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REAL JOURNEYS - Doubtful Sound

Location: Fiordland

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)

HAMMONDS WELLINGTON TOURS - Wellington

Location: Wairarapa - Palliser and Ngawi

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)

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)

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)

SPIRIT OF QUEENSTOWN & MT NICHOLAS HIGH COUNTRY FARM - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown

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)

ECO WANAKA ADVENTURES - Wanaka

Location: Otago

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)

SAIL FEARLESS - Taupo

Location: Lake Taupo

Sail Fearless has got to be the not-so-buried treasure of Great Lake Taupo. "Be Fearless" and take an amazing pirate-themed sailing trip on Great Lake Taupo, sailing to the Maori Rock carvings. It's a great affordable and family friendly cruise...(more)

REAL JOURNEYS - Fiordland, Queenstown and Te Anau

Location: Fiordland - Te Anau

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 - Queenstown Town

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)

GRAND CRU FISHING CHARTERS - Opua, Bay of Islands, Northland

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

Come fishing in the beautiful Bay of Islands for one day or longer with the team from Grand Cru Fishing Charters. Whether you wish to Fish all Day or do a Combo Fishing Charter/Sightseeing Cruise; or maybe a full day of sightseeing exploring the beautiful Bay of Islands, Let us know how we can provide the trip of your dreams...(more)

FRANZ JOSEF WILDERNESS TOURS - Franz Josef

Location: West Coast

A first-hand exploration of a glacier by chopper and foot is an experience you will never forget. Mountain bikes, stand up paddleboards and kayaks all available for hire to explore the waterways of Lake Mapourika! Franz Josef Wilderness Tours is teamed with an awesome crew from a range of backgrounds who have a wealth of knowledge and experience...(more)

KEWPIE SCENIC HARBOUR CRUISE - Mount Maunganui

Location: Bay of Plenty - Tauranga

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)

ECOCRUZ ECO OCEAN ADVENTURES - Paihia, Bay of Islands

Location: Northland

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)

MILFORD SOUND BBQ BUS - Queenstown

Location: Fiordland - Te Anau

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)

E-KO TOURS - Picton and the Marlborough Sounds

Location: South Island

The Marlborough Sounds and Picton are one of the last undiscovered areas of New Zealand. Unique features of the area include over 1000 square kilometres of predator free islands - great for experiencing wild birds animals in their natural environment. We have a team of passionate guides who love to show off our scenery, wildlife, people and more...(more)

TASMAN HELICOPTERS - Nelson

Location: Marlborough

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)

FREIGHTER TRAVEL (NZ) - Worldwide

Location: Bay of Plenty - Tauranga

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)

STEADFAST TRADITIONAL SAIL - Marlborough Sounds

Location: Marlborough - Picton

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)

PERFECT DAY CRUISES - Tutukaka

Location: Northland - Tutukaka Coast

Come on board our purpose built multi-deck cruise boat with all facilities - Perfect Day. We'll take you on a tour to show you the splendour of the Poor Knights Islands, including a visit right inside the world's largest sea cave. Enjoy snorkelling and kayaking whilst a delicious buffet lunch is prepared...(more)

BAY EXPLORER DOLPHIN, WILDLIFE & ISLAND CRUISES - Tauranga

Location: Bay of Plenty - Mt Maunganui

Award winning #1 boatcruises in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui. Full-Day Island & Wildlife Cruise or Half-Day Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise. A genuine kiwi nature experience. Watch wild dolphins swimming up close. Orca killer whales, sharks, seasonal whale watching, penguins, seals, sunfish, school fish & seabirds. Join us on our large spacious boat for a shared lifetime experience. Bring the camera...(more)

HUKA FALLS RIVER CRUISE - Taupo

Location: Lake Taupo

Huka Falls River Cruise is the only way you can stand above the turbulent whitewater and experience the awesome power of Huka Falls! This is the best way to photograph and video Huka Falls. Enjoy wonderful scenery along the way, including a great informative commentary. Cruise up to the base of the magnificent Huka Falls, New Zealand's most visited attraction...(more)

THE ROCK ADVENTURE CRUISES - Paihia

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

"The ROCK" is New Zealand's biggest, purpose-built house boat, and it provides an awesome marine adventure combination of kayaking, swimming, snapper-fishing, snorkelling, BBQ dinner, onboard accommodation and fun. Join our cruise in this sub-tropical paradise of 140 islands and inlets. All activities, plus dinner and breakfast, are included in the price. 22-hours of activity-packed adventure!..(more)

ELM WILDLIFE TOURS - Dunedin

Location: Dunedin - Otago Peninsula

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)

BLACK CAT CRUISES - Akaroa

Location: Christchurch - Akaroa and Banks Peninsula

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)

CATHEDRAL COVE SCENIC TOURS - Whitianga

Location: Coromandel

Scenic boat tours from Whitianga on the Coromandel. Cruise past the towering Shakespeare's cliffs and into Cooks blowhole, visit Cathedral Cove and the Marine Reserve. Five-star TripAdvisor rating excellence awards for last 6yr. Now a Hall of Fame recipient in TripAdvisor. Explore the spectacular volcanic coastline, amazing sea-caves including the impressive Orua Cave. Swim or snorkel within the Marine Reserve...(more)

VIGILANT YACHT CHARTERS - Bay of Islands

Location: Northland

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)

INTERISLANDER COOK STRAIT FERRY - Picton - Wellington - Picton

Location: Picton Ferry Terminal

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)

CHEEKY KIWI TRAVEL - Auckland, Queenstown and Christchurch

Location: Auckland - Auckland City

We offer day trips & multi tours to the most popular destinations around Auckland, Christchurch & Queenstown. Our fully guided small group tours & day trips are run in modern, comfortable minibuses & our guides bring the journey to life. Experience the best New Zealand has to offer on a small group day tour with Cheeky Kiwi Travel...(more)

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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)

GO ORANGE CRUISE - Milford & Doubtful Sounds

Location: Queenstown

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)

KAWAU CRUISES - Sandspit, Auckland

Location: Auckland

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)

STEWART ISLAND EXPERIENCE - Ulva Island Explorer

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)

DEEP COVE CHARTERS - Doubtful Sound

Location: Fiordland

Experience a unique overnight cruise on the beautiful and serene Doubtful Sound with the team at Deep Cove Charters. Set in the spectacular Fiordland National Park in New Zealand, our overnight cruises are small (max, 12 guests), personal and friendly. We are Kiwi Owner Operators (real locals!). Join us for a memory of a lifetime!..(more)

VIP MILFORD - Te Anau

Location: Fiordland - Te Anau

Travel in style with VIP Milfords' all inclusive Bus Tour! Travelling in luxury 18-seater Mercedes air-conditioned coach to Milford with local driver ensures comfort throughout your journey. The scenic cruise or nature cruise is the ultimate way to see Milford Sound. You'll be treated to photo opportunities and short walks that locals recommend, and an informative commentary throughout your trip...(more)

ALTITUDE TOURS - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown - Gibbston

Altitude Tours offer private charters for families and small groups wanting a more personalised experience. Daily guided wine & craft beer tours from Queenstown to the best Central Otago wineries in our top of the range fleet of luxury Mercedes vehicles. Altitude is not just about wine, we also run half day scenic tours to Glenorchy from Queenstown...(more)

AUCKLAND WHALE & DOLPHIN SAFARI - Auckland

Location: Auckland - Hauraki Gulf

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)

Explore Group Sailing

Location: Auckland

We have the sailing experience to suit everybody, no experience necessary! Take an Auckland Harbour Sailing Cruise, enjoy a three-course meal on-board as the sun goes down, or sail/race an authentic America's Cup Yacht. No better way to experience the City of Sails than on the water. Select from the many sailing experiences we have to offer...(more)

GRAND PACIFIC TOURS - New Zealand

Location: Otago

Grand Pacific Tours are New Zealand's coach holiday specialists who offer a range of all inclusive, value for money holidays. We offer 5 categories of coach tour vacation packages namely; Affordable Coach Tours, Signature Coach Tours, Ultimate Small Group Tours, Cruise & Coach Tours and Special Interest Tours...(more)

REAL JOURNEYS INSIDE & OUT - Fiordland

Location: Fiordland - Te Anau

The Real Journeys Inside & Out tour is a great opportunity to visit Fiordland National Park, an UNESCO World Heritage Area, and experience two of our most popular trips in one day. All the elements of the day's itinerary run seamlessly to ensure the best possible experience and maximising your time in this beautiful region...(more)

Explore Group Cruises & Tours

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

There is something for everyone on our many cruise experiences. Explore Group is a boutique cruise operator. We offer cruises that showcase the unique landscape of the Bay of Islands in Northland. Discover the Hole in the Rock, cruise through the archipelago of over 144 islands, view marine wildlife, journey to Cape Reinga, visit Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka island...(more)

R TUCKER THOMPSON DAY SAIL - Bay of Islands

Location: Russell

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)

REAL JOURNEYS - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown - Queenstown Town

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)

SHE'S A LADY YACHT CHARTERS - Paihia

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

Offering a full day sailing trip in the beautiful Bay of Islands or private charters and sunset tours are the team at She's A Lady Sailing Charters. Join us for a sailing adventure in the with a small personalised group. Help helm and learn the ropes. Fishing while under sail. Island stop with heaps of time ashore...(more)

TERRY'S TOURS AND TRANSFERS - Nelson

Location: Nelson - Nelson City

Nelson Combined Transport has over 45 years knowledge within the Transport Industry offering solutions to your transport requirements be they local or regional. Airport transfer, 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. Flexible, affordable service. Nelson to Motueka shuttle...(more)

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ABEL TASMAN SAILING ADVENTURES - Nelson

Location: Nelson - Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures offer day sailing tours aboard fast comfortable catamarans. The most peaceful and relaxing way to see the Abel Tasman—New Zealand's best sailing location. With half-day, full-day, and multi-day tour options, we'll make the most of your time. Private charters for specialised tours available for groups up to 40 people...(more)

GO NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand Wide

Location: Wellington

Go New Zealand provide self-drive and escorted tour packages cater to your specific needs. Some of these include Lord of the Rings or Hobbiton tours, scenic touring, activities and adventure holidays. Leading NZ specialists for over 25 years. Book online and compare car rental, accommodation, campervan hire and motorhome rental. Custom and flexible itineraries available...(more)

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GULF ECO ADVENTURES - Sandspit, Auckland

Location: Auckland - Snells Beach

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)

BUCKET LIST CHARTERS - Opua, Bay of Islands

Location: Paihia

Bucket List Charters are based in Opua, the gateway to the historic and beautiful Bay of Islands. We are one of New Zealand's premier charter vessels. Accommodating intimate groups of up to 8 people overnight, or 25 guests for a day trip, we cater for a range of activities including sightseeing, fishing, snorkelling, tramping, water skiing and marine encounters...(more)

BLUEBRIDGE COOK STRAIT FERRIES - Wellington/Picton NZ

Location: Marlborough - Picton

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)

GLASS BOTTOM BOAT - Whitianga, Coromandel

Location: Waikato

Unique two-hour eco adventure to Cathedral Cove and the surrounding marine reserve. Get close to stunning volcanic rock formations, pinnacles and sea caves. Spot many different species of fish plus crayfish, stingrays, octopus, kinna and more. Watch the marine life through the glass in the comfort of the cabin or take the plunge and experience sensational snorkeling with equipment provided...(more)

HAHEI EXPLORER CATHEDRAL COVE BOAT TOUR - Coromandel Peninsula

Location: Coromandel - Hot Water Beach

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)

ABSOLUTE NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand Wide

Location: Rotorua

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)

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

Location: Paihia

Awesome day sailing adventure on our 65 foot ocean going yacht GUNGHA II. Exciting, funny and informal cruise. Unique island stopover, snorkel gear and lovely fresh lunch included! We depart from Paihia (Russell transfers included). Freephone 0800478900 or text to 0274770354. November thru April - Bay of Islands. May thru October - Tonga, Fiji and Beyond...(more)