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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

  • Te Anau: Glowworm Caves

    Journey into the Glowworm Caves of Te Anau. After cruising along the western shores of Lake Te Anau, you’ll enter the Glowworm Caves, an underground network of caverns and galleries that culminate in the Glowworm Grotto, where thousands of these bioluminescent creatures transform the cavern into an approximation of the night sky.
    Duration:
    2 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Timaru: South Canterbury & Tekapo Basin Cruise Ship Full Day Tour

    Explore the region of South Canterbury and the Tekapo Basin on this full-day tour. Travelling inland from Pleasant Point, you'll explore the history of European settlement, see the waters of Lake Tekapo and its famous Church of the Good Shephard, and climb to Mount John Observatory to enjoy incredible views of the region.
    Duration:
    7.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Waiheke Island: Maori Experience Full Day Tour

    Get a sense of New Zealand’s Maori history on this exploration of Waiheke Island. This guided full day tour takes you to white-sand beaches, ancient archaeological sites, and a local vineyard, educating you on New Zealand’s indigenous history and natural landscape.
    Duration:
    6 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Waitangi - Te Hoenga Waka plus Waitangi Treaty Grounds

    Join the Ngapuhi tribe to learn about Maori culture and experience a day of ancient customs, rituals, and traditions. On this Maori cultural experience, you'll paddle a Waka Taua (war canoe) on the Waitangi River and visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where the British and Maori signed their treaty.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Waitomo: Glowworm Caves

    Explore the incredible caves of Waitomo, where you’ll see an underground cathedral, pass alongside the Tomo, a deep limestone shaft, and cruise along the Glowworm Grotto, where thousands of glowworms illuminate the cavern and transform it into an underground Milkyway Galaxy.
    Duration:
    1 Hour
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Wanaka or Queenstown: Kayak the Mighty Clutha Half Day Kayak Experience

    Head on a kayak adventure down the mighty Clutha River. After getting acquainted with your kayak on the waters of the Wanaka, you’ll head down the Clutha River to explore 22km of stunning waterways, passing over playful rapids and hugging twists and turns of the river.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Wanaka or Queenstown: Lake Escape Half Day Guided Paddle Boarding Experience

    Learn to handle a Stand Up Paddle board as you enjoy an excursion on Lake Wanaka outside Queenstown. This is your chance to hone your skills, enjoy the incredible waters of the lake, and tour the Wanaka Waterfront and the surrounding landscape from the water.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Wanaka or Queenstown: Southern Explorer Full Day Kayak Experience

    Explore one of the most iconic and remote landscapes of the South Island with this kayak experience on Wanaka. After getting acquainted with your kayak, you’ll tour the waterfront and visit the island of Mou Waho, where you’ll head on a hike to explore its protected landscape and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.
    Duration:
    7 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Wanaka or Queenstown: Tiki Tour Half Day Guided Kayak Experience

    Embark on a half-day kayaking tour of Lake Wanaka. This adventure is a fantastic introduction to kayaking, with an easy guided paddle exploring the beautiful Lake Wanaka coastline and its outstanding scenery. No experience is required and this small-group tour operates in most weather conditions.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Wanaka: Go Wild Beginner Waterfall Climb

    Join a beginner waterfall climb, which takes you into the heart of the Twin Falls Waterfall as you climb over 150m and cross four suspension bridges. This adventure in Wanaka is exciting, fun, and completely safe. It’s perfect for first-timers and is an adventure you’ll never forget.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Wanaka: Wild Thing Intermediate Waterfall Climb Half Day Tour

    Join an intermediate waterfall climb that takes you high into the vertical world of Twin Falls Waterfall and has you climb over 300m to enjoy spectacular mountain views and cross six suspension bridges. If you have some experience with climbing, this is an amazing and safe Wanaka adventure that you’ll never forget.
    Duration:
    5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Wellington: Martinborough Food & Wine Full Day Tour

    Take the day to indulge in the food and wine culture of the Martinborough wine region. In the company of an expert guide, you'll go behind the scenes to learn about the production of pinot noir, taste several premium wine brands, and enjoy a gourmet three-course lunch that perfectly matches the region's wines.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Wellington: Capital Taste Gourmet Tour

    Experience the culinary delights of New Zealand's capital on this Wellington gourmet tour. As you explore the city's culinary scene, you'll sample chocolates, cheeses, and coffee, as well as other hidden culinary treasures that only locals know about.
    Duration:
    2.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Wellington: City Sights and Coastline Tour

    Explore the famous city sights of Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. See the city through the eyes of a local as you explore the city’s landmarks and also get off the tourist trail, heading from Mount Victoria to the famous cable car to the rugged south coastline and hidden treasures along the way. This tour showcases Wellington at its finest.
    Duration:
    2.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Wellington: Greytown Village Full Day Tour

    Experience the heart of Wairarapa on this tour through the villages of Greytown, Martinborough, and Featherston north of Wellington. Admire Victorian wooden homes, taste gourmet chocolates, and sample local wines and cheeses as you experience the iconic country life of New Zealand.
    Duration:
    9 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Wellington: Palliser Bay off the Beaten Track Full Day Tour

    Explore the Wellington region and experience the beauty of Palliser Bay and other natural highlights off the beaten track. On this full-day tour, you'll enjoy a close encounter with fur seals, visit the fishing village of Ngwai on Lake Ferry, and enjoy incredible views at the Cape Palliser Lighthouse.
    Duration:
    9 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Wellington: Rover Lord of the Rings Full Day Tour

    This tour is an absolute must-do for any fan of The Lord of the Rings. Taking you across Wellington, this full day tour explores the filming locations of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, stopping off at spots used for Rivendell and Helm’s Deep, for instance, and also includes a tour of Weta Workshop.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Wellington: Rover Lord of the Rings Half Day Tour

    Take a day to explore film locations from The Lord of the Rings on this half day tour through Wellington, which includes a visit to Weta Workshop and the new Weta Cave and Window into Workshop exhibition.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Wellington: Seal Colony & Farm Half Day Tour

    Combine the wonders of farm and nature on this half-day tour outside Wellington. After strolling through the city’s Native Botanic Gardens, you’ll visit the working cattle farm of Terawhiti Station and head down the south coast to see New Zealand fur seals in their natural habitat.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Wellington: Te Papa Private Tour

    Explore the national museum of New Zealand on this quick, engaging tour for groups with tight itineraries. This guided tour takes you through Te Papa, the National Museum of New Zealand, to educate you about the nation’s history and culture, and experience the arts and diverse heritages that have shaped the nation.
    Duration:
    1 Hour
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Wellington: Weta Cave Premium There & Back Half Day Tour

    Experience the premium behind-the-scenes tour at Weta Workshop. First, view an exclusive 30 minute film showcasing the history of Weta. After viewing, head on a private tour of the workshop and Weta Cave, learning how your favourite movie specials effects and props are made.
    Duration:
    3.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Wellington: Zealandia - General Admission

    Discover the unique eco-sanctuary of Zealandia, where over 225 hectares of native forest and habitat are restored and preserved. An experienced guide takes you through Zealandia and introduces you to the wonders of the wild and the necessity of the conservation movement.
    Duration:
    2 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Wellington: Zealandia By Night

    Take an evening in Wellington to visit a new exhibition exploring New Zealand’s natural history and conservation movement. Afterwards, see the world’s first fenced urban wildlife sanctuary by torch, exploring New Zealand’s wild bush from the confines of the city.
    Duration:
    2.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
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