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Abel Tasman
Wilsons Abel Tasman
guided 1 day walks & kayaking


Walking and Guided sea kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park with Wilsons, whose family has been operating in this region for 30 years, gives you the benefit of their vast experience.
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Abel Tasman National Park
Wilsons Abel Tasman 3 & 5 day sea kayaking
National Park
Abel Tasman overnight trips. Walking and Guided sea kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park with Wilsons, whose family has been operating in this region for 30 years, gives you the benefit of their vast experience.
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Abel Tasman National Park
Wilsons Abel Tasman Track 3 & 5 day guided walks
National Park
Wilsons guided walks in Abel Tasman National Park offer freedom and flexibility in this gentle, paradise where lush native forests give way to golden sands and azure water. The highest number of sunshine hours in New Zealand with sea breezes in summer and calm, crisp days in winter makes walking a pleasure, year-round.
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Akaroa
Akaroa Harbour dolphin watching & swimming

Your swimming with dolphins experience at Akaroa is just 90 minutes from Christchurch. A 'must do' for all animal lovers with a basic level of swimming ability, whether as part of a day trip to Akaroa or as part of your stopover in this scenic haven.Swimming with Dolphins Akaroa is a two hour cruise.
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Akaroa
Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruises

Make this two hour cruise on Akaroa Harbour, part of your day trip to Akaroa, or allow time for it during your stopover. Akaroa is located 90 minutes drive from from Christchurch. Akaroa township enjoys a stunning setting on the shores of this picturesque harbour.
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Bay of Islands
Coastal Kayakers

You will experience some of the most beautiful scenery in the country and theres no better way to enjoy this sub-tropical paradise than by sea kayak.Explore the outer islands with lagoons, natural rock caves and quiet sandy beaches, or relax amongst the mangrove forest and challenge the Haruru Falls experience all this and more.
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Bay of Islands
Phantom Sailing Yacht Bay of Islands

Set sail in the Bay of Islands. The inviting waters and incredibly scenic coastline of the Bay of Islands makes 'taking to the water' almost irresistible! Dozens of small islands and secluded bays means that, to truly appreciate this watery wonderland, a boat is the ideal viewing platform.
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Clyde
Trail Journeys Otago Rail Trail

This 4 day self guided cycle/biking adventure explores the historic gold mining remote picturesque landscape of the Central Otago. You will cycle on the rail trail where there are no vehicles and no real hills, making this safe and enjoyable for people of all ages and experience. This adventure is a true New Zealand experience. Each day you will be riding through heart of the Maniototo, the locals name for the area, past historic sites and quaint old towns.
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Clyde
Otago Rail Trail 1 day cycle trip.

This one-day cycle trip takes you through one of the most spectacular gorges on the Otago Central Rail Trail. The trail is vehicle-free, has an easy gradient, and passes through amazing scenery, over viaducts and through tunnels.
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Coromandel Peninsula
Cathedral Cove Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking on the Coromandel Peninsula operating from beautiful Hahei Beach. This Coromadel sea kayaking trip explores a spectacular section of the Coromandel Peninsula coastline including beautiful Cathedral Cove.No kayaking experience is necessary.
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Fox Glacier
Fox Guides Fox Glacier hikes

Enjoy a breathtaking guided HeliHike on the world famous Fox Glacier with New Zealands most experienced glacier guiding company; Fox Guides.
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Kaikoura
Whale Watch Kaikoura

Off the coast of the village is a marine environment so rich in nutrients that it attracts some of the most magnificent creatures with which we share our planet. Amongst these is the Giant Sperm Whale which can grow up to 20 metres in length
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Marlborough Sounds
Queen Charlotte Track
1 day guided walk

National Park
If you are passing through Picton, this one day Queen Charlotte Track guided walk is an excellent introduction. Everything provided as well as the chance to learn about the history and wildlife of the with a passionate and knowledgeable local guide.
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Marlborough Sounds
Queen Charlotte Track
1 day guided kayak

National Park
Experience the beauty and seclusion of the Marlborough Sounds on 1 day guided sea kayak trip from the western end of Queen Charlotte Sound with its sheltered coves, beautiful beaches, azure blue waters, and lush native bush..
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Marlborough Sounds
Queen Charlotte Track
4 day walks

National Park
4 day guided walking and independent hiking packages to experience the Queen Charlotte Track, options include standard, upgrade, deluxe and gourmet.
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Nelson
Gentle Cycling Great Tast Trail

The Great Taste Trail is a trail built for cyclists, providing an off-road route through some of the most delicious and scenic landscapes of New Zealand. Much of the trail is easy, flat riding in a heritage landscape of rolling hills and plains, lush valleys, and beautiful golden beaches. For foodies, and lovers of wine, craft beer, or art, this trail has it all. Choose either the Wine or Beer option
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Punakaiki/Westport
Norwest Adventures Underworld Rafting

Enter the enormous Nile River Cave System where you meander through a calcitic paradise of stalactites and stalagmites in the upper dry levels of the cave. Down in the lower active levels of the Cave, you meet up with a slow moving underground river on which you float in your tube using only the natural light of a simply awe inspiring display of glow worms for navigation.
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Punakaiki/Westport
Norwest Adventures Charleston Glow Worm Caves

Explore an ancient wonderland of stalactites, stalagmites in the large dry upper levels and become entranced while under the galaxies of glow-worms in the awe-inspiring Ananui entrance series.
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Queenstown
Real Journeys TSS Earnslaw lake cruises

Relive the elegance of turn-of-the-century travel with a cruise from Queenstown aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak Farm, the only coal fired passenger carrying vessel still operating in the southern hemisphere. Options include Farm Visits, Cycling, Horse Riding, BBQ dining
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Queenstown
Guided Walks New Zealand Ltd Queenstown guided walks

Queenstown Guided Nature Walks will introduce you to the diversity of New Zealands flora and fauna, outstanding scenery, plus a wine and food tour option to sample the flavours of Queenstowns Central Otago region.
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Queenstown
Dart River Funyaks Safaris

This trip takes you from the head of Lake Wakatipu at Glenorchy by jetboat up the Dart River into the magnificent scenery of the Mount Aspiring National Park. Navigating the shallow braided river by jetboat to the Funyak put-in point (1 hr 15 mins). Then you paddle gently downstream, exploring the Rockburn Chasm on the way.
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Queenstown
Dart River Jet Boat Safaris

At Glenorchy board your jet boat and journey down an intricate network of braided river channels all the way from the head of mighty Lake Wakatipu into the pristine Mount Aspiring National Park.
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Queenstown
Shotover Jet Boat Trips

Shotover Jet is the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons. Its a thrilling ride - skimming past rocky outcrops at close range in your Shotover Jet 'Big Red', as you twist and turn through the narrow canyons at breath taking speeds.
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Queenstown
Family Adventures Queenstown rafting

Looking for a Queenstown rafting or kayaking adventure for the whole family, then this is the family activity for you. Family Adventures are specialists in family/small group trips rafting and kayaking the upper reaches of the famous Shotover River
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Queenstown
Queenstown Rafting 1 day Shotover & Kawarau river trips

Queenstown Rafting offer Kawarau River Rafting, Shotover River Rafting and Shotover Heli Rafting the ultimate new Zealand white water rafting experience.Queenstown Rafting are the outdoor adventure activity and adrenaline specialists, offering numerous rafting and adventure packages, for a truly exciting and memorable New Zealand vacation!
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Queenstown
Guided Walks New Zealand Ltd Routeburn Track 1 day guided walk

If you would like to walk on the famous Routeburn Track as a day trip from Queenstown then this is the guided hiking trip into the Mount Aspiring National Park for you,
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Queenstown
Real Journeys Milford Sound scenic flights

Hanging valleys, hidden alpine lakes and cloud-piercing summits are just some of the reasons why flying over the Southern Alps between Queenstown and Milford is an excursion of a lifetime! Our experienced pilots will point out the stunning scenery throughout the flight and as you fly into Milford Sound.
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Queenstown and Te Anau
Fiordland Guided Great Walks and Cruise

This 5 day Fiordland Hiking Holiday is designed to give visitors a broader experience in the stunning Fiordland National Park. It has all the highlights whilst staying overnight in B&B or Hotel accommodations with ensuite bathrooms, also included is a car for self sufficiency and the convenience of being able to add this holiday into your extended New Zealand holiday itinerary.
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Queenstown or Te Anau
Milford Track guided walk

We no longer offer the Milford Track Guided Walk, instead we have developed a Fiordland Hiking Holiday to give visitors a broader experience in this stunning region, click on more for details.
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Queenstown or Te Anau
Routeburn Track guided walk

We no longer offer the Routeburn Track Guided Walk, instead we have developed a Fiordland Hiking Holiday to give visitors a broader experience in this stunning region, click on more for details.
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Queenstown or Te Anau
Real Journeys 1 day Milford Track

Even if you are short on time, you can experience a taste of the world famous Milford Track - described by Rudyard Kipling as the finest walk in the world. Join our guided day walk and experience some of the highlights. Enjoy a leisurely walk through ancient beech forest and grassy flats and take the time to soak up the magnificent surrounds.
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Queenstown or Te Anau
Real Journeys Te Anau Glow Worm Caves

Have you ever seen limestone passages sculpted by water up close? Have you drifted in silent darkness beneath the luminous blue-green shimmer of thousands of glowworms? A visit to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves with Real Journeys on the isolated western shores of Lake Te Anau is a must-see.
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Queenstown or Te Anau
Real Journeys Milford Sound overnight cruise
National Park
Overnighting in the long southern twilight of spectacular Milford Sound, is a once in a lifetime experience. Overnight cruises offers visitors the chance to relax and explore the magnificent scenery and wildlife of this world-renowned fiord. Choose from two overnight cruise options at Milford Sound.
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Queenstown or Te Anau
Hollyford Track guided 3 day walk

The Hollyford 3 Day Wilderness Journey is an all-inclusive spectacular walk from the mountains to the sea that is suitable for a wide range of fitness levels. Unlike any other walk, the scenery is geologically spectacular and ever changing - snow capped mountains, glaciers, rainforests, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, reefs, sand dunes and surf.
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Queenstown, Te Anau and Milford Sound
Real Journeys Milford Sound day cruises

Milford Sound is simply stunning - it is a natural wonder of world fame. In Maori legend, the fiords were created not by rivers of ice, but by Tu Te Raki Whanoa, a godly figure who came wielding a magical adze and uttering incantations. Milford Sound (Piopiotahi) is without doubt his finest sculpture.
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Queenstown, Te Anau and Milford Sound
Real Journeys Doubtful Sound day cruise

Doubtful Sound located in a World Heritage Area, is an overwhelming place. You can feel the power of nature here - the remoteness, the wildness and the peace.
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Rotorua
Tamaki Maori Village & Concert

Rotoruas Tamaki Maori Village is a window to the world of Maori Culture, protocol, entertainment, crafts and mythology. Located a short distance from Rotorua city the journey into the realm of Tane begins as soon as you step aboard your transfer coach.
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Te Anau
Trips N Tramps Milford Sound guided 1 day

Guided day trips to Milford Sound from Te Anau with friendly knowledgeable guides. Small groups of no more than 12 means there is time for personal interaction with your guide and fellow travellers as you explore the wonders of Milford Sound and the scenic gems along the Milford Road.
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Te Anau
Trips N Tramps Kepler Track Guided Walk

Experience a half day guided walk on the Kepler Track during your Fiordland visit. Hike alongside beautiful Lake Te Anau through ancient and majestic beech forest, then onto open grassland with stunning views of the National Park. An affordable and comfortable guided walk suitable for all abilities and ages. Small, friendly groups make this a great introduction to walking in the Fiordland National Park area. Helihike option available
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Te Anau
Trips N Tramps Routeburn Track Guided Walk

Enjoy a guided day walk from Te Anau to Key Summit on the renowned Routeburn Track. Ascend through lush forest to an alpine environment with panoramic views.
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Te Anau
Trips N Tramps Milford Track Guided Walk & Cruise

Enjoy a taste of the world-famous Milford Track with a Guided Walk. Complete the day with a magnificent cruise on Milford Sound. Perfect for all the family.
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