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Waiatoto River Safari

Available from Dec 26

Waiatoto River Safari

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Explore the rivers and rainforests of New Zealand’s beautiful South Westland region on this 2-hour Waitato River safari from Haast. Hop aboard your boat and cruise up the mighty Waitato River with your guide. Admire attractive flora and fauna thriving on the riverbanks and learn of the rainforest’s varied animal and bird life. Take an optional hike into the rainforest, and enjoy thrilling spins and turns over the waves. Watch the skies for native white heron and fantails, and look out for flounder, whitebait and trout in the clear waters.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$141,69
From
US$141,69
Taking safety measures

The Hobbit Barrel Run Rafting Tour on the Pelorus River

Available tomorrow

The Hobbit Barrel Run Rafting Tour on the Pelorus River

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Channel your inner Hobbit and enjoy outdoor adventure in the heart of New Zealand on this 4-hour Hobbit barrel run rafting tour on the Pelorus River. Pull on your wetsuit and hop aboard your raft, then drift onto the Pelorus River — made famous in the 2013 movie ‘The Desolation of Smaug.’ Stop off at filming locations used in the making of the movie to hear of the ways in which the film was shot, and listen as your guide sheds light on the region’s milling and mining heritage.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$128,51
From
US$128,51

The Best Farm Experience Ever

Available from Thursday

The Best Farm Experience Ever

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Laura the founder of Real Country loves what she does, is passionate about making her clients feel like locals rather than visitors and works hard to ensure that each experience exceeds expectations. If you are after an authentic and personal farming experience, then Real Country is for you! Real Country combines good old fashioned Southern Hospitality with a range of awesome activities to make your New Zealand experience memorable! ​"The Real Country experience was a high-light of our trip to New Zealand." - Trip Advisor Review
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
From
US$67,72
From
US$67,72

Private Tour: Waiatoto Jet Boat River Safari from Haast

Available from Nov 1

Private Tour: Waiatoto Jet Boat River Safari from Haast

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While jet boat tours are common in New Zealand, this is the only one that takes passengers from mountain to sea. Enjoy this exclusive boat ride down Haast’s beautiful Waiatoto River in comfort with a private tour that accommodates up to eight people and flexible booking options that allow you to choose the duration of the trip.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$1 067,98
per group
From
US$1 067,98
per group
Taking safety measures

Lord of the Rings and Glacier Helicopter Tour

Available from Thursday

Lord of the Rings and Glacier Helicopter Tour

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Ringer or not, you’re sure to enjoy this 'Lord of the Rings' air tour led by the aerial film pilot for the movie series. Fly above beautiful Queenstown, and see the spots filmed for the fictional places of Isengard, Amon Hen, Lothlorien, the Misty Mountains, and the Redhorn Pass. See the mountain range from the opening scene of 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers,' and feel like you’re in Middle-earth.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$461,88
From
US$461,88

Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Available from Thursday

Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

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Located in the heart of Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound forms part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. Explore the stunning fiord by air and water during a half-day excursion. The exhilarating, round-trip helicopter flight from Queenstown includes a glacier landing on Mt. Tutoko. Perhaps spot dolphins, seals, and penguins during an unforgettable cruise.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$612,23
From
US$612,23

50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown

Available from Friday

50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown

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Take your Queenstown visit to new ‘heights’ of adventure thanks to this 50-minute helicopter flight complete with a glacier landing. Soar above the spectacular scenery of Mt. Aspiring National Park, gliding above turquoise ice formations, hidden alpine lakes and towering mountains before landing on top of a glacier for photos.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$350,82
From
US$350,82

Wilderness Experience - Helicopter Access Hut in Greenstone Valley

Available from Feb 1

Wilderness Experience - Helicopter Access Hut in Greenstone Valley

This comfortable hut is in an exclusive location with helicopter access only. Purpose built for our guests, here people can enjoy a Wilderness experience with home comforts nearby. A completely guided experience, you hosts will accompany you through your choice of activities, be it hiking, fishing or light hunting. The river is at your doorstep for summer swim. Enjoy the serenity and the quiet in spectacular valley with no digital connection or cell coverage. The hut is well appointed with power, electricity, hot water, a full kitchen and a cosy fireplace in the living area. Sit back and relax while you are whisked away on a completely organised trip. Snacks and dinner is included on the first night, cooked breakfast on the morning of return journey.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$4 097,36
per group
From
US$4 097,36
per group

Milford Sound Helicopter Flight with Glacier Landing from Queenstown

Available from Thursday

Milford Sound Helicopter Flight with Glacier Landing from Queenstown

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Avoid the crowds and experience the grandeur of Milford Sound from the seat of a helicopter. This exclusive two-hour ride via helicopter will take you the full length of Milford Sound and, weather permitting, land on a glacier in Fiordland National Park. Listen to informative commentary from your skilled pilot during the trip, and stop for a short walk and photo opportunity at Milford Sound.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$625,78
From
US$625,78

Dunedin City, Wildlife and Scenery Tour

Available from Thursday

Dunedin City, Wildlife and Scenery Tour

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Join a small group for a full-day tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula. During the city tour, see landmarks such as the University of Otago, Baldwin Street, and Scottish heritage sites. Next explore the Otago Peninsula, including Otago Harbour, Sandfly Bay, Tunnel Beach, and historic Larnach Castle. Your tour includes pickup and drop-off in central Dunedin or the port.
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  • 3 hours 5 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$223,49
Price varies by group size
From
US$223,49
Price varies by group size

Taste of Dunedin City Sights and Peninsula Nature Tour

Available from Thursday

Taste of Dunedin City Sights and Peninsula Nature Tour

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Iconic city sights, coastal inlets and stunning harbor views are the highlights of this 4-4.5 hour tour, and it starts when we collect you from Port Chalmers, where you’ll meet your guide. We start with a scenic drive that takes in the location of where Dunedin first began for both the early Māori and European settlers, and a look at some of the beautiful iconic sites our city has to offer. We then head out for the Otago Peninsula which delivers spectacular views above the Otago Harbour before winding back down to sea level to arrive at scenic inlets frequented by wading birds. Hear commentary about the nature and the natural processes that shaped the land and learn about Māori, the first people to step ashore here. We’ll take a stroll along a stunning sandy beach where we are often lucky enough to glimpse New Zealand sea lions and fur seals. We finish our tour with a look at Baldwin street, the world's steepest residential street.
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  • 55 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$83,36
From
US$83,36

Wildlife and Wilderness Tour with an Ex Ranger

Available tomorrow

Wildlife and Wilderness Tour with an Ex Ranger

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Explore native forests, experience spectacular coastlines, watch for seals, sea lions, albatross and other seabirds with an ex DoC Ranger. Complete your day by marvelling at little penguins returning home for the night. This tour is designed for those who want to get a deeper insight into Dunedin's iconic wildlife and wilderness landscapes.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$100,72
From
US$100,72
Taking safety measures

Taste of Dunedin City Sights and Peninsula Nature Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

Available from Nov 1

Taste of Dunedin City Sights and Peninsula Nature Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

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Iconic city sights, coastal inlets and stunning harbor views are the highlights of this 4-4.5 hour tour, and it starts when we collect you from Port Chalmers, where you’ll meet your guide. We start with a scenic drive that takes in the location of where Dunedin first began for both the early Māori and European settlers, and a look at some of the beautiful iconic sites our city has to offer. We then head out for the Otago Peninsula which delivers spectacular views above the Otago Harbour before winding back down to sea level to arrive at scenic inlets frequented by wading birds. Hear commentary about the nature and the natural processes that shaped the land and learn about Māori, the first people to step ashore here. We’ll take a stroll along a stunning sandy beach where we are often lucky enough to glimpse New Zealand sea lions and fur seals. We finish our tour with a look at Baldwin street, the world's steepest residential street.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$83,36
From
US$83,36

Forest walk, Natural Heritage - Join is on our URBAN ESCAPE tour

Available tomorrow

Forest walk, Natural Heritage - Join is on our URBAN ESCAPE tour

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We will visit iconic, yet ‘hidden gems’ of Dunedin’s urban nature. Explore and experience the sights and sounds of native bush, only minutes from the city centre. Your guide will share stories about the unique properties of the many tree species such as kānuka, lemonwood and lancewood and explain how these were used by Māori and European settlers. As we wander beneath the forest canopy, listen for bird-song of iconic New Zealand native birds, including tui, kererῡ (wood pigeon), korimako (bell bird), and many more. ​ The perfect tour to unwind, relax and ignite your senses.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$41,68
From
US$41,68

Otago Peninsula Wildlife and Cultural Tour with Lunch

Available from Nov 1

Otago Peninsula Wildlife and Cultural Tour with Lunch

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The Otago Peninsula is renowned for its diverse wildlife and rich Maori heritage. Discover both on this shore excursion from Dunedin, which takes in the highlights of Dunedin town, as well as the coastal scenery. Set sail on a boat cruise to Taiaroa Head and look out for wildlife including albatross, penguins, seals, and sea lions; visit Maori landmarks and learn about traditional Maori foods and medicines; and enjoy a picnic lunch in a local beauty spot.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$166,71
From
US$166,71

Otago Peninsula Wildlife Day Tour

Available from Nov 1

Otago Peninsula Wildlife Day Tour

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Take a break from the city and head out to Otago Peninsula for this nature tour around undisturbed bush and native animal colonies. Instead of joining a tour with a guide reading from a script, learn all sorts of things about the local flora and fauna from your guide, a former Department of Conservation ranger with decades of experience in species management. Cruise around Taiaroa Head Nature Reserve, where royal albatross nest and breed, and keep your eyes peeled for fur seals, penguins and more.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$180,60
From
US$180,60

Lake Cruise & Island Nature Walk- meet the boat 10 minutes prior to Departure

Available from Thursday

Lake Cruise & Island Nature Walk- meet the boat 10 minutes prior to Departure

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Take a cruise across Lake Wanaka to the remote Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve and make a memorable, eco-friendly impact by planting a native tree before you leave. Opt to take a 1-hour-return guided bush walk to reveal Mou Waho’s hidden secret - another lake, nestled atop the island with panoramic views of Wanaka and the Southern Alps. Enjoy “high tea” surrounded by this spectacular alpine scenery.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$172,70
From
US$172,70

Full-Day Abel Tasman National Park Hiking Tour with Cruise

Available from Friday

Full-Day Abel Tasman National Park Hiking Tour with Cruise

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Discover the jewel in the crown of New Zealand’s South Island on this full-day Abel Tasman National Park hiking tour with cruise. Travel from Nelson to Kaiteriteri with your guide, then hop aboard your water taxi. Cruise the azure-blue seas toward the heart of Abel Tasman National Park and the start-point of your trek. Follow hiking trails through the dense forest and listen as your guide points out medicinal and edible plants along the way. Gain insight into native Maori and Dutch settlers’ heritage, and enjoy lunch on Torrent Beach.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$324,00
From
US$324,00

Small-Group Gold Discovery Horse Riding in Cardrona Valley

Available from Friday

Small-Group Gold Discovery Horse Riding in Cardrona Valley

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Saddle up for a horseback ride through the wild landscapes of the Cardrona Valley. Trace the path of the 19th-century gold rush, climb the mountains for a thrilling view over Wanaka Lake, and trot or gallop through the valley plains. Rides can be tailored for all levels, from complete beginners to experienced riders.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$134,77
From
US$134,77

Cardrona High Country Pub Trail Horse Riding Trek

Available from Thursday

Cardrona High Country Pub Trail Horse Riding Trek

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Saddle up and explore New Zealand’s rugged wilderness on this 3.5-hour Cardrona High Country pub trail horse-riding trek. Head on horseback into the New Zealand countryside with your guide. Discover points of historical interest along the winding mountain trails, and gain insight into the 19th-century gold rush that brought wealth to the area. Pass through a working cattle farm, traverse choppy rivers and enjoy panoramic views over the rugged scenery. Stop at the historic Cardrona Hotel for a complimentary drink, then return to base along the mighty Cardrona River.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$168,64
From
US$168,64

Epic Kepler

Available from Thursday

Epic Kepler

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Explore Fiordland by Heli, Hike & Boat * Private, full or half day experience * Perfect for people looking to see and do it all in a single day A fantastic Fiordland experience that truly does have it all. Begin with a spectacular helicopter ride to Mount Luxmore, hike the famous Kepler Track and short boat ride on Lake Te Anau.
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  • 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$617,65
Price varies by group size
From
US$617,65
Price varies by group size

Kepler Track Water Taxi

Available tomorrow

Kepler Track Water Taxi

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The Kepler Track is one of New Zealand’s Great Walks, running from the shores of Lake Te Anau to Lake Manapouri and back via majestic alpine vistas. Start your trek off with this private water taxi across Lake Te Anau to Brod Bay. From there, stroll back to Te Anau along the lake’s limestone bluffs or, for more of a challenge, hike up Mount Luxmore, a summit with impressive views of Te Anau basin.
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  • 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$17,83
From
US$17,83

Milford Track Water Taxi Transport

Available tomorrow

Milford Track Water Taxi Transport

* Fastest Boat to the Milford Track * Small and personal family company offering top notch service and a fun commentary along the way * Get to know your fellow hikers
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$62,98
From
US$62,98

4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary

Available from Sunday

4-hour Lake Mapourika Kayak and Hike adventure, with Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary

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Discover the natural wonders of Lake Mapourika on this 4-hour kayaking adventure. Paddle around the lake against a backdrop of the Franz Josef Glacier, head ashore for a hike around the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary, and learn more about New Zealand’s famous Kiwi birds.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$100,72
From
US$100,72
Taking safety measures

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