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

(199) 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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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance

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

(85) 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 & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland

(53) Reviews

While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small grou...

Duration:12 hours

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Coromandel Day Trip (Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach)

(52) 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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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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Dunedin City Highlights, Coast Train, Castle Garden Excursion

(7) Reviews

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 Tour from Auckland

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While the destination you will be visiting is truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups...

Duration:8 hours

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Franz Josef Heli Hiking Guided Tour

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

(88) 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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Afternoon Piha Beach and Rainforest Tour from Auckland

(145) Reviews

Explore and admire Auckland's largest regional park, the Waitakere Ranges, on this 5 hour afternoon eco-tour.You...

Duration:5 hours

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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown

(93) Reviews

Prepare yourself for the ultimate jet boating experience with Shotover Jet - the unique, breathtaking white water ride a...

Duration:25 minutes

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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch Tour

(212) Reviews

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

 

Day Trip to Maori Village and Geothermal Rotorua with Lunch

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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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Black Water Rafting Experience Waitomo Caves Tour

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If you seek an adventure tour that plays with your senses and provides an unforgettable thrill then this tour is for you...

Duration:5 hours

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Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise from Wanaka

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Fly further and see more when you fly with us from Wanaka. Fly to Milford Sound through two of New Zealand’s most pictur...

Duration:4 hours

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Wellington's Full Day Lord of the Rings Locations Tour including Lunch

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Explore Middle-earth on this 'Lord of the Rings' location tour. Re-create scenes from 'The Lord of the Rings' book and m...

Duration:8 hours

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Arthur’s Pass Tour with Train Ride from Christchurch

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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

 

Mitai Maori Village Experience in Rotorua

(47) Reviews

Mitai Maori Village offers you an authentic cultural evening incorporating a traditional earth cooked Hangi feast. Witne...

Duration:3 hours

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights

(191) 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 Day Trip from Auckland with Options - Guaranteed departure

(39) Reviews

We pick up all customers using several vehicles. You will not be driven around the city from hotel to hotel for hours be...

Duration:13 hours

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: ‘Lord of the Rings’ Set, Rotorua

(75) Reviews

Enter a world of hobbits and hot pools when your cruise ship is in port in Tauranga. This shore excursion to Middle Eart...

Duration:7 hours 30 minutes

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Auckland to Waitomo Caves, Rotorua Small-Group Full-Day Tour

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While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it’s our small group...

Duration:13 hours

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Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch

(104) Reviews

Enjoy an afternoon Wine Trail tour exploring four of North Canterbury's boutique vineyards including Waipara Hills, Grey...

Duration:5 hours 30 minutes

 

Auckland to Hobbiton and Rotorua Small-Group Full-Day Tour

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Experience the famous Lord of The Rings Hobbiton Movie Set and the geothermal wonders of Wai-O-Tapu (rated one of the mo...

Duration:13 hours

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The Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Guided Tour from Auckland

(11) Reviews

Enjoy early access to the Hobbiton movie set and beat the crowds. Visit the most popular location where The Lord of the ...

Duration:8 hours

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Dunedin, Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour with Port Pickup

(112) Reviews

See the beautiful countryside surrounding Dunedin when your cruise ship is in port, on a small-group tour of the Otago P...

Duration:3 hours 30 minutes

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Wellington's Half Day Lord of the Rings Tour (including Weta Tour)

(141) Reviews

Follow in the footsteps of Bilbo, Frodo and Gandalf on a half-day 'Lord of the Rings' tour from Wellington. See where Mi...

Duration:4 hours

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Full-Day Bay of Islands and Glow Worm Caves Small-Group Tour

(44) Reviews

Create lasting memories on this half-day tour of the Bay of Islands from your cruise ships arrival at the Waitangi Wharf...

Duration:5 hours 30 minutes

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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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