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For the ultimate wilderness retreat off the beaten path, Haka House Franz Josef is the place to be! Our amazing location puts you right in the heart of New Zealand’s Glacier Country, nestled in the rainforest, surrounded by the snow-capped Alps in the beautiful Westland Tai Poutini National Park. We’ve got you covered with a range of cosy spaces and room types with all the essentials, and some extras. Chill out in our movie room, relax in the sauna, or show off your cooking skills on the BBQ. And for our eco-friendly friends, we’ve got an EV charger too! As you set off on your adventures, our friendly team is always on hand to help you plan your trip. Join us at Haka House Franz Josef today!

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In the heart of Glacier Country

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Located in
a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Surrounded by Alps and Rainforest

Near Ōkārito Lagoon

Home of NZ Jade

Free Wi-Fi

Female-Only Dorms Available

private rooms

Where privacy meets comfort

Haka House Franz Josef’s private rooms offer fuss-free comfort and privacy. Immerse yourself in the jaw-dropping natural surroundings and enjoy the peace of having your own room to retreat to, while still being part of a friendly community in our spacious shared living spaces.

Quad Room with Ensuite

King Room with Ensuite Bathroom

King Room with Shared Bathroom

Twin Room with Ensuite Bathroom

Twin Room with Shared Bathroom

shared rooms

The more the merrier

The shared rooms at Haka House Franz Josef are designed with community in mind, to let you mingle and create meaningful connections in a welcoming atmosphere. Our fully equipped spaces with functional amenities are meant to make you feel right at home and allow you to share your experiences with like-minded travellers.

2-Bed Dorm with Shared Bathroom

4-Bed Dorm with Shared Bathroom

Female-Only 4-Bed Dorm with Shared Bathroom

6-Bed Dorm with Shared Bathroom

8-Bed Dorm with Shared Bathroom

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Fully Equipped Kitchen
Outdoor Terrace
Living Room
Sauna
Games Room
Dining Room
Living Room

facilities & community

Everything you need for your stay in Franz Josef

Welcome to Haka House Franz Josef, the ultimate wilderness retreat with breathtaking views and the comfort of home. Unwind in our movie room, cosy up in the lounge area, or impress your friends with your BBQ skills. Additionally, there’s an EV charger for environmentally-conscious travellers! At Haka House Franz Josef, we’ve thought of every little detail to ensure your stay is unforgettable. Come as you are and make yourself at home, we’ll take care of the rest.

Fully Equipped Kitchen
Food Storage Lockers
Dining Area
Living Area
OUTDOOR AREA WITH BBQ
SAUNA
Free Self-Parking
Laundry Facilities
24-Hour Guest Access
Wheelchair Accesible
Free WiFi
EV Charger
Heating in Rooms

local experiences

Haka House Franz Josef is a haven of discovery for nature lovers. Our scenic location right in the midst of the beautiful rainforest, steps away from the snow-capped Alps of Westland Tai Poutini National Park and the must-see Glacier valley, means we offer the ultimate escape into the wild from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Need some ideas to plan your trip? No worries. Our friendly team is always ready to give you insider tips on the best adventures to be had, on and off the trails. Join us and get ready to explore New Zealand’s Glacier Country.

Adventure Tours

Haka Plus Tours

Private Tours

Snow Tours

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Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise in Canterbury

Voted the number one wildlife activity in New Zealand, this award-winning cruise offers the chance to encounter the rare Hector’s Dolphin, native to New Zealand, as well as penguins and various sea birds. Guests will also witness the grandeur of giant volcanic sea cliffs and learn about Akaroa’s rich history.

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Mt Cook

Alpine Vista – Helicopter in Mt Cook

Take off on the Alpine Vista tour on a Helicopter in Mt Cook and soar above the Ben Ohau Mountain Range and the peaks of the Southern Alps.

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Adventure

America’s Cup Sailing in Auckland

Experience the thrill of America’s Cup sailing in Auckland and become part of the crew on an actual race yacht.

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Auckland Bridge Bungy with AJ Hackett

Take the plunge with the Auckland Harbour Bridge Bungy experience, offering a thrilling 40-meter jump from one of the city’s most iconic landmarks.

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Auckland Harbour Bridge Climb with AJ Hackett

Climb heights with the Auckland Harbour Bridge Climb, a fully-guided tour that takes you to the summit, 67 meters above sea level and offering breathtaking 360-degree views of Auckland.

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Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

Experience the Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari, a 4.5 hour cruise through the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park departing from downtown Auckland.

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Auckland’s Hop On Hop Off Explorer Bus (24 Hours)

Discover Auckland’s top attractions at your own pace with the Auckland Hop On Hop Off Bus on the Auckland Explorer Bus.

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Auckland’s Hop On Hop Off Explorer Bus (48 Hours)

Discover Auckland’s top attractions at your own pace with the Auckland Hop On Hop Off Bus on the Auckland Explorer Bus.

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Bungy Jump in Taupo with AJ Hackett

Experience the ultimate thrill with the “Bungy Taupo” – New Zealand’s highest water-touch bungy jump from a 47m high cliff-top platform over the stunning Waikato River

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Canopy Tour in Rotorua – Original

Experience the “Canopy Tour Rotorua” where adventures and the beauty of nature come together. Our guides takes you through the layers of an ancient forest.

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Canopy Tour in Rotorua – Ultimate

Embark on the “Ultimate Tour Rotorua” and discover an ancient New Zealand forest hidden just 15 minutes from central Rotorua.

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Christchurch

Christchurch Pass: Tram, Punting & Gondola

From NZ$ 1,699

Discover the best of Christchurch with the Christchurch Pass, offering you an all-inclusive adventure through the city’s top attractions.

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Cowan’s Crater Experience – Star Gazing in Lake Tekapo

Experience the wonders of the cosmos with our “Star Gazing Lake Tekapo” tour at Cowan’s Private Observatory.

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Adventure

Dark Sky Experience in Lake Tekapo

Discover the wonders of the cosmos with our “Dark Sky Lake Tekapo” indoor astronomy tour at the Dark Sky Project Base.

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Discover Bay of Islands Cruise ex Paihia

Set sail on a quintessential “Bay of Islands Cruise” and explore the breathtaking scenery, diverse wildlife, and rich history of this New Zealand paradise.

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7days
Adventure

Echoes of Aotearoa: Delve into The Māori Legacy at Haka House

From NZ$ 1,699

A week with wow factor! Tick off iconic South Island destinations with unbeatable scenery and a large dose of adventure.

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Evening Glowworm Kayak Tour in Tauranga

Discover the magic of New Zealand’s North Island with an evening glowworm kayak tour in Tauranga, experiencing the natural wonder of Lake McLaren.

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Adventure

Farm Tour at Walter Peak in Queenstown

Embark on a captivating “Walter Peak Queenstown” adventure that combines the old-world charm of the TSS Earnslaw steamship with the rustic allure of a high country farm.

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Adventure

Floatplane Tour in Rotorua

Embark on an unforgettable aerial adventure with our “Floatplane Rotorua” tour, offering a unique vantage point to explore stunning landscapes.

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Adventure

Forest Walk & Zipline in Waiheke Island

Discover the thrill of the beauty of native forests and zipline in Waiheke Island, just a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland.

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Fox Glacier Nature Tour in Franz Josef

Discover the beauty of the Westland Tai Poutini National Park with the Fox Glacier Nature Tour in Franz Josef.

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Adventure

Geothermal Walk & Mud Bath in Rotorua at Hell’s Gate

Experience the rejuvenating power of nature with our “Mud Bath Rotorua” package at Hell’s Gate.

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Adventure

Glacier Explorer – Helicopter in Franz Josef

Take to the skies to experience breathtaking beauty of the West Coast with a Helicopter tour in Franz Josef on this 25-minute flight.

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Franz Josef

Glacier Heli Hike in Franz Josef

An exhilarating adventure with the highest & longest zipline in Christchurch, an experience that soars you above stunning landscapes with breathtaking views.

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Gourmet Dining at Walter Peak in Queenstown

Embark on a delightful journey with the “Walter Peak Queenstown” experience, combining a scenic lake cruise with a gourmet BBQ buffet meal and a farm demonstration.

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Heli Ski in Wanaka (4 Runs Day)

There’s nothing like the thrill of Heli Ski in Wanaka with the Experience 4 Runs package, perfect for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.

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Helicopter over Mt Cook & Fox Glacier

30-min helicopter tour over Fox Glacier, with a snow landing & soar alongside the western face of Aoraki Mt Cook, and descend into Glacier Valley.

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Adventure

Hell’s Gate Mud Bath in Rotorua

Immerse yourself in the world-renowned mud bath in Rotorua and rejuvenate in the sulphur spas at Hell’s Gate, a historic New Zealand experience.

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Christchurch

Highest & Longest Zipline in Christchurch

An exhilarating adventure with the highest & longest zipline in Christchurch, an experience that soars you above stunning landscapes with breathtaking views.

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7days
Adventure
Christchurch

International Antarctic Centre in Christchurch

From NZ$ 1,699

A week with wow factor! Tick off iconic South Island destinations with unbeatable scenery and a large dose of adventure.

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Adventure

Katoa Jet Boat in Rotorua

Feel the rush on Lake Rotorua with the thrill of high-powered engines propelling you over the water at speeds up to 85 km/h, while expert drivers execute exhilarating 360° spins

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Kawarau Bridge Bungy in Queenstown with AJ Hackett

Step up to the edge of the Kawarau Bridge, the World Home of Bungy in Queenstown, and prepare for an exhilarating leap.

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Kayak in Franz Josef

Kayak in Franz Josef on Lake Mapourika offers panoramic views of surrounding mountains, glaciers & rainforest of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary.

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Ketetahi Shuttle Bus (One Way) in Taupo

Embark on a memorable hiking adventure with our “Ketetahi Bus” service, providing convenient and safe transportation to the heart of Tongariro National Park.

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Lady Knox Geyser & Thermal Park Rotorua

Experience the ultimate adventure at “Thermal Park Rotorua” with our Velocity Valley 5 Ride Combo.

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Lake Matheson Nature Tour in Franz Josef

Experience serenity and fascinating geology of Lake Matheson with the Lake Matheson Nature Tour in Franz Josef.

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Lake Rotoiti Kayak in Rotorua

Embark on a unique “kayak rotorua” adventure on the picturesque Lake Rotoiti. This includes a journey into a glow worm cave and a natural thermal hot pools.

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Ledge Bungy Jump in Queenstown with AJ Hackett

Experience the ultimate thrill with our “Bungy Jump Queenstown” on The Ledge Swing, where adrenaline meets breathtaking views.

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Adventure

Mackenzie Explorer with Alpine Landing – Helicopter in Lake Tekapo

Take flight on the Mackenzie Explorer with Alpine Landing, an helicopter tour in Lake Tekapo departing exclusively from Lake Tekapo, and experience the very best of the Mackenzie region with an alpine landing high on a local sheep station.

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Maori Culture & Wine Tour in Wanaka

Experience a Wine Tour in Wanaka, where you can indulge in exceptional wines while immersing yourself in the rich Māori history of the region

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Adventure

Maori Rock Carving in Taupo – Day Tour

Experience the mystical “Maori Rock Carving Taupo” on Great Lake Taupo aboard New Zealand’s first electric yacht, Sail Barbary.

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Maori Rock Carving in Taupo – Evening Tour

Immerse yourself in a vibrant sunset experience with our “Maori Rock Carving Taupo” cruise on Great Lake Taupo.

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Milford Sound Cruise in Queenstown

Embark on a memorable journey with our “Milford Sound Cruise,” coupled with an all-inclusive coach tour of the breathtaking Fiordland National Park.

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Mitai Maori Cultural Experience & Dinner (Hangi)

Discover the rich history and cultural heritage of Mitai with an unforgettable 3-hour experience paired with a traditional hangi meal.

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Mou Waho Island Nature Walk & Cruise in Wanaka

Discover the pristine beauty of Mou Waho Island with Cruise Wanaka, a nature reserve known for its lake, on an island, in a lake, on an island.

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Adventure

Mountain Jade in Rotorua Tour

Explore the rich tradition of “Jade Rotorua” with a unique guided tour of our greenstone studio nestled in the heart of Rotorua.

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Adventure

Mt Tarawera Walk in Rotorua

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with our Mt Tarawera Guided Hiking Tour. Known for its dramatic eruption on June 10th, 1886.

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Nature Tour in Franz Josef

Soak in the beauty of the Franz Josef Glacier valley with a Nature Tour in Franz Josef.

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Nevis Bungy in Queenstown with AJ Hackett

The ultimate adrenaline rush: the Nevis Bungy in Queenstown is 134m high, the highest in New Zealand offering an 8.5-second free fall.

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Nevis Swing in Queenstown with AJ Hackett

Experience the ultimate thrill with our “Bungy Jump Queenstown” on The Ledge Swing, where adrenaline meets breathtaking views.

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Adventure

Ocean Adventure Sailing Bay of Islands ex Paihia

Set sail on a captivating “Sailing Bay of Islands” adventure with our Ocean Adventure tour departing from Paihia.

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Off-Road Franz Josef Adventure Tour

Go Off-Road in a Franz Josef Adventure Tour, where you can navigate diverse terrains on a quad bike or buggy.

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Adventure

Parasail in Bay of Islands (Double or Triple)

Experience the thrill and beauty of the Bay of Islands from above with our “Parasail Bay of Islands” adventure.

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Adventure

Parasail in Bay of Islands (Single)

Experience the thrill of soaring high above the stunning waters of the Bay of Islands with our “Parasail Bay of Islands” adventure.

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Adventure

Ruby Island Cruise in Wanaka

Enjoy a serene and scenic adventure with Cruise Wanaka, exploring the breathtaking beauty of Lake Wanaka and Ruby Island.

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Franz Josef

Scenic Cruise in Franz Josef

The Scenic Cruise in Franz Josef on Lake Mapourika offers views of surrounding mountains, glaciers, ancient rainforests, and native birdlife.

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Shotover Jet in Queenstown

For adrenaline lovers, take a breathtaking ride on the Shotover Jet in Queenstown, renowned for its exhilarating rides through dramatic and narrow canyons.

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Franz Josef

Skydive in Franz Josef (18,000ft Kea Jump)

An adrenaline rush with a Skydive in Franz Josef from 18,000 ft, offering over 85 seconds of freefall – the highest skydive in New Zealand.

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Mt Cook

Skydive in Mt Cook (10,000ft)

10,000ft tandem skydive in Mt Cook, offering breathtaking views of Aoraki/Mt. Cook and the stunning South Island scenery.

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Mt Cook

Skydive in Mt Cook (15,000ft)

15,000ft tandem skydive in Mt Cook, offering breathtaking views of Aoraki/Mt. Cook and the stunning South Island scenery.

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Adventure

Skydive Queenstown from 15,000ft

Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush with a skydive over Queenstown, leaping from an aircraft at 15,000 feet into thin air.

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Skydiving Bay of Islands (12000ft)

Experience the thrill of a lifetime with “Skydiving Bay of Islands,” the region’s exclusive skydiving operation.

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Skydiving Bay of Islands (16,500ft)

Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush with “Skydiving Bay of Islands” as you leap from 16,500 feet and enjoy an exhilarating 70 seconds of freefall.

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Skydiving Bay of Islands (18,000ft)

Elevate your thrill-seeking adventures with “Skydiving Bay of Islands,” featuring New Zealand’s highest skydive from an exhilarating altitude of 20,000 feet.

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Skydiving in Taupo (15,000ft)

Experience the ultimate thrill with “Sky Diving Taupo” as you leap from 15,000 feet above the stunning Lake Taupo.

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Adventure

Skydiving in Taupo (16,500ft)

Elevate your adventure with “Sky Diving Taupo” and experience New Zealand’s highest skydive at 16,500 feet.

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Skydiving in Wanaka (15,000ft)

Take flight & Skydive Wanaka, known for one of the best skydiving experiences in NZ and great for both first-time jumpers and seasoned skydivers.

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Adventure

Snorkelling in Bay of Islands

Dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Bay of Islands with our exclusive “Snorkelling Bay of Islands” adventure.

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Stargazing Tour in Lake Tekapo

Experience the wonder of the night sky with Silver River’s Stargazing Tour in Lake Tekapo, known for its exceptional dark skies and breathtaking celestial views.

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Summit Experience to Mt John in Lake Tekapo

Discover New Zealand’s premier mountaintop stargazing experience from the summit of Mount John, home to a world-renowned astronomical research center.

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Sunset Evening Cruise in Taupo

Embark on a memorable “Evening Cruise Taupo” and sail into the sunset as you discover the stunning Māori Rock Carvings on Great Lake Taupo.

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Sunset Evening Sailing in Bay of Islands

Embrace the tranquil beauty of the evening seas with “Sailing Bay of Islands” on a Sundowner Cruise.

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Swim with Dolphins at Akaroa Harbour in Canterbury

From NZ$ 1,699

Enjoy an unforgettable adventure with Black Cat Cruises by swimming with Hector’s Dolphins. These dolphins are protected within Akaroa Harbour by a marine mammal sanctuary, providing a rare opportunity to observe them closely in their natural habitat.

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Swing in Taupo with AJ Hackett

Dive into heart-pounding excitement with the “Swing Taupo” – a thrilling giant swing adventure that propels you over the stunning Waikato River Valley.

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Tandem Skydive in Auckland from 16,000 ft

Skydive Auckland offers an unparalleled experience with up to 60 seconds of freefall at 200km per hour from 16,000 ft.

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The Grand Traverse from Lake Tekapo

The Grand Traverse is renowned 50 minute flight that covers two World Heritage National Parks and 200 km of New Zealand’s most memorable and breathtaking scenery.

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Tongariro River Rafting

Embark on an exhilarating adventure with “White Water Rafting Taupo” on the Tongariro River.

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TSS Earnslaw Cruise in Queenstown

Experience the stunning alpine beauty of Queenstown aboard the vintage steamship, TSS Earnslaw cruise in Queenstown.

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Velocity Valley Adventure Park in Rotorua – 2-Ride Combo

Dive into the heart of “Velocity Valley” with our Adventure Sampler Package, perfectly crafted for thrill-seekers looking to sample the rush of extreme sports.

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Velocity Valley Adventure Park in Rotorua – 4-Ride Combo

Step into the heart of the Ngongotahā Valley and experience the ultimate adrenaline rush with our “Velocity Valley” 4 Ride Combo.

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Velocity Valley Adventure Park in Rotorua – 5-Ride Combo

Embark on an unparalleled adrenaline-fueled journey with our “Velocity Valley” 5 Ride Combo in the scenic Ngongotahā Valley.

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Waitangi Treaty Grounds – Concert & Hangi in Bay of Islands

Immerse yourself in a captivating cultural experience featuring authentic Māori performances and a traditional hāngi dinner in the Bay of Islands.

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Waitangi Treaty Grounds in Bay of Islands – Admission

Discover the heart of New Zealand’s history with an all-inclusive Day Pass to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the nation’s most significant historic site.

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Weta Workshop Unleashed in Auckland

Experience the magic of movie-making at Wētā Workshop Unleashed, Auckland’s exciting attraction located within the SkyCity Precinct.

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White Water Rafting in Rotorua

Dive into the thrill of the “white water raft rotorua”. Spend an action-packed six hours navigating the powerful waters.

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White Water Sledging at Kaituna River in Rotorua

Discover the uniquely Kiwi thrill of sledging on the Kaituna River, where local Maori culture enriches the adventure and no prior experience is needed.

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Adventure

Zorb in Rotorua – The 4 Track Experience

Zorb Rotorua – it’s the ultimate downhill adventure at the world’s fastest, longest, and steepest downhill ball rolling track!

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