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Take a spectacular tour through Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud Experience New Zealand through the eyes of a local private guide! Browse our tour 'suggestions' - each can be customized just for you.

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It's hard to imagine a more inviting travel destination than New Zealand. Although a small country, it overflows with unique, unforgettable scenery.

Explore the North and South Islands on our New Zealand tours with friendly local guides, and in the space of a few days you can visit glaciers, fjords, beaches, mountains, geysers and volcanoes - learning about indigenous Maori culture along the way.

In Fiordland's Milford Sound, gaze at the sheer cliffs plunging into still green water, as playful dolphins swim alongside your boat. Strap on crampons with your guide and walk across the Fox Glacier, or spend a day kayaking around the golden beaches of stunning Abel Tasman National Park. For a truly unique Kiwi experience, ask your guide for a shovel and head to Hot Water Beach, where you can dig your own hot spring pool mere inches from the surf!

There is so much to do on a New Zealand tour. Your local guide would love to help you customize an itinerary that will ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.
Tour Guide Legal Requirements
In New Zealand there is no requirement for a guide to have a license to give tours.

However, if the tour guide is also the driver, then they are required to hold a Passenger Service License and have a Private Hire Registration.

The driver must hold a Passenger Endorsement and must also complete a log book, and must record all work time. Drivers must not exceed the allowable work time.

The vehicle must hold a Certificate of fitness (CoF)

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Auckland Tours

New Zealand tours Auckland-New-Zealand Private Tours Walk around Auckland with a Private Guide
Enjoy Auckland and Walk the Streets with a Private Guide
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New Zealand tours Auckland-New-Zealand Private Tours Auckland to Waitomo Caves - Private Tour
Glowworms, Sheep, Cows and green, green farmland
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New Zealand tours Auckland-New-Zealand Private Tours Auckland in a Day with a private guide
Perfect for cruise ship passengers
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Bay of Islands Tours

New Zealand tours Bay-of-Islands-New-Zealand Private Tours Bay of Islands 4 hour Tour
Paihia and 'Best of the Bay' tour
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Christchurch Tours

New Zealand tours Christchurch-New-Zealand Private Tours Milford Sound / Queenstown / Mt Cook Tour with Private Guide ex-Christchurch (South Island ,New Zealand)
A 6 Day Tour of the best of the South Island
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New Zealand tours Christchurch-New-Zealand Private Tours Akaroa, Rakaia gorge, Lake Coleridge, Porters Pass, Christchurch
Christchurch EQ and Rebuild tour add on subject to ship docking time
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New Zealand tours Christchurch-New-Zealand Private Tours Fox Glacier / Queenstown / Te Anau / Dunedin (ex-Christchurch) with a Private Guide
South Island 9 Day Tour in a Circular Route
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Dunedin Tours

New Zealand tours Dunedin-New-Zealand Private Tours Scenic Catlins
Wildlife and beautiful landscapes on the wild Southern Coast
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New Zealand tours Dunedin-New-Zealand Private Tours Day in Dunedin Private Tour
Scenic tour of Dunedin's natural beauty and city highlights with a private guide
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New Zealand tours Dunedin-New-Zealand Private Tours The Spectacular South Private Tour
Dunedin, Catlins, Fiordland and Mt Cook with a Private Guide
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Napier Tours

New Zealand tours Napier-New-Zealand Private Tours Napier Wine, Brewery , plus City Art Deco Tour.
Explore Wineries and enjoy the decadence of Napier City
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New Zealand tours Napier-New-Zealand Private Tours Explore Napier and Beyond
The 'Best' the Hawkes Bay has to offer.
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New Zealand tours Napier-New-Zealand Private Tours Napier City Shore Excursion - Morning Tour (3 Hours)
Discover the secrets of Art Deco Napier with a knowledgeable local guide.
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Picton Tours

New Zealand tours Picton-New-Zealand Private Tours Mystery of the Moa Hunter
Your knowledgeable, local guide brings to life the lives of New Zealand's earliest inhabitants.
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New Zealand tours Picton-New-Zealand Private Tours Flax, Wool and my Ancestors
A history tour with links to some of my ancestors, who lived and farmed on the east coast of Marlborough.
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New Zealand tours Picton-New-Zealand Private Tours Picton/ Nelson/ Blenheim Full Day Excursion
Discover the secrets of the Top of the South Island with a knowledgeable local guide.
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Queenstown Wanaka Tours

New Zealand tours Queenstown-Wanaka-New-Zealand Private Tours Southern Experience Private Tour
Queenstown, West Coast including Milford Sound with a private guide
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New Zealand tours Queenstown-Wanaka-New-Zealand Private Tours Otago Central Rail Trail
Cycle the famous trail through remote valleys surrounded by mountains
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New Zealand tours Queenstown-Wanaka-New-Zealand Private Tours Central Otago Wine Tasting Private Tour
Taste the wines of Queenstown, Wanaka or Alexandra regions with a private guide
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Tauranga Rotorua Tours

New Zealand tours Tauranga-Rotorua-New-Zealand Private Tours Extensive Tauranga Sightseeing Ramble
Visited Rotorua before ? Lets look around Tauranga instead.
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New Zealand tours Tauranga-Rotorua-New-Zealand Private Tours Rotorua - culture, gondolas and gardens!
Have fun and learn about Maori culture on a private tour of Roturua
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New Zealand tours Tauranga-Rotorua-New-Zealand Private Tours Out and about the Tauranga area
Private tour of Katikati and Waihi
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Wellington Tours

New Zealand tours Wellington-New-Zealand Private Tours Bolton St Memorial Walk
The Stories of Wellington's Original Settlers
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New Zealand tours Wellington-New-Zealand Private Tours Wellington's Military History
The Fortress of Wellington
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New Zealand tours Wellington-New-Zealand Private Tours Distincitve Harbour Tour
A premier tour
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Tour in Rotorua, New Zealand:
"Thansk Julie for our great tour, it was a pleasure meeting you and I will recommend you if anyone I know is going to Ta,..." [more]
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Tour in Christchurch, New Zealand:
"Brian came 15mins early, clean vehicle and all is well. Brought along a child seat for my 4-year old. We enjoyed our da,..." [more]
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Tour in Auckland, New Zealand:
"Louise gave us a super tour of Auckland. She's delightful and hard working and showed us a tremendous amount of Aucklan,..." [more]
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