ActivitiesWater Activities

Boat Cruises

With over 15,000km of coastline to enjoy, New Zealand is naturally quite fond of boats… Boat cruises are a great way to explore NZ's rivers, lakes, beaches and fjords, offering a different perspective on both our landscape and wildlife.

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The R.Tucker Thompson under full sail

A chance to go sailing on a working tall ship in one of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand, the Bay of Islands. Better still, with profits...

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    Save 10% on an overnight cruise in the Bay of Islands

    Save money and have fun staying on NZ's biggest houseboat! Four-time Top Ranked Awards finalist, this is a Must Do experience.

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Fiordland Cruises

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

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Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 104 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

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Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

Fiordland Expeditions

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Top Ranked NZ Deals Pass

Access savings worth hundreds of $$ on Top Ranked NZ Accommodation and Activities for just $1 per day.

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Our main cruising Catamaran

Voted #1 for seven years running by you, the traveller

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    Save 10% exploring Queen Charlotte Sounds

    Save money and have fun getting where you need to go in the alluring Queen Charlotte Sounds, with six-time Top Ranked Awards winner.

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    Save 10% on wildlife cruises and tours

    Save money and have fun spotting southern wildlife on the Otago Peninsula. Five-time Top Ranked Awards winner for Penguin Watching.

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Avoid Camping Fines!

The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

Southern Discoveries

Milford Sound Cruises

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Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

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Beautiful Bark Bay Beach

Dry feet, happy feet!

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On the crater

Join White Island Tours on a journey to discover the incredible active marine volcano that is White Island!

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Traveller Tip

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Peter Brown

United States

The i SITE system is a very effective way to plan and reserve your tours. Americans aren't familiar with such a system. We didn't know they existed until we arrived. Very helpful advice and maps. The first iSite you get to is the one in Auckland Airport!

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Doubtful Sound

Iconic NZ at a sweet price! Providing awesome experiences in Doubtful Sound with small boat day cruises.

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Beachcomber Fun Cruises

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