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Day Trips & Excursions

Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown

Milford Sound is arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand, and a must-see for any traveler. Whether it is seen in sunshine or rain, the incredibly scenery is guaranteed to leave you awe-struck. This is a small group tour for travelers seeking an all-inclusive, uniquely-kiwi, personalized trip to Milford Sound. You will be transported in a modern, fully air-conditioned mini-bus (15-18 seats) As you begin your tour out of Queenstown the bus will travel south along the side of the amazing "Remarkables" mountain range and New Zealand's longest lake, Lake Wakatipu. From Te Anau the scenery really begins to stand out as we drive north along Lake Te Anau and into the beautiful Fiordland National Park.Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch in the National Park (Nov - Apr) or on board the scenic cruise on Milford Sound itself (May - Oct)Transport, Driver/Guide, BBQ Lunch, Sightseeing Stops, and Scenic Cruise all included.
$162
13 hours
Food, Wine & Nightlife

Queenstown Skyline Gondola and Restaurant

Take in Queenstown's stunning lake and mountain views over lunch or dinner at Queenstown Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar. A scenic gondola ride will take you high above Queenstown where a unique dining experience awaits you. The four-course buffet lunch or six-course buffet dinner offers a range of local specialties to suit every appetite and the restaurant’s tiered seating guarantees fantastic views from every table.
$52
1.5 hours
Outdoor Activities

Franz Josef Helicopter Flight and Glacier Hike

Discover the best of New Zealand’s natural beauty on this small-group 4-hour Franz Josef Glacier walk. Travel by helicopter to the Pinnacles area of the glacier with your guide. Navigate your way through the maze of ice on your moderately difficult hike. Learn of the dramatic environmental changes affecting the glacier and gain insight into the geological forces at play. Afterwards, take a soak in the hot pools to warm up and soothe your muscles (complimentary). Group size is limited to 11 to ensure a personalized experience.
$330
4 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau

Your Doubtful Sound adventure begins as you cruise the crystal clear waters of Lake Manapouri. Then it's over Wilmot Pass, stopping along the way to experience some of Fiordland's densest rainforest and to view the colorful alpine moss gardens before joining the 3-hour Doubtful Sound Cruise that takes in the most dramatic scenery of Doubtful Sound.
$183
9 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Dunedin Shore Excursion: Taieri Gorge Railway and City Tour

When your cruise ship docks in Dunedin, take a trip through the spectacular scenery surrounding the Taieri River on board the Taieri Gorge Railway. Travel through tunnels and over viaducts on this train-lover’s shore excursion, and then see Dunedin’s top sights before returning to the Dunedin port.
$121
7.5 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Milford Sound 12.5-Hour Coach Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

Discover one of the best things to do in South Island New Zealand as you embark on a full-day trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound. You'll travel through Fiordland on a luxury coach tour before continuing to explore via a renowned Milford Sound cruise, enjoying a buffet lunch on board. Join us for an unforgettable day in Fiordland National Park!
$165
12.5 hours
Kid Friendly

Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

The fascinating Te Anau caves system on the western shore of Lake Te Anau offers an underground adventure that charms visitors of all ages. This tour takes you to a mysterious underground world of rushing water before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous shimmer of thousands of glowworms.
$68
2.5 hours
Outdoor Activities

Franz Josef 3-Hour Helicopter and Hiking Tour

Combine a scenic helicopter flight over Franz Josef Glacier with a 2-hour guided walk on glacial terrain during this exhilarating tour from Franz Josef. Find out why New Zealand's South Island is famous for its gorgeous landscapes as you follow an experienced guide past ice caves, crevasses and pinnacles. Learn about glacier formation and movement, and enjoy supreme panoramic views. Choose from seasonal departure times to suit your schedule.
$323
3 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Lord of the Rings 'Journey to Edoras' Tour from Christchurch

Immerse yourself in the magic of the Lord of the Rings trilogy on this 9-hour adventure to Edoras (Mount Sunday) from Christchurch. Explore with your guide and soak up breathtaking views from the peak of Edoras. Look over exclusive behind-the-scenes photographs of Edoras under construction. Pose for photographs with movie replicas such as Aragorn’s sword, Gimli’s axe and the flag of Rohan. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch with a glass of New Zealand sparkling wine. See for yourself how this tranquil mountainside was transformed into mysterious Edoras — the capital city of the Rohan people.
$206
9 hours
Multi-day & Extended Tours

Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise

An overnight cruise amidst spectacular Milford Sound, is a once in a lifetime experience. While on board the Milford Mariner you will cruise the full length of this spectacular fiord to the Tasman Sea before anchoring for the night in sheltered Harrison Cove.
$247
2 days