From jumping off Auckland’s Sky Tower, climbing Franz Josef Glacier or a Tandem Skydive in Queenstown, you can find action filled day tours in every region. But New Zealand is not just a haven for adrenaline-addicts, our selection also includes day trips to explore Middle Earth, the Coromandel or Milford Sound, to soak in the hot pools of Rotorua and to kayak along Abel Tasman National Park.
Auckland, Waitomo & Bay of Islands tours
We have a selection of day trips to explore Auckland and the jewels of New Zealand’s Northland
Waitomo Caves & Hobbiton Set Tour
See two magical places come completely to life on this day package from Auckland. First, head to Wiatomo Caves and hop on a boat, where you'll be amazed by the thousands of twinkling lights within the 'glowworm grotto'. Next, after a picnic lunch, head to Hobbiton - the film set used in the LOTR and Hobbit trilogies.
This Bay of Islands package offers some of the area's best bits…enjoy a dolphin and whale spotting cruise, visit the very tip of NZ and sail through the beautiful Bay of Islands. Get your adrenaline levels up too…go sandboarding down sand dunes or chill at NZ's oldest pub in Russell.
Heading to Rotorua to soak in the mud pools? Thrill it up and jetboat to Huka falls, track on volcanic rocks or fall in love with Maori culture.
Tamaki Maori Village
Enjoy a wonderful evening of hangi, history and Haka on this great nighttime tour of a traditional Maori village. You'll be welcomed by indigenous owners and learn about haka, warrior training, poi, weaving and woodcarving. Finish up with an all-you-can-eat Hangi feast!
This 19-km trek is one of NZ's best. The track leads up to the saddle between Mt Ngauruhoe (also know as Mt Doom) and Mt Tongariro and the Te Maari craters. The landscape is peppered with volcanic rocks, mountain springs, colourful craters and emerald lakes.
If you're feeling adventurous, why not tandem skydive over New Zealand`s Lake Taupo. Jump from an altitude of 12,000 to feel the thrill of the freefall before you slowly descend, where you`ll find yourself floating in the sky with amazing wide spread views of the North Island to saviour.
Imagine crystal blue waters, whales and a glacier – these daytrips will leave you stunned!
Ice Explorer & Hot Pools Combo
Starting with a short heli-hop from Franz Josef to the incredible Pinnacles area of the glacier, your guide will navigate you through a maze of ice as you explore the awe-inspiring landscape. After half a day on the ice, there's no better reward than to rejuvenate the body, soul and mind at the Glacier Hot Pools.
This unique experience offers close encounters with the giant sperm whale, year-round. You may also encounter fur seals, dusky dolphins and the endangered wandering albatross. Depending on the season, you may also see migrating humpbacks and blue whales, or even the world's largest or smallest dolphins.
Winter or summer, in Queenstown you can always get your adrenaline pumping. Choose from our range of thrill-seeking activities.
Queenstown Powder Package
Calling all snow bunnies! Spend your days either skiing in off-piste powder or gliding down the blues with your nights reserved for group dinners, apres ski activity and entertainment. Your pass, transfers, accommodation and local host are all included.
It takes a certain kind of person to jump out of a plane. Some would say mad - we would say adventurous. Tandem skydive from 15,000, 12,000 or 9,000 feet at NZ's most scenic resort; Queenstown. For those adrenaline junkies, why not ask your Travel Expert about bungy jumping or the canyon swing in Queenstown?!
Bring the book to life on this quest to Middle Earth. Choose from a half or full-day tour, discovering famous movie locations whilst admiring the breathtaking landscapes. With a guide, movie props and refreshments at picturesque Glenorchy, this trip isn't just for die-hard fans.
A Milford and Doubtful Sound cruise is almost a must when you travel to the South Island and we have the perfect trips to suit your budget.
Jucy Cruise Milford Sound
Sail through one of the most spine-tingling places on Earth on board the Maiden of Milford, a modern and laid-back catamaran. Park yourself on one of the viewing decks, getting up close to waterfalls, wildlife and ancient rainforest as you sail out to the Tasman Sea and back.
Sail the full length of Milford Sound before mooring up for the night in Harrison Cove, where you'll enjoy a three-course dinner. Spot wild dolphins, cruise by waterfalls, rainforest and mountains and kayak through the clear waters on this overnight trip.