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Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari

+64 7 870 5180

Come and experience for yourself the New Zealand environment the way it is used to be - an ancient, vibrant pest-free forest alive with native wildlife including many of New Zealand's rarest and most endangered plants, insects, birds and fish. Step into another world where ancient New Zealand forest towers majestically above well maintained walking tracks and the air is filled with birdsong. Enjoy a variety of guided or unguided bush walks. Experience a restored and functioning Waikato wetland; home to our Takahe and our Tuatarium.

Manaaki Adventures

+64 21 158 6984

Manaaki Adventures is a New Zealand based outdoors experience tour company delivering guided adventure tours designed specifically for students. We provide exciting and safe experiences that allow students to build self-esteem, confidence, leadership skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

Whispering Trails

+64 21 047 8516

When you venture into our environment you hear the whispers of our ancestors. It is their history, stories, thoughts and memories that guide us. We would like to share these with you. Once you learn about our connection to the land and environment you will better understand our culture. Let the whispers guide you along trails that bring the past to the present for our future. With shared wisdom and knowledge handed down through generations, your guided experience will become a timeless journey.

Dart River Jet

0800 327 853

Queenstown’s Dart River Jet  experiences are unique combinations of breathtaking ‘World Heritage’ scenery, exhilarating wilderness Jet Boating, Māori heritage and inspiring adventure – truly authentic discoveries of everything that makes New Zealand an exceptional destination. Choose the option that suits you best and join us, the only operator on the Dart River, on a diverse adventure travelling deep into the pristine Dart River Valley and spectacular Mt Aspiring National Park to explore this awe-inspiring area.

Explore Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary with Ulva's Guided Walks on Stewart Island, New Zealand. Ulva's Guided Walks was named by the owner, Ulva Goodwillie - who just happens to be named after the Island. Ulva is a direct descendant of the first Māori peoples of Stewart Island and is passionate and very knowledgeable about this special place. Ulva and her team of local guides would love to share their experience with you.

Blue Penguins Pukekura

+64 3 478 0499

Discover Korora, the Little Blue Penguin in their natural habitat as it scurries up to cliff face burrows after a day out at sea. The Royal Albatross Centre provides wildlife and cultural tours of Pukekura (Taiaroa Head) where you can visit the world’s only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross, historic Fort Taiaroa and see the Little Blue Penguin colony at Pilots Beach. People come from all over the world to enjoy the spectacular wildlife and scenery on Otago Peninsula.

Bay Tours Nelson

0800 229 868

Bay Tours Nelson is 110% Kiwi owned and have been looking after visitors to Nelson for over 15 years but are always coming up with new and novel ways to make our visitor experiences even better! We even have our own sheep for our guests to pat if they like. At Bay Tours Nelson we are focused on providing you, our guests, with the most enjoyable stay possible whatever tour you decide to join. Thank you for choosing Bay Tours Nelson. We look forward to sharing this beautiful region with you.

Mitai Māori Village

+64 7 343 9132

The Mitai family is proud to have created a sacred and spiritual place that offers you an authentic indigenous cultural experience like no other. Enter the world of Mitai, be enthralled by the natural bush setting and learn our history. See warriors in traditional dress paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) down the wai-o-whiro stream, and see glow worms in their natural habitat. Be captivated by songs, dance, and games in a rich and powerful entertaining cultural concert, complete with the spine tingling haka.

A truly original New Zealand eco-experience. Come to Tatapouri Bay and meet the children of the Māori Sea God - Tangaroa. Walk the reef with our guides and interact with wild stingrays, eagle rays and other reef dwellers. Great family activity. For the more adventurous, snorkelling with the stingrays is mesmerising, with gear and guide included. Bookings are essential.

Waitangi Treaty Grounds

+64 9 402 7437

Discover New Zealand's birth place. Set in park like grounds overlooking the Bay of Islands, Waitangi Treaty Grounds is New Zealand's most historic site where, in 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between Māori Cheifs and the British Crown. Special features include: Te Whare Runanga (unique meeting house), Ngatokimatawhaorua the world's largest waka (ceremonial canoe), The Treaty House and the new Museum of Waitangi.

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