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Kaikoura: Whalewatching

Highlights:  Up close encounter with whales Tour Description: This whale watching tour offers an exciting up-close encounter with Whales. A whale, as defined by the Marine Mammals Protection Regulations 1992, means all species commonly known as whales; and includes baleen whales, sperm whales, beaked whales, killer whales and pilot whales. This tour focuses on locating and spotting the Giant Sperm..

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Rotorua: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour – Morning

In 1998, whilst searching for a location for ‘Hobbiton’, Sir Peter Jackson and his team of location scouts, came across Alexander farm in the heart of the Waikato region on the North Island of New Zealand – the rest is history! Today, the movie set made famous in the Hobbit Trilogies and Lord of the Rings movies is open for you to visit and experience your very own piece of Hobbiton and the deligh..

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Skippers Canyon and Shotover River in Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown: Skippers Canyon 4WD Heritage Tour

The grandeur of Skippers Canyon is one of New Zealand's best kept secrets. Located in Queenstown's backcountry, this spectacular canyon, carved out by the mighty Shotover River, winds sinuously alongside this breath-taking gorge. View the dramatic landscapes and learn about the region’s history and famous gold rush on this exciting ½ day tour. Once known as ‘the richest river in the world’ due to..

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Weka Pass Railway train at Frog Rock

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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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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Wellington: 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 Hobbit to Avatar and District 9. An optional excursion on our Very Best of..

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Magnificent Maori Carving inside Te Papa Museum Wellington New Zealand

Wellington: National Te Papa Museum

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   Wellington: National Te Papa Museum is featured in the following itineraries: The Very Best of New Zealand New Zealand by Rail, Road & Sea Highlights of Australia & New Zealand Australia & New Zealand Combinations T..

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