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Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

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See the glowworm caves of Te Anau on an underground adventure sure to charm visitors of all ages. An informative guide joins you on the 2hour and 15 minute Te Anau glowworm caves tour, starting with a cruise across Lake Te Anau. Then marvel at the shimmering illumination of thousands of glowworms as you glide through the quiet darkness of this magical underground world.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.64
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$67.64

Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour from Queenstown

Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour from Queenstown

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Leave bustling Queenstown behind for the scenic beauty of Skippers Canyon on a half-day 4WD tour of the historic gorge. An experienced guide traverses Gorge Road and follows an old mining route toward Coronet Peak and into Skippers Canyon for outstanding views over the Wakatipu Basin and the Shotover River. Enjoy short walks and stop for scrumptious morning or afternoon tea including chilled wine, cookies and homemade cheese.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.14
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$126.14

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise Including optional lunch

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise Including optional lunch

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Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take a Milford Sound cruise while visiting UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. Departing from Milford Wharf, this boat cruises past Mitre Peak and waterfalls cascading down steep-walled mountains that rise straight up from the water. See Bowen Falls, Stirling Falls and Seal Point while searching the deep fiord for marine life including bottlenose dolphins and New Zealand fur seals.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.64
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$67.64

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula and Christchurch City Sights Tour

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula and Christchurch City Sights Tour

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Travel from Akaroa Harbour on this shore excursion through the Banks Peninsula to Christchurch, whose city center was devastated by the 2011 earthquake. Drive past city landmarks in the old CBD and stroll the Christchurch Botanic Gardens with a knowledgeable guide. En route, take in the scenic splendor of the Southern Alps and the Canterbury Region.
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  • 6 hours
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$59.57
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$59.57

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and the International Antarctic Centre

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and the International Antarctic Centre

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This Akaroa shore excursion takes you sightseeing in Christchurch via a scenic drive through the Banks Peninsula. See the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and other city highlights before a visit to the International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch's top attraction. Feel arctic winds at the Snow and Ice Experience and observe New Zealand wildlife at the Penguin Encounter. Finish with an all-terrain adventure on a thrilling ride by amphibious Hagglund vehicle.
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  • 6 hours
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$101.61
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$101.61

Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

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The glacial waters, soaring cliffs, and thundering waterfalls of Milford Sound are spectacular from all angles, and this half-day tour takes in all the highlights. Enjoy thrilling aerial views of the Fiordland National Park on a round-trip flight from Queenstown, and marvel at Mitre Peak, Bowen Falls, and Mount Pembroke on a scenic Milford Sound cruise. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$315.35
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$315.35

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise

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Spend your shore excursion in Akaroa on a 2-hour nature cruise around Akaroa Harbour. Your professional skipper points out abundant wildlife that may include Hector’s dolphins — the world’s rarest and smallest dolphins — New Zealand fur seals, blue penguins and yellow-eyed penguins. You’ll motor past volcanic cliffs and remote sea caves by luxury catamaran en route to Seal Bay and a salmon farm in Lucas Bay.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.49
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$61.49

Shore Excursion: Dunedin City Tour, Coastal Train and Castle Garden

Shore Excursion: Dunedin City Tour, Coastal Train and Castle Garden

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Combine top Dunedin experiences into a single day of sightseeing on a Port Chalmers shore excursion that includes a city tour, Larnach Castle Garden, and a 90-minute ride on a coastal train through the scenic Otago Peninsula. A flexible mix of guided and independent activities gives you the best of both worlds: you’ll get a fascinating, guided introduction to Dunedin highlights, but enjoy the freedom to explore on your own.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.14
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$126.14

Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown, New Zealand

Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown, New Zealand

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Take a jet boat ride on the Shotover River during an extreme ride, and make use of transport from Queenstown. Experience adrenaline-fueled fun as the jet boat skims the water’s surface at high speed and fishtails into 360-degree spins. Hold on tight as the captain maneuvers the jet boat over rapids and through narrow canyons during one heart-pounding adventure you won’t soon forget.
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  • 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.06
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$96.06

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

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See the Eighth Wonder of the World on a Milford Sound Nature cruise, led by a naturalist guide. Gliding past granite walls, glacier-fed waterfalls and stunning Mitre Peak aboard a smaller-sized vessel than most Milford Sound cruises, you’ll have great photo ops of this famous South Island attraction situated within the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. Stay on the water for up to 2 hours, and be on the lookout for Fiordland crested penguins and bottlenose dolphins.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.64
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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Small-Group Tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula

Dunedin Shore Excursion: Small-Group Tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula

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Swap the cruise port for the Dunedin countryside on a half-day shore excursion that includes the Otago Peninsula. Your sightseeing tour covers highlights of the city center such as the Dunedin Railway Station, then travels to several village suburbs, stopping en route at scenic lookouts and for a beachside view of basking sea lions. Enjoy the personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 19 people.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.08
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$58.08

Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike

Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike

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On this Franz Josef Glacier helicopter tour and hike, land atop the glacier and explore ice caves and pinnacles with a small group. Soar above New Zealand’s Southern Alps during a scenic flight, then grab your crampons and make your way through dramatic ice formations during a moderately difficult hike. After your return flight, rejuvenate with a complimentary blissful soak at Glacier Hot Pools. Numbers are limited to 11 to ensure personalized attention from your expert guide.
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$346.88
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Small-Group Kayak Adventure from Franz Josef Glacier

Small-Group Kayak Adventure from Franz Josef Glacier

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Explore the serene waters of Lake Mapourika in New Zealand’s glacier country on this kayak adventure from Franz Joseph Glacier. Paddle with your guide out onto Lake Mapourika, widely considered one of western New Zealand’s most scenic spots. Enjoy uninterrupted views as your guide explains the region’s fascinating geology, and marvel at the way the mighty Southern Alps are mirrored perfectly in the calm waters. Head into the estuaries of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary, and discover some of the country’s oldest untouched rainforest as native birds sing overhead.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.82
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Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise

Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise

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Discover one of the jewels in the crown of New Zealand's spectacular South Island on this full day Milford Sound hiking tour with cruise. Travel along the Milford Road from Te Anau and enjoy panoramic views over the beautiful countryside. Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise through the fjord and out to the Tasman Sea, and gaze over soaring clifftops and plummeting waterfalls. Afterward, choose from a series of guided walks in the area or take an unguided hike on the Routeburn Great Walk to Key Summit.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.72
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$125.72

Wildlife Motuara Sanctuary Tour and Dolphin Cruise from Picton

Wildlife Motuara Sanctuary Tour and Dolphin Cruise from Picton

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Search for rare seabirds and several species of marine mammals, such as Hector's, bottlenose and dusky dolphins along with New Zealand fur seals, during a half-day sightseeing cruise in the Marlborough Sounds. Cruise to Queen Charlotte Sound and take a nature walk on Motuara Island, where a predator-free landscape allows for plentiful birdlife. Listen to commentary from enthusiastic marine biologists, and treat yourself to tea, coffee, hot chocolate and cookies.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.40
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$90.40

Aoraki-Mt Cook Tasman Glacier & Alpine Centre scenic day tour from Christchurch

Aoraki-Mt Cook Tasman Glacier & Alpine Centre scenic day tour from Christchurch

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Get ready for a hassle-free day of adventures from Christchurch with round-trip transport, and admission tickets included. The trip will showcase scenic viewpoints along the way, such as Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, the Ben Ohau Range, and sites from Lord of the Rings. Avoid long lines at Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre by having admission included. Another highlight is a visit to the Tasman Glacier, and a delicious lunch is included too.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$290.79
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$290.79
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Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Small Group Tour (Nature Cruise or Dolphin Swim)

Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Small Group Tour (Nature Cruise or Dolphin Swim)

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Wander the charming village of Akaroa, and opt for either a harbor cruise or dolphin swim on this small-group tour from Christchurch. Start with a scenic drive through the magnificent Banks Peninsula where you’re treated to summit views of Akaroa Harbour, the Canterbury Plains and the distant Southern Alps. Sample locally made cheeses at a cheese factory, explore Akoroa and enjoy a cafe lunch before a nature cruise or dolphin swim alongside Hector's dolphins. Numbers are limited to eight people for a personalized experience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$303.18
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Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Tour

Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Tour

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This is a great option for a Christchurch day trip that combines nature, local wildlife, and delicious food experiences too. Save time planning transfers by having round-trip transport in a luxury vehicle included. You won’t have to worry about bringing snacks with you as light refreshments, drinks, and a delicious lunch are all included. Travel in comfort between dispersed sites including Banks Peninsula, Barrys Bay Cheese Factory, and the Wild Side Conservation Area to spot wild penguins.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$217.91
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$217.91
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Mou Waho Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka

Mou Waho Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka

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After a catamaran cruise across Lake Wanaka to Mou Waho Island—which sits in the middle of the lake—spot rare native birds that are extinct on mainland New Zealand. Thanks to successful conservation efforts, the island is a rare haven for birdlife. Enjoy a guided hike with an expert guide to a lake at the top of the island, an experience that’s rated one of the best must-do activities in Wanaka.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.64
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$108.64
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Bird Watching and Dolphin Eco-Tour from Picton

Bird Watching and Dolphin Eco-Tour from Picton

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Benefit from the wildlife-spotting skills of marine biologists on this small-group ecotour from the Picton waterfront. You’ll cruise to Motuara Island, a bird sanctuary in the Marlborough Sounds, and search the sheltered waters for wild dolphins along the way. See rare seabirds, marine mammals, and endangered land birds protected in their natural environment.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.40
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$90.40

Half Day Self Guided Ride Arrowtown to Bungy/Gibbston

Half Day Self Guided Ride Arrowtown to Bungy/Gibbston

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Cycling fans who enjoy spending time in nature—this is the perfect option for you! After a convenient ride from Queenstown to Arrowtown, you’ll be kitted out with a hardtail mountain bike and helmet. By having bike hire included, you won’t have to worry about whether your bike is suitable for the trails. A detailed map is included, so you won’t get lost, and you’ll have the freedom to cycle at your own pace. Highlights include Kawarau Bungy Bridge, and Arrowtown village.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.08
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Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour

Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour

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Get up close to nature and explore one of the top spots on New Zealand's South Island on this half-day Milford Track guided walk. Take a boat ride across Milford Sound to Sandfly Point with your guide and admire soaring cliffs and cascading waterfalls. Hike along the banks of the Arthur River and Lake Ada, and enjoy panoramic views over the pristine countryside. Admire the mighty Giant's Gate Waterfall from the swing-bridge over the river and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.97
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$94.97

Ecoworld New Zealand tour from Marlborough Sounds

Ecoworld New Zealand tour from Marlborough Sounds

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Spend time at the EcoWorld Aquarium & Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre when your cruise ship pulls into port in Picton. You’ll see ancient reptiles called tuataras and get acquainted with little blue penguins rescued from the Marlborough Sounds. On-site staff take you behind the scenes to discover New Zealand’s conservation in action.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$16.82
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$16.82

Half-Day Dolphin Viewing Eco-Tour from Picton

Half-Day Dolphin Viewing Eco-Tour from Picton

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The sunken river valleys, forested cliffs, and sandy bays of the Marlborough Sounds are one of the best places in New Zealand to spot dolphins in their natural environment, but increased tourism can often put wildlife at risk. This 4-hour cruise from Picton is run by certified Department of Conservation operators, allowing you to interact with dusky, bottlenose, and orca dolphins in a safe, fun, and eco-friendly way.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.14
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