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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


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


Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour from Queenstown

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Premium small group tour including boutique Milford Sound cruise with Cruise Milford, the number 1 Trip Advisor rated cr...

Duration:13 hours


Milford Sound Tour by Plane from Queenstown including Cruise

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We will fly you from Queenstown over the Southern Alps with breathtakingly spectacular and endless panoramic views of la...

Duration:4 hours 30 minutes


TSS Earnslaw and BBQ Buffet Lunch in Queenstown

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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


Milford Sound Coach and Cruise tour from Queenstown

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Join talented and knowledgeable guides on a journey along one of New Zealand's most scenic drives. All guides have uniqu...

Duration:12 hours


Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

(560) Reviews

Milford Sound is an area of extraordinary natural beauty. It offers a majestic fiord, dramatic and awe-inspiring scenery...

Duration:5 hours


Small Group, Award Winning Full Day Milford Sound Experience

(1551) Reviews

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


Hobbiton™ Movie Set Walking Tour from Shires Rest

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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 30 minutes


Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory

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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


Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Tour from Auckland

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Fully guided day tour of the magical 12-acre Hobbiton Movie Set & Alexander Sheep Farm, famous from the Lord of the Ring...

Duration:9 hours


Mitai Maori Village Cultural Experience in Rotorua

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Enter the world of Mitai Māori Village and embrace our history and culture. Watch our stories unfold through the dynamic...

Duration:3 hours


Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise

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Look for whales, dolphins and seabirds in the pristine waters of Hauraki Gulf just a short boat ride from Auckland city'...

Duration:4 hours 30 minutes


Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown

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

Duration:25 minutes


TranzAlpine Train, Arthur's Pass and Castle Hill Day Trip

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Experience the South Island's remarkable natural landscapes by taking a journey on the TranzAlpine train from Christchur...

Duration:10 hours


Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Lunch Cruise from Queenstown

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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


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


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

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Visit two of the North Islands most popular attractions in one day - Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Te Puia Geothermal Park ...

Duration:13 hours


2-Hour Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

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Enjoy a two hour cruise traversing the deep waters of Milford Sound, located in Fiordland. Your cruise will take you pas...

Duration:2 hours


Pilot's Choice - 2 Glaciers with Snow Landing - 35mins

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Glacier Country Helicopters is a local, family owned and operated company based in Franz Josef, on the West Coast of New...

Duration:35 minutes


Premium Milford Sound Tour, Cruise and Lunch from Te Anau

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

Duration:9 hours


25 Minute Glacier Explorer: 1 Glacier with Snow Landing

(139) Reviews

Glacier Country Helicopters is a local, family owned and operated company based in Franz Josef, on the West Coast of New...

Duration:25 minutes


Milford Sound Cruise

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Enjoy uninterrupted views of glacier-carved cliffs on your Milford Sound cruise aboard mdoern, spacious and comfortable ...

Duration:1 hour 45 minutes


Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland

(688) Reviews

Experience the world-famous Lord of The Rings Hobbiton Movie Set plus the Waitomo Glowworm Caves all in one day. This un...

Duration:13 hours


NZONE Skydive Queenstown

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See Queenstown like never before as you take the ultimate leap of faith as you tandem skydive. Feel your adrenaline surg...

Duration:3 hours 30 minutes


Afternoon Piha Beach and Rainforest Tour from Auckland

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

Duration:5 hours


Premium Milford Sound Tour Including Cruise, Flight and Lunch

(69) Reviews

This small group day trip includes a stunning boutique Milford Sound cruise with TripAdvisors No. 1 rated cruise provide...

Duration:9 hours


45-Minute Mount Cook Ski Plane and Helicopter Combo Tour

(81) Reviews

Join this tour for the unique opportunity to fly in both a Ski Plane and Helicopter! a 45 minute flight including a Tasm...

Duration:45 minutes


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


Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo and Tasman Glacier Tour from Christchurch

(206) Reviews

Travel in a small group from Christchurch, on a day trip to Aoraki Mount Cook – the tallest mountain in New Zealand. Vis...

Duration:13 hours


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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