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CHRISTCHURCH CITY TOUR BY TRAM

Location: Christchurch Central

Enjoy a unique journey on board a beautifully restored vintage tram through the changing face of Christchurch's city centre. Our Christchurch tram rides offer a unique experience of history and sightseeing, and links the stops for Punting on the Avon and the Botanic Gardens Tour...(more)

DISCOVER NEW ZEALAND - Auckland

Location: Auckland

Discover New Zealand with our fantastic selection of holiday packages. Speak to one of our travel experts today to fully customise your unique New Zealand self drive tour, or choose from our huge variety of top-rated escorted and independent coach tours. Begin your New Zealand adventure now and experience one of the most spectacular and diverse countries in the world!..(more)

WAITANGI TREATY GROUNDS - Waitangi

Location: Waitangi

Panoramic views over Bay of Islands from New Zealand's most important historic site. The Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand's founding document, was signed here in 1840. The Treaty Grounds include the award winning Museum of Waitangi, Treaty House, carved Meeting House, and world’s largest ceremonial war canoe. Get the all-inclusive Experience Pass...(more)

uTours - Wellington, Kapiti Coast & Wairarapa NZ

Location: Wairarapa - Martinborough

uTours invite you to explore the spectacular Wellington region with a friendly local on a personalised day tour or shore excursion. Shore excursion timings are matched to your cruise ship schedule. We design private (up to 10 people) or small group (up to five people) sightseeing trips just for you...(more)

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HIGH COUNTRY DISCOVERY TOUR - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown - Glenorchy

Visit the heart of Middle-earth and explore one of the most geographically diverse regions of New Zealand on a small group, personal, wildlife and scenic tour. LOTR and the Hobbit movie location viewing. Small group. Toyota Landcruiser or Land Rover 4WD transport. Visit Mount Earnslaw Station, a 130-year-old working farm near Queenstown...(more)

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BACKYARD TOURS - Turangi Tongariro

Location: Ruapehu - National Park Village

Let’s go play in the snow up Mt Ruapehu Whakapapa Ski fields or go hiking to challenge yourself to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. You’re niche transport service will welcome you to the heart of the Tongariro National Park an UNESCO first dual heritage National Park in New Zealand. Experience local’s Cultural insights on journey and enjoy. Established 2012...(more)

OFF THE RAILS CYCLE TOURS - Central Otago

Location: Bannockburn

Cycle the Otago Central Rail Trail in comfort with Off The Rails. Our first-class cycle tour packages include top quality bikes, accommodation and transfers. We will show you the real character of Central Otago, in New Zealand's scenic South Island. All you need to do is turn the pedals on this fun, achievable Otago adventure for you and your family...(more)

MILLION DOLLAR CRUISE - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown

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)

WEST COAST TOURS - Greymouth

Location: West Coast - Punakaiki

Centrally located in the historic Greymouth Railway Station home of the famous Tranz Alpine Train is the Greymouth i-SITE West Coast Travel Centre. Our friendly and helpful team of travel experts are genuine 'Coasters' with local 'insider knowledge' of the stunning West Coast of New Zealand's South Island...(more)

NOMAD SAFARIS - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown - Skippers Canyon

Nomad Safaris is one of New Zealand's original Lord of The Rings tour companies with over 10 years of experience sharing our passion for Tolkien with visitors to the Queenstown region. Immerse yourself in scenery made famous by the films. This is a dream-like landscape, the embodiment of Middle-earth, woven with fascinating history and legendary stories...(more)

NAPIER PRISON - Napier, Hawkes Bay

Location: Hawkes Bay

Featuring four active escape rooms. Operated from 1862 to 1993, Napier Prison is New Zealand's oldest penal complex and the only prison with heritage status. Open daily for self-guided audio tours, guided tours, school trips. The historical site can be booked for group functions including office parties, birthdays, and off-the-wall weddings in Napier, art deco centre of New Zealand...(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)

ALPINE LUXURY TOURS - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown - Coronet Peak

We'd love to help you create an unforgettable experience while visiting Queenstown. Offering luxury tours with private guide. We offer Sightseeing Tours to explore Queenstown, Glenorchy and Arrowtown, Wine Tours in Central Otago and Day Tours to experience Milford Sound, Mt Cook or Wanaka. Our privately guided Hikes & Heli Hikes will take you to spectacular locations...(more)

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RUSSELL MINI TOURS - Bay of Islands

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

Take a step back in time and discover the first capital of NZ. Today Russell is a quaint town of arts, crafts and cafes full of history and historical sights of days gone by. There's no better way to explore this historical town than on our one-hour coach tour that visits areas which cannot be easily covered on foot...(more)

CHRISTCHURCH ATTRACTIONS - Grand Tour

Location: Christchurch Central

Welcome to the delights of our Christchurch attractions! Cruise in comfort aboard our luxury coach. Fully guided by our knowledgeable host, our Grand Tour shows off the best things to do in Christchurch in the most comfortable and convenient way. If you’re on a tight schedule, get the flavour of our city without fuss...(more)

LARNACH CASTLE - Dunedin

Location: Otago

New Zealand's only castle set on the spectacular Otago Peninsula, and a 'Must Visit'. Features magnificent architecture, superb craftsmanship, and a unique collection of NZ antiques. Learn about the tragic and scandalous story of William Larnach. Enjoy tea or lunch in the beautiful Ballroom. Explore the 'Garden of International significance', rated by NZGT. Enquire about accommodation at Larnach Lodge...(more)

CHRISTCHURCH ATTRACTIONS - Avon River Punting

Location: Christchurch

Punting on the Avon is one of the iconic tourist attractions in Christchurch. Glide along the peaceful Avon River in Christchurch, summer or winter, wrapped in luxury as a skilled boatperson propels you through a romantic wonderland. "Welcome aboard," says your punter. We supply blankets, umbrellas and even hot water bottles, so you feel snug if it gets chilly...(more)

AWESOME TOURS - Dunedin

Location: Otago

See all the awesome sights and beauty of Southern New Zealand. Showcasing Dunedin, the Heritage and Wildlife capital of NZ. You can choose between many small-group package tours, shore excursion tours, one of the daily scheduled tours, or even customise your own tour. Experienced and knowledgeable driver/guides will look after all your needs. Recipient of Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence...(more)

RICCARTON HOUSE & BUSH TOURS - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury

Our guided tours offer you a glimpse of days gone by around every corner, taking you through a world of Victorian and Edwardian splendour. Begun in 1856, this grand homestead was the home of Canterbury's pioneering Deans family for 91 years. Take a walk through the last surviving remnant of ancient kahikatea forest that once covered the Canterbury Plains...(more)

SAIL BARBARY - Lake Taupo

Location: Rotorua

Sail Barbary offers relaxation, fun and adventure. Barbary is equipped for all conditions—if the wind dies down her eco-friendly electric engine kicks in, or if you fancy a real sailing adventure, come aboard when the wind is up, and enjoy sailing Lake Taupo at its best (and quietest!). Barbary has been sailing to Taupo's iconic Maori Rock Carvings since 1983...(more)

TU TIKA TOURS - Whangarei

Location: Whangarei Airport

Experience the warmth of true Maori hospitality with a 5-hour extravaganza of Maori life and practices. Feel welcomed and at ease as part of the family and learn about New Zealand’s beautiful Maori culture directly from knowledgeable and passionate descendants of the land. This is not your normal touristy tour, very personal, very real, very unique. Unforgettable experience...(more)

RICCARTON BUSH & DEANS COTTAGE - Christchurch

Location: Riccarton

Stroll through a rare and ancient native forest in the heart of Christchurch city - Canterbury's sole remnant of kahikatea floodplain forest. The 600-year-old kahikatea trees are the latest generation of a forest that established on this site 3000 years ago. Visit Deans pioneering cottage...(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)

PURE GLENORCHY LORD OF THE RINGS SCENIC TOURS - Glenorchy

Location: Queenstown

Small personalised groups and a picnic to satisfy a Hobbit makes this trip complete. Go deep into Middle Earth, see the landscape that inspired Peter Jackson's film locations for The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit. Local Kiwi guides complement this family operated business, a truly New Zealand experience. Departs Queenstown 8:00am and 1:45pm..(more)

EVENT BUS CHARTERS & TOURS - Invercargill

Location: Southland

Hire Event Bus Charters & Tours today for your next event or road trip! We're Invercargill's newest, fun and reliable bus chartering company. Scenic Southland tours and bus charters, departing from Invercargill. Take our new breathtaking southern tour of New Zealand, 7 days, 6 nights of adventure seeing famous sites and hidden gems throughout Southland and Otago...(more)

TE PAPA - NEW ZEALAND'S NATIONAL MUSEUM - Wellington

Location: Wellington

Te Papa, New Zealand's national museum, tells the wonderful stories of our past, present and future. Over 20 galleries are home to imaginative exhibitions and interactive experiences that explore NZ's unique natural environment, dynamic art heritage, interesting history and the vitality of Maori culture. Open 365 days a year from 10am to 6pm (except Christmas Day). Free admission...(more)

MOLESWORTH TOUR COMPANY - North Canterbury

Location: Nelson

Experience the stunning landscapes of Molesworth Station, New Zealand’s largest high-country cattle station with our passionate guides who will bring the whole experience to life for you. One, or two-day tours available from Hanmer Springs on request for small groups or individuals. Larger groups can be catered for also...(more)

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STEWART ISLAND EXPERIENCE - Village and Bays Tours

Location: Southland - Stewart Island

Come on our Village and Bays Tours on Stewart Island, explore Oban and surrounding bays in our modern mini-buses. Gain an entertaining insight into the community, its history and environment. We also operate Stewart Island Ferry services, Paterson Inlet Cruises and car and mountain bike rentals..(more)

BLACK SHEEP TOURING CO. - New Zealand Wide

Location: Wellington

Black Sheep Touring Co. is one of the world's leading travel specialists in small, flexible guided tours and self-drive trips around New Zealand, from all-inclusive luxury tours to walking adventures to custom itineraries just for you. Let us immerse you in the adventure, wildlife, and culture that New Zealand has to offer, while enjoying quality lodgings and fabulous dining nightly...(more)

MITAI MAORI VILLAGE - Rotorua

Location: Bay of Plenty

A sacred place – a spiritual place. An evening at Mitai Maori Village will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture. Enjoy a traditional hangi meal. See warriors in traditional dress paddling a waka (ancient war canoe). Home of the sacred Rainbow Spring and glow worms. Five minutes from the centre of Rotorua. Nau Mai Haere Mai...(more)

IN STYLE EXECUTIVE - Wellington

Location: Wellington - Wellington City

Whether you need a driver on demand or door-to-door transfer from airport, hotel, office, conference venue or a personalised tour, we operate a service that works with your itinerary. Premiere chauffeur-driven luxury car and van transport service based in Wellington. Our team of chauffeurs have extensive experience delivering a quality driver service to business executives, corporate groups, travellers and individuals...(more)

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CITYWALKS WORLD APP - New Zealand

Location: Rotorua

Citywalks World offers affordable, self-guided walking audio tours for locations all over the globe including New Zealand. Available for download directly from the Citywalks World website, these tours give you the flexibility to begin whenever you like and take as long as you want. Listen to the fun, fact-filled and entertaining tours both online or offline. Your Tour. Your Way...(more)

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CHRISTCHURCH ATTRACTIONS - Tramway Restaurant

Location: Christchurch

Christchurch City is famous for its fabulous dining, entertainment, breath-taking scenery and cultural heritage. Combine all of the above onboard the Christchurch Tramway Restaurant where dining is not only a culinary delight but also a trip back into history. Luxury air-conditioned, colonial style, dining tram. The finest service, cuisine and beverages that New Zealand has to offer...(more)

FLY DC3 NEW ZEALAND - Auckland

Location: Auckland Airport

The elegant 30-seat DC-3 provides a nostalgic way to fly. Every Saturday and Sunday, the DC-3 is a familiar sight and sound in the skies above Auckland, operating scheduled 30-minute scenic flights from Ardmore Airfield. Both day and overnight charters are available Monday-Sunday. (Wine tours, air shows, concerts, sports and more). See our Web site for more detailed flight information...(more)

HAWKE'S BAY SCENIC TOURS - Napier

Location: Hawkes Bay - Napier

Enjoy the scenic splendor of the beautiful (Art Deco) Hawke's Bay. Our scenic sightseeing tours are the most popular options, with three options to choose from. 1: Napier Whirl Wind Tour, two hours. 2: Napier Scenic Tour, four hours. 3: Hawke's Bay Scenic Tour, eight hours. We also offer unique wine tour experiences...(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)

STONEHENGE AOTEAROA - Wairarapa

Location: Wairarapa - Carterton

Stonehenge Aotearoa was built by members of The Phoenix Astronomical Society with the support of the Royal Society of New Zealand the purpose of Stonehenge Aotearoa is to encourage people of all ages to rediscover the knowledge of their ancestors. It's a unique place of science and wonder in New Zealand & they offer a wide range of touring options...(more)

KAWAU CRUISES - Sandspit, Auckland

Location: Kawau Island

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)