New Zealand: The North Island’s Top Touring

G’day mates! This month we’d like to put the spotlight on some of our favorite touring companies in the South Pacific.  This week it’s all about New Zealand’s North Island.  From wine & food tours and cultural tours to adventure touring like black water rafting and caving, to exciting tours of sites like Hobbiton, our top-notch friends on the North Island have got you covered!



Are you a wine lover? We’ve got something in common!  We at DUE, recommend that you visit New Zealand, home to world-renowned wineries on Waiheke Island, otherwise known as the Island of Wine. While you’re there, make sure you visit Auckland and surrounds and take a wine & food tour with our friends at Ananda Tours.

New Zealand is home to the most unique and amazing indigenous culture. Our friends at Time Unlimited Tours offer the best tailor-made Maori cultural tours in Auckland. Discover the power of the Maori Warrior Challenge with this great video from Time Unlimited Tours.

Coromandel Peninsula:


Have you recently discovered sea kayaking or been in love with it for quite some time? Discover the magic of the Coromandel Peninsula with Sea Kayak Tours. A place where bush and beach are both easily accessible, in the same day you can experience the dazzling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and the lush greens of the kauri forest.



Ever thought you might want to abseil into a cave and then ride the rapids inside the cave? For the best in black water rafting and caving adventures, you’ve got to experience The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company in Waitomo. From the thrills and spills of rapids to floating through glowworm caves, you’ll find an adventure like no other!



A helicopter tour with a landing on a live volcano? Yes, please. Volcanic Air has got you covered! Enjoy an exciting heli tour flying over New Zealand’s most iconic volcanoes with the chance to stand on the summit of a volcano! Or a floatplane tour offering the romance of taking off and landing from various lake sites and flying over the geothermal playground of Rotorua and its surrounds.

Hawke’s Bay:


Long Island Guides is another favorite of Down Under Endeavours. From wine & food tours and kayaking tours to hot springs and Maori cultural tours, to trout fly-fishing tours- experience Hawke’s Bay with top notch guides and really discover what New Zealand is all about.



Wellington, the capital of New Zealand and a wonderful little city. Flat Earth Tours showcases Wellington’s unique art (including the LOTR filming sites!), culture and natural beauty while keeping group tours small and fun, with the option of private touring as well. Whether you’re in Wellington for work or play, you’ll have an unforgettable day exploring this beautiful city and surrounds!

Are you ready to start planning your North Island New Zealand getaway? Give us a call today and speak with our Kiwi Specialists, 312-951-8597. Or check out our other unique and exciting destinations here.