Nature & Wildlife

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  • Zealandia Eco-Sanctuary

    See critically endangered Takahe and bird species that have been successfully introduced into the mainland by Zealandia

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  • Wings over Whales Scenic Flight

    Observe the mighty whale leap out of the water in preparation for his dive below to feed. 

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  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and Ko Tane Maori Culture

    Experience the close encounters of the 'wildlife kind' at Willowbank. Meet the Kea and the Kiwi and the ancient Tuatara, the Kaka and the rare Takahe.

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  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

    This reserve holds a wide range of New Zealand wildlife that you won't find anywhere else in the country.

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  • Wildlife Eco Tour

    Great photographic opportunities, a visit to a Colony of Cormorants, New Zealand Fur Seals, Sea Lions and their pups, plus you also go to see the very rare Yellow Eyed Penguin.

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  • White Island Tour

    White Island is New Zealand's only live marine volcano!  The professional crew at White Island Tours will take you on a fully guided walking tour (approx 1.5 - 2 hours) around the inner crater of White Island.

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  • Whirinaki Rainforest Experience

    Regarded by many as this country's finest one day rainforest walk, our naturalist guides will take you right into the heart of the rainforest where the towering 700 - 800 year old Rimu, Totara, Matai, Miro and Kahikatea - the ancient giants of New Zealand's podocarp tree species reach to 65m.

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  • West Coast Wildlife Centre

    Learn about the breeding and incubation programme of the world's rarest Kiwi with just over 375 surviving. The "Backstage Pass"  has been judged by Lonely Planet as one of the top 12 must see activities in New Zealand.

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  • Waimangu Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walk

    Take this Self Guided walk with instructions on where to walk and see the most amazing structures and geothermal activity

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  • Underwater Explorer Cruise Halfmoon Bay

    Enjoy superb underwater viewing of the diverse marine life for which Stewart Island is renowned.  Drift through lush kelp forests, view cray pots, mussels, sea tulips and a variety of fish species.

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  • Tiritiri Matangi Island Tour

    Spend an enjoyable day at the world renowned island sanctuary of Tiritiri Matangi.  This precious jewel set in the Hauraki Gulf is home to many of New Zealand's most endangered plant and bird species.

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  • The Ultimate Nature Experience

    This full day adventure combines 4-9 kms (optional - easy to moderate) total wilderness walking through ancient beech forest in the Mt Aspiring National Park with the Dart River Jet Safari.

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  • The Jumboland Wilderness Adventure

    See ice caves mountains, glacial lakes and sweep into ancient river valleys while enjoying an informative commentary with your pilot before hiking on a wilderness track through native rainforest running alongside the fish filled pools of the Wilkin River.

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  • The Hidden Valley of Orakei Korako

    Situated just 25 minutes north of Taupo and 45 minutes south of Rotorua, Orakei Korako is a pocket wonderland of geysers, silica terraces, hot springs, boiling mud pools and the majestic Ruatapu Caves.

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  • Split Apple, Seals and Walk day trip, Abel Tasman Wilson

    This relaxing paddle explores the spectacular Kaiteriteri coastline with its golden beaches, and sculpted granite cliffs.

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  • Royal Albatross Centre

    Located on the tip of the Otago Peninsula 33 km (45 min drive) from Dunedin, the Centre is the only mainland breeding colony of Northern Royal Albatross in the world.  See birds nesting and be awed by their 3m wingspan when they fly overhead. 

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  • Rainbow Springs & Kiwi Encounter

    Stroll through a wildlife park where you can get close to our native bird, the Kiwi. The Kiwi Encounter is a hatchery and nursery were chicks are raised and nurtered before being released back into the wild.  You might like to return at night to see the Kiwi under the stars.

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  • Pukaha Mount Bruce

    See for yourself how this wildlife restoration centre is breeding the endangered White Kiwi, tuatara, kokako and kaka.  

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  • Pancake Rocks Geysers Rainforest

    Visit the fascinating Pancake Rocks and National Park and learn a bit about the Maori Culture.

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  • Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

    The world's smallest penguins come ashore half an hour after sunset. This is a unique experience to watch them go about their lives on land.

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  • Nature Connections Full Day Volcanoes & Rainforest

    Reflecting the regions natural diversity this full day guided trip takes in the amazing geothermal activity of the Waimangu Volcanic Valley and the magnificence of the Whirinaki Rainforest.

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  • Moutohora - Island Sanctuary

    This Island was the home of the living Dinosaur, the Tuatara.  Moutohora (also know as Whale Island) has a number of wildlife bird species such as the Saddleback, Kakariki (NZ Parakeet) and the Little Brown Kiwi.

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  • Mount Cook Encounter

    The Mount Cook Encounter takes you up the Hooker Valley, where you will enjoy lunch at the terminal of the Hooker Glacier, beneath the south face of Mount Cook.

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  • Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours

    Join the 3-time Tourism Award winning company to experience unrivalled viewing of the diversity of wildlife around New Zealand's most picturesque harbour and peninsula.

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  • Milford Sound Nature Cruise

    Designed along the lines of a traditional trading scow, this is an ideal way to explore moody, dramatic Milford Sound in a more leisurely and casual manner with smaller groups of like-minded people.

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  • Lunch in the Sounds Cruise

    Spend a few hours in the Sounds with the "Lunch in the Sounds" cruise

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  • Kelly Tarlton's Sealife Aquarium

    Explore the sub zero Antarctic Landscape in a snow cat and see real ice, snow and real penguins.

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  • Kayak Seals and Walk

    Abel Tasman National Park offers New Zealand's finest Coastal Trail. This gentle paradise offers easy walking for people of moderate fitness.

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  • Half Day Guided Seal Kayaking Tour

    Watch NZ Fur Seals, dive and manoeuver around and under your kayak, and Dusky Dolphins, Blue Penguins and Albatross in their natural habitats all while soaking up the fresh air and sun.

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  • Glass Bottom Boat Scenic Cruises

    Catch the Glass Bottom Boat to visit the famous Cathedral cove and see the marine wildlife, with the stunning views of the caves and the coastal scenery.

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  • Geothermal Wonderland Tour

    See New Zealand's largest boiling mud lake, colours of every tint and hue dsplayed in hot pools, steaming lakes, craters, vents, and mineral terraces at Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland. 

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  • Gannett Overland Safari

    Take a drive in comfort by 4WD to Cape Kidnappers Station through the rolling pastures and traverse riverbeds, taking in the breathtaking views of native bush. We stop along the way to a cliff top to take in the panoramic vies of Hawkes Bay before veiwing a Gannet Colony.

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  • Evening Kayak & Glow Worms Tour

    At dusk let your guide lead you onto calm Lake McLaren for a gentle paddle into the night and discover the magic of the enchanting glow worm canyon.

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  • Dolphin Eco Experience

    The Bay of Islands has the warmest waters in New Zealand, perfect for swimming with dolphins.

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  • Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock

    Enjoy a cruise through sheltered waters past the islands of the Bay.  Watch out for dolphins, whales and other marine life as you head towards the famous 'Hole in the Rock'. 

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  • Dart River Safari & Funyaks

    The Wilderness and Funyaks Safaris take you through breathtaking scenery in a world heritage area.  Enjoy wildness jet-boating and a back-country 4WD safari ride,  or a gentle float on your own funyak down the glacier fed Dart River’s braided river system.

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  • Coromandel Nature Experience, Glowworms and Coastal Tour

    A delightful sample of Coromandel Peninsula's natural heritage and scenic beauty.  A photographer's dream!

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  • Close Encounters with Nature

    Experience and encounter the majestic dolphin in its own habitat or happily snap the graceful albatross as it spreads its wings.

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  • Caves and Kiwi Tour

    Small group tour of the Ruakuri caves at Waitomo, lunch at a local farm, and Otorohanga Kiwi House.

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  • Big Sky Stargazing

    An introduction to the spectacular southern night sky with expert astronomy guides. Using the naked eye, high powered binoculars and state-of-the-art telescopes, tour the Milky Way and beyond.

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  • Akaroa Nature Cruise

    Cruise Akaroa Harbour for 2 hours watching Hector's dolphins, White Flippered Penguins, seals and many sea birds.

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  • Akaroa Day Tour

    Visit Akaroa and experience what this quaint township has to offer - gorgeous scenery and nature, beautiful food and souvenir shops to die for.

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  • Akaroa Cruising and Dolphin Swimming

    Akaroa Harbour is the only place you can swim with the rare Hector's Dolphin where you'll enjoy a two cruise and the swim of a lifetime.

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  • Abel Tasman Seals & Sand (Cruise & Walk)

    Cruise the magnificent Abel Tasman coastline north to the golden expanse of Onetahuti.

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  • Whale Watch

    Come face to face with these magnificent creatures aboard a vessel designed purely for this purpose - Giant Sprem Whales, Orca, Hector Dolphins and Fur Seals can all be seen.

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