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.

 

46 Day Tours to experience

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See the unparalleled beauty of the South Island on a day tour to Milford Sound, and cruise the world-famous fiord.
  • 12 hours 25 minutes
  • Luxury glass roof coach
  • Milford Sound cruise

from $240 NZD

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Find your feet in Auckland with a relaxed morning sightseeing tour, then escape to the Bay of Islands and cruise its peaceful waters in search of dolphins and other marine life.
  • Two-day tour combo
  • Auckland highlights half day tour
  • Bay of Islands dolphin watching cruise

from $275 NZD

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Cruise with the dolphins in the Bay of Islands, then venture underground in Waitomo and see the home of the hobbits on this two-day tour combo.
  • Two-day tour combo
  • Dolphin watching cruise
  • Tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Tour of Waitomo Caves

from $473 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 $165 NZD

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See some of the North Island's top attractions all in one day, with a magical Waitomo Caves tour and visits to Te Puia and the Agrodome in Rotorua.
  • 9 hours 15 minutes
  • Top Rotorua sights
  • Waitomo Caves guided tour

from $302 NZD

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Travel north to the substropical Bay of Islands, then explore to the south and see underground caverns, geothermal wonders and Māori culture with this tour combo over two action-packed days.
  • Two-day tour combo
  • 'Hole in the Rock' dolphin watching cruise
  • Waitomo Caves guided tour
  • Rotorua geothermal sights, farm tour & Māori culture

from $462 NZD

Explore Auckland's highlights plus one of its most famous attractions - the underwater world of Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium.
  • 4 hours
  • Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium
  • Half Day Auckland Sightseeing Tour

from $114 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.
  • 6 hours 5 minutes
  • Mt Aspiring National Park
  • Jet boat ride, forest walk & 4WD tour

from $259 NZD

This half day tour takes you around the central city, experiencing many of its best and most scenic sights.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Half Day Auckland City Tour
  • Multilingual Commentary
  • Sightseeing Cruise

from $125 NZD

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Discover the beauty of the City of Sails with a tour of its scenic highlights, then head into the country for a tour of the fascinating Waitomo Caves and Rotorua's top attractions.
  • Two-day tour combo
  • Auckland City half day tour
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour
  • Rotorua highlights: Agrodome & Te Puia

from $372 NZD

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See New Zealand's beautiful scenery three ways: from a glass-roof coach, on a relaxing cruise... and on a high-speed jet boat!
  • Two-day tour combo
  • Milford Sound day tour & cruise
  • Shotover Jet boat ride

from $345 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 $327 NZD

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Discover some of Rotorua's top attractions that make this city so special: its Māori culture, geothermal hotspots and heartland rural life.
  • 4 hours 50 minutes
  • Half day tour
  • Departs and returns: Tourism Rotorua

from $170 NZD

Discover some of Rotorua's top attractions that make this city so special: discover Māori culture, geothermal hotspots and heart-pumping adventures!
  • 4 hours 50 minutes
  • Half day tour
  • Your choice of two activities at Velocity Valley

from $219 NZD

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Explore New Zealand's biggest city with a half-day tour of Auckland's top scenic attractions, then walk into the depths of the earth and discover Waitomo Caves.
  • Two-day tour combo
  • Auckland City Sights morning tour
  • Waitomo Caves guided tour

from $276 NZD

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See the best of Auckland city, then venture south into a land of twinkling glowworms and movie magic.
  • Two-day tour combo
  • Auckland City Sights half-day tour
  • Hobbiton Movie Set guided tour
  • Waitomo Caves guided tour

from $383 NZD

MUST-SEE
Travel to the Bay of Islands, a stunning marine playground, and cruise its sheltered waters in search of dolphins, whales and other sea life.
  • 12 hours 40 minutes
  • Bay of Islands Dolphin Cruise
  • See the famous 'Hole in the Rock'

from $270 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 $229 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

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

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

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

Travel from Auckland to Rotorua, taking in the Hobbiton Movie Set and the amazing Waitomo Caves.
  • 10 hours 10 minutes
  • Hobbiton guided tour and lunch
  • Waitomo Caves guided tour

from $358 NZD

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

from $378 NZD

Put yourself in the frame with a tour of Lord of the Rings film set locations including Edoras and Helm's Deep.
  • 9 hours 00 minutes
  • Exciting four-wheel drive adventure
  • Misty Mountains and Helm's Deep filming locations
  • Stand on the summit of 'Edoras'
  • Easy Cancellation

from $299 NZD

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See two of New Zealand's most famous scenic attractions over two days with this great value package tour combo.
  • Two-day tour combo
  • Full day tours
  • Spectacular NZ scenery
  • Luxury coach travel

from $345 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 15 minutes
  • Full day tour
  • Milford Sound scenic cruise

from $163 NZD

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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 $290 NZD

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See the Southern Alps in all their glory on this full day tour to Aoraki / Mount Cook from Queenstown.
  • 11 hours
  • Full Day Tour
  • Multilingual Commentary

from $233 NZD

Find out why Queenstown is famous for adventure, great food and wine and stunning scenery on a half-day tour of its highlights.
  • 3 hours
  • City Sightseeing
  • Lord of the Rings Scenery

from $100 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 $154 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
  • Multilingual commentary available

from $180 NZD

Get up close to Māori culture and New Zealand's natural wonders, then take a journey into Middle-earth all in one day!
  • 12 hours 45 minutes
  • Full Day Tour
  • Māori Culture & Geothermal Activity
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

from $321 NZD

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See what makes Rotorua famous: Māori culture, geothermal activity, native animals, and rural life – then escape the real world for a trip to magical Hobbiton.
  • 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Full day tour
  • Hobbiton Movie Set tour
  • Agrodome sheep show

from $289 NZD

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Explore some of Rotorua's top visitor attractions, then take in the view with a Skyline gondola ride.
  • 4 hours 50 minutes
  • Rainbow Springs Nature Park
  • Agrodome sheep show

from $201 NZD

From underground caverns lit by glowworms to shooting geysers and spine-tingling Māori song, see the highlights of Waitomo Caves and Rotorua on a day tour from Auckland.
  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour
  • Agrodome farm tour & sheep show
  • Te Puia Māori culture & geothermal valley

from $345 NZD

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Nestled in the central North Island are some of New Zealand's most famous scenic attractions: Waitomo Glowworm Caves and the fascinating city of Rotorua, famed for its geothermal wonders.
  • 12 hours 40 minutes
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour
  • Agrodome farm tour & sheep show
  • Te Puia Māori concert & guided tour
  • Geothermal sights

from $367 NZD

MUST-SEE
Take a day trip to the Waitomo Caves for a black water rafting adventure!
  • 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Ruakuri Cave
  • Underground caving/rafting tour
  • Includes lunch

from $316 NZD

Experience the thrill of black water rafting in the Ruakuri Cave
  • 10 hours 40 minutes
  • Ruakuri Cave
  • Underground caving/rafting tour
  • Includes lunch

from $316 NZD

Explore an underground world of twinkling glowworms and soaring caverns with a Waitomo Caves day tour from Auckland.
  • 6 hours 45 minutes
  • Waitomo Caves guided tour
  • Glowworm Grotto boat ride

from $271 NZD

Full day sightseeing tour from Auckland to Rotorua, stopping in Waitomo for a guided tour of the amazing Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
  • 6 hours
  • Waitomo Caves guided tour
  • Glowworm Grotto boat ride

from $276 NZD

Take a day tour from Rotorua to another must-see North Island destination - the magical Waitomo Caves, with their weird and wonderful rock formations and sparkling glowworms.
  • 5 hours 45 minutes
  • Waitomo Caves guided tour
  • Glowworm Grotto boat ride

from $230 NZD

See New Zealand's famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves with a guided tour, as part of a full-day sightseeing tour from Rotorua to Auckland.
  • 7 hours
  • Waitomo Caves guided tour
  • Glowworm Grotto boat ride

from $266 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

Free cancellation

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