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1 Penguin Place
Penguin Place

Penguin perfection fr £29pp

While staying in the very Scottish town of Dunedin, on New Zealand's beautiful South Island, it is well worth taking this memorable tour during which you can get up close to these loveable creatures. You begin with a short talk outlining the issues Yellow Eyed Penguins are facing, their life cycle and how the project to protect and care for them is carried out.

A short bus trip over the farm then takes small groups on to the reserve where your guide will lead you on foot through a unique system of covered trenches into viewing hides, allowing access to the living areas and breeding grounds of this shy penguin, providing the opportunity to see and photograph undisturbed activity at close range. You gain first hand information of these wonderful birds from distances down to less than a metre.

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1 Penguin Place

Penguin Place

2 Discover Christchurch
Discover Christchurch

Get to know the city fr £34pp

Christchurch is one of those lovely cities that you will fall in love with from the very start. And on this three hour discovery tour you will get to see lots of the sights. Begin on the Western side of the city before travelling through the central city, the port and seaside suburbs and the Sign of the Takahe and by the end you will have a real flavour of the place.

The city is alive with colour, atmosphere and world-class attractions, including the International Antarctic Centre, Orana Park and Willowbank Wildlife Park. Christchurch is known internationally as the "Garden City" because of its spectacular gardens and is also home to a number of excellent cafes, bars and restaurants. Other highlights include the Botanical Gardens, Lyttelton, Sumner, Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula.

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2 Discover Christchurch

Discover Christchurch

3 Morning City Highlights
Morning City Highlights

See Auckland's top attractions fr £34pp

This comprehensive scenic tour makes a great introdution to the sights of Auckland. See first hand why it is known as the City of Sails as you enjoy a trip over the Harbour Bridge. Visit the famous Auckland landmark of Mount Eden, a dormant volcano whose summit offers excellent panoramic views of the city and harbours and where you will see evidence of Auckland's volcanic history.

This sightseeing tour also takes in the Auckland Domain, the city's oldest park and the amazing sky tower. On this tour you will also visit the trendy shopping area of Parnell Village with its historical buildings that have been transformed into boutiques, antique, craft and specialty shops. You are then taken along the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive before returning to the downtown area.

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3 Morning City Highlights

Morning City Highlights

4 Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary By Night
Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary By Night

Spot the wild kiwi fr £42pp

Join your guide at the Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary, which is located at the end of Waiapu Road, Karori, about five minutes drive from the centre of the city, to begin your Night Tour of this award winning attraction. With more than 225 hectares of regenerating native forest and 40 species of birds, it is a unique, world-first eco-attraction.


Discover the story of New Zealand's natural history and conservation movement with a brand new, world class interactive exhibition. Afterwards, your guide will lead you on a torch lit expedition into the world's first fenced urban wildlife sanctuary, in search of the rare sights and sounds of New Zealand's native bush. This fun tour lasts fro around two and a half hours.

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4 Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary By Night

Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary By Night

5 Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Join the movie set fr £43pp

You join your Hobbiton Movie Set Tours guide at The Shire's Rest, 501 Buckland Road, Matamata. This essential stop for every Lord of the Rings fan allows a visit to the actual Hobbiton village from the movie trilogies. The tour starts with a drive through a 1,250 acre working sheep farm. The Hobbit Holes, Green Dragon Inn, Mill and other structures created for the films can then be viewed.


See how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle Earth. A tour guide escorts you through the 10 acre site while recounting fascinating details on how the movie set was created. At the end of the tour enjoy a drink at the Green Dragon Inn and relax in hand-crafted leather chairs in front of a crackling fire taking in the view across the lake to the mill and Bag End

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5 Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

6 Weta Workshop...There & Back Again
Weta Workshop...There & Back Again

Secrets of the movies fr £46pp

Made famous by the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Weta Workshop is world renowned for creating incredible movie props and practical effects. On this popular family tour you begin with a behind the scenes film showcasing the company's history before a workshop technician takes you on a journey filled with real films props and working artists.


Enjoy seeing and learning about the creative process from start to finish and relive the magic of countless movies. The tour lasts for around two and a half hours and is perfect for Lord of the Rings fans who are visiting Wellington. This great New Zealand city has lots of attractions and this tour is certainly up with the best of them.

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6 Weta Workshop...There & Back Again

Weta Workshop...There & Back Again

7 Coastal Pacific Train - Kaikoura
Coastal Pacific Train - Kaikoura

Coast along the coast fr £49pp

The Coastal Pacific train travels between Christchurch, the South Island’s largest city, and the delightful port of Picton. This journey is a scenic feast of New Zealand, with the Kaikoura mountain ranges on one side of your carriage and the rugged Pacific Ocean coastline on the other. Along the way you pass through the village of Kaikoura, where you can break your journey for whale watching or swimming with the dolphins.

On this trip from Christchurch you travel through some of New Zealand’s finest horticultural and farmland areas, and see amazing wildlife such as dolphins, seals and penguins from the comfort of your train carriage. One of the world's most scenic train journeys, the Coastal Pacific travels through 22 tunnels and crosses 175 bridges and the train has an open air viewing carriage.

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7 Coastal Pacific Train - Kaikoura

Coastal Pacific Train - Kaikoura

8 Queenstown Highlights
Queenstown Highlights

Tip top tour fr £49pp

This is an excellent all round tour especially for those with limited time. The itinerary includes a visit to Queenstown Hill, with its spectacular bird’s eye views of the town, Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range. Next, head out to the AJ Hackett Bungy Bridge to discover the secrets of bungy with a behind the scenes tour, before watching intrepid jumpers from the viewing deck.

Gibbston Valley Winery is the next destination where you enjoy a selection of three wines produced onsite, and then visit the region’s only cheesery. The Lord of the Rings film sites are always a highlight so get ready to be transported to Middle Earth at the Kawarau Gorge, film location for the Pillars of the Kings. Finally, spend some time in the beautiful and captivating village of Arrowtown with its golden history and colonial architecture.

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8 Queenstown Highlights

Queenstown Highlights

9 Taieri Gorge Railway Half Day
Taieri Gorge Railway Half Day

Steam off to the gorge fr £49pp

Join your Taieri Gorge Railway train at the Dunedin Railway Station to begin your half day journey from this very Scottish town through the rugged and spectacular Taieri River Gorge to Pukerangi and back again. The vintage steam train travels across wrought iron viaducts and through tunnels which were carved by hand more than 100 years ago.

With a full commentary, photographic stops and on-board refreshments the train offers year round, all-weather entertainment. If you have more time, you can also take a full day trip to the gorge. And before you leave, or when you return, look around the railway station itself which is famous for its colourful tiles and architecture. There is lots to see and do when staying in Dunedin, but this trip is worth taking and will leave you with great memories.

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9 Taieri Gorge Railway Half Day

Taieri Gorge Railway Half Day

10 'Hole in the Rock' Dolphin Cruise
'Hole in the Rock'  Dolphin Cruise

Date with the dolphins fr £52pp

This fun adventure begins when you board your Dolphin Seeker boat at Paihia Wharf, next to the Maritime Building on the waterfront or at Russell Wharf. On this memorable half day 'Hole in the Rock' Dolphin cruise you sail on a catamaran with large outdoor viewing and seating decks. Cruise past some of the 144 islands that make up the Bay and keep a look out for dolphins, whales and other marine life.


You pass the Cape Brett Lighthouse before arriving at the Hole in the Rock. Then get ready to hold your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space with the rock walls soaring high above. This popular morning cruise is a favourite with visitors to the Bay of Islands and is a great way to get up close to the dolphins who love to play in this beautiful area.

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10 'Hole in the Rock'  Dolphin Cruise

'Hole in the Rock' Dolphin Cruise

11 Lord of The Rings & Weta Cave Tour
Lord of The Rings & Weta Cave Tour

Magic of the movies fr £55pp

You are picked up from your accommodation and taken to the Wellington Information Centre, the departure point of your morning or afternoon tour. Then join your guide to begin a Lord of the Rings Half Day trip around the Wellington region exploring the film locations and pass the Embassy Movie theatre that held the world premier of Return of the King where 100,000 people gathered to watch.

Then it's up to Mt Victoria. After a quick stop at the lookout, your guide will drive down to the 'Green Belt'. Here you will walk through the forest to stand where the actors stood while filming. Next stop is the Weta Cave and Workshop Exhibition for a guided tour of the prop-making and make-up side of Weta Studios. This fun tour lasts for four hours then you are dropped off back at your hotel.

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11 Lord of The Rings & Weta Cave Tour

Lord of The Rings & Weta Cave Tour

12 Dolphin Eco Encounter
Dolphin Eco Encounter

Real dolphin encounter fr £56pp

On this ultimate marine adventure in the Bay of Islands you’ll get right up close to the dolphins. The Bay has warm waters for swimming with dolphins and after your memorable encounter with the playful creatures you can enjoy an island stopover at beautiful Urupukapuka Island, where you can stay and relax for the rest of the day at no extra cost.


The time spent swimming with the dolphins on this popular excursion will depend on local conditions, but all those taking part should be competent and confident in the water. On this trip you should wear bathing costumes under your clothes for ease of changing and bring a towel and some warmer gear to change into. Hotel pick ups and drop offs are included.

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12 Dolphin Eco Encounter

Dolphin Eco Encounter

13 Tamaki Maori Village Hangi & Concert
Tamaki Maori Village Hangi & Concert

Hang out at hangi fr £61pp

Yor are picked up from your accommodation to begin an evening of ceremonial rituals. Board a coach for the short journey to Tamaki Maori Village, nestled in the thick of an ancient, native Tawa forest. En-route your guide will instruct you on the rules of entering a Marae and the protocol you must observe. As you make your way to the village, you'll learn about the great Maori migration.


Enter the ancestral Meeting House at the heart of the village and relax as the hosts entertain you with a powerful cultural performance. The evening highlight - the traditional Hangi Buffet Meal - now begins. when the food laden hangi baskets are pulled from the pit. You are also given a full commentary on how the meal is prepared and cooked. The evening ends with traditional songs and speeches.

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13 Tamaki Maori Village Hangi & Concert

Tamaki Maori Village Hangi & Concert

14 Auckland Bridge Climb
Auckland Bridge Climb

Plan to cross the span fr £67pp

This is an unforgettable adventure that takes climbers under, around, up and over the historic Auckland Harbour Bridge. The suspended span bridge, started in 1955, was the last of its kind to be built in the world. Custom engineered walkways provide a safe, enjoyable and easy-going experience while showcasing the incredible sights, sounds and activity of the harbour and city.

This is the only Bridge Climb in New Zealand complete with tour guide, full commentary, and great photo opportunities at the summit. The tour includes courtesy transfers from Auckland Maritime Museum, Viaduct Harbour to Westhaven Reserve and return. This is really one attraction that you won't want to miss while holidaying in the North Island.

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14 Auckland Bridge Climb

Auckland Bridge Climb

15 Dune Rider Cape Reinga via 90 Mile Beach
Dune Rider Cape Reinga  via 90 Mile Beach

Sand dunes and ancient forests fr £74pp

Starting in Paihia, travel to Cooper's Beach Cafe on the beautiful east coast for a morning tea stop before driving on to Waiharara and the ancient buried Kauri forest. Next stop is the Aupouri Pine Forest, with its herds of wild horses, then the famous Ninety Mile Beach to take in the views. Enjoy an exhilarating ride through the Te Paki stream and climb the giant sand dunes before tobogganing down.


At Cape Reinga you see the crashing waves where the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean collide. The splendid isolation of the lighthouse and the location of the Spirit Tree are just some of the highlights of this spiritual place. After lunch at Waitiki continue to Awanui and browse finished products made from ancient and massive Kauri timber and end the tour at the world famous' Mangonui Fish shop.

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15 Dune Rider Cape Reinga  via 90 Mile Beach

Dune Rider Cape Reinga via 90 Mile Beach

16 Peninsula Encounters Tour & Cruise
Peninsula Encounters Tour & Cruise

Wildlife wonders fr £74pp

This is the ultimate Otago Peninsula tour - a memorable wildlife experience while staying in Dunedin during which you get a unique insight into some of the world's rarest wildlife. Travel the length and breadth of the Otago Peninsula, one of the world's few untouched areas, with amazing wildlife and spectacular scenery. This wildlife trek enables close, secluded viewing of the unique and world-renowned wildlife living on the peninsula.

In addition to the 20 species of marine and wading birds, the main 'stars' you will see include the Royal Albatross, Hookers Sealions, Blue Penguins, New Zealand Fur Seals and Yellow Eyed Penguins. Then a tour guide will take you to Weller's Rock Wharf for a Monarch Wildlife Cruise. Travel by boat out on the open ocean to a point below the Taiaroa Head Albatross Colony for a unique view of these magnificent birds from the water.

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16 Peninsula Encounters Tour & Cruise

Peninsula Encounters Tour & Cruise

17 Discover The Bay
Discover The Bay

Sail around the islands fr £75pp

Board your Explore Group catamaran either at Paihia or Russell Wharf for this half day Discover the Bay cruise during which you see the very best of the Bay of Islands. Experience the spectacular scenery in an area that is soaked in rich culture and history and encounter diverse wildlife. particularly playful dolphins, in their natural surroundings as you sail among the 144 islands.


The skipper will give a fascinating and informative commentary throughout the cruise and the trip will include a visit to the iconic Hole in the Rock and when conditions permit, travel through it. During summer months your trip will also include an island stop at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island. This popular family trip lasts for around four hours.

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17 Discover The Bay

Discover The Bay

18 The Cream Trip - Day in the Bay inc Dolphin Swim
The Cream Trip - Day in the Bay inc Dolphin Swim

Best of the Bay fr £77pp

If you want to see the best of the Bay of Islands in one day then this is the cruise for you. After boarding the state of the art catamaran Tangaroa III, you'll do The Original Cream Trip, taking in the awesome Hole in the Rock and going ashore to explore one of the most beautiful islands. You'll also see the spectacular Black Rocks - unusual volcanic formations found in only two places in the world.


Meander in and out of the many picturesque bays calling on the locals, delivering their supplies, groceries and mail as the boat has done for more than 100 years. The leisurely pace means you'll get up close to wildlife. You may see seals, dolphins or even whales and endless bird and fish life. The catamaran's underwater camera is designed to give you stunning views of the marine life.

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18 The Cream Trip - Day in the Bay inc Dolphin Swim

The Cream Trip - Day in the Bay inc Dolphin Swim

19 Sky Walk 360
Sky Walk 360

Hang out on the tower fr £77pp

Walk the 1.2 metre-wide walkway around Auckland’s famous Sky Tower – 192 metres above the ground, no handrails and nothing but air on either side of you! SkyWalk is one of New Zealand's most exhilarating and unique tourist attractions and certainly the most thrilling adventure activity to be had in the city and you will never forget this 360 degree walk in space.

This tower is the tallest in the Southern Hemisphere and while walking around it you stop at several points to have your photo taken, admire the spectacular city views and the sparkling harbour, learn a little about Auckland history and landmarks and look down at the tiny cars and people. You’ll also hear the amazing story of the tower’s construction and if you're brave enough have a go at hanging over the edge.

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19 Sky Walk 360

Sky Walk 360

20 Shotover Jet Boat Ride
Shotover Jet Boat Ride

Shoot the rapids fr £78pp

Get ready for the world's most exciting Jet Boat ride! Shotover Jet is the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons. It's a thrilling ride - skimming past rocky outcrops at close range in your Shotover Jet 'Big Red', as you twist and turn through the narrow canyons at breathtaking speeds. And a major highlight - hold tight for the world famous Shotover Jet full 360 degree spins.

Since 1970 more than two million passengers have been thrilled by the unique Shotover Jet experience, and now it's your turn. Queenstown is set among stunning mountain scenery and there are a mind boggling array of things to see and do when visiting. But as you are in the adrenaline junkies' capital of the world you can't leave without trying at least one white knuckle experience.

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20 Shotover Jet Boat Ride

Shotover Jet Boat Ride

21 Te Puia with Evening Cultural Experience
Te Puia with Evening Cultural Experience

Explore the Thermal Valley fr £83pp

Join your guide at Te Puia New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Hemo Road, Rotorua, to begin this fascinating tour. Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley has inspired the local Maori people for centuries and the guides will recount stories handed down from their ancestors as you explore this unique geothermal reserve.


Have your cameras ready as you see the boiling mud and sulphur pools and the giant 100 ft Pohutu Geyser, which erupts up to 20 times a day. Then join Evening Cultural Experience (Te Po), which is a combination of cultural storytelling, entertainment and a traditional dinner. This memorable tour ends at around 9:00pm

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21 Te Puia with Evening Cultural Experience

Te Puia with Evening Cultural Experience

22 Middle Earth Filming Locations
Middle Earth Filming Locations

Get down to Earth fr £87pp

This half-day tour reveals the key film locations within an hour of central Wellington and is a must for any Lord of the Rings fans. Highlights include the outskirts of the Shire, the Gardens of Isengard, the River Anduin, and the sites of Helm’s Deep and Minas Tirith. Stroll where the hobbits raced to the ferry and hid from the Nazgul, through the elf kingdom of Rivendell and beside the Fords of Isen.

Called the coolest little capital in the world, Wellington is known for its vibrant arts scene, classy cafe and restaurant culture and active outdoor lifestyle. Set around an attractive waterfront, you'll be hard pressed to find any city that's easier to get around. Wellington has more more cafes, bars and restaurants than New York and this creative, cosmopolitan city combines sophistication with the warmth and personality of a village.

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22 Middle Earth Filming Locations

Middle Earth Filming Locations

23 AJ Hackett Bungy Auckland
AJ Hackett Bungy Auckland

Drop of fun on the bridge fr £88pp

Visitors to New Zealand who are not going to the South Island don't have to miss out on that iconic white knuckle experience - the famous AJ Hackett Bungy. The company originated in the adrenaline junkies' mecca of Queenstown - but they are now operating in Auckland and, if you are brave enough, you can take the fall from the Harbour Bridge over the Pacific Ocean.

Auckland's steel coathanger bridge, spanning the mighty Waitemata Harbour, is now the home of the world's first harbour bridge Bungy Jump. This Bridge Bungy has a uniquely Auckland flavour and is something that should definitely not be missed! And there will be pictures taken of your 'drop' so you can impress family and friends when you get home.

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23 AJ Hackett Bungy Auckland

AJ Hackett Bungy Auckland

24 America's Cup Sailing Experience
America's Cup Sailing Experience

Sail of the century fr £91pp

Board your Explore Group vessel at Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, to begin this two hour America's Cup Experience tour. You become part of the crew on this authentic America's Cup yacht, taking the helm and exerting energy on the grinders. Or you can sit back and enjoy the action and scenery as you sail the beautiful Waitemata Harbour.

On this exciting trip, when no sailing experience is necessary, you will feel the thrill of the wind in your face as you tack and jibe. These powerful and highly engineered race vessels are usually the domain of billionaires and elite professional yachties, but this voyage offers everyone the opportunity to sail these grand prix racing machines.

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24 America's Cup Sailing Experience

America's Cup Sailing Experience

25 Kapiti Island Day Tour
Kapiti Island Day Tour

A date with nature fr £96pp

This is a full day trip from Wellington to one of New Zealand's most revered nature reserves. Kapiti Island is home to an internationally famed reserve protecting some of the world's rarest and most endangered birds. After driving around Wellington's beautiful harbour and on to the coast, you take a 10 minute ferry trip to Kapiti Island, passing through a marine reserve.

Once on the island, you are guided along the bush trails and coastal tracks among rare native birds and bush. Lunch is at the remote Kapiti Nature Lodge, before having time to explore the lowlands of the Waiorua Valley. The return ferry trip leaves from nearby the lodge, and takes you back to the mainland. This fascinating tour ends around 5.30.

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25 Kapiti Island Day Tour

Kapiti Island Day Tour

26 Wine Tour Waiheke Island
Wine Tour Waiheke Island

Island paradise for wine lovers fr £96pp

You will be picked up from your Waiheke Island accommodation or at the island wharf if you are travelling from Auckland to begin your full day coach tour visiting the famous wineries on the island. Today you will be able to enjoy Waiheke's award-winning wines and locally produced gourmet delights, along with visiting gardens and galleries, listening to music and poetry, and taking bush walks seeing the wildlife.

You will stop at three Waiheke Island vineyards, with tastings at the best boutique wineries, as well as having a guided scenic tour of the island with time to stop for photographs. One vineyard stop may be replaced with an olive oil visit and tasting and at the end of a memorable day you will taken back to your hotel or to catch the ferry back to the mainland.

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26 Wine Tour Waiheke Island

Wine Tour Waiheke Island

27 Northern Explorer Auckland-Wellington
Northern Explorer Auckland-Wellington

Line up a trip to Wellington fr £97pp

The Northern Explorer is a memorable train journey through the heart of the North Island, travelling between Auckland, New Zealand's largest city and home of the Sky Tower, to Wellington, New Zealand's arts and culture capital. You pass the central ski towns of National Park and Ohakune, see fantastic views over farmland, the volcanic plateau, the world famous Raurimu Spiral, and stunning river gorges.

This luxurious train, which is operated by Kiwi Rail, has panoramic windows and open air viewing decks allowing you the best possible views as you travel between these two great cities. You have sweeping views of the magnificent North Island scenery throughout the journey and in the glass backed Observation carriage there plenty of lounge style seating so you can relax and enjoy your Overlander experience.

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27 Northern Explorer Auckland-Wellington

Northern Explorer Auckland-Wellington

28 Northern Explorer Train
Northern Explorer Train

Train with the best view fr £97pp

This one way train journey from Wellington to Auckland on the Northern Explorer takes you through the heart of the North Island, travelling between New Zealand's arts and culture capital and Auckland, the country's largest city and home of the Sky Tower. Along the way you pass the central North Island ski towns of Ohakune and National Park, and see fantastic views through the panoramic windows or open air viewing decks.

The train passes though farmland, the volcanic plateau, Mount Ruapehu, the world famous Raurimu Spiral, and stunning river gorges. All carriages feature the large panoramic windows giving sweeping views of the magnificent North Island. The Observation carriage includes a mix of seating including lounge style which is arranged at the very rear of this glass backed carriage enabling you to enjoy a totally unique experience.

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28 Northern Explorer Train

Northern Explorer Train

29 Boutique Wine Tour-Queenstown
Boutique Wine Tour-Queenstown

Check out the local wines fr £99pp

On this tour which is great for wine buffs or anyone wanting to learn more about New Zealand vintages, an Appellation Central Wine Tours vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Queenstown and take you to the Station Building bus stop, on Camp Street, where your coach is waiting to take you on this half day Boutique Wine Tour.

Enjoy an afternoon in Central Otago as you sample wines at four of the region’s best vineyards in the Gibbston Valley, Bannockburn and Cromwell before relaxing over a delightful platter lunch and strolling through historic Old Cromwell Town. This popular tour ends around 5.00pm when you are dropped off back at your hotel with plenty of time to enjoy a great night out.

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29 Boutique Wine Tour-Queenstown

Boutique Wine Tour-Queenstown

30 Interislander Ferry
Interislander Ferry

From North to South fr £99pp

However long your are staying in New Zealand you must make at least one crossing from the North to the South Island on one of the famous Interislander Ferries. You can take your car with you on the ferry from Wellington across the Cook Straits to Picton or go as a foot passenger and enjoy the journey which takes you past rugged and beautiful scenery.


Called the coolest little capital in the world, Wellington is known for its vibrant arts scene, classy cafe and restaurant culture and active outdoor lifestyle. Set around an attractive waterfront, you'll be hard pressed to find any city that's easier to get around. Wellington combines sophistication with the warmth and personality of a village but it's worth leaving all this behind for a day to make this popular journey.

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30 Interislander Ferry

Interislander Ferry

31 TranzAlpine Train to Greymouth
TranzAlpine Train to Greymouth

Cross the Alps fr £102pp

The stunning TranzAlpine scenic train journey travels between Christchurch and Greymouth, taking you from one coast of New Zealand's South Island to the other. From your carriage you’ll see the fertile fields of the Canterbury Plains and farmland, followed by the spectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River.

Your train then climbs into the Southern Alps before descending through lush beech rain forest to the West Coast town of Greymouth. All carriages include both one way seating and tabled group seating allowing you to experience the amazing views while enjoying the company of other passengers. And an open air viewing carriage lets you get even closer to the stunning scenery and provides great photo opportunities.

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31 TranzAlpine Train to Greymouth

TranzAlpine Train to Greymouth

32 Classic Full Day Wine Tour
Classic Full Day Wine Tour

Raise your glasses fr £103pp

Over the years, Hawke's Bay has earned itself an international reputation for producing high quality Cabernet and Merlot blends, Syrah, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and an impressive array of aromatic white wines. The warm climate and lengthy growing season also allow for the successful production of dessert wine styles as you will discover on this popular tour.

Taste some of the best wines Hawke's Bay has to offer and try lots of local foods as you visit 4 to 5 wineries and two specialty eateries. During this great day for wine lovers you have lunch as well as a mid-afternoon gourmet cheeseboard. And on the well-established wine trail you will get to see some of the area's famous art deco architecture.

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32 Classic Full Day Wine Tour

Classic Full Day Wine Tour

33 Martinborough Wine Tour
Martinborough Wine Tour

Take the wine train fr £106pp

Experience the magic of Martinborough on this all inclusive, guided and informative wine tour of the award-winning region. This is the only wine tour in New Zealand incorporating a one hour train journey that leaves Wellington and travels along the beautiful western shore. At the head of the Hutt Valley the train enters New Zealand's longest tunnel as it travels through the Rimutuka Ranges into the beautiful Wairarapa countryside.

At Featherston you board a coach with other wine enthusiasts who have chosen to begin their tour from the Wairarapa. Visit four of the area's wineries, allowing plenty of time to taste and be informed about the characteristics of the various wines. Enjoy an included lunch at one of the many local cafes then there is time to browse the village's craft shops, galleries and the Martinborough Wine Centre before returning to the city.

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33 Martinborough Wine Tour

Martinborough Wine Tour

34 Palliser Bay Seals + Lord of the Rings
Palliser Bay Seals + Lord of the Rings

Seal of approval fr £111pp

Get off the beaten track and travel along Hutt River, aka The Lord of the Rings Great River Anduin, which in movie lore flows through Middle Earth between the Misty Mountains and Mirkwood. Stop at Hobbiton Woods located on Mount Victoria, which has spectacular 360-degree views of Wellington's harbour and hills. Also visit Helms Deep, where the Orcs battled King Theodore of Rohan to overtake his stronghold.

Next discover the Elvin home of Rivendell, where Frodo recovered from the powerful Ring Wraiths' attack. In addition to the film sites, you'll travel over the magnificent Rimutaka Hill and Tararua Ranges, through charming villages, and stop for wine tasting and lunch in the famous Martinborough region. Before returning to Wellington, cruise along rugged and unspoilt Palliser Bay for unique and personal encounters with a huge fur seal colony.

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34 Palliser Bay Seals + Lord of the Rings

Palliser Bay Seals + Lord of the Rings

35 Art Deco Trust - Vintage Car Tour
Art Deco Trust - Vintage Car Tour

Art by vintage fr £113pp

You can discover Napier's famous and colourful Art Deco heritage in style in a luxurious 1930s vintage car on this fun tour. Travel at a relaxed pace through the Art Deco Quarter, the historic Port Ahuriri and a delightfully quaint Art Deco residential suburb. You will also visit the Napier Municipal Theatre and the National Tobacco Company building.


The town, which is in the heart of the Hawke's Bay wine region, suffered a massive earthquake in 1931 and the fires that followed destroyed most of the buildings. But by the end of the decade Napier had the newest city centre on the globe. Today it is recognised as having one of the largest collections of Art Deco buildings outside Miami.

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35 Art Deco Trust - Vintage Car Tour

Art Deco Trust - Vintage Car Tour

36 Sky Jump - NZ's Highest Jump
Sky Jump - NZ's Highest Jump

Are you for the high jump fr £116pp

Feeling brave? Then jumpstart your Kiwi adventure by leaping from Auckland's fabulous Sky Tower - the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere. This white knuckle experience involves Base Jumping attached to a wire for a total of 192 metres (630 feet) and you will plummet and land in around 12 seconds. Unlike Bungy jumping, there is no hanging upside down or bouncing around.

When you take a Sky Jump you simply fall fast and smoothly through the air then slow down in the last few metres to land safely on the Sky City plaza below. You will be given a comprehensive safety briefing before the jump and photos will be take as you make the drop so you can impress your family and friends when you get back home. This adventure is run from the SkyCity building.

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36 Sky Jump - NZ's Highest Jump

Sky Jump - NZ's Highest Jump

37 Dart River Wilderness Jet Safari
Dart River Wilderness Jet Safari

Safari into middle earth fr £123pp

After your hotel pick up, you follow one of the world’s most scenic highways on the 45 minute lakeside drive to the frontier town of Glenorchy. And along the way your driver will point out all the famous Lord of the Rings film locations. From Glenorchy, your journey into the heart of Middle Earth begins and the scenery becomes even more spectacular.

Then you begin your Dart River Wilderness safari during which you experience one and a half hours of New Zealand’s most scenic jetboating, take a gentle walk in the ancient forests of this unique World Heritage area and on the backroad journey through Paradise, see lots more of the film locations for Lord of the Rings. There's lots to see and do in Queenstown, but this trip is well worth leaving town for.

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37 Dart River Wilderness Jet Safari

Dart River Wilderness Jet Safari

38 Shotover River Rafting
Shotover River Rafting

Tame the wild river fr £126pp

This fun trip begins with an unforgettable coach trip on the historic Skippers Road along old goldminers trails into stunning Skippers Canyon. After a safety briefing you start your rafting adventure in Deep Creek over peaceful waters at first, then head towards the exhilarating rapids of the lower canyon, experiencing the memorable rapids Rock Garden, Sharks Fin, Toilet, Pinball, Jaws, and Sequel.

Next up is the amazing Oxenbridge Tunnel, followed closely by the legendary Cascade Rapid. Queenstown is set among stunning mountain scenery and there are a mind boggling array of things to see and do when visiting. But as you are in the adrenaline junkies' capital of the world you can't leave without trying at least one white knuckle experience, and river rafting is one of the best.

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38 Shotover River Rafting

Shotover River Rafting

39 Akaroa Day Tour
Akaroa Day Tour

Admire Akaroa fr £129pp

When staying or just visiting the beautiful South Island city of Christchurch you could be forgiven for not wanting to leave for there is so much to see, do and experience. But this trip to visit the lovely unspoilt old French whaling depot of Akaroa and sample the delights of New Zealand wine and cheese is one that you should really consider.

Just 65 miles from Christchurch, Akaroa is a historic French and British settlement nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano. Explore the village with its colonial architecture, galleries, craft stores, and cafes. Relax or take part in the many activities that are on offer and explore the dramatic outer bays and take your time to soak in the magic of this area. You may need more than a day to appreciate this little piece of paradise.

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39 Akaroa Day Tour

Akaroa Day Tour

40 Rotorua Sights incl Hobbiton
Rotorua Sights incl Hobbiton

See all the sights fr £133pp

Leave by coach early for this full day tour. Start with a visit to Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland with impressive geysers and boiling mud pools before continuing on to explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which showcases native flora and fauna as well as the Kiwi. Next stop is The Agrodome to see a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials.

Afterwards the Hobbiton Movie Set coach will take you on a scenic drive across the Kaimai Ranges to the picturesque farm near Matamata where scenes from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed. Learn how this beautiful farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle Earth. Your guide will show you Hobbit Holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and many other structures from the movies.

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40 Rotorua Sights incl Hobbiton

Rotorua Sights incl Hobbiton

41 TranzAlpine Day Excursion
TranzAlpine Day Excursion

Coast to coast fr £138pp

The TranzAlpine scenic train journey travels between Christchurch and Greymouth, from one coast of New Zealand's South Island to the other. From your carriage you’ll see the fields of the Canterbury Plains and farmland, followed by the spectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River. The train then climbs into the Southern Alps before descending through lush beech forest to the West Coast town of Greymouth.

All carriages include both one way seating and tabled group seating allowing you to experience the amazing views while enjoying the company of other passengers. An open air viewing carriage lets you get even closer to the stunning scenery and provides many opportunities to photograph your favourite spots. This wonderful train journey lasts for four and a half hours.

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41 TranzAlpine Day Excursion

TranzAlpine Day Excursion

42 Discover Waitomo Caves
Discover Waitomo Caves

Glow and see the amazing caves fr £140pp

Light up your holiday with this full day trip to the fascinating Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Leave Auckland and travel through the lush farmland regions and stop for a morning snack at Rangiriri, the location of an historic Maori Land Wars site. On arrival in the small town of Waitomo, enjoy a guided tour through the world famous caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and limestone formations.

You finish the tour with a silent boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto - a subterranean cavern lit up by the lights of thousands of tiny glowworms. Then you have leisure time at the Waitomo visitor complex where you can enjoy the stunning views. Restaurant and cafe style meals are available and later you are driven back to the city and dropped off back at your hotel.

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42 Discover Waitomo Caves

Discover Waitomo Caves

43 Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise
Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

Sounds like a great trip fr £141pp

After boarding your coach in Queenstown, you are treated to a relaxing trip along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through the rolling countryside to Pearl Harbour, Manapouri. You then board a boat and cruise across picturesque Lake Manapouri to West Arm before travelling by coach through dense rainforest across Wilmot Pass. There are opportunities along the way to examine the plant life and view the spectacular scenery.

Once at Deep Cove you board the catamaran Patea Explorer for a three hour cruise around beautiful Doubtful Sound. Throughout this journey you have excellent views of waterfalls, rainforest and mountains. You may also see fur seals basking on the rocks, or a resident pod of bottlenose dolphins. And rare Fiordland crested penguins are sometimes encountered at certain times of the year.

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43 Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

44 A J Hackett- Nevis Bungy
A J Hackett- Nevis Bungy

Take the plunge fr £142pp

Located around 30 miles from Queenstown, this famous bungy jump is by far the highest in New Zealand, towering above the rugged Nevis River. The experience kicks off with a 35 minute 4x4 drive over a high country sheep station before you put a on harness and board a cable car suspended from 380 metre long high-tension cables spanning the whole valley. The jumpers, spectators and crew are then taken to the jump pod.

The pod has wall and floor panels of glass, so you have a view of the gorge and the jumpers dropping right before you. The dramatic view down through the floor is only heightened by the narrowing of the canyon walls near the water. And with eight and a half seconds of falling, Nevis Bungy provides a breathtaking ground rush like no other. If you don't fancy taking the plunge yourself, you can always go along and watch.

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44 A J Hackett- Nevis Bungy

A J Hackett- Nevis Bungy

45 Tour to Queenstown via Mount Cook
Tour to Queenstown via Mount Cook

Take a Cook's tour fr £147pp

Start this full day tour to Queenstown via Mount Cook early in the morning to make sure you see as much as possible. From Christchurch you are driven through diverse farmland to Lake Tekapo, to see the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd and take in the sights of the spectacular Southern Alps mountain range. Your tour continues along the Tasman River before arriving at New Zealand's tallest mountain, Mount Cook.

Stop for lunch at Mt Cook Village, set within a National Park, and admire the breathtaking scenery. During the afternoon the tour continues south through the tawny tussock of the Mackenzie Country then stop for tea at the quaint village of Omarama and visit the Jones Family Orchard near Cromwell. You will arrive in world famous Queenstown in the evening.

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45 Tour to Queenstown via Mount Cook

Tour to Queenstown via Mount Cook

46 Bay of Islands, Waitangi & Hole in the Rock Cruise
Bay of Islands, Waitangi & Hole in the Rock Cruise

Day out with the dolphins fr £154pp

Make the most of this popular day tour from Auckland with return coach travel to Paihia, including a spectacular dolphin watching cruise in the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands. Experienced local skippers will guide you through the beautifully clear waters in search of dolphins and whales, past many secluded islands to the Cape Brett Lighthouse and through the famous Hole in the Rock.

You will also have a guided tour of the historical Waitangi Treaty Grounds where in 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. Uncover the history that played a significant part in shaping a nation. This full day tour brings together the historical highlights and stunning scenery of this spectacular region and you will see lots of the famous city sights along the way and a picnic lunch is included

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46 Bay of Islands, Waitangi & Hole in the Rock Cruise

Bay of Islands, Waitangi & Hole in the Rock Cruise

47 Auckland Maori Tour & Cultural Performance
Auckland Maori Tour & Cultural Performance

Discover Maori Magic fr £161pp

You are picked up from your hotel for this full day Auckland Maori Tour with Cultural Performance. See the very best sights of Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) and the wild West Coast with an indigenous guide then experience the Polynesian Galleries and Maori Cultural Performance at Auckland Museum. You also explore historic Devonport and the Waitakere Ranges.

During a fun day you will see some of Auckland's ancient volcanoes and black sand beaches and learn about Maori culture, myths and legends as well as hearing all about the ancestors who shaped the land. This popular tour includes a gourmet lunch and luxury transport and it ends around 5:00pm when you are dropped off back at your hotel.

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47 Auckland Maori Tour & Cultural Performance

Auckland Maori Tour & Cultural Performance

48 Food & Wine Lovers Delight
Food & Wine Lovers Delight

Treat the taste buds fr £165pp

You are picked up from your hotel for your transfer to the departure point of this fully private, individual tour. Join your guides to begin a highly enjoyable and fun half day tour of the vibrant world of Hawke’s Bay wine. Talk with the personalities who are passionate about crafting world class vintages from the soils, visit some of the best local wineries and taste their award winning wines.


Rich soils and warm growing conditions attract innovative epicurean food producers – and they harness taste, touch and smell to produce a myriad of tantalizing products. Guided by a wine specialist, this is a fantastic day for wine and food lovers. The tour concludes in the early afternoon and you will be dropped off back at your hotel.

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48 Food & Wine Lovers Delight

Food & Wine Lovers Delight

49 Kaikoura Whale Watch Tour
Kaikoura Whale Watch Tour

Wine and whales fr £183pp

Spend your day getting close to nature on this great tour. Travel by road through the rolling hill country of North Canterbury, enjoying the beauty of its rural scenes, to Kaikoura where the mountains meet the sea. Kaikoura is world renowned for the variety of marine mammals which can be seen, not least the giant sperm whales and the acrobatic Dusky Dolphins.

On arrival in Kaikoura you will be taken to board a whale watch tour boat then head off into the ocean looking for giant sperm whales and other whale species, dolphins, seals and the Royal Albatross. On your return journey back to Christchurch a stop will be made at a North Canterbury vineyard where a wine tasting has been arranged.

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49 Kaikoura Whale Watch Tour

Kaikoura Whale Watch Tour

50 Arthurs Pass With TranzAlpine Train
Arthurs Pass With TranzAlpine Train

Head for the pass fr £210pp

On this memorable trip you leave Christchurch and travel by road through the pastoral scenes of the Canterbury Plains. When you arrive at Springfield board your train and begin your journey through the stunning Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass, along the way viewing the magnificent alpine scenery from the large panoramic windows.

This is said to be one of the great train journeys in the world and there are so many photo opportunities. When you arrive at Arthur’s Pass you continue by road into the snow-capped Southern Alps. Beyond Arthur’s Pass is the breathtaking beauty of the Otira Gorge and you will have magnificent views from the top at the Viaduct Lookout.

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50 Arthurs Pass With TranzAlpine Train

Arthurs Pass With TranzAlpine Train

51 Cape Reinga Fly & Drive Tour
Cape Reinga Fly & Drive Tour

Fly to the top fr £237pp

The first part of this superb tour consists of a flight up to Cape Reinga via Northland's spectacular west coast and its beautiful beaches, including the famous Ninety Mile Beach. The aircraft then lands and you board a comfortable air-conditioned mini-bus for a two and a half hour tour exploring the very top of New Zealand.

The vehicle tour will visit Cape Reinga Lighthouse, where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean. Then a short drive to Tapotupotu Bay where freshly baked light refreshments await before you head to Te Paki sand dunes for fun sliding down the dunes!
The return magnificent 1-hour scenic flight explores the stunning remote white sandy beaches and harbours of the east coast and the turquoise waters of the Bay of Islands before landing back at your starting point.

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51 Cape Reinga Fly & Drive Tour

Cape Reinga Fly & Drive Tour

52 Auckland Seaplanes Gulf Islands Scenic flight
Auckland Seaplanes Gulf Islands Scenic flight

Auckland and Islands from above fr £247pp

Check-in at Auckland Seaplane's base, 11 Brigham Street, Wynyard Quarter, 20 minutes before the departure time of your Gulf Island Scenic flight tour. You will be escorted to the pontoon and a safety briefing by the pilot then follows. Once on board the aircraft, you will cruise into the Auckland Harbour Aerodrome ready for take-off, enjoying views of yachts and the city skyline from the water.

Once airborne, you are flown past Devonport, Lake Pukupe, Auckland's youngest volcano Rangitoto, Rakino Island, Motutapu Island, Waiheke Island, Pakatoa Island, Rotoroa Island, Ponui Island, Motuihe Island, Brown's Island, Maretai Beach, Mechanic's Bay and over the city skyline. The pilot will provide an extensive historical commentary throughout the one hour flight.

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52 Auckland Seaplanes Gulf Islands Scenic flight

Auckland Seaplanes Gulf Islands Scenic flight

53 Shotover Triple Challenge
Shotover Triple Challenge

White knuckle trio fr £264pp

In half a day, you'll experience a thrilling jetboat ride, the exhilaration of a helicopter flight and the adrenalin rush of white water rafting. First travel the short distance from town to Cavell’s Rafting Base, where you will race through the Shotover Canyons in a jet boat. After changing into rafting clothing you are taken to the helipad to climb aboard your helicopter for a spectacular flight through the dramatic and historic Skippers Canyon.

At Deep Creek you meet your river guide and rafting team. After a safety briefing, the rafting experience begins in the peaceful waters of the upper section of the Shotover River, where you'll have time to practice your paddle techniques before hitting the whitewater of the lower canyon and paddling numerous rapids such as Rock Garden, Jaws, Toilet and Sequel. Then you are plunged into darkness as you negotiate the Oxenbridge Tunnel.

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53 Shotover Triple Challenge

Shotover Triple Challenge

54 Milford Sound - Coach in,Fly out
Milford Sound - Coach in,Fly out

Magical Milford fr £318pp

Begin this tour with a luxury glass-roofed coach ride from Queenstown, along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through rolling countryside to Te Anau for a morning tea break. From here you continue along the spectacular Milford Road through impressive alpine scenery and on reaching Milford Sound, board your boat for a leisurely cruise the full length of the fjord to the Tasman Sea.

There is plenty of time to explore points of interest and view the spectacular scenery including waterfalls, rainforest and the towering peaks and keep a lookout for wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins. Lunch options and complimentary tea and coffee are available on board. Following the cruise, there is a coach transfer to Milford airport to board a twin engine aircraft for the scenic flight back to Queenstown.

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54 Milford Sound - Coach in,Fly out

Milford Sound - Coach in,Fly out

55 White Island Active Volcano Floatplane
White Island Active Volcano Floatplane

Soar over the volcano fr £343pp

You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Rotorua City Lakefront, the departure point of your tour. Here you board your floatplane to commence a flight over White Island, an active volcano located only 40 miles off the Bay of Plenty coast. Experience the fury of nature at work on this awesome Island, part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.


This scenic flight will take you over Hell's Gate Thermal Park and the Northern Lakes to the Pacific Ocean coastline.The plane will circle the crater, giving you an amazing view of the fearsome activity of a live volcano. The return trip is over the Northern Lakes and the flight last for around one and a half hours. After landing you are driven back to your hotel

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55 White Island Active Volcano Floatplane

White Island Active Volcano Floatplane

56 Polynesian Spa
Polynesian Spa

Rock up and relax

One really must thing to do when visiting Rotorua is make at least one trip to the Polynesian Spa. Overlooking Lake Rotorua, this famous spa’s deluxe hot mineral bathing and relaxation area has four alkaline rock pools, each with different temperatures (36°C to 42°C) and you are surrounded by native flora, natural rocks, and the energising sight and sound of two waterfalls and a grotto.


A large relaxation lounge overlooks Lake Rotorua, where refreshments are available, and you can move from the pools to the lounge and return to bathe as you wish. Amenities include well-appointed changing facilities with towels, lockers, soap, shampoo and hairdryers. This is a unique environment, where the atmosphere changes from day to night, and from winter steam to summer sparkle.

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56 Polynesian Spa

Polynesian Spa