Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari
If you’ve always wanted to go whale watching, our 4.5-hour safari features breathtaking encounters with New Zealand marine wildlife, including whales, dolphins, seals, rare seabirds and more!
Start your tour from the Viaduct Harbour in downtown central Auckland and explore the natural beauty of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park on our purpose-built, 65-foot (20-metre) marine research vessel.
Kelly Tarltons Sealife Aquarium
Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World offers a unique Pacific and Southern Oceans marine experience. The Antarctic Encounter is home to New Zealand's only sub-Antarctic penguins, offering a rare opportunity to see the playful King and Gentoo penguins up close in their icy domain from aboard a Snowcat. In the Underwater World get face-to-face with nature's assassins of the sea along the world's first curved aquarium tunnel. There you'll spot a host of killers in the Predator Tank, the graceful underwater flying of giant rays in Stingray Bay and everything from Piranha to Seahorses along Fish Alley. Are you brave enough to swim with the sharks? Then you can't miss the adrenaline rush of a face-to-face encounter with the ocean's great predators either with a Shark Cage, or without in a truly thrilling Shark Survival experience.
Kelly Tarltons Sealife Aquarium - Shark Cage
The cage is submerged in our predator tank so you're guaranteed to have a close encounter of the shark kind, every time. Through the cage's clear Perspex bottom you can marvel at sharks, stingrays and other fish from New Zealand's coastal waters swimming below, or past the mesh walls of the cage - often only feet away.
This snorkel experience is the easiest, safest and most exciting way to meet the often feared predators of the deep!
Discover our kiwi and more than 50 of New Zealand's amazing natural treasures. Take an immersive journey through New Zealand's natural world at Te Wao Nui - The Living Realm at Auckland Zoo. Six stunning habitats that showcase our native wildlife, north and south, all in one place, Auckland Zoo. Includes General Admission to Auckland Zoo.
In Bay of Islands
Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach Tour
Your full day tour enjoying the natural wonders of the North and uncovering the wild beauty of this vast and untouched region that is rich in Maori culture and tradition. Highlights include an easy boardwalk through ancient Puketi Kauri Forest past 1,000 year old Kauri trees and sand-boarding down the massive sand dunes on boogie boards at Te Paki Stream. Lunch is fish and chips at Houhora Game Fishing Club. The coach then thunders along the vast and empty Ninety Mile Beach. Upon arrival at Cape Reinga, you can wander out to the lighthouse and stand on the northern most tip of New Zealand to watch the Pacific Ocean collide with the Tasman Sea. You will also see where, according to Maori legend, spirits depart on their journey to the homeland of Hawaiki.
Bay of Islands - Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise
Dolphin Seeker will allow you to take in the stunning views as you glide out through the islands and along the Rakaumangamanga Peninsula to Cape Brett, where a historic lighthouse keeps watch over and Piercy Island/Motukôkako, or as it is popularly known the Hole in the Rock'. According to Mâori legend, local warriors used to paddle through the Hole in the Rock in their canoes before departing for battle. Drops of water from the cave roof above were a good omen. If conditions permit, your skipper will expertly guide the ship through the narrow space... and if you get dripped on, consider yourself lucky!
In Rotorua, Matamata & Waitomo
You’ll hear amazing facts and have a few laughs as you’re introduced to 19 breeds of sheep. Then, witness a live sheep shearing demonstration and a fun sheep auction with bidding from the floor and audience participation.
But our animal stars are not just sheep. Our remarkable farm dogs will amaze you, as they demonstrate their ability to respond to commands and keep those sheep (and ducks!) in line!
If a hands-on experience is what you want, jump up on stage for the opportunity to feed the baby lambs or even hand-milk a cow!
The Park offers natural and man-made shelter throughout. Our walkthrough aviaries, trout and reptile viewpoints are all under cover, and the Kiwi Burrow experience and National Kiwi Hatchery Tours are fully indoors. Playscapes and water activities are scattered throughout the lush forest, providing shelter on hot days.
Our on-site café offers indoor seating options as well as some sheltered outdoor tables during the summer months.
Rotorua Duck Tour
The Rotorua District is home to 18 stunning lakes, amazing natural landscapes and lush native bush. Our Tarawera and Lakes Eco-Tour will take you from the centre of town into a culturally, ecologically and historically significant area.
Home to ancient Maori tribes our tour route takes you through the Tikitapu scenic reserve visiting 4 lakes and splashing down onto 3. You’ll learn about ancient Maori history, the establishment of tourism in the area, geothermal forces that shaped our land, agriculture, flora and fauna and the list goes on. It is an cultural, ecological and historical eco-tour that is informative, fun and unique!
The eco-tour is a 2-hour extravaganza that has been described as ‘enlightening’ by our guests. You’ll learn a lot and our guides will have you laughing along the way as well.
Maori Rock Carvings
See the majestic Maori Rock Carvings in complete comfort on the two storied catamaran. Explore the largest crater Lake in the North Island with a live commentary, whilst enjoying a homemade muffin and hot drink. A great tour with spectacular views of Lake Taupo, the township with suitability for all weathers. Activities on board for children (colouring, drive the boat, treasure hunt) and you may even be able to feed the ducks out of the window
Te Papa Museum
The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is New Zealand's national museum, located in Wellington. Known as Te Papa, or 'Our Place', it opened in 1998 after the merging of the National Museum and the National Art Gallery.
TThe ultimate way to experience New Zealand's rare and amazing wildlife! Join one of our experienced guides on an engaging and informative walk through the picturesque sanctuary to witness the native wildlife that is once again living on the mainland. With everything in ZEALANDIA living wild, our nature-guru guides will use their knowledge of birdsong, habitats, and local flora to track down even the rarest of our unique animals. New Zealand has some of the most unique biodiversity and advanced conservation techniques in the world. Soak up the beautiful scenery while learning more about our unique ecological history.
Connecting our North Island and South Island together since 1962, our Interislander ferry service is New Zealand's original Cook Strait ferry. Sailing between Wellington and Picton several times a day, the Interislander journey is considered one of the most beautiful ferry journeys in the world and one of New Zealand's most iconic experiences.
Milford Sound Cruise
Depart Queenstown and travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu through rolling countryside to Te Anau. Continue along the spectacular Milford Road through impressive alpine scenery. Upon reaching Milford Sound, board the scenic cruise vessel and enjoy views of dramatic highlights such as Mitre Peak and the Pembroke Glacier. Look out for wildlife such as seals basking on the rocks from the vessel's purpose-built observation lounge and large deck. Following the cruise re-board the coach for the return journey to Queenstown
Doubtful Sound Cruise
Doubtful Sound is a beautiful fiord. Three times longer than Milford Sound, with twisting arms, it has a surface area ten times larger. With its rugged peaks, verdant rainforest and twisting, hidden inlets, Doubtful Sound will take your breath away.
There’s no direct road access, so the only way you can to get to Doubtful Sound is a cruise across the picturesque Lake Manapouri, followed by a bus trip over Wilmot Pass - New Zealand's most expensive (and majestic) road. We’ll pause along the way to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening below. This isolation makes this fiord a very special place, only those in the know get to see.
Once you arrive, you’ll board our spacious, purpose-built catamaran Patea Explorer for a 3 hour cruise on Doubtful Sound - a spectacular pristine fiord. During the cruise our knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share with you their passion for the region. They’re always ready to answer questions, point out landmarks and provide all the information about the varied wildlife you may see, including dolphins, fur seals and the rare Fiordland crested penguin.
Milford Sound Overnight Cruise
This overnight cruise through the heart of Fiordland provides astonishing views and the ultimate Milford Sound adventure.
You’ll start by departing from the Milford Sound wharf in the late afternoon before cruising through Milford Sound accompanied by our specialist nature guide. They’ll explain the history and geology of the area and be on hand to answer your questions.
This cruise style is relaxed, allowing plenty of time to view the fiord’s spectacular waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife – you’re bound to encounter seals and, if you’re lucky, maybe dolphins and penguins too.
The Milford Mariner then anchors in a sheltered cove. From here you can join the guide and explore in the vessel’s tender craft (small boat) or kayaks. If you prefer, you can simply relax on deck and soak in the beauty of this amazing place. If you’re feeling brave there’s always the option of a refreshing swim too. All activities are weather dependent.
As evening falls, you’ll enjoy a delicious carvery buffet in the dining saloon – a feast prepared freshly by our on-site chef. Then it’s time to relax in the company of your fellow traveller, indulge in some star-gazing and story-sharing or simply retire to your private cabin.
The next day you’ll be able to dig into a hearty breakfast before heading back out to the Tasman Sea (weather permitting) and exploring more of the fiord.
TSS Earnslaw Lake Cruises
It’s New Zealand’s most iconic boat and one of Queenstown’s most historic destinations.
The leisurely 90 minute cruise across Lake Wakatipu showcases some of Queenstown’s spectacular alpine scenery while offering you plenty of time to explore a piece of Queenstown’s living history – the over one hundred year-old TSS Earnslaw.
Inside a visit to the engine room reveals the giant steam engines at work. Close by you’ll be able to view the collection of historical photos in our mini-museum, check out the bridge and even join a sing-along with the pianist. Or, if you’d rather, kick back and enjoy a wine or beer or some café food at our on-board Promenade Café and Bar.
Cruises depart regularly throughout the day. You can choose to undertake just the cruise, or combine it with a visit to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a guided farm tour, horse trek, independent cycling, gourmet barbecue lunch or dinner.
The TSS Earnslaw has carried many a famous visitor, including Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip and even President Bill Clinton. Undoubtedly, this iconic tour is one not to miss.
Spirit of Queenstown and Nicholas Farm
Spirit of Queenstown offers the longest, premium cruising experience on Lake Wakatipu. Board the vessel and enjoy a return cruise to Mt Nicholas High Country Farm on the western shores of the lake on a modern, spacious, purpose-built catamaran. Cruise through Bob's Cove and view flora and fauna up close, and enjoy spectacular views towards Glenorchy, Mt Earnslaw, the Southern Alps and Remarkables mountain range. Disembark the vessel and join the farm guide on a short tour of this truly authentic, working high country merino sheep farm. Watch the farm guide round up sheep, meet working farm animals used on the farm, and get up close to merino sheep whose wool is provided directly to Icebreaker clothing company. Enjoy a light Farmers Platter Lunch at the woolshed before boarding the vessel for the return cruise to Queenstown. Complimentary tea and coffee is provided on the cruise and at Mt Nicholas High Country Farm.
Dart River Cruise – Funyark
Your Funyak journey begins with an exhilarating jet boat ride from Glenorchy up the Dart River deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience exciting 360 degree spins along the way as you marvel at the untouched beauty of this location, inaccessible by other means. Learn about Pounamu and the long-standing history of the area.
After your jet boat ride, you will travel back down stream with our expert guides in our unique Funyaks (inflatable kayaks) steering your way through pristine waters as they flow from the Southern Alps to Lake Whakatipu. Explore channels and side-streams in this spectacular wilderness location and witness the native flora and fauna of the area.
Just when you think your Funyak journey is over, you will enjoy a gourmet buffet lunch in the wilderness before heading home via 4 wheel drive coach to explore locations used in movies ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’.
This action-packed full day of exploration gets you away from the hustle and bustle of Queenstown to experience the natural, untouched wilderness New Zealand is so famous for. With free transport and only a 45 minute, breathtaking drive from Queenstown, what are you waiting for?
In Mount Cook
An amazing encounter with Tasman Glacier and its terminal lake. Depart from The Hermitage Hotel. The bus will take you to the Tasman Valley, followed by a 30 minute alpine walk through the moraine and National Park. Board your custom built MAC boat, and enjoy the ever changing scenery, view the Tasman Glacier ice face from a safe distance and icebergs of all shapes and sizes with the opportunity to touch and taste the 300-500 year old ice crystals.
In Canterbury, Christchurch, Akaroa and Kaikoura
International Antarctic Center
A Helicopter Line vehicle will pick you up from your accommodation in Mount Cook for your transfer to the Helicopter Line tour at Glentanner Park, Mt Cook, the departure point of your tour. Join your crew to commence a Alpine Vista helicopter tour. Sweep through the rugged high country landscape of the Ban Ohau Mountain Range to a landing site on a snow field high in the mountains. Enjoy the fantastic vista from this alpine setting as you look out to the mountains and glaciers, and down into the valleys that were carved out by glaciers centuries ago. Tour concludes approximately 20 minutes after commencement, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Punting on Avon
Board a classic wooden Punt and take a tour through Hagley Park or Christchurch City. Your Edwardian Punter will guide you quietly past trailing willows, woodlands and leafy banks as you absorb the beauty of Christchurch's Botanic Gardens or the redeveloping centre of town. Punting on the beautiful Avon River is an iconic Christchurch attraction not to be missed. Each punting tour is accompanied by informative commentary. At the end you are returned to your point of departure.
Kaikoura Whale Watching
Board your Whale Watch Kaikoura vessel at "The Whaleway Station, Railway Station Road, Kaikoura to commence a Whale Watch Kaikoura cruise. The vessel is a modern catamaran designed especially for whale watching. The main passenger cabin is enclosed, air-conditioned and fitted with comfortable seating, while large outside decks offer great viewing and photo opportunities. Prepare for exciting up-close encounters with Giant Sperm Whales. Clients may also see migratory humpback whales (June-July), Hector's and Dusky Dolphins, Orcas (December-March) and NZ Fur Seals, as well as plenty of bird species including Royal Albatross, Petrels and Shearwaters. Cruise concludes approximately 3 hours 30 minutes after commencement, back at "The Whaleway Station.
Akaroa Habour Nature Cruise
Discover the adorable and playful Hector’s dolphins. Easily spotted by their distinguishable rounded dorsal fins, the Hector’s dolphins are only found in New Zealand waters. Watch while they ride the bow putting on a spectacular show for you
Our passionate local skippers & guides will help you discover historical and cultural highlights. Some key attractions you’ll cruise past include the beautiful Historic Lighthouse and a Maori village; Ōnuku.
Ōnuku is the site where the Treaty of Waitangi (the founding document of New Zealand) was first signed by two local Maori chiefs.
Rugged cliff faces and dramatic panoramic views will take your breathe away. We will show you highlights including the highest cliff in Banks Peninsula, the famous ‘Elephant Head’ and Cathedral Cave.