Tourist Activities and Team Building

New Zealand is an adventure playground. It has a huge selection of attractions and activities that are sure to please any group. Activities are selected by our staff to meet the budget and needs of any touring group but these are always negotiable. Take a look below at some of the attractions, activities and events. We have broken them down into geographical areas.

Rotorua

WHITE WATER RAFTING

Rotorua Rafting are the Kaituna River (Okere Falls) specialists. Offering the most spectacular white water rafting in Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand.

Rotorua Rafting is home to the largest commercially rafted waterfall in the world – 7m Tutea Falls.
With New Zealand Native scenery and Maori history lining the gorge of the beautiful Kaituna River, let Rotorua Rafting show you their backyard.

CAMP & WAKA LAKE TARAWERA

Charlie’s is a very minimalistic campsite with basic, rustic cabin accommodation in a beautiful setting of native New Zealand bush. Here you will collect rewood, cook over an open re, build emergency shelters and complete maintenance jobs around the campsite as well as learn a few other secrets about living off the land. The purpose of this exercise is to bring the group closer together through challenging members physically and emotionally. In order for this part of the tour to be successful and enjoyable students must learn to work for each other.

TE PUIA ROTORUA

Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, on the edge of Rotorua. This is home to the world famous Pōhutu geyser, mud pools, hot springs and silica formations. You will also nd the native Kiwi bird and the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone and bone carving here. These taonga (treasures) have been shared with manuhiri (visitors) for over 170 years and that tradition continues today.

LUGE AND GONDOLA

Luge and gondola mix beautiful vistas with exciting competition. Race your friends down the advanced track or take it more slowly on the scenic route. There’s something for everyone. The part go-cart, part toboggan is gravity fuelled with full rider control over speed and direction using a unique braking and steering system. Pull back on the handlebars to slow down or stop, release slightly to accelerate and enjoy the ride. The Luge is great for any age (our oldest rider is 101) and small children can ride with adults.

MOARI VILLAGE

Enter the world of the Maori. Be enthralled by the natural bush setting, see warriors in traditional dress paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) down the Wai-o-whiro stream, and don’t miss your only opportunity in the Rotorua area to see glow worms in their natural habitat. See your traditionally cooked hangi meal being lifted from the ground.

ZIP LINING

We’ll take you into a native New Zealand forest that is so breathtakingly beautiful you’ll think we have transported you to another world. We will take you on a 3 hour guided tour through a magical place. The tour is a 1.2 kilometre network of 6 ziplines, swingbridges and treetop platforms. The highest platform is 22 metres high in the canopy of our ancient native forest.

AGROVENTURES

Looking for some fun and action then look no further. Agroventures Adventure Park is your one stop shop for friends and families and especially the kids. Take your time and take advantage of one of our many cost saving package deals. Packages for individuals and families will give you the exibility to choose your preferred adventure rides or better yet double up on one you love so much. So make the most of your visit, pack a lunch and come spend half a day soaking up the adrenaline and fun atmosphere that Agroventures Adventure Park has to offer.

OGO

Amusement site offering visitors the chance to roll down hill courses in clear plastic balls. OGO is safe, great value and a tonne of fun. They offer the most track choices with both wet and dry options.

MT BIKING REDWOODS

Mountain Bike Rotorua is your gateway to Whakarewarewa, Redwood Forest, the stunning jewel in the crown of the adventure destination that is Rotorua. Thousands of kilometres of world class mountain bike trails wind through the Redwood Forest. A wonderful combination of a workout and an adrenaline rush.

TREETOP WALK REDWOODS

The Redwoods Treewalk is a half-kilometre long walkway that consists of a series of 23 suspension bridges traversing the gaps between 22 majestic 100-year old Redwood trees. Attached to each tree are 22 living decks, offering visitors a unique, and birds-eye perspective of this world-renowned forest. The living decks were specifically designed for the Redwood’s unique ecosystem, ensuring that the viewing platforms would adapt to the Trees rapid growth without any harm.

4X4 THRILL RIDE

Off Road NZ is located on a beautiful NZ native bush-clad property on the Mamaku Plateau, just 20 minutes north of Rotorua City. The rugged, formerly volcanic landscape offers diverse terrain for self-drive 4WD vehicles.

Coromandel

CATHEDRAL COVE KAYAK

The Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve opens up a sea kayaking paradise full of beaches, islands and rock gardens that are just waiting to be explored. Paddle through sea caves, interact with the local marine life and discover the thrill of kayak sailing with the wind on your back. The tour offers great photo opportunities and is topped off with cappuccinos, hot chocolates and cookies at Cathedral Cove!

Rated by New Zealand’s leading tour companies as one of the best sea kayaking trips in the country, the Cathedral Cove Classic has got it all!

FISHING COROMANDEL

Coromandel Fishing Charters specialise in affordable fishing experiences that give you the opportunity to catch snapper and other New Zealand fish species.

SURF LESSON 

Surfing is one of the best feelings in the world! This lesson is our standard 1 hour introduction to surfing and is broken up into three stages.

Mt Maunganui

Hobbiton

Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through the unequivocal beauty of the land, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will then escort you around the set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made.

You will be fully guided around the 12 acre set; past Hobbit HolesTM, the Mill and into the world-famous Green DragonTM Inn, where you will be presented with a complimentary, exclusive HobbitTM SouthfarthingTM beverage to conclude your own Middle- earthTM adventure.

Rated by New Zealand’s leading tour companies as one of the best sea kayaking trips in the country, the Cathedral Cove Classic has got it all!

WHITE ISLAND SEA VOLCANO

Join the White Island Tours crew for a 5 to 6 hour adventure to explore New Zealand’s only active marine volcano – White Island.

HOT POOLS

The heated salt water pools are located at the base of Mauao and are a perfect way to relax at the end of the day.

LEARN TO SURF

Hibiscus Surf School offers first class surfing instruction for all ages and abilities in a fun and safe learning environment. Whatever your surfing ability, your 100% certified, friendly instructors will provide personalised instruction and encourage you every step of the way.

Our location at Main Beach, Mount Maunganui offers learning conditions that are second to none. You will gain confidence, water skills, and within your first 2 hour lesson, you’ll be riding waves and feeling the good vibes that come from surfing!

BLOKARTS

Come and visit the home of blokart and have a blast on the land sailing machine, which has taken the world by storm. Super easy to use and great fun, these machines are awesome when the wind blows.

Blokart Recreation Park also has a new activity that is sure to impress. The all new electric Drift Karts are the latest attraction. These three wheeled machines are perfect for those of you looking for a bit of sideways fun!

WAIMARINO WATER PARK

The Blob, The UFO, rock climbing and unlimited kayak hire; the fun is just starting. Slide down NZ’s only kayak slide; beach volleyball is a hit while others enjoy the challenge on Waimarino’s low ropes course, battle the champ on our Gladiators pole; or simply let the palm trees shelter you as you soak up the warm pool while a BBQ cooks nearby.

Taupo

HUKA FALLS JET

Hukafalls Jet is the only jet boat company permitted to take you to the base of the mighty Huka Falls.

This half hour of thrills, fun and excitement takes you along a beautiful river environment, lined with native bush, sheer rock cliff face and hot water streams. Hold on tight as you’ll be travelling in one of our state of the art jet boats at an incredible 80km an hour! Along the way our trademark 360 degree spins will leave you with a beaming smile and a heart pumping with adrenaline.

SKYDIVE TAUPO

The door will open and your instructor will introduce you to the incredible feeling of freefalling at 200km/ h(125mph) from 12,000ft (3,650m) or 15,000ft (4,575m) above Lake Taupo, followed by a 5-minute parachute ride down to a safe and controlled landing.

BUNGY JUMP

The North Island’s most popular bungy jump is a real blast. Our unique cantilever platform projects out from the cliff-top, above the inviting waters of the Waikato River below.

WAITOMO GLOWORM CAVES

Marvel at Mother Nature’s light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Meander underground along the Waitomo River and gaze in silence at the myriad of glow worm lights that make up the Glowworm Grotto. As you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights, you’ll immediately experience a serene ambience and be fascinated and intrigued by tiny glowworms that light your way.

BLACKWATER RAFTING WAITOMO

The original Waitomo black water rafting tour that will have you exploring and tubing through mysterious Ruakuri Cave. Grab a group of mates, some rubber tubes, and let’s take you on an unreal underground adventure you will never forget. Float down the underground river in rubber tubes while admiring the glowworm displays above. Become part of the legend on Waitomo’s original legendary black water rafting adventure. Jump into cascading underground waterfalls, reflecting the glowworms above. Enjoy a hot shower and complimentary hot soup and bagels after your tour.

RAGLAN KAYAK TOURS

Famous for it’s impressive pancake rock formations and unspoilt beauty ,this secret paradise is filled with colorfull history…We love life’s little pleasures and love a bit of lushness, so we make time to stop along the way to indulge in delicious cappuccinos and fresh baking before heading back to reality

SKIING/SNOWBOARDING RUAPEHU

Mt Ruapehu boasts two commercial ski fields, located in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island. Find out why people travel far and wide to get a piece of this action.

With the largest lift accessed terrain, the highest lift in New Zealand and a massive 722m vertical descent; Mt Ruapehu provides MORE terrain, MORE choice and MORE freedom. One Mt Ruapehu lift pass gives you access to both Whakapapa and Turoa ski areas.

TONGARIRO CROSSING (WALK)

Often described as New Zealand’s best one day alpine trek, this 19.4 km tramp is simply breath-taking and covers some of the most dramatic landscapes you’ll see in New Zealand and the rest of the world.

HIGH ROPES COURSE

Whether you are looking for a fun activity, to push your limits and boundaries, overcome a fear of heights or want a great value adrenalin rush everyone leaves with a smile on their face and a sense of accomplishment.

Auckland

SKY TOWER AND SKY JUMP

The Sky Tower has stood tall at 328 meters as an icon of Auckland’s sky line for almost 20 years. It’s an exciting hub of adrenaline activities, superb dining and breathtaking views.

The rush is unbeatable! Leap off the famous Auckland Sky Tower and fall 192 metres straight down. An unforgettable experience for true daredevils, base-jump by wire off the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand.

CANYONING

Rainforest Canyoning – Abseiling (repelling) under showering waterfalls, underground streams into caves, jumps, water slides into hidden pools and mysterious water sculptured gorges. All only 40 minutes drive from Auckland central

HARBOUR CRUISE

Cruise the sparkling waters of Auckland’s beautiful Waitemata Harbour and learn about the city’s best-loved landmarks with full commentary from our knowledgeable crew.

Highlights include views of the Harbour Bridge, the city skyline, Devonport’s historic naval base, Bean Rock Lighthouse and panoramic views of Rangitoto Island

ZIP-LINING ON WAIHEKE ISLAND

EcoZip Adventures offers state-of-the-art fying-fox ziplines and an eco-immersive forest walk on breathtaking Waiheke Island, perfect for adventure and nature lovers of all ages. You’ll enjoy the full Waiheke experience with a complimentary pick up from the island’s ferry terminal and a range of drop-off locations afterwards.

WINE TOUR WAIHEKE

Catch the 10am ferry from downtown Auckland and we’ll greet you on arrival. We’ll visit three vineyards and will decide a few days ahead based on various factors including numbers, forecast and season. Vineyards must have Waiheke wines available to taste – a prerequisite for us! There will be lunch at the venue of your choice at around 2pm and after lunch we’ll transfer you to the 4pm ferry, arriving in Auckland at around 4:40pm.

HARBOUR BRIDGE BUNGY

Old meets new – the most enduring sight on the Auckland horizon is also home to a Bungy operation of epic proportions. Our Bungy Pod is attached underneath the bridge, and is ready to go for thrill-seekers looking for a buzz in New Zealand’s biggest city. You can even dip your head in the ocean below, bouncing back up feeling fierce and unstoppable.

Queenstown

SKI/SNOWBOARD CARDRONA

Cardrona Alpine Resort is New Zealand’s most popular ski area, attracting all kinds of snow enthusiasts – from beginners and families, to Olympic and X Games athletes. Wide, open trails offer some of NZ’s best snow conditions, groomed to perfection by a modern and innovative snow management system

RAFTING – SHOTOVER RIVER

Begin with an unforgettable coach trip into Skippers Canyon, famous for it’s exciting cliff edges and gold mining history. Meet your river guide before beginning your white water rafting journey through the spectacular canyon. Rafting from Deep Creek over peaceful waters at rst, you’ll head towards the exhilarating rapids of
the lower canyon. The adrenaline pumps as you paddle Aftershock, Squeeze, Toilet, Oh Sh*t, Pinball and Jaws to name a few.

MILFORD SOUND CRUISE

Our day and overnight New Zealand cruises visit some of the country’s most stunning locations. Take a trip to Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, or cruise Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw. Explore New Zealand by boat, in some of the world’s most spectacular settings.

SKYLINE LUGE

Take a thrilling ride enjoyed by all ages and abilities. Our purpose built luge carts put you in complete control as you take on over 800 metres of banked corners, tunnels and dippers. Once you’ve conquered the course, hop on the chairlift and do it all again, and again, and again. Gentle and leisurely or steep and adventurous, you’ll be hooked. Once is never enough.

CANYON SWING

This is an intense, undie staining, adrenaline stimulation activity achieved by launching yourself from a cliff, 109m over the famous Shotover River. Our uniquely designed system allows you to swing 200m with a 60m vertical freefall down a steep rocky cliff face.

SOUTHERN FARM EXPERIENCE

Join a local Southern girl, who will take you on a breathtaking scenic drive around Lake Wakatipu to a privately owned sheep farm.

Laura will then demonstrate and show you how to crack stock whips, use a bow and arrow, target shoot with an air rifle and shoot clay targets with a shotgun.