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Half day Sea Kayak Guided Tour from Picton

Half day Sea Kayak Guided Tour from Picton

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Tour the western end of Queen Charlotte Sound on a half-day paddling adventure from Picton. Settle into your sea kayak and follow an expert guide from the waterfront to sheltered coves and remote beaches. Search the waters for eagles rays, cormorants, little blue penguins, New Zealand fur seals and dolphins while you learn about the natural history of the Marlborough Sounds. Numbers are limited to ensure a small-group experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.92
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$69.92

Lord of the Rings Scenic Tour

Lord of the Rings Scenic Tour

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Visit ‘The Lord of the Rings’ filming locations in Glenorchy, traveling by 4WD with an informative guide. Departing Queenstown for Middle-earth in the morning or afternoon, this half-day tour includes stunning countryside landscapes chosen by director Peter Jackson. See where famous scenes were filmed, such as the Fortress of Isengard, Lothlorien, Ithilien Camp and Forest of Amon Hen. Enjoy light refreshments and personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to six passengers per vehicle.
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  • 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.46
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$180.46

Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

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Appreciate the majesty and scale of Franz Josef and Fox glaciers from the air during a 30-minute helicopter flight and snow landing. Enjoy aerial views over both glaciers from your prime position in the sky, and hear live commentary from the professional pilot before landing atop either Fox or Franz Josef. Then hop out and focus your camera lens on a glacial scene of frozen icefalls, glowing blue ice fields and plunging crevasses — considered to be among New Zealand’s most stunning landscapes.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$258.31
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$258.31
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Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

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See the glowworm caves of Te Anau on an underground adventure sure to charm visitors of all ages. An informative guide joins you on the 2hour and 15 minute Te Anau glowworm caves tour, starting with a cruise across Lake Te Anau. Then marvel at the shimmering illumination of thousands of glowworms as you glide through the quiet darkness of this magical underground world.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.03
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$71.03
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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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$648.64
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$648.64

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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$106.91
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$106.91

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown

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Take a window seat for a scenic round-trip flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound, and see the splendor of Fiordland National Park from the air and sea. Board a cruise and pass dramatic waterfalls and Mitre Peak as you travel to the Tasman Sea. Then soar over the Southern Alps on your return.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$279.12
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$279.12
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.44
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$128.44
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Shore Excursion: Dunedin City Tour, Coastal Train and Castle Garden

Shore Excursion: Dunedin City Tour, Coastal Train and Castle Garden

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Combine top Dunedin experiences into a single day of sightseeing on a Port Chalmers shore excursion that includes a city tour, Larnach Castle Garden, and a 90-minute ride on a coastal train through the scenic Otago Peninsula. A flexible mix of guided and independent activities gives you the best of both worlds: you’ll get a fascinating, guided introduction to Dunedin highlights, but enjoy the freedom to explore on your own.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.47
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$132.47

Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown

Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown

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Enjoy unobstructed views of the Remarkables and the Southern Alps during a catamaran cruise on Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown. Cruise accross the lake, stopping at Bob’s Cove to soak up the views from New Zealand's longest lake. Listen to the captain’s entertaining commentary about the natural landmarks and wildlife as you relax indoors or on the outdoor decks. You have a selection of morning and afternoon cruises to choose from.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.98
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$27.98
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Arrival Transfer: Queenstown Airport to Central Queenstown City Centre

Arrival Transfer: Queenstown Airport to Central Queenstown City Centre

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Let a professional and courteous driver collect you from the Queenstown airport, help you with your luggage and drop you off at the doorstep of your accommodation. This shared transfer to your Queenstown hotel offers a hassle-free arrival. Shuttles stop just outside baggage claim. Airport transfers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.92
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$12.92

Full day Guided Sea Kayak Tour from Picton

Full day Guided Sea Kayak Tour from Picton

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See the exquisite Marlborough Sounds from the water during a full-day adventure by sea kayak. Depart from the Picton waterfront and prepare to be wowed as you paddle past secluded coves along the western end of Queen Charlotte Sound. Your knowledgeable guide points out marine life such as eagles rays, cormorants, little blue penguins, New Zealand fur seals and more. Stop at a sheltered beach for a delicious lunch with locally sourced ingredients. Numbers are limited to ensure a small-group experience.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.67
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$95.67

Family Adventures Rafting and Sightseeing Trip

Family Adventures Rafting and Sightseeing Trip

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Enjoy wet and wild adventure in Skippers Canyon on this 4.5-hour Queenstown rafting and sightseeing adventure. Take a scenic drive into Skippers Canyon as a guide sheds light on the region’s rich gold-mining heritage. On arrival at base, strap into your safety kit and paddle onto the Shotover River’s swirling Class I and II rapids. During your descent, tackle the river’s swirling twists and turns with a guide and enjoy sweeping views over New Zealand’s beautiful countryside. Then, finish your adventure with a swim or a rock-jump.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$142.79
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$142.79
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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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$35.16
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$35.16

Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Tour

Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Tour

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This is a great option for a Christchurch day trip that combines nature, local wildlife, and delicious food experiences too. Save time planning transfers by having round-trip transport in a luxury vehicle included. You won’t have to worry about bringing snacks with you as light refreshments, drinks, and a delicious lunch are all included. Travel in comfort between dispersed sites including Banks Peninsula, Barrys Bay Cheese Factory, and the Wild Side Conservation Area to spot wild penguins.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$228.84
Price varies by group size
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$228.84
Price varies by group size
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Ecoworld New Zealand tour from Marlborough Sounds

Ecoworld New Zealand tour from Marlborough Sounds

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Spend time at the EcoWorld Aquarium & Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre when your cruise ship pulls into port in Picton. You’ll see ancient reptiles called tuataras and get acquainted with little blue penguins rescued from the Marlborough Sounds. On-site staff take you behind the scenes to discover New Zealand’s conservation in action.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.67
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$17.67

Half-Day Dolphin Viewing Eco-Tour from Picton

Half-Day Dolphin Viewing Eco-Tour from Picton

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The sunken river valleys, forested cliffs, and sandy bays of the Marlborough Sounds are one of the best places in New Zealand to spot dolphins in their natural environment, but increased tourism can often put wildlife at risk. This 4-hour cruise from Picton is run by certified Department of Conservation operators, allowing you to interact with dusky, bottlenose, and orca dolphins in a safe, fun, and eco-friendly way.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.56
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$92.56

Dunedin City Highlights, Otago Peninsula Scenery & a Guided Penguin Reserve Tour

Dunedin City Highlights, Otago Peninsula Scenery & a Guided Penguin Reserve Tour

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You will be joining a small group tour and go to places that bigger buses cannot go. You will have personalised attention and will see the most special parts of Dunedin and Otago peninsula.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.79
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$175.79

Interactive animal tour

Interactive animal tour

A visit to our farm and guided tour of our animals provides you with unique insight to rural life in New Zealand. We are excited to enable you to interact with animals you may not otherwise meet and reveal where food comes from
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.04
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$11.04

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What people are saying about Kid-Friendly in South Island

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Half day Sea Kayak Guided Tour from Picton
"Loved it! Excellent service. We took half day sea kayak tour. It was beautiful morning kayak tour. Even for inexperienced kayakers."..."
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Lord of the Rings Scenic Tour
"This tour was fantastic - I’m a big LOTR fan & the experience was just amazing. Our guide was very informative 😀"..."
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Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
"Absolutely amazing. Very nice and helpful staff, lovely helicopter and we were blessed with fantastic weather."..."
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Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour
"Great tour and commentary. Definitely recommend doing it. Well organised. Boat was nice and clean. Guides instructions were very clear and easy to understand"..."
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Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown - 202
"Once in a lifetime experience… truly exceptional trip and worth every cent! The guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable, the glacier stop was absolutely breathtaking. Highly recommend this to anyone. In fact, it should be on EVERYONE’S bucket list!"..."
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Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown
"We thoroughly enjoyed this experience. This was the perfect end to our honey moon. The cruise to the farm was gorgoues, the food was the best buffet we have eaten and the sheepdog show was cool too. Highly recommend. We felt our cup was so full after this trip"..."
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown
"Beautiful clear day for our flight and cruise. Amazing to see the dolphins frolicking beside and behind the boat. Informative tour guide on both the flight and the cruise."..."
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Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown
"We had an amazing experience at Milford sound and to top it off our coach driver Paulie was amazing, his commentaries were funny and insightful. His timing was impeccable making the long journey much more enjoyable. We would have no issue recommending great sights and paulie to any of our friends."..."
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Shore Excursion: Dunedin City Tour, Coastal Train and Castle Garden
"Great tour with very good guide. We were on a cruise trip so time was tight but we managed to see some great sights in the time we had"..."
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Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown
"Cool cruise on Wakatipu with great commentary and awesome scenery. Local history and other activities described well during cruise."..."
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Arrival Transfer: Queenstown Airport to Central Queenstown City Centre
"Shuttle bus was waiting when I arrived very friendly driver had no hassles am heading back to Queenstown so will definitely use there service again Cheers Yvonne nz"..."
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Full day Guided Sea Kayak Tour from Picton
"Amazing. We saw so many birds, jelly fish, also blue penguins as well."..."
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Family Adventures Rafting and Sightseeing Trip
"This was a fantastic time with a little excitement and much more enjoyment! I would highly recommend!"..."
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Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Tour
"Seeing the Little Blue Penguins in the nest was really cool. The tour operators were friendly and knowledgeable about the history and culture of the area, The scenery was breathtaking."..."
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Half-Day Dolphin Viewing Eco-Tour from Picton
"Saw so many dolphins, seals and amazing birds - great experience with friendly knowledgeable crew - would’ve be even richer experience to have a local Maori perspective for the history."..."
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Dunedin City Highlights, Otago Peninsula Scenery & a Guided Penguin Reserve Tour
"We had a wonderful, informative tour of the Dunedin area. Asta was so gracious and helpful. The scenery was beautiful. We were able to see yellow eyed penguins in the rehab center but unfortunately none in the wild."..."

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