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International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket

International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket

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Learn about Antarctic landscapes, wildlife and explorers with tickets to the International Antarctic Center in Christchurch, an award-winning experience that combines fun and education. Try to weather a harsh Antarctic storm, then hear about life on the remote Scott Base and spend some quality time with the Center’s adorable Little Blue penguins. Enjoy Hagglund rides and 4D shows, and enter the 'cuddle zone,' where you can meet, snuggle and pet the fluffy Huskies that explorers historically used to pull their Antarctic dogsleds.
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  • 1 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.76
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$32.76

Kiwi Birdlife Park Admission

Kiwi Birdlife Park Admission

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Observe more than 20 native bird species —including New Zealand’s namesake, the kiwi — with admission to Kiwi Birdlife Park in central Queenstown. See wildlife shows, nature exhibits and daily keeper presentations, and catch a rare sight of the flightless kiwi in a nocturnal enclosure. In addition to these feathered stars, take a look at critters such as the Auckland green gecko, the kea and a prehistoric tuatara. Your admission ticket is valid for the entire day so you can explore the park at your own pace.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.76
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$32.76

Skip the Line: Larnach Castle & Gardens Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: Larnach Castle & Gardens Admission Ticket

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Visit New Zealand’s only castle with admission to Larnach Castle & Gardens, where you’ll find beautiful antiques, manicured gardens, and gorgeous views across the Otago Peninsula. Learn the story of the castle’s founding family through recorded commentary on a personal headset, and pause to explore a collection of New Zealand native plants before entering the castle. Pre-booking your tickets to Larnach Castle & Gardens ensures a smooth visit, with the flexibility to see the castle and grounds at your own pace.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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$24.73
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$24.73

Summit Experience - University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory

Summit Experience - University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory

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Both beginner and keen astronomers will love this behind-the-scenes tour of the Mount John Observatory. You’ll be amazed by how clear the night’s sky can be above New Zealand. Your guide will point out the amazing things you can see with the naked eye, as well as show you the observatory’s telescopes. This is an informative tour suitable for the whole family. Bring your camera so the astrophotographer can take incredible pictures of the sky for you.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.17
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$102.17

Christchurch Gondola Ride Ticket

Christchurch Gondola Ride Ticket

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Take an aerial journey on the Christchurch Gondola to the Port Hills crater rim and Mt Cavendish summit. At the summit complex — revamped since the 2011 earthquake — you’re rewarded with views of the cityscape, the Canterbury Plains and Lyttelton Harbour. Upgrade for admission to the Christchurch Botanic Gardens including a caterpillar bus tour, or go punting by flat-bottomed boat on the Avon River.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.40
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$23.40

Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown

Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown

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Board the TSS "Earnslaw," a vintage steamship, for an evening cruise on Queenstown’s scenic Lake Wakatipu. Arriving at Walter Peak High Country Farm, you’re treated to a sumptuous barbecue dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead. Sink your teeth into roasted meats and seafood, homemade desserts, and a New Zealand cheeseboard. After dinner, see farm demonstrations or purchase a drink and simply relax in the bar.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.61
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$99.61

TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Farm Experience with Afternoon Tea
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TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Farm Experience with Afternoon Tea

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Cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm aboard the TSS ‘Earnslaw,’ a vintage steamship. Stroll the lakeside gardens and enjoy a traditional morning or afternoon tea and take a walking tour of the farm. You’ll watch sheepdogs in action and see sheep shearing demonstrations. Treat yourself to home-baked goods and alpine views of the Remarkables mountain range. Savor a delicious afternoon tea and an amble through lakeside gardens before heading back to Queenstown by boat.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.51
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Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown

Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown

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Upon reaching Milford Sound, board a luxurious catamaran. Peer through panoramic windows of a luxury coach while you travel through the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park with a guide, before a memorable sightseeing cruise by Mitre Peak and the magnificent cliff-side waterfalls of Milford Sound.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.66
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Half-Day Walter Peak Horse Trek from Queenstown

Half-Day Walter Peak Horse Trek from Queenstown

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Cruise from Queenstown to Walter Peak High Country Farm and venture out on horseback with an expert guide. You'll board the vintage steamship TSS ‘Earnslaw’ for a round-trip ride across Lake Wakatipu then have morning or afternoon tea at the Colonel’s Homestead. Numbers are limited for a small-group experience on the horse trek, with views of the Remarkables mountain range.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.66
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$119.66

Valley of the Vines Lunch Wine Tour | Includes Lunch | Adults Only | Small Group

Valley of the Vines Lunch Wine Tour | Includes Lunch | Adults Only | Small Group

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Enjoy the tastes of the winemaking region of Central Otago without the stress of choosing a sober driver. Get picked up from your hotel and dropped back again at the end of the tour on this lunchtime drive around several celebrated wineries in the Gibbston Valley. Go behind the scenes at the country’s oldest wine cave and sample a range of varietals at each winery’s cellar door, from pinot noirs to a range of white wines.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.03
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$133.03

Small Group, Award Winning, Full Day Milford Sound Experience from Queenstown
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Small Group, Award Winning, Full Day Milford Sound Experience from Queenstown

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Arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand, Milford Sound offers a sweeping landscape of jagged snow-capped mountains, shimmering fjords and lakes, towering waterfalls and emerald greenery. Travel with a small group by coach from Queenstown to Fiordland National Park to explore this lush wilderness, including a boat cruise on the Milford Sound. You also see The Remarkables mountain range, Lake Wakatipu—New Zealand's longest lake, and Lake Te Anau—the South Island’s the largest lake.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.06
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Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau

Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau

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Travel along the spectacular Milford Road on a full-day Milford Sound tour from Te Anau. Have the chance to see native wildlife like the endangered kea (an alpine parrot), seals, dolphins, and the Fiordland crested penguin. Visit Gunns Camp, take short walks to beautiful sights including the Chasm and Marian Cascade, and take a sightseeing cruise on Milford Sound. Includes entrance fees, boat cruise with live commentary, morning tea, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.35
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Mt Cook Small Group Tour from Queenstown with Optional Activities

Mt Cook Small Group Tour from Queenstown with Optional Activities

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Take a break from the hectic Queenstown streets with this trip into the mighty Southern Alps. Spend the day at Mount Cook Village, nestled in the shadow of Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain. Enjoy free reign to set your own schedule, whether it’s hiking around the Alps, speeding around in jet boats or learning more about the mountains at Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.03
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Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown - 202

Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown - 202

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Located in the heart of Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound forms part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. Explore the stunning fiord by air and water during a half-day excursion. The exhilarating, round-trip helicopter flight from Queenstown includes a glacier landing on Mt. Tutoko. Perhaps spot dolphins, seals, and penguins during an unforgettable cruise.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$666.83
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Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown - Includes 4 Vineyards, Lunch & Wine

Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown - Includes 4 Vineyards, Lunch & Wine

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Pair the fine wines of Central Otago with a gourmet lunch platter on this small-group wine-tasting tour from Queenstown. Visit at boutique wineries during your tour and drive through verdant valleys and vine-clad foothills rich in gold mining history. Numbers are limited to 12 people to ensure an intimate experience with other wine lovers.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$136.45
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TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch

TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch

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Depart Queenstown aboard the TSS ‘Earnslaw’ for a cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Travel round-trip by vintage steamship and dig into a gourmet barbecue lunch at the Colonel’s Homestead. Enjoy chef-prepared Central Otago specialties accompanied by salads, desserts, and local cheeses. Don’t miss the sheep shearing demonstration or showmanship by the farm’s sheepdogs.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

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The glacial waters, soaring cliffs, and thundering waterfalls of Milford Sound are spectacular from all angles, and this half-day tour takes in all the highlights. Enjoy thrilling aerial views of the Fiordland National Park on a round-trip flight from Queenstown, and marvel at Mitre Peak, Bowen Falls, and Mount Pembroke on a scenic Milford Sound cruise. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$342.27
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$342.27

West Coast Tree Top Walk Experience

West Coast Tree Top Walk Experience

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Explore the forest canopy from high above the ground with tickets to the West Coast Treetop Walk, where a steel platform stretches more than 1,475 feet (450 mt.) through towering rimu and kamahi trees. Booking West Coast Treetop Walk tickets online ensures your place at the spectacular site, where clear days mean views of the snowy Southern Alps and the Tasman Sea from the panoramic observation tower.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.39
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$21.39

Olveston Historic Home Guided Tour

Olveston Historic Home Guided Tour

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Glimpse early 20th-century life in New Zealand during a 1-hour guided tour of the Olveston Historic Home in Dunedin. Follow a knowledgeable docent through the 35-room mansion as you learn about its Jacobean-style architectural design, fine art and furnishings. Discover the history of one of Dunedin’s most prominent families, and stroll through the elegant gardens with views of Otago Harbour.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$16.04
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Skip the Line: Odyssey Sensory Maze Entry Queenstown Ticket

Skip the Line: Odyssey Sensory Maze Entry Queenstown Ticket

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Treat your senses to a fun challenge at the Odyssey Sensory Maze in Queenstown. Your admission ticket gives you access to the maze, which generally takes 20-30 minutes to complete, although you can spend as much time as you like. Find your way through dark spaces and physical obstacles created by lighting, sound, and room design. An ideal activity for older kids and adults of all ages.
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  • 20 to 30 minutes
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$21.95
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$21.95

Skip the Line: Franz Josef Wildlife Center Ticket with Optional Backstage Pass

Skip the Line: Franz Josef Wildlife Center Ticket with Optional Backstage Pass

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Learn about the New Zealand native bird, the kiwi, with admission to the Franz Josef Wildlife Center. Tour the largest kiwi hatching facility on the South Island and opt to include a Backstage Pass Tour, where you'll get 30 minutes of access behind the scenes. Your ticket also includes access to the West Coast storytelling areas and an interactive glacier exhibition. Buy your passes in advance to guarantee your admission to this popular attraction, great for all weather and all times of year.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip the Line:WWI & WWII Combo Exhibitions at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Skip the Line:WWI & WWII Combo Exhibitions at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

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Save time and skip the lines with this combo ticket to Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre’s cutting-edge ‘Knights of the Sky’ and ‘Dangerous Skies’ exhibits. Learn about New Zealand’s wartime pilots and see their stories brought to life in sets created by the award-winning WingNut Films and Weta Workshop. Enthusiasts should make a beeline to the Centre’s aviation relics: immaculately-preserved bomber planes and fighter jets from both World Wars.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.07
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Skip the Line: Shantytown Heritage Park Experience Ticket

Skip the Line: Shantytown Heritage Park Experience Ticket

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Pre-book tickets to Shantytown Heritage Park to explore a replica village from New Zealand’s 19th-century gold rush, where you can ride a steam train, pan for gold, and check out the working sluice gun and sawmill. Booking Shantytown Heritage Park tickets online combines the convenience of advance planning with the flexibility to arrive at any time of day, without being limited to a fixed tour schedule.
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  • 1 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.35
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Skip the Line: Dangerous Skies WWII Exhibition - Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Skip the Line: Dangerous Skies WWII Exhibition - Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre’s Dangerous Skies exhibition tells the incredible stories of World War II’s unsung aviation heroes. See impeccably-restored bombers and fighter planes from the era and immerse yourself in the museum’s Battle of Stalingrad Experience, a multimedia extravaganza that throws you right in the middle of the infamous siege. Skip the lines and book a special guided tour of the exhibit to learn more about these stories.
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  • 45 minutes to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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