OUR PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

Every now and then we all wish to have that 'private' touch to our explorations, away from where everyone else is - these are our recommended highlights of the many of New Zealand's great sites. These tours are always expertly guided, tailor-made to the time you have available and focused on your interests. If sitting in a crowded sightseeing bus is not your thing - scroll through our selection of featured tours in all corners of New Zealand, from art tours in Wellington to High Country stations in Canterbury - there is something for everyone. And if you can't find what you are looking for - contact us here

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Exclusive Waitomo Glowworm Caves

May 31, 2019

Step into mysterious world of Te Anaroa Cave, the only family owned glowworm cave in Waitomo, North Island. Imagine the moment your guide lights the candles, setting the scene for an intimate cave experience without any other tourists. Your guide tells you all about the ‘titiwai’, the glow worm, that brings life into this otherwise dark underground world. Be seated in Te Anaroa’s “Cathedral” to see it lit up by a dazzling magnesium torch.  Although the display only lasts a few seconds, your memories of the Footwhistle Cave will last a lifetime. This is the only Waitomo cave that allows its visitor to take photos.

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Routeburn Track Exclusive Walk

May 30, 2019

Linking Mount Aspiring National Park with Fiordland National Park, the Routeburn – while lesser-known than the Milford – features some of the grandest scenery. Huge, glacier-carved valleys, snowy mountains, waterfalls and jewel-like lakes dot the length of the Routeburn. One of the great things about the Routeburn is that its location lends itself to an unforgettable day hike for those who prefer not to hike the full length. Key Summit is home to arguably the best views on the track. Journeying from Te Anau to The Divide, then hiking the Routeburn Track to Key Summit & back before heading back to Te Anau is a day you won’t forget in a hurry

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Exclusive Tasman Glacier heli hike

May 28, 2019

Arguably one of the most unique and exclusive experiences to be had in New Zealand! Hike the famous Tasman Glacier with one of the ‘true legends’ in mountaineering. By helicopter you reach Upper Neve on Tasman Glacier at 1200 meters (3900ft) where you hike amongst the clear glacier ice and stunning ice formations. The gently undulating terrain is an amazing landscape of fluted ice, runnels, moulins and sinuous winding streamlets. Approximately 3hrs on ice with your expert alpine guide

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Roy's Peak Exclusive Experience, Wanaka

April 09, 2019

On-board your own private, comfortable 4WD pass Wanaka’s spectacular lakeside scenery before your local guide takes you high up into the mountains, exploring life behind the scenes on an authentic high country farm. Relax with your own picnic at an exclusive mountain-top viewpoint looking over Lake Wanaka and the snow-capped peaks of Mt Aspiring National Park. Your helicopter whisks you then off for a scenic flight to land at a private viewpoint on Wanaka’s iconic Coromandel Peak – Mt Roy.

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Mountains to Sea Fiordland National Park

April 01, 2019

See it all in one day: Glaciers, native forest, rugged peaks, alpine lakes, beaches. Starting in Te Anau you fly in your private helicopter to the northernmost point of Fiordland NP, Martins Bay Over the course of an epic, breathtaking day which involves several helicopter landings, hiking of remote native bush, you enjoy a gourmet lunch prepared by your own chef at an otherwise inaccessible location in Martins Bay

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Milford Sound Helicopter & Private Cruise

March 04, 2019

Described by Rudyard Kipling as the ‘Eighth wonder of the world’, Milford Sound was carved by glaciers during the ice ages Milford Sound is breathtaking in any weather. The fjord’s cliffs rise vertically from the dark waters, mountain peaks scrape the sky and
waterfalls cascade downwards, some as high as 1000 meters. Explore Milford Sound in style with a private and exclusive Milford cruise on a modern catamaran, enjoying scenic helicopter flights and a remote glacier landing.Half day from/to Te Anau

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Ancestral Footprints, Tarawera-Rotorua

February 05, 2019

Join a descendant of the Tuhorangi people as she takes you on a journey to experience their unique lifestyle and history. Learn about aspects of the Maori culture first hand, experience Maori kai (food) for lunch, see how our family lives among the bubbling hot pools, then experience seeing our sleeping giant, Mount Tarawera and enjoy bathing in the geothermal waters. This day's experience will leave you enthralled and inspired while you walk in the footsteps of the Tuhorangi people.

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Capital Arts Tour, Wellington

April 30, 2017

Experience Wellington’s vibrant, eclectic art and architecture on the Capital Arts Half Day Tour. Wellington is the absolute arts capital of New Zealand. Beautiful Victorian buildings sit alongside daring architectural designs. Museums and galleries display the best of the world's historical collections and the latest works by contemporary New Zealand artists. Spend half a day immersed in the creative worlds of art and architecture.

On the tour see Wellington’s intriguing early suburbs, including a visit to Old St Paul’s cathedral, New Zealand’s finest wooden gothic revival church, see the Old Government Buildings built of wood, made to look like stone; the Supreme Court designed to work alongside the old high court; and of course no architectural tour would be complete without a look at the Beehive and Parliamentary Buildings.

From Architecture to Art we explore the art collections at some of New Zealand’s leading galleries and learn about the rich mix of Maori, Pacific, and European history.

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Wellington Gourmet Tour

January 17, 2017

Explore Wellington’s foodie quarters with our knowledgeable and entertaining guide and visit some of our favorite food places on this delicious introduction to the culinary capital of New Zealand. Visit a local coffee roaster, talk to owners and meet local, passionate food producers to sample their culinary, artisan offerings.  Enjoy samplings of of Wellington’s best specialized food places including regional cheeses, honey, chocolates and much more – tastings included at every stop. A delicious ‘foodie lunch’ is included and paired with New Zealand wines at one of Wellington’s top restaurants.

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