New Zealand Barefoot Package
AUCKLAND SCENIC DAY TOUR FULL DAY
Take in the top attractions of New Zealand’s largest city on this full-day scenic tour (8-hour) of Auckland. Drive through the City to Tamaki Drive by air-conditioned 12-seater Mercedes with a guide, discover sites of interest including Devonport, Mission Bay and gaze over the coastal scenery from Achilles Point. Travel to the top of 2 of Auckland’s volcanoes for stunning 360-degree views; North Head, a volcano with the most commanding, spectacular views over the city, inner harbour and the Hauraki Gulf and see Auckland historic Mt. Eden, the highest volcano on the isthmus. Admire native birdlife at Muriwai Beach, the spectacular rugged coastline with black sand beaches and sip fine wines along the Kumeu Wine Trail. Visit the Auckland Domain, home to the Auckland Museum and visit the 2 stunning Winter-gardens and Fernery. Enjoy our historic lunch stop in Riverhead. Marvel as we journey into the lush countryside. This 8-hour tour includes round-trip travel from your Auckland accommodation.
WAITOMO CAVES DAY TRIP PRIVATE TOUR
See the popular attraction of Waitomo Caves on this private day trip (8-hour tour) from Auckland. Whisk through the ‘City of Sails’ with a quick introduction by your personal guide, then travel by private vehicle to the caverns brightly lit with glow-worms. A boat ride through the Glow-worm Grotto is an unparalleled experience you won’t soon forget.
PIHA BEACH & RAINFOREST AFTERNOON TOUR
Explore and admire Auckland’s largest regional park, the Waitakere Ranges, on this 5-hour afternoon eco-tour. You’ll be picked up from your centrally located Auckland hotel before traveling 30-minutes west to the Arataki Visitor Centre.
From the Arataki Centre take in panoramic views extending from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean and absorb the area’s history and admire the magnificent traditional Māori carvings that stand guard there. From here enjoy a walk in the rainforest before visiting the beautiful black sand Piha beach for a walk on the soft sand. Afternoon refreshments are provided along with full commentary from our driver guides.
HOBBITON MOVIE SET SMALL GROUP TOUR + BBQ LUNCH
Fully guided day tour (8-hour tour) of the magical 12-acre Hobbiton Movie Set & Alexander Sheep Farm, famous from the Lord of the Rings movies. You will travel south through the stunning Waikato countryside, the most extensive farming area in the world, encountering beautiful scenery, mighty rivers, great photo opportunities, impressive mountains and several farm animals along the way, until you arrive at Hobbiton movie set. There you will step into the lush pastures of the Shire, visit 44 hobbit holes, see amazing gardens, hear the secrets and stories about the making of the movies and enjoy a cold complimentary beverage at the famous Hobbiton pub ‘The Green Dragon Inn’.
Get the essential kayaking skills in this 1-hour amazing activity! Fully qualified and experienced kayak instructors are available to help develop your technical paddling skills. Learn about kayak safety, the variety of kayaking equipment and environments, tides and weather, navigation, rescue techniques, or develop advanced skills! You should bring with you athletic clothing. This includes quick dry items and/or swimsuits. You may also wish to bring a towel and dry clothing for after.
QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND HALF DAY TOUR - ARROWTOWN, WINERY, BUNGY, LOCAL SITES
Enjoy a nice location where you can take great photos and admire the spectacular birds of Queenstown in this 3-hour tour. Then you can enjoy Lake Wakatipu, the Remarkables Ski Area and locations where Lord of the Rings movie was shot. Afterwards you will have the chance to go the Kawarau Suspension Bridge and learn more about the history and excitement of bungy jumping at the first jump site anywhere in the world.
Watch intrepid jumpers from a private viewing deck. You can jump yourself if you dare !! Next stop is at Gibbston Valley Winery, where you can taste the wine and see the Pioneers of wine in Gibbston Valley region. Savour a selection of four excellent wines produced on site. Enjoy the winery’s well-stocked gift shop and the region’s only cheesery. Last stop is beautiful Arrowtown, with its golden history and colonial architecture. You could even try gold panning in the Arrow River. Other highlights include Buckingham Street’s historic buildings, the Lakes District Museum and Chinese Miners’ Settlement. You can shop at the unique boutiques and enjoy coffee and good food in one of the many great cafes and restaurants.
MAORI CULTURE AND WINE TOUR IN QUEENSTOWN
Experience an amazing day learning more about the Māori culture and the local wines and land of Queenstown, New Zealand in this 4-hour tour. You will visit three boutique and more personalised Central Otago wineries in the Queenstown area with approximately 15-20 wine tastings and food to match. The day starts with Māori greeting the Hongi and then next stop is the first wineries along with the Māori Dance, the ‘Haka’ which will be performed.
MILLION DOLLAR CRUISE IN QUEENSTOWN
Cruise on the Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown’s Lake, for 1 hour & 30 min right to the end of the lake and back. As you sail out you will pass Queenstown Gardens and see Queenstown Central along the shoreline. Then you have the chance to see Queenstown Golf Club, which sits right on the Kelvin Heights Peninsula overlooking the delightful Lake Wakatipu.
You will then proceed down the 90% calm waters perusing the million dollar homes along the shoreline. Afterwards you sail past Willow islands and see local birdlife and then right down to the historic Kawarau Falls Dam which marks the start of the famous Kawarau River. If you love taking photographs, then the best photographic opportunity possible is next. The Dam with the majestic Remarkables Mountain Range in the background! Last on the cruise is the Frankton Trail, where locals often enjoy the waters in summer and then back along the Frankton Arm Trail that will take you back safely to Queenstown Bay.
Lord of the Rings Scenic Tour
If you are a fan of The Lord of The Rings movies or lover of beautiful landscapes, join this 4 hour & 15 min amazing tour to see the locations from the movies on this Middle-Earth tour from Queenstown. You’ll tour the countryside by 4WD and visit the locations where the Fortress of Isengard, Forest of Lothlorien and other famous Peter Jackson scenes were filmed. Discover and understand why New Zealand is the movie directors’ choice for film locations and most importantly enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown
The only way to experience Queenstown’s Canyons, see their beauty and feel their power, is to come on this journey, the world’s most exciting jet boat ride. A unique combination of beauty and power in 25 min, it’s an experience like no other, blending pristine natural landscape with wall to wall canyon action from start to finish!
The Shotover River is proudly owned by the Māori people of this land and the connection to the River goes back centuries.
Private Tandem Paraglide Adventure in Queenstown
Take off from the top of the Skyline Gondola and experience for 1 hour and 30 min the ultimate flight with extraordinary views of Lake Wakatipu, the mountains, forests and Queenstown itself. The flight is tailored made for you, if you are a thrill seeker and looking for a more relaxed pace then that’s the thing to definitely try out.
KIWI BIRDLIFE PARK ADMISSION
New Zealand is home to an amazing and unique wildlife. You will have the chance in 2 to 3 hours, to see these animals and learn all about them right in the heart of Queenstown. There are over 20 species of native wildlife on display, including New Zealand’s national icon, the kiwi and our living fossil, the tuatara. The Park entry includes a Self-Guided Audio Tour (allow 60min), Kiwi Feeding and Conservation Show.