New Zealand’s beautiful natural scenery sets the scene for an amazing cultural experience. Discover Maori culture and traditions while touring pa (fortified village sites) and other historic landmarks.
Maori culture can be found throughout New Zealand, offering tours that showcase this rich tradition. Tours may feature traditional welcome ceremonies, carving workshops and haka performances for an unforgettable cultural experience.
Auckland is a vibrant cultural and commercial center that blends nature, city landmarks, and history into an exciting urban experience. You can wander the parks and gardens, visit the Auckland Museum, take in breathtaking views from Mount Eden or Sky Tower – and more!
Discover Maori culture on an organized tour of a traditional village and witness a hangi feast or powhiri (welcome performance). Gain insight into its heritage, traditions, and mythology; listen to chants; see marae (carved houses and meeting grounds), and experience its sacred dance ritual haka.
Discover New Zealand’s natural beauty and geothermal features during this 8-day Northern Island coach tour from Auckland. Travel to Waitomo glow worm caves and Rotorua for Maori cultural performances featuring hangi feasts. Admire Tongariro National Park volcanoes; cruise in subtropical Bay of Islands for subtropical marine wildlife viewing; visit an active farm; learn about Maori history at Te Papa National Museum of New Zealand; be inspired by Kiri Te Kanawa, Inia Te Wiata as well as bands Split Enz and Crowded House from New Zealand!
Rotorua’s geothermal landscapes are just the tip of its cultural iceberg; Rotorua also boasts an intricate Maori cultural history and you can learn more by visiting an authentic Maori village like Whakarewarewa or Te Puia for an immersive cultural experience complete with traditional welcome, guided walk and hangi lunch! Tours provide tours with this feature!
On a bush walk you’ll experience tropical bird songs while walking amongst silver fern and thick foliage. Or take an adrenaline ride at the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall or soar down a mountain on Sky Swing for an exciting thrill.
Rotorua offers an exclusive natural spa experience, overlooking lush native forest scenery and Lake Rotorua. The Polynesian Spa boasts 26 mineral hot pools that provide unique spa treatments; additionally you can unwind aboard Lakeland Queen for a boat cruise around the lake.
Discover New Zealand’s iconic limestone formations and ethereal glowworms on a guided tour of Waitomo Caves. On your tour you will explore subterranean caves with one of their knowledgeable guides as well as taking part in one of their world-famous glowworm grotto boat rides – marvel in silence at these luminescent creatures that provide illumination!
Experience Middle-earth’s popular Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves on this exciting combination tour that includes bus transfers between Auckland and your destination. Wander through Hobbit Holes before relaxing on Shire fields before concluding your Middle-earth journey at Green Dragon Inn for drinks at this guided journey of Middle-earth!
Visit Cathedral Cave before taking an unforgettable boat ride through Glowworm Grotto for an amazing display of Mother Nature’s light show and to end a fantastic underground experience. A combined tour between Hobbiton and Waitomo allows you to experience Rotorua’s geysers and volcanic landscape for maximum value in limited time; perfect for visitors wanting to maximize their visit to New Zealand!
Make the journey from Auckland and experience Hobbiton movie set on a day tour from Auckland! This tour includes return transport from one of New Zealand’s major cities. Additionally, this option makes perfect sense if you are planning a visit to Waitomo Caves as well.
Peter Jackson chose New Zealand as his location of choice for filming the Hobbiton movie set on an Alexander Family sheep and beef farm, after scouring New Zealand for locations to bring J.R.R Tolkien’s fantasy novels to life. Though never intended as permanent structure, Hobbiton has become an extremely popular tourist attraction; visitors can gaze into Hobbit holes, stroll around its village streets and stop for refreshments at Green Dragon Inn.
Some Hobbiton tours provide the option of adding lunch, which is certainly worthwhile for those with an insatiable appetite! The additional cost per person will only add a few dollars more and you will benefit from receiving full attention from their guide.
Queenstown is an exciting adventure and ski capital nestled along Lake Wakatipu’s shores among dramatic alpine ranges, making for a vibrant setting to discover its rich history and culture through guided tours of Arrowtown or walking trails in Wanaka. Take an eye-opening cruise across Lake Wakatipu with views of The Remarkables; ride jet boats or snowcats up some of Queenstown’s well-known mountains or take scenic cruises across Lake Wakatipu with views of The Remarkables; take in stunning Lake Wakatipu cruises across its waters or relax on scenic cruise across its waters with stunning Lake Wakatipu for scenic cruise views of The Remarkables; take in views of The Remarkables; take a scenic cruise across Lake Wakatipu; take an adventure tour through Arrowtown; take an educational walking trail around Wanaka or enjoy walking trail around Wanaka for scenic cruise views of these vibrant regions famous mountains or enjoy jet boat or snowcat rides over one of them!
Discover some of New Zealand’s iconic landscapes on this small-group itinerary that entails visits to Milford Sound UNESCO World Heritage site and also features Dunedin, Kaikoura with Scottish roots and Mount Cook on the South Island.
Uncover an incredible mix of natural and cultural delights on this tour of the Coromandel Peninsula, boasting volcanic activity such as bubbling mud pools, geysers, and thermal hot springs. Visit Aotearoa/Mount Cook National Park where you can walk or hike glaciers and lakes or take in Lake Tekapo’s vivid turquoise colors for yourself!