New Zealand offers a wealth of day tours and excursions that suit any type of traveler. There is certainly no shortage of things to do in New Zealand - from jet boat rides, to Milford Sound cruises, to glow worm tours, to Lord of the Rings Tours or scenic flights, there is something for everyone.

Here on Planit NZ our travel experts have selected the best day tours or excursions for you to research and book for your trip to New Zealand.
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Top 3 Activities in New Zealand

Day Tour & Activities
Dart River Jet Boat Safari

Located In: Queenstown

6 hours

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NZD $229

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Hobbiton Tour

Located In: Waikato

2 hours

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NZD $84

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Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike

Located In: West Coast

4-5 hours

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Was NZD $479

NOW NZD $469

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Hobbiton Tour from Auckland

Experience a magical journey through Middle-earth to the Hobbiton Movie Set from the Lord of the Rings film trilogy. On this guided tour from Auckland, you’ll get to see one of New Zealand’s...

Located In: Auckland

8 hours

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NZD $295

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Hukafalls Jet

Marvel at the incredible water level views of the spectacular Huka Falls as you slide past cliffs and trees at incredible speed. Hukafalls Jet is the closest jet boat ride to Taupo, conveniently...

Located In: Taupo

30 minutes

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NZD $135

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Whale Watch Kaikoura

Experience an exciting adventure looking for Giant Sperm Whales with Whale Watch Kaikoura. This is the only marine-based whale watch company in New Zealand that brings visitors on an up-close encounter and operates at...

Located In: Canterbury

3.5 hours

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NZD $150

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Skydive Wanaka

It's not every day that you strap yourself to a beautiful stranger and leap from a perfectly good aircraft! Welcome to Skydive Lake Wanaka - New Zealand's most spectacular, multi award winning, high...

Located In: Wanaka

2-3 hours

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NZD $439

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Milford Sound Kayaking - Milford Must Do

A fabulous four- five hours of sea kayaking on New Zealand's iconic milford including a stop for lunch on a secluded beach. Whatever the weather – if it’s teaming with rain, shrouded in mist...

Located In: Fiordland

4-5 hours

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NZD $149

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Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike

This is a fantastic introduction to an enthralling world of ice, traversing spectacular tracks of only moderate difficulty. Travel via helicopter to the magnificent blue ice of the Franz Josef Glacier where your guide...

Located In: West Coast

4-5 hours

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Was NZD $479

NOW NZD $469