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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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All ToursByLocals guides have met our ToursByLocals Guide Requirements which includes warranting that they can legally give the tours they offer.

Auckland Tours

New Zealand tours Auckland-New-Zealand Private Tours Town and Country Food, Wine & Pottery
The Land of Milk & Honey - and great wine!
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New Zealand tours Auckland-New-Zealand Private Tours Town and Country Fab Foodie
Sample and savour the best of Auckland's boutique food outlets and wineries
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New Zealand tours Auckland-New-Zealand Private Tours Waiheke Island Paradise
Wine tasting and lunch in boutique Waiheke Wine Region
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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 Lord of the Rings Day Tour
LOTR from Christchurch or Lyttelton Port
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New Zealand tours Christchurch-New-Zealand Private Tours Scenic South Island
Scenic Tour of West Coast and Southern region of New Zealand's 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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Dunedin Tours

New Zealand tours Dunedin-New-Zealand Private Tours Wine Tasting Day Trip from Dunedin
Taste wine in Central Otago
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New Zealand tours Dunedin-New-Zealand Private Tours Wine Tasting Day Trip from Dunedin
Taste wine in Central Otago
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New Zealand tours Dunedin-New-Zealand Private Tours Scenic Catlins
Wildlife and beautiful landscapes on the wild Southern Coast
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Napier Tours

New Zealand tours Napier-New-Zealand Private Tours Napier City Shore Excursion - Morning Tour
Discover the secrets of Art Deco Napier with a knowledgeable local guide.
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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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Nelson Tours

New Zealand tours Nelson-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 Arty Crafty tour
1 day tour around the boutique art, craft and vintage treasures of Central Otago
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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 Experience Clyde
Experience Cycling and Wine Tasting
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Tauranga Rotorua Tours

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 Top 2 Tour - Hobbiton Movie Set & Waitomo Glowworm Caves Shore Excursion
Experience these two must-see attractions with Doug & get a behind-the-scenes picture of these iconic sites.
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New Zealand tours Tauranga-Rotorua-New-Zealand Private Tours Rotorua/Taupo
Spend the day in Rotorua and Taupo with a private guide
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Wellington Tours

New Zealand tours Wellington-New-Zealand Private Tours Landscapes and Panoramas
the shape and beauty of the harbour city
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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 Capital Bush Hike and Village Experience
beautiful native bush hike, stunning harbour views, ferry cruise
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