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Abel Tasman Cruise & Walk Open Day Pass, Abel Tasman

This Cruise and Walk Open Day Pass allows you complete flexibility to explore Abel Tasman National Park by cruise and also on foot.

Akaroa & Banks Peninsula with Dolphin Cruise

Travel over the beautiful Banks Peninsula to Akaroa via a high backroad summit route in a deluxe 4WD mini-coach on this fully guided exclusive private day tour.

Alpine Safari Tour, Christchurch

10 hours Year round
Named after one of Europe's most incredible mountain ranges for a reason, New Zealand's Southern Alps stretch like a mountainous backbone down the country's South Island.

America’s Cup Sailing Experience, Auckland

2 hours Year round
This is an appropriate excursion while spending time in New Zealand's 'City of Sails', an unforgettable trip that heads for two hours out onto the water by sailboat.

Around Mt Taranaki Tour, Taranaki

6–7 hours Year round
A full-day scenic tour into the Egmont National Park and around the Taranaki volcanoes.

Arthur’s Pass National Park and the Otira Gorge, Christchurch

Traveling on the world famous TranzAlpine train, experience the spectacular Otira Gorge, the native forests, mountain vistas and the mighty Waimakariri River. View Cave Stream Reserve (Narnia country), Castle Hill Rocks and the high country on this privately guided tour. 

Auckland’s Untamed Island (Great Barrier)

11.5 hours Year round
A 30-minute flight by light plane will carry you over the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf and to the majestic Great Barrier Island (known locally as simply 'The Barrier').

Best of Both Worlds Tour, Auckland

8.5 hours Year round
Auckland is set on 48 dormant volcano cones and between two harbours, the sparkling Waitemata and the brooding Manukau. Known as the City of Sails, it is New Zealand's largest and busiest city.

Best of The Bay Private Tour, Napier

4 hours Year round
Join a guide for a half-day tour of the best Hawkes Bay has to offer, including delicious foods, fruit and wine, Maori elders and artists.

Bridge To Nowhere Jet Boat Tour & Walk, Whanganui

4 hours Year round
Led by a guide who will share stories en route, this is more than just an area of natural wonder

Buried Village of Te Wairoa

Obliterated by the volcanic eruption of Mt Tarawera in 1886, the buried village of Te Wairoa is now the most famous archaeological site in New Zealand. 

Cape Reinga By Air

5 hours Jan-Apr, Sep-Dec
Fly up to New Zealand's Cape Reinga via Northland's spectacular harbours and beautiful beaches.

Carino Sailing & Dolphin Adventures, Bay of Islands

6 hours Jan-May, Sep-Dec
The Bay of Islands form a sparkling tropical crown to the normally temperate island of the North Island, spreading into turquoise waters and tempting a spread of marine life to their warm depths.

Dark Sky Experience, Lake Tekapo

Embark on a journey 13.8 billion years in the making... with an immersive multi-media introduction to the universe.

Dart River Wilderness Safari, Queenstown

6 hours Year round
A braided and winding river system that is always changing, the Dart River is the perfect waterway to show off the thrilling capabilities of a jet boat.

Discover Christchurch – Double Decker City Tour

3.5 hours Year round
Today enjoy a fun and informative tour of Christchurch, on a London Double Decker bus!

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise, Manapouri

One of our most popular excursions on the South Island, an overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound is truly an experience of a lifetime.

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise, Manapouri

Marvel at the sound of silence as you drift through Majestic and awe inspiring Doubtful Sound on this day cruise in the Fiordland.

Essential Queenstown Combo, Queenstown

3 hours Year round
Combining two of Queenstown's premier activities, this trip features a world-famous jet boat experience followed by a thrilling journey by 4WD.

Farewell Spit Eco Tour, Golden Bay

6.5 hours Year round
Qualmark endorsed visitor activity Departing from Collingwood, this tour takes in many of the highlights of Farewell Spit.

Franz Josef Heli-hike, West Coast

4 hours Year round
Fly over this iconic glacier by helicopter before landing to take a guided walk over the ice seeing glacial pools, crevasses and even blue ice.

Gannet Safaris Overland Tour, Hastings

3 hours Jan-Apr, Sep-Dec
The largest and most accessible mainland gannet colony in the world, Cape Kidnappers near Hastings on the North Island is an easily made, but incredible trip.

Guided Sea Kayaking, Picton

7.5 hours Year round
Journey through Marlborough's emerald-coloured scenery by sea kayak, paddling past bush-clad shorelines and along golden beaches.

Hahei Explorer at Cathedral Cove, Coromandel

This exhilarating boat trip takes you into the spectacular coastal islands of the Marine Reserve and the world-famous Cathedral Cove. Board the Hahei Explorer directly from Hahei beach and travel up to 14 kms.

Half Day Wine Tour, Blenheim

4 hours Year round
Marlborough's famous wine valley offers a unique diversity of flavours that is well worth taking the time to explore.

Hobbiton Movie Set & Farm Tour, Matamata

1.75 hours Year round
Lord of the Rings trilogy, the site of Hobbiton, home to Sam, Frodo and his uncle Bilbo, was reconstructed for the new films of the Hobbit.

Hooker Valley Guided Walk, Mt Cook

7 hours Year round
This guided day walk up the Hooker Valley (4km, 2.5 miles), provides breathtaking views of some of New Zealand's highest and most enthralling peaks.

Huka Falls Jet, Taupo

A unique combination of excitement and natural beauty, this is a 30-minute jet boat ride to Taupo's bubbling Huka Falls.

Introducing Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington

1 hours Year round
A tour of Wellington's cultural highlight at the Te Papa Museum. On arrival, you will join your Te Papa Tongarewa guide at the museum's Information Desk where the tour will begin.

Jet Boat & Wilderness Walk, Lake Wanaka

Come with us on the most exciting half day wilderness jet boating adventure set amongst the spectacular scenery of World Heritage Mount Aspiring National Park.

Kaikoura Wings over Whales Day Tour

Admire dramatic landscapes and epic marine wildlife on this full-day small group tour to Kaikoura, the whale watching capital of New Zealand.

Kapiti Island Day Tour

6 hours Year round
Although Kapiti Island is one of New Zealand's most accessible wildlife and marine reserves, the island is strictly protected, allowing only fifty visitors access per day.

Kiwi Dundee Nature & Coast Adventure, Coromandel

8 hours Year round
A personalised guided walk on the unsurpassable Coromandel Peninsula.

Lake Cruise & Island Nature Walk, Wanaka

3–4 hours Year round
Join a half-day adventure cruising over Lake Wanaka to Mou Waho Island.

Lakeshore, Forest & Bird Walk, Queenstown

3–4 hours Year round
This guided walk is a unique nature interpretative experience.

Luxury Boutique Overnight Cruise, Milford Sound

The Fiordland Jewel offers a new and luxury boutique cruising experience.

Martinborough in a Day Wine Tour

6 hours Year round
Named for its founder in 1870, the fanciful town of Martinborough has since become renowned for its stretches of thriving vineyard and impecable vintages.

Matakohe Kauri Museum, Northland

Historically harvested for the construction of ships, the monumental Kauri trees of northern New Zealand are tall and straight with almost no lower branches to detract from the idyllically smooth structure.

Middle-earth Filming Locations Tour, Wellington

8 hours Year round
An extended, full-day tour, this excursion allows fans to enjoy a myriad of the filming locations for the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Milford Sound Cruise and Kayak, Te Anau

Kayaking on Milford Sound is an extraordinary experience, where the stunning scenery is all the more dramatic from sea level.

Milford Sound Fly/Nature Cruise, Queenstown

4.5 hours Year round
A journey to Milford Sound by air and from the water, this journey begins when a vehicle picks guests up from their hotel for a transfer to the Queenstown Airport.

Milford Sound Nature Cruise, Milford

2.25 hours Year round
Exploring the length of the fiord you’ll learn about the history of the region and benefit from the knowledge of a specialist nature guide.

Mitai Maori Hangi & Concert, Rotorua

3.25 hours Year round
An evening at Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture.

Mt Aspiring and Glaciers Scenic Helicopter Flight

1 hours Year round
Discover the spectacular Mount Aspiring National Park, New Zealand's third…

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, Blenheim

Presenting one of the world's largest displays of World War I aircraft, the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre is home to a superb display of New Zealand's aviation history.

Orakei Hidden Valley Landing & Tour (Floatplane), Taupo

2.25 hours Year round
Combine a flight over the stunning volcano of Mount Tarawera with a floatplane landing to explore Orakei Korako 'The Hidden Valley'.

Orakei Korako Admission, Taupo

Orakei Korako, New Zealand’s largest geyser field is a highly active geothermal area located just north of Taupo alongside the Waikato River.

Orokonui Eco-Sanctuary Guided Tour, Dunedin

2 hours Year round
The Orokonui Eco-Sanctuary is a 307-hectare stretch of native forest in Dunedin, found on the east coast of the South Island.

Penguin Place, Dunedin

1.5 hours Year round
A unique and private conservation site that aims at saving one of the rarest penguins from extinction,

Peninsula Encounters Tour, Dunedin

6 hours Apr-Sep
The ultimate Otago Peninsula tour, this memorable half-day wildlife experience combines a trekking tour and cruise to give you a unique insight into some of the world's rarest wildlife.

Pukaha Mount Bruce Guided Tour, Wairarapa

2 hours Year round
A conservation center that focuses on the restoration of New Zealand's iconic native wildlife, Pukaha Mount Bruce currently puts its focus on many of the island's endemic bird species.

Queen Charlotte Track Guided Walk & Wildlife, Marlborough Sounds

9 hours Year round
Considered by many to be one of the South Island's most picturesque corners, the Queen Charlotte Track is often held to be on par with the country's famous nine great walks.

Rangitoto Volcanic Island Tour, Auckland

4 hours Year round
Aboard this 4WD tour, you will head into New Zealand's fiery past, to learn all about the power of the Rangitoto Volcanic Island.

Remarkables Discovery Flight, Queenstown

After arriving at the Queenstown Airport (a courtesy transfer is available from your accommodation if you do not have private transportation), you will be introduced to the flight crew before boarding your helicopter to begin this remarkable journey (no pun intended).

Rotorua Diamond Sightseeing Pass

This is a special sightseeing pass which allows admission to five of Rotorua's most popular attractions.

Safari of The Scenes – Glenorchy, Queenstown

This tour is dedicated to re-visiting the captivating scenery of Middle-earth from Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Sailing in Abel Tasman National Park

6.5 hours Year round
A coastline that features intriguing and isolated estuaries, emerald-covered spits and golden sand beaches that glow white in the southern sun, Abel Tasman National Park is an area of coastal beauty and delights.

Seals ‘n’ Beach, Abel Tasman

10 hours Year round
Qualmark endorsed visitor activity Beginning in Kaiteriteri (with optional transfer from Nelson), this is a full-day catamaran journey aboard the Abel Tasman Voyager that heads along the golden expanse of Onetahuti Beach, and goes out in search of the highlights of Abel Tasman's unique wildlife and history.

Shotover Jet Boat Ride, Queenstown

1.5 hours Year round
One of the world's most exciting Jet boat rides.

Siberia Experience, Lake Wanaka

4 hours Year round
Departing from Makarora, the half-day Siberia Experience Fly-Walk-Jetboat tour is a thrilling combination tour by air, land and water.

Space Place at Carter Observatory, Wellington

Standing at the top of Wellington's Botanic Gardens, Space Place (formerly Carter Observatory) is only a brief journey from downtown Wellington.

Stewart Island Coastal Highlights

8 hours Jan-May, Sep-Dec
Joining your Ruggedy Range guide in the morning, you will begin your journey, combining sea, beach, land and wildlife in Rakiura National Park.

Swim With Dolphins Tour, Akaroa

3 hours Year round
Home to the world's smallest and rarest species of dolphin, the Akaroa's endangered Hector's Dolphin is a touching and charismatic animal to view.

Tasman Glacier Boat Cruise, Mt Cook

3 hours Jan-May, Sep-Dec
A memorable encounter with New Zealand's largest glacier, this journey travels by boat out towards the face of the Tasman Glacier itself.

Taste of Waiheke, Auckland

5 hours Year round
On this small group guided tour see some of the Waiheke Island's most iconic vineyards and wine producers.

Taupo Riverjet Volcanic Tour, Lake Taupo

5.5 hours Year round
Your tour begins with a lookout over the Great Lake and the rugged volcanic region which includes Mt Ruapehu itself.

Te Hoenga Waka Voyage Haruru Falls, Bay of Islands

3 hours Jan-Apr, Oct-Dec
The tropical Bay of Islands is home to the proud Ngapuhi, New Zealand's largest tribal Maori group, and is an important area of cultural history.

Te Po Indigenous Evening at Te Puia, Rotorua

4.5 hours Year round
Experience both Maori heritage and culture as well as witness the incredible geothermal activity for which Rotorua is famed.

The Classic Art Deco Walking Tour, Napier

2.5 hours Year round
Qualmark endorsed visitor activity. Levelled by an earthquake and the resulting fire in 1931, and rebuilt in the depths of the great depression, Napier is one of the world's most unique and stylish cities.

The Grand Traverse of Mt Cook

1 hours Year round
An incredible stretch of land that encompasses towering mountains, sparkling lakes, and icy glaciers, a journey over the South Island by flight is a marvelous way to witness many of the area's incredible highlights.

The Summit Experience at Mt John Observatory, Lake Tekapo

2 hours Year round
Dedicated to keeping the skies light-pollution free, the Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve is one of the world’s best destinations for astronomy enthusiasts.

Tiritiri Matangi Island Full Day Tour, Auckland

8 hours Year round
This tour gives guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the world's most successful conservation projects on Tiritiri Matangi Island.

Tongariro Full Day Guided Walk, Taupo

9 hours Year round
Tongariro National Park takes in the twin peaks of Tongariro and Ruapehu and is popular with hikers and skiers.

Tongariro Sunset Guided Walk, Taupo

2 hours Year round
This two-hour sunset bush walk comprises a choice of two tracks, one on Tongariro and one on Mt Ruapehu and is led by a guide who is an expert in this National Park.

Twilight Encounter, Hokianga

4 hours Year round
Head into the towering Waipoua forest at twilight when the warmth of the summer sun colours the world in corals and golds.

Twin Glacier Flight, Franz Josef

A journey by plane over two of New Zealand's most famous glaciers, this flight takes you over both Franz Josef and Fox Glacier.

Ultimate Waitangi Sound & Light Show, Northland

2 hours Jan-Apr, Oct-Dec
A renowned evening show that combines the tapestry of Maori culture with live drama, this performance makes excellent use of sound and light to great dramatic effect.

Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary, Stewart Island

4 hours Year round
Although it is only a short, 10-minute ride across the Paterson Inlet from Stewart Island to Ulva Island, this predator-free reserve, in many ways it feels as though it were worlds away.

Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Waitangi

2 hours Year round
The Waitangi Treaty Grounds, overlooking the beautiful Bay of Islands, is one of New Zealand's most important historic sites.

Waitomo Glow Worm Cave & Ruakuri Cave, Waitomo

3 hours Year round
This is a guided walk that leads visitors through the amazing Cathedral Cave, whose high ceilings and limestone walls provide excellent acoustics.

West Coast Treetop Walkway, Hokitika

Experience life with the birds high in the ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopy.

Western Explorer: TranzAlpine, Alps, Podocarps and Ice, Christchurch

Journey from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass on one of the world's best rail journeys - the TranzAlpine.

Whale and Dolphin Eco Safari, Auckland

4.5 hours Year round
Travel aboard a luxury 20m high speed catamaran out into the Hauraki Gulf in search of the resident sea birds, whales and dolphins that call these waters home.

Whale Watch, Kaikoura

3.5 hours Year round
A marvelous place to see a range of cetaceans, Kaikoura is known as the whale watching capital of New Zealand.

Whanganui River Canoeing Adventure

The river from Taumarunui to Pipiriki is part of the Great Walk network and this full-day, fully guided canoe trip carries visitors through this area of rich greenery and tranquil waters.

Whirinaki Forest Full Day Guided Walk, Rotorua

Whirinaki Forest Park is renowned for ancient trees, rich biodiversity and stunning scenery while this walk is regarded as one of NZ's best one day walks.

White Heron Sanctuary Tour, Whataroa

2.5 hours Jan-Mar, Oct-Dec
This is a journey into New Zealand's wilderness, and a magnificent tour that takes bird and nature enthusiasts alike up rivers and through bush in order to view some of this country's magnificent birdlife.

Wilderness Experience, Auckland

5 hours Year round
This premier, award winning eco tour takes you to Auckland’s neighbouring Waitakere Ranges to explore the scenic delights of this part of under-discovered New Zealand.

Zealandia Ecosanctuary, Wellington

3.5 hours Year round
Zealandia is the world's first urban wildlife eco-sanctuary with 225 hectares of wilderness and home to some of NZ's rarest and most endangered wildlife.