Outdoor activities in North Island

Top Outdoor Activities in North Island, New Zealand

Outdoor Activities in North Island

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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$290.00
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Shore Excursions
6+ hours
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$349.00
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3 hours
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$159.00
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2 hours
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$110.00
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Adventure Tours
5 hours
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$150.00
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Ports of Call Tours
5 hours
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$194.88
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Adventure Tours
3 hours
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$159.00
per adult
4–5 hours
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$129.00
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Adventure Tours
40 minutes
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$517.34
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Bus Tours
2 days
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$989.75
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Duck Boat Tours
90–105 minutes
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$85.00
per adult
Walking Tours
3–4 hours
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$199.00
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$250.00
per adult
2 hours
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$115.00
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$290.00
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2 hours
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$119.00
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Walking Tours
1–2 hours
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$79.00
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Private and Luxury
3 hours
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$409.75
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Air Tours
4–5 hours
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$461.54
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Sailing
2–3 hours
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$49.00
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Bus Tours
5 hours
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$170.00
per adult
1 hour
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$40.00
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What travellers are saying

  • Thaïs D
    1 contribution
    I had a great time doing both activities in one day! Mike was super nice and caring, he also gave us a lot of info all along the trip
    Written 16 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • CRISTIANA
    3 contributions
    had a wonderful day. Waitomo caves are interesting, the glow worms cave structure was explained by the local guide and it's really beautiful. Te Puia was also suprising. Because of COVID restrictions, we coudn't enjoy the buffet, neither the Maori performance, but the guide gave us other tracks around Rotorua. Cheeky Kiwi is reliable and safe. Michael was our guide and was very attentive, good driver, kind, respectful, informative, and a good photographer! I really appreciated and recommend the company.
    Written 25 June 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Rebecca jamison
    2 contributions
    What an amazing experience me and my family had today!! Our guides Harry and Stacey where beyond Amazing!! We decided to do this adventure as my husband got some medical news that changed our lives forever, so we decided to get out there and make the most of life as a family with the time we have left. So thank you both Harry and Stacey for making our experience today a very memorable one!!! My family will cherish this forever!!
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    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Teresa E
    4 contributions
    Our family of 5 loved our trip (including a grandparent and kids aged 12 & 14). The guides were great showing off their backyard and the glass bottom experience had wow factor. With a quick snorkel experience too, this was a lovely boat trip. Would thoroughly recommend as a great activity for all ages.
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • Panav
    Lower Hutt, New Zealand15 contributions
    It was a great experience, one of the best activities in New Zealand. Our guides Alistar and Kit were amazing. They were really informative, helpful, fun and professional.
    Written 17 April 2022
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  • john_sue_tinsley
    Preston, United Kingdom16 contributions
    This was an excellent raft trip. Deon picked us up at the port we were the only ones on the trip so it made it a real personal trip. He took us to his home by the river, we had a brilliant 2 hr sail down the river with mild rapids but I also jumped in to the river and floated along through one section which was great. At the end his wife Jo picked us up and took us back to their house for lunch that she had prepared. Very friendly and homely feel to the experience much better than an organised ship tour. Would definitely recommend it.
    Written 18 February 2020
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  • Michelle W
    Auckland, New Zealand111 contributions
    We were lucky enough to be on a tour with only a few other people and got a great talk from our guide. A magical place to visit.
    Written 12 April 2022
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  • Nic8
    Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
    The name says it all "Glowing Adventures" Amazing time exploring these caves. No crowds, just the best that mother nature created. So comfortable in the long longs and gumboots climbing and squeezing through the caves. Totally recommend, will be back.
    Written 5 January 2021
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  • Nancy S
    Evergreen, Colorado, United States26 contributions
    Gary Stickler, our guide, was most informative and helpful...answering a myriad of questions. The drive was delightful as we passed from Tauranga to Rotorua, w/ great stops along the way.
    Written 18 April 2020
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  • Culture25296858263
    Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
    Great fun for adults and kids. Amazing to see what you can do and where you can go 4WDing. Highly recommended.
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • callovertheworld
    Mandaluyong, Philippines52 contributions
    The tour itself was fun and educational. We stayed out in the front of the catamaran. We regreted it though whent he sea became rough. It is nature and we cannot complain. The thing though is with rough waves t is more difficult to do sightings.
    We saw around 6 whales of different kinda..toobad though about the waves.
    The service of the staff aboard I noticed is excellent because they cared about those who had seasickness.
    Written 19 April 2022
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  • Sam
    Rotorua, New Zealand1 contribution
    Really exceeded my expectations! So cool to see Rotorua from above and really surreal being able to land and walk around on Mt Tarawera. Sam was really knowledgeable and has some fun facts about Rotorua and its surrounding areas.
    Written 31 March 2021
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  • Maria Isabel A
    6 contributions
    Was perfect, Philippe solving all my problems, and as their name says, FLEXIBLE and eager to help you with all your needs, with a smile. Really a very good experiencia.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Sally M
    Christchurch, New Zealand6 contributions
    Great informative tour and must do when visiting Rotorua
    Matt was friendly funny and fun and an experienced driver which was obviously important
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Rach
    Canberra, Australia3 contributions
    Had a lot of fun and felt completely safe the entire time - very much enjoyed the education about the forest as well - thanks Nicky and Jess!
    Written 17 May 2022
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