistening webs in hidden areas of North Dunedin’s Woodhaugh Gardens, an undisturbed slice of nature in the midst of the city. There’s plenty of time and space for photo shoots, whether you’re using a cellphone or a professional-grade camera with a tripod.
Enjoy a scenic plane ride over South Island. Highlights include flying over mountain peaks in Kahurangi National Park, sea arches in Wharariki Beach, rock formations in Cape Farewell, and the longest sand spit in New Zealand, Farewell Spit. Every passenger gets a window seat and headsets to hear the pilot’s live commentary. Keep your eyes peeled for whales as you fly over Abel Tasman National Park.
Active travelers can enjoy a guided hike amid the beautiful nature of Waiheke Island without getting lost. The small-group tour ensures that hikes are personalized to your needs and interests. Your expert guide will meet you direct from the ferry terminal, brief you on the day, and tell you all about the nature and history of the island en route. Have a leisurely and scenic lunch at Oneroa Village.
Hurunui Hills Merino Sheep Farm
Travel with Scotty in a small group as he takes you to the family farm.
Full commentary is provided from Christchurch as we pass through different regions. Eg. Waipara Winerys & Weka Pass.
On the farm, learn more about what we do as a family, how we produce world class sheep products and hear our story with 130 plus years as a family on the property.
Our Trip is about giving you a snapshot look into life on a New Zealand Hill Country farm
You will see lots sheep, working dogs & native birds
Visit a woolshed and see where the wool gets shorn
See and feel a fine wool fleece
Our Garden & orchard
We will visit a local historic hotel for lunch. Admire this beautiful Limestone buliding with a refreshment or lunch
(Lunch/refreshments are optional & not included)
Muriwai Beach is famous for its sparkling black sand, surf and Gannet Colony. Auckland and Beyond Tours will start your tour by picking you up from Auckland CBD at your accommodation. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Waitakere Ranges and stop at a beautiful spot that looks out over Muriwai for the perfect photo opportunity.
Once at Muriwai we will take you to have a closer look at the gannets (easy walking) then along the beach and the cove. You will have approximately an hour to relax, swim and explore the beach.
It just keeps getting better, from there we will take you for wine tasting at one of the areas oldest wineries to taste test before returning to Auckland.
Morning Tour: 8:30 to 9:00 AM
Sunset Tour: 3:00 to 3:30 PM (Summer Time Only)
Here at Sole Ventures we strive to remove people from the stressful grind of modern life and provide an unparalleled experience that is good for the soul. Our vacation packages explore New Zealand’s breathtaking natural environment, from the ocean floor to the mountain peaks, and we want you to come along on the journey with us while we guide you through some of the most stunning regions in the world. We make it our personal mission to make sure you have a truly unforgettable Kiwi experience!
Join us and experience the real New Zealand nature. Visit one of the most iconic places - surreal Rotorua.
Rotorua is known for bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers and natural hot springs, as well as showcasing our fascinating Māori culture.
With this tour, you will get to know one of the most favourite tourist destinations in New Zealand and also you can choose to explore the following attractions (for an additional charge) :
1. Te Puia Geothermal Park entrance including tour & cultural show
2. Polynesian Spa entrance including Deluxe Lake Spa Package
3. Skyline entrance including a gondola ride
4. Wai-O-Tapu Wonderland entrance including Champagne Pool, Artists Pallet, Devils Bath and geothermal wonders
5. Agrodome entrance including sheep and dog show
6. Te Puia Geothermal Park entrance only
7. Or just enjoy Rotorua with all its geothermal parks, lakes and beautiful scenery (free)
We offer personalised tours with local guides who understand and appreciate the history and ecology of this beautiful natural harbour. We share stories of the land and sea and offer you the opportunity to participate in pest species control to help protect New Zealand's natural flora and fauna. Photographs are taken by our guides and supplied to you by email, free of charge.
This incredible Kiwi adventure explores some of New Zealand’s most surreal experiences, fascinating locations and rich culture throughout the Rotorua and Taupo areas. Glide through native forests on a zipline, sail to 14m high Maori rock carvings, discover the magical Hobbiton, gaze in awe at geothermal valleys, step back in time with a genuine Maori culture experience and so much more!
Four days | Departs at 8.00am | Returns approximately 5.00pm | Pick up/drop off from Auckland | Activity Level: Lightly Active (2.5 of 5)
Accommodation | Luxury Transport | Experienced Local Guides | All Meals | All Activities | Professional Photography
This full day small group guided e-bike tour is an absolute ‘must do’ experience for active visitors to Tamaki Makaurau, Auckland.
The day gets underway at our base in Auckland city with gear fitout and safety briefing. A pleasant ride through the Wynyard Quarter provides an opportunity to test out the e-bike before we board the ferry for the short, scenic ride to Rangitoto Island.
From here, the tour begins in earnest, exploring Rangitoto; the youngest, most iconic volcano in the Auckland region followed by a tour of neighbouring island, Motutapu-a-Taikehu; one of the oldest islands and now Auckland’s largest working farm.
Professional guides will accompany you throughout the day, ensuring your comfort and enjoyment.
This is an active tour and you will need a moderate level of fitness to make the most of this experience.
For private groups of 2-8, we offer a range of specialist walking options. We’ll provide a tailor-made itinerary and confirm all arrangements on your behalf.
Small, personal and private walking tours with an experienced local guide
A wide range of options including walking tours all over Waiheke Island, coastal tracks, art walks or guided wellbeing walks
Itinerary and pace to suit your interests and requirements
If you would prefer a shorter walk, please contact us for special arrangements
If you are interested in visiting artist studios, please refer to our Private Art Walk