North Island | Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington & More Experiences

PRIVATE EXCURSIONS

Auckland | Private Auckland City & West Coast Luxury Excursion

Your private guided experience begins in Auckland Domain. Discover the Auckland Museum, Parnell suburbs and Tamaki Drive. Then, explore the gold sands of Mission Bay and the famous Hauraki Gulf and Rangitoto Island. Drive over the Auckland Bridge to the picturesque North Shore before arriving at the Arataki Visitor Center and Waitakere Ranges. Conclude with the West Coast's spectacular ocean vistas, soaring cliffs and unique black-sand beaches.

Price: $517

FD, T | #JourneseRecommends

SHARED EXCURSIONS

Auckland | America's Cup Sailing Experience

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.

Price: $152

2HRS, 6+ | #JourneseRecommends

Auckland | Auckland Afternoon: Flavors of the City

Meander the downtown city area visiting local eateries and artisan producers. Savor delicious tastings of cheeses, ice cream, gourmet food and craft chocolate. Enjoy the afternoon in the older part of the city center with its theaters, parks, Auckland Art Gallery and spectacular water front.

Price: $132

HD, M, 11+

Auckland | Auckland City & West Coast Luxury Excursion

Delight in dramatic views from the top of several volcanoes, explore untamed coastlines, black and gold sand beaches and the Kauri trees in the subtropical rainforest.

Price: $237

FD, M, T

Auckland | Auckland Maori Experience

An interactive cultural experience, discover the unique heritage and regional highlights with an indigenous Maori guide and picnic lunch.

Price: $237

FD, M, T | #JourneseRecommends

Auckland | Auckland West Coast Luxury Experience

Be amazed by Auckland's West Coast, from its subtropical rainforest and soaring cliffs to roaring surf and stunning black sand beaches. Explore Waitakere Ranges and visit the Aurataki Visitor Center.

Price: $156

HD, T

Auckland | Bay of Islands with Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Travel through subtropical bush and native forests on your way to the seaside town of Paihia, then visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds for an interactive story of two tribes becoming one.

Price: $136

HD, T

Auckland | 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.

Price: $97

2.5HRS

Auckland | City Highlights & Sky Tower

See the best of the city from beautiful beaches and panoramic volcano views to the Auckland Harbour Bridge, Westhaven Marina and the Auckland Domain. Then, enjoy entry to the Sky Tower for incredible city and water vistas.

Price: $180

HD, T

Auckland | City Revealed

Set between two sparkling harbors, begin on Queen Street then head over the bridge for a stroll on Narrow Neck Beach, travel to the summit of Mt. Victoria for panoramic city views and visit the Auckland Fish Market.

Price: $71

HD, T

Auckland | 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.

Price: $317

FD, M, T

Auckland | Glowworm Caves & Hobbiton

Movie fans are treated to amazing film locations of Middle-earth, touring Hobbit holes, the Mill and the Green Dragon Inn. Afterward, enjoy a guided tour through stalactites, stalagmites and limestone with a boat ride finale through the glowworm Grotto.

Price: $324

FD, M, T

Auckland | 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.

Price: $121

2.5HRS, M

Auckland | 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 Cafe.

Price: $252

FD, M, T

Auckland | Hobbiton Express to Rotorua

Journey to the rich farmland of the Waikato region which created Middle-earth, explore The Shire with a movie set tour, Hobbit holes, the double arch bridge, Bilbo's House, Bag End and the Green Dragon Inn. Your final destination will be your Rotorua hotel.

Price: $252

FD, T

Auckland | Nature & Kiwi Day & Night Excursion

Nature becomes more alive at night. This experience begins with a picnic dinner overlooking the beach, ocean and setting sun. After sunset, the bush environment changes, you'll be guided through the native forest in search of the elusive Brown Kiwi as well as Morepork Owls, insect life, marine line and many bird species.

Price: $228

FD, M, T, 7+

Auckland | Nature Day with Tawharanui

Discover native New Zealand wildlife on a guided trail walk, enjoy beautiful gulf and island views, stroll pristine white sandy beaches and swim in the crystal clear waters of Tawharanui Regional Park. Marvel at the towering Kauri trees and discover picturesque Matakana Village for a savory picnic lunch.

Price: $209

FD, M, T, 7+

Auckland | Tastebud Experience

Head to the suburbs where the talented producers and artisans display their passion for produce and the perfect tasting plate. Go behind the scenes to watch these locals prepare their specialties and sample their traditional flavors unique to the region. You'll visit coffee roasters, ice cream producers and farmers markets, learning of their history and being introduced to their culture.

Price: $180

HD, M, T, 11+ | #JourneseRecommends

Auckland | Travel 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 and The Hobbit arriving in Rotorua.

Price: $282

FD, M, T

Auckland | Waitomo Glowworm Caves & Rotorua Sights

Discover the world-famous limestone formations and Glowworm Grotto, then stop at the Agrodome with its organic farm, sheep shearing and live sheep dog trail. Conclude your day at Te Puia for a Maori cultural show, woodcarving and weaving schools and tour of Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley.

Price: $290

FD, M, T

Auckland | Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Rotorua

En route to your Rotorua hotel, spend some time exploring the stalactites and stalagmites of Waitomo, then enjoy a silent boat ride in a subterranean cavern lit up with thousands of tiny glowworms.

Price: $242

HD, M, T

Auckland | 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 black sand beaches.

Price: $137

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Bay of Islands | 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.

Price: $115

FD, M, T

Bay of Islands | Discover the Bay

Cruise amid 144 stunning islands, traveling through the Hole in the Rock, spotting dolphins, whales and other sea life, with sights of Grand Cathedral Cave and Cape Brett.

Price: $115

HD, M

Bay of Islands | Dolphin Nature Cruise

Board a comfortable high-speed catamaran designed for dolphin watching to encounter these intelligent and playful mammals in their natural environment.

Price: $91

HD

Coromandel | 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.

Price: $281

FD, M, T

Napier | Ancient Village Traverse Excursion

Be greeted with a traditional powhiri (welcome) and ceremonial site blessing, then be guided uphill learning of the Pou (carved totems) and 600 year old artifacts of their Tipuna (ancestors). View untouched houses, explore the site of the last battle and discover the story of the maiden Pania, a much loved icon of Napier. Conclude at the Tukaekuri River to learn of traditional fish and eel harvesting methods.

Price: $599

HD, M, T, 5+

Napier | 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.

Price: $19

1HR

Napier | 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.

Price: $220

FD, M, T

Napier | 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.

Price: $292

HD, M, T | #JourneseRecommends

Napier | Wildlife Estuary Experience

Journey through the wildlife protected Ahuriri Estuary, a biologically diverse gem in Napier. Be welcomed with a traditional Maori greeting, followed by storytelling and cultural history as you spot indigenous birds, fish and crabs. Enjoy the opportunity to participate in pulling in your catch-of-the-day with a fish net and gather local herbs and produce for your meal. Conclude with a feast of Maori seafood and authentic cuisine.

Price: $599

HD, M, T, 5+

Napier | Wine & Gourmet Odysseys

Explore Hawke's Bay wine country, with a behind-the-scenes look at a local winery, learning food and wine pairings while sampling varietals.

Price: $173

HD, T

Rotorua | Beauty by Night

This memorable evening combines the Mitai Maori cultural experience with the Rainbow Springs Nature Park. Begin with the traditional hangi (earth oven) demonstration, Maori warriors paddling an ancient war canoe and a rich and powerful performance, followed by a hangi feast. Then, explore the glow worm caves, sacred fresh water "Fairy Spring" and guided walk to Rainbow Springs in search of the kiwi bird and wildlife.

Price: $145

HD, M, T

Rotorua | Diamond Pass: Self-Drive

Visit Rotorua's top attractions at your leisure with admission to the Agrodome Sheep Show, Te Puia, Skyline Rotorua Gondola, Polynesian Spa and choice of Rainbow Springs or Paradise Valley Springs.

Price: $183

FD/pass can be extended over more than one day

Rotorua | Discover Rotorua Experience

Begin your day at Te Puia with its thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and rich Maori cultures, visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park's colorful flora and fauna and resident Kiwi birds, then see the agricultural industry in action at the Agrodome.

Price: $144

HD, T

Rotorua | Eco-Thermal Experience

Together with a naturalist guide, journey through a geothermal wonderland with sights of volcanoes, geysers, mud pools and hot springs on this unique tour.

Price: $149/HD | $289/FD

T

Rotorua | 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.

Price: $373

40MIN

Rotorua | Executive Grand Experience

Discover everything Rotorua with this transfer pass between Agrodome Sheep Show, Te Puia, Rainbow Springs, Skyline Gondola and Polynesian Spa.

Price: $231

FD, T

Rotorua | Gondola Ride & Buffet Dinner

With spectacular vistas over Rotorua, enjoy a gondola ride to the peak of Mt. Ngongotaha for a summit buffet dinner with Mt. Tarawera and Lake Rotroua views.

Price: $63

HD, M

Rotorua | 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.

Price: $108

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Rotorua | Kaituna Whitewater Raft: Grade 5

An exhilarating adventure awaits as you raft through 14 awesome rapids including waterfalls up to 22 feet tall! Pass through steep, bush clad canyons admiring the native forest, be splashed by the cool river water and delight in a touch of Maori culture.

Price: $95

HD, T, 13+

Rotorua | Mount Tarawera Volcanic Crater Experience

Last erupted in June of 1886, Mount Tarawera created the world's youngest geothermal valley of Waimangu and destroyed the legendary Pink and White Terraces. You'll hike through unique landscapes, enjoy a 4x4 ride through native bush, and marvel at breathtaking panoramic views from the craters edge.

Price: $130

HD, T, 7+

Rotorua | Steam Box Lunch & Cultural Performance

Enjoy participating in interactive displays, visit the carving and weaving schools and learn about the Maori culture. Then, place your chosen lunch on a Nga Wha (steam vent) in the geothermal park and famous Pohutu Geyser. After savoring your steam box lunch, explore the mud pools and hot springs and delight in a 45-minute song and dance performance inside the sacred meeting house.

Price: $165

2.5HRS, M

Rotorua | Tamaki Maori Village Hangi Concert

Immerse in Maori culture at the Tamaki Maori Village, where you will experience customary song and dance performances with a traditional hangi feast.

Price: $100

HD, M, T

Rotorua | Te Po - Evening Experience

Discover the unique Maori culture through storytelling, song, dance, interactive galleries, carving and weaving schools, plus a traditional hangi feast.

Price: $124

HD, M, T | #JourneseRecommends

Rotorua | Transfer to Auckland via Waitomo

Relax on your way to Waitomo via the Fitzgerald Glade's natural greenery, then explore the limestone formations and glowworm caves before your final arrival at your Auckland hotel.

Price: $252

FD, M, T

Rotorua | Ultimate Canopy Adventure

Enjoy this thrilling adventure high above the untraversed native forest. Soar above picturesque scenery and have the opportunity to hand-feed native birds, learn of the native bird song and lush flora and fauna.

Price: $225

HD, T, 10+

Rotorua | Volcanos & Rainforest Excursion

Stroll trails beneath Whirinaki Forest and its ancient trees, then experience hot crater lakes, steaming cliffs and hot springs before a scenic lake boat cruise.

Price: $316

FD, M, T

Taupo | Huka Falls Jet Boat Ride

A thrilling adventure along native bush, sheer rock and natural hot springs, perform 360 degree spins and incredible speeds before reaching Huka Falls for a unique vantage point of this natural attraction.

Price: $120

30MINS

Taupo | Tongariro Crossing

This 11 mile trek leads up to the saddle between Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Tongariro. Head over the complex craters covered with different colored and shaped landscapes, volcanic rocks, mountain springs and brightly colored emerald lakes.

Price: $503

FD, M, T, 13+

Wellington | The Lord of the Rings Experience

Ideal for the film fan, enjoy this full-day Rover tour around the Wellington region to explore the iconic Lord of the Rings locations. From Weta Cave Museum and Workshop Exhibition to the Hutt Valley, River Anduin and Gardens of Isengard. You'll also visit the setting for Rivendell, situated in a thousand year old native rainforest.

Price: $199

FD, M, T

Wellington | 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.

Price: $96

HD, T

Wellington | 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 city.

Price: $154

HD, M, 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.

Price: $54

2.5HRS

Wellington | 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.

Price: $418

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Wellington | 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 savor an al fresco lunch.

Price: $332

FD, M, T

Wellington | 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.

Price: $256

HD, M

Wellington | Zealandia by Night

Explore the valley by torchlight in search of the endemic species found at Zealandia. Spot rare and endangered wildlife including the spotted kiwi, and gain insights into the natural surroundings as they come to life at night.

Price: $79

2.5HRS, 12+

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

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 are valid for select travel. Prices are current as of April 9, 2021; at the time you purchase your vacation, rates may be higher. As to activities where alcohol is served, age restrictions may apply. Subject to availability and change; certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Please ask your Destination Specialist about availability of excursions and COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Clients are responsible for adhering to all government and supplier mandates and guidelines. Not responsible for errors or omissions. Images copyright: Tourism New Zealand.

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