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Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise

Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise

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Cruise the waters of Hauraki Gulf Marine Park in search of whales, dolphins and penguins on a half-day tour from Auckland. You’ll board a spacious catamaran at Viaduct Harbour and hear expert guides share informative commentary about New Zealand’s natural wonders. During the whale and dolphin safari, keep an eye out for six types of whales that frequent these waters, as well as seabirds such as Australasian gannets, petrels and terns.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$109.42
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US$109.42

Afternoon Piha Beach and Rainforest Tour from Auckland
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Afternoon Piha Beach and Rainforest Tour from Auckland

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Explore the Waitakere Ranges rain forest and Auckland’s rugged west coast, including Piha Beach, during an afternoon tour with a guide who is knowledgeable about New Zealand flora and fauna. From the Arataki Centre, admire sweeping views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Learn about Maori history, stroll the beach, and take a nature walk through a lush rain forest while you experience Auckland's largest regional park.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$116.05
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour

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Come visit a New Zealand attraction that’s sure to have you ‘glowing’ during this 45-minute small-group guided boat ride through the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Glide by boat through this underground complex, enjoying a light show put on by the millions of tiny bioluminescent insects hanging above. As an added bonus, many of the trip guides are of Maori descent, adding unique historical context to your visit.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.45
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US$40.45

Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Day Trip from Auckland
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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Day Trip from Auckland

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Visit a pair of New Zealand's must-see attractions with this combo tour from Auckland to the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Peek into Hobbit Holes, frolic in the Shire, and get a drink at the Green Dragon Inn on a guided tour of Middle-earth, followed by a Kiwi-style lunch. In the afternoon, explore Maori myths and history on a boat ride through mesmerizing caves lit by thousands of glowworms, and finish with a drive through some of the North Island’s most majestic scenery.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$214.86
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Off the Beaten Track - Glowworm Caving Adventure Tour in Waitomo
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Off the Beaten Track - Glowworm Caving Adventure Tour in Waitomo

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Experience one of the wonders of New Zealand’s natural world on this glowworm caving adventure in Waitomo. Choose a morning or afternoon tour, then pull on your boots and helmet before heading through the pretty Mangapu Gorge to the Mangarongapu Cave with a guide. With your headlamp to light the way, hike around huge boulders and through shallow streams, and marvel at the millions of bright green glowworms illuminating the rocky limestone. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to six people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$105.44
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US$105.44

Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland

Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland

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Cover plenty of ground in one day by combining several North Island highlights: Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton, and Rotorua. Ride a boat through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves to see these radiant lights. Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, where you find the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and the home of Bilbo Baggins from ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ Enjoy lunch at Te Puia, home to Pohutu Geyser. You can start and finish your tour in either Auckland or Rotorua, traveling one-way or round-trip.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$330.91
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US$330.91

Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest
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Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest

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Walk into the real-world landscape of Middle Earth on a walking tour of the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where you get a behind-the-scenes look at ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit.’ Pause at the Green Dragon™ Inn to for a draft of Hobbit™ Southfarthing™, see the remarkable detailing that brought Hobbiton™ to life on screen, and visit the places where key scenes were created.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$59.02
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Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Tour from Auckland

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Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day tour from Auckland that explores New Zealand's 'Middle-earth,' where 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' came to life on film. Travel through a landscape of lush farms, then take a guided tour of the 12-acre (4.8-ha.) Hobbiton Movie Set, from hobbit holes to gardens and the Green Dragon Inn. With free time to shop and explore, this tour includes transport from selected locations in Auckland, and it's limited to 16 travelers to ensure personalized service.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$105.44
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Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland
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Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland

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The fictional, yet globally famous, village of Hobbiton and the Waitomo Caves rank among the most popular sites of interest in New Zealand. On this tour, visit both sites in one day—see the home of Bilbo Baggins and explore Waitomo’s subterranean caverns—and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this limited to 15 people.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$221.49
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US$221.49

The Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Guided Tour from Auckland

The Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Guided Tour from Auckland

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For fans of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films, visiting the official Hobbiton Movie Set is a truly unforgettable experience. On this tour, enjoy comfortable round-trip transport from Auckland and extra attention from your guide thanks to the small group size. On arrival, explore the famous film set on a guided tour, hear behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the movies, and see the Hobbit Holes, The Mill, and the Double Arched bridge. There will also be free time to shop for souvenirs or purchase lunch at the Shire’s Rest Café.
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  • 8 hours
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US$119.37
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Ziplining Forest Experience - The Ultimate Canopy Tour Rotorua

Ziplining Forest Experience - The Ultimate Canopy Tour Rotorua

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Soar through the trees and experience New Zealand’s ancient native forest like never before on this incredible must-do adventure – Voted TripAdvisor’s #11 Adventure Experience in the world! You'll soar across 1200m of ziplines, experience New Zealand’s one and only cliff walk 50m above the forest floor, incredible swing bridges, controlled descent and an impressive 400m long tandem zipline so you can share the experience of our longest zipline together!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua
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Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua

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This Rotorua zipline tour takes you soaring through a centuries-old forest canopy as you switch between the six zipline cables suspended 72 feet (22 meters) above the ground. Get a bird’s-eye view as two expert guides suit you up with safety equipment and teach you about the forest environment. Bonus: you can later download photos taken of you during your treetops adventure. Round-trip hotel transport is included on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$112.07
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US$112.07

Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu - Small Group Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu - Small Group Tour from Auckland

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Visit two of the North Island’s most popular attractions in one day on this small-group tour from Auckland. First, hear behind-the-scenes stories from the making of the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' films on a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set. In the afternoon, continue to Rotorua to explore the city and visit the Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland, where highlights include geysers, volcanic mud pools, sulphur springs, and geothermal craters.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$231.44
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US$231.44

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights

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See the highlights of Rotorua on a full-day shore excursion from Tauranga. You’ll travel to one of New Zealand’s famed regions in the North Island, observing otherworldly landscapes and Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa’s thermal springs. Visit Okere Falls at the Bay of Plenty; receive a traditional welcome at an authentic Maori village where you’ll watch a 'haka' (war dance); and view the Government Gardens, a historic bath house and more in Rotorua.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner
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Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner

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Sail away on a harbor cruise in Auckland and enjoy a 3-course dinner during a memorable tour of Waitemata Harbour highlights, including the Sky Tower and Auckland Harbour Bridge. Set out aboard a sailing yacht from Viaduct Harbour, then enjoy service in the dining room while at anchor in Westhaven Marina. As evening falls, your expert captain shares informative facts about Auckland and its iconic sights.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$99.47
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

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Swap the Tauranga cruise port for the Shire, featured in "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" trilogies, on a Hobbiton Movie Set shore excursion. Your tour includes movie structures such as hobbit holes, the party tree and the Mill. Sip a drink at the Green Dragon Inn, and then suit up in a favorite LOTR costume with a stop at McLaren Falls Park.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$118.70
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America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour

America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour

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Join an America’s Cup sailing experience aboard an authentic racing yacht on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. Feel the exhilaration of yachting as you take the helm and participate with the professional crew, or just sit back and soak up the harbor views. No experience necessary.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cultural Experience & Seasonal Māori Cuisine at Te Pā Tū
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Cultural Experience & Seasonal Māori Cuisine at Te Pā Tū

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While in Rotorua, see a cultural performance and take part in a 3-course seasonal fusion feast at Te Pā Tū featuring the lesser known delicacies of the culture. A local guide escorts you by coach to the ‘marae’ (Maori village) for an immersive evening that begins with a welcome ceremony by New Zealand's indigenous people. Learn about local customs based on the Maori lunar calendar and watch a powerful display of song and dance.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$165.79
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Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland with Options -
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Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland with Options -

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This small-group day trip from Auckland features the highlights and hospitality of Rotorua. Visit the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute of Te Puia, witness the thermal activity of the Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, and tour the city with a knowledgeable guide. Opt for additional free time to explore on your own, or upgrade for a private soak at the Polynesian Spa, a visit to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, or a Maori concert. You have the flexibility to return to Auckland or end with drop-off in Rotorua.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$185.01
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Maori Rock Carvings Eco Sailing Taupo
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Maori Rock Carvings Eco Sailing Taupo

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Relax aboard a sailing yacht on Great Lake Taupo during this sightseeing cruise to Maori rock carvings. Accessible solely by water, this impressive rock art on the cliffs of Mine Bay was created by a master carver in 1976. You’ll come up close to the 22-foot-high (10-meter) gallery and enjoy postcard views from the deck. Relax with a complimentary glass of wine or beer if you sail in the evening.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Waiheke Island Gourmet Food and Wine Tour
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Waiheke Island Gourmet Food and Wine Tour

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Indulge in the succulent tastes of Waiheke Island on a 5.5-hour food and wine tour. An informative guide picks you up from your island accommodation or the wharf — if you’ve taken the ferry from Auckland — and takes you to boutique wineries. Taste wine accompanied by locally produced specialties such as award-winning olive oil, fresh-shucked oysters and artisan cheese. Then settle in for a platter lunch at a vineyard restaurant. If you like, stay longer and make your own way back to Auckland at your leisure.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$162.47
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US$162.47

Small Group Daytime 2-Hour Eco Wildlife Tour at Zealandia

Small Group Daytime 2-Hour Eco Wildlife Tour at Zealandia

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Zealandia is the world’s first fully fenced urban eco-sanctuary and home to some of New Zealand’s most extraordinary wildlife. This 2-hour guided walking tour will introduce you to native birds such as kakariki, tui, and bellbirds; rare species like takahē; and unique reptiles including green gecko and tuatara. Entrance fees are included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$39.79
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Auckland Harbour Sailing Experience

Auckland Harbour Sailing Experience

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Enjoy time aboard a sailing yacht on Waitemata Harbour. Your Auckland cruise sets sail from Viaduct Harbour, passing the Auckland Bridge, Westhaven Marina, and Devonport while you listen to informative commentary on the sights. Relax as you take in the views or help the crew sail the vessel—it’s up to you.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65.65
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6 hour Small-Group Rotorua Naturally Shore Excursion From Tauranga

6 hour Small-Group Rotorua Naturally Shore Excursion From Tauranga

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See, hear, smell, touch and taste on this full-day shore excursion from Tauranga. Experience the unique and special natural beauty of The Bay of Plenty. You will visit some out of the way spots that not everyone knows about and will go where the big buses don't. This tour is not a shuttle and will not drop you off anywhere to explore on your own. It is a fully guided small-group tour with a knowledgeable, fun and friendly tour guide. Along the way you will see and learn about the uniqueness that is New Zealand and you will learn about the geothermal region of Rotorua and its significance to the Maori people. We do not visit the commercial geothermal reserves on this tour, but we do see boiling mud pools, crystal clear bubbling hot springs, volcanic lakes and picturesque forests.  Please note that the ticket sent to you by Viator/TripAdvisor will show the standard tour departure time, we will advise an updated time when you book the tour which may be different, this is the one to use.
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  • 6 hours
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Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise
"The crew were helpful and explained what was being done during the trip and what data was being collected for research. The Dolphins were a delight to see"..."
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Afternoon Piha Beach and Rainforest Tour from Auckland
"This was an enjoyable afternoon 4.5 hours tour that took us to see a beautiful part of Auckland and the north island. Piha beach was wonderful and the hike in the Waitekere Rain Forest was so beautiful and informative. Our guide, Wayne, was constantly giving information or telling jokes which kept us all entertained. Well done !!!"..."
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour
"Just a great little adventure under ground with a very nice guide.The adventure wasn't that long so interest was maintained throughout the tour."..."
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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Day Trip from Auckland
"Both Hobbiton and the fireflies very good, guides very good and knowledgeable, all in a very good day out from Auckland"..."
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Off the Beaten Track - Glowworm Caving Adventure Tour in Waitomo
"An amazing experience and one that takes you away from the crowds and give you a much better, less touristy experience"..."
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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland
"A great way to see the country side of New Zealand. Had a great day seeing Hobbiton, Rotorua, and the Glow Worm Caves. Would highly recommend this tour although it is a long day."..."
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Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest
"The mastery of Tolkein's words brought to life by Jackson's film & recreated for us to experience at Hobbiton - magical."..."
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Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Tour from Auckland
"Just generally the whole day was great, from the short bus ride to walking around the set. Just so magical. We wished it would have lasted longer!"..."
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Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland
"Tour was a woderful experience. We were picked up on time, at our hotel. Our driver/guide was friendly, organized, informative very accomidating to the groups needs. The tour at Hobbiton was great and better than I ever expected. The glow worm caves was wonderful."..."
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The Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Guided Tour from Auckland
"Our driver from Auckland to Matamata was very friendly, accommodating, and entertaining! I would recommend this tour"..."
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Ziplining Forest Experience - The Ultimate Canopy Tour Rotorua
"the explanation that humans can live with nature without destroying it for us oldies 80+ this was the experience of a life time especally witht the help and knowledge of the tourguides THEY WERE TOPS thanks for a beautifull day"..."
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Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua
"What a experience! Ziplining was so cool and fun! Guides were amazing and they made me feel safe during the whole adventure up in the trees. It was also interesting to hear about conservation work. It is important work. This adventure is definately worth to do! Thank you Canopy Tour Rotorua"..."
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Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu - Small Group Tour from Auckland
"Hobbiton was everything I expected and more! Wai o tapu is just unique, really amazing! Tour guide knew a lot and was very attentive."..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights
"Jane was great! Our ship was delayed by 1.5hours - but the tour still accommodated all of us. Even with the compressed schedule, we were shown all the places, albeit a bit rushed(no fault of the tour). The knowledge of the guide was great!"..."
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Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner
"Fabulous female crew! Good dinner and whole thing cost what a restaurant dinner would have. Really sailed."..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
"Craig, our driver and guide, was a mine of local information. An all round great guy with a warm personality. It was a great day and so nice to have the stops at McClaren Falls and the ice creamery after Hobbiton."..."
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America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour
"Great day on the Hauraki Gulf. And they let me drive! Thrilling. Recommended to all Auckland sports lovers."..."
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Cultural Experience & Seasonal Māori Cuisine at Te Pā Tū
"Delightful people who shared their cultural and spiritual beliefs. Enjoyed the dancing and storytelling!"..."
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Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland with Options -
"Loved the Polynesian spa and the buffet. The geothermal valley was amazing as well as the tour of the museum."..."
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Maori Rock Carvings Eco Sailing Taupo
"Amazing Experience viewing the Maori Carvings & sitting out on the calm, peaceful lake waters within the cove. Guide & Captain was great, easy to talk to & funny - adding to the Experience."..."
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Waiheke Island Gourmet Food and Wine Tour
"Excellent tour with three wineries but made best by our wonderful guide and driver Michael who also showed us much of the island including a drive down a popular beach."..."
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Small Group Daytime 2-Hour Eco Wildlife Tour at Zealandia
"Ash the guide was terrific. Very knowledgeable and funny. Found bitrds and animals for us to see or hear."..."
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Auckland Harbour Sailing Experience
"Orcas in the harbour were the highlight! The guides Brad, first day James and Bridget (?) were superb. Friendly reassuring and professional"..."
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6 hour Small-Group Rotorua Naturally Shore Excursion From Tauranga
"Simon was great in making the most of the short time we had at the port. Managed to cover a lot of points of historic significance on the trip. Simon is very knowledgeable and we left with an enriching experience of the Moari heritage. Highlight was definitely the Thermal park."..."
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