North Island Tours

New Zealand’s North Island has so much to offer – from big city life to subtropical islands, native forest and lush farmland. Experience black sand beaches, cruise around sheltered natural harbours or gain an insight into our unique Māori culture on a GreatSights New Zealand tour.

From Bay of Islands tours and Auckland city tours to the central destinations of Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua attractions, all the way down to Wellington at the bottom, browse our range of North Island sightseeing tours to discover the secrets of this diverse isle.

44 Day Tours to experience

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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

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

from $75 NZD

COMBO
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

A relaxed tour of Wellington taking in the best of the city, its harbour and the myriad of beaches and bays around the Wellington coastline.
  • 3 hours
  • 3 Hour Tour
  • Wellington City Highlights

from $55 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

From its harbour to its hills and all the fascinating places in between, discover Wellington's charm and scenic highlights.
  • 3 hours
  • 3 Hour Tour
  • Wellington City Highlights

from $55 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

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

COMBO
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

Take a trip into the world of the silver screen with a visit to the famous Weta Workshop, where movie magic is made.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Half Day Tour
  • Behind the Silver Screen

from $68 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

See the best city highlights on this relaxed afternoon Auckland sightseeing tour.
  • 3 hours
  • Half Day Auckland City Tour
  • Multilingual Commentary

from $67 NZD

See how the Lord of the Rings and other films were created on this exciting half-day tour.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Half Day Tour
  • Includes exclusive film

from $68 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

Discover the real Middle-earth with a guided tour of the Hobbiton movie set, made famous on the silver screen.
  • 5 hours 40 minutes
  • Half day tour
  • Guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set

from $125 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

Go behind the scenes with a tour of the world famous Weta Workshop in Wellington.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Half Day Tour
  • See props from famous films

from $68 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

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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

COMBO
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

Travel from Rotorua across mountain ranges to the Hobbiton Movie Set and see locations from the epic Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films.
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • See Hobbit hole, the Green Dragon Inn and more
  • Easy Cancellation and Refund

from $125 NZD

See how movie magic is made with a guided tour of Weta Workshop's creative process
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Half Day Tour
  • See artists at work

from $68 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

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

See the top attractions in Auckland city and cruise across the harbour to charming Devonport village.
  • 2 hours 55 minutes
  • Half Day Auckland City Tour
  • Multilingual Commentary
  • Return ferry Auckland - Devonport

from $88 NZD

The Bay of Islands is a recreational paradise just waiting to be explored - get there with a half-day sightseeing coach tour from Auckland.
  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Luxury coach travel Auckland to Paihia
  • Scenic native forest

from $126 NZD

Experience Māori village life and feast on a delicious and authentic Māori hangi meal on an evening tour from Rotorua.
  • 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Evening tour
  • Three-course hangi feast

from $130 NZD

COMBO
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

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

After your Bay of Islands holiday, return to Auckland on a scenic coach tour from Paihia.
  • 3 hours 40 minutes
  • Luxury coach travel Paihia to Auckland

from $126 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

COMBO
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

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

COMBO
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

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See Auckland's top scenic attractions, then take a trip up the Sky Tower for stunning views of the whole city.
  • 2 hours 58 minutes
  • Half Day Auckland Sightseeing Tour
  • Auckland Harbour Bridge
  • Viaduct Harbour
  • Parnell Village
  • Sky Tower Observation Deck

from $104 NZD

Follow your tour of Auckland city with an afternoon tasting wines and exploring beautiful Waiheke Island.
  • 7 hours 45 minutes
  • Return scenic ferry cruise to Waiheke Island
  • Waiheke wine tasting tour

from $220 NZD

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Tour Auckland's top scenic attractions, then experience a spine-tingling Māori cultural performance at the Auckland Museum.
  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Half Day Auckland City Tour
  • Museum entry and Māori cultural performance

from $120 NZD

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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

Take a relaxing day tour to the beautiful Bay of Islands and discover its fascinating history on a mini-tour of Russell.
  • 12 hours 40 minutes
  • Historical Russell sights
  • Bay of Islands ferry ride

from $206 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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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

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

Free cancellation

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