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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 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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New Zealand tours Auckland-New-Zealand Private Tours West Coast Beaches, Black Sand, Surf and Birds
City, farms, birds and beaches
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New Zealand tours Auckland-New-Zealand Private Tours Walk around Auckland
Auckland is one of Lonely Planet's 10 Top Cities Best in Travel 2014
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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 South of the South Tour (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 south island 10 day tour
Kaikoura-Nelson-Abel Tasman--Fox Glacier--Queenstown-Te Anau-Milford or Doubtful Sound-Dunedin-Moeraki-Oamaru-Christchurch
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Dunedin Tours

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 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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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 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 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 Experience Clyde
Experience Cycling and Wine Tasting
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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 Rotorua's Geothermal Wonderland and Living Maori Village Experience
The geothermal wonders of New Zealand are seen here in Rotorua .
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New Zealand tours Tauranga-Rotorua-New-Zealand Private Tours Shore Excursions
Port of Tauranga to Rotorua
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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 The Tour that...isn't a Tour!
come and hang out with me in 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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New Zealand tours Wellington-New-Zealand Private Tours Landscapes and Panoramas
the shape and beauty of the harbour city
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Tour in Christchurch, New Zealand:
"Dermott is a great guide. He is very knowledgeable and really knows the area. Would take another tour with him in a hea,..." [more]
Mary Henry de Tessan - Jan, 2012   [view tour]
Tour in Auckland, New Zealand:
"We had a thoroughly enjoyable day with Louise taking us around Auckland. She is a lovely lady and was very accommodatin,..." [more]
Mark Bishop - Jan, 2012   [view guide page]
Tour in Tauranga, New Zealand:
"This was a lovely area to visit and Jan showed us a great time. We would definitely book it again."
Caryl Rahn - Jan, 2014   [view tour]
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