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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Cape Reinga - 90 Mile Beach Tour

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Mullarkey tours – Cape Reinga Full day trip – offers a comfortable small group tour – maximum 10 passengers, with knowle...

Duration:11 hours

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Weta Cave Workshop Tour & Miniature Effects Tour with Transport

(72) 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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TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch

(233) 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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Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory and Lunch

(84) Reviews

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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Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo

(281) Reviews

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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Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown

(384) 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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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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Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

(318) Reviews

Experience stunning scenery on an unforgettable day trip to Milford Sound.The pristine Milford Sound is part of the ...

Duration:12 hours 30 minutes

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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise Including optional lunch

(137) Reviews

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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Queenstown Jet Boat Ride on Lake Wakatipu, Kawarau River

(254) 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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Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo

(221) Reviews

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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Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

(734) Reviews

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

Duration:2 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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Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown

(105) 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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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride

(1442) 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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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

(402) 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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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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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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Bay of Islands Cruise including Island Tour from Paihia

(158) Reviews

Escape the crowds and discover the Bay of Islands on our 5 hour personalised and interactive Island Cruise & Tour. ...

Duration:5 hours

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Maori Rock Carvings Eco Sailing Taupo

(495) Reviews

Our electric yacht is 100% sustainable, emissions and noise free, making it climate safe, and Lake Taupo’s best sailing ...

Duration:2 hours 30 minutes

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Queenstown to Milford Sound Coach and Cruise with Buffet Lunch

(21) 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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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour

(310) Reviews

Be amazed by the thousands of magical glowworms above on this 45-minute, small group guided tour, as you glide silently ...

Duration:45 minutes

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Southern Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

(34) Reviews

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

Duration:50 minutes

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Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching

(1022) Reviews

At the core, we’re a family business with our management team being 5th & 6th generation Banks Peninsula locals. Alongsi...

Duration:2 hours

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Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner

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See the highlights of Auckland on a 2.5-hour sailboat cruise on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. Cruise to a sheltered mari...

Duration:2 hours 30 minutes

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Franz Josef Heli Hiking Guided Tour

(201) 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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Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga Cathedral Cove Cruise

(378) Reviews

Our unique tour is the only one to show you the marine life without getting wet. The glass panels provide a clear window...

Duration:2 hours

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Rotorua Rafting - Kaituna River White Water Rafting

(904) Reviews

Spend three adrenaline-crammed hours white water rafting down the Kaituna River on this tour from Rotorua. Start at a sp...

Duration:3 hours

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Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch

(183) Reviews

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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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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