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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

  • Auckland: Maori Full Day Tour

    Join a local Maori guide for an unforgettable day exploring Auckland and the West Coast. On this full day tour, you’ll cross breathtaking countryside, learn about Maori history and culture, and discover the wonders of the Auckland region, from its black-sand beaches to its dramatic cliff tops.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Morning City Sights

    Engage with Auckland's vibrant city culture on this morning city tour, where you'll see the city's most famous sights, including Auckland Harbour Bridge, Auckland Domain, and the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park. The tour finishes 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: Rangitoto & City Scenic Seaplane Flight

    Experience the breathtaking views of Auckland City and the volcaninic Rangitoto Island from above.
    Duration:
    40 Minutes
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Rangitoto Island Volcanic Explorer Tour

    Auckland: Rangitoto Island Volcanic Explorer Tour
    Duration:
    3.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Seaplane Fly & 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: The Tastebud Half Day Tour

    Go behind the scenes of Auckland’s culinary climate with the Tastebud Tour. This intimate tour introduces you to the producers and artisans who power Auckland’s food scene, taking you to the Auckland Fish Market and other vendors to learn about the city’s history and taste the flavours of the region.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Waiheke Island Explorer Half Day Tour

    Explore the wonders of Waiheke on this half day tour. After a picturesque boat trip across the Hauraki Gulf, you’ll arrive on Waiheke Island, where you’ll explore the island in the company of an expert guide and learn about the culture, history, and geography of its diverse landscape.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Waiheke Island Vineyard Half Day Tour

    Experience the best that Waiheke Island has to offer on this vineyard half-day tour. After a picturesque cruise across the Hauraki Gulf, you’ll visit the island’s wineries and taste samples from New Zealand’s thriving wine industry.
    Duration:
    5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Waitomo & Hobbiton Experience Full Day Tour

    Explore the wonders of Waitomo and the world of Middle Earth on this full-day tour. First, stop by the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, where you’ll explore an underground world illuminated by thousands of glowworms. Next, travel to the Hobbiton Movie Set to see film locations from The Lord of the Rings trilogy and marvel at the sights of Middle Earth.
    Duration:
    12.5 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: Waitomo & Rotorua Experience Full Day Tour

    Experience the wonders of Waitomo and Rotorua on this day trip from Auckland. On this full day tour, you’ll pass through the illuminated glowworm caves of Waitomo, learn about Maori customs at Te Puia, and enjoy bubbling mud pools and geysers in the Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley.
    Duration:
    12 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Whale & Dolphin Safari Half Day Tour

    Escape the hustle and bustle of the city on this incredible water safari through the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. Cruising aboard a purpose-built tour vessel, you'll cruise the picturesque waters of the Harauki Gulf and spot dolphins and whales migrating through the waters.
    Duration:
    4.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Day Trips, Family Vacations
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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: Zip, Wine & Dine Coach Full Day Tour (including ferry ticket)

    Discover the wonders of Waiheke Island on this full day tour. After a ferry journey across the bay, you’ll spend the day on Waiheke Island, touring its picturesque landscape, ziplining through its native forest, and embarking on a tasting tour of its homemade bounty, sampling everything from olive oil to wine and beer.
    Duration:
    9 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Christchurch: Akaroa Full Day Tour

    Take a full day to explore the beautiful and unspoiled French whaling depot of Akaroa. On this tour, you'll enjoy lunch in this picturesque village, visit a local cheese factory, and spend the afternoon cruising the natural harbour in search of dolphins, seals, and penguins.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Christchurch: Akaroa Small Group Full Day Tour

    Visit the French harbourside village of Akaroa and explore the gorgeous Banks Peninsula on this full day tour. As you travel along a high summit route with stunning views, you'll explore farmlands, learn about the region's history of arts and culture, and enjoy lunch at an award-winning café.
    Duration:
    9 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Christchurch: Arthur's Pass Full Day Tour

    Spend the day exploring picturesque Arthur's Pass. First, ride the TranzAlpine train through the Southern Alps to connect to Arthur's Pass. Once there, spend your time exploring national parks, visiting the quaint village of Otira, and heading to a farm to enjoya a sheer shearing demonstration.
    Duration:
    10 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Christchurch: Arthur's Pass Small Group Hike Full Day Tour

    Explore the picturesque Arthur's Pass on this small group tour from Christchurch. First, ride the TranzAlpine train through the Southern Alps. Upon reaching Arthur's Pass, you'll head on a hike to explore the area's natural splendor and visit the Castle Hill Rocks, weatherworn limestone rocks famed the world over.
    Duration:
    10 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Christchurch: Arthurs Pass Small Group Full Day Tour

    Board the famous TranzAlpine train for a morning journey to Arthur's Pass. Once there, explore this breathtaking region, passing from the local village, through the national park, and down into Otira Gorce, where you'll see an underground area of limestone cliffs and gorges. Alternatively, visit the famous Castle Hill Rocks before returning to Christchurch.
    Duration:
    10 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Christchurch: City & Wine Small Group Full Day Tour

    Deep dive into the city's history and culture on this full-day tour. As you explore the city, you'll see rebuilding projects from the 2010/2011 earthquakes, visit the historic Botanic Gardens, and tour local wineries to see why New Zealand's wine is well-regarded the world over.
    Duration:
    7 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Christchurch: Discover Christchurch Half Day Tour

    Discover the treasures of Christchurch on this half-day tour. First, ride a double-decker bus to see the sights and learn about the rebuilding process following the earthquakes of 2010/2011. Afterwards, explore points of interests on foot, including the Mona Vale Gardens and the Sumner and Port Hills.
    Duration:
    2 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Christchurch: Hanmer Springs Full Day Tour

    Explore the tranquil setting of Hanmer Springs and take advantage of its mixture of incredible landscape and sleepy village atmosphere. Choose how to spend your time in Hanmer Springs, whether that means relaxing in its thermal pools, visiting a sheep farm to engage with Kiwi tradition, or bungee jumping at Thrillseekers Canyon.
    Duration:
    9 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Christchurch: Lord of the Rings Edoras Full Day Tour

    Take a day to explore remote and beautiful Mount Potts High Country Station, home to Mount Sunday, which was transformed into Edoras in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. This full day tour takes you through unspoiled and beautiful landscape and shares behind-the-scenes secrets about your favourite movie trilogy.
    Duration:
    8.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Christchurch: The Alpine Safari

    Embark on the ultimate alpine safari on this day trip from Christchurch. Beginning with a jetboat ride at Waimak Gorge, you’ll off-road on Mount Torlesse, lunch at a country café, and ascend to Arthur’s Pass, where you’ll board the world-famous TranzAlpine Train and enjoy breathtaking scenery as you return to Christchurch.
    Duration:
    10 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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