New Zealand Experiences

Go beyond travel to immerse yourself in the beauty, culture and spirit of the South Pacific. Our Journese experts have handselected the finest activities available, so you can make the most of your journey. To ensure access to your desired activities, please book in advance through your travel advisor.

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Discover Auckland 

Auckland All Inclusive Experience | Discover memorable views as well as indigenous flora and fauna while atop several volcanoes and along black and golden sand beaches, plus explore the subtropical rainforest with Kauri trees. | $239 | FD, M, T

Auckland, Bay of Islands & Waitangi Excursion | Journey through native forests and sub-tropical foliage before arriving at Paihia, where you will embark on a guided walk through the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. | $128 | HD, T

Auckland City Highlights | See the best of the city from Tamaki Drive to Waitemata Harbour, then, visit a park set upon an ancient volcano, historic Parnell, and the iconic sea life at the aquarium. | $89 | HD, T

Auckland City Revealed | Discover the history, sights and sounds of the city and how locals live and play, featuring Auckland University, Harbour Bridge, Queen Street and the Fish Market. | $68 | HD, T

Auckland Māori Experience | An interactive cultural experience, discover the unique heritage and region highlights with an indigenous Māori guide and picnic lunch. | $237 | FD, M, T

Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo & Hobbiton | After learning about the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, enjoy a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto, then explore the filming destinations of The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit. | $269 | FD, M, T

Bay of Islands & Waitangi with Cruise | Experience Paihia on a guided journey through the Waitangi Treaty Grounds including the Treaty House before a catamaran cruise to marvel at the majestic Hole in the Rock. | $253 | FD, M, T

Bridge Climb | For a thrilling adventure, don a state-of-the-art climbing suit, then embark on stylish pathways and walkways as you ascend 200 feet on the Auckland Harbour Bridge. | $104 | 2.5HRS

Coromandel Excursion | Following a guided drive to Thames, board a mountain railway for a scenic ride along the western coast, with stops in the rainforest and Hot Water Beach for lunch. | $318 | FD, M, T

Great Barrier - Untamed Island Day Experience | Fly over Hauraki Gulf to the Great Barrier Island, discovering unique wetlands, flora and fauna, rocky cliffs, sweeping sands and more. Breakfast and lunch is included. | $793 | FD, M, T

Great Tastes of Matakana | Sample regional food, wine, arts, including honey bee displays, wineries and vineyards for tastings and lunch, then visit sculpture exhibits and a chocolate factory. | $301 | FD, M, T

Harbour Dinner Cruise | Take in the Waitemata Harbour as you sail into the sunset, watching waterfront landmarks light up, then savor a three-course dinner on this story-filled cruise. | $109 | 2.5HRS, M

Hobbiton Express Excursion | Journey through Middle-earth to the Hobbiton movie set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, featuring the largest green set in the world, then enjoy lunch at the Shire’s Rest Café. | $247 | FD, M, T

Sailing Adventure | Begin your voyage in Viaduct Harbour, taking part as a crew member on an official America’s Cup yacht. Take the helm, hit the grinders or simply sit back and enjoy the ride to beautiful Waitemata Harbour. | $143 | 2HRS

Taste of Waiheke Experience | Sail across Hauraki Gulf arriving at charming Waiheke Island to begin a wine lovers journey through Stonyridge Vineyard, Rangihoua Estate, and Mudbrick Vineyard offering tours and tastings, as well as stunning views of Hauraki Gulf. | $116 | HD, M, 18+

Waitomo & Rotorua Experience | Silently glide through the Glowworm Grotto, followed by a savory lunch, then explore an organic working farm before enjoying a traditional Māori Cultural Performance and the active geysers of Te Whakarewarea Thermal Valley. | $277 | FD, M, T

Wilderness Experience | Explore the rugged West Coast, traveling to the Arataki Centre atop the Waitakere Ranges, absorbing local history, visiting a lush rainforest with giant tree ferns and stroll along blacksand beaches. | $130 | HD, T

Bay of Islands Adventures

Cape Reinga 4WD Excursion | Rich in culture and legend, this inspiring journey highlights a visit to Puketi Forest, 90-Mile Beach, sand surfing and exploring Cape Reinga Lighthouse and Awanui Ancient Kauri Kingdom. | $126 | FD, M, T

Discover the Bay | Cruise amid 144 stunning islands, traveling through the Hole in the Rock, spotting dolphins, whales and more, with sights of Grand Cathedral Cave and Cape Brett. | $105 | HD, M

Nature & Coast Walk | Explore the regenerating Kauri forest full of fern trees along this leisurely guided historical walk through the 1890’s mining town, Puketui, after lunch, venture to the coast for panoramic views of off-shore islands. | $246 | FD, M, T

Swim with the Dolphins Adventure | As the ultimate marine adventure, interact with dolphins as they frolic in their natural environment in the sheltered bay waters. | $97 | HD

Coromandel Excursion

Nature & Coast Walk | Experience the peninsula’s heritage and beauty including Puketui Forest, the glow worms of an old gold cave, regional flora, fauna and geology, plus enjoy a savory lunch. | $246 | FD, M, T

Napier Delights

Art Deco Guided Walk | Leveled by an earthquake in 1931, learn about Napier’s rebuilding including Art Deco, Spanish Mission and Stripped Classical styles, followed by an optional video. | $17 | 1HR

The Odyssey Experience | For the true wine connoisseur, explore the Church Road Winery and Mission Estate for tastings, then savor a delicious lunch before exploring additional wineries with tastings and gourmet platters. | $267 | FD, M, T

Twilight Odyssey Experience | Awaken your senses with a twilight journey through scenic vineyards, enjoying wine tasting, three-course progressive dinner and grand finale at the country’s oldest winery, the Mission, for dessert, wine, tea and coffee. | $250 | HD, M, T

Wine & Gourmet Odysseys | Tour Hawke’s Bay wine country, with a behind the scenes look at a local winery, learning food and wine pairings, sampling varietals, gourmet platters and fine produce, meats and seafood. | $142 | HD, T

Rotorua Experiences

Discover Rotorua Excursion | Explore the sights of Rotorua including Te Puia featuring the thermal wonderland of geysers, then stroll through the Rainbow Springs Nature Park admiring native scenery, conclude at the Agrodome for a sheep shearing display. | $126 | HD, T

Eco Thermal Experience | Together with a naturalist guide, journey through a geothermal wonderland and volcanic valley with sights of volcanoes, geysers, mud pools and hot springs on this unique tour. | $136 | HD, T

Eruption Trail Adventure & Volcanic Landing via Helicopter | With stunning panoramic views, learn the culture and geology of the spectacular craters and domes as you fly and land on this scenic eruption site. | $345 | 40MIN

Gondola Ride with Dinner | Embark on a one-of-a-kind gondola journey up the side of Mount Ngongotaha, upon arrival at the summit, enjoy dinner while taking in spectacular views over Rotorua. | $65 | HD, M, T

Hobbiton Movie Set & Farms Experience | A must do for Lord of the Rings fans, visit the actual Hobbiton village, sheep farm and other structures created for the film trilogy before a special drink at Green Dragon Inn. | $142 | HD

Māori Hāngi Dinner | Become immersed in the Māori culture by experiencing a cultural performance of song and dance, including the warrior dance - the Haka, then savor a traditional Hāngi feast. | $97 | HD, M, T

Tamaki Māori Village Hāngī & Concert | Immerse in Māori authentic culture with an evening at the Tamaki Māori Village, where you will experience traditional song and dance performances with a traditional hāngī feast. | $105 | HD, M, T

Rotorua Executive Grand Experience | Discover everything Rotorua with this transfer pass between Agrodome Sheep Show, Te Puia, Rainbow Springs, Skyline Gondola and Polynesian Spa. | $218 | FD, T

Rotorua to Auckland via Glowworm Caves | A guided discovery of the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves with limestone formations, ride through the Glowworm Grotto viewing the lights of tiny glowworms before enjoying lunch and traveling through King Country. | $217 | FD, M, T

Te Po - Evening Experience | Discover the unique Māori culture through storytelling, song, dance, interactive galleries, carving and weaving schools, plus a traditional hāngi feast. | $99 | HD, M, T

Volcanoes & Rainforest Excursion | Stroll trails beneath Whirinaki Forest and its magnificent ancient trees, then experience hot crater lakes, steaming cliffs and hot springs before a scenic lake boat cruise. | $313 | FD, M, T

Wellington Exploration

City Highlights Inspiration Excursion | From the dramatic South Coast and views of Mount Victoria, to the Parliament buildings, famed Beehive and Old St. Paul’s Cathedral, celebrate the natural and cultural gems of the city. | $141 | HD, M, T

Martinborough Wine Experience | Meet area winemakers, sampling at unparalleled wineries such as Muirlea Rise and Palliser, with lunch in a beautiful setting at a vineyard. | $389 | FD, M, T

Middle Earth Excursion | Explore key film locations of The Lord of the Rings, from River Anduin to Lothlorien, plus Weta Cave with a virtual tour of the workshop, and an al fresco lunch. | $389 | FD, M, T

The Lord of the Rings City Locations & Weta Cave | Discover all things The Lord of the Rings by exploring film locations, Embassy Movie Theatre where the first movie was premiered, and  travel to the “Green Belt” for a guided tour of Weta Studios. | $831 | HD, T

Wellington City Sights & Coastline | A guided experience of some of the greatest attractions off the tourist trail,  explore quaint villages, and revel in 360-degree views of Wellington from Mount Victoria. | $45 | 2.5HRS

Walking Gourmet Experience | Stroll through the food district, sampling specialty outlets, meeting shop owners, chefs and baristas, then enjoy a three-course lunch paired with wine. | $262 | HD, M



Discover Blenheim

Marlborough Wine Experience | Soak up the ambiance and flavors as you visit and sample a selection of premium varietals from Marborough’s famous vineyards of the wine region. | $79 | HD, T

Christchurch Exploration

Akaroa & Banks Peninsula Eco Cruise | Travel to the Banks Peninsula, reveling in picturesque vistas at every turn as you head to charming Akaroa, with a cheese tasting and harbor cruise. | $321 | FD, M, T

Alpine Safari Adventure | For an all-inclusive day of thrills, begin with a jet boat river ride, go off-roading across Mount Torlesse Station, stop for lunch at a quaint café, then return from Arthur’s Pass on the TranzAlpine train. | $360 | FD, M, T

Arthur Pass National Park & TranzAlpine Journey | Experience alpine and high country landscapes by train, vehicle and guided walks, exploring spectacular nature treasures, and lunch. | $440 | FD, M, T

Christchurch Sights | Enjoy guided commentary of city icons and historic sites including Hagley Park before arriving at Lyttleton Harbour, the port of Christchurch, with incredible views of the city and the Southern Alps. | $57 | HD, T

Christchurch to Queenstown | Let spectacular sights of Southern Alps inspire a journey to the tallest mountain in New Zealand, then savor lunch while enjoying majestic scenery at Mount Cook Village before continuing south toward Mackenzie Country. | $262 | FD, M, T

Kaikoura & Whale Watching Cruise | Catch a glimpse of a variety of whales and dolphins in Kaikoura’s waters, then enjoy a café lunch and visit a local winery to toast your memorable day. | $460 | FD, M, T

Lord of the Rings Edoras Excursion | Visit Mount Potts, home to Mount Sunday, known in The Lord of the Rings as capitol of the Rohan people. See firsthand the clear lake, glistening rivers and spectacular landscapes of the trilogy; then enjoy a picnic lunch. | $224 | FD, M, T

Dunedin Treasure

Otago Peninsula Experience | Experience a wildlife cruise and scenic peninsula tour, highlighting the Royal Albatross Colony, penguin reserve, bird habitat, and famed Larnach Castle. | $223 | FD, T

Fox Glacier Experience

Flying Fox Helihike | Embark on a helicopter ride reveling in glorious views of the upper and lower icefalls of Victoria Falls before landing on the glacier,  follow the ice steps cut by an experienced guide to view incredible formations and ice caves. | $364 | HD, 8+

Fox Trail - Terminal Face Walk | Trek gentle terrain to the Fox River valley floor where ice emerges and collapses as you learn about the glacier and surrounding environment. | $61 | 2HRS

Mountain Spectacular Snow Land | Board a premier flight to experience the Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier snowfields, delighting the awe-inspiring views from above. | $371 | 40MIN

Twin Glacier Helicopter Adventure | Experience an exhilarating ride over Franz Josef Glacier or Fox Glacier for surreal views of nature’s snowy wonderland, including carved valleys and the icy mountainside towering above you. | $281 | 30MIN

Franz Josef Adventure

Glacier Valley Walk | Stroll through the regenerating rainforest along glacier valley while learning the unique features of its surroundings. After a short climb, be rewarded with incredible views of the glacier’s ever changing terminal face. | $62 | HD

Heli Hike | Witness the grandeur and beauty of the glacier from the air before you land upon the icefall terrain for a guided hike through stunning formations amid fresh alpine air. | $400 | HD

Mount Cook Excursion

Big Sky Stargazing | Guided by experienced astronomers, partake in an orientation about the southern sky before venturing outdoors to explore spectacular wonders of the universe through telescopes and binoculars. | $58 | 2HRS

Glacier Boat Cruise | Journey through Tasman Valley before boarding a boat to cruise along Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake admiring landscapes filled with icebergs and glaciers, explore stunning surroundings with a knowledgeable guide. | $128 | 2HRS, 4+

Glacier Highlights Flight | Discover breathtaking glacial landscapes as you fly in a ski-plane over the Tasman Glacier, then land in the upper reaches to enjoy the tranquility of the pristine alps. | $370 | 40MIN, T

Hooker Valley Trek | Travel to White Horse Hill camping ground for a guided walk through Hooker Valley, providing incredible views of some of New Zealand’s most enthralling peaks. | $63 | HD, 10+

Nelson Delights

Great Day Out Cruise & Walk | Discover golden beaches and crystal clear bays, rock formations and unique wildlife on a sightseeing cruise and hiking adventure along the Kaiterteri coastline. | $69 | FD, T

Sailing Excursion | Learn the ropes or simply relax on this day long sail with stops at Split Apple Rock, a seal colony, stunning beaches to swim and explore the caves, plus teatime and lunch. | $197 | FD, M, T

Wine & Art Experience | From history and art to wineries and a gourmet lunch, experience it all. Learn to taste wines like the experts, visit local arts and craft studios, meet artisans and winemakers, and enjoy a scenic walk. | $258 | HD, M, T

Queenstown Journeys

Boutique Wine Experience | Savor premium wines and gourmet lunch in the scenic Central Otago Wine Region and its vineyards as you learn about the gold history of the region. | $165 | HD, M, T

Dart River Funyaks | A family fun day, jet boat to your inflatable Funyak canoe, floating downstream to your wilderness picnic lunch, then explore streams, rock pools and Rockburn, finally travel to Glenorchy for a Middle Earth experience. | $292 | FD, M

Dart River Safari | Enjoy an exhilarating jet boat ride through the Dart’s ever-changing braided rivers, then enjoy a guided stroll through Heritage Trail and a four-wheel drive along back roads, viewing breathtaking landscapes seen in The Lord of the Rings and other films. | $209 | HD

Discover Milford Sound Cruise | Breathe in the fresh air of Milford Sound, Eglinton Valley and the Southern Alps as you revel in glaciercarved cliffs, lush valleys and steep waterfalls, plus enjoy lunch, as you view Mitre Peak and Fiordland National Park. | $229 | FD, M, T

Doubtful Sound Excursion | Explore the famous fjord, its dense rainforest, glacier-carved valleys and waterfalls, then journey into the Homer Tunnel before boarding a scenic cruise. | $273 | FD, T

Essential Queenstown | Make 360° spins on an exhilarating Shotover Jet as you ride narrow canyons, followed by an off road backcountry experience, visiting Lord of the Rings film sites and an abandoned gold mining area. | $222 | HD, T

Gondola Ride & Dinner | Experience views over Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables range as you ride the steepest skyline in the Southern Hemisphere to Bob’s Peak for a sumptuous buffet dinner with views of Walter peak, Cecil Peak and Queenstown. | $72 | HD, M

Grand Circle Helicopter Ride | Admire the majestic Remarkables and the shores of Lake Wakatipu as you soar high above Queensland before landing on a scenic mountain range. | $260 | 30 MIN, T

Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump | Ideal for thrill seekers, test your courage as you leap off the historic 141-foot Kawarau bridge securely attached, and rewarded with a jumper’s t-shirt. | $162 | 2.5HRS, 10+

Kawarau River Rafting | Feel the canyon’s grandeur as you paddle through the river site of The Lord of the Rings movies, gliding over funsize rapids to white waters and Dog Leg Rapid. | $195 | HD

Milford Helicopter & Cruise | Soar above the Southern Alps on a thrilling helicopter ride before landing in Milford Sound to embark  on a nature cruise of the famous fiord, then venture to the Tasman Sea and journey through Fiordland National Park. | $809 | HD, T

Milford Nature Cruise & Fly | Immerse in the flora and fauna of the rainforest as you embark on a panoramic cruise of tranquil Milford Sound before soaring above beautiful scenery and untouched wilderness. | $497 | FD, T

Milford Sound Nature Cruise | Marvel in sheer mountains, towering cliffs, and a native rainforest while traveling to Milford Sound, upon arrival board a leisurely cruise along the fiord to view incredible wildlife. | $162 | FD, T

Milford Track Guided Walk | Begin this informative nature walk crossing Deep Water Basin by boat, then meandering the Arthur River through a lush rainforest to Giant Gate and legendary track end. | $254 | HD

Mount Nicholas Farm Experience | Sail along Lake Wakatipu exploring Bob’s Cove with  incredible mountain range views, then join a guided tour of a sheep farm and  an off road adventure, plus enjoy lunch. | $61 | HD, M

Private City Excursion | Delight in a private chartered experience through Queenstown discovering highlights including The Lord of the Rings film locations, historic mining settlements, and incredible New Zealand countryside. | $349 | HD, T

Queenstown Bungy Jump | For all thrill seekers, enjoy the adrenaline rush when leaping from a 141 feet bridge - the world’s first and most famous Bungy jump. | $162 | 1.5HRS, 10+

Queenstown to Christchurch | Gaze along incredible landscape while traveling to Mount Cook National Park with a stop for lunch, then journey to  Lake Tekapo to revel in views of Church of Good Shepard and the Southern Alps. | $217 | FD, M, T

Queenstown Scenic Cruise | Travel to Mount Nicholas High Country Farm with a stop at Bob’s Cove to revel in incredible views of Glenorchy and the Remarkables Mountain Range, then board a guided cruise offering panoramic views. | $45 | 2HRS

Safari of the Scenes | For The Lord of the Rings movie fans, visit several famous film locations on your way to Arrowtown, followed by offroading to a gold mine where you can pan for gold. | $156 | HD, T

Shotover Jet Ride | Hold tight as you twist and turn through the narrow river canyons, skimming past rocky formations at breathtaking speeds and 360° turns upon a Shotover Jet Boat. | $134 | 1.5HRS, 3+

Southern Glacier Experience | Discover ancient glaciers and mountain peaks of Aspiring National Park with a hike through snowcapped mountains, then marvel in Lake Wakatipu’s shores and valleys. | $483 | 50MIN, T

Triple Challenge | Immerse in three action-packed adventures including  an exhilarating Shotover Jet boat ride, a sky-high helicopter journey, and an incredible white-water rafting experience. | $378 | HD

TSS Earnslaw Walter Peak Farm & BBQ | Ride aboard a coal-fired vintage steamship for a voyage to the high country for a delightful farm lunch, then wander the farm with dog handling and sheep-sheering demonstrations. | $86 | HD, M

Explore Te Anu

Te Anau Glowworm Caves | Hear the stories and legends of the region on your catamaran cruise to Te Anau Glowworm Caves where your nature guide will escort you to a small boat underground for a luminous display. | $70 | HD

BEHIND THE LETTERS | FD: Full day, 7+ hours | HD: Half day, 3-6 hours | M: Meals included | T: Transportation included | + This age and older welcome

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Please ask us for details when booking. Age and weight restrictions may apply; times may vary and may include transportation time. Certain activities might not be suitable for all ages or health conditions. Activities may be available only on certain days of the week. As to activities where alcohol is served, age restrictions may apply. To ensure access to the most in-demand experiences, please book in advance. Prices are per person; private excursions are based on double occupancy based on maximum two participants. Prices include government-imposed fees and taxes. At the time you purchase your vacation, rates may be higher. Subject to availability and change; certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply. ​