New Zealand Hotels & Resorts

With its dramatic mountains, bustling cities, glacial lakes and rolling vineyards, New Zealand is an all-round winner with the hotels to match. Our handpicked choice is as diverse as the glorious landscapes that make the North and South islands so wonderful. 

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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Depart from Rotorua for Matamata, home to the Hobbiton Movie Set. Drive through a working sheep farm to the Shire’s rest where you will join a tour of the famous film set. Learn how the set was created as you discover hobbit holes, the Mill and double arch bridge and the party tree. You can also have your picture taken by Bilbo’s front door at Bag End. Finish your tour with a tasty lunch in the Party Marquee and take in the view across the lake to the mill and Bag End.

• Departs daily
• Operates year-round
• Group experience

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Marlborough Icons Tour from Blenheim

Depart from Blenheim for this full-day tour which journeys through the renowned Marlborough wine region. Visit wineries and enjoy two fine wine experiences before continuing on through the Marlborough Sounds for a unique seafood cruise. Learn about the local history, visit a marine farm and stop to sample some fresh seafood paired with a glass of sauvignon blanc before your return journey.

• Departs daily
• Operates year-round
• Group experience

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Martinborough Wine Tour

Depart from Wellington and drive through the picturesque Hutt Valley and the Rimutaka Range to Martinborough for this full-day guided tour of the famous wine region. With a wide choice of wineries, there is a selection of award winning wines to sample, including the Pinot Noirs that the region is known for. Stop for lunch at Poppies winery and enjoy a superb platter of local delicacies matched with their fine wines. Continues on to a further 2 or 3 wineries or head to the lovingly restored colonial town of Greytown, where you can browse the main street taking in the craft and antique shops or stop for a coffee, before heading back over the hill to Wellington.

• Departs daily
• Operates year-round
• Group experience

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Milford Sound from Queenstown

Depart from Queenstown and travel along through the picturesque Southland farming country to Te Anau. Continue to the Fiordland National Park and the renowned Milford Road. This corridor to the fjord unveils a different side of New Zealand, with its majestic mountains and winding rivers. Throughout the journey, there will be multiple stops for photo opportunities, short walks, and the chance to learn about the fascinating local facts and stories. Embark on a nature cruise that takes you beneath the towering peaks of the fjord. Admire spectacular alpine scenery and look out for unique wildlife including dolphins and seals, before heading back to Queensland.

• Departs daily
• Operates year-round
• Group experience

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Lord of the Rings Full Day Tour from Queenstown

Discover locations from The Lord of the Rings films on this 4x4 off-road adventure which departs from Queenstown. See The Remarkables (The Misty Mountains), Deer Park Heights (The Battle of the Wargs) and the Kawarau Gorge (Argonath/Pillars of the King) plus many more. Continue to Arrowtown and experience some off roading as you follow a gold mining road up the river where you can try gold panning before enjoying views of the Wakatipu Basin from Skippers Canyon.

• Departs daily
• Operates year-round
• Group experience

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TranzAlpine Train from Christchurch or Greymouth

Journey aboard the renowned TranzAlpine train from Christchurch and Greymouth via Arthur’s Pass. Enjoy the magnificent alpine scenery as the train crosses the Canterbury Plains and heads through the Southern Alps where it wind its way through the Waimakariri Gorge. The train arrives in Greymouth at 12:45pm which allows you plenty of time to pick up a hire car and continue your journey to the glacier region. The excursion also operates in reverse or as a return. You can upgrade to the Scenic Plus Dining experience which includes local delicacies which are created on board using the finest farm-to-rail produce.

• Departs daily from October to April
• Departs Friday to Monday between May and September
• Operates year-round
• Group experience

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Whale Watching from Kaikoura

Every whale watching tour is different. Sperm whales are yearround residents so your chances of spotting one are very high. You can also see dusky dolphins, New Zealand fur seals and albatross year round. Dependent on season you can also spot Humpback whales, Pilot whales, Blue whales and Southern Right whales. There are also opportunities to see orcas as well as the world's smallest and rarest dolphin - the Hector's dolphin.

• Departs daily
• Operates year-round
• Group experience

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Art Deco Walking Tour of Napier

Learn about Napier’s fascinating heritage during this guided walking tour of the city’s colourful Art Deco Quarter. Depart from Napier’s Art Deco Centre and discover striking examples of the city’s distinctive architecture. Hear stories of the 1931 earthquake that destroyed the city, the people that were affected, and how the city made a remarkable recovery and was rebuilt within two years. The walk is followed by an optional short film screening.

• Departs daily
• Operates year-round
• Group experience

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Best of Hawke's Bay from Napier

Depart from Napier for this private guided tour of Hawke’s Bay which can be customised to suit your interests. Admire Napier's diverse collection of art deco buildings and visit local artists to view their paintings and sculptures. Meet innovative food producers and enjoy tastings of locally grown delicacies. Visit a rural coastal settlement to expeience a traditional welcome and learn about Maori culture and heritage before enjoying tastings at some prestigious wineries.

• Departs daily
• Operates year-round
• Private experience

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Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown

Depart from Queenstown for this full-day tour of the Central Otago Wine Region. Explore, taste and savour the flavour at four separate wine tasting experiences around the wine regions of Gibbston, Bannockburn and Cromwell, with a delicious lunch and platters enjoyed at locally renowned locations. Throughout the day you will enjoy wine tasting experiences at both smaller boutique cellar doors as well as more established locations, including a barrel room tour, where you will witness stories and facts about the region and wine. Enjoy a cheeseboard to round off the day.

• Departs Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
• Operates November to March
• Group experience

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Hobbiton Express Tour from Auckland

Travel south from Auckland to the Waikato region where you will arrive at the Shire's rest to embark on your Hobbiton film set tour. You will see 44 hobbit holes, the Mill and double arch bridge, the party tree and visit the Green Dragon Inn. You can also get a picture taken at Bilbo's front door at Bag End. After the tour your lunch is included at Shire's Rest Cafe before heading back to Auckland.

• Departs daily
• Operates year-round
• Group experience

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Taste of Marlborough Tour from Blenheim

This is the perfect full-day experience for wine lovers as you'll be whisked between boutique wineries throughout the world-famous Marlborough region, You'll meet the vintners as they take you behind the scenes away from the main public areas and learn about the processes of creating wine and what makes their variety special. At the Saint Clair Winery, a family owned estate, head to Vineyard Kitchen where a lunch platter and some locally made Makana Chocolate will be served.

• Daily departures
• Operates year-round
• Group experience

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Wine Sampler from Queenstown

The breathtaking wine region of Gibbston is the focus of this tour from Queenstown. This cool climate region has a plethora of cellar doors, three of which you will visit on this trip. You'll taste over 18 varieties and visit the Gibbston Valley underground wine cave, the largest of its kind in the country. An optional lunch is available and can be ordered and paid for on the day.

• Daily departures\ • Operates year-round\ • Group experience

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Best of Queenstown Experience

Queenstown is the country's most spectacular towns and is the heart of adventure tourism in New Zealand. This half day tour is the perfect introduction the town and its jaw-dropping surroundings. The tour begins at a view point overlooking the town before continuing down to the Shotover River - a playground for adrenaline-seekers. Next up is the historic gold mining town of Arrowtown and Kawarau Bridge, the site of what is probably the world's most iconic bungy jump. Travel through Middle Earth landscapes to a local vineyard for a tasting and shared cheese board before boarding a boat for a short but sweet scenic boat trip on the lake.

• Departs daily\ • Operates year-round\ • Group experience

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