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    Save 10% cruising Akaroa Harbour

    Save money and have fun cruising the beautiful Akaroa Harbour. Home to Aotearoa’s only endemic dolphin, there’s more than a good chance you’ll get to spot one.

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Show off dolphins

Swim with and watch wild dolphins in Kaikoura

South IslandKaikoura RegionKaikoura

Spotting porpoises at Curio Bay

See dolphins in their natural habitat from the beach at Curio Bay

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    Save 10% on Marlborough Sounds eco tours

    Save money and have fun with your choice of eco tours, from swimming with dolphins to visiting the special Motuara Island Sanctuary. Choice!

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View Hector's dolphins

Join tourism award winners - Black Cat Cruises on a 2 hour Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise, we are the largest most experienced cruise company in...

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Whales are seen on an incredible 75% of trips!

The Whale and Dolphin Safari of a lifetime is available right here in Auckland. Encounter whales and dolphins in their natural environment guaranteed...

North IslandAuckland RegionAuckland

North IslandBay of PlentyTauranga

Fullers Bay of Islands

Dolphin Adventures

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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.

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Up close with Hector's dolphins

Swimming with Dolphins

Black Cat Cruises

Swim in a sheltered harbour with the rare and friendly Hector's Dolphin, just 90 minutes from Christchurch in picturesque Akaroa, a quaint French...

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North IslandNorthlandPaihia

Dolphin Adventure

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North IslandBay of PlentyWhakatane

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Sunsets, sunrise and the stars and milkyway - Lake Pukaki at night is unreal, Mt Cook in the distance. Haven't seen so many and so beautiful ever!

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North IslandAuckland RegionAuckland

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