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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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US$112.07
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US$112.07

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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Auckland Scenic Day Tour Full-Day- 8 HOURS
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Auckland Scenic Day Tour Full-Day- 8 HOURS

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Make the most of your time in Auckland with a small-group tour that crams all the city’s best bits into just one day. Snap photos of Auckland Harbour Bridge, the Sky Tower and One Tree Hill; take in the views from Tamaki Drive and Mission Bay; explore vibrant neighborhoods like Ponsonby; and visit off-the-beaten-track attractions like Muriwai Beach, the Auckland Domain and Parnell.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$131.97
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$82.89
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Wellington Sightseeing Tour

Wellington Sightseeing Tour

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Whether it’s your first time in Wellington or you just want to see as much as possible during your time in port, this half-day sightseeing tour offers a great introduction to the city and a diverse range of sights. Visit the iconic Weta Cave and the historic Old St. Paul’s Cathedral, ride the Wellington cable car to the top of the city, and enjoy panoramic views from the top of Mount Victoria.
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  • 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Including Rotorua Sightseeing

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

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Take a shore excursion to the Hobbiton Movie Set and sightsee Rotorua with a guide when your cruise ship pulls into port at Tauranga. Journey to Middle-earth and The Shire of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ fame, featured in the popular LOTR trilogy and ‘The Hobbit.’ Then learn traditional customs at the Maori village of Whakarewarewa before strolling past the spouting geysers and steaming hot springs of thermal Rotorua. Numbers are limited to 19 participants in this small-group tour to the land of hobbits and hot pools.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day: Small Group Auckland Scenic Tour - 4 HOURS
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Half-Day: Small Group Auckland Scenic Tour - 4 HOURS

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Get a personalized introduction to Auckland’s most important sights on a half-day tour for your group of up to 11 people. Make the most of your time in Auckland with a convenient trip that includes round-trip hotel transfer from centrally-located Auckland hotels.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$69.63
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*Popular Cruise Ship Tour* Bay of Islands and Glow Worm Caves Shore Excursion
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*Popular Cruise Ship Tour* Bay of Islands and Glow Worm Caves Shore Excursion

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When your ship docks in Waitangi Wharf, explore the beautiful Bay of Islands and see the best of New Zealand’s spectacular North Island. Travel through the Bay of Islands with your guide and take in top attractions including Kawakawa and the Kawiti glowworm caves. Explore the Puketi Forest’s rich ecological diversity, sample New Zealand sweet treats at the Makana Chocolate Factory, and gaze out over the Haruru Falls and the Waitangi River.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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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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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Half-Day Auckland City Guided Tour
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Half-Day Auckland City Guided Tour

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See the sights of Auckland on a 3-hour small-group shore excursion in the ‘City of Sails.’ A knowledgeable guide takes you by mini-coach across the Harbour Bridge to tour the city center. You’ll drive along Queen Street and the suburb of Ponsonby, take a stroll at Devonport’s Narrow Neck Beach, visit the Auckland Fish Market and see the city spread out before you from the summit of Mt Victoria. Numbers are limited to 18 people to ensure personalized attention.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half Day Martinborough Winery Tour from Wellington
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Half Day Martinborough Winery Tour from Wellington

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An hour or so north of Wellington, Martinborough is fast making a name for itself as one of the Southern Hemisphere’s leading wine regions. Each weekend, Wellingtonians make the trek over the Remutakas to escape to this European-style wine village. This small group tour is a convenient way to visit Martinborough. There’s no need to stress about driving on country backroads, and no need to plan the day’s itinerary - leaving you to focus on the wine and the iconic scenery.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hawkes Bay A Grand Day Out Tour
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Hawkes Bay A Grand Day Out Tour

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Discover the highlights of the Hawkes Bay - from Napier's art deco streetscape to stunning vistas from Te Mata peak - on this carefully curated tour, based on things your guides like to show their friends and family visiting the region. This tour is designed to focus on the best bits of life in the Bay, making it possible to discover why the locals love this region in a single day.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Shore Excursion: 4-Hour Premium Hawkes Bay and Napier Tour

Shore Excursion: 4-Hour Premium Hawkes Bay and Napier Tour

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See and experience Napier’s highlights on this half-day shore excursion that’s especially designed for travelers with limited time on land. You’ll be picked up at the port and taken on a tour of Art Deco Napier and Hastings, learning about the events that led to this artistic style dominating. Continue up Te Mata Peak by road, to enjoy sweeping views of Hawkes Bay.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$68.02
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Shore Excursion: Small-Group 4-Hour Napier Art Deco and Wine or Beer Tasting

Shore Excursion: Small-Group 4-Hour Napier Art Deco and Wine or Beer Tasting

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Combine Napier’s Art Deco architecture with Hawkes Bay wine on a half-day shore excursion that concludes with drinks at a beloved local ale house. Start by exploring Napier city and a frozen-in-time Art Deco suburb, then visit two wineries with completely different takes on producing local wine. At the final stop, this tour includes three drinks from a list of ciders and beers, the perfect ending to a trip through the Hawkes Bay region.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$85.02
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Lord of Rings Half Day Tour

Lord of Rings Half Day Tour

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Travelers with a short time in Wellington can enjoy a Lord of the Rings-themed tour in just half a day. Visit Hobbiton Woods, where many scenes were filmed, and take a tour of Weta Workshop, where many of the films’ special effects were thought up and brought to life. You’ll even see the theater that hosted the films’ world premiers. This is a must-do tour for Tolkien fans.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$106.10
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Waitomo Caves & Rotorua Small Group Tour including Te Puia from Auckland
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Waitomo Caves & Rotorua Small Group Tour including Te Puia from Auckland

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The Waitomo Caves and Rotorua rank among New Zealand’s top attractions, offering natural beauty, geothermal features, and native culture in equal measure. Ideal for travelers short on time, this adventurous tour takes in both sites in the same day, with entry fees plus round-trip transport from Auckland included. Discover subterranean stalagmites at the famous Waitomo Caves and hit top Rotorua attractions including the Government Gardens and Lake Rotorua.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Napier Deco City Town & Countryside Shore Excursion

Napier Deco City Town & Countryside Shore Excursion

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Hop on a complimentary shuttle from the cruise terminal when your ship pulls into port, and meet your guide at Napier Aquarium for a 3-hour sightseeing tour of the CBD and surroundings. This guided shore excursion includes highlights such as the sailing yachts at Ahuriri Marina, the orchards of the scenic Esk Valley, and panoramic views of Hawke’s Bay. Vsit my colorful garden and enjoy complimentary wine cheese and crackers out amongst the vines
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Phantom Sailing Bay of Islands

Phantom Sailing Bay of Islands

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Cruising is the best way to see the sub-tropical Bay of Islands. Do this in style aboard the Phantom, a live-aboard private yacht. Your hosts are an enthusiastic sailing family who have traveled the world in their yacht. Sit back and relax on board the Phantom while enjoying views of the islands and bay, with possible dolphin sightings and the chance to snorkel.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Cruise Ship Excursion - 5 Hour Day Cruise & Island Tour
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Cruise Ship Excursion - 5 Hour Day Cruise & Island Tour

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When your cruise ship arrives in the Bay of Islands, escape the crowds with a small-group half-day tour to two gorgeous islands. Go snorkeling at pristine island reefs, try stand-up paddle boarding, take a short hike to viewpoints, and look for New Zealand wildlife. You’ll ride on a small motorboat that can access places that large ships cannot go, and hear live commentary from your guide about the region.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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From Cave to Coast Wellington Highlights Tour
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From Cave to Coast Wellington Highlights Tour

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Wellington’s south coast is both a popular choice and a missed opportunity for visitors; although a visit to Weta Workshop is a popular choice, many visitors pass up the chance to see the rocky beaches and rough surf that Wellington locals have learned to love. From the Weta Cave to the Taputarenga Marine Reserve, this small group tour offers the full south coast experience.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rotorua Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour Whakarewarewa 6.5hours Tour

Rotorua Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour Whakarewarewa 6.5hours Tour

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Visit an authentic Living Maori Village deep in the geothermal region of Rotorua on this full-day excursion including a Hangi Lunch. Tour with a local Maori guide and learn about how the villagers have adapted to the harsh geothermal environment. You tour will also include visits to the famous Government Gardens and Rotorua Lake. This is a small group tour with a group size up to 18. Please note that the ticket sent to you by Viator/TripAdvisor will show the standard tour departure time. As the ships arrival time in port varies so much, we adjust the start and end times each day to suit the ships time in port. When your booking is accepted by us, we will confirm the true start time for the day, which overrides the time printed on your voucher. We use the correct times for the ship which we take from the Port of Tauranga web site and details provided to us by the ships booking agent as we also provide some of the official tours to the ship, so trust us.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland

Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland

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Volcanic beaches, native rain forest, and vineyards abound on this full-day tour of West Auckland. Begin with a wine tasting in Henderson Valley, then continue to the Waitakere Ranges, where more than 40,000 acres (16,000 hectares) of coastline and forest await you. Get elevated views of the reserve from the Arataki visitor center, explore the black-sand beaches of Piha and Karekare, and get close to the Karekare waterfalls. Then, enjoy an included lunch before finishing your tour with more wine tastings.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Best of Napier & Hawkes Bay Tour
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Best of Napier & Hawkes Bay Tour

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Napier is a small but vibrant seaside city nestled on the coastline of one of New Zealand’s most creative wine-making and fruit-growing regions. Get out and see it all on this fully air-conditioned small group tour, guided by our local driver who will ensure you return to port happy and relaxed, with warm memories of this charming art-deco inspired city and its rural surrounds.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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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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Auckland Scenic Day Tour Full-Day- 8 HOURS
"Tour guide was excellent and knowledgeable Readily answered questions Was always concerned about our safety"..."
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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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Wellington Sightseeing Tour
"From the start of our meeting up with our tour guide, James made the experience delightful! He’s very personable and laid back. He immediately learned our names and knew our voices, when we asked questions. We had a great time and really enjoyed our experience in Wellington!"..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Including Rotorua Sightseeing
"Seeing the Hobbiton filmset was a great experience. The area is never overcrowded and the pies are fabulous. The Maori village and lifestyle were interesting. Too bad we couldn't get closer to the Pohutu geyser, as we could do with its Icelandic cousins."..."
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Half-Day: Small Group Auckland Scenic Tour - 4 HOURS
"We very much enjoyed the 4 hour tour of Auckland. We saw all the major highlights and the views of the city from Mt. Eden were spectacular. Mike was an excellent guide. Very professional, extremely informative and accommodating with a wonderful sense of humor. Would highly recommend this tour, especially if your limited for time."..."
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*Popular Cruise Ship Tour* Bay of Islands and Glow Worm Caves Shore Excursion
"Glow worm cave was amazing. Service was fantastic. We were late getting off the cruise ship and they came back to get us. So nice of them to be so flexible."..."
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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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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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Half-Day Auckland City Guided Tour
"A delightful half day with an entertaining, knowledgeable tour guide, Wayne. Condensed a broad area into a rich understanding of the history, culture and humor of Auckland. In a short time it helped us see more of Auckland than we would have been able to do on our own. Good value for the time and money involved. Highly recommended!"..."
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Half Day Martinborough Winery Tour from Wellington
"Such a great experience! our tour guy, Phillip was awesome and got us into three great wineries. I highly recommend!"..."
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Hawkes Bay A Grand Day Out Tour
"Great tour. Our driver and guide Bernie was excellent. The Mission winery, lunch stop and lookout over Hawkes Bay were highlights. Very worthwhile!"..."
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Shore Excursion: 4-Hour Premium Hawkes Bay and Napier Tour
"We were taken to areas with magnificent views. Loved the residential areas, too. We could live here comfortably. Loved the Art Deco."..."
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Shore Excursion: Small-Group 4-Hour Napier Art Deco and Wine or Beer Tasting
"Had a wonderful tour with Kirsty who was engaging and highly knowledgable about Napier and the local wineries. Highly recommend the tour and especially Kirsty."..."
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Lord of Rings Half Day Tour
"Tour guide was wonderful. Very informative. Loved all the LOTR stories and merchandise. Definitely recommend for all movie lovers."..."
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Waitomo Caves & Rotorua Small Group Tour including Te Puia from Auckland
"Nice full day tour to Rotorua from Auckland. Tour operator picked us up on time from our Auckland hotel. Waitomo glow worms cave boat ride was short due to high water level inside the cave. Rotorua hot spring geysers and hot mud ponds are fantastic. Tour driver explained well about various places during the tour and answered all questions."..."
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Napier Deco City Town & Countryside Shore Excursion
"Ross was a great tour guide. We saw lots of countryside and wineries in a short time. While in Napier we saw a parade of old cars with many people wearing period clothes. Also an airshow! Beautiful city!"..."
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Phantom Sailing Bay of Islands
"A great experience from start to finish. This would be especially appealing to those who love to sail as the hosts are extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. By the time we left we felt like we had a day on the water with old friends."..."
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Cruise Ship Excursion - 5 Hour Day Cruise & Island Tour
"We had an amazing time with Lyn and Blu. I would greatly recommend this excursion. It was very beautiful and memorable. Lyn and Blu they were the BEST!!!!"..."
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From Cave to Coast Wellington Highlights Tour
"Our tour guide was fabulous! His name is Phil. I would recommend him. I loved the botanical garden. The lunch was good too."..."
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Rotorua Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour Whakarewarewa 6.5hours Tour
"Maori guide walked us through his village and answered everyone’s questions, learned so much about Maori culture. Never felt rushed. Loved seeing the geothermal pools."..."
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Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland
"Piha was lovely and Karekare Rainforest was breathtaking especially the waterfall. John was incredibly knowledgeable about wine and the vineyards visited were unique. The wine was luscious! Highly recommend this tour. John is a pro!"..."
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Best of Napier & Hawkes Bay Tour
"Great tour, great lady. Napier is awesome. Would have loved 2 spend more time there. Definitely going back"..."
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