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ZINDABAR YACHT CHARTER - Kerikeri

Location: Northland

Our yacht Zindabar is an 18.3 metre (60 foot), Greg Elliott designed high performance cruiser. We offer you an affordable exclusive cruise aboard our immaculately presented yacht. The best way to see the Bay of Islands is from the water and we know how to make your experience memorable. Zindabar is available for day/overnight cruises, an ideal family charter yacht...(more)

REAL JOURNEYS - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown

Real Journeys is a locally owned company with a variety of excursions at Walter Peak High Country Farm combined with scenic lake cruises on board the TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship. Choose between farm tours, horse trekking or a gourmet BBQ lunch or dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant in a beautiful lakeside setting...(more)

CATHEDRAL COVE SCENIC TOURS - Whitianga

Location: Coromandel - Whitianga

Coromandel scenic boat tours operating from Whitianga. See the towering Shakespeare's cliffs and venture into Cooks blowhole, see Cooks Beach and visit Cathedral Cove. Visit and swim within the Marine Reserve. Explore the spectacular volcanic coastline, amazing sea caves including the impressive Orua cave. Five star Trip advisor rating and 2013, 14 and 15 excellence awards...(more)

STEADFAST TRADITIONAL SAIL - Marlborough Sounds

Location: Marlborough - Marlborough Sounds

Steadfast is a big, beautiful, gaff cutter based in glorious Marlborough Sounds offering traditional sailing at its best. Day cruises from French Pass, extended cruises throughout Marlborough Sounds and Tasman Bay. Available for both private and corporate charters. We also offer educational experiences to school groups. Join in the work of setting and handling sail, or just relax...(more)

ECOCRUZ ECO OCEAN ADVENTURES - Paihia, Bay of Islands

Location: Paihia

Join the crew of the Manawanui on an exciting three-day sailing expedition around the Bay of Islands. Go snorkelling in crystal clear waters, kayaking around uninhabited islands, try catching your own fresh seafood or enjoy walking on deserted beaches to experience the true magic of this special part of New Zealand. At night we anchor in secluded bays...(more)

VIGILANT YACHT CHARTERS - Bay of Islands

Location: Waitangi

Vigilant Yacht Charters depart form Russell allowing you to enjoy cruising and exploring the beautiful Bay of Islands on a day or overnight charter. With countless beaches and coves at which to stop off, you may decide to spend your afternoon strolling along the sandy, white shoreline, relaxing on the beach or, taking your pick of the water activities offered...(more)

BLACK CAT CRUISES - Akaroa

Location: Canterbury

Home to the rare, playful Hector's Dolphin is the beautiful harbour of Akaroa, near Christchurch. Come on our two-hour nature cruise where we guarantee you will see dolphins or join us another day for FREE, you will also see fur seals, penguins and marine birdlife. Swimming with dolphins is available in Akaroa Harbour. Winner of the Supreme Tourism Award 2003/4...(more)

ELM WILDLIFE TOURS - Dunedin

Location: Southland - Stewart Island

Visit one of the world's few untouched areas with its amazing wildlife and spectacular scenery. New Zealand's best wildlife tour. Our unrivalled 'Peninsula Encounter' offers close, exciting, small group viewing of royal albatross, hookers sealions, blue penguins, New Zealand fur seals and yellow eyed penguins in a beautiful isolated area. New Zealand Tourism Award winner in four categories...(more)

REAL JOURNEYS - Doubtful Sound

Location: Fiordland - Manapouri

We are a local company that has operated excursions in Fiordland for 60 years. Real Journeys lets you explore Doubtful Sound with day, overnight or coach/cruise options: *Wilderness Day Cruises - three-hour wilderness cruise through the fiord with our on-board nature guide. *Overnight Cruises - ultimate dinner, bed and breakfast experience in Doubtful Sound (private en suite cabins)...(more)

FIORDLAND EXPEDITIONS LTD - Doubtful Sound

Location: Fiordland

Your friendly crew will welcome you aboard with a glass of bubbly to set the mood as you take in the majesty of this amazing World Heritage area. Enjoy cruising amongst breath-taking mountain scenery as your captain gives an informative commentary on the area, its' history and how Fiordland was formed, while playful bottle-nose dolphins swim alongside...(more)

COAST UP CLOSE AKAROA CRUISES - Akaroa

Location: Christchurch

This exciting Akaroa boat cruise will take you outside the harbour and beside steep cliffs, archways and sea caves. The area around Akaroa is amazing - come explore it with a knowledgeable, local skipper onboard our comfortable, classic Kauri launch. Enjoy and photograph stunning scenery and abundant bird and wild life including the rare Hectors dolphins, fur seals and penguins...(more)

SPIRIT OF QUEENSTOWN & MT NICHOLAS HIGH COUNTRY FARM - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown - Queenstown Town

The latest experience from Southern Discoveries in Queenstown. Beautiful, isolated and authentic, this experience is not to be missed! Mt NIC high country experiences include a scenic Lake Cruise on Spirit of Queenstown. Complete the experience with a Woolshed tour, 4WD Safari or half day walk and see a part of NZ that few locals or visitors have ever experienced...(more)

MILFORD SOUND BBQ BUS - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown

Tour to Milford Sound on the BBQ Bus and experience great value, small group, relaxed, and personal tour to Milford Sound, one of the most scenic destinations in New Zealand. Delicious 'kiwi-style' bbq lunch. Access to many areas for sightseeing and photo stops that bigger buses just can’t get to. Travel from Queenstown or Te Anau and enjoy our tour...(more)

KEWPIE SCENIC HARBOUR CRUISE - Mount Maunganui

Location: Bay of Plenty - Mt Maunganui

Join a Scenic Cruise on the iconic KEWPIE, cruising the inner Tauranga Harbour and visiting isolated islands and peninsulas. There are options to Hop-on Hop-off at Matakana Island at no extra cost. Join us on the scheduled 1hr Scenic Cruises or hire the vessel for a scenic tour, corporate or party cruise. Licenced Bar...(more)

TASMAN HELICOPTERS - Nelson

Location: New Zealand

Tasman Helicopters pride themselves on ensuring yours is a trip to remember. Whether it's a flight to spectacular National Parks such as Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi, or a flight over Chetwood Forest, Lake Canaan Down or Harwoods hole. Explore the mystical environment and venture into the unknown...(more)

BAY EXPLORER ISLAND & WILDLIFE CRUISE - Tauranga

Location: Bay of Plenty

Your exciting day begins early-morning as you board the Bay Explorer at the Tauranga waterfront. We cruise through the beautiful harbour, & past the landmark volcanic mountain Mauao. We explore the pristine Bay of Plenty coastline to watch marine wildlife. You can choose to explore even more at the islands. Optional activities include swimming, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boarding (SUP)...(more)

AUCKLAND SEA SHUTTLES - Auckland

Location: Auckland - Hauraki Gulf

Auckland Sea Shuttles will take you where you want, when you want. You can book a time that suits you! We're a professional chartered water-taxi service in the Hauraki Gulf, making Auckland and its neighbouring islands accessible for you to enjoy. We'll take you on family days out, fishing and diving trips, or around the harbour at night...(more)

JUCY CRUISE MILFORD SOUND - Milford Sound

Location: Fiordland

JUCY Cruise Milford Sound is the ultimate scenic experience of a lifetime. Travel along the most impressive fiord in Fiordland National Park and see majestic mountains and sheer cliffs rising from the depths beneath, seals, dolphins and the rare Fiordland crested penguin. At the end of your cruise, enjoy a free shower from some of the world's freshest water!’..(more)

PELORUS MAIL BOAT - Havelock

Location: Marlborough - Marlborough Sounds

During our summer season, Nov-Apr, you can join us on our Mail Boat 7-days a week and from May-Oct, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. With our all-day cruises, you'll visit isolated homesteads nestled in secluded bays, delivering supplies/mail the way it's been done for decades. View mussel farms and see why Pelorus Sound is the mussel capital of the world...(more)

KAWAU CRUISES - Sandspit, Auckland

Location: Auckland - Matakana Coast

Kawau Cruises invite you to enjoy a romantic weekend away, corporate retreat, wedding destination, holiday with the family or a short break with friends. It doesn't matter what excuse you use to spend more time on the truly unique, scenic and historic wonderland of Kawau Island, or destinations in the Hauraki Gulf - Kawau Cruises ensure a hassle-free occasion...(more)

GLACIER COUNTRY LAKE TOURS - Franz Josef, West Coast

Location: West Coast - Okarito and Whataroa

Scenic Cruises and Fishing Charters. The Hannah-K - a fully enclosed tour boat designed for everyone to enjoy the rugged West Coast beauty in comfort. Ideal for fishing for Salmon and Trout. Wonderful panoramic views of the Southern Alps and Franz Josef’s glaciers! Indoor and outdoor viewing platforms allow you to get up-close-and-personal with surrounding native birdlife and rainforest...(more)

ABSOLUTE NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand Wide

Location: Northland

Absolute New Zealand is an award winning, fully licensed travel agency specialising in luxury travel, proudly owned and operated by New Zealanders. We've refined our range of exclusive privately escorted, self-guided, and small group tours over the past decade. Work with one of our friendly travel designers - there to assist from planning right through to while you are travelling...(more)

NELSON COMBINED TRANSPORT - Nelson

Location: Nelson - Mapua and Ruby Bay

Nelson Combined Transport has over 45 years knowledge within the Transport Industry offering solutions to your transport requirements be they local or regional. Airport transfers, prestige transport for individual and personalised Wine and Beer trail tours, transport for hiking/walking tracks – in fact we can pick you up from anywhere and drop anywhere. A flexible, affordable service...(more)

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ONCE UPON A TRIP - Nationwide

Location: North Island

Once Upon A Trip are a small team of travel experts, specialising in tailor-made New Zealand holidays and self-drive tours of all budgets. Our customers love our personalised service and in depth knowledge of NZ, both on and off the beaten track. Our philosophy is to work with small, owner-operator accommodation and activity businesses that we've experienced first-hand...(more)

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SEA CAVE ADVENTURES - Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsula

Location: Coromandel - Whitianga

Snorkel with the fish & marine life in Gemstone Bay or swim in the amazing waters of Orua Bay. Visit the world famous Cathedral Cove. View and photograph all of this, safely, from our purpose built boat. Slowly cruise inside the incredible sea-caves, and enjoy the natural beauty of the golden Beaches, offshore islands, spectacular blowholes and towering rock faces...(more)

R TUCKER THOMPSON DAY SAIL - Bay of Islands

Location: Paihia

Experience the beautiful Bay of Islands as they did in Captain Cook's day and sail aboard the tall ship, R. Tucker Thompson. This sailing trip is the ideal way for you explore the Bay of Islands in comfort and style. Be part of the crew and help set the sails, or relax and let our friendly crew look after you...(more)

BAY OF ISLANDS SAILING/GUNGHA II - Bay of Islands and Beyond

Location: Russell

For an awesome day sailing adventure, don't go past Gungha Bay of Islands sailing. With our 65-foot go-fast Maxi Yacht your cruise is guaranteed to be exciting, funny and informal. Unique island stopover, snorkel gear, and yummy fresh lunch included! We depart from Paihia (Russell transfers included). Freephone 0800 478 900...(more)

DOLPHIN SEAFARIS - Tauranga

Location: Bay of Plenty

Our amazing Dolphin Encounters depart daily from both Tauranga and Mount Maunganui aboard our totally luxury high speed vessels, 50ft power catamaran 'Guardian' and luxury Launch 'Catchup III'. Well equipped with two decks and huge front viewing area for all passengers to enjoy the wild dolphins surfing up on the bow, our boats are comfortable, stable and very family friendly...(more)

WAIMANGU VOLCANIC VALLEY - Rotorua

Location: Waimangu, Waiotapu, Waikite

Created on 10 June 1886, Waimangu is the only geothermal system in the world formed within historic times because of a volcanic eruption. Walk through the craters of Waimangu Volcanic Valley and take a boat cruise on crater Lake Rotomahana to view amazing geothermal activity. A 'must do' eco-experience when you visit Rotorua...(more)

GO ORANGE - Milford & Doubtful Sounds

Location: Fiordland

Experience the longest, least crowded and best valued 2-hour cruise on Milford Sound or a full day experience on the more isolated Doubtful Sound. Take in the majestic mountains, rainforest, wildlife and sea creatures. Or jump in amongst it in one of our kayaks alongside an experienced guide on your choice of one of 4 kayaking adventures...(more)

AUCKLAND WHALE & DOLPHIN SAFARI - Auckland

Location: Auckland - Auckland Harbour

Experience the breath-taking Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. Departing directly from Auckland's Viaduct Harbour, be welcomed aboard our 20 metre, purpose-built vessel ‘Dolphin Explorer’ for an unforgettable marine mammal eco-safari out on the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf. 4.5 hour eco-cruise on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, including guaranteed whale and dolphin viewing – or you get a free trip on us!..(more)

MILFORD SOUND CRUISES - Milford Sound

Location: Fiordland

Join Southern Discoveries on an awe-inspiring quest to discover the heart of Milford Sound on a Scenic, Encounter or Discover More cruise. With our modern, newly refurbished fleet of vessels and the launch of the Milford Discovery Centre and underwater observatory, Southern Discoveries can deliver the entire Milford Sound experience...(more)

GULF ECO ADVENTURES - Sandspit, Auckland

Location: Auckland - Hauraki Gulf

Fully guided and catered charters on our beautiful 11m launch, Kokomo. Ready to take you on an adventure of your choice. Discover remote islands and great dive spots in the 1.2 million hectares of Hauraki Gulf Marine Park...(more)

BLUEBRIDGE COOK STRAIT FERRY - Wellington/Picton

Location: North Island

Experience warm 'Kiwi' hospitality when you cruise Cook Strait with the proudly New Zealand owned Bluebridge service. Offering spectacular scenery, friendly service, free big screen movies and a choice of up to four return sailings a day (except Christmas Day) between downtown Wellington and Picton—there's no better way to travel across Cook Strait...(more)

HAHEI EXPLORER - Coromandel Peninsula

Location: North Island

The Hahei Explorer is an hour long, travels up to 14kms, and takes the visitor into coastal islands of the marine reserve, reefs, massive sea caves and bays, including the world famous Cathedral Cove. The magnificence of this natural volcanic scenery is legendary and the approach by sea, combined with an insightful yet relaxed commentary further enhances the experience...(more)

REAL JOURNEYS - Fiordland, Queenstown and Te Anau

Location: Fiordland - Milford Sound

Explore Fiordland, Queenstown and Te Anau with Real Journeys, a local company that has guided tours in the area for 60 years. Choose from a selection of coach/cruise options to Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Experience the Te Anau Glowworms Caves, try the Milford Track Guided Day Walk, Queenstown's iconic TSS Earnslaw Steamship and Walter Peak High Country Farm...(more)

MILLION DOLLAR CRUISE - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown - Lake Wakatipu

Million Dollar Cruise offers regular, 90-minute voyages across the sparkling crystal clear waters of Lake Wakatipu. Our Queenstown cruise is the only one that goes through the Willow Islands to the historic Kawarau Falls bridge where our guests will enjoy dramatic views of the Remarkables (NZ's most spectacular mountain range). You will view all five major mountains and three ski-fields...(more)

REAL JOURNEYS - Milford Sound

Location: Fiordland - Te Anau

Real Journeys is a locally owned company offering an outstanding range of tours in Milford Sound. Both day and overnight cruises that explore this magnificent fiord. Luxury coach transfers from Queenstown and Te Anau and flight connections to and from Milford Sound and Queenstown...(more)

ECO WANAKA ADVENTURES - Wanaka

Location: Queenstown

Mou Waho Island Nature Walk and Lake Cruise. Take a Cruise to this magical reserve and walk the track to the Arethusa Pool near the summit for stunning lake and alpine views. catch a glimpse of the rare flightless Buff Weka (half-day) or combine with a 4WD backcountry adventure for the Wanaka Nature Encounter (full day). Queenstown departures available...(more)

LAKE WANAKA CRUISES - Wanaka

Location: Wanaka - Wanaka Town

As one of the most highly-rated activities on Lake Wanaka, a cruise will immerse you in scenery only experienced from the water. Discover the outstanding natural landscapes and the fascinating natural history of Lake Wanaka aboard the 55ft luxury catamaran Dual Image. For those with something different in mind from our regular cruises, Dual Image is available for private charter...(more)

DARRYL'S DINNER CRUISE - Bay of Islands

Location: Northland

Relax and enjoy a 2-½ hour cruise along the Waitangi River with Darryl’s Dinner Cruises to the gorgeous Haruru Falls. Experience the tranquil surroundings as we take you on a journey rich with abundant bird life and historical points of interest. Dine on a delicious meal as the sun goes down and experience our unique dinner cruise...(more)

STEWART ISLAND EXPERIENCE - Paterson Inlet Cruises

Location: Southland - Stewart Island

See Stewart Island from the water. Enjoy a Paterson Inlet Cruise and visit Ulva Island, a renowned wildlife sanctuary on our Stewart Island cruises. We also operate Stewart Island Ferry services and car, scooter and mountain bike rentals...(more)

DOUBTFUL SOUND OVERNIGHT CRUISE - Fiordland

Location: Fiordland - Doubtful Sound

Experience isolated, beautiful Doubtful Sound aboard the MV Southern Secret as part of our personalised tour of Doubtful Sound. By day watch playful marine animals such as dolphins, seals and penguins that call the fiord home; at night listen for the calls of Morepork or Weka! Activities include fishing, swimming and star gazing. Join our wonderful journey of discovery today...(more)

AKAROA SAILING CRUISES - Akaroa, Banks Peninsula

Location: Christchurch - Akaroa and Banks Peninsula

Our environmentally sustainable and exciting harbour cruise around Akaroa Harbour is one of a kind! Enjoy an encounter with wildlife, on their terms without disrupting their environment, before having some basic, personal sail training. Our 47-foot classic ocean sailing yacht, Manutara, is one of the last A-Class keelers built. Guests will love this 2.5-hour sail experience cruise around Akaroa Harbour...(more)

CARINO SAILING & DOLPHIN CHARTERS - Bay of Islands

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

Enjoy a day cruise including a swimming with the dolphins adventure. Come sailing aboard Carino NZ. Help to hoist sails or simply sit back and relax. We are the only yacht licensed to swim and view wild dolphins in the Bay. Also offered is an island stopover for snorkelling, island walks, beach games and BBQ lunch. Departs Paihia 9.30am-3.45pm daily...(more)

HAMMONDS WELLINGTON TOURS - Wellington

Location: Wellington - Wellington Bays

Come and experience Wellington’s original sightseeing tour. Sit back, relax and enjoy your tour, with our local guides. Hammonds Wellington Tours are 58 years young and offer personalised tours. We love nothing more than showing off the Wellington region to the world! Our tours include Wellington City Sights, Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tour, Palliser Bay and the Capital Craft Beer Tour...(more)

GLASS BOTTOM BOAT - Whitianga, Coromandel

Location: North Island

One to two hour boat cruises around Mercury Bay to take in spectacular Coromandel scenery including Cathedral Cove, and local marine reserve. Tours depart from Hahei onboard the Hahei Explorer and from Whitianga on the Glass Bottom Boat...(more)

INTERISLANDER COOK STRAIT FERRY - Picton - Wellington - Picton

Location: Marlborough - Picton

The three-hour, 92-kilometre journey between Picton and Wellington is one of NZ's most iconic tourist experiences and acknowledged as one of the most spectacular ferry crossings in the world. Up to 11 crossings a day, carrying passengers and vehicles. Comfort, friendly hospitality and service with Wi-Fi, cinemas, premium lounges, children's playgrounds, en suite cabins and much more on board...(more)

FREIGHTER TRAVEL (NZ) - Worldwide

Location: Auckland

Join a voyage aboard a cargo ship from almost anywhere in the world to New Zealand or home again... we can provide you with the adventure of a lifetime. You can visit places you have only dreamed about and return home with a store of adventures and memories to cherish...(more)

RELAXING JOURNEYS - New Zealand

Location: Auckland

Choose from over 500 New Zealand tours. We are New Zealand owned and operated and cater for the discerning traveller, travellers on a budget, and travellers who have already arrived. Our unique selection of tours and sightseeing activities have been hand-picked and meticulously planned to ensure your holiday in New Zealand will be remembered forever...(more)