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Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner

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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$105.21
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$105.21

America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour

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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$137.86
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$137.86

Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.83
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$71.83
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Auckland Harbour Sailing Experience

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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$71.83
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$71.83

Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip from Auckland with Optional Guided Walk

Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip from Auckland with Optional Guided Walk

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Secure a limited ticket to Tiritiri Matangi island, a protected sanctuary for rare and endangered bird species of New Zealand. A 75-minute ferry ride across the Hauraki Gulf brings you to the island preserve, where you have the day to stroll the trails and enjoy the coastline after a ranger orientation. Gain a deeper understanding of Tiritiri Matangi’s role in preserving birdlife with an optional 1.5-hour guided hike.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.50
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$59.50
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.91
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$39.91
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Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.58
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$64.58
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Black Water Rafting Experience Waitomo Caves Tour

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.84
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$108.84
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Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.40
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Maori Rock Carvings - Taupo Sailing Adventures - Sail Fearless

Maori Rock Carvings - Taupo Sailing Adventures - Sail Fearless

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Sail Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake, and get up close to the Māori Rock Carvings on this sailing tour. Aboard Fearless, a sleek ketch boat, you’ll set sail on the impossibly blue Lake Taupo at the heart of the North Island. Choose to rig and hoist the mainsail with the crew, or sit back and let the views wash over you as you sail to the secluded spot where Māori figures have been etched into the rock face.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.02
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Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia

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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$87.07
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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Day Trip from Auckland

Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves 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
  • Taking safety measures
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$199.54
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Maori Rock Carvings Eco Sailing Taupo

Maori Rock Carvings Eco Sailing Taupo

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Relax aboard a sailing yacht on Great Lake Taupo during this sightseeing cruise to Maori rock carvings. Accessible solely by water, this impressive rock art on the cliffs of Mine Bay was created by a master carver in 1976. You’ll come up close to the 22-foot-high (10-meter) gallery and enjoy postcard views from the deck. Relax with a complimentary glass of wine or beer if you sail in the evening.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.55
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$35.55
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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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$25.40
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$25.40

Kapiti Island Day Tour

Kapiti Island Day Tour

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Kapiti Island is one of New Zealand’s best-kept nature sanctuaries and a predator-free haven for native birds. On this day trip to the island, take a ferry from Paraparaumu Beach and spend your day walking the island, identifying kākā, kōkako, kererū and more with the help of your nature guide. Enjoy a chef-prepared lunch on the island before you head back to the mainland.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$134.23
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$134.23
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Kayak Glowworm Tour

Kayak Glowworm Tour

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Adventurous travelers will love this glowworm-spotting tour with a difference. As the sun gets lower in the sky, paddle in a kayak on Lake Karapiro and along the Pokaiwhenua Stream. You’ll see beautiful native plants and bird life, and rock formations that have been naturally carved over centuries. Once the light disappears, you’ll see thousands of glowworms lighting your way. This tour is a fun way to experience some of New Zealand’s best natural attractions.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.70
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$90.70

Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour

Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour

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Discover Rotorua on a 1.5-hour duck tour. This sightseeing adventure takes you aboard a World War II amphibious vehicle — able to travel on land and water. Start with a city tour past Government Gardens, the Blue Baths and more before splashing down into Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Okareka. Enjoy family fun along the way with a provided duck caller, and listen to live commentary about Rotorua’s history and local landmarks.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.42
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$54.42

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch

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Sail the Bay of Islands on a working tall ship aboard the famed ‘R. Tucker Thompson,’ built in the tradition of a 100-year-old Northland schooner. Ply the waters of the pristine bay, where you can help hoist the sails, climb the rigging or simply relax on board, then swim while anchored in a sheltered bay in the maritime park. Enjoy morning tea and a barbecue lunch, with an optional complimentary ferry ride from Paihia to Russell, where your vessel departs.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.37
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$115.37

Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure

Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure

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Enjoy an exhilarating white water rafting trip in New Zealand with this half-day excursion on the Tongariro River. Your expert guide takes you on a roller coaster-like series of class three rapids that offer views of pristine wilderness that can only be accessed from the river. Your tour includes lunch, rafting instruction, and use of all necessary gear, making it suitable for all levels of experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.21
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Overnight Kiwi Spotting Tour on Kapiti Island

Overnight Kiwi Spotting Tour on Kapiti Island

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Just off the Kapiti Coast is Kapiti Island, a bird and nature sanctuary free of predators and pests. This overnight experience offers the one-of-a-kind opportunity to stay overnight on the otherwise uninhabited island. Try one of the island’s many walking tracks and spot native birds in the canopy. Later, enjoy a chef-prepared meal in your luxury accommodation and then head out with your guide to look for New Zealand’s endangered, nocturnal national icon - the kiwi.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$261.21
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$261.21
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Full-Day Bay of Islands Tour by Vigilant Yacht Charters

Full-Day Bay of Islands Tour by Vigilant Yacht Charters

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Spend a day cruising through the Bay of Islands aboard a deluxe sailboat that sets sail from Russell. Your captain stops at a picturesque island where you have lunch, and time to snorkel, kayak, swim, and walk to a lookout point. Cruise over to The Black Rocks for photo ops of the volcanic formation, keep an eye out for marine life, and hear commentary from your captain about the region.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$101.58
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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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$81.87
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$81.87

Island Hopper Day Cruise

Island Hopper Day Cruise

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The Bay of Islands is made up of 144 islands, and the best way to explore them is by boat. On this island-hopping day cruise, you can relax on board a comfortable catamaran while admiring the beautiful views of the sea, islands, and maybe even some dolphins. Snorkel, swim, or paddle board, and stop on land to visit a wildlife sanctuary. This is the easy way to see the bay, as it’s difficult to travel here independently without a boat.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$112.47
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Tongariro River Family Fun White Water Rafting from Turangi

Tongariro River Family Fun White Water Rafting from Turangi

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Enjoy family-friendly adventure in New Zealand’s spectacular North Island on this 3-hour Tongariro River rafting trip from Turangi. Travel to the rafting base near the banks of the Tongariro River and climb into your wetsuit. Navigate the choppy waters with your guide and tackle over 20 exciting but gentle grade II rapids. Stop off at the national trout centre to feed the fish, and see the baby trout in the breeding pool. Paddle hard through the rapids and float gently downstream over the flats, enjoying beautiful views along the way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$81.12
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$81.12
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Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner
"Hi all, i would say the best two and half hours of my life of sailing ⛵️.. really enjoyed every min of that. The champagne 🍾 and the good time with travellers n crew member, it was whole lot of fun 🤩"..."
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America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour
"This excursion was magnificent and memorable from start to finish. Happily, exactly as advertised! The expertise and knowledge of the crew proved to be very interesting and informative along with their friendliness which was sincere and delightful. We would highly recommend to anyone and everyone who enjoys sailing and being on the water!"..."
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Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise
"Will be looking for the dolphins for a long time and we found them, That was amazing!! And we have a nice sunset after, really a good trip"..."
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Auckland Harbour Sailing Experience
"Wonderful sail around Auckland Harbor. Boat had plenty of room for everyone to enjoy. Great sailing experience. Crew was very nice. Everything as described. Highly recommend!"..."
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Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip from Auckland with Optional Guided Walk
"What a beautiful and peaceful place especially with nice weather. Got to know more about birds. Friendly and helpful staff."..."
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour
"What an incredible experience! The glowworm cave was just spectacular and coupled with the history (both scientific & Maori) we learned from our guide, Moi, made it an unforgettable experience! We’ve recommended the tour to family and friends and will continue to do so."..."
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Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest
"Fantastic set. Our tour guide was awesome. My kids really enjoyed aswell as ourselves. Would highly recommend."..."
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Black Water Rafting Experience Waitomo Caves Tour
"The whole experience was memorable. Our guides were absolutely fabulouso! So much fun, it was just amazing. Thank you all for making it a trip to remember xx"..."
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Daily Scenic Maori Rock Carving Cruise Taupo
"Highly recommend, friendly staff yummy hot muffin and beverages this was the perfect way to start our morning"..."
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Maori Rock Carvings - Taupo Sailing Adventures - Sail Fearless
"We thoroughly enjoyed our day of sun, wind, and sail. Our skipper, Sara, was well-verses in the geological history of the lake and in the significance of the carvings, which were impressive. Our sail was over the lunch hour and the beer, wine and pizza were very good."..."
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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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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Day Trip from Auckland
"Great tour, with amazing scenery. Our guide David was friendly and gave a lot of general information about Auckland. He allowed us to take photos at many different locations, being overly enthusiastic himself."..."
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Maori Rock Carvings Eco Sailing Taupo
"We spend an amazing time. The guide was really nice, the experience was fantastic. Would definitely recommend it to our friends and family."..."
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Maori Rock Carvings Scenic Cruise
"Fabulous experience. We enjoyed every minute. Even the wet weather didn't spoil it. Highly recommend."..."
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Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour
"All of it was great Good humorous commitary and very informative of the history around Rotorua and surrounding areas Also the info on the bird life in the lakes exelent"..."
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Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch
"Steve, Abbie and Michelle were awesome. Very friendly and Steve was a real character, he had some very tall tales to tell hahaha It was our first time on a sail ship and loved everyy minute of it. I was a little disappointed that I had a shoulder injury and couldn't help out but there's always next time. Highly recommended Adventure 😁👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾"..."
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Full-Day Bay of Islands Tour by Vigilant Yacht Charters
"Excellent trip with a lovely host! Lovely lunch and great island time! Would highly recommend! We had perfect weather which made for a great day out on the yacht."..."
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Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour - Snorkel, Hike, Swim, Paddleboard, Wildlife
"We had a mall group of 6 which was divine . Great experience. Walk up to lookout was sensational. Loved our guide who was informative, friendly and professional."..."
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Island Hopper Day Cruise
"Very relaxed and wonderful day out. Guides were fun and helpful. Picnic lunch was just right. You are in full sun for a large part of the day, so hat, sunscreen etc are necessary. It was great to be on the water."..."

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