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The Seasider

The Seasider

Rail Tour - Dunedin - Starting from NZ $89.00 per adult

Run by the Taieri Gorge Railway, The Seasider train is Dunedin's scenic coastal tourist train operating from the historic Railway Station in Dunedin New Zealand. This tour runs on a section of railway which was considered the highlight of the trip between Christchurch and Invercargill and offers spectacular views over Otago Harbour and the wild Otago coastline. It is considered one of the "must-do" railway trips in New Zealand! More...

Weka Pass Railway

Weka Pass Railway

Attraction - Waipara

Experience a great day out for the whole family on a trip on the Weka Pass Railway. This is a historic rural railway using both vintage steam and diesel-electric locomotives on 12.8 km of scenic line, through the unique limestone beauty of the Weka Pass out of Waipara, where superior weather patterns provide crystal clear air and high sunshine hours. More...

Knights of the Sky - The Great War Exhibition in Blenheim

Knights of the Sky - The Great War Exhibition in Blenheim

Historic - Blenheim - Starting from $25.00 per person

The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre presents the outstanding Knights of the Sky exhibition, featuring Sir Peter Jackson's own collection of World War One aircraft and artifacts. This story of aviation in the Great War is brought to life in sensational sets created by the internationally acclaimed talent of WingNut Films and Weta Workshop. Not just for aviation buffs, this world class exhibition has something for everyone. More...

Highwic - Heritage New Zealand

Highwic - Heritage New Zealand

Historic - Auckland

See how Colonial Auckland's upper crust lived at Highwic - one of New Zealand's finest Carpenter Gothic homes. Built in 1862 by successful businessman and landowner Alfred Buckland, Highwic was home to Alfred's 21 children. Today the house is furnished with a wonderful selection of antiques, with a hectare of beautiful garden where visitors can still enjoy croquet and a quiet stroll - including the romantic Lover's Walk. More...

Napier Art Deco Vintage Car Tour

Napier Art Deco Vintage Car Tour

Historic - Napier - Starting from $195.00 per person

Join this 75-minute tour for the chance to step back into the 1930’s. Immerse yourself in Napier’s Art Deco heritage as you visit some of the key attractions while in a luxurious 1930s vintage car. See famous buildings such as the Napier Municipal Theatre and National Tobacco Company building. More...

Te Waimate Mission - Heritage New Zealand

Te Waimate Mission - Heritage New Zealand

Historic - Waimate North

Te Waimate Mission House, built in 1832, is the second oldest standing building in New Zealand, and is the only survivor of three mission houses founded in 1830 on behalf of the Church Missionary Society by the Reverend Samuel Marsden with the agreement of local Nga Puhi. Enjoy the simple beauty of this Georgian building which was the heart of the Church Missionary Society's model farm - the forerunner of modern agriculture in New Zealand. More...

Napier Prison Audio Tours

Napier Prison Audio Tours

Historic - Napier - Starting from $20.00 per person

Walk through New Zealand's oldest prison! Listen to a 50 minute self guided audio tour of Napier Prison while inspecting the vacant prison cells and deserted exercise yard. Learn the history and feel the oppressive atmosphere of the hanging yard, the solitary confinement and the death row cells. Hear the tales of Australasia's richest drug baron, numerous escape attempts, the ominous Eye Eater, and the graveyard.

Take your time walking through the empty halls and enjoy several photo... More...

Buried Village of Te Wairoa Tour

Buried Village of Te Wairoa Tour

Historic - Rotorua - Starting from $30.00 per person

Experience New Zealand's most visited archaeological site, and hear stories of the 1886 Mt. Tarawera eruption. This guided tour features a range of historical exhibits nestled in the scenic New Zealand landscape. Visitors can take peaceful walking trails and discover the life stories of the inhabitants whose fates were intertwined with the volcanic eruption. Discover the legacy of the Pink and White Terraces, which were once considered to be the Eighth Wonder of the World. More...

Ewelme Cottage - Heritage New Zealand

Ewelme Cottage - Heritage New Zealand

Historic - Auckland

Step back in time and enjoy one of Auckland's most charming early cottages. Built for Rev Vicesimus Lush and his family in 1863-4, Ewelme Cottage is crammed with family belongings, and is largely unchanged from Victorian days - right down to its wall to wall drawing room carpet. Boasting a superb antique book collection and a fascinating array of family items spanning over a century, Ewelme Cottage is an unforgettable heritage experience. More...

Mangungu Mission House - Heritage New Zealand

Mangungu Mission House - Heritage New Zealand

Historic - Hokianga

Visit the site of the third and largest signing of the Treaty of Waitangi at this Wesleyan Mission, located in one of the most stunning parts of the Hokianga Harbour. Built in 1838-39, the house is furnished with precious missionary items, portraits of historical figures including the chief Patuone, the missionaries' main protector. Visitors can also see the table on which the Treaty was signed at Mangungu as well as relics of the days when nearby Horeke was a ship-building yard. More...

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The Tauranga on the WaterfrontThe Tauranga on the Waterfront - Motel.

The Tauranga on the Waterfront is situated in a quiet street, less than 5 minutes' walk from the town's shops,...

Castle and Wildlife Cruise - Half DayCastle and Wildlife Cruise - Half Day - Sightseeing Cruise - Dunedin. Starting from NZ $125.00 per person.

Enjoy a fully guided tour of New Zealand's only castle, followed by a Wildlife cruise with Monarch Wildlife Cruises.

 

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