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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 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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New Zealand tours Christchurch-New-Zealand Private Tours Christchurch Day Tour with Private Guide...ex Akaroa
Great Shore Excursion for Cruise Ship Passengers Stopping In Akaroa..up to 10 pax !
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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 Dunedin day tour
Shore excursion - Scenic coast and city highlights tour
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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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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 City and Environs Shore Excursion
Discover the secrets of Art Deco Napier and beyond with a knowledgeable local guide
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New Zealand tours Napier-New-Zealand Private Tours Napier Art Deco and Wine Country Tour
Personalised for You!
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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 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 Central Otago Wine Tasting Private Tour
Taste the wines of Queenstown, Wanaka or Alexandra regions with a private guide
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New Zealand tours Queenstown-Wanaka-New-Zealand Private Tours Experience Clyde
Experience Cycling and Wine Tasting
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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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Tauranga Rotorua Tours

New Zealand tours Tauranga-Rotorua-New-Zealand Private Tours Four in One Day Shore Excursion - Geothermal, Maori culture, Kiwifruit & natural hidden places.
A private tour that weaves together New Zealand's natural and social history through visits to extraordinary sites.
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New Zealand tours Tauranga-Rotorua-New-Zealand Private Tours Wai O Tapu Rotorua's Thermal Wonderland
Geothermal fantasy and Maori Culture Combo Tour
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New Zealand tours Tauranga-Rotorua-New-Zealand Private Tours Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua Thermal Wonderland Combo
This tour is for all the Lord of the Rings fans. An all inclusive packaged tour
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Wellington Tours

New Zealand tours Wellington-New-Zealand Private Tours Wellington Waterfront Walking Tour
ending at Te Papa (morning tour) or starting at Te Papa (afternoon tour)
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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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