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Wairaurahiri Wilderness Jet

0800 270 556

We offer a huge variety of jet boating and wilderness adventure packages in Fiordland and Southland. Experience New Zealand's most daring and exhilarating jet boat ride.

Hotel Chathams

+64 3 305 0048

Hotel Chatham offers a wide range of accommodation options (hotel, motel, B&B, home stay and properties that would suit backpackers or groups). So whatever your accommodation requirements are, we should be able to meet them, short term or long term. Even better you will be greeted by friendly local staff who still offer that good old fashioned hospitality.

Kapiti Island Nature Tours

0800 527 484

Kapiti Island Nature Tours offer a unique opportunity to experience New Zealand's most highly endangered wildlife in a completely natural setting. Kapiti Island is a predator free nature reserve where visitors can get up and personal with native birds such as the Kaka, Tieke, Kiwi, Kereru and Kakariki. Kapiti Island Nature Tours offer overnight kiwi spotting tours, day tours, ferry transport & guided walks with interpretation on flora, fauna and Māori Culture.

The spiritual environment of the Waipoua forest provides a natural stage for unforgettable day and night guided walks with local Māori guides and the largest and oldest kauri trees in the world. Our signature fou hour Twilight Encounter night walk is one of two New Zealand and 82 Global encounters that feature in the Lonely Planet publication Code Green: Experiences of a Lifetime. Step into our world and embark on a memorable journey of storytelling, Māori song and interactive interpretation.

Kaitiaki Adventures

+64 7 350 1151

With a unique blend of history, Māori culture and an adrenaline overload, Kaitiaki Adventures offers superior and unforgettable white water rafting and white water sledging experiences. Raft down the Kaituna River and over the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world or take the river on at eye level as you are in charge of your own sledging vessel propelling yourself through the water with flippers on your feet.

Enjoy a genuine, personal New Zealand experience on board the luxury sailing catamaran Tiua on beautiful Lake Rotoiti near Rotorua. Sail the large fresh water lake with many stunning bays and coves to explore; it is steep in cultural history and legend that the crew are happy to share. You can be relaxed or energetic as you wish by helping sail the yacht, swimming in the waters through caves, soaking in the lake edge thermal pools only accessible by boat or relaxing and watching the native scenery slip by.

Stonepeace Kohatu Hūmārie

+64 6 875 0727

Ema Scott finds inspiration in her spiritual connection to the past, 'design by descent' as she coins it. From her home and studio designed by her father - architect J C Scott - she endeavours to produce sculptures and designs that gives peace a tangible form in the medium of stone. She welcomes groups and individuals who have an interest in sculpture, art and architecture.

Native Xperience

+64 27 5566 071

From the novice to the most expert fisherman, our native tour guides will take you to some of the most natural settings on the Waitahanui River. Our guides can take you to the upper reaches of the river, which offers the chance for anglers to get away from the crowds and fish in solitude in a beautiful tranquil setting. If you are not a fishing enthusiast then not to worry as Native Xperience has a variety of other activities that you can enjoy including bush walks, making Māori rongoa (medicine), Māori arts & crafts or even make your own hangi.

Waimangu Thermal Valley

+64 7 366 6137

Waimangu volcanic valley is one of Rotorua's premier tourist attraction and a must do eco-experience when you visit Rotorua. Waimangu features unique ecology, rare botany and fascinating geothermal features such as steaming volcanic crater lakes. A protected scenic reserve and wildlife refuge. Walking tours and boat cruise.

Take the opportunity to experience and share in the rich culture and history of Wellington by taking a Waka (Māori Canoe) or Walking Tour. Hear stories that relate to Māori from a Te Atiawa/Taranaki Whanui (tribe) perspective on a Hidden Treasures Walking Tour. Visit the uncovered remains of two whare ponga (buildings) with exclusive access to an excavation site not open to the public. Take a Waka Tour in a working waka, on the water with our kaihoe (paddlers) and learn traditional paddling techniques, waka calls, haka and salutes.

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