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Waitomo Caves and Rotorua Attractions Full Day Tour from Auckland

Waitomo Caves and Rotorua Attractions Full Day Tour from Auckland  - Auckland, New Zealand
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Duration: 13 hours
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

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$222.26

This full day sightseeing tour has it all! Discover some of the best things to see in New Zealand on this one-day sightseeing tour from Auckland to Waitomo and Rotorua; marvel at the famous glowworm caves, see the bubbling mud pools and geysers that make up Rotorua geothermal activity and enjoy a unique New Zealand farm experience. Be sure to soak up the views en route and choose to end your tour in Rotorua or return to Auckland.

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Stop At: GreatSights, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand

Leaving Auckland in the morning, we travel through lush farmland of the Waikato and King County regions ... More info ›

This full day sightseeing tour has it all! Discover some of the best things to see in New Zealand on this one-day sightseeing tour from Auckland to Waitomo and Rotorua; marvel at the famous glowworm caves, see the bubbling mud pools and geysers that make up Rotorua geothermal activity and enjoy a unique New Zealand farm experience. Be sure to soak up the views en route and choose to end your tour in Rotorua or return to Auckland.

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Stop At: GreatSights, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand

Leaving Auckland in the morning, we travel through lush farmland of the Waikato and King County regions. On board commentary the history and points of interest will be provided by your experienced local driver

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand

On arrrival atthe world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, take a 45-minute guided tour through impressive underground caverns and learn how stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone structures were formed over millions of years. Your tour includes a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto - glide silently along an underground river as you gaze at the twinkling glowworms overhead.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Agrodome, 141 Western Rd, Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand

Visit the Agrodome on the outskirts of Rotorua and take a tour of an organic working farm in all terrain vehicles. Get an insight into farming life in New Zealand as you see sheep-shearers in action and view a live sheep dog trial. You will the chance to hand-feed the animals, drive through an organic orchard and watch a sheep being shorn.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua New Zealand

At the conclusion of the Agrodome tour, we make our way to Te Puia, one of New Zealand's foremost cultural venues. At Te Puia's marae (meeting house) you will receive a traditional welcome and be invited to experience a Māori cultural performance, in which ancient and modern stories are told through song, dance, poi and stick games. You'll gain an understanding of this unique culture and its history and be thoroughly entertained by the talented and charismatic performers. Next, venture into a landscape unlike any other you will encounter bubbling mudpools and stunning active geysers. The Pohutu geysers unleash vapour jets up to 30 metres high. See the site of the ancient Te Puia pa (fortified village) and, at Pikirangi village find out how Maori lived hundreds of years ago. After your full day Waitomo and Rotorua tour, board the coach for the return journey to Auckland. A delicious afternoon snack, including traditional Māori rewana bread, can be enjoyed en route.

Duration: 1 hour

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Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown

Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown - Queenstown, New Zealand
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Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
Location: Queenstown, New Zealand

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$159.12

Discover one of the best things to do in South Island New Zealand as you embark on a full-day trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound. You'll travel through Fiordland on a luxury coach tour before continuing to explore via a renowned Milford Sound cruise, enjoying a buffet lunch on board ... More info ›

Discover one of the best things to do in South Island New Zealand as you embark on a full-day trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound. You'll travel through Fiordland on a luxury coach tour before continuing to explore via a renowned Milford Sound cruise, enjoying a buffet lunch on board. Join us for an unforgettable day in Fiordland National Park!

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Stop At: GreatSights, Carpark 9-11 Athol Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand

Tour departs from this location

Duration: 1 minute

Pass By: Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown New Zealand

oLake Wakatipu is the longest lake in New Zealand and the third largest. Wakatipu is a Maori word meaning, ‘Hollow of the Demon’. The lake has an unusual rhythmic rise and fall in the water level, approximately 12cm every 5 minutes. In Maori legend this strange rhythmic rise and fall of the water level, is said to be the beating heart of a monster from the deep depths of the lake.

Stop At: Kiwi Country, Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600 New Zealand

Te Anau is known as the Walking Capital of the World. The mountains to the left are the Kepler Mountains, home of the Kepler Track, one of the popular walking tracks in the area. Te Anau is the gateway to Milford Sound and the Fiordland National Park. The town has a permanent population of approximately 2,500 people but this fluctuates greatly in summer when the town gets an influx of fishermen, hunters, outdoor pursuit seekers and holiday makers. It’s a popular holiday destination. We stop here for morning & afternoon breaks and comfort stops.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Eglinton Valley, Milford Sound New Zealand

Eglington Valley is named by Quintin MacKinnon, who named the valley after the Earl of Eglington of Scotland. We will be following the Eglington River whose source is the small lake of Lake Fergus, which is situated in the Main Divide of the Southern Alps. The glacial valley of the Eglington is not only a truly magnificent place for photos, but also a perfect place to put the size of this valley into perspective. The distance from this road to the base of the tree-line; out to the left is 2.4km. An extremely large glacier was responsible for clearing out this valley thousands of years ago. Everything in this region is huge so it is very easy to lose perspective of this as we travel through the mountains

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mirror Lakes Walk, Milford Road,, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

Mirror Lakes where most of the time the nearby mountains are reflected in the lakes. Being small, the lakes have less chance of being roughened by the winds compared to their larger counterparts and the large quantity of tannins leached from the soil into the waters give these lakes a much clearer mirror effect than many of the other lakes in the region. It is here you have the opportunity to walk along a boardwalk listening for Bellbirds and Tui’s which are protected native birds, whilst watching Black Scaups dive for food on the bottom of the lake between the various species of beech trees. These forests are said to be 135 million years old. We will drop you off at one end of the walkway and you can re-join the coach in 10 minutes at the far end of the board walk if you wish to go for a walk.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Knobs Flat, Fiordland National Park 9679, New Zealand

Knobs Flat is the camp or home for the road workers who spend 365 days a year ensuring the road is maintained and safe for travel, especially during autumn, winter and early spring; this is essential due to avalanche risks. The Earl Mountain Range is off to our left, in the distance is the Eglington River and the Livingstone Mountains are on our right. Knobs Flat takes its name from the glacial hillocks that protrude up from the valley like sand dunes as a reminder of glacial windblown moraine. In the forest areas around here you will often see pink, blue and orange ribbons attached to trees. These are markers; part of the Department of Conservation eradication programmes

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Mitre Peak, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

Located on the shore of Milford Sound. It is one of the most photographed peaks in the country. Part of the reason for its iconic status is its location. Close to the shore of Milford Sound, in the Fiordland National Park in the southwestern South Island, it is a stunning sight. The mountain rises near vertically to 5,560 feet (1,690 m), i.e. just over a mile, from the water of Milford Sound, which technically is a fjord. The peak is actually a closely grouped set of five peaks, with Mitre Peak not even the tallest one, however from most easily accessible viewpoints, Mitre Peak appears as a single point. Milford Sound is part of Te Wahipounamu, a World Heritage Site as declared by UNESCO.

Pass By: Homer Tunnel, 94 S.h., Milford Sound New Zealand

As we head up towards the Homer Tunnel, on the right hand side you can see the remains of a camp including the oven in which the meals and bread were cooked. The shed to the left was designed to house the snow plough and was built in 1983. After its construction it was found that the doorway had not been made wide enough and the plough was not able to be housed there. It is now kept at the camp at Knobs Flat. The building today is known as the Chapel as it is one of the few areas of this region that has never been affected by avalanche.

Stop At: Monkey Creek, Milford Sound New Zealand

Monkey Creek is named after one of three Government employees entrusted yearly to camp here and find a path through the mountains. Eventually his monkey like climbing skills allowed him to find a path, which though not particularly safe, was used for many years for guided walking tours. It is here we have the opportunity to drink the water or full your water bottles. Because this water is flowing directly from the mountains it is one of the few remaining places it is safe to taste fresh water without contamination and you realise without chemicals doesn’t really have a taste but is extremely refreshing. Be careful filling your water bottles because the water is very cold. Also don’t be surprised if a Kea or two drop in to say hello!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Milford Sound, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679 New Zealand

Our Premium Cruise vessel has been specifically designed to capture the views of Milford Sound with its unique glass roof and large viewing decks. The ‘Gem of the Sound’ offers an outstanding experience never seen in Milford Sound with an exceptional level of comfort and hospitality. A selection of snacks and noodles can be purchased on board along with a wide range of drinks from New Zealand and around the world. Visit the stunning Milford Sound on board an equally premium vessel that will look after you and your unique experience.

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Stop At: Kiwi Country, Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600 New Zealand

Te Anau is known as the Walking Capital of the World. The mountains to the left are the Kepler Mountains, home of the Kepler Track, one of the popular walking tracks in the area. Te Anau is the gateway to Milford Sound and the Fiordland National Park. The town has a permanent population of approximately 2,500 people but this fluctuates greatly in summer when the town gets an influx of fishermen, hunters, outdoor pursuit seekers and holiday makers. It’s a popular holiday destination. We stop here for morning & afternoon breaks and comfort stops.

Duration: 15 minutes

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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau - Te Anau, New Zealand
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Duration: 9 hours
Location: Te Anau, New Zealand

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$179.74

Your Doubtful Sound adventure begins as you cruise the crystal clear waters of Lake Manapouri. Then it's over Wilmot Pass, stopping along the way to experience some of Fiordland's densest rainforest and to view the colorful alpine moss gardens before joining the 2-hour 45-minute Doubtful Sound Cruise that takes in the most dramatic scenery of Doubtful Sound.

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Stop At: Doubtful Sound, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

Take in the scenery and wildlife aboard our comfortable catamaran ... More info ›

Your Doubtful Sound adventure begins as you cruise the crystal clear waters of Lake Manapouri. Then it's over Wilmot Pass, stopping along the way to experience some of Fiordland's densest rainforest and to view the colorful alpine moss gardens before joining the 2-hour 45-minute Doubtful Sound Cruise that takes in the most dramatic scenery of Doubtful Sound.

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Stop At: Doubtful Sound, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

Take in the scenery and wildlife aboard our comfortable catamaran. Our on board nature guides will be giving an informative commentary throughout the journey.

Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes

Stop At: Lake Manapouri, New Zealand

Cruise across Lake Manapouri to the Wilmot Pass at the beginning of your journey.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lake Te Anau, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

Board your coach in Te Anau and enjoy a short 30-minute journey through the rolling countryside to Manapouri.

Duration: 30 minutes

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Milford Sound BBQ Experience Full Day from Queenstown

Milford Sound BBQ Experience Full Day from Queenstown - Queenstown, New Zealand
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Duration: 13 hours
Location: Queenstown, New Zealand

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$161.06

Milford Sound is arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand, and a must-see for any traveler. Whether seen in sunshine or rain, the incredible views are guaranteed to leave you awe-struck ... More info ›

Milford Sound is arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand, and a must-see for any traveler. Whether seen in sunshine or rain, the incredible views are guaranteed to leave you awe-struck. This is a small group tour for travelers seeking an all-inclusive, uniquely-kiwi, personalized trip to Milford Sound. 

Travel in unparalleled style and comfort in a fully air-conditioned luxury Mercedes van fully equipped with WIFI, large panoramic windows and leather reclining seats so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery.

As you begin your tour out of Queenstown the van will travel south alongside the amazing "Remarkables" mountain range and New Zealand's longest lake, Lake Wakatipu. From Te Anau the scenery really begins to stand out as we drive north along Lake Te Anau and into the beautiful Fiordland National Park.

Enjoy a gourmet Kiwi-style BBQ lunch on our small uncrowded cruise while taking in the incredible beauty that Fiordland and Milford Sound have to offer!

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Stop At: Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown New Zealand

Lake Wakatipu is an inland lake in the South Island of New Zealand. It is in the southwest corner of the Otago region, near its boundary with Southland. Lake Wakatipu comes from the original Māori word Whakatipu wai-māori

Stop At: Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

Upon entering the Fiordland National Park, the largest National Park in NZ, travel up along side the Eglington River to three mountain lakes at the head of the Eglington Valley. During this part of the journey you will make the first of our many sightseeing stops that also allow for some great photo opportunities. You have a couple of different locations for lunch and will endeavor to select the best spot on the day. With some fantastic walks in the area, this is a great opportunity to experience the beautiful alpine forest up close.

After lunch you head towards the Homer Tunnel, taking in some incredible mountain views while driving along side the crystal clear waters of the Hollyford river. Once through the Homer Tunnel, you'll wind the way down the Cleddau Valley. At this time you arrive in an area called Fiordland but are visiting a "Sound", the difference will be explained.

You link up with a scenic cruise for a 1 hour and 45 minute excursion on the fjord.

The barbecue lunch includes a classic Kiwi BBQ of marinated lamb kebabs, chicken kebabs and sausages, a good range of salads, fresh bread and fruit juice. Vegetarian patties are available on request. Please be sure to specify any dietary requirements at the time of booking.


Stop At: Milford Sound, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679 New Zealand

Milford Sound is a fiord in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s known for towering Mitre Peak, plus rainforests and waterfalls like Stirling and Bowen falls, which plummet down its sheer sides. The fiord is home to fur seal colonies, penguins and dolphins.

Stop At: Lake Te Anau, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

Lake Te Anau is in the southwestern corner of the South Island of New Zealand. The lake covers an area of 344 km², making it the second-largest lake by surface area in New Zealand and the largest in the South Island. It is the largest lake in Australasia by fresh water volume.

Stop At: Homer Tunnel, 94 S.h., Milford Sound New Zealand

The Homer Tunnel is a 1.2 km long road tunnel in the Fiordland region of the South Island of New Zealand, opened in 1953. New Zealand State Highway 94 passes through the tunnel, linking Milford Sound to Te Anau and Queenstown, by piercing the Darran Mountain range at the Homer Saddle

Stop At: Eglinton Valley, Milford Sound New Zealand

Within the Eglinton Valley you’ll also find the famous Mirror Lakes and Knobs Flat.

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Explore Mount Cook from Christchurch

Explore Mount Cook from Christchurch - Ashburton, New Zealand
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Duration: 13 hours
Location: Ashburton, New Zealand

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$248.03

Travel by road on a full day tour from Christchurch to Mount Cook, Australasia's highest mountain. Along the way you'll pass through the spectacular scenery of the Canterbury Plains, view MacKenzie Basin, Lakes Tekapo and Pukari and Tasman Glacier ... More info ›

Travel by road on a full day tour from Christchurch to Mount Cook, Australasia's highest mountain. Along the way you'll pass through the spectacular scenery of the Canterbury Plains, view MacKenzie Basin, Lakes Tekapo and Pukari and Tasman Glacier. Lunch at the Hermitage Hotel as well as morning and afternoon snacks are also included on your guided tour.

A short stop at either the Tin Shed (an old shearing shed selling discount sweaters) or at Barkers Winery for tastings of wines, sauces and jams. Continuing through the foothills of the Southern Alps from Geraldine to Fairlie and through the MacKenzie Basin, with its brown snowgrass-covered landscape which has an almost desert like aspect, to Lake Tekapo. There is the opportunity to take an idyllic photograph of the Church of the Good Shepherd on Lake Tekapo with its backdrop of magnificent alpine scenery.

Next, it's onto Lake Pukaki where the Tasman Valley opens into the MacKenzie Basin with Mount Cook and the surrounding snow covered peaks in the background. Lunch is at the Hermitage in the Mount Cook National Park. Following lunch an alpine flight over the National Park can be arranged with Mount Cook Airlines (optional at additional cost, payable direct). Glacier landings by ski planes are also available (optional at additional cost, payable direct).

Next, you'll explore the Tasman Glacier where a twenty minute climb by foot will take you to the top of the terminal moraine, this vantage point provides views of both the Tasman Glacier and the newly formed Lake Tasman. Return by coach in the afternoon, stopping at the Canterbury high country town of Fairlie for late afternoon tea.

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Bay of Islands Full Day Tour from Auckland

Bay of Islands Full Day Tour from Auckland - Auckland, New Zealand
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Duration: 12 hours
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

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$161.70

Discover the Bay of Islands by land and explore the historic sites of Waitangi and Russell on a full-day coach tour from Auckland. On this tour from Auckland to Paihia you’ll visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, enjoy a ferry ride from Paihia to Russell and take an informative tour of Russell with a local guide ... More info ›

Discover the Bay of Islands by land and explore the historic sites of Waitangi and Russell on a full-day coach tour from Auckland. On this tour from Auckland to Paihia you’ll visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, enjoy a ferry ride from Paihia to Russell and take an informative tour of Russell with a local guide. You'll have the opportunity to check out Russell’s bustling shops, cafes and museums at your leisure before returning to Auckland.

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Pass By: Auckland Harbour Bridge, Curran St, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

Departing Auckland in the morning, you'll cross the Harbour Bridge and travel north on one of GreatSights' comfortable and air conditioned deluxe coaches. Your local driver guide will point out interesting sights and provide entertaining and informative commentary as you journey through farmland and lush native forest towards the Bay of Islands.

Stop At: Parry Kauri Park, Turdor Collins Drive, Warkworth, Auckland New Zealand

Visit giant Kauri Trees

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House, Waitangi National Trust Estate New Zealand

Experience a guided tour of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds where in 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between Maori and the British Crown. Explore the original Treaty House, one of New Zealand's oldest and most visited historic homes and the Te Whare Runanga, a fully carved Maori meeting house, which is representative of all iwi (regional tribes) in New Zealand. The Waitangi Treaty Grounds offer a truly unique insight into New Zealand's early history

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Christ Church, Church Street, Russell New Zealand

Upon arrival, take some leisure time to explore the charming seaside village of Paihia, before taking a short ferry ride across the harbour to Russell, also known by its Māori name Kororāreka. From here you will enjoy the Russell Mini Tour by coach. This intimate one-hour tour is led by an engaging guide who has a fantastic combination of historical knowledge and local insight, really bringing the cultural history of the area alive. Although Russell may seem tranquil today, you'll hear all about its rowdy past in the early 19th century when it was a lawless open port, known as the 'Hell Hole of the Pacific'!

Stop At: Flagstaff Hill, Russell New Zealand

Enjoy amazing views of Russell & the Bay of Islands

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Pompallier Mission and Printery, The Strand, Russell New Zealand

Learn about the features that make Russell so significant in New Zealand's history, such as Christ Church (the oldest church in New Zealand), historic Pompallier House, and even the country's oldest licensed pub. You'll also hear more about the world's second oldest game fishing club – the Bay of Islands Swordfish Club, made famous by American author Zane Grey. The tour visits areas which cannot be easily covered on foot, like Flagstaff Hill (Te Maiki), which offers stunning 360-degree views of the whole Bay of Islands.

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