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

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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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Te Anau Glow Worm Caves

Experience a mysterious underground world of rushing water before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous shimmer of hundreds of glowworms*. * This underground world is astonishingly beautiful. By geological standards the caves are very...

Located In: Fiordland

2 hrs 15 mins

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NZD $98

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Waitomo Caves Tour: Waitomo and Ruakuri Cave

Discover Waitomo's longest underground guided walking tour. World renowned and a magnet for both local and overseas visitors, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves occupy a high placing in almost everyones New Zealand vacation...

Located In: Waikato

3 hours

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NZD $91

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Abel Tasman Sailing Trip

Treat yourself to a full day sailing tour in New Zealand's coastal paradise... the Abel Tasman National Park. You can learn how to sail or just chill out and relax - you decide!...

Located In: Nelson Tasman

7 hours

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NZD $190

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Rangitata White Water Rafting

Feel the thrill of conquering some of New Zealand's most exciting and scenic stretches of white water on this incredible NZ rafting experience! With Grade 1 to 5 white water guaranteed on every...

Located In: Canterbury

at least 2 hours

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NZD $215

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Bay of Islands Adventure Overnight Adventure Cruise

This is a tour of the Bay of Islands with loads of fun activities like target shooting, dusk fishing, night kayaking, snorkeling, island exploring, informative chats with our knowledgeable crew and more.

Located In: Northland

22 hours

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NZD $268

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Premium Milford Sound Nature Cruise & Buffet Lunch from Queenstown

With its dramatic scenery and unique wildlife, Milford Sound is one of New Zealand’s most breathtaking regions. Let us take you to Milford Sound while you sit back, relax and enjoy the magnificent...

Located In: Fiordland

12 hours

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NZD $219