New Zealand - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

New Zealand - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

New Zealand has been rocked by several earthquakes in the past years, but this hasn’t dimmed the country’s beauty. In fact, it continues to attract tourists who want to enjoy the gorgeous scenery and mild weather and experience the unique Maori culture. One of the top things to do here involves learning more about the local wildlife, such as visiting the Goat Island Marine Reserve and watching penguins waddle ashore at Oamaru. You’ll also want to go on sightseeing tours and activities and check out popular landmarks like Te Papa (NZ’s national museum), One Tree Hill, and the Victorian Precinct.

Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves from Auckland

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Join this tour to visit two of New Zealand’s most famous attractions, Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves, in one easy ...

Duration:11 hours

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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance

(378) Reviews

Complete your adventure through Rotorua with a traditional Maori "hangi" feast. You'll travel by coach to Tamaki Maori V...

Duration:3 hours 30 minutes

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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

(15) Reviews

Milford Sound is an area of extraordinary natural beauty. It offers a majestic fiord, dramatic and awe inspiring scenery...

Duration:4 hours

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Food and Wine Tasting Tour of Waiheke Island from Auckland

(256) Reviews

Sample the bounty of Waiheke Island on a 6-hour food and wine tour that visits Casita Miro, Mudbrick Winery and the Rang...

Duration:6 hours 30 minutes

 

Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest

(25) Reviews

Experience the real Middle-earth™ at the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where, in the heart of the Waikato region, you can step in...

Duration:2 hours

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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland

(190) Reviews

You will visit three amazing destinations in one day.  Hobbiton which is perfect for anyone looking to add a little fant...

Duration:13 hours

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Milford Sound BBQ Experience Full Day from Queenstown

(321) Reviews

Milford Sound is arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand, and a must-see for any traveler. Whether seen in s...

Duration:13 hours

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Coromandel Day Trip (Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach)

(25) Reviews

The Coromandel is a real Bucket List NZ destination!This Day Trip includes the classic must do's of Cathedral Co...

Duration:11 hours

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Doubtful Sound Cruise from Manapouri or Te Anau

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Practically untouched by humans, apart from the select few allowed to operate there, Doubtful encapsulates you the momen...

Duration:7 hours

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Milford Sound Cruise with Flight from Queenstown

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Fly from Queenstown to Milford Sound and enjoy a spectacular view of the mountains, lakes and waterfalls of Fiordland Na...

Duration:5 hours

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Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland

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See two of New Zealand's most famous attractions in one day! The magical Hobbiton Movie Set and the breath-taking Waitom...

Duration:13 hours

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Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike

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Discover the best of New Zealand’s natural beauty on this small-group 3 hour 15 minute ( approx) Franz Josef Glacier Hel...

Duration:3 hours 15 minutes

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Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

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Explore Milford Sounds stunning fiord from the air and on the water. Join an unforgettable cruise, past sheer cliffs, gu...

Duration:4 hours

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Queenstown Skyline Gondola Including Buffet Lunch or Dinner

(423) Reviews

Take in Queenstown's stunning lake and mountain views over lunch or dinner at Queenstown Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar....

Duration:1 hour 30 minutes

 

Dunedin City Highlights, Coast Train, Castle Garden Excursion

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Start at Port Chalmers to experience the pure beauty of Dunedin on a fantastic tour of rich heritage, spectacular scener...

Duration:6 hours 30 minutes

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Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Day Tour from Auckland

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See the magical Hobbiton Movie Set, famous from The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies on a fully guided, fun and infor...

Duration:8 hours

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Lake Wakatipu Cruise, Walter Peak Dinner from Queenstown

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Get a taste of New Zealand farm life with dinner at Walter Peak Country Farm. Start your evening cruising along the calm...

Duration:4 hours

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Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

(246) Reviews

The fascinating Te Anau caves system on the western shore of Lake Te Anau offers an underground adventure that charms vi...

Duration:2 hours 15 minutes

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‘Lord of the Rings’ Movie Set Tour from the Port of Tauranga

(59) Reviews

Step off your cruise ship in Tauranga and enter Middle-earth on a 2-hour guided visit to the Hobbiton movie set, feature...

Duration:360 to 390 minutes

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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau

(166) Reviews

Your Doubtful Sound adventure begins as you cruise the crystal clear waters of Lake Manapouri. Then it's over Wilmot Pas...

Duration:9 hours

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Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise

(41) Reviews

Look for whales, dolphins and seabirds in the pristine waters of Hauraki Gulf just a short boat ride from Auckland city'...

Duration:4 hours 30 minutes

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Milford Sound Fly, Cruise and Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

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Fly across the magnificent Southern Alps by plane as you make your way to Fiordland National Park. Cruise through Milfor...

Duration:5 hours

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Waitomo Caves and The Lord of the Rings Hobbiton from Auckland

(413) Reviews

See two magical places come to life on this day tour from Auckland. First explore the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and be entr...

Duration:11 hours

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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise from Manapouri

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Experience an 8-hour day trip into the remote wilderness of Doubtful Sound, the heart of Fiordland National Park, while ...

Duration:8 hours

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Rotorua Full Day Tour: Waitomo Caves, Agrodome and Te Puia departs Auckland

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This full day sightseeing tour has it all! Discover some of the best things to see in New Zealand on this one-day sights...

Duration:13 hours

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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch Tour

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While your ship is in port in Akaroa Harbour, take a shore excursion to tour the scenic Banks Peninsula and visit the ci...

Duration:6 hours

 

Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Tour, Guided Walk Option

(107) Reviews

Get one of the limited tickets for a day at Tiritiri Matangi bird sanctuary, home to some of New Zealand’s most rare and...

Duration:8 hours

 

Waiheke Island Wine Tasting Tour from Auckland

(43) Reviews

Discover why Waiheke Island is renowned for producing some of New Zealand’s most celebrated artisan wines on this premiu...

Duration:4 hours 30 minutes

 

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights

(171) Reviews

Take in the highlights of New Zealand's most beautiful city, Rotorua, when your cruise ship docks in Tauranga. Receive a...

Duration:7 hours 30 minutes

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Rotorua Shore Excursion: Living Maori Village, Redwood Forest

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THIS IS A SMALL GROUP TOUR AND INCLUDES ALL OF YOUR ENTRANCE FEES AND TWO COURSE LUNCH!We will meet you at the p...

Duration:6 hours

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New Zealand - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

New Zealand is the fifth-largest wholly island country in the world, consisting of two main islands, which are imaginatively named the North Island and the South Island, as well as many other smaller islets in the South Pacific Ocean. If you are thinking of your next holiday, then this country is one of the best options you could have.

Sightseeing destinations in New Zealand

New Zealand offers a diverse and stunning natural beauty, with rolling pasture lands, jagged mountains, pristine trout-filled lakes, steep fiords, scenic beaches, raging rivers and active volcanic zones. As one of the planet’s most peculiar bio-regions, the country will offer you a lot of great sightseeing opportunities. From the North to the South Island, there are sparklingly modern visitor facilities and transport networks that will take you to the best sightseeing spots. You will be able to understand and experience Maori culture and life, which play an important part of what the country is all about. Just be sure to allow sufficient time to travel it, as distances would be larger than you probably think.

Top tour activities in New Zealand

The country is jam-packed with things to do. , which would make it difficult what to do first. Well, you can consider the following:

  • Abseiling - Commonly known as rappelling, this is an adventure activity that suits all skill levels. Experience the thrill abseiling down a waterfall, rock face or even into a cave. This is popular especially in Egmont National Park and the Queenstown Hill.
  • Canyoning - If you are looking for the ultimate adrenaline adventure, then this activity is your best option. It requires you to slide down rocks, leap off waterfalls and traverse through forest and river areas that not many people have ever got to see. Together with a guide, you will be able to journey down natural terrains the country is famous for.
  • Taking a Hot-Air Balloon Ride - This is a peaceful way to do some sightseeing in New Zealand. Except for Queenstown, this activity is usually found in the flatter parts of the country, such as North Auckland, Canterbury, Hawke’s Bay, Waikato and Wairarapa.

Top tour attractions in New Zealand

New Zealand boasts of a plethora of great attractions, so it would be difficult to make your ultimate list. However, you can just prioritize the best to ensure you will get the best experience.

  • Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound - This World Heritage Site protects some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. Its dramatic landscape is sculpted with glaciers and carves the famous fjords of Dusky, Milford and Doubtful Sounds. While here, you can explore offshore islands, gushing cascades, virgin rainforests, craggy mountain peaks and vast lakes.
  • Bay of Islands - This is one of the most popular destinations in the country, with more than 144 islands dotting the glittering bay that is crawling with yachts and sail boats.
  • Tongariro National Park - Situated near Lake Taupo, this largest lake in New Zealand is a dual World Heritage Site due to its importance to the Maori culture and its spectacular volcanic features.

New Zealand sightseeing tours and activities

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