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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 Auckland to Waitomo Caves
Glowworms, Sheep, Cows and green, green farmland
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New Zealand tours Auckland-New-Zealand Private Tours Auckland Escape
See, taste, smell Auckland and beyond
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New Zealand tours Auckland-New-Zealand Private Tours Visit Incredible Waiheke Island with Mich
Mich, a passionate local guide with extensive knowledge of the island, its people and its produce, will meet you on your arrival,...
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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 Christchurch and surroundings tour
views of Canterbury Plains and Lyttelton Harbour from Port Hills
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New Zealand tours Christchurch-New-Zealand Private Tours Mount Cook Overnight tour
from Dunedin, Christchurch or Lyttelton Port
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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 Larnach Castle and City Highlights
Visit the only Castle in New-Zealand
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New Zealand tours Dunedin-New-Zealand Private Tours Natural Dunedin
Scenic coast and city highlights tour
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New Zealand tours Dunedin-New-Zealand Private Tours Orokonui and City Highlights
Wildlife Eco-Sanctuary tour and City Highlights
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Napier Tours

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 - Afternoon 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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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 Wine Tasting In Central Otago
Pick up and Drop off from Queenstown/ Wanaka/Cromwell.
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New Zealand tours Queenstown-Wanaka-New-Zealand Private Tours Central Otago Wine Tasting Tour
Taste the wines of Queenstown, Wanaka or Alexandra regions
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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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Tauranga Rotorua Tours

New Zealand tours Tauranga-Rotorua-New-Zealand Private Tours Birds Birds Birds Shore Excursion - 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 Tauranga 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 Hobbits & Geysers Shore Excursion - Hobbiton Movie Set, Maori Culture & Geothermal Wonderland
An in-depth 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 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 Wellington Round the Bays Photographic Tour
A drive around Wellington's beautiful Bays. I will pick you up from your accommodation or your cruise ship and, driving through,...
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New Zealand tours Wellington-New-Zealand Private Tours Get Away from it All
Visit to Zealandia and Kapiti Coast
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"Half a day in Auckland.......what can you possibly see or do. Well, Phil gave us a tour to remember. Our Flight landed ,..." [more]
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Tour in Tauranga, New Zealand:
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