Day Tours of New Zealand

There are many wonderful excursions and activities whilst on a visit to New Zealand.  Check out the options below and contact Journey Pacific to include some of these in a trip tailor-made just for you!

Auckland

Auckland

New Zealand’s largest city, population 1 million, Auckland is one of the best lifestyle cities in the world, with the cosmopolitan city center complemented by great escapes within half an hour’s drive. Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanted holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping…..
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Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands is an area in the Northland Region of the North Island of New Zealand. Located 37 miles north-west of Whangarei, it is close to the northern tip of the country. It is one of the most popular fishing, sailing and tourist destinations in the country. Wherever you are in the Bay of Islands, there are plenty of recreational activities in the scenic world of island and beach: charter a yacht or launch, dive or snorkel, paddle a sea kayak in and out of the islands or swim with the dolphins….
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Blenheim

Blenheim

The lovely, sunny town of Blenheim is in the Marlborough region, in the north-east of the South Island. It takes nearly four hours to drive the 190 miles between Blenheim and Christchurch – a beautiful drive through rolling hills of ‘wine country’. The seaport of Picton is just 18 miles away, the gateway to the Marlborough Sounds, Wellington and the North Island….
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Christchurch

Christchurch

Stately and sedate, Christchurch has a genteel English atmosphere, magnificent gardens and a river named Avon upon which to punt. Christchurch is a garden city on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island, set on the Canterbury Plains. Flat-bottomed punts glide on the Avon River, which runs through the city center….
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Dunedin

Dunedin

Situated on the south-eastern coast of New Zealand’s South Island, Dunedin has a population of around 125,000 and is the main center of Otago, a region recognized for its spectacular scenery. The sheer physical beauty of Dunedin, dramatic bush-covered hills and valleys at the head of a long natural harbor, attracted Maori settlers to the site over four centuries ago..…
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Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier

The magnificent Franz Josef Glacier is widely regarded as the gem of New Zealand’s West Coast Glaciers. Franz Josef Glacier Guides gives you the opportunity to experience the most spectacular glacier environment available to the general public anywhere in the world, offering a range of glacier hiking tours to suit all levels of fitness and ability.
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Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs is a small alpine resort in the Canterbury region about 70 miles from Christchurch (approx. 90 minute drive away). It has been renowned for its thermal waters for over one hundred years and the hot springs are a hugely popular destination for tourists and locals all year round. The thermal reserve at Hanmer Springs has been developed to include a spa (beauty and spa treatments), large water play area for children, water slides, rock pools and pools of varying temperatures……
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Kaikoura

Kaikoura

Kaikoura is a seaside village, situated midway between Christchurch and Picton on the rugged east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Kaikoura’s environment is truly spectacular, being caught between the rugged Seaward Kaikoura Range and the Pacific Ocean. In winter the mountains are covered with snow, adding to the drama of the landscape……
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Milford Sound

Milford Sound

Described by Rudyard Kipling as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’, Milford Sound was carved by glaciers during the ice ages. Milford Sound is breathtaking in any weather. The fiord’s cliffs rise vertically from the dark waters, mountain peaks scrape the sky and waterfalls cascade downwards, some as high as 1,000 meters. When it rains in Milford Sound, and it often does, those waterfalls multiply with magnificent effect. Boat cruises…..
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Mount Cook

Mount Cook

The Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is situated in the center of New Zealand’s majestic South Island. The region is renowned for its clear starry nights – recently designated the largest International Dark Sky Reserve – brilliant sunny days, remarkable turquoise blue lakes, valleys of emerald green and snow-capped mountains. Although it encompasses 23 peaks over 9,000 feet high, this park is very accessible…..
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Napier

Napier

Napier is one of New Zealand’s most attractive cities, palm trees line the inner-city streets and the wonderfully sculpted Marine Parade, as the name suggests, runs along the shore of the city. Along Marine Parade various parks, gardens and memorials give the water’s edge its distinct character, and you’ll also find the i-SITE Visitor Centre and various local attractions. Known as the Art Deco City, Napier has the most comprehensive collection of inner-city…..
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Nelson

Nelson

Sitting at the top north-west corner of the South Island, Nelson is in the sunniest region in New Zealand with a geography which captures everything from the long golden beaches to untouched forests and rugged mountains. Famous for being a magnet for creative people, there are more than 350 working artists and craftspeople living in Nelson, traditional, contemporary and Maori…..
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Picton

Picton

Picton, is a picturesque port town which offers the perfect place to use as a base for experiencing the Marlborough Sounds. Picton, nestled at the head of the famous Queen Charlotte Sound has blossomed from being a picturesque sea port town into a hub of tourism activity. With its growth it has managed to keep the relaxed atmosphere and friendliness.
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Queenstown

Queenstown

Queenstown New Zealand has been dubbed the Adventure Capital of the World and with this title comes a plethora of adrenaline inducing, heart stopping and hair raising activities all designed to make your stay unforgettable. From bungee jumping, sky diving and jet boating in some of the most scenic locations in the world, to fine dining in some of New Zealand’s most prestigious restaurants…..
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Rotorua

Rotorua

Rotorua is known for bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers and natural hot springs, as well as showcasing our fascinating Maori culture. From crystal-clear streams and magical forests, to epic biking trails and explosive geysers, Rotorua has it all. The city offers a raft of attractions and experiences for everyone from adventure-seekers to those just looking to unwind…..
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Taupo

Taupo

The town of Taupo sits at the edge of Australasia’s largest lake. Local attractions include trout fishing, skiing, and geothermal parks.Beautiful Lake Taupo is actually a huge volcano with a fiery history. The lakeside town of Taupo provides a base for visitors who love to fish for trout, ski Mount Ruapehu and explore the local geothermal phenomena……
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Te Anau

Te Anau

The attractive town of Te Anau lies nestled on the edge of this beautiful lake, with a spectacular backdrop of Mt Luxmore and the Murchison mountains. Te Anau is the ‘Gateway to Fiordland’ being the closest town to Milford Sound, with a scenic 2½ hour drive. The proximity of 3 of New Zealand’s 9 Great Walks places Te Anau firmly on the map as ‘The Walking Capital of the World’. Fiordland is home to The Milford Track, Kepler Track and Routeburn Track…..
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Tongariro

Tongariro

ongariro is New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area.The Tongariro National Park is rich in both cultural identity and dramatic, awe-inspiring natural scenery. Unique land forms, including the volcanic peaks of Ngauruhoe, Tongariro and Ruapehu ensure the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is considered a world-renowned trek….
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Waitomo

Waitomo

More than 30 million years ago, the legend of Waitomo Caves began with the creation of limestone at the bottom of the ocean. Now these limestone formations stand as one of New Zealand’s most inspiring natural wonders and a must-see destination. The Waitomo region is home to unforgettable sightseeing attractions. Discover magical glowworms by boat in the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves and jump backwards off a waterfall into an inner tube in the dark caves on a Blackwater Rafting tour…….
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Wellington

Wellington

Nestled between a sparkling harbor and rolling green hills, Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city. Lonely Planet named Wellington ‘the coolest little capital in the world’ (2011), and the city is renowned for its arts, culture and native beauty. Relax at Oriental Bay, Wellington’s golden-sand inner-city beach and delve into the many museums, art galleries and theatre shows that make up the city’s pulsing cultural scene. If you’re into the outdoors……
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