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TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Farm Experience with Afternoon Tea
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TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Farm Experience with Afternoon Tea

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Cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm aboard the TSS ‘Earnslaw,’ a vintage steamship. Stroll the lakeside gardens and enjoy a traditional morning or afternoon tea and take a walking tour of the farm. You’ll watch sheepdogs in action and see sheep shearing demonstrations. Treat yourself to home-baked goods and alpine views of the Remarkables mountain range. Savor a delicious afternoon tea and an amble through lakeside gardens before heading back to Queenstown by boat.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group, Award Winning, Full Day Milford Sound Experience from Queenstown
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Small Group, Award Winning, Full Day Milford Sound Experience from Queenstown

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Arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand, Milford Sound offers a sweeping landscape of jagged snow-capped mountains, shimmering fjords and lakes, towering waterfalls and emerald greenery. Travel with a small group by coach from Queenstown to Fiordland National Park to explore this lush wilderness, including a boat cruise on the Milford Sound. You also see The Remarkables mountain range, Lake Wakatipu—New Zealand's longest lake, and Lake Te Anau—the South Island’s the largest lake.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown
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Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown

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Board the TSS "Earnslaw," a vintage steamship, for an evening cruise on Queenstown’s scenic Lake Wakatipu. Arriving at Walter Peak High Country Farm, you’re treated to a sumptuous barbecue dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead. Sink your teeth into roasted meats and seafood, homemade desserts, and a New Zealand cheeseboard. After dinner, see farm demonstrations or purchase a drink and simply relax in the bar.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

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See the glowworm caves of Te Anau on an underground adventure sure to charm visitors of all ages. An informative guide joins you on the 2hour and 15 minute Te Anau glowworm caves tour, starting with a cruise across Lake Te Anau. Then marvel at the shimmering illumination of thousands of glowworms as you glide through the quiet darkness of this magical underground world.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$63.50
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise Including optional lunch

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise Including optional lunch

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Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take a Milford Sound cruise while visiting UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. Departing from Milford Wharf, this boat cruises past Mitre Peak and waterfalls cascading down steep-walled mountains that rise straight up from the water. See Bowen Falls, Stirling Falls and Seal Point while searching the deep fiord for marine life including bottlenose dolphins and New Zealand fur seals.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown

Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown

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Upon reaching Milford Sound, board a luxurious catamaran. Peer through panoramic windows of a luxury coach while you travel through the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park with a guide, before a memorable sightseeing cruise by Mitre Peak and the magnificent cliff-side waterfalls of Milford Sound.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

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The glacial waters, soaring cliffs, and thundering waterfalls of Milford Sound are spectacular from all angles, and this half-day tour takes in all the highlights. Enjoy thrilling aerial views of the Fiordland National Park on a round-trip flight from Queenstown, and marvel at Mitre Peak, Bowen Falls, and Mount Pembroke on a scenic Milford Sound cruise. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown

Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown

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Enjoy unobstructed views of the Remarkables and the Southern Alps during a catamaran cruise on Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown. Cruise accross the lake, stopping at Bob’s Cove to soak up the views from New Zealand's longest lake. Listen to the captain’s entertaining commentary about the natural landmarks and wildlife as you relax indoors or on the outdoor decks. You have a selection of morning and afternoon cruises to choose from.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch
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TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch

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Depart Queenstown aboard the TSS ‘Earnslaw’ for a cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Travel round-trip by vintage steamship and dig into a gourmet barbecue lunch at the Colonel’s Homestead. Enjoy chef-prepared Central Otago specialties accompanied by salads, desserts, and local cheeses. Don’t miss the sheep shearing demonstration or showmanship by the farm’s sheepdogs.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Luxury Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise
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Luxury Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise

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Cruise Milford Sound and explore New Zealand’s Fiordland on a full-day trip from Queenstown by luxury coach. See some of the South Island’s most dramatic scenery through the glass roof of the coach, then cruise past towering waterfalls and seal colonies to the Tasman Sea, choosing between open decks and cabins that are comfortable in any weather. With pickup and drop-off at selected hotels in Queenstown, this Milford Sound trip is a spectacular day of scenery and wildlife in Fiordland National Park.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

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The UNESCO-listed Milford Sound is the postcard icon of New Zealand’s South Island—a dramatic fjord, ringed by jagged cliffs and cascading waterfalls. This cruise checks off all the highlights, affording spectacular views of Bowen Falls, Sinbad Gully, and Mount Pembroke; passing the mighty Mitre Peak; and gliding out along the Tasman Sea coast.
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  • 2 hours
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Whale Watching in Kaikoura by Boat

Whale Watching in Kaikoura by Boat

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Located on the eastern shores of New Zealand’s South Island, Kaikoura is famous for the spectacular array of marine wildlife living off its shores—but to see the best of it, you have to take to the waves. On this tour, cruise into Kaikoura’s deep waters by speedy catamaran with running commentary throughout from your guide, and spot dolphins, seals, and sperm whales in their natural habitat.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$98.68
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Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

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See the Eighth Wonder of the World on a Milford Sound Nature cruise, led by a naturalist guide. Gliding past granite walls, glacier-fed waterfalls and stunning Mitre Peak aboard a smaller-sized vessel than most Milford Sound cruises, you’ll have great photo ops of this famous South Island attraction situated within the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. Stay on the water for up to 2 hours, and be on the lookout for Fiordland crested penguins and bottlenose dolphins.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Cruise Milford NZ Small Boutique Cruise Experience
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Cruise Milford NZ Small Boutique Cruise Experience

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Escape the crowds on a Milford Sound cruise aboard a spacious boat with a limited number of passengers. Get up-close views of New Zealand fur seals, dolphins and Fiordland-crested penguins from the luxury lounge in the upper cabin, where you can enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits as you listen to the skipper’s narration. This boutique vessel provides a superior experience with unforgettable memories of highlights like Mitre Peak.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau
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Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau

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Travel to the Tasman Sea on a Milford Sound cruise aboard the ‘Milford Mariner’, 'Milford Sinbad', or ‘Milford Wanderer.’ Pass by the world-renowned Mitre Peak and drift alongside rushing waterfalls as you search for wildlife including New Zealand fur seals, dolphins, and Fiordland-crested penguins. An onboard nature specialist provides expert commentary. Hotel pickup and drop-off are available from Milford Sound, Queenstown, and Te Anau by luxury coach.
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  • 2 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown

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Take a window seat for a scenic round-trip flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound, and see the splendor of Fiordland National Park from the air and sea. Board a cruise and pass dramatic waterfalls and Mitre Peak as you travel to the Tasman Sea. Then soar over the Southern Alps on your return.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown, New Zealand
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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown, New Zealand

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Take a jet boat ride on the Shotover River during an extreme ride, and make use of transport from Queenstown. Experience adrenaline-fueled fun as the jet boat skims the water’s surface at high speed and fishtails into 360-degree spins. Hold on tight as the captain maneuvers the jet boat over rapids and through narrow canyons during one heart-pounding adventure you won’t soon forget.
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  • 25 minutes
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Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau

Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau

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Travel along the spectacular Milford Road on a full-day Milford Sound tour from Te Anau. Have the chance to see native wildlife like the endangered kea (an alpine parrot), seals, dolphins, and the Fiordland crested penguin. Visit Gunns Camp, take short walks to beautiful sights including the Chasm and Marian Cascade, and take a sightseeing cruise on Milford Sound. Includes entrance fees, boat cruise with live commentary, morning tea, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Queenstown 60-minute Jet Boat Ride on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers

Queenstown 60-minute Jet Boat Ride on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers

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Experience heart-racing fun on an exhilarating Queenstown jet-boat ride. The expert captain races across Lake Wakatipu, navigates tricky turns on the Kawarau River and speeds through the milky waters of the Shotover River. Grab hold of your seat as the jet boat makes 360-degree spins and fishtails on a rollercoaster ride over the water.
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  • 1 hour
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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula and Christchurch City Sights Tour

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula and Christchurch City Sights Tour

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Travel from Akaroa Harbour on this shore excursion through the Banks Peninsula to Christchurch, whose city center was devastated by the 2011 earthquake. Drive past city landmarks in the old CBD and stroll the Christchurch Botanic Gardens with a knowledgeable guide. En route, take in the scenic splendor of the Southern Alps and the Canterbury Region.
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  • 6 hours
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Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown - Includes 4 Vineyards, Lunch & Wine

Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown - Includes 4 Vineyards, Lunch & Wine

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Pair the fine wines of Central Otago with a gourmet lunch platter on this small-group wine-tasting tour from Queenstown. Visit at boutique wineries during your tour and drive through verdant valleys and vine-clad foothills rich in gold mining history. Numbers are limited to 12 people to ensure an intimate experience with other wine lovers.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise from Manapouri

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise from Manapouri

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Explore Fiordland National Park's Doubtful Sound on this full-day cruise from Manapouri. Aboard a luxury catamaran, take in the scenery and keep an eye out for fur seals, bottlenose dolphins, and crested and little blue penguins while listening to commentary from your naturalist guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown

Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown

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Explore Lake Wakatipu by boat on a 1.5-hour cruise from Queenstown. As you travel to the end of the lake, you can see stunning lakeside homes, a variety of bird life, Kawarau Dam, and the magnificent scenery that surrounds Queenstown. Get unobstructed views from the sundeck or stay warm in the heated cabin, and have the option to purchase drinks from the onboard bar.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

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Receive a passport to some of New Zealand’s most dramatic scenery on this full-day excursion to Milford Sound. Part of the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park, the region features a glacier-carved fjord, soaring mountains, and tumbling waterfalls. Explore via glass-topped bus, go for a cruise along the sound’s waters, stroll the Mirror Lakes Walk, enjoy lunch along the way, and much more.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
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TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Farm Experience with Afternoon Tea
"Extremely well organised and the host/guide was first class even the animals were on their best behavior"..."
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Small Group, Award Winning, Full Day Milford Sound Experience from Queenstown
"Tania was incredible! Super friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. I will definitely book again if I return"..."
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Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown
"The boat trip was awesome, nice and warm inside and great to see the inner workings of the ship. Walter Peak was amazing!! Stunning property, service was great and the Buffett was so tasty!! Would definitely do this again!"..."
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Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour
"Awesome view of the caves and very educational. Glow worms were very near to us in total darkness. The guide was knowledgeable."..."
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise Including optional lunch
"Beautiful experience,lucky enough to see some dolphins on our trip, the rain made it that more epic as the rain creates those magical waterfalls. So if you’re lucky enough to get heavy rain don’t worry as it creates the most beautiful teardrop’s forming off the Mother Earth
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Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown
"David our guide was very supportive and looking after us all the way through.Thank you for your sense of humor, your caring for us and everyone and your hard work, hope you enjoyed the time post a 14 hour trip!"..."
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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
"The size of the aircraft, so tiny but so amazing how close we could get to the glaciers for amazing shots. Antz was an awesome pilot and guide. While we had the best 4 days for our 20th wedding anniversary in Queenstown covering a lot of activities and places, this was our special treat and was by far the highlight of our trip, just stunning and exceeded all expectations!!! Aaron and I are talkers and we had very few words, such breathtaking views and so much to take in!!! Loved every minute of this trip and would highly recommend as a 'must do' in Queenstown. Thanks so much Antz."..."
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Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown
"This trip was well worth the price. Great experience. Lots of good informative on-board commentary and history of the area. Good food and service. We were able to walk atound on the boat finding the best spots for taking photos."..."
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TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch
"This is fantastic! An absolute MUST if you are visiting Queenstown. The scenery as you arrive is to die for. The food at the lunch was one of the best meals we had one our stay. Plenty of variety and the highest quality. Such an amazing way to spend an afternoon. Just book it!"..."
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Luxury Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise
"We had a fantastic day, Brad our driver was amazing, he was so knowledgeable and entertaining, he certainly earned his money and must have been exhausted after a long 13 hour day. Would definitely reconnaissance trip."..."
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Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
"This was the Most Beautiful cruise and up close and personal cruise too go on. Our skipper and Bailey where formative and Friendly. Couldn't ask for a better Day."..."
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Whale Watching in Kaikoura by Boat
"Hector's dolphins were the highlight. Great team and service. Vessel was clean and tidy. Captain was great at getting the vessel to the whale, crew were really knowledgeable providing history of the area and especially when to take the photos. Highly recommend."..."
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Milford Sound Nature Cruise
"Great tour, absolutely stunning part of the country. Made even better by the super friendly crew, who had lots of super interesting facts and stories of the area."..."
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Cruise Milford NZ Small Boutique Cruise Experience
"Lovely experience. Amazing part of the world. The captain provided great information as we went along."..."
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Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau
"Fantastic excursion! It’s a 12-hr day, so be prepared for long coach rides, but the beauty you experience is so worth it! Brian was a fantastic guide."..."
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown
"It was a first time flying in small plane. We loved the whole experience and Peter the pilot was fantastic 😀"..."
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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown, New Zealand
"This was the most thing I have ever done I'm my 64 years. Our driver was Donald and he was so lovely. Thankyou so much. Kerryn pearce."..."
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Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau
"What an absolutely outstanding day. From pick up to drop off we were treated like royalty. The views along the way from Te Anau to Milford sound were amazing and the cruise itself only got better. We have no hesitation in recommending others to take this tour if you want to get more than your money's worth."..."
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Queenstown 60-minute Jet Boat Ride on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers
"Great knowledge of the driver. Was alot of fun Exilerating. Great safety instructions felt it was great value for money. Highly recommend the experience."..."
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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula and Christchurch City Sights Tour
"Very informative & engaging representative. Gave personal insight into sights & went out of his way to accommodate wishes."..."
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Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown - Includes 4 Vineyards, Lunch & Wine
"Really lovely wineries, beautiful views and Paul the driver was great! I would recommend anyone for this tour!"..."
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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise from Manapouri
"A unique experience to access the wild and beautiful Doubtful Sound. We saw dolphins and seals and experienced the silence in this remote area. Excellent service too!"..."
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Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown
"Great view with 100% pure nz landscape, informative tour guide. Upper deck is the best spot for photos."..."
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Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown
"Amazing - what a fabulously glorious day - our driver Paul was so awesome and the scenery just spectacular- thank you and would totally recommend 😍"..."
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