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.

Dunedin's Renowned OCHO Chocolate Tasting Experience

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Dunedin's only chocolate tasting! With over 150 years of rich chocolate making history in the city, we're proud to be le...

Duration:30 minutes

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City Half Day Tour - The Land Of Volcanoes Auckland

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Auckland is a land of volcanoes, home to 48 of them in fact! Looming above the cityscape are some of the youngest urban ...

Duration:3 hours

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TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch

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A return scenic cruise from Queenstown Bay, across stunning Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm on our vintag...

Duration:3 hours 30 minutes

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TSS Earnslaw Steamship Cruise from Queenstown

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Cruise on Queenstown’s iconic vintage steamship, TSS Earnslaw. Relax on board and admire the stunning alpine scenery whi...

Duration:1 hour 30 minutes

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Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown

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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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Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory and Lunch

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If you’re looking for an experience that’s truly authentic, more insightful and completely personal – this is it! This a...

Duration:3 hours

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Franz Josef Heli Hiking Guided Tour

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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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Pilot's Choice Scenic Flight from Queenstown

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The Remarkables Mountain Range dominates the eastern skyline of Queenstown. You will appreciate first hand how these pea...

Duration:20 minutes

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TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Farm Experience with Afternoon Tea

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Join a scenic cruise to Walter Peak on board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw.Once you arrive over at the working ...

Duration:3 hours 30 minutes

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Milford Sound Experience Full Day from Queenstown

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

Duration:13 hours

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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise Including optional lunch

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

Duration:1 hour 45 minutes

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Premium Milford Sound Cruise

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Enjoy uninterrupted views of glacier-carved cliffs on your Milford Sound cruise aboard the Gem of the Sound.  The Gem is...

Duration:2 hours

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30-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown

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A winning combination: Spectacular alpine scenery including Skippers Canyon and the Queenstown basin as well as the chan...

Duration:30 minutes

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Wharekauhau Helicopter Tour with 5-Course Lunch from Wellington

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Combine a gourmet lunch with a thrilling helicopter flight on this 3-hour tour from Wellington. Admire spectacular aeria...

Duration:3 hours

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Queenstown Jet Boat Ride on Lake Wakatipu, Kawarau River

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Hang on during this thrilling Jet boat ride that travels at high speeds on two rivers, covering more ground with a longe...

Duration:1 hour

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Southern Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

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Soar over the majestic Southern Alps on a 50-minute breathtaking helicopter flight from Queenstown.Discover the ...

Duration:50 minutes

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Half-Day Walter Peak Horse Trek from Queenstown

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Discover the best of the South Island scenery on this half-day Walter Peak horse trek from Queenstown. Take a traditiona...

Duration:3 hours 30 minutes

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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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Small-Group Zipline Adventure in Queenstown

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Find out why Queenstown is New Zealand’s adrenaline capital with this zipline adventure! Launching from the Ziptrek Tree...

Duration:2 hours

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Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch

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

Duration:5 hours 30 minutes

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Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo

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Daily Scenic Cruises – Maori Rock CarvingsOur Daily Scenic Cruises depart from Berth #4 at the Taupo Boat Harbou...

Duration:1 hour 30 minutes

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Luxury Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise

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Travel with a small family-owned and operated company. Milford Sound Day Tour, enjoy maximum space with our limited smal...

Duration:12 hours

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Cruise Milford NZ Small Boutique Cruise Experience

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Rated as one of the Top 10 Experience in New Zealand for 2019 & 2020.Join this tour for an uncrowded boutique small ...

Duration:1 hour 45 minutes

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Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo

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Hold on tight on an exciting 30-minute jet-boat ride on the Waikato River! Spinning and speeding your way to Huka Falls,...

Duration:30 minutes

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Glacier Heli-Hike in New Zealand

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The one-hour fixed-wing flight from Queenstown to Franz Josef or Tasman Glacier is certainly spectacular, but the highli...

Duration:6 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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Heli Hike Fox Glacier

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The fly-in, fly-out helihike combines the excitement of walking on the Fox Glacier with the thrill of helicopter flights...

Duration:4 hours

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Queenstown to Milford Sound Coach and Cruise with Buffet Lunch

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Journey in comfort on one of our low-emission coaches and take in incredible, panoramic views on the road to Milford Sou...

Duration:12 hours 30 minutes

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Twin Lakes Helicopter Jet Boat Combo Tour from Te Anau

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This is a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in Fiordland National Park - far from the crowds found elsewhere. Fiordla...

Duration:3 hours

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Full-Day Tour to Milford Sound from Te Anau with Cruise

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Premium small group tour including boutique Milford Sound cruise onboard TripAdvisors No.1 rated cruise operator, Cruise...

Duration:9 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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