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Exclusive Access Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Available from Oct 28

Exclusive Access Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

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Beat the crowds with early access to the Hobbiton Movie Set, where The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies were filmed. Your guide gives you a behind-the-scenes peek at places normally only visited by the film crews. This small group includes round-trip coach transport from your Auckland hotel and breakfast at the Green Dragon Inn.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$335.88
From
$335.88
Taking safety measures

Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Available from Sunday

Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

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Visit the home of Bilbo Baggins on a small-group shore excursion to Hobbiton, a New Zealand farm-turned-filming site for ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ trilogies. While your cruise ship is docked in Auckland, embark on a Hobbiton Movie Set tour of the Mill, the party tree and the Green Dragon Inn. Crouch next to hobbit holes and enjoy lunch at the Green Dragon Inn on this must-do tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$210.35
From
$210.35
Taking safety measures

Waipoua Forest: Small Group Guided Maori Cultural Night Tour

Available from Saturday

Waipoua Forest: Small Group Guided Maori Cultural Night Tour

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Experience a mystical journey through the sacred forests of New Zealand’s Maori people during this 4-hour evening forest walk in Waipoua with an indigenous guide. Walk beneath the giant Kauri trees of this forest sanctuary, including the majestic ‘Te Matua Ngahere’ tree, absorbing the site’s spiritual energy as you learn about the site’s significance to Maori beliefs.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$73.08
From
$73.08

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Story of New Zealand's oldest living resident 'The Kauri Tree'

Available from Oct 30

Story of New Zealand's oldest living resident 'The Kauri Tree'

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Northland is famed for its tall kauri trees with their dense wood and knots of gum. Learn more about the natural history of kauri, their social and economic role in post-European New Zealand and the threats to their existence with this tour of a dedicated museum. This hands-on, small group tour allows you to interact with our collection and uncover the past, including handling ancient lignites and swamp kauri that are tens of thousands of years old.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.88
From
$20.88

Tu Tika Tours - A unique cultural experience with a local Maori family

Available from Sunday

Tu Tika Tours - A unique cultural experience with a local Maori family

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Looking for a genuine connection with a local Maori family? We welcome you to step off the tourist trail and come join us for a personal and meaningful life-time experience. Embrace the warmth of true Maori culture through our family. You will immediately feel welcomed and at ease with your hosts as you experience our culture, land, nature, amazing stories and food on this unforgettable experience. Sure to create friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$201.83
From
$201.83

Waipoua Forest: Small Group Guided Maori Eco Day Tour

Available from Saturday

Waipoua Forest: Small Group Guided Maori Eco Day Tour

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The Waipoua Forest is one of the best places to see New Zealand's ancient kauri trees and visiting with a local Maori guide offers the chance to learn the secrets of the mysterious forest. Enjoy a guided 3.5-hour walk through Waipoua, hear Maori legends and admire the native wildlife, and marvel at the famous trees Te Matua Ngahere, 'The Four Sisters', and Tane Mahuta.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.64
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$62.64

Archaeological Coastal Wonderland Tour

Available from Oct 26

Archaeological Coastal Wonderland Tour

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This full day, catered tour takes you to one of the quiet, hidden gems of Tai Tokerau (Northland). Definitely special and well off the beaten track and general tourist route! Leave the hustle and bustle that is summertime in the Bay of Islands behind and embark on an authentic New Zealand adventure. Your guide for the day has spent 15 years lecturing NZ’s ecology, natural and social history as well as guiding and sharing some of the rare encounters only to be found in the Far North’s treasure trove of experiences. With a bit of “something for everyone” this trip combines; A truly scenic drive along the North East coast layered with stories and history An easy going coastal walk (approximately 45 mins each way) An interesting archaeological talk with the opportunity to view and taste wild indigenous foods Time to relax on the beach, swim and experience some of New Zealand’s rare and endemic wildlife A delicious picnic lunch using the best locally available produce
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  • Free Cancellation
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$111.36
From
$111.36

Waipu Cove to Langs Beach

Available from Oct 31

Waipu Cove to Langs Beach

A beautiful and historic tour in one of Whangarei's most significant areas. This tour has a bit of local flavour, some geology and some of the best-kept secret views Whangarei has to offer.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.70
From
$103.70

Waitangi River Traditional Maori Waka Tour and Waitangi Treaty Grounds Day Pass

Available from Saturday

Waitangi River Traditional Maori Waka Tour and Waitangi Treaty Grounds Day Pass

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Discover the beauty of the Waitangi River estuary and experience Maori traditions during a 3-hour cruise in a traditional canoe (waka) with a local Maori guide. Learn traditional paddling techniques in the calm waters of the estuary and make your way to Haruru Falls. Your guide shares informative commentary about Ngapuhi customs and history, and points out wildlife as you glide along. Disembark to visit a Ngapuhi meeting house and perhaps meet people from this Maori community. You'll also learn the moves of a 'haka' — an ancient Maori war dance.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.39
From
$98.39
Taking safety measures

Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Cultural Maori War Canoe Guided Tour

Available from Oct 27

Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Cultural Maori War Canoe Guided Tour

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Swap your cruise ship for a traditional Maori war canoe on this interactive shore excursion from Paihia. The history and ecology of the Bay of Islands is best understood with a local, and you’ll paddle with a Ngapuhi guide who shares Maori traditions via the age-old art of storytelling. Learn ceremonial chants and visit a ‘marae’ (meeting ground) plus receive an all-inclusive day pass to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.39
From
$98.39
Taking safety measures

Napier Highlights by Open Top Vintage Car

Available from Saturday

Napier Highlights by Open Top Vintage Car

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Our entry level bespoke tour, your chauffeur will show you the beauty of Napier's Art Deco buildings and then you have the option of visiting a local winery, sampling some local chocolate or take the chance to see the Hooters Showroom, a must-see for all vintage car lovers. You can let us know your preference in advance otherwise your chauffeur will discuss the options to see what you fancy on the day. Please note that this tour does not include wine tasting fees which will need to be paid directly to the winery on the day. On busy cruise ship days as many as half of the Hooters vintage vehicles will be out on tour so there will be a few empty spaces in the showroom, but still plenty of automobilia to see and stories to hear.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.19
Price varies by group size
From
$139.19
Price varies by group size

Rotorua Instagram Photoshoot By Local Professionals

Available from Saturday

Rotorua Instagram Photoshoot By Local Professionals

Are you traveling to Rotorua but not sure how to spend quality time in the city? While planning out things to do in Rotorua don’t forget to include a 60 minutes private photoshoot with a professional photographer on your next trip, here your social media perfect images are our responsibility. We at vsnapu gives a chance to bring out the model within you and make you adore the special and candid moments of your family gatherings, bachelorette parties, honeymoon photography, office trips and a lot more. The best thing which you can do here is to be your director and create your looks for the photos. We will take you to the best photography locations of Rotorua City giving you the natural-looking, cinematic moments. We provide special photoshoot at your scenic Rotorua Resort ** allowing you more flexibility and convenience ** (permission required from resort management).
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$246.16
per group
From
$246.16
per group

Auckland Instagram Photoshoot By Local Professionals

Available from Saturday

Auckland Instagram Photoshoot By Local Professionals

Are you traveling to Auckland but not sure how to spend quality time in the city? While planning out things to do in Auckland don’t forget to include a 60 minutes private photoshoot with a professional photographer on your next trip, here your social media perfect images are our responsibility. We at vsnapu gives a chance to bring out the model within you and make you adore the special and candid moments of your family gatherings, bachelorette parties, honeymoon photography, office trips and a lot more. The best thing which you can do here is to be your director and create your looks for the photos. We will take you to the best photography locations of Auckland City giving you the natural-looking, cinematic moments. We provide special photoshoot at your scenic Auckland Resort ** allowing you more flexibility and convenience ** (permission required from resort management)
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$260.52
per group
From
$260.52
per group

Half day private tour of Wellington city and beyond with Rose

Available from Sunday

Half day private tour of Wellington city and beyond with Rose

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Customize your time in Wellington with this half-day private guided tour, which can be tailored to your interests and schedule. The itinerary can include stops at Parliament Buildings, the Beehive (name given to the Executive Wing of the New Zealand Parliament Buildings because of its shape), and Old St. Paul’s Cathedral, along with Weta Cave where props from "Lord of the Rings" can be found, as well as a ride on the city’s cable car.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.79
From
$121.79

Private tour of Wellington city and beyond with Rose

Available from Sunday

Private tour of Wellington city and beyond with Rose

Get an in-depth, thorough look at Wellington with this all-day private guided tour that can be customized to your interests and schedule. In addition to stops at the Parliament Buildings and Old St. Paul’s Cathedral, you can wander through the Botanical Gardens, take a ride on the city’s cable car, and visit Weta Cave, which is the home of props from “Lord of the Rings.” You can also enjoy lunch at a seaside cafe (at your own expense).
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$194.86
From
$194.86

Coromandel Town Explorer

Available from Saturday

Coromandel Town Explorer

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Enjoy Coromandel's most popular day trip. Visit New Zealand's only narrow gauge mountain railway with superb views and unique art features. Plus join a guided tour to Coromandel's most majestic grove of ancient Kauri. Our experienced local guide will unfold the story of the Coromandel Kauri and the rich history of the area.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$59.16
From
$59.16

Private Shore Excursion - The Giants and Tiny Dwarfs of the Bay of Islands

Available from Sunday

Private Shore Excursion - The Giants and Tiny Dwarfs of the Bay of Islands

During this tour you will experience an encounter with mighty prehistoric giants that only a couple of centuries ago dominated the vast forests of the North Island of New Zealand. You will see amazing Kauri – our bewitching giants... ... and tiny and defenseless glow warms which bring to the darkness of the underground caves a mysterious bluish glow of an endless starry sky…
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$180.95
Price varies by group size
From
$180.95
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Shore Excursion Rotorua/ Tauranga Maori culture, Geyser & concert

Available from Saturday

Private Shore Excursion Rotorua/ Tauranga Maori culture, Geyser & concert

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Discover many of New Zealand’s top attractions in one day on this 6-hour private shore excursion to Rotorua from Tauranga Port. Sample kiwifruit and local wines at the Kiwi 360 Center, and admire the sandy beaches of Mt Maunganui with your guide. Travel past dense forests, shimmering lakes and rolling farmland to Okere Falls. Immerse yourself in Maori culture in Rotorua, and marvel at mighty geothermal activity at Whakarewarewa or Te Puia. See famous sites such as the Government Gardens, Blue Baths and Rotorua Museum before returning to your ship.
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  • 7 hours 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$762.06
per group
From
$762.06
per group

Auckland Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

Available from Sunday

Auckland Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

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Instead of hopping on a crowded bus for a scripted and impersonal introduction to the City of Sails, learn about its hidden gems and exciting subcultures from your own local tour guide. On this fully customizable walking tour, explore Auckland with a private guide and get their take on the city. Whether you’re curious about sports or theaters, nature or art, discover things to do and places to see that are tailored to your interests.
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  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$38.15
Price varies by group size
From
$38.15
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

3D Trick Art Gallery

Available from Saturday

3D Trick Art Gallery

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Have fun with your friends or family at the only 3D trick art gallery on New Zealand’s North Island. Explore the more than 50 trick artworks, many of which you can jump into to take convincing, lifelike photos. The gallery is conveniently located in the heart of Rotorua, so you can combine a visit with other must-see attractions and activities. This is a fun and handy activity for an exciting morning or afternoon.
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    From
    $14.93
    From
    $14.93

    Maori Hangi and Cultural Performance with 4WD Buggy Adventure in Rotorua

    Available from Saturday

    Maori Hangi and Cultural Performance with 4WD Buggy Adventure in Rotorua

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    This action-packed Rotorua tour will give you access to incredible outdoor beauty, teach you about Maori culture, and allow you to taste a delicious Hangi feast too. By going on a guided 4WD tour—you’ll be able to visit remote places you wouldn’t discover alone and spot native wildlife. Conveniently, all entrance tickets are included, and you’ll enjoy Maori performances at Maori Village. When you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll be treated to a delicious Hangi feast served from a buffet.
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    • 4 hours 30 minutes
    • Free Cancellation
    From
    $138.25
    From
    $138.25

    Mitai Maori Village Experience in Rotorua

    Available from Jan 9

    Mitai Maori Village Experience in Rotorua

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    Get an authentic introduction to Maori culture with an evening at the Mitai Maori Village of Rotorua. See warriors in traditional dress paddle in an ancient canoe, and be captivated by the displays of weaponry. You'll watch 'haka' and poi dances and view glowworms in their natural habitat. This 3-hour experience includes round-trip hotel transport and a traditional 'hangi' feast with your admission ticket.
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    • 3 hours
    • Free Cancellation
    From
    $80.07
    From
    $80.07

    Auckland Urban Craft Beer Tour

    Available from Oct 29

    Auckland Urban Craft Beer Tour

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    The ultimate craft beer experience over 6 hours, visiting 4 unique locations. The tour commences with a beer and food paired lunch and includes tastings at the other locations. Also included is a behind the scenes brewery tour.
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    • 5 hours 30 minutes
    • Free Cancellation
    From
    $118.31
    From
    $118.31

    Scenic Te Mata Peak Tour by Supertrike

    Available from Sunday

    Scenic Te Mata Peak Tour by Supertrike

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    Our most popular tour. This scenic tour will take you out of Napier following the coastline before heading inland to follow the beautiful Tukituki River with stunning views across the valley and the Havelock North hills to Te Mata Peak. You will then cross the river, heading past Craggy Range winery and into Havelock North before starting the exhilarating climb, almost 400m, to the top of the Peak with spectacular, 360-degree panoramic views of Hawkes Bay and on a clear day as far as the volcanic Ruapehu! Climbing a mountain on a V8 trike can be an experience to remember, great for celebrating birthdays or that special occasion. Please note that this tour is not available to cruise passengers.
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    • 2 hours
    • Free Cancellation
    • Taking safety measures
    From
    $114.84
    From
    $114.84
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