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.

Weta Cave Workshop Tour & Miniature Effects Tour with Transport

(75) Reviews

Enter the world of Weta Workshop with There and Back Again: The Full Experience, a guided round trip by Weta Workshop! Y...

Duration:4 hours

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15-Minute Crater Lakes Flight by Helicopter from Rotorua

(5) Reviews

Join us to view Rotorua beyond the crater rim. Enjoy spectacular views of our hidden lakes district, distant volcanoes a...

Duration:15 minutes

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Street Photography for Women - one day walking tour

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Street Photography Tour for Women - are you travelling alone, or with a group of photography buddies, this day is suitab...

Duration:7 hours

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Milford Sound, Taieri Gorge, and Dunedin Tour from Queenstown

(3) Reviews

Experience the natural beauty and history of New Zealand’s South Island on this three day tour. Travel to the heart of M...

Duration:3 days

 

COMBO Admission: Puzzling World, Wanaka

(63) Reviews

Enjoy this iconic, unique attraction that since 1973 has fascinated people of all ages keen to engage in a fun, challeng...

Duration:60 to 90 minutes

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Full Daily Boutique Vineyard Tour Waiheke Island

(1) Reviews

Your Tour Guide will get you on board our bus from Matiatia this bus has panoramic windows for uninterrupted viewing of ...

Duration:5 hours

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Small-Group Milford Sound Day Trip and Cruise from Te Anau

(101) Reviews

Discover Milford Sound on a full-day excursion that takes you to popular scenic spots around Fiordland National Park bef...

Duration:8 hours

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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise

(91) Reviews

After your cruise ship docks in Akaroa, take a nature cruise across the harbor to spot dolphins and admire New Zealand’s...

Duration:2 hours

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Iconic Shore Excursion: Small Group Larnach Castle Tour

(26) Reviews

Enjoy a personalized small group tour of Larnach Castle and Dunedin City. This is a 6 to 7 hour fully guided tour that l...

Duration:6 hours

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Milford Sound to Queenstown Return Scenic Flight

(10) Reviews

Take the scenic route back to Queenstown from Milford Sound with this one-way 40-minute flight. Admire spectacular views...

Duration:40 minutes

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Private Tour: Dunedin to the Catlins

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Waterfalls, deserted beaches, coastal rainforest, and rare wildlife can all be found in the Catlins. Explore this remote...

Duration:10 hours

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Auckland to Hobbiton Set Early-Access Small-Group Luxury Tour

(6) 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

 

Akaroa French Connection Daily Shuttle

(6) Reviews

Akaroa French Connection is a convenient service giving you the opportunity to take in the sights while our highly train...

Duration:1 hour 40 minutes

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Private Hydro Attack Experience in Queenstown

(176) Reviews

Up to 4 spaces available per time-slot. It's time to scream in the shark machine. Operating from our berth in ce...

Duration:25 minutes

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Franz Josef Heli Hiking Guided Tour

(204) 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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Milford Sound Small-Group Tour with Cruise from Queenstown

(281) Reviews

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

Duration:13 hours

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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves from Auckland

(718) Reviews

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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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

(417) Reviews

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

Duration:4 hours

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Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown

(406) Reviews

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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Queenstown to Milford Sound Coach and Cruise with Buffet Lunch

(34) Reviews

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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Pilot's Choice Scenic Flight from Queenstown

(81) Reviews

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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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown, New Zealand

(1449) 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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Mitai Maori Village Cultural Experience in Rotorua

(236) 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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Milford Sound Cruise with Flight from Queenstown

(116) Reviews

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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Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown

(763) 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

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Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown

(124) Reviews

Enjoy exploring New Zealand’s picturesque Lake Wakatipu on a spacious Catamaran which is purpose-built for viewing. Surr...

Duration:1 hour 30 minutes

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

(1476) 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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TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch

(283) Reviews

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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Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown - 202

(63) Reviews

Explore Milford Sounds stunning fiord from the air and on the water. Join an unforgettable cruise, past sheer cliffs, gu...

Duration:4 hours

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Queenstown Jet Boat Ride on Lake Wakatipu, Kawarau River

(267) Reviews

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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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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