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Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland

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 small-group tour—limited to 12 people.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$214.74
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$214.74
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$72.19
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$72.19
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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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$107.01
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$107.01

A personalised introduction to Auckland. Auckland Express Tour

A personalised introduction to Auckland. Auckland Express Tour

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Step off the tourist trail and discover hidden corners of New Zealand’s largest city on this Auckland express bus tour. Travel with your guide to One Tree Hill, Mt. Eden Volcano, the Wintergardens, Parnell Village, and the historic Holt Trinity Church. Visit Bastion Point for panoramic views over Waitemata Harbour, delve into Auckland’s rich maritime history, see a working farm in action, and gain insight into the native Maori heritage for which New Zealand is famous.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.57
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$65.57
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Full-Day Bay of Islands Tour by Vigilant Yacht Charters

Full-Day Bay of Islands Tour by Vigilant Yacht Charters

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Spend a day cruising through the Bay of Islands aboard a deluxe sailboat that sets sail from Russell. Your captain stops at a picturesque island where you have lunch, and time to snorkel, kayak, swim, and walk to a lookout point. Cruise over to The Black Rocks for photo ops of the volcanic formation, keep an eye out for marine life, and hear commentary from your captain about the region.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.55
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$100.55
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Shore Excursion: The Ultimate Hobbiton and Lord of the Rings Movie Set Tour

Shore Excursion: The Ultimate Hobbiton and Lord of the Rings Movie Set Tour

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Explore the sets from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ movie series at Hobbiton during this shore excursion. Cross Tauranga Harbour and head through the Kaimai mountain range en route to Hobbiton, the movie set location for the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies and ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy. Meet your guide at the Shires Rest to start your guided tour. Discover top sites including the famous party tree in Bag End. Finish your tour with an ale in the Green Dragon Inn and imagine yourself among your favorite characters.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$131.86
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$131.86
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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 hours to 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.38
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$121.38

Full-Day Small-Group Rotorua Shore Excursion From Tauranga

Full-Day Small-Group Rotorua Shore Excursion From Tauranga

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When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, experience the wonders of New Zealand's North Island in a small group on this full-day tour to Rotorua. Take in sights such as Mount Maunganui, Sulphur Bay on Lake Rotorua, hot springs around Rotorua, and places of importance to the Maori people. Taste fresh kiwi fruit at an orchard, stroll through the Redwood Forest, and admire the manicured grounds of Government Gardens. Your small-group tour includes guide, entrance fees, air-conditioned transportation, and port pickup and drop-off.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.93
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$72.93

Half Day Martinborough Winery Tour from Wellington

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.13
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$103.13
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Wellington Shore Excursion City Sightseeing Tour

Wellington Shore Excursion City Sightseeing Tour

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View the must-see attractions of Wellington on a 2.5-hour shore excursion. During your sightseeing tour of New Zealand’s capital, observe architectural landmarks such as the New Zealand Parliament Buildings and Beehive, and visit Old St Paul’s Cathedral. Soak up picturesque views of the city and harbor from a lookout pt on Mt Victoria, and have the option to take a ride on the Wellington Cable Car. Round-trip port transport by coach is included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$55.25
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$55.25

Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour

Full-Day Waiheke Island 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
  • Taking safety measures
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$168.06
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$168.06
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Shore Excursion: Wellington Highlights Small Group Tour

Shore Excursion: Wellington Highlights Small Group Tour

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Maximize your time in port in Wellington with this shore excursion and take in the highlights of the New Zealand capital. Ride the Wellington Cable Car, take in the views from Mount Victoria, explore the old and new St. Paul's Cathedral, visit the famous Weta Cave, and enjoy free time to explore independently. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.40
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15,000ft Tandem Skydive in Bay of Plenty

15,000ft Tandem Skydive in Bay of Plenty

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See the summery Bay of Plenty from a different perspective – as you’re freefalling from 10,000 feet in the air! It doesn’t matter if you’re a first-time skydiver: on this tandem skydive, learn as you go as you fall with your instructor, who takes the lead and offers personalized guidance when you want to take over. Enjoy bird’s-eye views of local landmarks, from Maunganui and White Island close by to the Rotorua Lakes, Mount Ruapehu and, if the visibility’s good, even Mount Taranaki.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$341.15
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$341.15

Shore Excursion to the Maori Culture Centre: Kiwi birds, and Geo-Thermal Valley

Shore Excursion to the Maori Culture Centre: Kiwi birds, and Geo-Thermal Valley

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Explore New Zealand’s magical North Island on this 7-hour Tauranga shore excursion. See the golden sands of Mt Maunganui’s Marine Parade and stroll along Papamoa Beach as local fishermen haul in their catches. Learn about traditional Maori arts and crafts, culture and history in Te Puia, and watch a performance of the Maori war dance. Explore Rotorua’s geothermal valley, famous for its steaming geysers and bubbling mud pools, and admire New Zealand’s national bird in the Kiwi House.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.28
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$129.28
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Full-Day: Auckland Scenic Tour- 8 HOURS

Full-Day: Auckland Scenic Tour- 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
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.73
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$107.73
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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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$186.02
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$186.02

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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$93.37
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Shore Excursion: Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga

Shore Excursion: Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga

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When your ship pulls into port in Tauranga, explore Rotorua on a guided shore excursion. Your full-day itinerary includes a welcome concert at the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute at Te Puia, where you’ll explore the extensive geothermal grounds, see a flax-weaving demonstration, and visit the nocturnal Kiwi House. Then tour Rotorua highlights such as the Government Gardens and stop at Okere Falls and Kiwi 360 for tastings.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$114.18
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$114.18
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Full-Day Bay of Islands and Glow Worm Caves Small-Group Tour

Full-Day Bay of Islands and Glow Worm Caves Small-Group Tour

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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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$132.60
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Parasailing Adventure Over the Bay of Islands

Parasailing Adventure Over the Bay of Islands

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There are few more unique ways to see the Bay of Islands than catching the wind and parasailing high above the water. See the Bay’s towns, forests and islands – all the way out to Cape Brett’s famous Hole in the Rock – from the sky on this aerial adventure. Take to the skies with your friends or family on tandem or triple flights. Your children can even go parasailing – this adventure is suitable for all.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.41
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$75.41
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa

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This Tauranga shore excursion stands out from others by offering a 2-course lunch and a visit to a Polynesian spa. The basics of local shore excursions are included too: travel with a small group to the Rotorua geothermal geyser, mud pools, and steam vents, and then see a Maori dance performance. At the spa, soak in hot mineral springs with views of Lake Rotorua.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$151.01
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4hr Shore Excursion - History and Tasting Tour FREE Kiwifruit Ice Cream

4hr Shore Excursion - History and Tasting Tour FREE Kiwifruit Ice Cream

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Make the most of your time at shore and explore the beautiful Tauranga Harbour during this half-day tour. Visit beautiful beaches, orchards, historical landmarks and more as you listen to engaging commentary from your guide about the history and culture of the region. You even get to sample local produce such as Manuka honey, kiwifruit, and avocado.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.97
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$200.38
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$200.38
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Tauranga Shore Excursion with Hobbiton and Rotorua Geyser

Tauranga Shore Excursion with Hobbiton and Rotorua Geyser

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Spend a day off your cruise ship and get out of the city on this day trip to two popular North Island attractions, Whakarewarewa and Hobbiton. Save time hiring a car and getting used to New Zealand roads; your guide meets you at the port and heads straight into the heartland. Visit Whakarewarewa, a bubbling geothermal landscape and home to the local Māori iwi (tribe), then head across the Kaimai Ranges to Hobbiton, an authentic movie set from the Lord of the Rings.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.55
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What people are saying about Shore Excursions in North Island

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Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland
"Martin did an excellent job of explaining about the sights along the way as well as getting us oriented for our Hobbiton and Glow Worm cave tours. Would highly recomeythis tour and Martin as our guide."..."
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Wellington Sightseeing Tour
"It was a very interesting.Drive around the bays was enjoyable.never new that part of Wellington .The driver was full of fun and so helpful"..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights
"Great tour of the area and a great tour guide! We felt like we got to see and experience everything in the area. Our tour guide, Jan, grew up in the area and did a fabulous job."..."
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A personalised introduction to Auckland. Auckland Express Tour
"Paul was a very cheery and knowledgeable guide. Put us at our ease straight away. We know now that Auckland is a more interesting city than first impressions. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you."..."
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Full-Day Bay of Islands Tour by Vigilant Yacht Charters
"Excellent trip with a lovely host! Lovely lunch and great island time! Would highly recommend! We had perfect weather which made for a great day out on the yacht."..."
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Shore Excursion: The Ultimate Hobbiton and Lord of the Rings Movie Set Tour
"Trip all in all was fantastic!! No complaints whatsoever. Driver was incredibly knowledgeable. The Honey stop was a great addition to the trip, amazing honey."..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
"A thoroughly delightful shore excursion, well planned and executed. Much natural beauty and human interest."..."
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Full-Day Small-Group Rotorua Shore Excursion From Tauranga
"Thoroughly enjoyed our day with Richy as our guide! Incredibly knowledgeable and informative. The geothermal park was a highlight!"..."
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Half Day Martinborough Winery Tour from Wellington
"Awesome day. Very knowledgeable staff.. Must have spent bit too long drinking the wine because we had to be quick at the last stop being the cheese shop."..."
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Wellington Shore Excursion City Sightseeing Tour
"Great driver informative and great views seen all the highlights needs a payrise every visitor to nz needs to do this tour"..."
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Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour
"Awesome time on the tour and what better way than to have the brains of the operation Jenny who was our tour guide. We enjoyed our time on the tour and would recommend it high to anyone who is looking at a great waiheke island wine tour experience."..."
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Shore Excursion: Wellington Highlights Small Group Tour
"We were picked up at the Cruise Terminal in Wellington Harbour by a local driver in his minibus. He showed us the major parts of the city, the Parliament, the beach, botanical gardens, the funicular railway and the amazing National museum. The entire trip was superb with a great driver/guide. Highly recommended."..."
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Shore Excursion to the Maori Culture Centre: Kiwi birds, and Geo-Thermal Valley
"Jim Archer was very attentive pleasant person. Extremely knowledgable able to communicate in easy to understand dialogue. He was able to get the mosy out of the excursion in the time available. Good sense of humor. In all, I felt we got more for our money than from what you normally get on excursions."..."
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Full-Day: Auckland Scenic Tour- 8 HOURS
"Excellent way to see the highlights of Auckland. Our driver Mike was very knowledgeable and genuine in his love of the city"..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Including Rotorua Sightseeing
"Everything about the tour was great. The tour guide was informative and really enjoyed the Lord of the rings movie set"..."
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Phantom Sailing Bay of Islands
"Robin and Rick are fantastic hosts making our day unforgettable (family of 5). Their passion of sailing exercised all over the world is really a plus. the Phantom is very confortable and surely one of the quickest boat of the bay. Encounter with Dolphins was incredible! Strongly recommended, best sailing experience you can find in Russell."..."
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Shore Excursion: Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga
"Exellent and knowable guide. The Cultural Show vas very interesting and the Geothermal area beautiful."..."
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Full-Day Bay of Islands and Glow Worm Caves Small-Group Tour
"Our guide, Nick, was fantastic! Made the day feel like he was enjoying it as much as we were. His enthusiasm was contagious. Took us to some unique and local experiences."..."
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Parasailing Adventure Over the Bay of Islands
"Fantastic experience , team were extremely friendly and professional.. Highly recommend doing you won’t regret it!"..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa
"Thoroughly enjoyed our day on this tour. Well organized and paced. The Polynesian Spa was a unique and relaxing experience, and the Maori Village was really interesting. Highly recommend this tour!"..."
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4hr Shore Excursion - History and Tasting Tour FREE Kiwifruit Ice Cream
"The excursion was everything that was advertised and more. Russell our guide was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable and only increased the experience. Would highly recommend this tour to all."..."
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Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland
"We absolutely recommend this tour with great guide John. Perfect Tour for Nature and Wine Lovers! We spent a lovely day enjoying great views and wineries. Food was good too. Would do this tour anytime again."..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion with Hobbiton and Rotorua Geyser
"Well organized & extremely informative! Enjoyed the ride, the Maori village & hobbitown! Guides very knowledgeable."..."

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