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Rangitaiki River White Water Rafting from Rotorua

Rangitaiki River White Water Rafting from Rotorua

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Experience the elation of Rangitaiki River whitewater rafting over Grade III and IV rapids on this half-day adventure for physically active participants. You’ll bounce over whirling white water on a thrilling run through the stunning river valley, including a section of flat water where you can relax before lunch and a hot shower. Includes gear, paddling instruction, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Rotorua.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.06
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$123.06
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Bike Hire

Bike Hire

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The Hauraki Rail Trail is one of the easiest and most satisfying trails in the North Island. Its predominantly wide, flat and smooth terrain makes it suitable for everything from children’s bikes and uprights, to Touring bikes, Mountain bikes and e-bikes. Hauraki Bike Hire offer a premium service for Bike Hire and support with transport from our convenient rental location at the Paeroa Information Hub. The wide range of cycles for hire come in various sizes with something to suit everyone. All bikes are thoroughly maintained ensuring a smooth ride when you hire from us. Paeroa is centrally located for your Hauraki Rail Trail adventures, just minutes from beautiful bush, river walks and the spectacular Karangahake Gorge. Offering art galleries, antique shops, golf, river cruises, trout fishing, delicious eateries and accommodation, you’ll want to linger longer. Come and see us, and we’ll promise the adventure of a lifetime.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.33
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$47.33

Timber Trail - Ongarue to Pureora Shuttle 2 Day Ride

Timber Trail - Ongarue to Pureora Shuttle 2 Day Ride

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Not only do we have the right bikes for the trail, but we can get you there in comfort with one of our new shuttles and bike trailers. Our mountain bike with knobbly tyres and a minimum of front suspension is recommended for riding the Timber Trail. At Timber Trail Shuttle & Bike Hire, you can now hire the right bike for the terrain, along with a helmet, spare tubes and other required gear. You have a choice of one of our 40 excellent Trek Roscoe Mountain Bikes or one of our 10 Trek Powerfly E-Bikes. Bringing your own bike, not a problem. Enjoy our purpose built bike trailers, bike wash down bay with water blaster and shower facility to freshen up after your ride. Timber Trail Shuttle & Bike Hire. We Will Get You There
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  • 1 to 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.41
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$36.41

Lake Taupo 15,000-Foot Tandem Skydiving

Lake Taupo 15,000-Foot Tandem Skydiving

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Fall to Earth from 15,000 feet (4,570 meters) on this tandem skydiving adventure at Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s original drop zone. Get picked up in a stretch Hummer, and prepare for your flight with an orientation and professional gear. After cruising to altitude, summon your courage and jump from the plane with a tandem master over the shores of Lake Taupo. During 60 unforgettable seconds of freefall, catch views of both coasts and the snowy peaks of Tongariro National Park before gliding back to solid ground via parachute.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$268.11
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$268.11

Poor Knights Dive Charter

Poor Knights Dive Charter

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Once described by Scuba-inventor Jacques Cousteau as one of the top ten dive sites in the world, the Poor Knights Islands should be high on any diver’s bucket list! Boasting an array of dramatic volcanic topography and rock formations, underwater arches, and colorful marine life, the clear water is washed warm by gentle currents and is in many areas sheltered - ideal for all levels of certified divers.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.32
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Waipoua Forest: Twilight Encounter - Maori Cultural Eco Night Tour

Waipoua Forest: Twilight Encounter - Maori Cultural Eco 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
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$78.42
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Half Day, Grade 5, White Water Rafting on the Rangitikei River

Half Day, Grade 5, White Water Rafting on the Rangitikei River

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Our grade 5, white water rafting trip is often recognised as one of the best half day trips in the world! It was recently voted in the top 8 white water trips in the world by Red Bull. With 10 major rapids on this 11 km run, plus numerous smaller rapids, there is plenty to get excited about. This is a very active trip and you will need to work as part of a team to navigate your way through steep drops, chutes and major rapids in the grade 5 gorge. The trip starts off with some mellow grade 1-3 rapids, which are great practice for what lies ahead. Throughout the trip you will see some amazing New Zealand scenery along the way. And the trip finishes back at River Valley Lodge, for hot showers! You can also choose to add on meals or accommodation at the lodge after your trip.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$137.62
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Overnight Sea Kayak Tours

Overnight Sea Kayak Tours

Our area of operation largely focuses on the coastline spanning the majestic Whangaroa Harbour to the unspoilt Cavalli Islands/Matauri Bay area. These truly unique locations offer some of the best kayaking trips available in Northland and New Zealand. Leave the busy central Bay of Islands behind and head to its Northern coast for an amazing kayak experience.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$369.68
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$369.68

Horse Treks

Horse Treks

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Beach riding is not readily available in lots of places in NZ. All levels of ability catered for with horses to suit riding level.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.95
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Animal Experience Sessions

Animal Experience Sessions

Being immersed in friendly farm animals. Up close and personal interactions with many animals, such as goats, sheep, pig, horses, ponies and miniature ponies, dog, chickens and any others that we have at the time. Creating memorable animal experiences. Horse riding and pony available dependent upon weight of rider. Can only cater for up to 60kg unless plenty of warning is provided and I have a larger horse I can use :)
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
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$15.87
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Rainbow Warrior Dive Charter

Rainbow Warrior Dive Charter

Come & dive the historic Rainbow Warrior shipwreck in the beautiful Cavalli Islands of New Zealand. Still intact and upright, this magical ship played an important role in our maritime history for Greenpeace and French espionage. The full day charter package includes 2 x tank dives and gear hire, suitable for certified divers only. All dives take place from our dive boat
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Rangitaiki River White Water Scenic Rafting from Rotorua

Rangitaiki River White Water Scenic Rafting from Rotorua

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Enjoy a scenic rafting tour on the Rangitaiki River during a laid-back half-day tour from Rotorua. Travel over Grade 2 white-water rapids on a gentle ride past tumbling waterfalls, sheer rock cliffs and forest-clad river gorges as you relax and take in the scenery. The rolling rapids make this an ideal trip for families and those looking for a more relaxed experience. Includes lunch, gear, paddling instruction and a hot shower with hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.06
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Puketi Rainforest Guided Walks .This is not a Shore Excursion product .

Puketi Rainforest Guided Walks .This is not a Shore Excursion product .

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Walk among towering kauri trees in the Puketi Rainforest on a half-day, full-day or nighttime guided hike, starting from Okaihau in the Bay of Islands. A knowledgeable guide points out rare bird and plant species while you trek past thundering waterfalls on a moderately strenuous footpath though the subtropical rainforest — suitable for strong hikers. Numbers are limited to a maximum of six people to ensure a small-group experience. Morning or afternoon tea with optional lunch are included, depending on tour selected.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.46
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One Day Bike Hire

One Day Bike Hire

A mountain bike with knobbly tyres and a minimum of front suspension is recommended for riding the Timber Trail. At Timber Trail Shuttle & Bike Hire, you can now hire the right bike for the terrain, along with a helmet, spare tubes and other required gear. You have a choice of one of our 30 excellent Trek Roscoe Mountain Bikes or one of our 10 Trek Powerfly E-Bikes.
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  • 1 to 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.97
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$50.97

Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

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
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$225.73
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$225.73
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River Valley Stables - Harmony With Horses, Half Day Horsemanship & Trek

River Valley Stables - Harmony With Horses, Half Day Horsemanship & Trek

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Spend the afternoon traversing the rolling hills and forested valleys of the central North Island on this horse riding adventure with a unique twist. Using natural horsemanship techniques, spend some time before you ride getting to know your horse and building a trusting relationship, with guides on hand to help you build that relationship and, if you’re new to riding, how to ride. After that, head out into the open fields and ride alongside the Rangitikei River, enjoying grand views stretching out to the horizon.
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  • 3 hours
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The Awesome Scenic Rafting Adventure - Full Day Rafting on the Rangitikei River

The Awesome Scenic Rafting Adventure - Full Day Rafting on the Rangitikei River

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With over 30 Grade 2 (easy) rapids, amazing scenery and a riverside lunch, the 13 km section of the Rangitikei River downstream from River Valley Lodge is perfect for all ages.   On the way down the river, immense cliffs cradle the river canyon. It is in one of these sections that we stop and have a picnic lunch. From there it is a relaxing float out to the take out, followed by a scenic drive back to River Valley Lodge. For those wanting more of an adventure, we can run this trip with inflatable kayaks. Or, for those who are less active we can take oared rafts. This is a full day trip, departing from River Valley Lodge at 9.30am.  You will be spending approximately 4 hours on the river, plus a stop for your picnic lunch along the way.
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  • 6 hours
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$137.62
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Sea kayak day trip Whangaroa harbour

Sea kayak day trip Whangaroa harbour

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Northland Outdoor Adventures (NOA) offer so much more than just a paddling trip. Whether you are a salty sea dog from way back looking for adventure or a complete beginner wanting to experience the ocean environment in the unique way only a sea kayak can offer, we have trips to suit. All our kayak trips, short and long, are fully catered making carefree easy tours for our lucky guests. Northland Outdoor Adventures will show you a side of N.Z. you will struggle to find elsewhere, our quality and experience is second to none.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.50
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Riverbug adventures in the Bay of Plenty

Riverbug adventures in the Bay of Plenty

Riverbugging is a new and exciting way to experience whitewater. Their small size and unique paddling system make riverbugs safe, manoeuvrable and easy to use. Great fun for first-timers and experienced paddlers alike. Only available in the Bay of Plenty with riverbug.nz
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.49
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Ohiwa Explorer Guided Tour

Ohiwa Explorer Guided Tour

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We offer personalised tours with local guides who understand and appreciate the history and ecology of this beautiful natural harbour. We share stories of the land and sea and offer you the opportunity to participate in pest species control to help protect New Zealand's natural flora and fauna. Photographs are taken by our guides and supplied to you by email, free of charge.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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2 Hour Surf Lesson - Te Arai Beach

2 Hour Surf Lesson - Te Arai Beach

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Learn to Surf @ Te Arai, Auckland #1 East Coast Surf Beach! Blue water, white sand and consistent waves for all ages and stages Te Arai is perfect sandy bottom beach, with consistent waves much better for beginner surfers than west coast beaches Enjoy a 2hr fun, educational, and thrilling experience, standing riding waves by the end of your lesson! Your coach  will teach you about surf safety, paddling & standing techniques -  and most importantly making sure you are riding down that wave  Your coaches provide beginner, intermediette and advanced  coaching, working with you at your level Safe, easy & fun surfing for all ages and stages. Youll be riding down the wave and learning new techniques!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.75
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Archaeological Coastal Wonderland Tour

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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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.50
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SURFING LESSONS (Full Day)

SURFING LESSONS (Full Day)

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Northland Outdoor Adventures surf days bounce from one amazing beach to another. We are spoilt in our corner of Northland with a variety of sheltered bays and beaches providing the perfect waves and conditions for beginners and competent surfers.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.83
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Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Sightseeing with Kawiti Glowworm Caves

Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Sightseeing with Kawiti Glowworm Caves

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Join a Bay of Islands sightseeing tour from the Waitangi Port. See some of the best locations that this region has to offer while your ship is berthed in the harbour, including a guided tour of Kawiti Glowworm Caves, a stop at the picturesque Kerikeri, with tastings at Makana Confections, and a visit to the beautiful Haruru Falls and lookout point over Waitangi and the Bay of Islands.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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