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Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour
Even on the cloudiest night, the New Zealand glowworm lights up the darkness in a lucky few spots across the country. This short evening bush-walk departing from Rotorua involves a short drive, a walk through picturesque native bush and the chance to see these increasingly rare creatures. Tack this tour onto the end of a thrilling day in Rotorua instead of hiring a car for an almost two-hour drive west to visit the exceedingly popular Waitomo Caves. This is one of the easiest ways to experience Aotearoa’s unique glowworm habitats.
Small-Group Hobbiton and Waitomo Day Tour with Lunch from Auckland
The Hobbiton movie set and the Waitomo glow-worm caves are two of the most popular attractions on New Zealand’s North Island. Visit both in one day and enjoy a more personalized experience on this small-group tour. Discover behind-the-scenes of the legendary LOTR films during a guided tour of Hobbiton, then cruise the underground river of the Waitomo Caves, beneath a glittering canopy of glow worms.
Wellington Craft Brewery Half Day Tour
Wellington, long-celebrated for its bohemian liberal arts and cafe culture, is fast-becoming renowned as New Zealand’s capitol of craft beer. Visit four Wellington and Hutt Valley breweries, tasting a range of tasty local beers at each establishment on this small group day tour designed for lovers of ales, stouts, lagers and everything hoppy in-between.
Black Water Rafting Experience Waitomo Caves Tour
Go Waitomo black-water rafting (cave tubing) for a memorable adventure in the Waitomo Caves. Choose a 3-hour Labyrinth experience that takes you floating underground on an inner tube, including a small waterfall jump. Or upgrade to the 5-hour Black Abyss for an exhilarating abseil (rappel) down limestone walls; instruction and equipment included. The resident glowworms, stalactites and stalagmites will amaze you! Finish with a hot shower, soup and bagel.
Private Martinborough Wine Full Day Tour From Wellington
Sip your way around Martinborough — a once sleepy colonial town that’s now a prominent wine village at the heart of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail — on this private day trip from Wellington. Following hotel or port pickup and a scenic drive through the Wairarapa, you’ll visit three of Martinborough’s renowned wineries. Enjoy a guided wine tasting at each and a lunch platter with wine at Poppies Martinborough. Then, choose to continue hopping around Martinborough’s wineries or travel to nearby Greytown, whose pretty streets are thronged with cafes and antique stores.
Private Wellington Craft Beer Full Day Tour
Choose this day-tour for a personal and comfortable visit to a number of craft beer breweries in Wellington. With beverages and lunch included, you’re all set to have a low-stress, informal day away from the hustle and bustle of your cruise ship. This is a great way to understand, from beer to beer, why the city is the craft beer capital of New Zealand. Make the most of Wellington’s array of craft beer and its friendly, knowledgeable residents!
Craft Beer Tour from Tauranga
Spend the afternoon tasting the fruits of Tauranga’s craft beer boom with your friends – all without the risk of drawing the short straw and ending up the sober driver. On this easygoing tour around a handful of the city’s breweries and brewbars, sample a range of beers made in the region and even go behind the scenes at a local brewery to discover how they make their lagers and ales.
3-Hour Private Photography Tour in Waitomo Caves
Photograph New Zealand's spectacular scenery both inside and outside of the caves on a private photography tour with your own photographer-guide. Visit a pristine glow worm cave in the Waitomo district, and take your time to capture great shots of the glow worms and other sights. You can use larger cameras and equipment like small tripods on this photography tour, with the freedom to take more time for your photography than on standard tours. Includes guide, use of wet weather gear, and snacks.
Private Wellington Craft Beer Half Day Tour
With innovative brewers, New Zealand’s biggest craft beer festival and a craft beer bar around every corner, Wellington is the Southern Hemisphere’s craft beer capital. With new breweries popping up around the city, however, it can be hard for hop heads to know where to go. On this private tour, check out some of the city’s most successful craft breweries and brewpubs.
Original New Zealand Craft Beer Tour
On this afternoon walking tour around Auckland city, taste-test the products of New Zealand’s craft beer renaissance… and maybe discover something unexpected. Instead of stopping into a random bar and guessing what you might like, go behind the scenes at a number of Auckland bars and breweries and enjoy a series of tastings to help you find what you like and don’t like.
Private Cooking Class with Chef of the Year in Hawke’s Bay at Your Residence
Enjoy a private and authentic cooking class and home cooked meal with your host Joe in the comfort of your own residence. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Joe brings a diversity of culinary experiences unseen before in a local New Zealand chef – he was crowned Chef of the Year in 2013 specializing in Oriental cuisine in the UK, and awarded the privilege of overseeing the Relais and Chateaux Kitchen as sous chef. Joe is passionate about sharing his deep culinary knowledge to create fun and relaxing dining experiences for his guests. Joe's cooking focuses on gastronomic fusion delivered in a down-to-earth, socially interactive, and family friendly setting. Most of all, Joe loves creating memories with travelers from all over the world. He looks forward to teaching you and introducing you to the flavors of the region.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Private Modern Vegetarian Cooking Class with Anna in Northland
Enjoy a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and cook delicious vegetarian cuisine with this private cooking class. Step into the beautiful 140-year old villa of your host Anna and learn to cook a range of vegetarian dishes in her wonderful kitchen. After you have finished cooking, enjoy your meal alongside the family at either the dining table or, in summertime, on the vine-covered deck.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga
Experience the magic of New Zealand’s North Island on this evening glow-worm kayak tour in Tauranga. Begin your tour with refreshments and delicious New Zealand cheeses on the banks of Lake McLaren. As day turns to night, hop into your kayak and paddle with your guide to the glow-worm canyon at the head of Lake McLaren. Marvel at the millions of bright green glow-worms clinging to the towering cliff sides, and gain insight into the life cycle of these fascinating creatures.
What people are saying about Unique Experiences in North Island
Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour"This was a very fun and unique tour. Stephen was a wonderful guide and taught us a lot and we really appreciated the photos he took on the tour. Thanks, Stephen!"..."
Small-Group Hobbiton and Waitomo Day Tour with Lunch from Auckland"Our day guide, Murray, was great and organized everything perfectly! We had absolutely zero problems getting from Auckland, to Hobbiton, to Waitomo, and back to Auckland despite it being quite a busy day. Thank you!"..."
Wellington Craft Brewery Half Day Tour"Awsome... what a great afternoon... really enjoyable highly recommended pick up and drop off to your hotel 👌"..."
Black Water Rafting Experience Waitomo Caves Tour"This was the highlight to our rainy NZ North Island trip. Regardless of the weather and the cold, it was such a fun and thrilling experience. The staff were super friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating to my 5-month pregnant body."..."
Private Martinborough Wine Full Day Tour From Wellington"Our wonderful and accommodating tour guide Kelvin was there waiting for us by the cruise ship upon our arrival. We visited three fabulous wineries and had an amazing charcuterie lunch at Poppies! Also cause we had extra time in the morning we even had a forest walk at a national park. Highly recommend this memorable tour!!!"..."
Private Wellington Craft Beer Full Day Tour"We really enjoyed our day. Selwyn was a great tour guide. He added a lot of local knowledge of the area and took us to several points of interest. Would highly recommend it! Really enjoyed the local breweries and would highly recommend it!!"..."
Craft Beer Tour from Tauranga"Excellent tour and excellent service by Katy. The other four people booked on the tour cancelled at the last minute which left only me to do the tour but it was still run. Katy was very good at making sure I didn't feel lonely. Good beers to taste."..."
3-Hour Private Photography Tour in Waitomo Caves"Most important to my husband in choosing which glow worm tour to take was his allowance to bring in all of his camera gear. So, we took the photography tour and we couldn’t be happier that we did. Heath ,our guide, knows every nook and cranny of his caves and we very much benefited from his knowledge. He’s also very good company. We also got lucky because Heath took tons of very good photos of us and then allowed us to download them for free! Which was so refreshing after being on tours that would try to make extra money from taking your photo."..."
Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga"This was a great trip. Our guides, Frosty, Ellie and Russ were very enjoyable and made the trip better. I would recommend it to anyone."..."
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