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Scenic Tours & Excursions

Scenic Tours & Excursions through New Zealand’s stunning coastline, rain forests, and volcanic and tussock country are the best activities to put on your to-do list. From several-day tours to half-day tours and activities via cruise boat, bus, coach, car, motorbike, or helicopter. Hike, bike and kayak; visit Waitomo glow worm caves, Hobbiton and more.

 

Scenic Tours & Excursions activities to See and Do in New Zealand

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Arrowtown Wanaka Highlights Small Group Tour

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This is our most popular sightseeing tour from Queenstown, taking in historic Ar ......

Rotorua Canopy Tours Ziplining Forest Adventure

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Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves
Fly Six Glacier Tour

Fly Six Glacier Tour

Fly up the Whitcombe Valley into the Southern Alps to view Six different Glacier ......

River Surfing

Activity LocationQueenstown

Conquer grade 3 rapids, standing waves and whirlpools! The high volume Kawarau River bursts with adrenaline, and this ...

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Abel Tasman Experience with helicopter landing at Awaroa Beach for up to 3 people

Activity LocationAbel Tasman

Depart from our heli-base at Nelson Airport in a private helicopter for up to 3 people. Following the beautiful coastlin ...

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Waiheke Island Art Walk

Activity LocationWaiheke Island, Auckland

Waiheke supports a lively creative community – on this walk you’ll visit galleries, sculpture parks, artist studios ...

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Christchurch City Scenic Helicopter Flight

Activity LocationChristchurch, Canterbury

A 20 minute flight over Christchurch City the picturesque harbour of Lyttelton and stunning bays is the ultimate scenic ...

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Gibbston Valley Half Day Tour

Activity LocationQueenstown

Our Gibbston Valley tour is an awesome introduction to the sport of canyoning and suitable for all ages and abilities. ...

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Bay of Many Coves Heli-lunch

Activity LocationWellington City, Wellington

Fly to the Marlborough Sounds to Bay of Many Coves Resort. Discover world-class cuisine, breathtaking scenery and a sens ...

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Mountain to the Sea

Activity LocationMount Maunganui, Bay Of Plenty

Immerse yourself in true Tauranga culture from the Mountain to the Sea, escorted by our local guides on waka ama canoes, ...

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Cape Reinga & Ninety Mile Beach

Activity LocationPaihia, Northland

Journey to the very tip of the North Island and uncover a region of rich Māori tradition along the way on an unforgetta ...

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Discover Doubtful Sound - Te Anau Helicopters

Activity LocationManapouri, Fiordland

This helicopter flight takes you over the Fiordland National Park to Doubtful Sound.

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Mount Tarawera Guided Volcanic Crater Hike

Activity LocationRotorua

We’re passionate about continually providing world-class adventure tourism products in Rotorua. Infused with a unique ...

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Martinborough Wine Tour

Activity LocationWairarapa, Wellington

Sit back and relax with all your transport and tasting fees covered on your Martinborough winery tour A trip through re ...

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The Old Gold Trail, Half Day Tour

Activity LocationQueenstown

Old Gold Trail, Arrowtown & Central Tour Travel by luxury vehicle with local guide while you follow in the foo ...

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NZ $194.00 Book Now

Queenstown to Christchurch One Way Tour, via Mt Cook

Activity LocationQueenstown

Queenstown to Christchurch via Mt Cook, this one way, small group, fully-guided day tour combines two of the most stunni ...

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Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour

Activity LocationTe Anau, Fiordland

This is Fiordland Tours’ signature tour – an extended day trip to Milford Sound from Te Anau that ensures you see al ...

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Franz Josef Wilderness Tours

Activity LocationFranz Josef, West Coast

Join us for a Kayak or Scenic Cruise on Lake Mapourika taking in the panoramic views of the Southern Alps, Glaciers, and ...

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Kaikōura Ziplining & Native forest trail

Activity LocationKaikoura, Canterbury

Set amongst native bush on a working farm just 15 minutes south of Kaikōura township, EcoZip Adventures is an award-win ...

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The Gold Discovery Trail Horse Trek

Activity LocationWanaka

Let your horse take you across the Cardrona River while keeping a keen eye out for gold along the way! Learn about the g ...

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Milford, Lakes and Sutherland Falls

Activity LocationQueenstown

Experience the untouched paradise of Fiordland as we fly deep into the world-renowned national park. Enjoy breathtaking ...

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Alpine Snow Landing

Activity LocationQueenstown

Discover some of New Zealand's most spectacular scenery by air before touching down for a snow landing on the Humboldt M ...

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Hobbiton & Rotorua including Te Puia from Auckland

Activity LocationHamilton & Waikato

Our Hobbiton & Rotorua including guided tour at Te Puia day trip combines two of the North Island top attractions.

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Nature at Night

Activity LocationSouthland

A small group tour to explore nature in the night time. Encounter long-tailed bats, experience a colony of luminescent g ...

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Get involved Discovery Tour

Activity LocationAkaroa, Canterbury

Step back in time and discover what New Zealand use to look like with short walks through prehistoric native habitat, 40 ...

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Starlight Gourmet Kayak Tour - Rotorua

Activity LocationRotorua

Glide across the lake to the stunning Manupirua Hot Pools, which are only accessible by water. Here you will enjoy a fre ...

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MOUNT TARAWERA VOLCANIC ADVENTURE - 3C

Activity LocationRotorua

Combine the thrill of landing on Mount Tarawera with a flight that includes spectacular aerial views of our stunning cr ...

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Premium Milford Sound Tour Including Cruise, Lunch & Return Flight

Activity LocationQueenstown

Our small group, fully-guided day trip combines the amazing journey to Milford Sound with a boutique Milford Sound Cruis ...

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MOUNT TARAWERA / ORAKEI KORAKO 'THERMAL EXPLORER' DUAL LANDING - 5A

Activity LocationRotorua

From above Mount Tarawera impressive views include vast volcanic rifts, distant national parks and our treasured lakes. ...

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Wine Tasting & Scenic Adventure

Activity LocationBay Of Islands, Northland

A land based tour in the beautiful Bay of Islands area including Wine Tasting, Lunch at a Vineyard, Historic Buildin ...

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Cathedral Cove Boat Tour - Departs Hahei

Activity LocationWhitianga, Coromandel

Embark on an extraordinary journey through Hahei’s ancient volcanic coastline, where awe-inspiring geography and Māor ...

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Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo Caves - One Way Tour

Activity LocationHamilton & Waikato

One day tour from Auckland to the beautiful Waitomo Glowworm Caves and geothermal wonderland of Rotorua (One way trip).

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Underworld Adventures

Activity LocationPunakaiki, West Coast

Join us on a magical journey of discovery in the awe-inspiring Ananui GlowWorm Caves with our award-winning Underworld R ...

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Parasailing

Activity LocationWanaka

Fly high above the beautiful Lake Wanaka with Wanaka Parasailing on either a single, or a tandem flight. This is one ...

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Full Day Guided Walk and Picnic on Banks Peninsula

Activity LocationChristchurch, Canterbury

Our top-notch guided 1-day walk on Banks Peninsula, a spectacular extinct volcano within 30 minutes of Christchurch.

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Auckland Harbour Sailing Cruise

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

Sail where the wind takes us and take in Auckland’s city highlights on our relaxed 1.5 hour harbour sailing experience ...

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Pilot Choice - 35-minute Twin Glacier Flight

Activity LocationFranz Josef, West Coast

About If you're seeking to experience the real West Coast, we would love for you to join us on a helicopter flight to s ...

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Discover Christchurch Tour

Activity LocationChristchurch, Canterbury

This is the perfect way to explore Christchurch City in a day. We collect and drop off from your accommodation in Chri ...

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Hobbiton Express Tour from Auckland

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

This small group tour is an easy day trip from Auckland to Hobbiton Movie Set. The day includes a fully guided tour of ...

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Meet our friendly alpacas at Shamarra Alpacas in beautiful Akaroa

Activity LocationAkaroa, Canterbury

Full of attitude, seriously cute and very, very photogenic – come and meet our friendly award winning alpacas. Just ...

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Mt Earnslaw Glacier

Activity LocationQueenstown

Discover Middle Earth on our flagship flight as we soar over a remote high-country station towards towering Mt Earnslaw. ...

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Aoraki / Mt Cook Luxury Private tour for up to 4 people

Activity LocationQueenstown

Beginning your adventure with a scenic drive through the rugged Kawarau Gorge, sit back and enjoy the constantly evolvin ...

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America's Cup Sailing Experience

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

Join our crew sailing this authentic America's Cup Yacht on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour with this 2 hour experience.

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Milford Sound Cruise

Activity LocationMilford Sound, Fiordland

Escape the crowds and experience the beauty of Milford Sound in its true isolation and grandeur on our 2-hour cruise.

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Parasailing in the Bay of Islands

Activity LocationBay Of Islands, Northland

New Zealand's highest parasailing at 1300ft over the stunning Bay of Islands. We offer Single, Tandem and Triple fligh ...

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Central Otago Heli Gold Wine Tour

Activity LocationQueenstown

Enjoy an all-day tour of Central Otago’s stunning vineyards by Helicopter and Jeep Wrangler. Life is all about the ...

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Waiheke Island Cultural Experience

Activity LocationWaiheke Island, Auckland

Experience Waiheke Island from a Māori perspective. Enjoy stunning sea views over the Hauraki Gulf and white sand beach ...

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NZ $480.00 Book Now

Godley Head walking tour- Start/finish Chrsitchurch

Activity LocationChristchurch, Canterbury

Guided walking tour of Godley Head- Rich in history and scattered with remnants of New Zealand’s WW2 defences, this is ...

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Milford Sound Coach & Cruise Tour

Activity LocationQueenstown

Join Pure Milford for all all inclusive day tour to magical Milford Sound from Queenstown. Enjoy informative commentary ...

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Akaroa Ebike Guided Tours & Rentals

Activity LocationAkaroa, Canterbury

Akaroa's premium guided electric mountain bike tours & rentals give visitors the opportunity to explore Akaroa in th ...

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Queenstown Luxury Private tour (Full day) for up to 4 people

Activity LocationQueenstown

Travelling through glacial valleys, around towering mountains and stopping off at spectacular vineyards and historic tow ...

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Discover Milford Sound Helicopter Flight - Te Anau Helicopters

Activity LocationTe Anau, Fiordland

Special Features: Discover the most popular Fiord in New Zealand - Milford Sound. ​Aerial Views of Lake Te Anau, st ...

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Nelson is even more beautiful from a helicopter!

Activity LocationNelson

Grab the family or some friends for an awesome mountain adventure where you'll feel on top of the world! Fly over farml ...

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Cave Stream- Lets go caving

Activity LocationChristchurch, Canterbury

Discover two of Canterbury’s natural wonders- Go caving and explore Castle Hill /Kura Tawhiti. Your local guide will e ...

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24/48 Hour Pohatu Package at a Penguin Colony!

Activity LocationAkaroa, Canterbury

Have it all included in of our overnight stay in our historic and cosy private rooms in the middle of the penguin colony ...

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Scenic Circuit

Activity LocationBay Of Islands, Northland

Scenic Tour Hear some of the local history and lifestyle stories. Waitangi Golf Club lookout. Travel through native bu ...

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Stevensons Is Cruise & Nature Walk

Activity LocationWanaka

Take a luxury catamaran to discover Stevensons Island on Lake Wanaka with a 2 hour small group cruise and an optional na ...

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Bay of Islands Snorkelling

Activity LocationBay Of Islands, Northland

We're the Bay of Islands' only dedicated snorkeling experience. Hop in for an epic underwater adventure filled with coun ...

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Waitangi Mountain Bike Park Experience

Activity LocationBay Of Islands, Northland

Get ready for an adventure like no other! Discover the exhilarating trails of Waitangi Mountain Bike Park with Paihia Mo ...

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Waiheke Island Bush & Beach Walk

Activity LocationWaiheke Island, Auckland

Fabulous coastal views, seabird nesting grounds and lush forest trails will make this an adventure to remember! Based ar ...

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MOUNT TARAWERA / ORAKEI KORAKO 'THERMAL EXPLORER' DUAL LANDING FLOATPLANE - 5B

Activity LocationRotorua

Combine the thrill of landing on Mount Tarawera with a flight that includes spectacular aerial views of our stunning cra ...

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Mt Aspiring Full Day Canyon

Activity LocationQueenstown

Get excited! This full day canyon offers the most and biggest jumps and abseils available from Queenstown, no previous ...

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Ultimate Discovery - 45-minute Three-Glacier Flight

Activity LocationFranz Josef, West Coast

About If you're seeking to experience the real West Coast, we would love for you to join us on a helicopter flight to s ...

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Big Kanu Glowworm Tour- Tauranga

Activity LocationTauranga, Bay Of Plenty

Appreciate the beautiful scenery, birdlife and Glowworms from your seat in our Big Kanu. Launch the Big Kanu from the la ...

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Horse Riding Trek & Wine Tasting Tour from Auckland

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

Combine a unique horse ride trek with tasting some of New Zealand’s Luxurious wines in this amazing return trip from A ...

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The Ultimate Luxury Hop on Hop off Wine Tour

Activity LocationQueenstown

Experience Queenstown's finest wineries, breweries, and wonders in luxury with Queenstown's original Hop on Hop of wine ...

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PRIVATE - Middle Earth Waterfalls Heli hike (Exclusive location)

Activity LocationQueenstown

Explore exclusive locations by foot after you arrive in style and luxury.Your once in a lifetime adventure begins as we ...

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The High Country Pub Trail Horse Trek

Activity LocationQueenstown

Mount up and begin the big hill climb which soon gives way to spectacular views of the surrounding mountains of the Crow ...

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Bay Cruise

Activity LocationTe Anau, Fiordland

Enjoy the million dollar views from Lake Te Anau on our 1 hour Bay Cruise as Peter tells you about the history of this a ...

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Ocean Adventure

Activity LocationPaihia, Northland

Experience the thrill of Ocean Adventure - the fastest boat to the Hole in the Rock on this 1.5hour experience.

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Regular Tour to Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony

Activity LocationHawkes Bay

Gannet Safaris Overland is simply the only company taking visitors to the worlds largest accessible mainland gannet colo ...

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Cathedral Cove Glass Bottom Boat

Activity LocationWhitianga, Coromandel

Approximately 2hrs scenic and marine viewing tour. Visit Cathedral Cove, sea caves and volcanic rock formations. Look th ...

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Nomad Safaris Quad Bike I 4WD - U Drive Experience Queenstown

Activity LocationQueenstown

This is New Zealand’s most spectacular quad biking, where the adventure is in your hands! We give you 2.25 hrs on your ...

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Wine Tasting & Lunch Adventures

Activity LocationBay Of Islands, Northland

We visit three (3) vineyards : offering some unique wine varieties only grown in Northland Tastings can include w ...

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Half day - Behind the Scenes Film Location Tour

Activity LocationQueenstown

Join us on a half day journey with our expert guides deep into Glenorchy, Middle Earth, Paradise Valley & beyond. Y ...

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Glacier Explorer - 25minute Franz Josef Flight

Activity LocationFranz Josef, West Coast

This 25-minute flight includes Franz Josef Glacier Southern Alps Mt Ellie de Beaumount An included 10-minute snow ...

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Discovery Cruise

Activity LocationTe Anau, Fiordland

Join Peter & Cruise Te Anau for a boutique 3 hour Discovery Cruise to the beautiful and tranquil South Fiord of Lake ...

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Wild North West Mountain to Sea by private helicopter

Activity LocationNelson

A flight of a lifetime covering the north-western tip of the South Island - two National Parks, an alpine lake, a remote ...

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Hop on Hop off Wine and Beer Afternoon Tour Queenstown

Activity LocationQueenstown

The most reasonably priced wine tour in the region offering the freedom to visit a variety of great locations, including ...

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Grand Tour Scenic Helicopter Flight - Milford Helicopters

Activity LocationMilford Sound, Fiordland

Special Features: Sights of the iconic scenic views Milford Sound is known for. Tutoko Glacier, Mitre Peak and Lake Q ...

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Mt Cook Bus Tour & Heli Hike Combo from Queenstown

Activity LocationQueenstown

Our small group, fully-guided day trip combines all of the key highlights with a guided bus tour to Mt Cook, and an incr ...

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West Coast Beaches and the Glaciers

Activity LocationQueenstown

Fly from towering mountains to rugged coast and experience the thrill of glacier flyover as we traverse the full length ...

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Family Adventures Rafting

Activity LocationQueenstown

Family Adventures specialise in soft adventure trips, rafting the upper reaches of the famous Shotover River near Queens ...

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Castle Hill

Activity LocationChristchurch, Canterbury

Explore Castle Hill/Kura Tawhiti and inland Canterbury from Christchurch. Food, local guide and transport included.

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Wild Dolphin Encounter

Activity LocationTauranga, Bay Of Plenty

Experience the trip of a lifetime on the on the Bay of Plenty's premier dolphin eco-tour. Dolphin Seafaris provide an or ...

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Alpaca Feeding Trail

Activity LocationHamilton & Waikato

Walk the alpaca trail and feed them over the fence. This option runs for ±25 minutes on the half-hour between 10 am - 4 ...

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Kayaking

Activity LocationQueen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough

Why not try one of our kayaking trips to experience the sounds of nature in our tranquil Marlborough Sounds? The Marl ...

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Exclusive Sailing Charter ex Waiheke

Activity LocationHauraki Gulf, Auckland

Charter our 41-foot catamaran for a day and set sail on your own adventure. Most areas of the Hauraki Gulf are within ea ...

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Seafood Odyssea Cruise

Activity LocationPicton, Marlborough

Relax and enjoy the stunning Marlborough Sounds with the exclusive afternoon Seafood Odyssea Cruise, departing Picton. ...

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Scenic Lake Rotoiti Kayak Tour - Rotorua

Activity LocationRotorua

Embark on an extraordinary adventure with our Scenic Lake Rotoiti Day tour, granting you access to one of New Zealand's ...

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Thunder Trike Tours - Bay of Islands V8 Adventure

Activity LocationPaihia, Northland

Have awesome thrills on a V8 350 Chev Trike with a 30 or 60 minute tour from Paihia. For those that love adrenaline, exp ...

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Tauranga Scenic Harbor Cruise

Activity LocationTauranga, Bay Of Plenty

Looking for things to do in Tauranga? Bay Explorer has several years experience showcasing the Tauranga Harbour. Join ou ...

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Super Cruise Combo - The Cream Trip including Hole in the Rock

Activity LocationPaihia, Northland

See it all and do it all on our super cruise combo combining the best of the The Cream Trip and the Hole in the Rock Cru ...

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Queenstown to Mt Cook One Way Tour

Activity LocationQueenstown

Queenstown to Mt Cook Tour 1 way, this small group, fully-guided transfer allows you to travel to Mt Cook in style and s ...

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Wellington Full Day Tour

Activity LocationWellington City, Wellington

Witness the best sights of New Zealand's capital city up close and personal, before experiencing the beauty of the coast ...

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Mitre Peak Scenic Helicopter Flight - Milford Helicopters

Activity LocationMilford Sound, Fiordland

Special Features: Sights of the iconic scenic views Milford Sound is known for. Stunning photo opportunities.

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Sea Kayaking, Lyttelton Harbour & Quail Island- Start/finish in Christchurch

Activity LocationChristchurch, Canterbury

Sea Kayaking tour of Lyttelton Harbour- Explore secret bays, sunken ships and sea caves around Lyttelton Harbour and Qua ...

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Shackleton Whiskey Endurance - 50-minute Glacier Flight

Activity LocationFranz Josef, West Coast

About Savor a complimentary sampling of the renowned Shackleton Whiskey, inspired by the very spirit of endurance that ...

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Wharekauhau Heli Lunch

Activity LocationWellington City, Wellington

Wellington Scenic helicopter flight to Wharekaukau Country Estate to enjoy a complementary glass of wine on arrival foll ...

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Eco Sailing Adventure ex Waiheke

Activity LocationHauraki Gulf, Auckland

Discover the stunning natural environment of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park aboard our 41-foot sailing catamaran. You’ll ...

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Wellington Scenic Full Day Tour

Activity LocationWellington City, Wellington

Experience the best of Wellington on a guided private 7-hour scenic drive around our beautiful capital city. Take in th ...

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Glow Worm Cave Tour

Activity LocationBay Of Islands, Northland

Visit Glow Worm Cave enjoy a guided tour thru the cave with a family member Scenic Sights & Commentary as you trav ...

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Waiatoto River Safari

Activity LocationHaast, West Coast

Embark on the only jet boat tour in New Zealand that takes you from the Ocean to the Alps within a UNESCO World Heritage ...

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Scenic Tours and Excursions to See and Do in New Zealand


Scenic Tours and Excursions to See and Do in New Zealand

New Zealand is abundant with thrilling experiences from above. There's no better way to truly appreciate the beautiful New Zealand coastline and rolling hills than by booking a scenic flight or skydiving! Explore all the scenic flights available, from flying to Stewart Island to skydiving!

While seeing New Zealand from above is a worthwhile experience, if you’re scared of heights, there are many other options available. From diving, fishing and other water tours to Wine and food tours that range from including helicopters to cycle trails!

If you're visiting in winter, there is also a range of winter sports available. Adventurous activities include skiing and snowboarding. However, for a less adventurous evening, there are luxury spas and massages or even indoor tours.

 
Scenic Tours and Excursions

 

 
 

The best places for Scenic Tours and Excursions in New Zealand


If you're looking for adventure activities in winter, then there are great places to go in the North and the South Island. Rotorua is a geothermal wonder. The geothermal activity makes Rotorua’s Hells Gate a great place to heat up in the colder seasons or on any colder days throughout the year! This scenic flight above the Mt Ruapehu vistas is something you can't miss on a beautiful winter day.

In the South Island, almost every major area will bring awesome winter activities for all friends and families! Abel Tasman and nelson are filled with fantastic flights that will be beautiful in both summer and winter. Wanaka, Queenstown and Canterbury are havens for the best scenic flights in winter and glacier landings!

Milford sound is located in Fiordland and offers fantastic views that are hard to look away from. Some cruises also provide heli tours, waterfalls, coach tours and kayaking!

If you're on the North Island, then there are many days of sailing trips to take that are both chilled-out, and adventurous!

If you're looking for a more adventurous alternative to sailing and cruises, then check out these activities like parasailing and jet boating!

The best places for Scenic Tours and Excursions in New Zealand
 

Frequently Asked Questions about Scenic Tours & Excursions Activities

1. Where is the adventure capital of New Zealand?

Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand. Queenstown has so many amazing activities from glacier landings to river surfing! It is also within a short distance to other adventurous areas like Wanaka, Fiordland with the famous Milford Sound, and Canterbury!

2. What are the top adventurous and fun activities in New Zealand?

New Zealand is known for its vastly unique landscape that offer endless opportunities for adventure and fun. In the South Island, there is a unique off-roading adventure tour that is perfect for thrill seekers. Speaking of thrill seeking, you are never far from an amazing skydiving experience!

3. Where is the best sailing in New Zealand?

The North Island offers many amazing sailing adventures lasting all day, or only a few hours. When sailing in the North Island, it is not uncommon to be greeted by dolphins or other familiar wildlife!

4. Where is the best cruises in New Zealand?

Milford Sound in fiordland is a stunning area for a cruise at any time of the year.

5. What is the best month to cruise New Zealand?

December, January and Feburary is when New Zealand is at its peak. It is the summer months that are the hottest and nicst time to be out on the water.