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Looking for Day Tour Operators Both North and South Island

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Looking for Day Tour Operators Both North and South Island

We are basing our North Island stay in Auckland and our South Island stay in Queenstown. We have made the decision that we're not going to drive ourselves. I'm looking at some of the Scenic Pacific day tours. Any comments or suggestions about this tour operator or other tour operators? Looking for well-run scenic/nature tours not wine tours or extreme sports. We want day tours only out of Auckland but are open to 2 day tours on South Island. Will also post on South Island forum. Thanks.

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1. Re: Looking for Day Tour Operators Both North and South Island

There are dozens of day tour operators and all will give you what you pay for. It really depends on what you want to see or do. There are LOTR tours, white-water rafting; Milford Sound; farm tours; one-day hiking; jet-boats; horse-riding etc. In most cases you can simply visit the i-Site when you arrive and choose the tours from their huge range.

In Auckland, Great Sights offer a range of one day coach tours to places like Waitomo Caves & Rotorua. Out of QTN they offer a trip to Mt Cook. This might be worth combining with the regular Interciy bus back to QTN if you have already booked flights in& out of ZQN. If it is not too late to change your flights, consider doing Chch-Mt Cook-QTN over 2days rather than back-tracking.

In AK you can also do ferry trips eg to Rangitoto or Waiheke Island.

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3. Re: Looking for Day Tour Operators Both North and South Island

Milestone Tours sounds like they'd be right up your alley

http://www.milestonetours.co.nz/

We just did the Auckland tour but the website has 1 day and 2 day tours also. I can highly recommend the Auckland tour!

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5. Re: Looking for Day Tour Operators Both North and South Island

Thank you zhuhai2007 and ne_quine.

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6. Re: Looking for Day Tour Operators Both North and South Island

We just finished a tour with Paul from Turo Tours. We highly recommend him.

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7. Re: Looking for Day Tour Operators Both North and South Island

Perhaps decide on what your interests are; e.g. countryside or city, and whether you want to travel in small and personalised groups or don't mind the larger structured tours, and start from there.

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