A small selection of day tours exploring the natural environment around some of New Zealand's cities and towns.
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Best of Both Worlds:
Price range $220
Enjoy the combination of our city tour in the morning followed by a wilderness experience in the afternoon. This City Highlights tour is a journey of discovery designed to explore the history and sights as well as see how Aucklanders live and play. Travel through Auckland’s central business district, past the Auckland University and through the inner city park, known as the Domain. Continue on through the picturesque suburb of Ponsonby with its historic buildings before heading over the Harbour Bridge to Auckland’s North Shore. In the afternoon continue on to the lush rainforest where you can walk the easy bush tracks amongst giant tree ferns and view New Zealand’s famous kauri trees. Move on to experience the power of the wild and rugged west coast. Feel the black sand beneath your feet as you stroll along some of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to offer.
Abel Tasman Kayak Seal & Walk:
Price range $155 - $189
The kayaking is suitable for families and first time paddlers. Explore the spectacular Kaiteriteri coastline with golden beaches and sculpted granite features. On the golden sands of Kaiteriteri Beach your Guide settles you into a stable double kayak with instructions and safety brief. Then, it's onto the water to explore and have fun, confident you can enjoy a safe paddling experience. Your Guide knows all the secret spots taking into account the tides, weather, your interests and abilities with paddling time up to 2 hours. Watch out for our Blue Penguins and other sea birds along the coast. Pause at a sheltered cove before returning to Kaiteriteri around midday where you say farewell to your Guide and swap your kayak gear for walking shoes.
Lord of the Rings Tour:
Price range $259 (ex-Methven) - $279 (ex-Christchurch)
Join the Lord of the Rings Tour and journey to the remote and beautiful Mt Potts high country station, home of Mt Sunday; and see how this peaceful mountain was transformed into Edoras, the capital city of the Rohan people in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Immerse yourself in the natural, unspoilt beauty of this breathtaking area with its sparkling clear lakes, glistening blue rivers and fresh, crisp mountain air. This amazing day includes 4WD access onto Mt Sunday/Edoras itself, a delicious champagne picnic lunch, full running commentary from friendly and knowledgeable kiwi tour guides and spectacular scenery you will never forget.
Christchurch Grand Tour:
Price range $20 (child) - $119 (adult)
Experience Christchurch with us. Board our luxury coach for an interactive and fun guided tour of Christchurch. Let us show you the best Christchurch has to offer; beautiful parks and gardens, quaint seaside suburbs and superb views of the city and surrounds. Your tour also explains about the plans for the rejuvenation of the city following the major earthquakes of 2010 & 2011, and also includes Christchurch’s premium attractions – Punting on the Avon, Christchurch Gondola, Christchurch Tram and the Caterpillar Botanic Gardens Tour. It’s the very best way to enjoy Christchurch at the best price.
Price range $199 (adult, one way)
Truly one of the world’s great scenic train trips through the dramatic contrast of dry beech forests and tussock land on one side of the Alps and lush green landscapes on the other. From Christchurch, cross the patchwork farmland of the Canterbury plains, follow the Waimakariri river, climbing into alpine scenery on a series of spectacular viaducts. Then, after stopping at Arthur's Pass, emerge from the long Otira Tunnel and descend through sub tropical rain forest past beautiful Lake Brunner and on to Greymouth.
Price range $275
Set an epic 134m above the stark beauty of the Nevis River, the highest Bungy (bungee) in Australasia is a once in a lifetime experience.You are lulled into a false sense of security onboard the comfortable buses for the scenic 35 minute drive to site, but things quickly take a turn for the daring as soon as you leave the highway for the 4x4 backcountry road. Once onsite, the nerves gradually build as you’re whisked to the specially constructed highwire pod aboard a 6-person shuttle. Now, suspended between the valley walls, only one thing stands between you and glory as you face one of the greatest personal challenges of you life: your own fear. The Nevis Bungy is not for the faint of heart but if you conquer it – and you know you can – you’ll have earned the right to really tell people what to do in Queenstown, New Zealand.