Most popular activities & experiences in New Zealand

Overwhelmed by our range? Have no fear - we’ve served up our most popular activities available across New Zealand right here. Keen to know the most popular activities by region? Check out what’s most popular on the:

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Auckland 400kw Holden V8 Race Drive Experience

Auckland
$499
Experience the unique opportunity of actually driving one of our 400kw, 5700cc, 6-speed manual, fully modified V8 Holden VZ Commodore race cars under expert instruction on the high-speed 2.8km Pukekohe Park race circuit. Put yourself in our V8 Holden Hot Seat and experience life in the fast lane!

Waiheke Island Explorer Tour

Auckland
$49
Combine your ferry travel to Waiheke with our 1.5 hour scenic tour of the island, plus unlimited bus travel for the rest of the day. It's a great way to make the most of a day trip to Waiheke, offering you flexible and cost effective transport, while introducing you to the island's best sights.

Half Day Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari

Auckland
$160
Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and travel onboard Dolphin Explorer into the expansive Hauraki Gulf. Discover the abundant marine life of the Hauraki Gulf on Auckland's only whale and dolphin safari.

90-minute Auckland Bridge Climb

Auckland
$120
Experience the adventure of the Auckland Harbour Bridge.The Auckland Bridge Climb is an unforgettable experience allowing you to experience the ultimate view of Auckland city, harbour, islands and the surrounding region. Climb to the summit and take in all that this wonderful city has to offer.

Drive a Holden or Ford V8 Racecar - 8 laps - Taupo

Great Lake Taupo
$375
Drive a Holden or Ford V8 race car for 8 exhilarating laps on Taupo Motorsport Park. This is your chance to actually Drive a V8 Race car. Your instructor will help you master the art of race driving while you experience the thrill usually reserved for seasoned professionals.

Full Day Milford Sound Coach & Cruise Tour

South Island
from $99
Return coach & cruise tours depart Queenstown and Te Anau daily. Tour includes nature walks and photo stops in stunning Fiordland National Park and a breathtaking cruise of Milford Sound.

Auckland 400kw Holden V8 Hot Laps

Auckland
from $249
Let us accelerate your life and take you on a truly unforgettable experience of a lifetime as you go for 2, 3 or 5 full flying laps as a passenger in our fully race modified 400kw 5700cc V8 Holden VZ Commodore racecar. If going at around 230kmh is your thing... then this is for you!!!

Drive a Single-seater Racecar - 8 laps - Taupo

Great Lake Taupo
$325
Ever wanted to drive an F1 car? Well, here's your chance to put yourself in an F1 style 'wings and slicks' single seater for an unforgettable experience! Drive to the limit and push the pedal to the metal as you experience some quick laps? Put your helmet on and get ready for the ride of your life!

1.75-hour Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

Fiordland
from $70
Take a scenic cruise through the Milford Sound. Our cruise travels down the south side of the Fiord, out to the Tasman Sea and return up the north side, stopping off at all points of interest along the way. Take in the breathtaking scenery with a full commentary on the natural history of the Sound.

Full Day Scuba Diving At Poor Knights Islands

Northland
from $149
A day spent at the Poor Knights is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, whether you are diving, snorkelling, sightseeing and kayaking. With over 125 species of fish, soft corals, vibrant anemones; unique birdlife, these islands also have a dramatic Maori history set in absolute breathtaking scenery.

2-hour Auckland Sailing America's Cup Experience

Auckland
$160
Participate as crew on an actual America's Cup yacht! The America's Cup is the world's oldest and most prestigious sporting trophy and ultimate yachting regatta. Usually the domain of billionaires and elite professional yachties.

Queenstown Skyline Gondola and Luge Ride

Queenstown
from $36
If magnificent views and fast activities are your ultimate mix, then you can't go past this scenic Gondola and Luge experience. Travel high above Queenstown in the Gondola to a height of 450m and then jump on the Luge for the ultimate ride!

Full Day Ocean Cruise at Poor Knights Islands

North Island
$149
A day spent at the Poor Knights Islands is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, whether you are diving, snorkelling, sightseeing or kayaking. With over 125 species of fish, soft corals and unique birdlife, these islands also have a dramatic Maori history set in absolute breathtaking scenery.

Swimming with Dolphins - Akaroa

Canterbury
$145
There is only one place on the planet where you can swim with Hector's or New Zealand's Dolphin and that is the beautiful sheltered Akaroa Harbour. Take to the water on a jet-powered catamaran for ultimate safety. All equipment is provided.

Shotover Jet Boat Ride

Queenstown
$129
Get ready for the world's most exciting Jet Boat ride! Acknowledged as the world's most famous Jet Boat operation, many may try to imitate this ride - but for sheer excitement, no one comes close.

4-hour Milford Sound Scenic Flight & Cruise

Otago
$490
Experience the ultimate package - a scenic flight from Wanaka to Milford Sound and a stunning boat cruise on the fiord. Take in views of Mt Aspiring and Fiordland World Heritage National Parks with their untouched wilderness, glaciers, snow-capped mountains, alpine lakes, rivers and valleys...

3 Hour Rotorua White Water Rafting Experience

Rotorua
$89
Calling all white water rafting enthusiasts! Come to Rotorua and participate in some extreme sports action. Our experience offers a blend of adrenalin and culture. Raft the Kaituna with world class guides, snake through bush clad canyons and plunge down the 7 metre Tutea falls!

Manfield 400kw Holden V8 Race Drive Experience

Wellington
$499
Experience the unique opportunity of actually driving a 400kw 5700cc 6-speed manual fully modified V8 Holden VZ Commodore race car under expert instruction on the full 3km Manfeild Park NZ Grand Prix race circuit. Put yourself in our Holden V8 Hot Seat and experience life in the fast lane!

90-minute Milford Sound Cruise

Fiordland
from $45
Cruise spectacular Milford Sound among towering mountains, vertical cliffs, and hanging valleys. See seals and majestic waterfalls from just metres away. We guarantee top personalised service on an uncrowded, boutique style nature cruise in one of the world's most magnificent wilderness areas.

4-hr Rangitoto Volcanic Explorer Tour ex Auckland

Auckland
$60
Combine your ferry trip to Rangitoto with a guided tour of the island on our 4WD road-train. Find out more about this unique volcano from our knowledgeable guides who provide fascinating commentary on the island's past.