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.

Waitomo Caves and The Lord of the Rings Hobbiton from Auckland

(402) 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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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance

(363) Reviews

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

Duration:3 hours 30 minutes

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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip

(175) Reviews

Experience this exciting tour including  Hobbiton which is perfect for anyone looking to add a little fantasy to their h...

Duration:13 hours

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Milford Sound Cruise with Flight from Queenstown

(13) Reviews

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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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise

(45) Reviews

Join this tour for an uncrowded boutique small boat cruise on Milford Sound. With limited passenger numbers, comfortable...

Duration:105 minutes

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Milford Sound with Flight, Cruise, Jet Boat from Queenstown

(14) Reviews

Fly from Queenstown to magnificent Milford Sound, to enjoy a 2-hour cruise traveling the full length of the fiord. Then ...

Duration:10 hours

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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves from Auckland

(41) Reviews

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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Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

(239) 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 30 minutes

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Whale Watching in Kaikoura by boat

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Whale Watch is located in the small coastal town of Kaikōura on the East Coast of New Zealand’s South Island a scenic tw...

Duration:3 hours 30 minutes

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Heli-Hike Franz Josef Glacier Walk

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Discover the best of New Zealand’s natural beauty on this small-group 4-hour Franz Josef Glacier walk. Travel by helicop...

Duration:4 hours

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Heli Hiking Franz Josef

(164) Reviews

Combine a scenic helicopter flight over Franz Josef Glacier with a 2-hour guided walk on glacial terrain during this exh...

Duration:3 hours

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Food and Wine-Tasting Tour of Waiheke Island from Auckland

(236) Reviews

Sample the bounty of Waiheke Island on a 5-hour food and wine tour that visits Casita Miro, Mudbrick Winery and the Rang...

Duration:5 hours 30 minutes

 

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown

(223) Reviews

Discover one of the best things to do in South Island New Zealand as you embark on a full-day trip from Queenstown to Mi...

Duration:12 hours 30 minutes

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Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown

(296) Reviews

Milford Sound is arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand, a must-see for any traveler. This is a small gr...

Duration:13 hours

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Milford Sound Day Trip and Cruise from Queenstown by Luxury Coach

(16) Reviews

Sit back, stretch out, relax and enjoy the scenery in the warmth and comfort of a luxury Volvo coach. These coaches are ...

Duration:12 hours

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

(8) Reviews

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

Duration:2 hours

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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

(11) 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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Hobbiton Day Tour from Auckland in Small Groups

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Enjoy this Lord of The Rings Hobbiton Movie Set full day tour from Auckland and see one of New Zealand's most famous att...

Duration:8 hours

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Queenstown Skyline Gondola and Restaurant

(402) Reviews

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

Duration:90 minutes

 

Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves from Auckland Small Group Tour

(11) Reviews

See 2 of New Zealand's most famous attractions in one day! The magical Hobbiton Movie Set & the breath-taking ...

Duration:13 hours

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Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

(4) Reviews

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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Hobbiton Movie Sets Shore Tour: Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit

(73) Reviews

This wonderful tour to Hobbiton, a short drive from Tauranga, takes us to the farm selected by Peter Jackson as a settin...

Duration:5 hours 30 minutes

 

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

(42) Reviews

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Milford Sound during a boat cruise led by a naturalist guide. On board a ...

Duration:2 hours 15 minutes

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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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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau

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

(51) 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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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown

(78) Reviews

Feel a rush of adrenaline as you skim the surface of the Shotover River by jet boat! Hold on tight as you do fishtail tu...

Duration:25 minutes

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Arthur’s Pass Tour with Train Ride from Christchurch

(23) Reviews

Enjoy a Sightseeing tour to Arthur’s Pass through the spectacular scenery of the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps. Jo...

Duration:9 hours 30 minutes

 

Dunedin Shore Excursion: Taieri Gorge Railway and City Tour

(299) Reviews

When your cruise ship docks in Dunedin, take a trip through the spectacular scenery surrounding the Taieri River on boar...

Duration:7 hours 30 minutes

 

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise including Optional Lunch

(103) Reviews

Towering peaks and cascading waterfalls - this has to be the spectacular Milford Sound. Described as the 'Eighth Natural...

Duration:2 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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