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OLVESTON - Dunedin

Location: Dunedin - Dunedin City

The Olveston experience is a very personal one and few historic houses can offer such integrity through their originality. We like to involve the visitor in feeling very much a part of the experience as a guest in the family home...(more)

WEST COAST TOURS - Greymouth

Location: West Coast - Franz Josef Glacier

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)

SCENIC PACIFIC TOURS - Mt Cook, Canterbury

Location: Canterbury - Mt Cook

Comprehensive scenic tours that feature Mount Cook, Australasia's highest peak at 3,754 metres, surrounded by 200 square kilometres of alpine beauty featuring 12 glaciers. Take an overnight tour to the Mt Cook National Park. Excellent tours of Christchurch, Queenstown, Milford Sound, West Coast Glaciers, Auckland, Rotorua, Taupo, Waitomo Caves, the Bay of Islands and other locations are also available...(more)

KAWAU CRUISES - Sandspit, Auckland

Location: Auckland - Warkworth

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 - 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)

BACKYARD TOURS - Turangi Tongariro

Location: Taupo - Turangi

Tēnā Koutou Katoa, Nau mai Hāere mai. Come and experience our Backyard with all its own natural beauty including our Maori cultural acknowledgements. Make sure to bring your camera and be prepared to take lots of photos along the way. Relax and refuel your body at a café, or bring your own and have a picnic...(more)

CITYWALKS WORLD APP - New Zealand

Location: New Zealand

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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TU TIKA TOURS - Whangarei

Location: Northland

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)

HIGH COUNTRY DISCOVERY TOUR - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown

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...(more)

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PURE GLENORCHY LORD OF THE RINGS SCENIC TOURS - Glenorchy

Location: Queenstown - Glenorchy

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)

CHRISTCHURCH ATTRACTIONS - Grand Tour

Location: Christchurch

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)

RICCARTON HOUSE & BUSH TOURS - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch

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)

IN STYLE EXECUTIVE - Wellington

Location: Wairarapa

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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CHRISTCHURCH CITY TOUR BY TRAM

Location: Christchurch

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)

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)

SCENIC PACIFIC - Christchurch, Queenstown, Nationwide

Location: Canterbury

120 deluxe coach tours from two of New Zealand's top coach tour companies. Stunning tours of Auckland, Rotorua, Taupo, Waitomo Caves, the Bay of Islands, Christchurch, Queenstown, Mt Cook, Milford Sound and West Coast Glaciers. New Zealand coach tours are a truly exciting, refreshing and memorable trip of a lifetime. Over 70 years service to the NZ tourism industry...(more)

FLY DC3 NEW ZEALAND - Auckland

Location: Auckland - Hauraki Gulf

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)

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)

SCENIC PACIFIC TOURS - Milford Sound, Fiordland

Location: Fiordland - Milford Sound

Tour New Zealand's stunning Fiordland National Park and cruise Milford Sound, one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Daily tours from Christchurch and Queenstown. Our Milford Sound tours are exciting, refreshing and memorable - your trip of a lifetime. Explore the world famous Milford Sound in the Fiordland World Heritage Park and enjoy a scenic cruise of Milford Sound...(more)

ALPINE LUXURY TOURS - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown - Arthurs Point

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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STEWART ISLAND EXPERIENCE - Ulva Island Explorer

Location: Southland

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)

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)

RUSSELL MINI TOURS - Bay of Islands

Location: Northland

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)

uTours - Wellington, Kapiti Coast & Wairarapa NZ

Location: Otaki

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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PERFECT DAY CRUISES - Tutukaka

Location: Northland

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 - Featherston

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)

AWESOME TOURS - Dunedin

Location: Fiordland - Milford Sound

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)

DISCOVER NEW ZEALAND - Auckland

Location: South Island

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)

CHRISTCHURCH ATTRACTIONS - Tramway Restaurant

Location: Christchurch Central

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)

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)

SCENIC PACIFIC - Auckland

Location: Auckland

Half-day and full-day tours of the Auckland region, tour to the Maori heartland of Rotorua or visit the Bay of Islands, rich in New Zealand pioneering history. Choose between 120 deluxe coach tours from two of New Zealand's top coach tour companies. Stunning tours of Taupo, Waitomo Caves, Christchurch, Queenstown, Mt Cook, Milford Sound and West Coast Glaciers also available...(more)

RICCARTON BUSH & DEANS COTTAGE - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch West

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)

MOLESWORTH TOUR COMPANY - Marlborough

Location: Southland - Stewart Island

Experience the amazing landscapes of the Marlborough high country. Options include day tours, guided cycle tours, cruise ship shore excursions, small-group multiday heritage tours, Marlborough winery tours and self-drive 4WD tours. With 30 years' experience owners Geoff and Lee, and their local guides offer a variety of excursions that explore the beautiful Blenheim, Marlborough, Nelson, Canterbury and West Coast regions...(more)

BLACK SHEEP TOURING CO. - New Zealand Wide

Location: North Island

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)

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)

SCENIC PACIFIC TOURS - Fox and Franz Glacier, West Coast

Location: West Coast - Fox Glacier

Cross the Southern Alps through Haast Pass to the West Coast of the South Island. Our scenic tours feature the TranzAlpine Railway, West Coast Rainforest, Franz Josef Glacier, with time to walk/fly over the glacier. Optional tour of Shantytown. Also stunning tours of Queenstown, Milford Sound, Mt Cook, Auckland, Rotorua, Taupo, Waitomo Caves and the Bay of Islands available...(more)

NOMAD SAFARIS - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown - Queenstown Town

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)

YOUR LOCAL CHAUFFEUR - Blenheim

Location: Marlborough - Blenheim

Your Local Chauffeur offers full day delights of the Marlborough wine region of New Zealand. Experience sensational wines, stunning landscapes and seriously delicious gourmet cuisine and heritage and seaside options too. Custom tours are Your Local Chauffeur's speciality for small group and private tours, including onshore cruise ship tours from Picton. Chauffeur services welcome. Depart Blenheim or Picton everyday...(more)

FORGOTTEN WORLD JET WHANGANUI RIVER TOURS - Taumarunui

Location: Ruapehu - Taumarunui

See the breathtaking landscape of the upper reaches of the mighty Whanganui River on our Forgotten World Jet boat. Departing from Taumarunui, in the Ruapehu region, there are half and full-day tour options to enjoy the best of both worlds, travelling by RailCart on the Forgotten World Railway through 10 tunnels and via Jetboat along 23km of the Whanganui River...(more)

SAIL BARBARY - Lake Taupo

Location: Waikato

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)

OFF THE RAILS CYCLE TOURS - Central Otago

Location: Otago - Central Otago

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)

WAITANGI TREATY GROUNDS - Waitangi

Location: Paihia

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)

CHRISTCHURCH ATTRACTIONS - Avon River Punting

Location: Canterbury

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)

HAWKE'S BAY SCENIC TOURS - Napier

Location: Hawkes Bay

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)