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Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner
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Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner

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Sail away on a harbor cruise in Auckland and enjoy a 3-course dinner during a memorable tour of Waitemata Harbour highlights, including the Sky Tower and Auckland Harbour Bridge. Set out aboard a sailing yacht from Viaduct Harbour, then enjoy service in the dining room while at anchor in Westhaven Marina. As evening falls, your expert captain shares informative facts about Auckland and its iconic sights.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD92.99
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America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour
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America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour

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Join an America’s Cup sailing experience aboard an authentic racing yacht on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. Feel the exhilaration of yachting as you take the helm and participate with the professional crew, or just sit back and soak up the harbor views. No experience necessary.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Auckland Harbour Sailing Experience
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Auckland Harbour Sailing Experience

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Enjoy time aboard a sailing yacht on Waitemata Harbour. Your Auckland cruise sets sail from Viaduct Harbour, passing the Auckland Bridge, Westhaven Marina, and Devonport while you listen to informative commentary on the sights. Relax as you take in the views or help the crew sail the vessel—it’s up to you.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo
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Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo

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Cruise around the scenic bays of Lake Taupo and admire the Maori Rock Carvings during this boat tour. Aboard the boat, listen to informative commentary about the ecology, volcanology, and cultural history of the area. Admire the impressive views of the snowy mountain tops of the UNESCO-listed Tongariro National Park and Lake Taupo's picturesque shores. See the Maori Rock Carvings depicting the legends of the local Tuwharetoa tribe. Choose from morning departure (includes tea) or afternoon departure (includes a fishing demonstration).
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Maori Rock Carvings - Taupo Sailing Adventures - Sail Fearless

Maori Rock Carvings - Taupo Sailing Adventures - Sail Fearless

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Sail Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake, and get up close to the Māori Rock Carvings on this sailing tour. Aboard Fearless, a sleek ketch boat, you’ll set sail on the impossibly blue Lake Taupo at the heart of the North Island. Choose to rig and hoist the mainsail with the crew, or sit back and let the views wash over you as you sail to the secluded spot where Māori figures have been etched into the rock face.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise
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Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise

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Cruise the waters of Hauraki Gulf Marine Park in search of whales, dolphins and penguins on a half-day tour from Auckland. You’ll board a spacious catamaran at Viaduct Harbour and hear expert guides share informative commentary about New Zealand’s natural wonders. During the whale and dolphin safari, keep an eye out for six types of whales that frequent these waters, as well as seabirds such as Australasian gannets, petrels and terns.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour

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Come visit a New Zealand attraction that’s sure to have you ‘glowing’ during this 45-minute small-group guided boat ride through the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Glide by boat through this underground complex, enjoying a light show put on by the millions of tiny bioluminescent insects hanging above. As an added bonus, many of the trip guides are of Maori descent, adding unique historical context to your visit.
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  • 45 minutes
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Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest
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Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest

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Walk into the real-world landscape of Middle Earth on a walking tour of the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where you get a behind-the-scenes look at ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit.’ Pause at the Green Dragon™ Inn to for a draft of Hobbit™ Southfarthing™, see the remarkable detailing that brought Hobbiton™ to life on screen, and visit the places where key scenes were created.
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  • 2 hours
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Black Water Rafting Experience Waitomo Caves Tour
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Black Water Rafting Experience Waitomo Caves Tour

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Go Waitomo black-water rafting (cave tubing) for a memorable adventure in the Waitomo Caves. Choose a 3-hour Labyrinth experience that takes you floating underground on an inner tube, including a small waterfall jump. Or upgrade to the 5-hour Black Abyss for an exhilarating abseil (rappel) down limestone walls; instruction and equipment included. The resident glowworms, stalactites and stalagmites will amaze you! Finish with a hot shower, soup and bagel.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia
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Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia

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Explore subtropical islands, Maori heritage sites and golden beaches on this cruise around the Bay of Islands from Paihia. Soak up the scenery as you float between the bay’s 144 islands, sail straight through the iconic Hole in the Rock (weather permitting) and tuck into a BBQ lunch or dinner at the stunning Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island. Along the way, spot dolphins swimming and playing alongside the boat.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Day Trip from Auckland

Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Day Trip from Auckland

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Visit a pair of New Zealand's must-see attractions with this combo tour from Auckland to the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Peek into Hobbit Holes, frolic in the Shire, and get a drink at the Green Dragon Inn on a guided tour of Middle-earth, followed by a Kiwi-style lunch. In the afternoon, explore Maori myths and history on a boat ride through mesmerizing caves lit by thousands of glowworms, and finish with a drive through some of the North Island’s most majestic scenery.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Maori Rock Carvings Eco Sailing Taupo
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Maori Rock Carvings Eco Sailing Taupo

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Relax aboard a sailing yacht on Great Lake Taupo during this sightseeing cruise to Maori rock carvings. Accessible solely by water, this impressive rock art on the cliffs of Mine Bay was created by a master carver in 1976. You’ll come up close to the 22-foot-high (10-meter) gallery and enjoy postcard views from the deck. Relax with a complimentary glass of wine or beer if you sail in the evening.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Maori Rock Carvings Scenic Cruise

Maori Rock Carvings Scenic Cruise

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Carved in the 1970s by one of Aotearoa’s master Māori carvers, the Mine Bay rock carvings are a striking Taupō attraction. They’re also impossible to access on foot, so hop on board a charming replica steamboat and take a scenic cruise out to the carvings instead. Learn all about the history and the myths behind the carvings from your steamboat crew, and along the way enjoy pristine views of Lake Taupō and beyond, including the nearby volcanoes Tongariro, Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Twilight Kayak Glow worm Tour

Twilight Kayak Glow worm Tour

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Adventurous travelers will love this glowworm-spotting tour with a difference. As the sun gets lower in the sky, paddle in a kayak on Lake Karapiro and along the Pokaiwhenua Stream. You’ll see beautiful native plants and bird life, and rock formations that have been naturally carved over centuries. Once the light disappears, you’ll see thousands of glowworms lighting your way. This tour is a fun way to experience some of New Zealand’s best natural attractions.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kapiti Island Day Tour

Kapiti Island Day Tour

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Kapiti Island is one of New Zealand’s best-kept nature sanctuaries and a predator-free haven for native birds. On this day trip to the island, take a ferry from Paraparaumu Beach and spend your day walking the island, identifying kākā, kōkako, kererū and more with the help of your nature guide. Enjoy a chef-prepared lunch on the island before you head back to the mainland.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour

Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour

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Discover Rotorua on a 1.5-hour duck tour. This sightseeing adventure takes you aboard a World War II amphibious vehicle — able to travel on land and water. Start with a city tour past Government Gardens, the Blue Baths and more before splashing down into Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Okareka. Enjoy family fun along the way with a provided duck caller, and listen to live commentary about Rotorua’s history and local landmarks.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Cathedral Cove Ultimate Thrills Tour

Cathedral Cove Ultimate Thrills Tour

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The only tour to combine thrills & small cave experiences! Hold on tight for the best white knuckle, exhilarating small group tour in the Bay! Showcasing Cathedral Cove, Blowholes, Caves & NZ’s second largest sea cave, Orua. A photographers dream our open boat offers 360 unimpeded views & has access to smaller caves. Easily view sea life with purpose built all up front seating allowing everyone direct access to the side so you get closer & experience more. We go inside caves & blowholes others don’t. No Roof means you can see out through the top of blowholes and inside caves & the full height of the landscape. Experience “Cathedral Cove” & see abundant sea life. Snorkelling is an option. (All above is subject to conditions on the day. Tour is NOT suitable for infants or the faint hearted. Everyone must wear lifejackets only available for persons 10kg up.
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  • 2 hours
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Overnight Kiwi Spotting Tour on Kapiti Island

Overnight Kiwi Spotting Tour on Kapiti Island

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Just off the Kapiti Coast is Kapiti Island, a bird and nature sanctuary free of predators and pests. This overnight experience offers the one-of-a-kind opportunity to stay overnight on the otherwise uninhabited island. Try one of the island’s many walking tracks and spot native birds in the canopy. Later, enjoy a chef-prepared meal in your luxury accommodation and then head out with your guide to look for New Zealand’s endangered, nocturnal national icon - the kiwi.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch

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Sail the Bay of Islands on a working tall ship aboard the famed ‘R. Tucker Thompson,’ built in the tradition of a 100-year-old Northland schooner. Ply the waters of the pristine bay, where you can help hoist the sails, climb the rigging or simply relax on board, then swim while anchored in a sheltered bay in the maritime park. Enjoy morning tea and a barbecue lunch, with an optional complimentary ferry ride from Paihia to Russell, where your vessel departs.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour - Snorkel, Hike, Swim, Paddleboard, Wildlife

Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour - Snorkel, Hike, Swim, Paddleboard, Wildlife

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Let seafaring experts show you the best of New Zealand’s Bay of Islands by land and by water on this adventure cruise. With 144 different isles, it can be hard to know where to start, but your captain and crew know all the best spots to swim, snorkel, stand-up paddleboard, and spot marine life. Hop off at two hand-picked islands for a hike to panoramic lookout points and beachside tea with biscuits.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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
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Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga
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Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga

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Experience the magic of New Zealand’s North Island on this evening glow-worm kayak tour in Tauranga. Begin your tour with refreshments including wine from the award-winning Mills Reef Winery and delicious New Zealand cheeses on the banks of Lake McLaren. As day turns to night, hop into your kayak and paddle with your guide to the glow-worm canyon at the head of Lake McLaren. Marvel at the millions of bright green glow-worms clinging to the towering cliff sides, and gain insight into the life cycle of these fascinating creatures.
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
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Ocean Leopard Tours - Cathedral Cove Boat Tour

Ocean Leopard Tours - Cathedral Cove Boat Tour

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Jump on board with Ocean Leopard Tours for the tour of your lifetime! Our custom built boat will carry you in ultimate comfort to some of the most beautiful spots you've ever been to, there really is no better way to see Cathedral Cove and the rest of this stunning coastline. Need an easily accessible and spacious boat? Want cushioned seats with backrests? We've got you covered. Need experienced local guides who love their job? We've got you covered. Need absolute safety and sun protection from New Zealand's harsh sun? We've definitely got you covered! Choose Ocean Leopard Tours today and you won't be disappointed.
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  • 2 hours
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One Hour Cathedral Cove Boat Tour in Hahei
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One Hour Cathedral Cove Boat Tour in Hahei

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The Hahei Explorer is one hour long, travels up to 14kms, and takes the visitor into coastal islands of the marine reserve, reefs, massive sea caves and bays, including the world famous Cathedral Cove. The magnificence of this natural volcanic scenery is legendary and the approach by sea, combined with an insightful yet relaxed commentary further enhances the experience. Seating only ten passengers, this personalised tour caters for all age groups.
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  • 1 hour
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Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner
"Took my sister and nephew visiting from London out on their first night in Auckland. Lovely cruise, nice simple food and canapés, friendly crew. The city lights were gorgeous. Recommended!"..."
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America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour
"Fun time! Got to sail with the kite up on return trip back to port. We worked in teams to raise the sail and were given the chance to steer, if we wanted too. Beautiful weather and nice, knowledgeable crew."..."
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Auckland Harbour Sailing Experience
"Highly recommend this sailing adventure. The crew made it fun and the boat was perfect. They even provided drinks and snacks."..."
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Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo
"Superb trip. The staff were very friendly and the carvings were impressive. Took advantage of not driving to have a cheeky cocktail. I recommend the Taupo Breeze."..."
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Maori Rock Carvings - Taupo Sailing Adventures - Sail Fearless
"We thoroughly enjoyed our day of sun, wind, and sail. Our skipper, Sara, was well-verses in the geological history of the lake and in the significance of the carvings, which were impressive. Our sail was over the lunch hour and the beer, wine and pizza were very good."..."
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Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise
"Tour guide was a wealth of information and sea-life was unforgettable!!! Would strongly recommend this experience to anyone."..."
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour
"The whole experience was an absolute pleasure. From start to finish. I will be recommending Waitomo glow worms to everyone."..."
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Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest
"Awesome experience and well worth the trip up from Dunedin. Highly recommend going and the staff at the shop and the tour guides are very friendly"..."
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Black Water Rafting Experience Waitomo Caves Tour
"A totally new experience, great fun, informative and confident guides to put any fear at ease. Look after them - they’re your biggest asset second to the natural environment and will make it break a trip and recommendation. Mitch and Ollie were the bees knees 🤩🤩"..."
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Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia
"Really enjoyed the scenery. However on booking details it should tell you what to bring eg.... packed lunch, towel for swimming and stopping at the island of Otehei bay."..."
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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Day Trip from Auckland
"A very fun day. With all the prior rain I was very happy with everything. The caves were amazing and guide was very informative."..."
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Maori Rock Carvings Eco Sailing Taupo
"Memorable experience recommend everyone to visit once. Captain was really nice and it was a nice small trip"..."
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Maori Rock Carvings Scenic Cruise
"You dont realize how beautiful it is on the lake until you do the cruise, that was awesome, the hospitality on the boat was awesome the captain was awesome I'd give this 10 stars if they were there have told a lot of whanau and friends about this ,was Definitely worth it"..."
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Twilight Kayak Glow worm Tour
"The best was when we all went through the caves , so silent and dark and just the glow worms. They were so pretty and perfect. It was well planned and timed. A very amazing experience. The Raro juice was soooooo good. Kaleb knew his things well, it was also fun and friendly. Thank you for the awesome experience."..."
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Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour
"Your guide was great kept us entertained and very knowledgeable thanks for great experience. Beautiful sceneries and awesome truck/boat"..."
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Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch
"The crew were amazing! Such a friendly happy group . The weather perfect for sailing and the crew so efficient at raising and lowering the sails."..."
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Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour - Snorkel, Hike, Swim, Paddleboard, Wildlife
"Loved it team was incredible made an effort to get to know everyone definitely recommend well worth it"..."
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Full-Day Bay of Islands Tour by Vigilant Yacht Charters
"Unreal day for this boat trip. They held out despite the weather forecast being bad and it ended up being amazing. They served an absolutely lovely lunch and were so friendly and chilled the entire time. Couldn’t recommend enough, the whole group absolutely loved it. Thankyou so much!"..."
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Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga
"Had a fantastic time. Possum, Jack and YaYa we’re knowledgeable and fun. It was an amazing funny experience that we can highly recommend to everyone."..."
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Ocean Leopard Tours - Cathedral Cove Boat Tour
"Justin was an excellent guide. He knew the area so well and made sure we all felt very safe. A beautiful part of New Zealand. We will recommend this trip to others."..."
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