Nature & Wildlife Tours

New Zealand is famous for its spectacular landscapes: pristine lakes and waterfalls, snowy mountain peaks, wild beaches, dense bush, lush farmland and unique native wildlife. Whether you want to marvel at ancient glaciers, learn about our farming lifestyle or get up close to New Zealand’s national bird, the kiwi, we have a tour for every nature lover.

GreatSights nature and wildlife tours depart daily from towns and cities around the country.

 

25 Day Tours to experience

MUST-SEE
See the unparalleled beauty of the South Island on a day tour to Milford Sound, and cruise the world-famous fiord
  • 12 hours 40 minutes
  • Luxury glass roof coach
  • Scenic Milford Sound cruise

from $219 NZD

New Zealand’s most unique whale and dolphin watching safari departs direct from downtown Auckland. Enjoy a 4.5-hour cruise on board the Dolphin Explorer
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Year-round encounters with incredible wildlife
  • Learn from our expert and informative commentary

from $199 NZD

Experience the grandeur of New Zealand's highest mountain on a day tour from Christchurch to Mount Cook, ending in Queenstown.
  • 11 hours
  • Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park
  • Lake Tekapo

from $350 NZD

Travel along one of the world's most scenic roads to Milford Sound, a place of unrivalled beauty and one of New Zealand's must-see destinations.
  • 7 hours 25 minutes
  • Full day tour
  • Milford Sound scenic cruise

from $182 NZD

Travel up the South Island and through the Southern Alps to stand at the foot of Aoraki / Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain.
  • 11 hours 50 minutes
  • Mount Cook scenery
  • Glacier lake views

from $350 NZD

Travel to spectacular Mount Cook on a half-day sightseeing tour from Christchurch and stay on in Mount Cook Village to soak up the view.
  • 5 hours 20 minutes
  • See NZ's highest mountain
  • Stunning high country scenery

from $250 NZD

See some of the South Island's most impressive scenery on a one-way day tour from Mount Cook to Christchurch.
  • 5 hours 10 minutes
  • Complimentary hotel drop-off
  • Stunning South Island Views

from $250 NZD

See some of the South Island's most impressive mountain scenery on a one-way day tour to Mount Cook in the Southern Alps.
  • 4 hours 45 minutes
  • Complimentary pickup/drop-off
  • Stunning South Island Views

from $250 NZD

Soak in the South Island's stunning mountain scenery on a one-way day tour from Mount Cook to Queenstown
  • 4 hours
  • Complimentary hotel drop-off
  • Free Wi-Fi on board coach

from $250 NZD

Take a tour from the cosy village of Fox Glacier through the remote and rugged West Coast of the South Island, finishing at Greymouth.
  • 5 hours 25 minutes
  • Spectacular West Coast scenery
  • Driver Guide Commentary

from $84 NZD

Set off on a full day tour from Fox Glacier to the sporting paradise of Lake Wanaka, crossing over the Southern Alps from the wild West Coast to the tranquil Queenstown lakes district.
  • 5 hours 50 minutes
  • Half Day Tour
  • Wild West Coast

from $116 NZD

See the South Island's famous scenery on a day tour from Fox Glacier on the West Coast to vibrant Queenstown.
  • 7 hours 55 minutes
  • Full Day Tour
  • Multilingual commentary

from $147 NZD

Take a tour from the riverside town of Greymouth through the remote and rugged West Coast of the South Island, finishing at Fox Glacier.
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Spectacular West Coast scenery
  • Driver Guide Commentary

from $84 NZD

Take a tour from the riverside town of Greymouth through the remote and rugged West Coast of the South Island, finishing at Franz Josef.
  • 3 hours 55 minutes
  • Spectacular West Coast scenery
  • Driver Guide Commentary

from $78 NZD

Take a tour from the small but lively Franz Josef Waiau village through the rugged West Coast of the South Island, finishing at Greymouth.
  • 4 hours
  • Spectacular West Coast scenery
  • Driver Guide Commentary

from $78 NZD

Cross over the Southern Alps from the rugged West Coast and glacier country, into the peaceful atmosphere of Lake Wanaka, on a full day sightseeing tour.
  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Luxury Coach Travel

from $116 NZD

Discover the spectacular scenery of New Zealand's South Island as you travel through forest, mountain and grassy plains from Franz Josef to Queenstown.
  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Full Day Tour
  • Wild West Coast

from $155 NZD

Take a tour from tranquil Lake Wanaka to the remote and rugged West Coast of the South Island, finishing at Fox Glacier.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Spectacular West Coast scenery
  • Driver Guide Commentary

from $116 NZD

Experience the pristine beauty of the South Island landscape as you travel from Wanaka to Franz Josef, home of the stunning Franz Josef Glacier.
  • 6 hours 5 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Luxury Coach Travel

from $116 NZD

Travel across the South Island from Queenstown to Fox Glacier on a full-day coach tour through amazing natural scenery.
  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • See The Southern Alps
  • Full-day Sightseeing Tour

from $147 NZD

Spend a day surrounded by New Zealand's scenic highlights, crossing through the Southern Alps from Queenstown to Franz Josef on the West Coast.
  • 8 hours 5 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Full-day Sightseeing Tour

from $155 NZD

Visit the glowworms and the home of hobbits and on a magical full day tour from Auckland
  • 12 hours
  • Full Day Tour
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour
  • Hobbiton Movie Set guided tour

from $334 NZD

MUST-SEE
Travel from Auckland to Rotorua, taking in the amazing Waitomo Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set
  • 10 hours 15 minutes
  • Waitomo Caves guided tour
  • Hobbiton Movie Set guided tour
  • Tasty picnic lunch included

from $334 NZD

Explore Auckland's West Coast beaches and native rainforest on an eco-tour of Waitakere Ranges Regional Park with local guides.
  • 5 hours 25 minutes
  • Waitakere Ranges Regional Park
  • Native rainforest and wildlife
  • West Auckland black sand beaches

from $175 NZD

Escape into the wild on a jet boat safari, walk through ancient forest and marvel at the astounding mountain views made famous by the Lord of the Rings films.
  • 4 hours
  • Mt Aspiring National Park
  • Jet boat ride, forest walk & 4WD tour

from $322 NZD

Free cancellation

You'll receive a full refund if you cancel at least 2 hours in advance of your tour experience.