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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)

WETA WORKSHOP TOURS & WETA CAVE - Wellington

Location: Wellington - Wellington City

Weta Studio Tours is your gateway to immersive filmmaking experiences in Wellington, NZ. Tours. Transfers. Tonnes of movie effects. Enter the world of Weta Workshop on a guided round trip! From The Lord of the Rings to Thunderbirds Are Go: learn about props, costumes, creatures and models created for your favourite films and TV shows...(more)

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NEW ZEALAND PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS - New Zealand

Location: Otago

From 1-day Photography Workshops to 17-day NZ Photo Tours with New Zealand's leading landscape and wildlife photographers. Join Richard Young, Rob Brown, Dave Buckton and experienced tutors to help you to get the most from your photography...(more)

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TEKAPO SPRINGS - Lake Tekapo

Location: Tekapo

Relax in our three hot pools or chill out in our cooler pools in our aqua play area. Enjoy a facial or massage at the day spa then refuel at our Altitude 720 café & bar. Try ice skating or snow tubing over winter! Experience Tekapo Springs. Just the perfect mix of relaxation and recreation in beautiful Lake Tekapo!..(more)

KEPLER MOUNTAIN VIEW ALPACA COTTAGE - Manapouri, Fiordland

Location: Fiordland

Kepler Mountain View offers self-catering accommodation in fully self-contained holiday cottages. Our Fiordland accommodation is ideally located in Manapouri, right on the doorstep of Fiordland National Park, the gateway to Doubtful Sound. Our well appointed, en suite cottages range from one-bedroom through to three bedrooms...(more)

PHOTO SAFARIS - Twizel

Location: Canterbury - Lake Tekapo

Our NZ photographic safaris are about taking your camera off automatic and taking control. Learn how to control aperture and shutter speed. Understand composition and take away skills that will help you for the rest of your photographic life. The safari is a five-hour, 4WD photographic learning experience with either legendary photographers: Mike Langford or Jackie Ranken...(more)

MERCURY BAY ART ESCAPE ART TOUR - Whitianga , Coromandel

Location: Coromandel

Explore the studios of the Mercury Bay Art Escape on the Coromandel Peninsula. Visit from Tairua to Kuaotunu during the free Open-Studio Tour on the first two weekends of March each year or by appointment. Enjoy the creative talent that includes a wide variety of media. Don’t miss the exhibition at Hot Waves Café, Hot-Water Beach during March...(more)

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TAIRAWHITI MUSEUM - Gisborne, East Coast North Island NZ

Location: Eastland - Gisborne

Taku pōhiri e rere atu rā. Nau mai e hika mā ki tēnei te paetukutuku a Te Whare Taonga o Te Tairāwhiti. Nau mai, haere mai, rā. Welcome to Tairāwhiti Museum and Art Gallery...(more)

POLYNESIAN SPA - Rotorua

Location: Bay of Plenty

Enjoy tranquil bathing and views overlooking Lake Rotorua at Polynesian Spa, New Zealand's leading international day spa. Relax in one of the 28 hot mineral pools each with different temperatures. Polynesian Spa is the perfect place to enjoy a choice of spa therapies or bathing and they provide a unique thermal spa experience on the shore of Lake Rotorua...(more)

TE PAPA - NEW ZEALAND'S NATIONAL MUSEUM - Wellington

Location: Wellington - Wellington City

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)

HOWICK HISTORICAL VILLAGE - East Auckland

Location: Auckland

Experience the tranquil and rustic surroundings of an 1850s settlement. Wander at your own pace while you explore this museum, located on a five-acre site, including 30 buildings set up to show life as it was in early Auckland. Chat to our costumed staff, and savour the home cooked food at the Homestead Cafe & souvenir shop. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am–5pm...(more)

SOLSCAPE ECO RETREAT - Raglan

Location: Waikato - Raglan

Contemporary eco baches, high in style and low in environmental impact. Experience eco living nestled amongst the native bush in our "off the grid" Tipi Retreat or stay in one of our recycled New Zealand railway carriages or self-contained cottages. Ideal for surfers, backpackers, family holidays and romantic escapes...(more)

MATHESON CAFE & REFLECTIONZ GALLERY - Lake Matheson, Fox Glacier

Location: West Coast - Fox Glacier

We have an excellent reputation for all our gourmet delights and range of menus. The award winning restaurant Matheson Cafe is on one side of the entrance, on the other side of the entrance is ReflectioNZ. A unique New Zealand themed gift shop and gallery...(more)

TE AWAHOU NIEUWE STROOM - Foxton

Location: Manawatu

Discover our Māori, Dutch and pioneering history, in beautiful experience. Explore our nation's stories in an exquisite setting. Reflect on your own heritage and your family’s roots while exploring our Museums, gallery, and exhibitions. Here, different strands of culture and language are woven together into one homely, exceptional place. Experience stories that reflect the beauty of our diverse nation...(more)

KO TANE - Maori Cultural Experience - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch

Come and discover Tane Mahuta the Maori god of the forest. Discover a people and culture who live in harmony with nature. Ko Tane is a Maori cultural experience located at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Tours include a Powhiri (traditional Maori welcome), cultural performance and entertainment, Maori village, Hangi Meal and an optional Kiwi Tour. Phone 359 6226 for availability...(more)

AUCKLAND MUSEUM - Auckland

Location: Auckland

Welcome to Auckland War Memorial Museum, where exciting stories of the Pacific and New Zealand are told within a memorial dedicated to those who have sacrificed their lives for our country. This Auckland museum also has exhibits featuring the flora, fauna and landforms of our unique islands...(more)

TUATARA LODGE BACKPACKERS AND CAFE - Invercargill, Southland

Location: Southland - Invercargill

Situated within city centre, close to all amenities. A great stepping-off point for exploring some of the South Island's wildest and most beautiful locations. Fiordland, Stewart Island and the Catlins are within easy reach. This Invercargill hostel has friendly staff and wide range of accommodation from bunks to private en-suite rooms. 15% discount in on-site Café for guests. Free Wifi...(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)

GENTLE ANNIE SEASIDE ACCOMMODATION - Mokihinui, West Coast

Location: West Coast - Karamea

Gentle Annie Seaside Accommodation is located halfway between Westport and Karamea on the West Coast of the South Island. Offering a range of accommodation from secluded houses and lodging surrounded by native bush, overlooking the ocean (set up so that it feels like you're the last on earth), to a seaside campground—experience kiwi camping as it used to be...(more)

MILFORD SOUND LODGE - Milford Sound

Location: Fiordland - Milford Sound

There has never been a better time to experience Milford Sound overnight. Luxurious chalets overlooking mountains and river; campervan sites underneath the rainforest; and our own Pio Pio restaurant, Milford Sound Lodge is an experience not to be missed. Explore the wonders of our World-Heritage-listed backyard by day and relax at the spectacular riverside lodge by night...(more)

NEW ZEALAND ENCOUNTERS CUSTOM VACATION DESIGN

Location: Christchurch

We believe it is the people of the country that make for life long memories, not just the holiday photos of beautiful landscapes. Allow us to introduce you to the people of New Zealand through specially chosen B&Bs and lodges or with our hand picked guides that will share their stories, experience and local knowledge with you...(more)

WELLINGTON MUSEUM - Wellington

Location: Wellington

Housed in the Bond Store, a 1892 heritage building designed by leading architect Frederick de Jersey Clere, is Wellington Museum. Set over four floors, the Museum shares some of the fascinating stories of the Wellington region. Come see the Von Kohorn Room, Wahine Theatre, The Attic, and much more!..(more)