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Christchurch: Weka Pass Railway

After a leisurely lunch and wine tasting in the Waipara Valley, enjoy a heritage train ride through the scenic Weka Pass.  The volunteer-run Weka Pass Railway operates excursion trains, hauled by both vintage steam and diesel-electric locomotives, over 12.8 km of scenic railway lines through the unique limestone beauty of the Weka Pass. Our coach will take us the short distance from the winery to..

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Christchurch: Akaroa Day Tour & Cruise

An easy drive from Christchurch, on the Banks Peninsula, the charming township of Akaroa has the unique distinction of being the only French settlement in New Zealand.  In 1838 a French whaler, Captain Langlois, decided that Akaroa was an ideal location for a town to service the whaling ships, and it was subsequently settled by French and German families. Akaroa's French street names, restaurants..

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Bay of Islands: Vintage Railway Tour

The Bay of Islands Vintage Railway is a heritage railway in Kawakawa, half an hour’s drive from Paihia; uniquely it is the only working railway in New Zealand where the trains travel down a State Highway and right through the middle of a busy town! The Bay of Islands Vintage Railway is the most northerly railway in New Zealand, and is a volunteer-run charity of significant historical and cultural..

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Nelson: Wine and Artisans Tour

Perfect for those who are fans of all things carefully crafted, this half-day art and wine tour from Nelson includes visits to leading Nelson art galleries alongside tastings at two award-winning Nelson wineries, as well as a spot of lunch. Enjoy Nelson on this New Zealand tour, where the Wine & Artisans tour can be booked as an optional excursion during your time in the city. After being coll..

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Te Anau – Fiordland Jet Boat

If you’re after some adventure on your New Zealand tour, visiting Te Anau and embarking on an exhilarating jet boat ride will definitely fit the bill. It’s one of the best ways to discover the Fiordland National Park, especially for those seeking an adrenaline rush, taking in Lake Te Anau, the Waiau River and Lake Manapouri. The Fiordland Jet Boat has been operating for over 15 years, having shown..

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Te Anau – Te Anau Glow-worm Caves Tour

Te Anau is one of the best places to see glow worms in New Zealand, with hundreds of thousands of colourful glow worms lighting up the shadowy caves in an amazing spectacle of light. This is a sight that really needs to be seen with your own eyes, in order to fully appreciate the incredible light show on display, and there’s no better way to see the glowing caves than with a Te Anau Glowworm Caves..

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Art Deco Guided Walk

Discover the heritage of the truly unique New Zealand city of Napier on the Art Deco Guided Walk, which takes you through this city’s splendid architecture and how it came to be an Art Deco city. An optional excursion as part of our tours of New Zealand departing from the UK, this walking tour offers a glimpse into the history of Art Deco Napier and goes inside some of the city’s most architectura..

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Weta Workshop Tour

Go behind the scenes of some of the best-loved movies in history with this tour of the Weta Workshop near Wellington, a studio famous for creating some of the movie industry’s most famous costumes, props, special effects and much more. Their creations have featured in much-loved franchises including Lord of the Rings, the Chronicles of Narnia and the Marvel series. An optional excursion on our Bes..

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National Te Papa Museum Wellington

A visit to Te Papa museum is highly recommended, as it offers a fascinating insight into New Zealand’s rich history and cultural heritage.  Entrance is free of charge..

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Abel Tasman National Park Day Pass

The Abel Tasman National Park may be New Zealand’s smallest, but it’s among one of the country’s most beautiful National Parks, boasting stunning coastal scenery, including golden beaches and sculptured granite cliffs. With the Abel Tasman National Park Day Pass, you’ll be able to spend a whole day exploring this spectacular part of South Island and all of the amazing coastal views it has to offer..

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