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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: 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
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • 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 Maori & Cultural Performance Full Day Tour

    Join a local Maori guide for an unforgettable exploration of Auckland and its surrounding countryside. On this full day guided tour, you’ll traverse breathtaking scenery, learn about Maori history and culture, and visit the Auckland Museum where you’ll enjoy a Maori performance complete with a Haka war dance.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    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: 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: 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: Seaplane Fly and Dine Experience at Kawau Beach House

    Fly over the bays of the Pacific Ocean and enjoy a beautiful three course lunch on the beautiful island of Kawau
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Taste of Kumeu with Lunch

    Leave behind the bustle of Auckland with this journey through Kumeu Wine Country, Auckland’s Heritage Wine Region. Enjoy lunch at a contemporary vineyard restaurant, sample world-renowned vintages of red and white wine, and marvel at the rugged surf-fringed coastline nearby.
    Duration:
    5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Waitomo & Rotorua Experience (ending in Rotorua) Full Day Tour

    Tavel to Waitomo, the location of historic wars between Maori and colonial forces. These days, it's more famous for the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Your tour of the caves ends with a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto, before heading to the Agrodome, and Rotorua, known for its bubbling mud pools and geysers.
    Duration:
    12 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Wilderness Experience Half Day Tour

    A 30 minute drive from downtown Auckland brings you to the Arataki Centre, perched high in the Waitakere Ranges, a fringe of hills separating Auckland from its surf fringed west coast. Here the sweeping decks give breathtaking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Absorb the local history and admire the magnificent traditional Maori carvings that stand guard there. Head further west and experience the power of the wild and rugged west coast. Feel the soft, 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 with an easy walk in the lush rainforest where you hear native birdsong as you walk the easy bush tracks amongst New Zealand's famous kauri trees and giant tree ferns. Because New Zealand has existed for millions of years separate from the rest of the world, it has evolved its own unique flora and fauna. Seventy percent of its native plants are found nowhere else in the world.
    Duration:
    5 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: Afternoon Gourmet Tour

    Enjoy a gentle three-hour food tour introducing you to Auckland's delightful food scene. This tour lets you sample local artisanal foods, enjoy the country's best ice cream, taste craft beers and local wines, and visit one of the best-loved eateries in the city.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: America's Cup Match Race

    America's Cup Match Race
    Duration:
    3 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
    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
    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
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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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: 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
    New Zealand See Trip Details
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