Visiting New Zealand? For the full experience, consider signing up for a group tour – these tours are often customized around your individual interests and can cover all the best sights!
Exodus Travels’ Trekking in New Zealand tour, for instance, includes both an exploration of Tongariro National Park and a Milford Sound cruise.
At 328 metres, the Sky Tower stands out against Auckland’s skyline as an exciting center of adrenaline activities, incredible dining, and breathtaking views. Be sure to visit its revolving restaurant, Sky Deck and other attractions including Weta Workshop Unleashed for an unparalleled perspective of Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland).
Hire a professional guide for an unforgettable tour through this historic landmark, or take the SkyWalk or SkyJump to experience dangling from its tallest freestanding structure in Southern Hemisphere.
On your birthday, enjoy Sky Tower for free with just a valid ID! And enjoy an extra treat: Stardome Observatory & Planetarium is offering free admission as part of this deal – this archetypical planetarium allows visitors to witness stars of the Southern Hemisphere!
Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, is an urban explorer’s delight. Boasting an energetic cafe culture and secondhand bookstores as well as charming boutique shops, Wellington provides plenty of opportunity for discovery.
Experience Wellington landmarks during a full-day excursion, including the Beehive, Mt. Victoria, Weta Workshop and its southern coastline. Visit Zealandia Te Mara a Tane ecosanctuary and Taputarenga Marine Reserve to witness conservation efforts at work.
Dodging Wellington’s flat streets on an electric bike makes for easy and enjoyable sightseeing. This tour provides top quality bikes with instructions, helmets and locks so that everyone in your group can cycle on their own or following suggested routes from a map provided. Note: this tour is limited to 11 people.
Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland
Wai-o-Tapu Thermal Wonderland in New Zealand, much like Yellowstone in America, is an amazing geothermal park filled with stunning hot springs, bubbling mud pools, and explosive sulfur geysers that promise an awe-inducing geothermal experience.
Walk along well-marked pathways and experience this remarkable geothermal park on a guided tour. Witness its remarkable features like Champagne Pool – with its lively bubbles and strong smell of rotten eggs; Lady Knox Geyser which erupts every day at 10:15 am reaching heights up to 20 meters; as well as an unforgettable guided tour.
Visit two of North Island’s must-see attractions in one day with this small-group tour from Auckland. Learn behind-the-scenes stories about ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ production at Hobbiton Movie Set before admiring Wai-o-Tapu’s stunning volcanic landscapes.
Christchurch, located in the center of New Zealand, is its largest city and home to many of its top attractions. Here you will find modern architecture standing alongside historic structures, an active hospitality scene, and lush green spaces abounding.
Marlborough wine-growing region is an irresistibly delicious destination, drawing many foodies with its famed wine tasting tours and sheepdog shows. Additionally, take part in thrilling stunt drive experiences to experience this picturesque corner of Australia!
Take a scenic day trip into the mountains on an escorted tour from Christchurch. Marvel at Lake Tekapo and Aoraki Mount Cook National Park as you travel towards Lake Tasman Glacier; hike along it or hike Tasman Glacier for some amazing hiking opportunities in New Zealand – these stops also include Arthur’s Pass and Franz Josef for scenic stops along your tour route!
Fiordland National Park
New Zealand’s rugged southwest corner is an outdoor enthusiast’s delight. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its wild landscape boasts glacier-carved fjords such as Milford Sound and Doubtful, towering mountain peaks, lush forests and tranquil lakes that all come together to form one incredible natural experience.
Fiordland’s temperate rainforests boast one of the largest and most significant populations of forest birds in New Zealand, including endemic species such as tui, kereru and fantail. And its waters boast one of the world’s biggest populations of black coral trees and ancient clam-like creatures which have evaded evolution for 300 million years!
Discover the fiords on an historic motorized yacht cruise or with guided kayaking tours through Doubtful and Milford Sounds. Alternatively, hike along shear cliffs of beech forests on Milford and Cleddau rivers before gazing upon craggy Earl Mountains reflected in mirror lakes.
Queenstown is New Zealand’s cosmopolitan capital and situated on Lake Wakatipu’s shores amidst dramatic alpine ranges. Queenstown offers top ski destinations at Coronet Peak and Remarkables; summer visitors can hike or mountain bike through vineyards while taking part in extreme activities such as white-water rafting and bungee jumping.
Use a helicopter tour to soar close to the Remarkables Peaks and other dramatic mountains in Queenstown, or visit boutique vineyards with Appellation Wine Tours on a day trip from Queenstown for tastings at five locations. Lord of the Rings fans can explore filming locations for Isengard, Ithilien Camp, Lothlorien forests used as Lothlorien locations as well as night skiing at Coronet Peak where floodlights illuminate its slopes for an exciting skiing experience!
Visit New Zealand’s largest city with an Auckland sightseeing tour! Take advantage of an intimate small group setting and choose up to two additional activities such as Te Puia Maori Village, Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland or Agrodome for added experience.
Immerse yourself in Middle Earth on this family-friendly 10-day New Zealand road trip that blends Lord of the Rings and Hobbit filming sites with active adventures. Experience behind-the-scenes tales on a guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set and visit Waitomo glow worm caves!
Discover New Zealand’s South Island in one exciting week with this action-packed itinerary. Experience everything that the South Island has to offer through bungee jumping, scenic flights and wine tasting in Queenstown; tour native species along The Catlins; and cruise around Auckland Harbour.