North Island, New Zealand

North Island tours, things to do and tickets

Matamata: Hobbiton Movie Set Guided Tour Ticket

Duration: 2 hours - 3 hours
Experience the magic of a guided Hobbiton Movie Set tour. Immerse yourself in the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of the Shire as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.
$73.46*Per person

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Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua

Duration: 3 hours
Nowhere else in the world can you soar through an untouched New Zealand Forest and become a part of a conservation success story all in one!

Since James and Andrew opened our doors in 2012, we have been working hard to preserve one of New Zealand’s most unique and untouched forests. We created this experience to transport you into a Jurassic world, showcasing New Zealand’s unique plants and wildlife. You help this project; your entry contributes back to our conservation efforts to save this ancient world. Thank you for your support!

You will be part of a small group (maximum 10 per group) with two of our knowledgeable kiwi guides who will delight you, making sure you safely enjoy every moment. Ask as many questions as you'd like and capture the moments with pictures and videos (although we have free photos of your experience for you after the tour).

There’s good reason we have been named the best nature activity in the world! – come and see for yourself!

$113.68*Per person

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Waitomo: Glowworm Caves Guided Tour by Boat

Duration: an hour
Explore the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves on a guided tour. Glide by boat and marvel at the sight of magical glowworms above you.
$45.91*Per person

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Hobbiton™ Movie Set Walking Tour from Shires Rest

Duration: 2 hours
Experience the real Middle-earth™ at the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where, in the heart of the Waikato region, you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire™, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through the unequivocal beauty of the land with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will escort you around the set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made. You will be fully-guided around the 12-acre set: past the colourful Hobbit Hole™ doors that scatter the hillsides, before arriving at Bagshot Row™ for a glimpse of the interior of a humble Hobbit’s home. Finally, you will arrive at the world-famous Green Dragon™ Inn where you will receive a complimentary, exclusive Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ beverage to conclude your own Middle-earth™ adventure.
$76.21*Per person

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Ziplining Forest Experience - The Ultimate Canopy Tour Rotorua

Duration: 4 hours
Experience New Zealand’s one and only cliff walk, built around a volcanic rock 50-metres above the valley floor. Soar down a 400m tandem Zip-line and race your loved ones. Climb up through the layers of the canopy on our staircases that are truly an amazing engineering feat. This adventure is the ultimate way to explore the ancient giants and lifeforms in this forest that you can’t see anywhere else in the world!

Since we opened in 2012 we have been protecting this special place and when you come along, you will be too! A portion of your entry goes straight back to our conservation project to help us continue to rescue and look after this magic place.

We take photos for you and they are FREE after your tour via an email link. You are welcome to take as many videos and photos as you like too – you’ll be wanting to share this experience with everyone!
$158.14*Per person

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Rotorua Rafting - Kaituna River White Water Rafting

Duration: 3 hours
Spend one adrenaline-crammed hour of white water rafting down the Kaituna River on this tour from Rotorua. Start at a spot where wild waters meet subtropical rainforests and canyons engraved in the earth. Raft past beautiful cascading waterfalls, including the stunning Tutea Falls, and even take the opportunity to do some swimming through some of the rapids. This tour is good for novice and expert rafters.
$73.03*Per person

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From Auckland: Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Day Trip with Lunch

Duration: 10 hours - 11 hours
Set off on an adventure from Auckland to see New Zealand's two most famous attractions in one day: the Hobbiton Movie Set and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
$223.45*Per person

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Cultural Experience & Seasonal Māori Cuisine at Te Pā Tū

Duration: 4 hours
Feast on song, drama, tradition, and divine seasonal kai (cuisine) within our forest Pā (village) blanketed by towering Tawa trees, its blazing bonfires, and forest-formed amphitheatre.

Te Pā Tū offers 4-hour evening events that change with each season of the maramataka, the Māori lunar calendar.

Across summer, Tū Te Rā celebrates an abundant harvest, and we explore concepts, rituals, and stories of ancient Māori warfare and peace.

Throughout winter, Tū Te Ihi marks promise heralded by the arrival of the Matariki star cluster which high and bright in winter skies, signalling the new lunar year – we share the energy and passion of this celebration.

Cultural knowledge unique to each season is shared from the outset – rituals, songs, stories and continue across the night. From the beginning too, we share local, seasonal kai - plentiful and delicious. Kai horotai (indigenous canapes) is followed by a torch lit walk to a lavish 3-course fusion feast.

$165.12*Per person

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White Water Rafting - Kaituna Cascades, The Originals

Duration: 2 hours
Kaituna Cascades was the original company to explore and start rafting the Kaituna River, and is still locally owned and operated by two current raft guides - so you know you'll be in great hands!!
No where in the world can you raft down such a beautiful river that drops into a vertical walled canyon filled with raftable waterfalls and countless playful rapids. The water is deep and warm (most of the year) and is usually a highlight of peoples visit to NZ. All of our guides are handpicked, highly skilled professionals that come from an extreme whitewater background in Kayaking and Rafting. We will give you the safest and most entertaining trip on the river!
This is also most definitely the best value for money rafting in NZ too.
Our aim is have FUN, So come join us for this EPIC once in a lifetime experience.

Cheers & see you on the river - Pete & Blue
$79.39*Per person

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Waiheke Island: Ferry & Hop-On Hop-Off Explorer Bus Tickets

Duration: a day
Expereince the beauty of Waiheke Island on a ferry ride from Auckland. See the local sights with a hop-on hop-off bus tour to 16 destinations like the Mudbrick Vineyard and the Cable Bay Vineyard.
$45.91*Per person

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Mitai Maori Village: Cultural Experience and Dinner Buffet

Duration: 3 hours
Visit a traditional Maori village and learn more about their customs and rituals at an amazing cultural experience, including a tasty hangi feast and dessert.
$94.89*Per person

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Waitomo Caves: Labyrinth Black Water Rafting Experience

Duration: 3 hours
Join the original Waitomo black water rafting tour. Explore the Ruakuri Cave on an exhilarating underground adventure that involves climbing, black water tubing, floating, and leaping over cascading underground waterfalls.
$109.58*Per person

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Mitai Maori Village Cultural Experience in Rotorua

Duration: 3 hours
Mitai Maori Village offers you an authentic cultural evening incorporating a traditional earth cooked Hangi feast. Witness warriors in traditional dress paddle in an ancient canoe. Be captivated by the displays of weaponry, Haka, coupled with the grace of the poi dance. Learn about carvings and ta moko (tattoo art). Marvel at the sacred Fairy Spring flowing directly from earth, view our glow worms in their natural habitat. This experience is powerful, truly captivating and memorable.
$98.44*Per person

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Kaituna White-Water Rafting Adventure

Duration: 2 hours
Raft through 14 rapids including cascades ranging from 3 to 22 feet (1 to 7 meters), including the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall. Pass through steep, bush-clad canyons and New Zealand native forest, ideal for rafting enthusiasts and first-timers alike. River guides provide a full safety briefing with quality clothing and equipment for this 2 hour white-water adventure on the Kaituna River.
$85.74*Per person

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Gannet Safaris Overland tour to Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony

Duration: 3 hours
Gannet Safaris Overland is the only tour which drives up onto to the Gannet plateau. No walking required. The views are spectutular with so much to learn about Hawkes Bay.
Our 3 hour fully guided tour takes you within meters of the gannets of Cape Kidnappers. The birds are mesmerising to watch. See them dive and swoop gracefully. While there we will serve tea & coffee.
$62.24*Per person

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Paihia/Russell: Hole in the Rock and Bay of Islands Cruise

Duration: 3 hours - 5 hours
Take in the views of the Bay of Islands on a cruise to The Hole in the Rock from Paihia or Russell. Spot dolphins, whales, and other marine wildlife, and enjoy a 1.5-hour island stop to swim and walk.
$91.83*Per person

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Waitomo: Ruakuri Cave 1.5 Hour Guided Tour

Duration: an hour - 2 hours
Discover the spectacular Ruakuri Cave, the longest of Waitomo’s underground caves, on a 1.5-hour walking tour with a knowledgeable local guide.
$65.5*Per person

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Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour

Duration: 3 hours
Glow-worms are the highlight of any night-time stroll in New Zealand, and when found in abundance they can be as breathtaking as our clearest night sky. Join our experienced guides on a trip into the native bush to witness this phenomenon for yourself. Learn about the life-cycle of this fascinating insect, experience New Zealand’s wildlife by night and top off this stellar evening by relaxing under the stars.

An unique experience for all your senses.

• Glow-worm, waterfalls, wildlife and star gazing.
• New Zealand Native Forest - all by the cover of darkness.
• Small group, relaxed atmosphere.
$60.33*Per person

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Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour

Duration: 2 hours - 2 hours
Discover Rotorua on a unique 90-105 minute sightseeing adventure on-board a WWII amphibious vehicle able to travel on land and water! Our tours leave at regular intervals from a central city location and explore Rotorua's most stunning scenery. We have 18 lakes in the Rotorua region all set within lush native New Zealand bush. Our tours are fully guided as well with our tour guides covering everything from Maori migration, geothermal history, history of Rotorua and much more.
$53.98*Per person

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From Auckland: Waiheke Island Wineries' Tour

Duration: 6 hours
Indulge in a Waiheke wine tour with spectacular scenery and world famous wines, shared with your choice of culinary delights.
$101.01*Per person

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