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NEW ZEALAND RIVERJET - Rotorua

Location: Bay of Plenty

New Zealand Riverjet offers the ultimate jet boating experience. We don't want to take you for a quick spin, we want to show you a unique glimpse into New Zealand's history and scenery. Our packages have been specifically designed to give you the best experience for your money. An exciting thrill ride taking in magnificent scenery...(more)

KO TANE - Maori Cultural Experience - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch Airport

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)

HUKA PRAWN PARK - Taupo

Location: Taupo

On the banks of the beautiful Waikato River, just minutes from Taupo towncentre, you will find the iconic and unique family playground, of Huka Prawn Park. With acres of land dedicated to the production of New Zealand fresh water prawns, and pure family fun, Huka Prawn Park offers a day of fun and excitement for all ages...(more)

WHITE ISLAND TOURS - Whakatane

Location: Bay of Plenty - Whakaari White Island

The sense of awe you get by stepping onto a live volcano make this the highlight of a holiday in New Zealand. White Island Tours invite you to cruise across the Bay of Plenty and explore the inner crater of New Zealand's most active volcano. Described as a once in a lifetime trip, this is not to be missed!..(more)

OHIWA BEACH HOLIDAY PARK - Ohiwa Beach (Whakatane - Opotiki)

Location: Bay of Plenty

Full range of accommodation uniquely located on the beach and the shores of Ohiwa Harbour. Experience a true Kiwi holiday, while enjoying unobstructed views of White Island and the Pacific Ocean. Bush walks, glow worms, kayaking and fishing are all on our doorstep. Gateway to the East Cape - the scenic coastal route to Gisborne...(more)

FUN FARM STAY - Drury, South Auckland

Location: Auckland - Karaka

Located 25 minutes south of Auckland CBD and Airport, near the beautiful Hunua Ranges. Stunning bush walks, hiking, horse-riding, mountain biking and much more. This modern, spacious home features an outdoor swimming pool, BBQ area, and warm, comfortable guestrooms suitable for single, double and small group accommodation. Home cooking is a speciality and we provide FREE transfers to/from Auckland...(more)

ABEL TASMAN SAILING ADVENTURES - Nelson

Location: Marahau Beach

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)

WHARARIKI BEACH HOLIDAY PARK - Golden Bay

Location: Nelson - Kahurangi National Park

Welcome to Wharariki Beach Holiday Park, the closest Holiday Park to Wharariki Beach. A 20-minute walk takes you past seals playing in the stream to one of the most spectacular West Coast beaches with undisturbed wildlife, caves and rock pools. We have tent sites, powered sites, backpacker accommodation, cabins and we provide Farewell Spit eco-tour bookings...(more)

ROUTEBURN VALLEY WALK - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown - Queenstown Town

Discover the Routeburn Track, Nature Walks, Lord of the Rings movie location sights in Middle Earth, and the Paradise Valley Glenorchy near Queenstown. Luxury 4WD vehicles make remote country easily and comfortably accessible. Small group size of 4 people ensures your personal attention and service..(more)

ABELTASMAN.COM - Nelson

Location: Nelson - Abel Tasman National Park

A collaboration of locally owned and operated activity businesses based in Marahau, AbelTasman.com is right on the doorstep of the Abel Tasman National Park. We offer Abel Tasman kayaking trips, water taxis and packages such as skydiving and scenic flights over the Abel Tasman. We've developed the local's guide to the Abel Tasman with information and bookings available via AbelTasman.com...(more)

XPLOR TOURS - Wellington

Location: Wellington - Kapiti Coast

Xplor Tours invite to to explore Wellington, Wairarapa or Kapiti Coast enjoying all the beauty and places of interest. Owner/guide Richard has lived in Wellington all his life, and enjoys nothing more than meeting and interacting with new people while sharing all the history and background for what you will be seeing on the day...(more)

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COAST TO COAST TOURS - Auckland

Location: Auckland - North Shore

Tripadvisor's 2011 Certificate of Excellence Award winners. An 'all-inclusive' tour exploring west Auckland’s coast and countryside where our family has lived since 1922. Tour includes a visit to our own historic sheep farm & Homestead. With rainforest, craft-market, wine-tasting at an award-winning winery, honey-tasting at BeesOnline Honey Centre, world famous gannet colony, Muriwai's black sand beach...(more)

BAY HELIWORK - Hastings

Location: Hawkes Bay - Mahia Peninsula

Bay Heliwork provide helicopter flights in the Hawke's Bay region. With us, you can enjoy the picturesque Hawke's Bay coastline or a helicopter ride over the stunning Kaweka and Kaimanawa Ranges, around Mt Ruapehu and Tongariro National Park. Pick ups available from Napier Airport, our base in Hastings, or a heli-friendly location that suits your needs. Heli Fishing...(more)

ABEL TASMAN ECO TOURS - Motueka

Location: Marahau Beach

Personalized boat tours and guided walks. Golden Future boat tour explores the Abel Tasman Coastline. Promised Land walking tour takes you to remote inland parts of the track. Local van tours explore the treasures of the Abel Tasman, its ecology and history, with a relaxed atmosphere and expert guides. Treasures van tour combines short walks, rivers, beaches, and a cave...(more)

FIORDLAND JET - Te Anau

Location: Fiordland

Operating on Lake Te Anau and the Waiau river for 15 years, Fiordland Jet offer Tours can take you along the Waiau River, where the water is so clear you can easily see glistening fish, to Lake Manapouri, with its surrounding mountains. Tours can include native bush walks, wildlife spotting, Lord of the Rings locations, mountain peaks and heli-flights...(more)

FIORDLAND HORSE TREKS & QUAD BIKING - Te Anau

Location: Fiordland - Te Anau

Ride over our farmland on horse trekking rides on the trails of Te Anau, New Zealand. Only five kilometres from Te Anau. Be greeted by our other friendly horses and foals roaming free and enjoy 360 degrees of panoramic mountain views of Lake Te Anau and surrounding mountain ranges, wildlife reserve and farm land. Our rides are approximately 2-3 hours...(more)

BAY EXPLORER ISLAND & WILDLIFE CRUISE - Tauranga

Location: Bay of Plenty - Tauranga

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)

PARAMATA LODGE - West Coast, South Island

Location: West Coast

Paramata Lodge is set in a spectacular landscape of indigenous forest stretching from the Southern Alps to the Tasman Sea. The spacious guest suites and stylish shared lounges look out to sea; luxurious appointments include fine linens and deep baths designed for stargazing. Delicious continental and cooked breakfasts are included and dinners on request. Guided wilderness tours and activities available...(more)

POLYNESIAN SPA - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua - Rotorua City

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)

DRIVING CREEK RAILWAYS & POTTERIES - Coromandel

Location: Coromandel

Enjoy our train ride on a narrow-gauge railway with spirals, reversing points, short tunnels and viaducts, and the unique double-decked viaduct. Bring a camera for the stunning views. Our bookshop has information on local history and ecology. Ceramic art works widely displayed. The innovatively designed trains pass through replanted native Kauri forest. Also, come visit our native wildlife sanctuary...(more)

THE FARM TOUR - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua

Rotorua Heritage Farm offers visitors a traditional farm animal experience. Visitors have the ability to join in on the action, herding and mustering the sheep by the sheep dogs in the same way the early settlers in New Zealand had done...(more)

PIWAKAWAKA TOURS - Whangarei

Location: Northland - Far North

Pīwakawaka Tours provides day-trips showcasing the spectacular Whangarei area, gateway to the north of New Zealand. Ensuring that the entire Piwakawaka experience, from booking through to the tour, is convenient and hassle-free. Annemieke and her knowledgeable tour guides will take visitors to local scenic spots, offering a hot BBQ lunch and other activities for their entertainment...(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)

HAHEI EXPLORER CATHEDRAL COVE BOAT TOUR - Coromandel Peninsula

Location: Coromandel - Hahei

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)

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)

WAIRATA STATION - Waioeka Gorge, Opotiki/Gisborne

Location: Eastland - Gisborne

Within easy reach of Rotorua, Wairata is a vast remote mountainous wilderness. Very few places can match the unique natural setting. The 5,000-acre farm is adjacent to the Urewera National Park, one of the largest untouched stretches of native forest left in the North Island of our beautiful country New Zealand...(more)

THE PACA SHACK - Fairlie, South Canterbury

Location: Tekapo

The Paca Shack is owned and operated by Trevor and Jill Allan the breeders of Gem Alpaca Stud here in Fairlie. We sell the many products produced from the alpacas (Yáng tuó) at Gem Alpaca Stud along with some imported products and NZ made from around the Canterbury region. Visit our online shop www.pacashack.co.nz or call in to our shop...(more)

NEW ZEALAND PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS - New Zealand

Location: Ruapehu - Tongariro National Park

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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GLACIER COUNTRY LAKE TOURS - Franz Josef, West Coast

Location: West Coast

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)

CORNERSTONE ALPACA STUD - Gordonton

Location: Waikato

Conveniently situated in Gordonton Village, Cornerstone Alpacas is just an hour from Auckland and 8 minutes to the north of Hamilton. Book a farm visit and meet and feed our friendly alpacas. Combine with a day trip to enjoy our local Gordonton Village. Visit Woodlands Historic Homestead & Gardens, Zealong Tea Estate (just 5 mins from our farm) and Hobbiton...(more)

FIRST LIGHT TRAVEL - New Zealand Wide

Location: South Island

We offer an extraordinary selection of unique small group tours, using the most qualified people, personalities, locations and knowledge. Trips range from guided adventure and dive tours through to educational tours with marine mammals. We are constantly striving to build greater ecological awareness of the highly sensitive and vulnerable nature of the environment...(more)

NORTHLAND DIVE - Whangaruru

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

Northland Dive offers world-class diving for tec to open water divers, dive courses, gear hire, air fills, accommodation and meals, plus a fun, social and relaxed atmosphere. Northland Dive Lodge is geared to accommodate independent divers and large dive groups. Variety of après-dive entertainment such as pool, darts, tv/dvd, reading material, cards and board games...(more)

HORIZON TOURS - Dunedin

Location: Dunedin

Experience Dunedin's wildlife and natural heritage with the team at Horizon Tours. Join our expert guides, Lyndon Perriman who has 30 years conservation experience working with albatross, penguins, cormorants, seals and sea lions, and James Karawana, of Te Arawa and Ngāti Porou descent, who will provide a wealth of Māori cultural insight...(more)

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WILLOWBANK WILDLIFE RESERVE - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch North

Meet Kiwi, cheeky Kea, ancient Tuatara, our bush parrot the Kaka and the rare Takahe - New Zealand's Big 5. Close encounters of the 'wildlife kind' are a trademark. Feed wild eels and make friends with the livestock breeds unique to New Zealand. Hear the kiwi as they forage by your feet. Open from 9:30 am till dusk daily...(more)

LOVAT DOWNS COUNTRY LODGE - North Canterbury

Location: Canterbury - Waipara Valley

Lovat Downs is the perfect country getaway. Located in the heart of North Canterbury’s Greta Valley and surrounded by a wide range of activities. The perfect base from which to explore North Canterbury, including the hot pools at Hanmer Springs, wine trails, railways and crayfishing at Motonau Beach...(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)

HASSLE-FREE LORD OF THE RINGS EDORAS TOUR - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch

Join us on a journey in the breathtaking Southern Alps of New Zealand to the remote and beautiful Mt Potts High Country Station. Visit the most stunning and recognisable LOTR locations on this exciting day—Edoras! Tour includes a champagne picnic lunch and entertaining commentary from local kiwi guides. You don't have to be LOTR fan to enjoy this amazing day...(more)

CLARKS COACHLINES - New Zealand

Location: New Zealand

One of New Zealand's premier touring coach and charter bus operators. With over 40 years experience, Clarks Coachlines have what it takes to satisfy. Our luxury tour coaches and charter buses provide air-conditioned comfort. Multi-day bus tour or coach charter. We can assist to ensure you see the very best of what New Zealand has to offer. Ideal group transport...(more)

PATONS ROCK BEACH VILLAS - Golden Bay

Location: Nelson - Golden Bay

Patons Rock Beach Villas is located 10 minutes from Takaka and a 5 minute walk to Patons Rock Beach. We are the ideal choice for the discerning holidaymaker. With 4 spacious 2-bedroom villas, surrounded in gardens and located well off the road, you will feel like you have the whole place to yourself...(more)

GREAT ESCAPE YACHT CHARTERS & SAILING SCHOOL - Bay of Islands

Location: Paihia

For experienced sailors, we have a fleet of well-maintained yachts, trailer-boats and power-boats you can hire for Sail yourself sailing holidays. For less experienced sailors we can teach you to sail and handle the boats. Our most popular course is the six-day liveaboard adventure; three days with an instructor then three days cruising by yourselves in our beautiful Bay-of-Islands...(more)

REAL JOURNEYS - Fiordland, Queenstown and Te Anau

Location: Queenstown - Queenstown Town

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)

NGAHERE HOU - NEW FOREST - Marlborough Sounds

Location: Kenepuru Sound

At the midway point of the Queen Charlotte Track, Ngahere Hou is a peaceful forest retreat, remote with a touch of the wild. Wekas at your feet and bellbirds all around this unique off-the-grid experience will definitely recharge your batteries. Relax in comfort in a Yurt or Summerhouse. Self contained and self catering with hot tub...(more)

TEKAPO STAR GAZING - Tekapo

Location: Canterbury - Lake Tekapo

Combine Tekapo’s top two attractions, the largest international dark sky reserve and the relaxing hot pools with Tekapo Star Gazing. Join us for an exciting tour as you marvel at stars and planets using our large powerful telescopes. Join your star guide and a relaxed group of 30 or less as we play tranquil music and soak under the stars...(more)

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ECO WANAKA ADVENTURES - Wanaka

Location: Wanaka

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)

KAIKOURA LLAMA TREKKING - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury - Kaikoura

Kaikoura Llama Trekking includes spectacular views of the Kaikoura mountain ranges, North Island, and Kaikoura peninsular. The full-day trek is a high country trek on private land, and the half-day trek includes a coastal trek along the Kaikoura Bay, a visit to Fyffe House, peninsular seal colony and a free picnic with hot/cold drinks and homemade cake!..(more)

FORGOTTEN WORLD ADVENTURES - Taumarunui

Location: Taranaki - Stratford

Departing from Taumarunui, Whangamomona or Stratford, New Zealand rail tours with a difference - the ultimate way to explore rural New Zealand, along decommissioned railway lines, through tunnels, over bridges and rivers and through townships that time forgot. A guided tour, drive you own RailCart, cleverly adapted to ride along the tracks of the 140 km Forgotten World Highway railway...(more)

ABEL TASMAN CHARTERS - Abel Tasman National Park

Location: Marahau Beach

Join our small group cruise exploring the Abel Tasman National Park's coastline (maximum 11 passengers). The best Abel Tasman Day Trip. A one day scenic-cruise, kayaking, swimming and bush-walk adventure including a visit to the Tonga Marine Reserve. Our comfortable charter boats and friendly, knowledgeable skippers ensure a relaxed and unhurried day. Delicious platter-style lunch, snacks and refreshments all included...(more)

GULF ECO ADVENTURES - Sandspit, Auckland

Location: Auckland - Matakana Coast

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)

E-KO TOURS - Picton and the Marlborough Sounds

Location: Queen Charlotte Sound

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)

REAL ROTORUA - Rotorua

Location: Waimangu, Waiotapu, Waikite

Real Rotorua provides guided sight-seeing tours of the Rotorua area. With our small group sizes and relaxed atmosphere we are able to tailor our tours to suit the needs of the group. Our friendly and informative driver-guides deliver a genuine Kiwi travel experience that will stay in your memory for years to come...(more)

BLACK CAT CRUISES - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch

Black Cat Cruises in Lyttelton Harbour provide ferry services to Quail Island and Diamond Harbour. Private charters also available. Discover and learn about the history of Quail Island, or pack a picnic and visit Diamond Harbour - great for swimming. Winner of the Supreme Tourism Award 2003/4...(more)

GRAND CRU FISHING CHARTERS - Opua

Location: Northland

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)

GO ORANGE CRUISE - Milford & Doubtful Sounds

Location: Fiordland - Milford Sound

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)

SOUTHERN WILDERNESS - Nelson

Location: Marahau Beach

We specialise in innovative day and multi-day Gourmet Guided Walks through the three National Parks of the Nelson Tasman region. Experience amazing tracks without the heavy burden of carrying your own food and equipment or the time consuming task of organising all the logistics of your trip. Custom package options also available...(more)

FERN RIDGE HIDEAWAY - Kaitaia

Location: Northland - Far North

Located in the Maungataniwha Ranges near Kaitaia, is the luxurious holiday home & retreat, Fern Ridge Hideaway. It's a brand-new, two-bedroom holiday home that can cater for between 2 and 4 guests at any one time. Fully self-sufficient, Fern Ridge Hideaway is environmentally friendly and an intimate location for a special romantic getaway, or an outdoor adventure with friends...(more)

ESTABLO ALPACAS FARMSTAY - Dunedin

Location: Otago

Excellent family farmstay accommodation located on the hills overlooking Dunedin City, just six kilometres from The Octagon. This well-appointed, fully self-contained Dunedin holiday home offers unique accommodation by virtue of its rural surroundings, ocean views and location. Experience farm activities and enjoy your stay at our spacious home just minutes from Dunedin's town centre...(more)

BUSH & BEACH - Waitakere, Auckland

Location: Auckland

Auckland's best day tours take you from the bustle of the city straight out into the real New Zealand. Daily guided tours to the lush rainforest and black sand beaches of the rugged west coast, Coromandel Peninsula and untamed Great Barrier Island give you the trip of a lifetime and create unforgettable memories of unique, wild, untamed New Zealand...(more)

WAIKITE VALLEY THERMAL POOLS - Waikite Valley, Rotorua - Taupo

Location: Waimangu, Waiotapu, Waikite

Waikite Valley Thermal Pools is a unique place to come and experience the 'Living Waters' of the Te Manaroa Spring - the largest single source of 100% pure boiling water in New Zealand. Adjoining the pool complex is a 20-site campground with shower, laundry and kitchen facilities. Pools to enjoy include the Settlers Pool and luxurious tranquil garden pool...(more)

CRIFFEL STATION FARM TOURS - Wanaka

Location: Otago - Central Otago

Situated on 2,000 hectares of private land, but located only 7km from central Wanaka, Criffel Station Woolshed offers a stunning backdrop for open air conferences and meetings, incentive groups, corporate events, staff retreats, and team building. Farm tours: Enjoy an informative and hands-on introduction to deer farming, beekeeping and authentic Kiwi farm life...(more)

KAKA POINT CAMPING GROUND - Catlins Coast

Location: Dunedin

Kaka Point Camp Ground is surrounded by a remnant of beautiful coastal bush, home to a number of native animals and birds. Range of accommodation including cabins and sheltered tent/power sites are available. There are many different activities to do around the area and it's only a 10-minute drive from Roaring Bay - home of the yellow eyed penguins...(more)

NATURE & NOSH HIKING TOURS - Waikato & Coromandel, NZ's North Island

Location: Bay of Plenty

Inclusive guided hiking experiences and tours paired with local artisan food and wine tasting. With its white sand beaches, turquoise water, lush valleys and charisma, the Coromandel might just steal your heart away! Come and explore with us.....(more)

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MILFORD SOUND DISCOVERY TOUR - Queenstown

Location: Fiordland - Te Anau

Enjoy a personalised small group tour on a Private Discovery Tour. Explore Fiordland, see glaciers, rainforests, waterfalls and more. Highlights and stops include the Mirror Lakes boardwalk, Knobs Flat, The Divide, Hollyford Valley lookout, The Chasm & the Homer Tunnel. At Milford Sound we take a 1.45 hour Scenic Cruise on the fiord with a less crowded small boat tour...(more)

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DARRYL'S DINNER CRUISE - Bay of Islands

Location: Paihia

Relax and enjoy a 2 1/2 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)

ABBEY BARN B&B - Whangarei

Location: Northland

Abbey Barn B&B is located in the quiet countryside just a few-minutes drive from picturesque Whangarei city and marina. Walking-distance to the Abbey Caves glow-worm caves. We can cater for up to 6 guests. If you are travelling with family and in need of place to be altogether, where you can relax and enjoy your holiday, this is your place...(more)

STEWART ISLAND FLIGHTS - Invercargill

Location: Southland - Invercargill

We offer daily regular scheduled flights from Invercargill to Stewart Island and are also available for private charters. We provide a minimum of three scheduled flights per day, however, the number of flights increases on demand. We offer a real depth of experience...(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)

GLOWING ADVENTURES - Waitomo

Location: Waikato

Running personalised and unhurried walking cave eco-tours for small groups of 2-8 people, through beautiful and untouched native New Zealand forest and a large and impressive limestone cave system, are the team at Glowing Adventures. The cave tour includes three impressive glowworm displays. Allow 3 hours for the tour, of which approximately 2 hours is spent in the cave system...(more)

ALPINE RECREATION TEKAPO TREK - Lake Tekapo

Location: Canterbury - Mt Cook

Alpine Recreation invite you to hike above the foothills of the Southern Alps. You'll be inspired by the magic light of the Mackenzie Country across golden tussock, snow-capped peaks and turquoise of Lake Tekapo. Climb a 2070m peak, returning to a cosy mountain hut. Enjoy a star-studded evening sky. Ideal introduction to hiking especially for familiy groups...(more)

HIGH COUNTRY DISCOVERY TOUR - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown - Queenstown Town

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)

MOHAKA RAFTING - Te Pohue, Hawke's Bay

Location: Hawkes Bay

Mohaka Rafting provides exciting day and multi-day trips on grade II, III and V water. Our full-day grade III is our most popular trip and includes cliff jumps, gorges and canyons, visiting a gold mine and swimming rapids. We also offer Heli-raft expeditions through the Kaweka Forest Park while camping at hot springs, fishing and relaxing...(more)

LEAFY HOLLOW LAVENDER GARDEN - Waiuku

Location: Auckland

Leafy Hollow is open Friday, Saturday & Sunday from last week in September until the end of March for lavender garden visits. Situated on three-acres of established gardens with meandering pathways leading through aromatic herbs, fragrant lavender and rosemary beds. Numerous water features. Linger for a while beneath a wisteria-clad pergola. Absorb the scents and sights of a bygone era...(more)

SOUTH PACIFIC HELICOPTERS - Whale Watching and Scenic Flights - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury

South Pacific Helicopters offer a whale watching experience like no other in Kaikoura, New Zealand. This is an unparalleled whale watching experiences with New Zealand's only operator fully permitted by Department of Conservation offering whale watching experiences by helicopter, with exclusive landing sites only available to South Pacific Helicopters!..(more)

WELLINGTON NATURE TOURS

Location: Wellington - Wellington City

Wellington Nature Tours offer a range of tours that covers both the flora and fauna of the area; some of which found nowhere else in New Zealand or the world. We will transport you out into the wild and the magic of nature, all the while keeping you safe & comfortable. Be captivated by New Zealand's stunning natural beauty...(more)

BACK COUNTRY SADDLE EXPEDITIONS - Wanaka

Location: Wanaka - Cardrona

Come trek for a couple of hours with our highly experienced staff. We have been in the business of back-country trekking for over 25 years yet we still enthuse in the stunning scenery in which we are privileged to live. Come enjoy a fantastic experience...(more)

WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES - Waikato

Location: Waikato - Waitomo

Explore a labyrinth of limestone caverns and marvel at a galaxy of glowworms when you visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Experienced, friendly guides talk about the formations and history of the area. Highlights include the Cathedral, a huge cavern with fantastic natural acoustics. Your tour concludes with a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto, featuring thousands of twinkling luminescent lights...(more)

WARWICKZ FARM - Dunsandel, Canterbury

Location: Canterbury - Dunsandel

With stunning views of the Southern Alps, only 40 minutes away from Christchurch. Enjoy friendly Kiwi hospitality at our popular bed and breakfast. Our comfortable rustic barn is designed to enhance your stay with all the conveniences of home, blended with the flavour of the country. Perfect stopover on your way South to Lake Tekapo, Dunedin, Queenstown and Wanaka...(more)

SPELLBOUND GLOWWORM AND CAVE TOURS - Waitomo

Location: Waikato - Waitomo

Enjoy the best glowworm experience in Waitomo at the Spellbound Glowworm Cave. See glowworms close up, ask questions, then take a gentle 30-minute raft ride beneath galaxies of lights will leave you totally amazed. A scenic gorge walk to The Cave of the Spirit follows, where soft lighting and sweeping pathways lead to discoveries of this cave's ancient past...(more)

ST ARNAUD HOUSE - Nelson Lakes

Location: Marlborough

St Arnaud House is a boutique, secluded sub-alpine bed and breakfast in the Nelson Lakes area, nestled amongst native beech forest, alive with the bird songs of Tui, Bellbirds and Robins. This bed and breakfast is the ideal base to explore the beautiful scenery and wilderness of the Nelson Lakes National Park. Also within easy strolling distance to Lake Rotoiti...(more)

WATERFALL MOUNTAIN GLAMPING - Opotiki

Location: Bay of Plenty

Nestled in Opotiki's Pakihi Valley next to a natural stream with a neighbouring waterfall, a fresh water swimming hole and only 15 minutes from the beach, Waterfall Mountain Glamping have accommodation with a difference set up and waiting for you...(more)

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TERRACE EDGE VINEYARD AND OLIVE GROVE - Waipara Valley

Location: Canterbury - Waipara Valley

Terrace Edge is located in the Waipara Valley, North Canterbury, and are committed to producing hand-crafted wine from organically grown grapes, table olives & extra virgin olive oil of premium quality. Visit the cellar-door for tastings while experiencing expansive views across the Waipara River. Take a short stroll to the spectacular Syrah block on "the edge"...(more)

SCENIC PACIFIC - Christchurch, Queenstown, Nationwide

Location: South Island

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)

AOTEA LODGE - Great Barrier Island, Auckland

Location: Auckland - Great Barrier Island

30 minutes flying time from Auckland City or 4 - 5 hours on the car ferry, escape to a magic holiday on Great Barrier Island, New Zealand. All units self contained within easy walking distance to beaches, shops, restaurants, cafes the other amenities. Our accommodation units are set in park like grounds, in quiet surroundings frequented by bird life...(more)

ABEL TASMAN HORSE TREKKING - Marahau Beach

Location: Nelson

Abel Tasman Horse Trekking provide quality trekking experiences on the doorstep of the famous Abel Tasman National Park. Quality gear, experienced, first-aid trained guides and friendly horses. For ages 12 and over we offer two-hour guided rides on Marahau Beach, including a lesson in our sandy arena. For younger children we offer half-hour paddock rides. 85kg rider weight-limit...(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)

CATHEDRAL COVE DIVE - Hahei, Coromandel

Location: Coromandel

Located at the base of Cathedral Cove, Hahei offers excellent diving and snorkelling, both within the stunning Marine Reserve and outer-islands. Trips 9:30am and 1:30pm daily. Hahei is the ideal spot for the DISCOVER SCUBA DIVE - no previous experience necessary, allow three hours. Quality PADI training, hire SCUBA and snorkel-gear, sales and air fills available...(more)

WANAKA BIKE GUIDES - Wanaka and Central Otago

Location: Wanaka - Lake Hawea

Wanaka Bike Guides are a team of professional, friendly, local biking enthusiasts who love showing our guests the best bike rides in New Zealand. All are bike tours offer stunning lake & mountain scenery with lots of photo opportunities. Bike tours ranging from just a couple of hours to a full day and even an overnight biking adventure...(more)

HIHI OLIVE ESTATE - Mangonui

Location: Northland

Situated in its own garden with large fish pond within Hihi Olive Estate, Olive Cottage is surrounded by acres of olive grove and a working farm. Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil is cold-pressed in our own boutique olive press, filtered and bottled on our estate. Tours of our olive grove and pressing room are available by appointment...(more)

DE PREAUX LODGE - Matamata

Location: Waikato - Matamata

De Preaux Lodge is a luxurious accommodation option that provides more than just excellent service - it's also a top-quality farm stay. This tranquil haven set against a backdrop of stunning rural scenery and is conveniently located only 5km from the town of Matamata. Options include catering for single, couples or large bookings. Wedding and bridal accommodation is a speciality...(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)

KAWAU CRUISES - Sandspit, Auckland

Location: Auckland - Hauraki Gulf

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)

TONGARIRO GUIDED WALKS - Central North Island

Location: Ruapehu - Tongariro National Park

Join the team from Tongariro Guided Walks as they guide you on hiking tours in the Central North Island. Find out why the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is often referred to as the best one day walk in New Zealand. Experience the reality of walking safely on an active volcano - there are some exciting new features to show you!..(more)

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HORIZON TOURS Southern Skies Stargazing - Dunedin

Location: Dunedin - Dunedin City

Journey to the Otago peninsula with Horizon Tours, which provides a clear and breath-taking view of the night sky. We also share stories and waiata (songs) about how Māori viewed the night sky. Our Southern Skies Stargazing tour takes you on a journey of discovery to learn about the unique celestial features of the Southern sky...(more)

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WAITOMO ADVENTURES - Waitomo

Location: Waikato

Glowworms, blackwaterrafting,climbing, caving, abseiling. Awesome options include Lost World(100 metres abseil and caving); Haggas Honking Holes(ultra action); TumuTumu TOObing(blackwater rafting); St Benedicts Caverns(NZ's prettiest cave). Best safety record. Winner NZ Tourism Awards. Early Bird Booking Deal if booked in advance. Lonely Planet:"One of the Most Amazing things you can do in this country". If you want the best this is it...(more)

AUCKLAND & BEYOND TOURS - Auckland

Location: Bay of Plenty

Explore New Zealand and discover it's hidden secrets with the team at Auckland & Beyond Tours. Join their budget and affordable tours that depart every day from Auckland to reveal the hidden beauty of New Zealand. Their comfortable & luxurious vehicles to transport you to any magical place you choose...(more)

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KIWI DAY TRIPS - Auckland

Location: Taranaki - New Plymouth

Kiwi Day Trips offer amazing day trips to some of New Zealand's most beautiful and unique locations. Our tours focus on really experiencing all NZ has to offer, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. Wander the sulphury paths of Rotorua, or swim in the crystal clear waters of the Coromandel. Bring your swimsuit and your walking shoes...(more)

KIWI NORTH - Whangarei

Location: Northland - Whangarei

Welcome to Kiwi North, a site that features a museum, a nocturnal kiwi house, gift store, and unique Victorian heritage buildings. We're set on 25 hectares of rolling, volcanic farmland, forest and bush, with views that overlook the city of Whangarei and the Whangarei Heads. Our specialty is with Family-friendly Event Days...(more)

PELORUS MAIL BOAT - Havelock

Location: Marlborough

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)

WEST COAST TREETOP WALKWAY & CAFE - Hokitika

Location: West Coast

Experience life with the birds high in the ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopy, an exhilarating treetop adventure. The steel platform is 20 metres high and 400 metres long, and has easy access for all to enjoy. Take in the stunning vista of the Tasman Sea and snow-capped Southern Alps from the top of the 40-metre high Hokitika Tower...(more)

STEWART ISLAND EXPERIENCE - Stewart Island

Location: Southland

Discover Stewart Island, a natural world of lush bush and stunning coastline, renowned for its abundant birdlife, crystal clear waters and rich marine life. We operate Stewart Island Ferry service, daytime and multi-day cruises, tours and car, scooter and mountain bike rentals...(more)

EASTWOODHILL ARBORETUM - Gisborne

Location: Eastland - Gisborne

Eastwoodhill Arboretum, NZ's National Arboretum, features 131 hectares of exotic and native trees, shrubs and climber plantings. Visitor facilities include a new natural adventure playground, walking trails for all levels of fitness, the nationally significant Homestead Garden, accommodation, guided tours, function venue and catering services. Eastwoodhill Arboretum is a top visitor attraction in Gisborne and attracts over 8,000 visitors annually...(more)

UNIQUE WHANGANUI RIVER EXPERIENCE - Whanganui River

Location: Ruapehu

Experience canoeing down the Whanganui River. Spend five days on a unique Whanganui River Experience and find out what makes the Whanganui River such an amazing place. Beautiful scenery, gourmet food, leisurely pace – what more could you want? Personally guided by owner/operator Hayden Potaka, with many years experience paddling the Whanganui River...(more)

WAIKAREMOANA HOLIDAY PARK - Hawkes Bay

Location: Hawkes Bay - Wairoa

We can boast an ideal location where natural beauty abounds. Excellent and affordable facilities in a superb environment. Friendly hosts and a relaxed atmosphere make this the perfect place to unwind and relax. Leave your stress right here...(more)

AKAROA GUIDED KAYAK SAFARIS - Akaroa

Location: Canterbury

Based in the stunning French seaside town of Akaroa, one of the best locations to sea kayak in NZ, Akaroa Guided Kayak Safaris sea kayaking tours are in an untouched marine reserve. We provide guided 5-star kayaking tours that are Serene, Special, Spectacular and Safe! Our local, knowledgeable guides are the best in the business...(more)

ROTORUA CANOPY TOURS - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua - Rotorua City

An award-winning zipline adventure - Soar through the trees and experience New Zealand’s ancient forest like never before. Journey with authentic Kiwi guides through this beautiful land the way it once was, come face to face with New Zealand native birds, and find out how we can make our forest great again...(more)

BACKYARD TOURS - Turangi Tongariro

Location: Ruapehu

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)

ULTIMATE HIKES - New Zealand

Location: Otago

Book now to experience one of the finest walks in the world. Operators of multi-day guided walks on the famous Milford & Routeburn Tracks, two of New Zealand's most iconic Great Walks. Walks include transport, food, accommodation in purpose-built lodges, hot showers and drying rooms. 50 years’ experience hiking in these majestic landscapes. Safety and comfort are our priority...(more)

DOLPHIN ENCOUNTER - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury - Kaikoura

Go dolphin watching and swimming in Kaikoura. Get wonderful views of the spectacular and acrobatic dusky dolphins from one of our boats. See the dolphins in their natural environment with the option to swim amongst these friendly, playful creatures. Swimming with the dolphins is an experience of a lifetime...(more)

BUSH & BEACH COROMANDEL DAY TOUR - Auckland

Location: Auckland - Auckland City

This Coromandel tour from Auckland includes the famous Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove and showcases amazing landscapes consisting of a mountainous, forest-covered backbone, with the Pacific Ocean on the east, and the sheltered bays of the Hauraki Gulf on the west. Experience the Coromandel Peninsula, a favourite holiday destination for many New Zealanders...(more)

WINE TOURS BY BIKE - Marlborough

Location: Marlborough

Wine Tours By Bike are Marlborough's premier self-guided vineyard bike-hire company in the heart of Renwick’s wineries. Huge range of cruiser bikes – tandems, trikes, singles, roadsters, kids. Eco-friendly, heaps of fun, with freedom to choose which of the 17+ cellar doors you want to visit and at your own pace. Package includes free shuttle-bus, full back-up service...(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)

WEST COAST SURF - Cape Foulwind, West Coast South Island

Location: Cape Foulwind

West Coast Surf invite you to come and experience surfing at a stunning location on the West Coast of the South Island - Tauranga Bay! This beach provides both first timers with a safe and invigorating environment to learn in as well as providing some world class waves for the more experienced surfers...(more)

WANAKA OFF ROAD ADVENTURES - Wanaka

Location: Cromwell

Wanaka off Road Adventures are the team to choose iff you want to spend a day taking photos in hard to get to places. Try paragliding, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, hunting or fishing. Spend a night on a remote high-country station. We'll build a trip to suit your needs and arrange all the bits in-between. Specialising for small-groups and families...(more)

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EARTH AND SKY OBSERVATORY - Lake Tekapo

Location: Canterbury

Mt JOHN OBSERVATORY TWILIGHT or NIGHT TOUR: Home to the world's biggest dark sky reserve. Experienced Astronomy Guides using lasers will navigate you across the Southern Sky, while powerful telescopes unlock familiar planets and rich star clusters. OBSERVATORY DAY TOURS: See amazing scenery from the summit of Mt John. Enjoy viewing day-time stars, before visiting New Zealand's largest telescope!..(more)

PARADISE DAY WALKS - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown - Glenorchy

Paradise Day Walks invite you to discover remote alpine highcountry and Queenstown's scenic highlights. Our Paradise Walks let you explore two walks in different unique environments. Lakeshore microclimate of forest & birdlife. Routeburn Valley higher altitude forest trail. Small groups max' 6 people, lunch included...(more)

HABITAT SPORTS - Westport

Location: West Coast - Seddonville

Hire your bikes from Habitat Sports. Hard tail or full suspension, from the people who service and ride bikes. There is a good number of rides in and around Westport. Ride Charming creek, The Denniston Plateau or more adventurous tackle full/multi-day rides including The Old Ghost Road and The Heaphy Track. We offer shuttle service-track & airport drop off/pick up...(more)

NATURE QUEST NEW ZEALAND - Dunedin

Location: South Island

New Zealand's natural history and birding experts. Premier nature, botanical and birding tour operator in Australasia. Specialists in customized natural history and birding tours based on a deep understanding of New Zealand and passion for exploring and sharing NZ's wild places. Designing tailor-made travel so no two departures are the same...(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)

GLASS BOTTOM BOAT - Whitianga, Coromandel

Location: Coromandel

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)

WALKING LEGENDS GUIDED WALKS - North Island NZ

Location: Bay of Plenty - Whakatane

Join a small group for one of the Great Walks of New Zealand - Tongariro Crossing, Coromandel and Lake Waikaremoana. We offer 1 - 4 day guided walks and hiking tours with small backpacks and expert guides. Experience the North Island's best walks with a small, fun group. Everything provided, including transport from Rotorua, Matamata, Taupo or National Park Village...(more)

BOOM SAILING - WHITIANGA

Location: Coromandel - Opito Bay

Take in Coromandel Icons like Cathedral Cove, Hahei Marine Reserve, and Cooks Beach, on an action-packed and chilled-out exploration of Mercury Bay. Pure Sailing Fun for just you, the great outdoors and the wind whistling through your hair! There is no better way to experience the Coromandel! Or even hire out the entire boat with our experienced skipper!..(more)

KAIKOURA KAYAKS - Kaikoura

Location: Marlborough

The Kaikoura coastline is home to an abundance of marine life, including dolphins and seals, and sea birds. There is truly no better way to explore this fascinating environment than to paddle your own sea kayak on a safe, guided tour with us. No experience or swimming ability necessary to participate on these Kaikoura kayak tours...(more)

REAL JOURNEYS - Queenstown

Location: Otago

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)

ALBATROSS ENCOUNTER - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury

Kaikoura has the largest number of different seabirds in a small area. You can view these birds in their natural environment. Birds include albatross, petrels, shearwaters, terns, shags and gulls. Experience the sensation of getting close to the mighty albatross, one of the world's largest flight birds...(more)

HANMER SPRINGS ADVENTURE CENTRE - Canterbury

Location: Canterbury - Hanmer Springs

Book your adventure activities at the Hanmer Springs Adventure Centre. For the best fun you can have in two hours, try our Quad Bike Tours. Just browse through our site to see the fantastic choice of outdoor activities available in the area! Summer or winter, you'll find plenty to do, whatever your age or taste...(more)

STARDOME OBSERVATORY & PLANETARIUM - Auckland

Location: Auckland - Auckland City

One of Auckland's best and most popular attractions where you can experience the unique wonders of New Zealand's night sky through telescopes and Planetarium shows. Be amazed and awestruck as your guide takes you on an unforgettable tour of our universe. Planetarium shows run every night (Wednesday to Sunday) and weekend afternoons. Evening shows include courtyard telescope viewing (weather permitting)...(more)

KIKO GUIDED TOURS - Auckland

Location: Auckland West

Our KIKO boutique guided tours offer a unique and authentic, bi-cultural experience for visitors who prefer travelling in smaller groups. We offer Auckland walking tours: Auckland Botanic Gardens, Manukau Harbour Revealed, Waitakere Wilderness and the Magic of Muriwai...(more)

SOUTHERN ALPS AIR - Wanaka

Location: Wanaka Airport

The experienced pilots from Southern Alps Air provide scenic flights through New Zealand's most breathtaking landscapes. Areas you will see on our flights can include glaciers, National Parks, Mt Aspiring, Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, Mt Cook, and Milford Sound. We provide a friendly and professional service on your chosen flight, so enjoy a personalized commentary and the uninterrupted views...(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)

BUTTERFLY CREEK - Auckland Airport

Location: Auckland

Enjoy a blend of animal exhibits and interactive attractions. Walk amongst over 800 butterflies when you immerse yourself in our tropical butterfly house. Our latest attraction, Kiwi Forest, with kiwis, otters, eels. Travel back to when dinosaurs ruled. Visit Dinosaur Kingdom with 60+ dinosaurs, some life-sized, roaring and moving, you’ll be amazed! Amazing kids birthday parties, functions and catering...(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)

EXPLORE GROUP - Bay of Islands

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

Welcome to Explore Group Bay of Islands. Let us proudly show you around this pristine national maritime-park that is bursting with iconic landmarks, abundant-wildlife and unspoilt islands. We're locally owned and managed with a family connection to the Bay spanning back generations. The birthplace of the nation, it has a rich culture and history that's as remarkable as the scenery...(more)

FARMYARD HOLIDAY PARK - Geraldine

Location: Canterbury

Our privately owned holiday park in Canterbury offers the ultimate farmstay experience for everyone including campervans. Located on 17 hectares of tranquil rural countryside, 5 minutes from Geraldine and 2 hours from Christchurch. Unique hands on farmyard experience for campers. Something for everybody, tent sites, powered sites, onsite vans, two-bedroom cabins. Also fully self-contained one-room studios and family cottages...(more)

STAGLANDS WILDLIFE RESERVE - Upper Hutt

Location: Wellington - Upper Hutt

Staglands Wildlife Reserve & Cafe is the best place to visit as family in the Wellington region. They offer visitors the unique and exciting opportunity to connect with nature in a beautiful, natural environment. It's also a great destination for school and group visits. Hire the Barn exclusively for up to 150 guests - perfect for weddings and functions...(more)

WILD COAST RUAPUKE - Ruapuke, Waikato

Location: Waikato

Journey 30 minutes south of Raglan's famous surf breaks to discover WildCoast Ruapuke, nestled in the foothills of Mount Karioi. Our secluded cabins offer spectacular views of the rugged coastline, rolling farm hills, and beautiful native bush. Remote and tranquil setting. Experience the majestic surroundings of Ruapuke on one of our horse adventures...(more)

TAYLER POINT HOMESTAY - Port Chalmers

Location: Dunedin

Tayler Point Homestay & BnB affords bewildering views overlooking Otago Harbour above Dowling Bay, between Port Chalmers and Aramoana near Dunedin. This farmlet has sheep, chickens and sometimes cattle, geese and ducks. Take a few days out from your tour of New Zealand and relax with us at Tayler Point Homestay...(more)

VIGILANT YACHT CHARTERS - Bay of Islands

Location: Russell

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)

ALPACA FARMSTAY - Kaiapoi, Christchurch

Location: Canterbury

A short distance from Christchurch, is our luxurious self-contained farmstay. Each unit has modern facilities, including full kitchen and can sleep up to four people. Lovely farm setting, excellent fishing, and adorable alpaca. Friendly hosts will gladly assist you with travel plans. Courtesy transport to and from city or airport. Delicious breakfast available. Proven record in the field of alpacas...(more)

GUIDED NATURE WALKS - Queenstown

Location: Otago

Guided Walks NZ takes you into some of the most beautiful and spectacular areas in the Queenstown region and show you what makes this such a special area. We have chosen our range of walks for their natural history, scenic beauty, remoteness and varied terrain. Guided Walks NZ will be the most memorable part of your New Zealand experience...(more)

HABITAT TOURS - Tāwharanui, Auckland

Location: Auckland - Warkworth

Our eco tours cater for small groups enabling the best opportunities of bird sightings, and seeing our amazing flora and fauna - whatever the season. A maximum of 7 guests ensures the best possible chances of seeing our endangered wildlife. Day / night tours to Tawharanui Regional Park (home to the NZ Brown kiwi)...(more)

CITY OF SAILS TOURS - Auckland

Location: Auckland

Welcome to City of Sails Tours. Enjoy breath-taking views from volcanoes and beaches. We provide custom tours to many destinations and activities in Aotearoa's North Island or choose from one of our planned or personalised tours. We'll show you the best of Auckland from a local's perspective in a small group. Let us know and we'll take you there!..(more)

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ASHLEY PARK - Waitotara

Location: Taranaki

Ashley Park in Waitotara is set in over four acres of landscaped parks and grounds with an extensive Camellia area, picturesque lake and picnic area. Offering a wide range of accommodation, farming and recreational facilities for guests and visitors. Located approximately 20 minutes from Wanganui and 45 minutes from Hawera in South Taranaki...(more)

HIMATANGI BEACH HOLIDAY PARK - Manawatu

Location: Wellington - Kapiti Coast

We provide good, old fashioned hospitality for holiday makers. Himatangi Beach Holiday Park is located in Manawatu on the west coast of the North Island of NZ and is the ideal spot for campervans, caravans, tents or holiday-makers seeking comfortable, tidy cabin accommodation. Brand new events room, perfect for group gatherings. Spirit of Hospitality Award for Excellence in Holiday Parks...(more)

TAURANGA SCENIC TOURS - Bay of Plenty

Location: Bay of Plenty - Mt Maunganui

Tauranga Scenic Tours offer fully-guided Tauranga to Rotorua Cruise Ship day tours and excursions to Rotorua's volcanic hot spots, Hobbiton and Waitomo Glow-Worm Caves or any where you want to go! We have selected the best shore excursions with our personal guarantee that we will have you back on board your ship, on time, well before your sailing hour...(more)

SPACE PLACE AT CARTER OBSERVATORY - Wellington

Location: Wellington - Wellington City

At the top of the Botanic Gardens, the Carter Observatory is home to a full-dome planetarium offering excellent shows with virtual tours of the local skies; multimedia displays of Polynesian and European navigation, Maori cosmology, space and New Zealanders; and some of NZ's finest telescopes and astronomical artefacts. Open daily 10am - 5pm (open until 9.30pm Tuesdays/Saturdays). Closed Christmas Day...(more)

BLUEBRIDGE COOK STRAIT FERRIES - Wellington/Picton NZ

Location: Wellington

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)

ALBATROSS V EXPEDITIONS - Russell

Location: Waitangi

Based from historic Russell in the stunning beauty of New Zealand's renowned Bay of Islands, Albatross V Expeditions provide affordable sightseeing tours and fun-filled adventure voyages in majestic old-world comfort and style. Just a few hours north of Auckland, a scenic paradise full of adventure, exploration and wonder awaits.....(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)

MOUNTAIN SHUTTLE - Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Location: Ruapehu - Tongariro Alpine Crossing

One of New Zealand’s most popular one-day hikes. Mountain Shuttle provides one-way shuttle transport from Tongariro security car park, the finish point for the Tongariro crossing. Located on highway 46 opposite the entrance-way to Ketetahi car park, we shuttle you to the preferred start point Mangatepopo - you walk back to your car. The most flexible shuttle option available...(more)

GOURMET SAILING - Nelson

Location: Nelson

Gourmet Sailing offers a range of day and overnight private yacht charters around Nelson, Tasman Bay, Abel Tasman National Park and Marlborough Sounds. Experience unparalleled service and exceptional cuisine with spectacular scenery. Visit secluded beaches and indulge in local gourmet food and wine. All trips fully customised to suit, with the choice of a comfortable 51-foot or spacious 65-foot yacht...(more)

WILD KIWI ENCOUNTER - Stewart Island

Location: Southland - Stewart Island

Stewart Island Wild Kiwi Encounter invite you on their nature walk on a well-formed track across the peninsula, through spectacular coastal forest to a secluded sandy beach. After a catamaran a cruise across Paterson Inlet to Little Glory Cove, in the darkness you will get to see the Southern brown kiwi (Rakiura Tokoeka) - often searching for food...(more)

BAY OF ISLANDS KAYAKING - Paihia

Location: Northland

Enjoy Eco Kayaking Tours and Kayak Fishing Tours amongst the beautiful Bay of Islands, NZ. Our safe, personalised tours explore hidden places that others simply can't get to (think secluded beaches and caves) and experience the rich wildlife and cultural history that the Bay of Islands is famous for. See dolphins and marine life while enjoying this fun experience...(more)

AWESOME TOURS - Dunedin

Location: Otago

See all of the awesome sights and beauty of Southern New Zealand. Showcasing Dunedin, the Heritage and Wildlife capital of NZ. You can choose between the many small-group package 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 Excellent..(more)

ALPACA FARM TOURS - Akaroa

Location: Canterbury

Your Akaroa Alpaca Farm Tour experience takes you on a scenic-drive to the western-side of Akaroa Harbour to Shamarra Alpaca Farm. Our Akaroa alpaca farm has stunning harbour views. Alpaca farmers, Frank and Anya, will treat you to an interesting and interactive introduction to these animals (renowned for their ultra-fine fleece). Refreshments are included on these Akaroa farm tours...(more)

RATA ESCAPE - Staveley, Mid Canterbury

Location: Canterbury - Mt Somers

A little over an hour's drive southwest of Christchurch, Rata Escape is a boutique holiday destination nestled in a native bush garden under striking Mount Somers. Rata Escape is within close reach of expansive high country and mountains for hiking and biking, pristine fishing rivers, lakes, ski fields and golf courses making it an outdoor paradise...(more)

TRIPLE TUI - Nelson Lakes

Location: Nelson - Nelson Lakes

Unique bed and breakfast accommodation within a beautiful, self-contained log cottage, described by past guests as rustic luxury. Completely private, totally peaceful, suitable for children over five years. River and bush walks, guided fly-fishing and deer hunting available. Suitable for bed and breakfast stays, or long-term self-contained holiday stays. 50 acres of peaceful bush located near Nelson Lakes and Murchison...(more)

SHEEPWORLD - Warkworth

Location: Auckland

Our Warkworth farm and nature park covers 30 acres of beautiful New Zealand countryside and provides the perfect setting to experience nature first hand. See live action sheepdog displays and sheep-shearing, enjoy bottle feeding lambs and other farm activities. Learn first hand about New Zealand's sheep farming and wool industry in our informative one hour show...(more)

WINDERMERE ALPACAS & LLAMAS - Dipton Southland

Location: Southland - Gore

Windermere is a working alpaca and llama farm, located on tourist route State Highway 6 just south of Dipton in rural Southland. Our guided farm tours allow you to meet, photograph and learn about our friendly llamas and curious alpacas in a relaxed, picturesque environment. Our farm shop has alpaca yarn, products & garments for sale...(more)

PELORUS TOURS - Marlborough Sounds

Location: Marlborough - Havelock

Pelorus Tours invite you to Discover the spectacular Marlborough Sounds. They provide services for: Boat hire, Transport, Tours, Cruises, Fishing, Scalloping, Pelorus Sounds Mussel Farm Cruises, Sounds Winery Tours, Educational Eco-Tours, Maud Island Tours, Garden Tours, DOC Bush walks, Corporate/Family Functions...(more)

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WEST COAST'S 7 WONDERS, WILD WEST ADVENTURE COMPANY - West Coast

Location: West Coast - Fox Glacier

With 23 years experience we have the confidence to offer a money-back guarantee. If you're not 100% totally pleased with your tour then it's free. Personalised, small group tours that include Glow worm tours, Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. As well as National Parks, Rail Trail cycling, Glacier tours, Guided walks, Rainforest cruises, Hot springs, Mountain-biking, Gold and Jade hunting...(more)

HASSLE-FREE ALPINE SAFARI TOUR - Christchurch

Location: South Island

Take an exciting jet boat ride on the mighty Waimakariri river, a 4WD adventure across Mt Torlesse High Country Station, and a scenic tour through the breathtaking Canterbury high country to Arthurs Pass National Park in the stunning Southern Alps of New Zealand on this thrilling day-tour. The return journey to Christchurch is on the world-famous TranzAlpine Train...(more)

AGRODOME - Rotorua

Location: Bay of Plenty

For the past 40 years, visitors have come to the Agrodome to see our world-famous Farm Show starring a cast of talented animals! You’ll learn amazing facts as you’re introduced to 19 breeds of sheep and witness a live sheep shearing demonstration. You can also jump up on stage for the opportunity to hand-milk a cow or feed baby lambs!..(more)

CARINO SAILING & DOLPHIN CHARTERS - Bay of Islands

Location: Northland

Help sail or sit back and relax as the sails catch the breeze. Watch wild dolphins and seabirds in their ocean habitat. The only yacht licensed to view wild dolphins. Explore an island, snorkelling, scenic walks, BBQ lunch. Day sailing cruise including dolphin adventure Come sailing and discover the stunning scenery and amazing wildlife of the beautiful bay of islands...(more)

OKOPAKO LODGE WILDERNESS FARM - Hokianga

Location: Northland - Hokianga Harbour

Situated on a family farm with large decks and panoramic views of the countryside is Okopako Lodge. Surrounded by native bush and views of the Hokianga Harbour, Okopako aims to provide reasonably priced accommodation within a rural eco-farm and gardens setting. Lodge accommodation plus camp sites...(more)

SKYLINE STARGAZING - Queenstown

Location: Otago

Skyline Stargazing is Queenstown's ultimate stagazing experience. The clear and unpolluted skies of Queenstown make the perfect setting for the specially-constructed area, allowing for an unbelievably clear view of the night sky. The top-of-the line telescopes give stargazers the chance to view an amazing array of stunning sights...(more)

BAREFOOT SAILING ADVENTURES

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

Enjoy a magical day exploring the Bay of Islands on a catamaran. Great value 6 hour sailing cruise with all activities and food included. A 2 hour stopover at our chosen island destination to enjoy snorkeling, paddle boarding, native birdlife, scenic walks. Evening cruises available also, Dec-March. Enjoy a 'day in the bay, the kiwi way,' with the Barefoot crew...(more)

WILDWIRE - Wanaka

Location: Wanaka - Mt Aspiring

Located near Treble Cone Ski-Field, Wildwire offers participants three truly unique climbing experiences. Go Wild and Wild Thing and the final ascent, Lord of the Rungs - a striking 1000m climb, with 450m of vertical, offering remarkable views. Wildwire Wanaka is the highest waterfall climb on the planet and is set amongst the natural beauty of the Twin Falls waterfalls...(more)

TUATARA TOURS GUIDED WALKING TOURS - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury

We specialise in fully-guided outdoor walking adventures that are achievable for the average person. Our high quality walking tours have a mix of the best elements that the South Island offers. Tuatara Tours has a number of tour options including combination walking and cycling adventures. Each tour is fully guided with all luggage transported, great local cuisine and quality accommodation...(more)

TONGARIRO CROSSING FREEDOM PACKAGE- Tongariro

Location: Ruapehu - Tongariro Alpine Crossing

One of the best one-day treks in New Zealand - The Tongariro Alpine Crossing Trek will take you from alpine meadow to mountain summit with stunning features along the way. You'll walk across a lunar landscape of craters, pumice, active volcanoes, mountain springs, lava flows, emerald lakes, piles of scoria and statue-like volcanic rocks...(more)

PARADISE VALLEY SPRINGS WILDLIFE PARK - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua

Experience the best of native New Zealand at this beautifully maintained wildlife park set amongst stunning native New Zealand bush. Interact with New Zealand's wildlife, native birds, trout and farm animals. Freshwater spring and Treetops Walk. Lion feeding 2:30 pm every day. Privately owned family business. Wander along the accessible walkways at your own pace, feeding the wildlife...(more)

SHINING STAR BEACHFRONT ACCOMMODATION - Hokitika

Location: West Coast

Come and enjoy the warmth of our supreme quality log-style accommodation, overlooking the Tasman Sea and situated right by the beach. Experience the wild West Coast with its unspoilt beaches, panoramic views and the Southern Alps in the background. Located opposite the glow-worm dell. Facilities include spa pool, small farm yard, sauna, covered BBQ area, playground and Free WIFI...(more)

ALPINE JET THRILLS - Christchurch and Springfield

Location: Christchurch

Welcome to Alpine Jet Thrills. We are the premier Christchurch and Canterbury jet boat operator. The Waimakariri River runs from the mountains to the sea and we have a departure point at both ends of this diverse river. For scenery, excitement, speed and 360 degree jet boat spins look for Alpine Jet Thrills...(more)

COUGAR LINE - Marlborough Sounds

Location: Marlborough - Picton

Cougar Line are proud winners of the New Zealand wide, Water Taxi category for seven years running (Traveller Voted Awards 2009-2015). We ensure your Marlborough Sounds experience will be a memorable one. Whether you are walking the Queen Charlotte Track or staying in a local resort or private-home, we are here to make sure everything goes according to plan...(more)

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GLENMAC FARMSTAY - Oamaru/Kurow

Location: Otago - Kurow

Glenmac is a 1,583 hectare high country sheep and beef cattle farm located in the lovely Waitaki Valley, 45 minutes inland from the town of Oamaru. Our New Zealand farmstay offers horse riding, 4WD farm tours, tramping, sheep dogs, farm animals and other activities. Close to trout and salmon fishing rivers, guides are available...(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)

TAUPO'S FLOAT PLANE - Taupo

Location: Ruapehu

Step aboard Taupo's float plane for a wonderful experience in one of New Zealand's most attractive regions. We offer a number of options and packages available for your complete enjoyment. We have a highly experienced flight crew for your comfort and total confidence. See the best of Taupo in a unique way...(more)

BLACKWATER RAFTING TTT - Waitomo

Location: Waikato

Tumu Tumu toobing is one of the best of Blackwater Rafting at Waitomo Caves. Our professional guides in support, discover these awesome caves complete with stalactities; stalagmites and of course zillions of magical glowworms. Trips depart-daily from the Waitomo Adventure Centre which also boasts an awesome Cafe and Dayspa. All equipment is provided including quality wetsuits and no experience required...(more)

TOUR ZEALAND - Auckland

Location: Taupo

Starting with a conversation to get your journey underway, Tour Zealand creates a privately guided journey especially for you, hand-picked experiences to suit your individual style. Jane and the team are seasoned travellers who love to trout fish, hike, mountain bike and embrace nature, photography and adventure along the way. Come join us, share New Zealand’s unique beauty...(more)

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DOUBTFUL SOUND KAYAK & CRUISE - Fiordland

Location: Fiordland - Doubtful Sound

For a totally unique experience, leave the crowds behind and join us on the water in a sea kayak. We guarantee your trip to Lake Manapouri and Doubtful Sound will be memorable. The rich variety of landscape makes Fiordland a popular destination for those who would like to experience the amazing sights and sounds of nature at a personal level...(more)

LAVENDER ABBEY - Carterton

Location: Wairarapa - Carterton

New Zealand's Wairarapa district is home to Lavender Abbey. Grown in the wild, natural environment, our products are available for sale from our online shop and our weekend market-stalls. You can also Pick Your Own lavender at the height of the growing-season, with the added benefit of viewing the entire product range, including some "limited Pick Your Own day" products...(more)

PUREPODS - Canterbury / Kaikoura

Location: Christchurch

PurePods is a nature immersion experience. Your own totally private slice of beauty. Your PurePod is made of heavy duty glass so you can see everything - from the sky above to the native plants growing beneath your feet. Pull back the sliding doors on all three sides and indulge the isolation...(more)

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SEAL SWIM KAIKOURA - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury

This is one of those nature experiences that opens your mind to the magnificence of our natural environment and inhabitants. A must do in New Zealand. Recently listed by 'Lonely Planet' as one of the top 10 Marine Encounters Worldwide, snorkelling with fur seals in the shallow waters of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula. A true unique experience...(more)

EXPERIENCE KAIKOURA WILDERNESS - Kaikoura, New Zealand

Location: Canterbury - Kaikoura

Hunt on the highest freehold land in New Zealand with our experienced and knowledgeable guides. Tailored packages to suit your requirements. Puhi Peaks Hunting operates under a deer management plan as part of the overall management of internationally renowned Puhi Peaks Nature Reserve...(more)

GLOW-WORM CAVE TOUR GREYMOUTH - West Coast

Location: West Coast - Greymouth

You'll be wowed by Gary the Glow-worm on Greymouth's amazing Glow-worm Cave Tour. Step into his galaxy world of glittering glow-worms. Get right up close and learn about Gary’s amazing lifestyle and his romantic side. On the 35min shuttle to Gary's cave located deep into gold hunting country you'll be entertained by stories of the goldfields rogues-and-rascals along the way...(more)

GLACIER COUNTRY, WEST COAST NZ - Official Visitor Guide

Location: West Coast - Franz Josef Glacier

Create your own unforgettable Glacier Country experience from the wealth of things to do in Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier, Okarito and the surrounding area. Offering active adventure, relaxation or family fun all against the backdrop of spectacular scenery, Glacier Country offers something for everyone. From the mountains to the sea, you won't want to miss any of it...(more)

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TORA COASTAL WALK - Wairarapa

Location: Wairarapa - Martinborough

The Tora Coastal Walk is one of the most-loved privately run walks that New Zealand has to offer. Located in the southern Wairarapa region just outside Martinborough, this three-day walk covers a range of stunning and diverse scenery. Visitors will love exploring the private hill country farmland, native bush, river valleys and the spectacular Tora coastline...(more)

KEPLER MOUNTAIN VIEW - Manapouri, Fiordland

Location: Fiordland - Manapouri

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)

KAIKOURA FISHING TOURS - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury - Kaikoura

Kaikoura Fishing Tours offer Crayfish and Fishing Charters with Captain Tomo. One hour to full day trips are available. Complete Penn gear supplied and toilet and cooking facilities available onboard. Diving and scenic trips also available. We're eco-friendly and only take what we need. Your catch is filleted and bagged ready for the pan or if preferred, catch and release...(more)

ZIPTREK ECOTOURS - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown - Queenstown Town

NZ's number 1 original zipline tour is a spectacular, fun eco-adventure on Gondola hill, through forest canopy high above Queenstown, overlooking beautiful Lake Wakatipu. Feel the wind in your face, zip down breath-taking ziplines which traverse thru the forest and down the mountain. Three tours to choose from. We operate all year round in all weather conditions. Exhilarating Queenstown Adventure...(more)

SKYDIVE SOUTHERN ALPS - Glenorchy, Queenstown

Location: Queenstown - Glenorchy

Discover your own natural high while jumping from a plane 15,000 ft above New Zealand's most stunning alpine scenery! Freefall at 200 kph over Mt Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks, part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area - the place of greenstone. Welcome to Paradise...(more)

GEM ALPACA FARM TOURS - Fairlie

Location: Canterbury

Here at Gem Alpacas in Fairlie we offer Farm Tours to all travelers. Spend a relaxing hour with us and over 70 alpaca on our farm. We are experienced alpaca breeders of 13 years. You will be able to feed, touch and get great photos with our alpaca & llama...(more)

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER GUIDES - Franz Josef, South Westland

Location: West Coast - Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier Guides is an internationally unique guiding operation that takes pride in providing the most incredible glacier experience. The skill and experience of their professional guides, combined with crampons, allow you to travel comfortably through some of the most majestic and challenging landscapes imaginable...(more)

STEWART ISLAND EXPERIENCE - Paterson Inlet Cruises

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)

RAINBOW SPRINGS - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua - Rotorua City

Surrounded by native trees and the beautiful forests of Rotorua, Rainbow Springs offers an action-packed, fun-filled, and educational day out for the whole family. Get up close and personal with the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Make sure you take a ride on the Big Splash, and don't forget to visit the free-flight Bird Show...(more)

HIGH COUNTRY SALMON - Twizel

Location: Canterbury - Twizel

Enjoy our café-style shop floating on a working freshwater salmon farm at High Country Salmon. Set amongst beautiful scenery visitors can enjoy a coffee along with something from our salmon-inspired menu, feed the fish or purchase some fresh salmon. Ideally situated on State Highway 8, South of Twizel, on the main route from Christchurch to Queenstown, a must see!..(more)

FULLERS GREATSIGHTS DOLPHIN CRUISES - Bay of Islands

Location: Northland

Explore this subtropical area, its stunning beauty and fascinating history with Fullers GreatSights Dolphin Cruises. Proud to be part of the history of the Bay of Islands and look forward to sharing the story of where it all began. Discover the hidden secrets of the Bay of Islands, see marine wildlife at play and experience New Zealand's warmest-waters...(more)

FLOWERPOT BAY LODGE - Pitt Island, Chatham Islands

Location: NZ Outlying Islands - Chatham Islands

Flowerpot Bay Lodge is a brand new boutique lodge featuring luxury accommodation with private balconies and extensive guest facilities. Located on Pitt Island, enjoy a full range of nature activities or just relax and enjoy one of the best and first sunsets in the World. The perfect escape to relax and unwind - the way life used to be...(more)

SEAL COAST SAFARI - Wellington

Location: Wellington

Experience majestic views that will take your breath away as we climb over hills to Wellington's rugged south coast which we call the 'Seal Coast'. Stopping at the Leaning Lighthouse, we are then able to see a native New Zealand fur seal colony 'up close and personal' as we enjoy tea, coffee and gourmet muffins. True off-road scenic adventure...(more)

AMAZEME - Paradise Valley

Location: Rotorua - Ngongotaha

Amazeme is a fabulous new attraction to Rotorua, located at 1335 Paradise Valley Road. Get lost in 1.4 kilometres of winding hedge lined pathways as you try find the centre of the maze. You are bound to lose your way and are guaranteed to have loads of fun exploring this maze in Rotorua...(more)

HAURATA HIGH COUNTRY RETREAT AND WALK - Gisborne

Location: Eastland

The Haurata High Country is great for family or walking holidays, or for adventurous travellers. Our property provides two types of accommodation to suit your budget and needs: The Farm House and the Backpacker Cottage. Our Haurata Walks showcase some of the best views of Gisborne and its hinterland. Learn about the land formations and Gisborne's interesting history...(more)

ZOZO TRAVEL - Wellington

Location: Wellington - Wellington Bays

Zozo Travel offers fully guided private and small group tours that showcase the best New Zealand has to offer. With a passion for the country and the experiences it has to offer Zozo driver guides are the perfect hosts for a wonderful Kiwi adventure!..(more)

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CRUISE & KAYAK MILFORD SOUND - Milford Sound

Location: Fiordland - Milford Sound

Southern Discoveries invites you on an extraordinary experience - kayaking in Milford Sound - where the majesty of the landscape is all that more dramatic from sea level. Our Cruise & Kayak Milford Sound experience includes a Milford Sound cruise, entry to the Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory and one hour of kayaking around serene Harrison Cove...(more)

PUNAKAIKI BEACH CAMP - Punakaiki

Location: West Coast

Located an easy 45 min drive from Westport or Greymouth in a picturesque beachside setting adjoining Paparoa National Park. Entrance on Owen Street, off SH 6, 1km north of Pancake Rocks. Perfect for overnight or extended stay, the Punakaiki Beach Camp is a great location to explore Pancake Rocks, bushwalks, beaches and the limestone gorges...(more)

ALPINE HORSE SAFARIS - Hawarden, North Canterbury

Location: Canterbury - Waipara Valley

Spend your holiday on one of our exhilarating trail rides in the high country of New Zealand's South Island. Enjoy a guided horse riding trip from two hours to twelve days though the North Canterbury high country. See spectacular scenery including snow-capped mountains, vast river flats, crystal clear lakes and rivers...(more)

RUAPEHU COUNTRY LODGE - Ohakune, Ruapehu

Location: Ruapehu

Situated in the heart of the North Island's summer and winter outdoor adventure playground you will find Ruapehu Country Lodge. Whether relaxation is your goal or extreme adventure, this is the perfect location for you. Heather and Peter invite you to stay in their luxury boutique bed and breakfast accommodation, and enjoy their excellent hospitality...(more)

MOUNTAIN AIR - Ruapehu

Location: Ruapehu - Tongariro National Park

Take a scenic flight and experience the breathtaking views over the dramatic landscape of New Zealand's oldest National Park and World Heritage Site - Tongariro National Park. View the live craters of Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Ruapehu, and see the stunning lakes on the mountains, the Emerald Lakes, the Blue Lake and the Tama Lakes...(more)

RICCARTON BUSH & DEANS COTTAGE - Christchurch

Location: Ilam

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)

EXPLORE GROUP - Auckland

Location: Auckland - Auckland Harbour

Explore Group Auckland are locally owned and managed and offer exhilarating sailing experiences on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. Come onboard with us and explore Auckland by sea, it's an experience you'll never forget. Our America's Cup Sailing experience has become an Auckland "must do" for many people and is a well-loved and recognised symbol of the city...(more)

OPARARA GUIDED TOURS - Karamea, West Coast South Island

Location: West Coast - Karamea

Discover a unique combination of natural landforms, diverse ecosystems and spectacular caves and arches created by a million years of undisturbed isolation. The Oparara is located in a remote corner of the warm rainforest of the Northern West Coast of New Zealand, near Karamea. Explore this beautiful and special piece of New Zealand with us...(more)

RIVERSIDE HOLIDAY PARK - Mangawhai

Location: Northland

Welcome to Riverside Holiday Park, the perfect choice for accommodation north of Auckland. We're located on a private sandy beach in Mangawhai Harbour, 100km north of Auckland. Riverside is a peaceful holiday park set in manicured grounds with a variety of affordable holiday accommodation options including self contained studio units, chalets, non-powered and powered sites...(more)

TWIN WATERS LODGE - Golden Bay, Nelson

Location: Nelson

Nestled harmoniously beside a tidal estuary in Collingwood, Golden Bay, New Zealand, is the luxurious accommodation option - Twin Waters Lodge. Wake to the sound of tuis and breakfast in the sun while sipping wine on the decks that are just fifty metres from a fine sand beach. There's sure to be a special moment to remember your stay...(more)

STONEFLY LODGE - Motueka Valley

Location: Nelson - Abel Tasman National Park

Stonefly Lodge is situated on 150 acres of private forest on the banks of the Motueka River, in the north west region of the South Island. Only 50 minutes drive from Nelson. The lodge offers access to world class brown trout rivers, spectacular New Zealand scenery and wilderness activities, all within an hours drive from the lodge...(more)

GENTLE CYCLING COMPANY - Nelson

Location: Nelson - Moutere

Experience the real Nelson Tasman on the new Great Taste Cycle Trail. Enjoy a single day wine or craft beer ride, or immerse yourself with a multi day ride to Kaiteriteri - gateway of the Abel Tasman National Park. Multi day packages include accommodation, bag transfers, passenger transfers, bike hire and daily support. Abel Tasman Combo's available...(more)

INDEPENDENT GUIDES SEA KAYAK - Abel Tasman / Marahau Beach

Location: Nelson

We can take you on a special journey into New Zealand's most beautiful National Park, whether you are experienced or have never been kayaking before. Kayak guide and owner operator "Mitch" has been guiding in the area since 1995, and his crew will ensure a great value day out in the idyllic Abel Tasman National Park...(more)

ON YER BIKE - Greymouth, West Coast

Location: West Coast

On Yer Bike offers fully-guided off road adventures on a range of awesome machinery including quads, buggies, ex-military hagglunds, and more! We can cater for individuals, couples, groups, and children. Ranked #1 Outdoor activity on the West Coast by Tripadvisor. Our self-drive machines are built to go places you never thought were possible! Open 7 days...(more)

ORAKEI KORAKO CAVE & THERMAL PARK - Taupo

Location: Waikato

Explore the Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park. Also known as the Hidden Valley, Orakei Korako is a unique and popular visitor attraction—not to be missed. This geothermal wonderland is one of nature's true gifts. Come explore a world of gushing geysers, hot springs, bubbling mud pools and some of the most amazing silica terraces on the Earth...(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)

RIDGELINE ADVENTURES - Lake Wanaka

Location: Otago - Central Otago

Wanaka and Queenstown adventure tours and luxury transport with experienced local guides at the wheel. Treat yourself and your friends to a unique adventure tour experience or travel in comfort with knowledgeable local guides while you are in Wanaka...(more)

BROKEN RIVER SKI AREA - Canterbury

Location: Canterbury

Broken River Ski Area is described as a "hidden gem" that offers fantastic off-piste terrain for adventurous low-intermediate to expert skiers and boarders. The on-mountain DBB accommodation is just 15 minutes walk from the ski tow. The open powder bowls and steep chutes, stunning scenery and authentic, uncrowded, welcoming atmosphere make for a memorable experience...(more)

MOATREK NEW ZEALAND SMALL GROUP TOURS - Nationwide

Location: New Zealand

Experience the best of New Zealand's exceptional landscape and renowned hospitality with our small group tours ranging from 4 to 23 days. Visiting the North and South Island's most memorable destinations you'll discover natural wonders, beautiful private gardens and warm country hosts. MoaTrek's small group tours cater 18 travellers maximum and are designed for active travellers seeking unique experiences...(more)

COROMANDEL ADVENTURES - Coromandel Town

Location: Rotorua

Coromandel Adventures offers a wide range of affordable tours around the Coromandel Peninsula. Spend a day fishing, walking, swimming, exploring, or just relaxing on one of our great tours. We are happy to customise a tour to suit your requirements, just let us know when you make your booking and we will do our best to help you!..(more)

FIORDLAND EXPEDITIONS LTD - Doubtful Sound

Location: Fiordland - Manapouri

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)

SURF & TURF - Raglan

Location: Waikato

The team at Surf and Turf Horse Riding invite you to experience Raglan on horseback. They operate horse riding in and around the township in the stunning Waikato on safe, well-mannered and sure-footed horses. Tours will be customised to fit any level of rider - beginners and more experienced riders - with a range of locations close to Raglan...(more)

WAIKAWA BAY KIWI HOLIDAY PARK - Picton

Location: Marlborough - Picton

Waikawa Bay Holiday Park is situated just four kilometres east of Picton (five minutes by car) on the sunny side, overlooking beautiful Waikawa Bay. We have a very pleasant swimming beach and children's play area. Our range of accommodation can suit most needs and budgets and includes motel units, tourist flats, cabins and camping...(more)

KOOINDA ALPACAS - Waitahuna, Lawrence, Otago

Location: Otago - Central Otago

11kms from historical goldmining township, Lawrence, the gateway to Central Otago, at Waitahuna on the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trail Kooinda Alpacas is a working alpaca stud farm. We welcome visitors for farm tours and meet our friendly alpacas. Our farm shop offers alpaca and alpaca-blend products including natural coloured yarn from our alpacas. Kooinda Alpaca yarns and fibre are dye-free...(more)

MATHESON CAFE & REFLECTIONZ GALLERY - Lake Matheson, Fox Glacier

Location: West Coast

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)

FIND MY ADVENTURE - NZ WALKING ACCESS COMMISSION

Location: Waikato

From Cape Reinga to Bluff, New Zealand is blessed with a smorgasbord of walking tracks providing opportunities for access to the great outdoors. The new Te Araroa Pathway is a collection of tracks that combine to make up a continuous 3,000km pathway traversing the length of NZ. These walking tracks fall into many categories, and traverse public and private land...(more)

RAFT FISH - Te Haroto, Napier

Location: Taupo

Offering Guided Trout Fishing, hunting and rafting adventures for all, are the team at Raft Fish NZ. Catering for single and group bookings based on the Mohaka river. The Mohaka and its tributaries contain both rainbow and brown trout which reach up to 10 lb or more on occasion. *new - glowworm river night tours...(more)

TULLAMOORE BEACH HOUSE - Golden Bay

Location: Nelson - Golden Bay

Tucked into lush, forested grounds with sweeping panoramic views, our Golden Bay accommodation is a rare delight on one of New Zealand's most pristine stretches of coastline. Tullamoore Beach House offers all the luxuries and appointments of a large family home with private access to one of the Bay's most beautiful stretches of beach only metres from the front door...(more)

PACIFIC PADDLE COMPANY - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch East

Join the Pacific Paddle Company and take a private SUP lesson at a calm bay in Christchurch. Our company uses the highest quality boards and paddles designed by us here in New Zealand. See our website for excellent deals in an array of stand up paddle board gear. SPECIAL: Anyone who books through tourism.net.nz receives 20% off a new board...(more)

MARUIA HOT SPRINGS - Lewis Pass, South Island

Location: West Coast

Immerse yourself in the ultimate outdoor experience at Maruia Hot Springs. Connect with nature as you sauna and bathe in mineral hot springs and take in the views of the river and surrounding mountains. Stay and indulge in the middle of this picturesque national reserve and explore the area on a number of hiking trails around the property...(more)

BLAZING PADDLES OUTDOOR ADVENTURES - Whanganui River

Location: Ruapehu - Taumarunui

Blazing Paddles offer six different canoe and kayak adventures on the Whanganui River. Situated right on the river in Piriaka, accommodation is available on site as well as car shuttle services. We also offer jet boat tours on the exciting upper Whanganui River, from one to three hours, plus wilderness fly fishing...(more)

WEST COAST SCENIC WATERWAYS - Hokitika

Location: West Coast - Hokitika

West Coast Scenic Waterways invite you to capture the picturesque beauty of the Mahinapua waterways along the original route used by pioneers, gold-diggers and early explorers. Enjoy freedom kayaking or a cruise aboard the Eco Adventurer or relax to birdsong tranquillity as you take in the scenery; the mirror finished lake with the snow-capped mountains in the distance. B&B accommodation...(more)

BLUE PENGUINS PUKEKURA - Dunedin

Location: Otago

Book now to see Little Blue Penguins in their natural habitat and meet the world’s smallest penguin. Our Little Blue Penguin return at sunset so come and join us for the daily tour! The Little Blue Penguin is a protected native species and a Treasured Species. Explore the wildlife displays, shop and café where the Penguin Tour begins...(more)

CHRISTCHURCH SEA KAYAKING - Central Christchurch

Location: New Brighton

Christchurch Sea Kayaking offer guided tours in double sea kayaks down the beautiful Avon river. See the City from a different perspective. With many highlights such as the Red Zone, migrating and native wading birds and great views of the Port Hills, this is a fantastic trip for everyone. All equipment provided, no experience necessary and shuttle provided afterwards...(more)

SKYDIVE FOX GLACIER - Fox Glacier, Westland

Location: West Coast - Fox Glacier

Skydive Fox Glacier has been voted the 2nd most scenic skydive in the world by Lonely Planet. Our leisurely flight to altitude will take you over the stunning Fox Glacier and up close to magnificent Aoraki/Mount Cook - showing you some of the best scenery on offer in New Zealand...(more)

SAIL BARBARY - Lake Taupo

Location: Taupo - Taupo Town

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)

HANMER LLAMAS - Hanmer Springs

Location: Canterbury - Hanmer Springs

Experience natural hot springs, alpine lakes and remote fishing camps amidst the spectacular back country or take a gentle stroll around the scenic surrounds of Hanmer Springs…our gentle llamas will carry everything from a picnic to a fully stocked camp making it possible for everyone. Our guided one day to multi day llama treks open up a world of possibilities...(more)

AERIUS HELICOPTERS - Tauranga

Location: Tauranga Airport

Our local regions offer New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery. Deep blue lakes surrounded by volcanic and geothermal backdrops to long sandy beaches. Walk in the crater of White Island, New Zealand's most active volcano, or drop into a vineyard for lunch. Range of scenic flights and experiences allowing you to discover the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel from above...(more)

TUATARA TOURS GUIDED CYCLING TOURS - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury - Hanmer Springs

We specialise in fully-guided cycling adventures in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand—famous for its soaring mountains, extensive plains, forests, fiords, rivers, crystal clear lakes. Include the best elements the South Island offers with our tours from three days. The Hanmer Cycle Trail, Moana West Coast Cycle and the Tekapo Canal Trail... Tuatara Tours also provide combination walking/cycling adventures...(more)

R TUCKER THOMPSON DAY SAIL - Bay of Islands

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

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)

PADDLE BOARD ROTORUA - Lake Rotorua

Location: Rotorua

Paddle Board Rotorua provide amazing guided tours of Rotorua's scenic lakes and nature surrounds, while experiencing the freedom of paddle boarding. Enjoy a breathtaking scenic sunset paddle across the lake before adventuring through caves filled with constellations of glowworms. Our Glowworm paddleboard tour is perfect for all skill levels...(more)

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BACK TO NATURE TOURS - Dunedin

Location: Otago - North Catlins

Spend a day experiencing rare wildlife, stunning viewpoints, iconic architecture and taking you shoes off to walk on a pristine beach. Enjoy all this on our Dunedin day tours that are scheduled to work in with our busy cruise ship calendar. Let our experienced guides bring you back to nature on a journey through history, scenery and wildlife...(more)

MITRE PEAK CRUISES - Milford Sound

Location: Fiordland

Mitre Peak Cruises offer an unforgettable New Zealand experience by getting up close and personal in Milford Sound. We lead the way in small, scenic cruises, and we also provide the option of a luxurious, relaxing coach excursion from Queenstown to Milford Sound and return with interesting and informative commentary and plenty of photo stops along the way...(more)

STEWART ISLAND EXPERIENCE - Ferry Services

Location: Southland - Stewart Island

Come aboard our express catamarans and experience Foveaux Strait. Keep a look out for wildlife including seals, dolphins and albatross during the one hour Stewart Island ferry crossing between Bluff and Stewart Island. Scheduled ferry services depart daily. Coach connections available...(more)

ROTORUA COMBOS - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua

Located in the central North Island of New Zealand, in the geothermal and adventure wonderland—ROTORUA. Combine two or more adrenalin pumping adventure activities. Plunge over big waterfalls with Kaitiaki Adventures, Zorb down a hill inside an inflatable ball. Try the adventurous 4WD Bush Safari, Tamaki Maori Hangi and Concert, and the Hell’s Gate Mud Bath & Spa...(more)

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MILFORD HELICOPTERS - Fiordland

Location: Fiordland - Milford Sound

Milford Helicopters were formed in 1988 and are the only aviation firm based at Milford Sound. Our helicopter company undertakes all types of work including lifting, supply work, passenger transport for fishing and hunting trips, film and photography work. We are experienced pilots operating in a wonderful environment. Join us to experience the wonder of Milford Sound and surrounding Fiordland...(more)

SEEN AUCKLAND SHEEP FARM TOUR - Waikato

Location: Waikato - Ngaruawahia

Hill country Kiwi sheep farm tour experience exclusive to SEEN AUCKLAND. Half and Full-day tour options departing from Auckland. Paerangi is a 1000 acre sheep and cattle farm, situated amongst picturesque hills and valleys of the north Waikato, just 90 minutes drive from Auckland City. Enjoy a hands on tour and authentic farm lunch complimented with gold-medal New Zealand wines...(more)

NEW ZEALAND TRAILS - New Zealand Wide

Location: Fiordland

Active, easygoing New Zealand hiking tours - fully guided small groups with four-star accommodation and cuisine. Enjoy hikes on the Milford, Routeburn and Hollyford Tracks plus Mt Cook and Arthurs Pass. Iconic activities like the TranzAlpine, Fiordland helicopter and jetboat, Nile River glowworm caves, Fox Glacier hiking and more. See more on our website...(more)

REAL JOURNEYS - Milford Sound

Location: Southland

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)

R&R KAYAKS - Abel Tasman National Park

Location: Nelson - Nelson City

We are a small family-owned sea kayak company. Take advantage of our many years of industry experience and extensive local knowledge. The Abel Tasman National Park is a special place to our family (whānau) and we are excited to share its history and natural beauty with you. Our base is brand new and purpose built - just for sea kayaking!..(more)

ZIG ZAG CHARTERS - Mangonui, Northland

Location: Cape Reinga

Based at Mangonui in stunning Doubtless Bay on the east coast of Northland, New Zealand. Zig Zag Charters offer full day and overnight boat charters as well as day and half-day trips for individual passengers. Our yacht, Zig Zag, is a very stable 58-foot catamaran with two full-bathrooms and two double-berth cabins. Licensed for up to 30 passengers...(more)

POHATU PENGUINS - Akaroa, Banks Peninsula

Location: Christchurch

Pohatu - the largest little penguin colony on mainland New Zealand. Visit this remote and beautiful area, meet the local experts and learn of conservation and day-to-day life of white-flippered penguins within the large Pohatu Colony by 4WD safari. Sea kayaking safaris give wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities and allow the adventurous to explore New Zealand's stunning coastline...(more)

BUCKET LIST CHARTERS - Opua, Bay of Islands

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

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)

MT TARAWERA VOLCANIC TOURS - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua - Rotorua City

Mt Tarawera Volcanic Tours invite you on their Mt Tarawera Crater Walk Experience. Infamous for its eruption on June 10th, 1886, Mt Tarawera created the world's youngest geothermal valley of Waimangu, at the same destroying the legendary Pink and White Terraces. This fully guided walking experience encompasses the unique landscape and history of the area...(more)

WINGS OVER WHALES - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury - Kaikoura

The best way to experience Kaikoura's mighty Sperm whale, playful Dusky Dolphins, and majestic scenery is from above! Whale watching by aeroplane offers the unique perspective of viewing the entire whale as he breathes on the ocean’s surface. You will have your own window seat and the opportunity to clearly view and photograph Kaikoura’s marine wildlife during your 30-minute flight...(more)

STONE HILL HORSE TREK - Pukeatua

Location: Waikato - Putaruru

Enjoy fantastic landscapes with its wild animals on the back of a horse with Stone Hill horse trek. We invite you to discover our farm of over 1500 acres! Catering to all riding abilities from complete beginners to experienced riders. Riding side by side with your friends and family is a lovely way to spend some time on an outing...(more)

MILFORD SOUND SELECT - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown - Queenstown Town

Discover New Zealand's most dramatic landscapes in this beautiful World Heritage Fiordland National Park. Safety and Comfort are our priorities, so this is the tour for you! Includes a boat cruise on Milford Sound, we also have a scenic helicopter trip option. Take an unforgettable trip in our glass roofed coach from Queenstown to Milford Sound with Milford Sound Select...(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)

INTERNATIONAL ANTARCTIC CENTRE - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch North

The International Antarctic Centre in Christchurch is one of New Zealand's best tourist attractions. Offering an exciting for visitors of all ages. Experience the snow room, chill out with the Little Blue Penguins, or learn about life in modern day Antarctica. Take an exhilarating Hagglund ride and experience a 4D movie. It's the coolest fun in town!..(more)

RUSSELL-ORONGO BAY HOLIDAY PARK - Russell, Bay Of Islands

Location: Northland

Four Star Qualmark rated Holiday Park with affordable accommodation including Powered/unpowered sites, self-Contained accommodation, Glamping, Teepee, Lodge for families on a budget or large groups. Pool, Playground, Kiwi trail. Explore the Bay of Islands and Cape Brett track. Close to Twin Coast Cycle tracks (Bike Hire). 55 species of bird and close encounters with rare Weka & Kiwi...(more)

HELLS GATE GEOTHERMAL PARK & MUD SPA - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua

Experience Hell's Gate, Rotorua's spectacular geothermal reserve and mud spa complex. Health-giving muds and sulphurous waters. Traditional Wai Ora Massage—a relaxing full body massage incorporating elements of Miri Miri (Maori massage technique). Mud facials utilising Hells Gate's unique 'Alite' Mud Spa product range—made from the natural muds of the geothermal reserve...(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)

TE PUIA - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua

Arts and crafts are the pages of the Maori culture, like the pictures of a book. It's how stories were told and passed down through generations, how traditions and genealogy were preserved. We give this knowledge freely. We give it to you for nothing. Do the same when your time comes to teach others...(more)

WILDCAT CHARTERS - Golden Bay

Location: Nelson

Come catch real big fish from the abundant Golden Bay waters with Wildcat Charters. We offer the experience and local knowledge to make any fishing trip highly productive and have the fishing grounds which others can but envy. Don't sit ashore and wish, come fill the fry dish on this spectacular fishing charter!..(more)

RAGLAN KOPUA HOLIDAY PARK - Raglan

Location: Waikato

Just two minutes from the beach, Raglan Kopua Holiday Park is a friendly, relaxed and peaceful family camp ground offering a range of accommodation. Spacious grounds provide plenty of room for your tent or ample parking for your motorhome/caravan. Raglan Township is packed full of interesting shops, cafes and restaurants and boasts a great welcoming holiday feel on arrival...(more)

WHALE WATCH - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury - Kaikoura

New Zealand's ultimate year-round nature experience offers exciting close encounters with giant sperm whales. Kaikoura's semi-resident sperm whales share their unique world with many other animals, including other whale and dolphin species, seals and albatross - all regularly sighted on tours. Our 95% success rate means we guarantee an 80% refund if your Whale Watch tour doesn't see a whale...(more)

ABEL TASMAN SEA SHUTTLES - Abel Tasman National Park

Location: Nelson - Kaiteriteri

Visit the stunning Abel Tasman National Park in comfort, safety and style with experienced skippers from Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles. Seven-days-a-week service. All trips offer scenic viewing stops and commentaries about the stunning Abel Tasman National Park features. See wildlife, golden sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and lush native bush...(more)

MOTU RIVER JET - Opotiki

Location: Bay of Plenty

This jet boat trip gives people of all ages access into some New Zealand country which is totally remote, unaltered by man and rarely viewed. This adventure offers a unique experience amongst some of the nicest country in the land. Jet Boat drop-off for kayaking or hunting. Optional historic Motu River walks available...(more)

WILD TROUT ADVENTURES - Hawke's Bay

Location: Hawkes Bay - Hastings

Unrivaled in his unique ability to spot that perfect fish, Gary will introduce you to rivers abundant with trout and can afford to be selective with the catch. With 30 years knowledge of Hawke's Bay rivers and a member of the New Zealand Professional Guide's Association, Gary will make your day, or multi-day package a truly rewarding and memorable experience...(more)

RETARUKE COUNTRY ESTATE - Ruapehu

Location: Ruapehu - National Park Village

To visit is about a warm and genuine heartland experience that is just a bit unique. Enjoy exclusive use of a luxury country lodge set amongst a spectacular working farm that welcomes visitors with lots of stories, activities, adventures and wildlife. Or just relax - you choose because it’s all yours...(more)

DOLPHIN SEAFARIS - Tauranga

Location: Bay of Plenty - Tauranga

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)

REDWOODS TREEWALK - Rotorua

Location: Bay of Plenty

Feel the spirit of Rotorua’s iconic Redwood Forest from above and up close amongst these old gentle giants. This suspended 30-minute ecological walk provides a unique bird’s eye perspective of the forest, capturing its picturesque beauty and ambience which is even more stunning in wet weather...(more)

DRIFTWOOD ECO-TOURS - Marlborough

Location: Marlborough

Driftwood Eco-tours is a boutique company based near Blenheim. Their guides lead small groups into natural environments to learn about the wildlife, history and geology of the area by kayak and vehicle. They have access to the sacred and peaceful Wairau Lagoons, with the special permission of the first indigenous settlers the Rangitane...(more)

ABEL TASMAN KAITERITERI KAYAKS - Abel Tasman National Park

Location: Nelson - Kaiteriteri

Kaiteriteri Kayak is the only kayaking business to operate from Kaiteriteri Beach. Join us and enjoy a blend of good times, great people, personality-plus guides and interactive Abel Tasman kayaking trips! So go for a big day out, big lunch, lots of laughs join a trip with Kaiteriteri Kayak—great little kayak trips...(more)

ASPIRING GUIDES - Wanaka

Location: Canterbury - Mt Cook

Aspiring Guides provides guided ascents of NZ's highest, most iconic peaks such as Mt Cook and Mt Aspiring, as well as offering mountaineering instruction courses and multi-day trekking. Learn backcountry skiing, avalanche awareness & ice-climbing on our winter courses. In winter join us for backcountry skiing & snowboard touring on NZ's glaciated terrain or from our private huts...(more)

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CAPEVIEW COTTAGE - Opotiki

Location: Bay of Plenty - Opotiki

Capeview Cottage is the perfect luxury hideaway in Opotiki, combining privacy and luxury in stunning surrounds at an affordable price. Situated on a peaceful Bay of Plenty farm, the cottage offers self-contained accommodation with spa, DVD, modern kitchen and BBQ area. Your home away from home. Relax and unwind in privacy...(more)

SHAILERS BED & BREAKFAST - Hamilton

Location: Waikato

Shailers Bed and Breakfast offer informative and fun tours of their 400 cow, 128 hectare dairy farm in the picturesque Waikato region in central North Island. Each tour is designed to suit the unique needs of the guests and is influenced by the seasonal activities at the time. Many guests have described this tour as the highlight of their holiday...(more)

ZINDABAR YACHT CHARTER - Kerikeri

Location: Paihia

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)

HASSLE-FREE KAIKOURA TOUR

Location: Canterbury - Kaikoura

Hassle Free Tours provides a full day tour that includes a scenic drive from Christchurch over the Canterbury plains before arriving in Kaikoura. This tour will be informative and entertaining with commentary from our local kiwi guides. On this tour, you'll have time to explore Kaikoura, go on tour with Whale Watch Kaikoura, and visit to a seal colony...(more)

ALBATROSS COLONY - Dunedin

Location: Otago

Visit the only mainland Albatross Colony in the world at the Royal Albatross Centre. Our guided tour includes cultural, social & military history, and the wildlife, with specific focus on the Northern Royal Albatross.Our Unique tour is the best way to experience the history and wildlife of Pukekura. Leave time to appreciate our cafe and gift shop. Reservations necessary...(more)

PHOTO SAFARIS - Queenstown

Location: Canterbury

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)

NZONE SKYDIVE - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown

It takes a special kind of person to jump from an aircraft into thin air. It takes courage. You step out that aircraft door and for 60 seconds free fall towards the ground at 200 kilometres per hour over the most scenic destination in the world. The personal challenge is immense. Operating for 23 years with over 200,000 customers...(more)

WAI-O-TAPU THERMAL WONDERLAND - Rotorua

Location: Waimangu, Waiotapu, Waikite

Welcome to Wai-O-Tapu, a geothermal wonderland thousands of years in the making. Explore spectacular nature in New Zealand's most colourful volcanic area. The modern Visitor Centre provides the gateway to walks with unique photo opportunities and a wide range of features including the Champagne Pool, the Lady Knox geyser erupting daily at 10:15am and the nearby ever active 'Mud Pool'...(more)

WHITE HERON SANCTUARY TOURS - Whataroa, Westland

Location: West Coast

Enjoy a visit New Zealand's only White Heron (Kotuku) nesting colony. The stunning White Heron breeds only in a single secret location in what is one of the most romantic parts of New Zealand—in the Waitangiroto nature reserve—part of the South Westland World Heritage area. Our rainforest nature tours and scenic jetboating operate all year round...(more)

AIR RANGITATA - Mid Canterbury

Location: South Island

Scenic flights and charters from the heart of the South Island of New Zealand. We're ideally located in Mid Canterbury just north of Geraldine. We fly in our high wing Cessna 206 aircraft which can seat five passengers and provides fantastic viewing and photo opportunities. Airport transfers from Christchurch to Queenstown or anywhere in between. Safety is our highest priority...(more)

MY KIWI ADVENTURE - Tongariro National Park

Location: Ruapehu - National Park Village

Conveniently located in National Park Village, My Kiwi Adventure offers a one stop shop for booking all your adventure activities in Tongariro National Park. From transport to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Mt Ruapehu or other local hikes, to mountain biking, guided stand up paddle boarding and much more. Best value, best service guaranteed...(more)

IN STYLE TRAVEL Executive Transport - Wellington

Location: Wellington Airport

In Style Travel Ltd provides luxury car hire in Wellington. Our modern fleet of air-conditioned, unmarked cars, vans and limousines are operated by a team of professional owner-operators. Our Wellington car hire offers an efficient, personalised service. Uniformed, chauffeur-style drivers are able to meet and greet your guests when you can't be there yourself. Airport transfers available...(more)

SCENIC PACIFIC TOURS - Milford Sound, Fiordland

Location: Fiordland

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)

ROVER RINGS TOURS - Wellington

Location: Wellington

Explore the film locations used during filming of Lord of the Rings (LOTR) movies and the greater Wellington region. Visit the Outskirts of the Shire, The Race to the Ferry, Dunharrow, Village of Bree, Rivendell, Fords of Isen, Gardens of Isengard, River Anduin, Minas Tirith and Helms Deep...(more)

NELSON TASMAN AIR - Motueka

Location: Nelson - Abel Tasman National Park

Immerse yourself in what is truly amazing in the Nelson Tasman region, home to some of the most outstanding natural beauty in New Zealand. Nelson Tasman Air will introduce you to the most incredible places and experiences. They make sure you'll love every second of your journey with them...(more)

STONEHENGE AOTEAROA - Wairarapa

Location: Wairarapa

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)

CRATER RIM WALKS - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch East

Crater Rim Walks provide guided 1-day walk on Banks Peninsula, a spectacular extinct volcano within 30 minutes of Christchurch. If you are short on time, a half-day guided walk on Banks Peninsula is for you. Experience the world-class views and enjoy a days' walk with our experienced local guides...(more)

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COAST UP CLOSE AKAROA CRUISES - Akaroa

Location: Christchurch - Akaroa and Banks Peninsula

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)

AKAROA FOX II SAILING AND WILDLIFE TOURS - Akaroa

Location: Canterbury

Sail with dolphins on New Zealand's oldest ketch, the Fox II. See seals, penguins, albatross, and other sea birds on this sailing experience; as crew, or simply relax. Quiet, eco-friendly green boat, two masts, six red sails. Food, refreshments, complimentary coffee/tea. 2.5 hours, departing twice daily from Dalys Wharf, Akaroa late Dec-May. Perfect for company functions, weddings or private charters...(more)

DIVE TUTUKAKA - Northland

Location: Northland - Whangarei

Our helpful team tailors the day to suit you; air-fills, full equipment hire, equipment and retail sales, professional crews and 364-day-a-year operations. PADI training for all levels available. Our purpose-built dive-boats take you to a site matching your ability. With dramatic landscape, passionate people and stories that entwine the two, we offer a comprehensive New Zealand diving experience...(more)

BRIDGE TO NOWHERE LODGE & TOURS - Whanganui River

Location: Whanganui River

Experience the isolation and beauty of the New Zealand bush - a unique, extremely remote wilderness haven accessible only by river. Comfortable accommodation. Delicious farmhouse cuisine. Jet boat tours to the surreal 'Bridge to Nowhere' in the middle of the Whanganui National Park wilderness...(more)

PUKAHA NATIONAL WILDLIFE CENTRE - Wairarapa

Location: Manawatu - Eketahuna

Pukaha National Wildlife Centre is New Zealand's centre for conservation breeding of threatened wildlife, conservation education and forest restoration. We demonstrate how everyone can make a difference in restoring kiwi, kokako, kaka and other native wildlife once present in our forests and return the dawn chorus for everyone to enjoy...(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)

GENTLE ANNIE SEASIDE ACCOMMODATION - Mokihinui, West Coast

Location: West Coast - Westport

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)

MT COOK GLACIER GUIDING - Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

Location: Mt Cook

Mt Cook Glacier Guiding invite you to enjoy spectacular views from the air, heli-hile, snowshoe, or ice climb! It's their pleasure to guide you on your alpine adventure. Hear the groan and grind of this massive moving river of ice, and feel the ice crunch underfoot as you walk on the glacier in New Zealand's big mountain country...(more)

MARGATE-BY-THE-SEA - Dunedin

Location: Otago

Margate-by-the-Sea offers the opportunity to enjoy the stunning beauty of the Otago Peninsula from the privacy of a self-contained two bedroom apartment with spectacular harbour views. The central location of our Dunedin accommodation, on the water's edge in picturesque Turnbulls Bay, is only 20 minutes from the city. Bird-watchers will enjoy wonderful displays of flying, wading and feeding seabirds...(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)

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)

ASPIRING HELICOPTERS WHARE KEA CHALET - Wanaka

Location: Queenstown

Whare Kea Chalet is a luxurious accommodation option and a spectacular base for those looking for the ultimate alpine adventure. A 15-minute scenic flight with Aspiring Helicopters will take you to this exclusive alpine venue. Its surrounding adventures can be enjoyed year round by friends, families and small groups. In winter, it's the perfect base for heli-skiing...(more)

CRATERS OF THE MOON - Taupo

Location: Taupo

Craters of the Moon is a unique walk with a difference; this memorable experience is suitable for young and old. See bubbling craters and steam vents, explosion craters and colourful soils. You can also look at interesting plants that have adapted to be able to thrive in the hot, steamy conditions of the area...(more)

AKAROA SAILING CRUISES - Akaroa, Banks Peninsula

Location: Christchurch

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)

SKYDIVE WANAKA - Wanaka

Location: Wanaka

It's not every day that you strap yourself to a beautiful stranger and leap from a perfectly good aircraft! Welcome to Skydive Wanaka - New Zealand's leading,spectacular, multi award winning, high altitude tandem skydive! Freefall from 15,000 feet and capture your massive freefall smile on camera! Come enjoy free transport from Queenstown...(more)

SOUTHERN GUIDES - Wanaka & South Island

Location: Mt Cook and MacKenzie Country

Contact our friendly team for some ideas and inspiration on things to do in and around Wanaka. Through Southern Guides, we offer a number of hiking, biking, ski-field transport and many other adventurous activities. For something a little more relaxing, our Wanaka Wine Tours options are the ideal way to spend your time in New Zealand...(more)