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New Zealand: Day Trips & Extensions


Below are Goway’s New Zealand day tours and extensions listed in alphabetical order by city (there are many more options we haven’t listed). They combine well with our New Zealand stopovers/city breaks. As experts in customizing itineraries to suit your personal interests, time available and budget, we look forward to being of service to you.

Day Trips

  • Akaroa: City Sights with Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Cruise Ship Full Day Tour

    Discover the wonders of the Banks Peninsula with a full day tour of Christchurch and the surrounding countryside. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Christchurch's main landmarks including the botanical gardens and explore the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, where you'll find a bounty of New Zealand's native flora and fauna.
    Duration:
    6 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park: Heli Hiking on the Tasman Glacier

    Combine the excitement of walking on New Zealand's biggest glacier with the thrill of breathtaking helicopter fly-bys of New Zealand's largest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook. Explore a remote area of the glacier where every journey is unique because the glacier is in constant motion.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland to Bay of Islands including Waitangi Treaty Grounds

    Head from Auckland to the Bay of Islands for a full-day tour, passing over the Harbour Bridge as you journey north along the Hibiscus Coast. Stop off to admire mighty Kauri trees along the way before reaching the Bay of Islands and visiting the Waitangi Treaty House.
    Duration:
    5.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland to Rotorua via Hobbiton or vice versa

    Travel south from Auckland over the Bombay Hills to the rich farmland of the Waikato region. You travel through the heritage town of Cambridge where tree-lined streets add to the English-style atmosphere. From here your journey takes you through undulating green hills reminding you that you are approaching Hobbiton Shire. On arrival at Shire's Rest you embark on your Hobbiton movie set tour. This location is the largest "green set" in the world and the only place where you get an emotional response to a movie set in a natural setting. You see 44 hobbit holes, the Mill and double arch bridge and the party tree. At this stunning location you can take a photo at the door of Bilbo's house, "Bag End", looking out over the whole set to the hills in the distance. The tour ends with a visit to the Green Dragon Inn for a drink. After the tour at Hobbiton board the shuttle at Shire's Rest Cafe for your journey to Rotorua.
    Duration:
    6 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Fullers Harbour Cruise

    Cruise the sparkling waters of Waitemata Harbour on this hour and a half tour. Sit back, relax, and let the crew show you the wonders of Auckland’s harbour, visiting the Viaduct Basin, historic Devonport, the Auckland Harbour Bridge, and passing by landmarks like Rangitoto Island and the Sky Tower.
    Duration:
    1.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: A Taste of Auckland

    Explore Auckland’s city sights and experience some of New Zealand’s best food and drink with this small group tour along the west coast. First, explore city highlights in the company of an expert guide. Afterwards, head to the Kumeu Wine Country to visit wineries, sample local vintages, and enjoy some of the best food in the country.
    Duration:
    8.25 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Afternoon City Sights

    Engage with Auckland's vibrant city culture on this tour of its most famous sights. On this day tour, you'll see the highlights, including the Auckland Harbour Bridge, Auckland Domain, and the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, closing out with a visit to Mission Bay and its popular beachfront.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: America's Cup Match Race

    Goway's Half Day America's Cup Match Race in Auckland lets you watch a friendly boating race with Americas`s Cup. Inquire about this tour and other New Zealand Tours by Goway.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: America's Cup Sailing Experience

    Participate as crew on an authentic America's Cup yacht. Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or just sit back and enjoy the action and scenery as you sail the beautiful Waitemata Harbour. Experience the excitement of sailing, no experience necessary.
    Duration:
    2 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Auckland to Rotorua including Waitomo & Hobbiton

    Take a day to tour the region south of Auckland on a full day excursion. On this day trip, you’ll explore the Waitomo Caves, which are illuminated by the light from thousands of tiny glowworms, before visiting Rotorua and the Hobbiton Movie Set, where The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies were filmed.
    Duration:
    10.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Best of Both Worlds Full Day Tour

    Experience the best sights of Auckland City in the morning combined with an afternoon Wilderness Experience -- a day of contrasts. Auckland is set on 52 dormant volcanic cones and between two harbours, the sparkling Waitemata and the brooding Manukau. Known as the City of Sails, it's New Zealand's largest and busiest city. The morning tour is a journey of discovery designed to explore the history and sights as well as see how Aucklanders live and play. A 30 minute drive from downtown Auckland brings you to the Arataki Centre, the gateway to the rain forest, where the sweeping decks give breathtaking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Absorb the local history and admire the traditional Maori carvings that stand guard there. Head further west and experience the power of the wild and rugged west coast. Feel the black sand beneath your feet as you stroll along some of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to offer. With your knowledgeable and experienced guide, your eco-tour continues on to the lush rain forest where you hear native birdsong as you walk the easy bush tracks amongst New Zealand's famous kauri trees and giant tree ferns.
    Duration:
    8.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Black Water Rafting and Kiwi

    Explore the stunning landscape and exciting underground world of the North Island on this full-day tour. After admiring the tranquil farmland and Maori historical sites of Waikato, you’ll embark on a black-water rafting adventure through the Waitomo Caves, riding down underground rivers illuminated by thousands of glowworms. Finish with a visit to a native bird park to see the iconic kiwi.
    Duration:
    11.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Caves and Kiwi - The Waitomo Experience

    Take a day in Auckland to explore the Waitomo Caves to the south and experience the beauty of the North Island’s scenery. After admiring the rural farmland and Maori historical sites of Waikoto, descend into the Ruakuri cave system to see glowworms light up a world beneath the surface. After lunch, visit a native bird park to see New Zealand’s iconic kiwis.
    Duration:
    11.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Coromandel Peninsula Full Day Tour

    Experience the Coromandel Peninsula, a region of incredible landscapes and one of the most popular holiday destinations in New Zealand. Spend the day exploring this unique area steeped in history associated with kauri logging and gold mining, and admire its stunning coastlines and breathtaking landmarks, like Cathedral Cove.
    Duration:
    12 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Discover the Bay including a Swim with the Dolphins

    Take a cruise across the Bay of Islands and discover the Hibiscus Coast with this full-day tour. In addition to visiting these gorgeous maritime parks, you’ll have the chance to swim alongside dolphins in their natural habitat.
    Duration:
    12 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Discover the Bay with Cape Brett Full Day Tour

    Discover the incredible Bay of Islands on this cruise to Cape Brett. First, travel the Hibiscus Coast to see picturesque beaches and native forests. After arriving at the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds, head out onto the water to cruise through the Hole in the Rock and experience the beauty of the bay firsthand.
    Duration:
    12 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Discover the Bay with Russell Full Day Tour

    Explore the incredible Bay of Islands on this full day tour. First, travel the Hibiscus Coast to see picturesque beaches and native forests. After arriving at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, head out onto the water to visit Russell, the first European capital of New Zealand, and experience the bay's breathtaking beauty.
    Duration:
    12 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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  • Auckland: Discover Waitomo from Auckland including Lunch

    Discover the many wonders of Waitomo on a day trip from Auckland. On this tour, you’ll pass through the famous Glowworm caves, which are illuminated by thousands of tiny glowworms, as well take a boat ride along the Glowworm Grotto, where glowworms suspended from the cave ceiling light your way.
    Duration:
    7.4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Flavours of our City Half Day Tour

    This is the perfect way to enjoy Auckland, taking in its sights, tastes, and history. Exploring this multicultural city, you’ll visit some of the city’s finest purveyors of artisan products, locally-made chocolates, and world-class ice cream before concluding the tour with a local wine or beer sampling.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Flying Fox Ziplines & Forest Walk Tour (incl. ferry ticket) Half Day Tour

    Three dual ziplines, each over 600 feet long, will fly you smoothly and safely, side-by-side with a partner or friend over our working vineyard and then over, and into, a stunning tract of original and regenerating native New Zealand bush.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Great Tastes of Matakana Full Day Tour

    Experience the food, wine and arts of Matakana Coast where you're informed and entertaining guides make it an exhilarating "assault on the senses" day out. Leave the bustle of the city and relax on the one hour drive north through the rolling green hills and past beautiful coastline before arriving at The Honey Centre. Here you find New Zealand's largest display of live bees and a huge range of honeys available for tasting as well as honey mead and fruit-wine. Then visit Ransom Wines and taste their award-winning wines. Nearby, in the heart of Matakana Coast Wine Country, is the ideal combination of gourmet and retail therapy - Morris & James Pottery, where you are greeted by a pure visual spectacle of layer upon layer of design and colour from matt black to luscious red. Lunch is at Mahurangi River Winery with its contemporary New Zealand architecture and wide pastoral views. Tour the winery and barrel room and sample their wine (made only from grapes grown on the property) before taking time to enjoy the local cuisine. From here Brick Bay Sculpture Trail showcases an ever-changing exhibition of contemporary sculptures by leading New Zealand artists. Sample their hand crafted wines in the unique Glass House building before heading back to the city. The day is rounded off with a stop at Chocolate Brown where they hand-make outrageously fine chocolates.
    Duration:
    7 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Harbour Cruise with Lunch

    Experience the City of Sails from the water on this relaxing harbour cruise. On-board a sailing yacht, you'll explore Waitemata Harbour and marvel at the wonders of Auckland from the incredible vantage point of the water. Lunch is included.
    Duration:
    1.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Harbour Dinner Cruise

    Experience a dinner like no other as you dine on-board a sailing yacht cruising the incredible Waitemata Harbour. This relaxed sailing excursion boasts delicious food and a backdrop like no other, showcasing city highlights like the Harbour Bridge.
    Duration:
    2.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Harbour Sailing Coffee Cruise

    Take a sailing yacht out onto the harbour of the “City of Sails” to experience Auckland from a stunning vantage point. Sail the inner Waitemata Harbour, pass beneath the Harbour Bridge, and sit back and relax with a fresh coffee as the ocean breeze takes you along some of the city’s most famous landmarks.
    Duration:
    1.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Hobbiton Express Full Day Tour

    Take a full day to explore the Waikoto region south of Auckland, heading from the charming English-style heritage streets of Cambridge to the Hobbiton Movie Set, where you’ll get to relive the Lord of the Rings as you explore the Green Dragon Inn, the Party Tree, and Bilbo’s own Hobbit hole, Bag End.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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