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North Island Activities

Although motorcycling around New Zealand is an adventure itself, sometimes you need a break from the road, and a chance to squeeze that extra bit out of your adrenalin glands!

Any one of these activities are guaranteed to put a smile on your face and increase the heart rate, all have been checked out by staff members of NZMR and come highly recommended! Just indicate your requirements on our booking form. These are just some of the activities used on our tours:


360 Harbour Discovery Cruise (Auckland Central)

With breathtaking beauty spots just begging to be explored, a 360 Harbour Discovery Cruise is the best way to see Auckland Harbour in all its glory. This unique harbour hopping cruise provides you with an opportunity to visit several harbour locations all in one day!
Skytower (Auckland Central)

A truly captivating experience awaits visitors to Auckland's Sky Tower. At 328 metres, it is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand and offers breathtaking views for up to 80 kilometres in every direction.
Kelly Tarlton’s Antartic Encounter and Underwater World (Auckland Central)

Learning center for Antarctic exploration featuring Penguins and local sealife. Also includes information on New Zealand's local underwater life.
Auckland Zoo (Auckland West)

Auckland Zoo has New Zealand's largest collection of animals and is recognised as one of the most progressive zoos in the world. A winner of national and international environmental-related awards, it is home to 119 different species and over 730 animals.
Explore NZ (Auckland Central)

Sail an America's Cup yacht or New Zealand's fastest catamaran, get up close and personal with dolphins and whales in Auckland and the Bay of Islands.
Fullers – Rangitoto Island (Auckland)

Combine your ferry trip to Rangitoto with a guided tour of the island on our 4WD road-train. Find out more about this unique volcano from our knowledgeable guides who provide fascinating commentary on the island's fiery past.
Clip and Climb (Auckland West)

A unique indoor climbing experience. A themed climbing circuit that is fun and challenging.
4 Track Adventures (Auckland West)

If you want to have some 'real' adventure, come riding with us. Our quad bikes are easy to ride. No previous experience is required, just a will to take on something different, challenging, and above all great fun.
Stardome Planetarium & Observatory (Auckland Central)

Look up. The skies above us are home to stars, satellites, planets and galaxies and a wealth of valuable insights into the world we live in. At the Stardome Observatory, we have created an environment that brings together astronomers and enthusiasts, and inspires a love of the sky and the science behind it in even the smallest star gazers.
Auckland Museum (Auckland Central)

The museum has significant collections of natural, social, military history and culture related to New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Devonport is a historical maritime village nestled on Auckland's North Shore. Experience Devonport's unique heritage and spectacular views. Stroll around the many beaches and admire the colonial architecture. Devonport Village has wonderful range of unique specialty shops, cafes and restaurants, and can be easily reached - the ferry trip takes only ten minutes from Downtown Auckland direct to Devonport Village.

Bay of Plenty

Spring Loaded (Te Puke)

Get aboard the Kaituna Jet for a tour up the Kaituna River, drive a Mud Bug on our four-wheel-drive adventure track or lift off for a scenic helicopter flight over the beautiful Bay of Plenty region.
Dolphin Seafaris (Tauranga & Mount Maunganui)

Dolphin Seafaris has been operating for many years and is the leading professional eco tour operator and provider of watching and swimming with dolphins in the Bay of Plenty area.
White Island Tours (Whakatane)

White Island Tours offers you the incredible experience of exploring the inner crater of New Zealand’s only active marine volcano – White Island! Located 49km off the coast of Whakatane, New Zealand, White Island Tours offers its visitors a 6 hour adventure to this fascinating island volcano.

Central North Island

Raftabout (Rotorua)

Choose which river suits your ideal adventure. All the trips offer outstanding New Zealand scenery with a varying amounts of challenging water water thrown in. For those who love adrenalin thrills, then definitely check out our Kaituna Waterfall trip, you’ll get a BUZZ going over the highest commercially rafted waterfall (a MASSIVE 7 metres).
Rainbow Springs & Kiwi Encounter (Rotorua)

Spread over 22 acres of parkland, Rainbow Springs offers a truly unique experience and is a must-see for anyone wanting to get to know New Zealand’s wonderful environment and animals, both during the day and at night.
Tamaki Maori Village “Journey of Ages” (Rotorua)

You’ll share in ancient ceremonies of welcome and of farewell, and experience the lifestyles and warrior traditions of pre-European times. This is an amazing re-enactment - based on a true story, real characters and actual events over 3.5 hours every night, culminating in a traditional and delicious Hangi feast!
Rotorua Skyline Skyrides (Rotorua)

Rotorua's premier attraction for all ages, gondola cableway, exciting Luge adventure rides, romantic dining and functions venue high above Rotorua.
Te Puia (Rotorua)

Te Puia is home to the internationally renowned Pohutu geyser, the National carving and weaving schools and the world famous Whakarewarewa guides. Come to Te Puia and share our heritage, a living legacy of people, culture and place.
Agrodome (Rotorua)

Agrodome offers visitors a fun, interactive and really hands-on experience with Kiwi farming and the opportunity to meet our animals (including goats, cattle, deer, alpacas and ostriches) and take part in our world famous Agrodome Sheep Show! (pictured)
Agroventures (Rotorua)

Agroventures has the world’s only Shweeb, Rotorua Bungy – a New Zealand icon, the fastest jet sprint experience in the country – Agrojet, swing from 40m towards the earth at 130kmph, NZ’s one and only - Swoop and the Southern Hemispheres’ only Freefall Xtreme, wind tunnel.
HeliPro (Rotorua)

HELiPRO scenic flights and excursions feature Rotorua's remarkable volcanic landscape. HELiPRO offer exclusive landings on Mount Tarawera, as well as guided walking tours on White Island (Active Volcano). Other sights include our renowned thermal reserves and stunning lakes district.All tours include in-depth commentaries and are designed for maximum passenger comfort and scenic value.
Buried Village (Rotorua)

Violent and unexpected, the volcanic eruption of Mount Tarawera was New Zealand ’s greatest natural disaster. It destroyed the eighth wonder of the world – the magnificent Pink and White Terraces. For more than four terrifying hours, rocks, ash and mud bombarded the peaceful village of Te Wairoa . Now nearly 120 years on, the excavated village offers a first hand insight into the devastation, chaos and mayhem that transpired on the night Mount Tarawera erupted.
Jade Factory (Rotorua)

New Zealand jade carving is unique in its designs and forms. Many of the designs you see today at the Jade Factory are contemporary interpretations of traditional designs, which have been carved for centuries. It can be said that all jade carving has an organic dimension.
Paradise Valley Springs (Rotorua)

At Paradise Valley Springs, visitors can interact with a variety of wildlife such as Deer, Pigs, Thar and Wallabies these animals may be hand fed. See Rainbow and Brown Trout in our crystal-clear pools and wild in the Ngongotaha Stream that winds through our park.Get up close to friendly farm animals in the lively streamside farmwalk Alpacas, Goats, a Miniature Horse and Sheep to name a few. Also get close to our Lion pride and check out our exciting Lion feeding at 2.30pm every day!
Paradise Valley Ventures Horse Trekking (Rotorua)

We love horses and the outdoors, and we want to share that passion with you. Nothing compares to the feeling of leaving the crowds behind, climbing into the saddle, breathing in the fresh air, riding across beautiful New Zealand farmland and seeing those amazing views out over the Valley and the Lakes.
Polynesian Spa (Rotorua)

In a picturesque, tranquil setting overlooking Lake Rotorua, visitors can enjoy a wonderful fusion of relaxing hot spring pool bathing, sumptuous spa and massage therapies and picturesque lake views. We invite you to experience this World Top Ten Spa (medical and thermal day spas), as voted by readers of the prestigious Conde Nast Traveller magazine 2004-2007, 2009.
Haka World (Rotorua)

At Haka World they teach both male and female visitors to perform the Haka Kamate Kamate . They teach you the words, actions and posture of the Haka and then dress you in traditional warrior clothing, including having your own Moko applied to your face and then invite you to perform your version of the Haka as a group.
Off Road NZ (Rotorua)

Off Road NZ offers awesome off road 4WD adventures and entertainment for adrenaline junkies, thrill seekers, vehicle enthusiasts, couples, groups of friends and the whole family. What we present is unique, fast, fun and above all… absolutely safe. Just drive yourself to the Max!
Rotorua Museum (Rotorua)

Discover the great stories of the Rotorua region through our innovative exhibitions and cinema experiences. Learn about the rich culture, volatile landscape and legendary figures that have shaped this fascinating region.
Rotorua Duck Tours (Rotorua)

Discover Rotorua on a unique sightseeing adventure tour onboard a WWII amphibious vehicle able to travel on both land and water!
Whakarewarewa – The Living Thermal Village (Rotorua)

Set amidst a landscape of erupting geothermal activity, hot thermal springs and hot bubbling mud pools is the Living Maori village of Whakarewarewa situated in Rotorua, the heart of the North Island.
ZORB (Rotorua)

ZORB® Rotorua is the flagship site of the ZORB® family. It was the first official ZORB® site and has been running for over 14 years. ZORB® Rotorua is at the top of many New Zealand visitors "Must do" lists, and often takes the Number 1 spot of activities to do whilst in New Zealand.
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland (Rotorua)

Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland. A Wonderland of Stunning Geothermal Activity. Located 27 kilometres (20 minutes drive) south of Rotorua, New Zealand.
Huka Prawn Park (Taupo)

New Zealand's only Prawn Park is 10 minutes north of Taupo and is the home of Shawn the Prawn. Shawn's Walk is a fascinating day of education, adventure and entertainment and there’s lots for the whole family to enjoy.
Hukafalls Jet (Taupo)

Hukafalls Jet in Taupo, offers a unique combination of excitement and natural beauty. A 30-minute thrilling jet boat ride in the hands of a down-to-earth, funny professional jet boat driver who can make a jet boat do things you would never believe possible.
Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park (Taupo)

Also known as the Hidden Valley, Orakei Korako is a unique visitor attraction – not to be missed. It’s a geothermal wonderland, one of nature’s true gifts. Come and explore a world of gushing geysers, hot springs, bubbling mud pools and some of the largest and most amazing silica terraces in the world.
Huka Falls River Cruise (Taupo)

Awesome views of Huka Falls. A real New Zealand experience with crystal clear water, birdlife and native bush lined riverbanks. See natural hot streams and the earth's energy that drives Wairakei Geothermal Power Station.
Freefall Skydive (Taupo)

Freefall tandem skydiving in Lake Taupo, New Zealand - the gateway to the Tongariro National Park and home to the North Island's most active Volcano.
Taupo Bungy (Taupo)

Located in the stunning volcanic Waikato River Valley, Taupo Bungy is considered one of the world’s most spectacular bungy sites, featuring the world’s first cantilever platform and New Zealand’s first ‘splash cam’. Located upstream of Huka Falls, and just 5 minutes from the Great Lake.
Taupo De Bretts Spa Resort (Taupo)

You will bathe in the warm, restoring mineral waters of the historic Taupo Hot Springs and indulge in our sumptuous Spa and Massage therapies. The children will delight in our Warm Water Playground and Dragon Hydro-slide. We have a shop and café on site for your convenience, while the Hilton Lake Taupo and Bistro Lago restaurant, café and bar menus, run by New Zealand celebrity chef, Simon Gault, are right next door.
Taupo Quad Adventures (Taupo)

Our 4x4 quad bike rides are all through scenic fern clad native bush and are over all terrain trails specifically built for 4WD quad bikes. All trails have amazing scenery with breathtaking views.
Taupos Float Plane (Taupo)

Taupo’s Floatplane offers a range of Floatplane tours over New Zealand’s World Heritage Tongariro National Park (including Mount Ruapehu), Voltanic Plateau, Lake Taupo, the many sparkling lakes of Rotorua and White Island – with vistas so breathtaking they will never be forgotten.
Topgun Paintball (Taupo)

Paintball is a fantastic pursuit game, putting the minds of individuals against others, however a successful outcome over your opposition will be determined by your team’s ability to communicate. All paintball players receive a full briefing before the game starts. The attire that paintballing players will be required to wear will also be issued and includes overalls and full facemasks for extra protection.
Tongariro Quads (Tongariro Forest Park)

Explore the Fantastic Tongariro Park, unique mosaic trails, All types of riding terrain with spectacular scenery, Great photo opportunities, Attitude Determines Altitude, Trails to suit some to test your ability. Its all about you having fun. No License Needed
Tongariro Mountain Bikes (Turangi)

Southern Lake Taupo has some of the best mountain bike country in New Zealand. They know trails that ride through ancient beech forests, alongside magnificent trout rivers and past huge volcanoes. They also have exclusive access to 3,800 hectares of trails including a genuine backcountry sheep station.
National Army Museum (Waiouru)

National Army Museum, Waiouru, is a military history and army war museum in New Zealand. Engage with real life soldiers' stories. Honour the sacrifices, learn the campaigns, be inspired by the stories of courage, loyalty and comradeship. Make a visit to New Zealand's most comprehensive Army Museum. A place where families can seek out and relate to family connections.
Mokai Gravity Canyon (Waiouru)

Mokai Gravity Canyon boasts three world-class adventure activities. Visitors can ride our extreme flying fox, experience our mighty 80-metre bungy or feel the thrill of a 50-metre freefall on our bridge swing. The bravest among you will combine all three for the ultimate adrenaline rush!
Kaitiaki Adventures – Damdropping Taranaki (New Plymouth)

Dam Dropping is a form of river surfing, more commonly know as river sledging. Kaitiaki Adventures offer you an experience of a lifetime, through some of New Zealands most picturesque river scenery, down the Waingongoro River, under the shadow of Mount Taranaki in New Plymouth.
New Zealand Wine Centre (Napier)

Take off on the wine tasting adventure, a virtual wine tour of the region, its wines, winemakers and wineries. Enjoy an interactive tasting of the regions quality wines, under one roof and in the comfort of a beautifully constructed, purpose built theatre. Each wine in your flight of six is presented on screen by the vineyard owner or winemaker, giving you an insight into the flavours and aromas behind each of their wines.


Coromandel Kayak Adventures

Experience kayak fishing tours on a guided Coromandel Kayak Fishing Adventure Trip. You will also learn how to fish with softbaits.
Tairua Dive & Fishinn (Tairua)

The ultimate Experience Diving and Fishing New Zealand. Scuba Diving, Fishing & Spear Fishing Charters, Kayak Hire, Snorkeling, PADI Diving Courses, School Activities, Coromandel Weather Reports, Alderman Islands, Slipper Island, Shoe Island, Mercury Islands, Coromandel Peninsula, Scenic Tours, Accommodation, Tairua, New Zealand.

Hawkes Bay

Splash Planet (Hastings)

At Splash Planet, the number one family attraction in Hawke's Bay, you're spoiled for choice. Stay dry with plenty of exciting activities, or get wet and wild in their awesome water theme park.
Gannet Safaris (Hastings)

Cape Kidnappers safari experience takes you to Hawke's Bay Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony - the world's largest, most accessible Gannet nesting place. It's the only way of being taken right to within a few feet of these remarkable birds - there is no walking required!
Arataki Honey Visitor Centre (Havelock North)

Here you can't help but enjoy learning about the honey bee, the honey they make and how important honey bees are to our valuable land-based industries and environment. The fascinating world of the honey bee can be explored at your leisure in a modern and interactive environment. Click on Smell, Feel, See, Discover and Taste below to find out more.
Art Deco Walks & Tours (Napier)

Savour the style of one of the world's unique cities - Napier, levelled by earthquake and fire in 1931 and rebuilt in the depths of the great Depression with optimism and vitality in the styles of the thirties - Spanish Mission, Stripped Classical and above all Art Deco. The Art Deco Trust, Napier's preservation force, offers a variety of quality activities which educate, promote and celebrate the history of Napier's destruction and its rebirth in Art Deco style.
National Aquarium of New Zealand (Napier)

New Zealand's largest display of aquatic life and unique New Zealand wildlife, including sharks, piranha, crocodile, kiwi and tuatara. A fun and educational place to visit for all the family. Open 9am-5pm 7 days (except Christmas Day).
Hawkes Bay Museum & Art Gallery (Napier)

Located in the centre of Napier, Hawke's Bay Museum & Art Gallery transcends its modest size to maintain an enviable reputation of the home of the most innovative design exhibitions in New Zealand. Here they break the rules of traditional galleries and put the art of our everyday lives first.
Classic Sheepskins (Napier)

A unique feature of the business is the personally conducted factory tours explaining how we tan and manufacture lamb skins. Classic Sheepskins produces luxurious sheep skin rugs from single lambskins through to up to 12 rugs matched and sewn together, plus a selection of high quality designer rugs. Production has extended to sheepskin slippers, boots, car seat covers, bed underlays, medical accessories and pelts.


Carino Sailing & Dolphin Adventures (Paihia)

Day Sailing Adventure and Swim with Dolphins Adventure in the Bay of Islands
Dune Rider – Explore NZ (Cape Reinga)

Discover scenic Northland on our purpose-built off road vehicle. Visit gumdiggers park, spiritual Cape Reinga, drive along 90 Mile Beach, boogie board down massive sand dunes then stop at Mangonui fish & chip shop. A fun day out for all.
Waitangi Treaty Grounds (Waitangi)

The Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Treaty House in the Bay of Islands is New Zealand's pre-eminent historic site where the Treaty of Waitangi was first signed.
The Kauri Museum (Matakohe)

This award-winning museum tells a fascinating story of the pioneering days through the use of kauri timber and kauri gum. This museum was established to celebrate the settler’s centennial and to pay tribute to those early pioneers.
Dive Tutukaka (Tutukaka)

Dive! Tutukaka is New Zealand’s premier full-service dive charter operator, servicing the Poor Knights Islands; “the best sub-tropical diving in the world”. Dive! Tutukaka delivers a total experience.
Waipu Museum (Waipu)

Discover the stunning, new museum exhibitions at our own small regional history Museum. Follow the dramatic story of one of the most remarkable global migrations in New Zealand's national history and one of the most famous Scottish migration sagas.


Actionaki (Opunake)

Paintball - 2 fields up to 25 people Claybird shooting - up to 30 people Surfcasting (Rock fishing) - 1 - 4 people Trouting (Fly, spinning or bait fishing) - 1 - 3 people Actionaki caters for all occasions and provide refreshments and BBQs on request.


Hamilton Gardens (Hamilton)

We are a public garden in Hamilton, New Zealand. The theme of Hamilton Gardens is 'The History, Context, and Meaning of Gardens'. Our gardens are organised into collections: Paradise Garden Collection, Productive Garden Collection, Cultivar Garden Collection and Landscape Garden Collection.
Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park (Otorohanga)

Enjoy close-up viewing of our national bird, the Kiwi, in specialized nocturnal enclosures. (We guarantee that you'll always see a kiwi). Walk through New Zealand's largest dome aviary. Meet the unique tuatara reptile, which pre-dated the dinosaurs. Learn about New Zealand's many rare birds and enjoy a picnic in beautiful park-like grounds filled with a huge range of New Zealand's unique plants.
Waitomo Adventure Centre (Waitomo)

Welcome to Waitomo Adventures Ltd. If you want only the BEST, than look no further than our Five Adventure Options, Tumu Tumu Toobing, Haggas Honking Holes, Lost World 4 hour 100m Abseil, Lost World 7 hour epic 100m Abseil, St Benedicts Caverns.
Pa Harakeke Eco Cultural Centre (Te Kuiti)

Located in the foothills of the majestic Pureora mountain, amidst beautiful native forest you can experience the peace and tranquility of “Pa Harakeke”. (Harakeke World). Take in the magnificent landscape, breath the crisp fresh air, listen to the rich tunes of the abundant native bird life and enjoy the Pa Harakeke experience.


Helipro (Wellington)

Helipro offers a range of Scenic Flights that feature Wellington’s stunning south coast, Cook Strait (including views of the South Island’s beautiful Kaikoura mountain range), Wellington City, the Beehive and Te Papa Museum. Flights to the Marlborough Sounds and Nelson regions as well as Night Flights are also available.
Staglands Wildlife Reserve (Wellington)

Staglands Wildlife Reserve is the best family farm park near Wellington! Get up close and personal with New Zealand native birds and friendly farm animals.
Museum of New Zeland Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington)

Te Papa is New Zealand’s national museum, renowned for being bicultural, scholarly, innovative, and fun. Our success is built on our relationships with and ability to represent our community. Our collections span five areas: Art, History, Pacific, Maori, and Natural Environment. Our exhibitions are interdisciplinary and interactive, and we have dynamic events and education programmes.
Zest Food Tours (Wellington)

Enjoy an insider's experience on a Zest gourmet walking tour - sightseeing with great food and a friendly personal tour guide. Because we believe the best way to discover a new place is through excellent food, coffee and wine. A unique Zest gourmet food tour takes you to taste the best food in places the locals know and love, in small exclusive groups.
Parliament Buildings (Wellington)

A visit to the Capital City would not be complete without a visit to NZ's beautifully refurbished Parliament Buildings. Located in the historic suburb of Thorndon, the complex is made up of three architecturally distinctive buildings: the Edwardian neo-classical Parliament House, the Victorian Gothic Parliamentary Library and the unique 1970’s style Beehive building. Tours leave on the hour from 10am – 4pm and entry is free.
Wellington Cable Car

One of Wellington's most popular tourist attractions. The cars run from Lambton Quay in the commercial heart of the city, tunnel under the corporate towers of The Terrace and emerges in Kelburn. The ride continues past Kelburn Park and the Victoria University to the top of Upland Road, where the Lookout, Carter Observatory, Planetarium and Cable Car Museum are located.

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