Things to Do in New Zealand
Akaroa, Taupo, Coromandel & Wairarapa
With the weather heating up, get outside and enjoy some great tours and activities around the country. Check these out!
Swim with dolphins, or cruise Akaroa Harbour
Black Cat Cruises helps create some of the most memorable experiences to be had on the water anywhere on New Zealand’s Canterbury coastline. If you are looking for a Christchurch tour and you’ve always wanted to swim with dolphins, get an insider’s view of marine wildlife or charter an unforgettable trip with friends, contact Black Cat Charters.
Situated 12 km north of Taupo, or 50 minutes drive from Rotorua off State Highway 5.
Since 1993 Rapids Jet have been boating the biggest rapids for commercial Jet Boating in New Zealand. Over 100,000 clients aged 5-89 years have now safely experienced the thrill of real white water jet boating, something unique, which can only be found here in Taupo. We take you up close to the Aratiatia Power Station to the base of the Aratiatia Rapids, New Zealand's biggest and longest rapids that spill from the Aratiatia dam daily.
With Skydive Taupo you can jump from a perfectly good aeroplane, thousands of feet above Taupo’s volcanic crater in New Zealand. You will be strapped to one of our experienced tandem masters and freefall from either 12,000 for 45 seconds, or freefall from 15,000 for over a minute! After safely returning you back to earth, sit back and relive your experience on our 15 sq.metre movie screen. Then be dropped off in a limousine!
An experience of a lifetime guaranteed!!
Discover how the World’s most colourful shell, the Paua, is crafted to manufacture an exquisite range of jewellery, gifts and souvenirs that reflect the iconic status of the Paua shell to New Zealand. Enjoy discovering the fascinating world of paua by shopping on-line or by visiting in person at their Carterton premises. Browse an extensive range of quality gifts, souvenirs and Jewellery. And for the craftsperson - a range of highly polished Paua pieces for your projects.
Charter the Grey Ghost to the Mercury Islands – a luxury vessel providing a smooth, quiet and comfortable ride.
Join owner/skipper Garry Buchanan on Grey Ghost, a 10.2m launch designed for your comfort, for fishing and diving around the Mercury Islands. The scenery on land includes wildlife reserves and beautiful beaches. On the water there is also the Te Whanganui-a-hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve. Special fishing/diving/accommodation packages available. Boat charters to Cuvier Island, Slipper Island, Mercury Island, Alderman Island, Cathedral Cove and wherever YOU like to go.