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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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US$95.85
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US$95.85

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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$29.75
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US$29.75

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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US$23.14
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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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US$65.44
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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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US$79.32
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$58.83
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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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US$99.15
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Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Tour from Auckland
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Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Tour from Auckland

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Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day tour from Auckland that explores New Zealand's 'Middle-earth,' where 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' came to life on film. Travel through a landscape of lush farms, then take a guided tour of the 12-acre (4.8-ha.) Hobbiton Movie Set, from hobbit holes to gardens and the Green Dragon Inn. With free time to shop and explore, this tour includes transport from selected locations in Auckland, and it's limited to 16 travelers to ensure personalized service.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$105.10
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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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US$195.00
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Rotoroa Island Ferry Ticket from Auckland
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Rotoroa Island Ferry Ticket from Auckland

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Take a 75-minute journey across the Hauraki Gulf aboard the Rotoroa Island ferry. Your round-trip ticket allows you to explore the island’s arts, history and conservation park, including sandy shoreline, hiking trails and an award-winning museum. Opened to the public in 2011, Rotoroa Island was the longtime home to an addiction treatment center run by the Salvation Army. Visit the heritage buildings and a Rotoroa wildlife sanctuary for endangered New Zealand species. Spend about 6 hours at your leisure before returning to Auckland.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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US$36.36
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Afternoon Cruise & Island Tour - Scenic Cruise, Hike, Snorkel, Wildlife,

Afternoon Cruise & Island Tour - Scenic Cruise, Hike, Snorkel, Wildlife,

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There’s no better way to discover the 144 sub-tropical islands that stud the Bay of Islands than on a cruise. With a top limit of just 20 passengers, this intimate boat trip delivers two island stopovers, one at Roberton Island or Twin Lagoons, plus the chance to hike, swim, snorkel, or even try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding. Look out for dolphins along the way.
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  • 3 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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US$89.24
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Phantom Sailing Bay of Islands

Phantom Sailing Bay of Islands

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Cruising is the best way to see the sub-tropical Bay of Islands. Do this in style aboard the Phantom, a live-aboard private yacht. Your hosts are an enthusiastic sailing family who have traveled the world in their yacht. Sit back and relax on board the Phantom while enjoying views of the islands and bay, with possible dolphin sightings and the chance to snorkel.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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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Sundowner Evening Cruise - 2 hour evening sailing cruise with swim stop

Sundowner Evening Cruise - 2 hour evening sailing cruise with swim stop

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Sundowner Evening Cruise, a summertime special! Departing Paihia beachfront at 5pm. The boat pulls right up to the beach where you can step aboard from the shore line. Enjoy a relaxed sail aboard a smooth sailing catamaran in a peaceful setting, while the sun is going down. For those who want to enjoy the beauty of an evening cruise taking in the sights of the idyllic Bay of Islands, the Sundowner Cruise is a perfect start to a good night out with friends and family, a romantic getaway, or just the perfect escape from the daily grind! • Experience sailing at it's best, make the most of the beautiful sea breeze. Watch the wind fill the sails, kick back and enjoy the tranquility. • Enjoy the beauty of a sheltered anchorage for a swim stop, sip on a complimentary drink and take in the scenery. • See the landmarks of historical importance in the Bay of Islands from a different perspective, while under sail.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$52.88
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Cruise Kakariki to the Maori Rock Carvings

Cruise Kakariki to the Maori Rock Carvings

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The Maori rock carvings are some of the best hidden sights on Lake Taupo as you can only reach them by boat. This handy two-hour cruise is an easy way to see these impressive cliff carvings while enjoying views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Learn about the local landscape and culture from live on-board commentary.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$27.12
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Full-Day Adventure Cruise with Lunch in Bay of Islands

Full-Day Adventure Cruise with Lunch in Bay of Islands

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Spend the day exploring the Bay of Islands on a full-day cruise from Paihia. Participate in activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, gathering fresh sea food, exploring WWII remains, and trekking across islands to visit ancient Maori fortifications. Refuel with a buffet lunch midday and spend some time relaxing on a secluded beach.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hole in the Rock Cruise & Island Stopover

Hole in the Rock Cruise & Island Stopover

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Hole in the Rock Cruise & Island Stopover Escape the crowds and discover the Bay of Islands Locally owned and operated, with a passion for sharing our beautiful area. Suitable for all ages, families, solo travellers and couples...experience it all! • Cruise among 144 Subtropical Islands • Visit the Hole in the Rock and Cathedral Cave • Lookout for unique Marine Wildlife throughout the day • Interactive commentary and information • Stopover at Urupukapuka Island & feed the schools of fish in our voluntary marine reserve • Walk to the island lookout point for stunning views over the Bay of Islands
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$72.71
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5 Hour Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour

5 Hour Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour

Scenic Cruise among 144 islands, stopover on two remote islands to explore, and take a short walk the lookout points, snorkel the protected island reefs and try standup paddleboarding in the calm waters of the bay (all equipment provided) Keep an eye out for our unique bird and marine life, while your crew provide commentary and information about he area. • Small Group • Two Island Stopovers • Scenic Cruise the Bay of Islands • Custom Vessels for Beach Landing • Walking Trails & Breathtaking Views • Beachside Morning Tea & Coffee • Marine Wildlife / NZ Bird Life • Informative Commentary & History • Snorkelling & Paddleboarding sheltered bays *Packed Lunches (if pre-ordered)
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$79.32
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Bay of Islands Small Group Tour & Cruise from Auckland

Bay of Islands Small Group Tour & Cruise from Auckland

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Travelers short on time will love this easy full-day group tour of the Bay of Islands from Auckland. Sit back and enjoy the journey north to Paihia, stopping en route at scenic Whangarei Falls. This tour includes a range of natural and cultural attractions, including a cruise to the Hole in the Rock, from which you can admire the islands that give the bay its name.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$263.74
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Half Day Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise - Tauranga

Half Day Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise - Tauranga

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Get a close-up view of some of New Zealand’s most beautiful marine life on this half-day dolphin-watching tour from Tauranga. As well as graceful dolphins, you’re likely to spot penguins, seals, whales, sharks, orca, and maybe even turtles. This is an ideal family activity, as the boat is small and your tour personalized. Learn about the marine environment from the crew, and also enjoy views of Mt. Maunganui and Moturiki Island.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Rock Adventure Overnight Cruise

The Rock Adventure Overnight Cruise

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The Rock overnight cruise in the Bay of Islands is the only overnight cruise in the area to offer such a wide range of activities, including kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, island walks, and more. Enjoy adventure activities as well as time to relax in peaceful nature. As this is an all-inclusive tour you don’t need to worry about any logistics. Just show up ready for fun.
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  • 22 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$252.54
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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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Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo
"The most memorable parts for me and my husband was, the manaakitanga shown to us by the crew members and the beautiful korero from the captain. She was engaging, knowledgeable and a delight to listen too. The stone carvings were the cherry 🍒 on the cake to a wonderful morning spent out on lake Taupo. Thank you team Viator."..."
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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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Auckland Harbour Sailing Experience
"The tour guide and crew were very welcoming. Good knowledge and very witty at times, which made the trip even more enjoyable."..."
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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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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
"Brilliant ! Loved the whole experience but especially the song sung by wii . This was very emotional . Well done"..."
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Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest
"walk. with guide was easy and interesting the attention to detail was wow introduction and exit videos answered many questions"..."
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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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Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Tour from Auckland
"The tour was amazingly beautiful with a great drive from the city. We stopped half way through each way. Our guide Sunny at Hobbiton was so funny and friendly!"..."
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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Day Trip from Auckland
"Our Matt guide was a skilled driver and tour lead who took care of everyone on the tour and made sure that we got to places on time. It's a nicely condensed schedule to get you to two beautiful and experiential places in New Zealand"..."
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Rotoroa Island Ferry Ticket from Auckland
"Great place for 2-3 hours hiking. We have very good weather so time on the one of the beaches was wonderful swimming and resting. Unforgettable views."..."
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Afternoon Cruise & Island Tour - Scenic Cruise, Hike, Snorkel, Wildlife,
"Good experience. I booked 3:30 but they told me only 4:30 boat would be availble. If we start 3:30, it would be better."..."
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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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Phantom Sailing Bay of Islands
"Robin and Rick are fantastic hosts making our day unforgettable (family of 5). Their passion of sailing exercised all over the world is really a plus. the Phantom is very confortable and surely one of the quickest boat of the bay. Encounter with Dolphins was incredible! Strongly recommended, best sailing experience you can find in Russell."..."
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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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Sundowner Evening Cruise - 2 hour evening sailing cruise with swim stop
"Fantastic end to the day cruising around between piahia and Russell under sail. Chilling in a bean bag soaking up the view. Recommend it !!"..."
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Cruise Kakariki to the Maori Rock Carvings
"Great cruise on Lake Taupo. Chris was an excellent host and skipper. The Maori Rock Carvings are magnificent. Recommend trip."..."
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Half Day Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise - Tauranga
"What a great day out on the water! Brandon and Amy were such wonderful guides. It was a beautiful day and they took us further out onto the ocean than normal because of the calm waters; perfect conditions for sighting marine life. And sight we did! Flying fish, sharks, seals. But the highlight was a school of dolphins which we tracked for some time and finally caught up with. So many and so close to the boat! Jumping and competing with birds for food, then swimming alongside the boat. So much fun, and far beyond expectation. A great day in Tauranga; highly recommended."..."
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