Fly over the Northland coastline on a scenic flight between Paihia and Cape Reinga. Soar above Ninety Mile Beach before landing for a minibus tour at the top end of New Zealand's North Island. Visit Cape Reinga Lighthouse, where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean, then stroll along the beach at Tapotupotu Bay and surf the sand dunes of Te Paki. Look down on remote Parengarenga Harbour and Great Exhibition Bay on your return flight. Includes morning tea and round-trip hotel transfers.
Uncover the magic and mysteries of Middle Earth on a visit to New Zealand’s most iconic 'Lord of the Rings' film site — Hobbiton. Explore the film set on a guided tour, pose for photos in the Hobbit Holes, enjoy a drink at the Green Dragon Inn, and tuck into lunch (own expense) at the Shire's Rest Café. Hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Auckland is included.
Spend a day exploring must-see cultural highlights on this extraordinary round trip from Auckland. Explore the Shire at the renowned Hobbiton Movie Set: stroll through stunning gardens, visit hobbit holes and enjoy a drink at the Green Dragon Inn. Then, witness the unique wonder of Te Puia Geothermal Park, with blue baths and thermal springs. Experience a taste of Maori culture with a haka performance and a delicious hangi: a traditional Maori meal cooked in the ground. Discover local history and culture on this family-friendly tour.
When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, gain insight into New Zealand’s natural and cultural heritage on a shore excursion to Rotorua. At the Te Puia Maori cultural center, discover boiling mud pools and Pohutu Geyser on a walk through the Whakarewarewa geothermal valley; learn about Maori customs at the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute; and spot the elusive kiwi bird.
Learn about vibrant Māori culture on this half day experience in Mourea, Ngāti Pikiao. Discover the heart of Aotearoa, admire stunning views and travel in a luxury 4WD on this guided tour. Start at the Rotorua Museum to gain historic context on the region. Travel to a local whenua. Learn the stories of whānau and immerse yourself in the spiritual essence of this land, home to Māori for generations.
Discover the history, scenery and delicious food produce of Tauranga on this guided tour. Take in stunning views of the area’s natural beauty, from Mount Maunganui to the sandy beaches. Visit important historical sites and discover the area’s rich local industries including kiwifruit and avocado produce. Taste delicious, locally grown fruit and meet the people behind these world-renowned industries.
Discover the otherworldly beauty of New Zealand’s North Island, from Rotorua’s geothermal pools and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves to the Shire at the Hobbiton Movie Set. Enjoy standard (3 star hotel) or superior (4 star hotel) overnight accommodation in Rotorua.
Set amid 5,000 acres (2,000 hectares) of lush countryside and rolling hills, the Wharekauhau Country Estate is an idyllic spot for a lunch date and the most spectacular way to arrive is by helicopter. Make like a VIP on this 3-hour tour from Wellington, with round-trip transfers by helicopter and a 5-course lunch of gourmet cuisine and wine.
Take a Bay of Islands shore excursion to the Puketi Rainforest for a half-day guided hike from Waitangi Wharf. You’ll follow a moderately strenuous footpath though a subtropical rainforest of lofty kauri trees and pass by cascading waterfalls as your guide shares local knowledge of rare bird and plant species. Enjoy morning tea on this small-group tour, limited to eight people for a personalized experience. Port pickup and drop-off included.
Experience the wildlife of New Zealand in the early evening with a guided 2,5-hour tour of Zealandia, a wildlife sanctuary located on the outskirts of Wellington. This after-hours tour takes place during the most active period for many resident animals, when they transition from daytime to nighttime activity. You may observe birds returning to their nests, hear nocturnal birds waking up, and learn how the sanctuary restores native habitat.
Make the most of a short time in Tauranga and Rotorua on a private shore excursion for up to eight people. Travelers with a range of interests will enjoy this varied itinerary, which can be customized to suit your needs. Visit beautiful beaches, sample local kiwifruit, stroll through shady redwood forests, and be amazed at Rotorua’s geothermal attractions. A mix of cultural and natural attractions are offered.
Usual Summer Schedule:
10am, 1pm & 4pm.
Times may vary please check
Your Kayaking/Paddleboarding can be dry, but bring a towel, change of clothes or wear swimwear (you may enjoy getting up closer to the waterfall than you plan) Bring a warm jacket, camera, sunscreen, sun protection, drinking water, nibbles etc in a small bag.
Experience the North Island's top destinations in one day on a full-day tour to Wai-O-Tapu and Rotorua from Auckland. Have time to walk at your own pace around Wai-O-Tapu geothermal park, then take in the sights of Rotorua on a coach tour with stops along the way. Includes entrance fees, bottled water and snacks, live commentary from the driver-guide, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
Make the most of the journey from Auckland to Rotorua by visiting one of New Zealand’s most popular attractions along the way—the Hobbiton Movie Set. Relive memorable moments from the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films on a guided tour of Hobbiton, enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) at the Shire’s Rest Café, then continue to Rotorua, where you’ll be given an introductory tour of the city before being dropped at your hotel.
Get out of Wellington for the day and explore scenic wine-making country in South Wairarapa on a private tour. One benefit of going with a guide and driver is you can sample local wines without worrying about driving home. Visit two wineries, scenic Cape Palliser Lighthouse, and a seal colony, and relax over lunch at a top restaurant in Martinborough.
Our wonderful adventure begins as soon as I pick you up outside the port gates.
I love seeing my fellow travelers fascinated by their experience of this amazing movie set where their favorite stories & characters were brought to life. Stand under the party tree, see all your favorites, and hear behind-the-scenes stories as you walk the meandering tracks past the Hobbit holes, Bilbo's House, Bag End, Gandalf's Cutting & The Mill.
If you haven't seen the movie or read the books you still love it
"Te Puia" Geysers - Rotorua
Heartland of New Zealand's geothermal activity and a center for Māori history and culture.
See kiwi birds, Māori greenstone and wood carvers at work. Surrounded by a steaming volcanic landscape, see and feel the heat of boiling mud, and endlessly simmering hot pools, the thrilling sight of "Pohutu" geyser erupting boiling water and steam 100 ft high an amazing display of force.
A full day of fun & adventure!
Wellington’s sprawling coastline can be intimidating to explore. This guided tour will take you around all the highlights in around five hours. Starting with views of the harbour and the sprawling Wellington region at the Mount Victoria lookout, you’ll be driven around Oriental Bay, the Miramar Peninsula and the winding southern coastline. In between, enjoy stops at Weta Workshop’s Weta Cave shop, the Wahine Memorial Park and Taputarenga Marine Reserve.
Steer a stand-up paddleboard through a spectacular display of glow worms on a twilight tour of Lake Rotorua glow worm caves and rock formations. Paddling Lake Rotorua at dusk means the perfect light to see the glow worms at their sparkling, shining best, and you’ll watch the first stars appear over the lake as you return to shore.
Easily explore the area outside the Port of Tauranga during this guided tour that includes port pickup and drop-off. First visit a New Zealand kiwi orchard, and get the chance to taste the native fruit yourself. Catch sight of natural wonders such as Okere Falls, Blue Lake, and Whakarewarewa Forest before going to taste New Zealand honey at a local farm (time permitting).
Connect with a local - we offer authentic private day tours and shore excursions to give you a taste of kiwi life. Let us create a premium experience exclusively tailored for you.
Discover boutique food, coffee & the scenic delights of our funky capital city. Ride the iconic Cable Car, check out the beaches & take in the fabulous views from the wind turbine or the Mt Victoria lookout.
Convenient & timely pick up and drop off at the Port or your central accommodation is included.
Your time, your tour - Half and Full Day Tour itineraries will match your interests and available time.
Why choose us?
• Completely private and personalised.
• Cruisers, we've got your back, we get you back to your ship on time.
• Connect with a local – great chats, awesome guides & insider knowledge.
• Experience the best of Wellington & surrounds.
• Enjoy great views from our comfy vehicles.
• Help yourself to local refreshments from the chilly bin (cooler).
• We know where the toilets are :).
Experience the elation of Rangitaiki River whitewater rafting over Grade III and IV rapids on this half-day adventure for physically active participants. You’ll bounce over whirling white water on a thrilling run through the stunning river valley, including a section of flat water where you can relax before lunch and a hot shower. Includes gear, paddling instruction, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Rotorua.
Enjoy a guided tour of Hamilton Gardens, a 133-acre (54-hectare) site located along the Waikato River. Stroll among 18 themed gardens that exemplify botanical history and style. You’ll explore museum-style exhibitions of garden collections that represent civilizations throughout the world, from a Chinese dynasty to the Italian Renaissance. Learn from your docent how the garden was transformed from a garbage dump to this international treasure and popular attraction.
By cruising with us and you are helping to protect our wild dolphins!
A portion of every fare contributes directly to marine mammal conservation and to our children's marine education program Protect the future
We are a small, local family owned and operated wildlife cruise. Join us on our marine wildlife conservation vessel.
On board help to set sails or sit back and relax.Time to take a deep breath and unwind.
Get away from the tourist crowds and explore the Bay of Plenty in a variety of ways with this combo ticket. Drive a four-wheel-drive buggy through dense native bush, ride a horse through the sprawling countryside, and shoot a few clay pigeons – all in an action-packed morning or afternoon. Ride down centuries-old forestry trails to isolated, hard-to-access locations with spectacular views of Lake Rotorua, Mokoia Island and the rest of the region.