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New Zealand is the place to experience any number of vigorous outdoor activities - tramping (hiking), skiing, rafting and, of course, that perennial favorite, bungy jumping - await the adventurous. You can swim with dolphins, gambol with newborn lambs, whale-watch or fish for trout.

New Zealand Tours, Travel & Activities

Popular Destinations: AkaroaAucklandBay of IslandsBlenheimChristchurchDunedin & The Otago PeninsulaFiordland & Milford SoundFranz Josef & Fox GlacierHamiltonMount CookNelsonPictonQueenstownRotoruaTaupoTauranga
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• Auckland

Auckland Tours, Travel & Activities, North Island, New Zealand

Nestled between two harbors, Auckland is surrounded by more sandy beaches and attractive islands than any other city in the world. It's bordered by terraced volcanic hills where Maoris once lived in fortified villages. West of Auckland are vineyards, surf beaches and rainforest with reservoirs, waterfalls and hiking trails. Calling itself "the City of Sails", Auckland is one of the best places in the world to go yachting. In fact, it's ground zero for all kinds of outdoor activities, from bushwalking to bungy jumping …

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• Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands Tours, Travel & Activities, North Island, New Zealand

Long famed for its stunning coastal scenery, the Bay of Islands is one of New Zealand's major attractions. The bay is punctuated by dozens of coves and when the sun is shining its clear waters range in hue from turquoise to deep blue. Although a hugely popular tourist and sailing destination, the 150 or so islands have thankfully escaped development; townships are all on the mainland. As the site of New Zealand's first permanent English settlement, it is the birthplace of European colonization …

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• Christchurch

Christchurch Tours, Travel & Activities, South Island, New Zealand

Christchurch is often described as the most English of New Zealand's cities. But for all its self-consciously inherited charm, it can hold its own as a thoroughly modern New Zealand city. Kiwi art has pride of place in the city's gallery, the wildlife reserves teem with native animals, and the multitude of great cafes, restaurants and bars that fill the city center prove that Christchurch has a special charm of its very own …

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• Dunedin & The Otago Peninsula

Dunedin & The Otago Peninsula Tours, Travel & Activities, South Island, New Zealand

The large scoop of South Island terra firma known as Otago has a wonderfully restless landscape distinguished in the east by coastal wildlife havens and a Victorian-era city (Dunedin) with a youthful vibe; in the center, by vineyard-nurturing soil, broad plains and former gold-mining sites where the once-rich dust has well and truly settled; and in the west by lake-moated peaks, rainforest trails and several self-obsessed towns that take outdoor activities to daunting new heights …

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• Fiordland & Milford Sound

Fiordland & Milford Sound Tours, Travel & Activities, South Island, New Zealand

Your first sight of Milford Sound in southwest NZ's Fiordland National Park is guaranteed to be stunning. Rocky cliffs rise from still, dark waters. Forests cling to the steeply slanted slopes, and the spectacular, photogenic Mitre Peak rises dead ahead. No wonder Milford Sound is one of New Zealand's biggest attractions. Thousands come to this area of raw wilderness on foot via the famous Milford Track, which ends at the sound …

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• Franz Josef & Fox Glacier

Franz Josef & Fox Glacier Tours, Travel & Activities, South Island, New Zealand

New Zealand's two most famous glaciers are major attractions in their own right. The frosty majesty of these mighty cascades of ice juggernauting their way toward the sea are the highlight of Westland Tai Poutini National Park in New Zealand's South Island. Franz Josef is considered the more visually impressive glacier, while the walk to Fox is shorter and gets you closer to the ice …

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• Mount Cook

Mount Cook Tours, Travel & Activities, South Island, New Zealand

The Aoraki - Mt Cook National Park is spectacular. More than one-third of the park has a blanket of permanent snow and glacial ice. Of the 27 New Zealand mountains that stretch over 10,000 ft (3,000m), 22 are in this park. For trivia buffs: The park's mighty Mt Cook, known as the Cloud Piercer, is the highest peak in Australasia at 12,391ft (3,755m) …

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• Queenstown

Queenstown Tours, Travel & Activities, South Island, New Zealand

No-one's ever visited Queenstown and said, "I'm bored!" Looking like a small town, but with the energy of a small city, Queenstown offers a mountain of outdoor activities. Most are centered on the lake and nearby rivers, with white-water rafting, sledging and jet-boating all great ways to get wet, while bungy jumping and tandem parachuting are exciting ways to fly. While its innumerable activities, great facilities and magnificent scenery make Queenstown a huge destination for travelers …

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• Rotorua

Rotorua Tours, Travel & Activities, North Island, New Zealand

Nicknamed Sulphur City, Rotorua has the most energetic thermal activity in the country, with bubbling mud pools, gurgling hot springs, gushing geysers and evil eggy smells hovering around. Rotorua also has a large Maori population, and this is the best place in NZ to experience a traditional hangi (meals cooked in an earth oven) and Maori concert. Observe bubbling mud pools and steaming geysers at the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve. And a visit to Rotorua is just not complete without participating in a traditional Maori Hangi and Feast …

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• Wellington

Wellington Tours, Travel & Activities, North Island, New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand's capital, is on a picturesque harbor at the southeastern tip of the North Island. Nicknamed Windy Welly, you won't need to spend much time in this funky, energetic city to see that it's a well-deserved moniker. Steep hills and spectacular views of rugged coastline, challenging walks, a thriving cafe and entertainment scene, and serious dedication to the arts make Wellington an enormously enjoyable city with much to keep you occupied and amazed …

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» Akaroa

Akaroa Tours, Travel & Activities, South Island, New Zealand

Sea kayak in our amazing natural environment, take in our breathtaking Volcanic basin vistas, and soak up our French village by the sea. Akaroa, only 80 minuets from Christchurch is where we are based. Your trip takes in a remote beach where you can relax or swim, enjoy refreshments & explore remote bays & inlets. We make it easy for you to experience this amazing sea adventure as no experience is needed, it's a breeze & great family fun …

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» Blenheim

Blenheim Tours, Travel & Activities, South Island, New Zealand

Leave your worries behind you, hire a bike, and spend the day touring around the beautiful, scenic Marlborough wine region. This bike hire will ensure you a stress-free day out with free use of the bike, a helmet, a winery map and free pickup and drop off from your Blenheim and Renwick accommodation. Don't miss out on this relaxing yet exciting biking tour, save your spot today and book one of three options: Full day bike hire, full day including a delicious picnic lunch or full day including lunch from Picton! …

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» Hamilton

Hamilton Tours, Travel & Activities, North Island, New Zealand

Enjoy a relaxing scenic boat cruise and spectacular views of the river and Hamilton city. Why not spend the weekend in the Waikato? A great base to explore the North Island from. Come visit the Waikato River Explorer for a cruise along the mighty Waikato River - offering some of the best scenic views in the Waikato. Cruise under the historic bridges of Hamilton, or catch a glimpse of some picturesque waterfalls through the Narrows …

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» Nelson

Nelson Tours, Travel & Activities, South Island, New Zealand

Abel Tasman Water and Walk is a small group tour for visitors who prefer faster access into the heart of this popular National Park so that they can spend more time exploring the many features with an expert interpretive guide who will highlight the less obvious features of Maori history, early settler activity and the endless stories that abound here, especially from the rich variety of vegetation, birds and aquatic life …

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» Picton

Picton Tours, Travel & Activities, South Island, New Zealand

Join our experienced, friendly guides on an eye-opening, exhilarating adventure, kayaking down the wild Pelorus river in the South Island. This area was used in the filming of the second Hobbit movie 'The Desolation of Smaug'. Stand where Sir Peter Jackson and his film team made this great movie and paddle yourself along the Hobbit river in our very safe inflatable kayaks. Once we reach the location of the filming we will take a short walk to where it all happened …

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» Taupo

Taupo Tours, Travel & Activities, North Island, New Zealand

With its eerie lava fields, glittering lake and dramatic backdrop of volcanoes, Taupo is the kind of place you might never want to leave. Take a trip to the region's many geothermal attractions so set aside a day to marvel over hissing geysers and dodge gurgling mud pools. Or spend the afternoon walking the 2-hour Huka Falls Trail between the mighty Huka Falls and the Aratiatia Dam. You're guaranteed a spectacular view no matter what activities you choose to do …

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» Tauranga

Tauranga Tours, Travel & Activities, North Island, New Zealand

Tauranga is a very popular lifestyle and tourism destination. It features many natural attractions and scenery ranging from popular beaches and harbour environments to lush bush-clad mountains with waterfalls and lakes. Cultural attractions include the Tauranga Art Gallery, which opened in October 2007 and showcases local, national and international exhibitions in a range of media. Aviation interests are well served with the Classic Flyers Museum and the Gyrate Flying Club where you can experience flying a modern gyroplane …

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» Te Anau

Te Anau Tours, Travel & Activities, South Island, New Zealand

Experience a morning guided walk to Giants Gate on the world famous Milford Track. From Milford Sound the track is access by water taxi and follows the mighty Arthur River through lush, temperate rainforest to Giants Gate, a most photographed and spectacular waterfall. This walk is suitable for all skill levels. We begin with a short boat ride across Milford Sound's Deep Water Basin to Sandfly Point, adeptly named as you will see! This is the end point of the Milford Track, but the start of our Milford hike …

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» Wanaka

Wanaka Tours, Travel & Activities, South Island, New Zealand

Saddle up on this Horse trekking experience, just 20 minutes from Wanaka. The half-day High Country Pub horse trek takes you up into the beautiful Cardrona Valley allowing breath taking views of the surrounding mountains and Cardrona Ski Area. No riding experience is necessary as all tuition is provided and there is a stopover at the historic Cardrona Hotel to stretch your legs and enjoy a drink on us! The beautiful scenery is accompanied by a commentary of certain points of interest of Cardrona Valley including the 1860s gold rush and the working sheep, cattle and deer farm …

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