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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.

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Auckland Tours

New Zealand tours Auckland-New-Zealand Private Tours Volcano Coast & Country Wine & Cheese Private Tour
Spectacular views from an ancient volcanic cone, the best of Kumeu's historic wineries, fine cheeses and a superb lunch
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New Zealand tours Auckland-New-Zealand Private Tours West Coast Beaches, Black Sand, Surf and Birds
City, farms, birds and beaches - a private tour
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New Zealand tours Auckland-New-Zealand Private Tours Town & Country Food, Wine & Pottery Private Tour
The Land of Milk & Honey - and great wine!
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Bay of Islands Tours

New Zealand tours Bay-of-Islands-New-Zealand Private Tours The Bay of Islands : "Why I love it here"
A 6 hour tour for up to 10 people
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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 Private Tour to Milford Sound / Queenstown / Dunedin / Mt Cook / Lake Tekapo (ex- Christchurch)
8 Day tour with private guide...best of the South Island
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New Zealand tours Christchurch-New-Zealand Private Tours Private Tour to Nelson / Franz Josef Glacier / Queenstown / Te Anau / Milford or Doubtful Sound / Dunedin (ex-Christchurch)
South Island 10 Day Tour - feel the nature and see the sights
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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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Dunedin Tours

New Zealand tours Dunedin-New-Zealand Private Tours Larnach Castle and City Highlights Private Tour
Visit the only Castle in New-Zealand with a private guide
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New Zealand tours Dunedin-New-Zealand Private Tours Hobbit Filming Site Private Tour
Shore Excursion from Dunedin
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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 City Shore Excursion - Afternoon Tour (3 Hours)
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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Picton Tours

New Zealand tours Picton-New-Zealand Private Tours Jane Turner and Freeborn Parsons, our pioneering ancestors, cruise ship excursion, (can be customised for other visitors)
Sheep farming, timber milling and deliverling babies.
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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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New Zealand tours Picton-New-Zealand Private Tours Flax, Wool and my Ancestors, cruise ship excursion, (can be customised for other visitors)
A history tour with links to some of my ancestors, who lived and farmed on the east coast of Marlborough.
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Queenstown Wanaka Tours

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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New Zealand tours Queenstown-Wanaka-New-Zealand Private Tours Wine Tasting In Central Otago
Pick up and Drop off from Queenstown/ Wanaka/Cromwell.
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Tauranga Rotorua Tours

New Zealand tours Tauranga-Rotorua-New-Zealand Private Tours Tauranga Private Tour / Shore Excursion - History, culture & world leading conservation
You don't need to go far. The story is right here - New Zealand - its unique diversity and its innovative people.
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New Zealand tours Tauranga-Rotorua-New-Zealand Private Tours Birds Birds Birds Shore Excursion / Private Tour - Discover the native birds of New Zealand
Locate and watch many unique New Zealand birds; learn of the threats to their survival and what we are doing in New Zealand
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New Zealand tours Tauranga-Rotorua-New-Zealand Private Tours Hobbits & Geysers Shore Excursion - Hobbiton Movie Set, Maori Culture & Geothermal Wonderland
An in-depth private tour, experience including; the 'real middle-earth', amazing geothermal activity & Maori culture show.
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Wellington Tours

New Zealand tours Wellington-New-Zealand Private Tours Get Away from it All
Visit to Zealandia and Kapiti Coast
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New Zealand tours Wellington-New-Zealand Private Tours Lord of the Rings Full Day Tour
with a genuine LotR movie extra
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New Zealand tours Wellington-New-Zealand Private Tours The Sights of Wellington
All the essentials of Wellington
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