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Christchurch

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Sheep Farm Tour, Christchurch: Take a guided Christchurch city tour when your ship is docked in Akaroa port, and visit a traditional sheep farm to experience life in rural New Zealand. After seeing the Christchurch city sights, your Akaroa shore excursion takes you into the countryside to feed the animals, watch a sheep-shearing demonstration and see sheep dogs at work.


Christchurch Helicopter Tour, Christchurch: It is only from the air that you can appreciate the scale of Christchurch City's devastation and recovery following the 2010 earthquake. This 20-minute helicopter tour flies over the crumbled tower of Christchurch Cathedral, the new sports stadium and other signs of the city's rebuilding as you listen to your pilot's commentary. Your 20-minute flight also takes you to the spectacularly scenic Banks Peninsula, then back toward Christchurch over the suburbs of Sumner and Redcliffs.


Christchurch Super Saver: Christchurch Double Decker Bus Tour plus Lord of the Rings Journey to Edor: See the highlights of Christchurch and a nearby 'The Lord of The Rings' film location by combining two best-selling guided tours at a discounted price! The Christchurch Double Decker Bus Tour takes you on a comprehensive 3-hour sightseeing tour covering central Christchurch and its picturesque suburbs. On another day, journey to Mt Sunday with The Lord of the Rings Edoras Tour to visit filming locations and the gorgeous mountain.  Have up to one week to complete both tours for this Christchurch Super Saver.


Waimak Gorge Jet Boating from Christchurch, Christchurch: Take the plunge on a jet boat ride through Christchurch waters and admire striking scenery! Whether you're pressed for time or can afford a half day, this adventure full of thrills and spills is suitable for the whole family.

 

Auckland

Auckland Harbour Sightseeing Cruise with Round-Trip Devonport Ferry Ticket, Auckland: See the highlights of Auckland on a 90-minute harbor sightseeing cruise with informative commentary from your crew. You'll glide past Auckland Harbour Bridge, Bean Rock Lighthouse, the Sky Tower and historic Devonport, with a brief stop at Rangitoto Island. Your tour includes a free round-trip ferry ticket to the picturesque seaside village of Devonport, good for one year.


Auckland Cultural Walking Tour, Auckland: This 90 minute walking tour led by a local expert will introduce you to Maori Culture, Myth and Monument. On this walk you will visit a functioning Marae - A Sacred Maori Meeting House.


Rangitoto Island Tour from Auckland, Auckland: Take in the magnificent lava fields and natural beauty of Rangitoto, the volcanic island that is one of Auckland's most iconic landmarks. Enjoy a short ferry ride to the island then board your 4-wheel drive (4WD) tram to a spot near the island's summit, where a short walk to the top rewards you with magnificent views of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf. Your guide will provide informative commentary about the island's history, geology and surprisingly rich plant life, including the world's largest pohutukawa forest.


Best Auckland Helicopter Tour, Auckland: Experience the excitement of a helicopter flight on an aerial tour from Auckland. See islands dotting the water below you as your pilot guide points out Auckland's city landmarks and coastal attractions. Choose from four tour options, ranging from 10 minutes to 35 minutes, taking you over the island volcanoes of Waitemata Harbour and along the winding coastline.


Auckland Shore Excursion: Waiheke Island Tour With Zipline Adventure, Auckland
: Experience the excitement of a zipline adventure when your ship docks in Auckland, and take a shore excursion over the water to Waiheke Island. Your day tour includes three zipline flights on Waiheke Island, plus an interpretive walk through native bushland and a mini-tour of the island. Enjoy stunning views over the Hauraki Gulf on the short ferry ride to Waiheke Island from Auckland, and feel your adrenaline soar as you zipline above the forest!


Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Coast and Rainforest Tour, Auckland
: Explore New Zealand's rugged west coast and rainforest when you're in port in Auckland on a scenic and invigorating full-day shore excursion. You'll see panoramic ocean views in the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, take a guided walk through coastal rainforest and visit a forest of thousand-year-old kauri trees. You'll also go for a walk along a black-sand beach, have a picnic lunch, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour.


Bay of Islands Cruise and Scenic Helicopter Tour, Paihia: Experience the best of the Bay of Islands with a cruise and helicopter tour from Paihia. Hop aboard the sea shuttle for a scenic cruise out to the bay, and stop at a remote island to swim, snorkel or just relax. Then take to the skies with a helicopter tour over the islands, finishing on the mainland.


Small-Group Coromandel Peninsula Day Trip from Auckland, Auckland: Enjoy a small-group day trip out of Auckland and visit Coromandel Peninsula, with its stunning landscapes of rugged mountain terrain nestled against idyllic beaches. Take a train ride through native kauri forest for panoramic views over the Hauraki Gulf. Enjoy lunch at a local cafe and take a dip in a thermal pool on Hot Water Beach.

Auckland Craft Beer Walking Tour, Auckland: New Zealand may be best known for its wine, but this tour is for the beer-lovers out there. Set out on a 3-hour walking tour of Auckland, tasting delicious craft brews with an informative guide. You'll visit three locations ranging from historical pubs and brewhouses to newer bars; four to six beer tastings are included at each venue, and the last stop comes with a food pairing. Numbers are limited to 14 people, providing a small-group experience.


Best Auckland Harbour Bridge Bungy Jump, Auckland: Experience the adventure of Bungy in Auckland with our 40 meter Bungy Jump from the Auckland Harbour Bridge. This unforgettable 40-minute experience involves jumping from the purpose-built jump pod suspended over the sparkling Waitemata Harbour. As part of the Bungy, you'll enjoy an exclusive bridge walk to the "Bungy Pod".

 

Wellington

Wellington City Sights and Coast Tour, Wellington: Discover the highlights of Wellington on this guided 2.5-hour coach tour around New Zealand's beautiful capital city. Admire local landmarks and historic buildings, including icons such as the Beehive and Old St Paul's Cathedral. From Mt Victoria, enjoy panoramic views over Wellington Harbour and the South Coast, and drive through pretty suburbs including Seatoun and Oriental Bay. Visit parts of the Wellington Botanic Garden and take an optional ride on Wellington's iconic red cable car. You'll see and learn more with your expert guide for an excellent overview of Wellington.