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  • LAKE FUN TAUPO - Lake Taupo

    Lake Fun Taupo - charter boat hire, fishing trips, sightseeing, jet ski hire, kayaks, SUP. We have self drive boats - great way to see the Lake on your own at your own pace. If you love the tranquillity of the Lake and want to make a day of it, hire a kayak and go to the Maori Rock Carvings.

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    +64 7 378 9794
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    0800 876 882 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    Ferry Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • ABEL TASMAN KAITERITERI KAYAKS - Abel Tasman National Park

    Kaiteriteri Kayak is the only kayak operator to operate from Kaiteriteri Beach. Come and enjoy our blend of good times, great people, personality-plus guides and interactive trips! So go for a big day out, big lunch, lots of laughs join a trip with Kaiteriteri Kayak—great little kayak trips.

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    +64 3 527 8383
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    0800 2 KAYAK (Free call - only within NZ)
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    PO Box 309, Motueka, New Zealand
  • ABEL TASMAN KAYAKS - Nelson

    Abel Tasman Kayaks was established in 1986, realising a vision to bring visitors into the glorious Abel Tasman National Park. Sea kayaking is a low impact way to explore beautiful golden beaches, coves, lagoons, offshore islands, wildlife and the native forest fringing our granite coastline! We offer guided, day and multi-day tours.

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    +64 3 527 8022
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    0800 732 529 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    273 Sandy Bay Road, RD 2, Marahau, Nelson, New Zealand
  • ABEL TASMAN SAILING ADVENTURES - Nelson

    Day sailing tours aboard fast comfortable catamarans. The most peaceful and relaxing way to see the Abel Tasman—New Zealand's best sailing location. With half-day, full-day, and multi-day options, we'll make the most of your time. Private charters for specialised tours available for groups up to 40.

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    +64 3 527 8375
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    0800 467 245 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    Sandy Bay, Marahau Rd, Marahau RD 2, Motueka, New Zealand
  • ADVENTURE OUTDOORS - Tongariro

    Tongariro Alpine Crossing guided tours - Winter / Summer (sunrise). Hike by torch light under the moon & stars to the highest point of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing to watch the sunrise. Inflatable raft and kayaking tours - half-day heaps of fun! Whakapapa & Whanganui River. School camps - group activities & camp safety management.

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    +64 7 892 2778
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    0800 386 925 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    PO Box 120, National Park 3948, Ruapehu, New Zealand
  • AT THE ROCKS MOTORLODGE - Napier

    This Napier motel offers contemporary motel accommodation, featuring deluxe studio, executive and family units, with tiled bathrooms and double spa baths or romantic claw-foot baths. Overlooking the Ahuriri Estuary Wildlife Reserve and walkways. Just metres to a safe swimming beach, walking distance from Napier's Sailing Club, inner harbour, and Napier's wonderful waterfront dining restaurants, bars and cafes.

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    +64 6 835 9626
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    0800 835 9626 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    27 Meeanee Quay, Westshore, Napier 4110, New Zealand
  • BAY OF ISLANDS KAYAKING - Paihia

    Eco Kayaking Tours and Kayak Fishing Tours amongst the beautiful Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Our safe and personalised tours explore hidden places that others simply can't get to (secluded beaches and caves) and experience the rich wildlife and cultural history that the Bay of Islands is famous for. Paddle with dolphins and marine life and enjoy a fun experience.

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    +64 21 272 3353
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    0508 272 335 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    Paihia, Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand
  • BRIDGE TO NOWHERE LODGE & TOURS - Whanganui River

    Bridge to Nowhere offer you a complete Whanganui River experience. Jet boat tours to the Bridge to Nowhere, unique lodge accommodation in Whanganui National Park, and canoe trips to untouched parts of the River. Transport for trampers and mountain bikers to and from Whanganui National Park - The Mountain to the Sea. Mountain bike trip accommodation & transport packages.

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    +64 6 385 4622
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    0800 480 308 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    cnr Pekapeka Road and Owairua Road, Pipiriki, New Zealand
  • CATHEDRAL COVE SEA KAYAKING - Coromandel

    Cathedral Cove Kayaks is based in Hahei and offers the opportunity to explore the volcanic coastline. Islands, coves and sea caves are easy to find and access in a kayak. It has been described by visitors as 'some of the best paddling in the planet'. This delightful area is best seen and experienced from the water—come enjoy.

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    0800 529 258 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei, Coromandel 3591, New Zealand
  • CRUISE & KAYAK MILFORD SOUND - Milford Sound

    Kayaking in Milford Sound is an extraordinary experience where the majesty of the landscape is all that more dramatic from sea level. Our Cruise & Kayak Milford Sound experience includes a Milford Sound cruise, entry to the Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory and one hour of kayaking around serene Harrison Cove.

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    +64 3 441 1137
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    0800 264 536 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    St Omer Wharf, 110 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • DART RIVER WILDERNESS JET AND FUNYAK TOURS - Queenstown

    Dart River Jet experiences are unique combinations of breathtaking 'World Heritage' scenery and exhilarating wilderness Jet Boating. Choose between Wilderness Jet and Funyak tours and discover NZ's heart. Join us and travel the beautiful lakeside drive to Glenorchy and into the pristine Dart River valley, travelling by locations used in the Lord of the Rings movies to illustrate Middle Earth.

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    +64 3 442 9992
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    0800 327 853 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    Cnr Camp & Shotover Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
  • DIVE TUTUKAKA - Northland

    Our friendly team tailors the day to suit you; air-fills, equipment and retail sales, full equipment hire, professional crews and 364-day-a-year operations, PADI training for all levels. Purpose-built dive-boats take you to a site matching your ability, we help you enjoy your dives. With dramatic landscape, passionate people and stories that entwine the two, Dive! Tutukaka delivers a total experience.

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    +64 9 434 3867
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    0800 288 882 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    Poor Knights Dive Centre, Marina Road, Tutukaka, RD3, Whangarei, New Zealand
  • ECOCRUZ ECO OCEAN ADVENTURES - Paihia, Bay of Islands

    Join the friendly crew of the Manawanui on a three-day sailing expedition around the Bay of Islands. Snorkel in crystal clear waters, kayak around uninhabited islands, catch your own fresh seafood or walk on deserted beaches to experience the true magic of this special part of New Zealand.

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    +64 27 459 2153
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    0800 4 ECOCRUZ (0800 432 627) (Free call - only within NZ)
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    PO Box 91, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
  • EXPLORE PELORUS SEA KAYAKS - Marlborough Sounds

    Explore Pelorus Sea Kayaks specialists in year-round hire of double sea-kayaks for independent use. Located in Elaine Bay, Marlborough Sounds, we provide the gear for a safe and special experience on the water, away from the main tourist route. Hire a kayak and explore Tennyson Inlet and other remote places in the beautiful Pelorus Sound.

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    +64 3 576 5251
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    Elaine Bay, French Pass Road, RD3, Rai Valley, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand
  • FERGS KAYAKS - Auckland

    Fergs Kayaks is a one-stop-shop for anything to do with paddling: especially kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. Hire well-maintained kayaks, SUP, in-line skates or Cruiser bikes or take a course to try before you buy. Be adventurous and take a guided kayak tour around Devonport or Rangitoto or experience afternoon delight in a guided Waka-ama tour to Mission Bay.

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    +64 9 529 2230
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    12 Tamaki Drive, Okahu Bay, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
  • GLACIER VALLEY ECO TOURS - Franz Josef

    We specialise in top-quality, personal tours to the breathtaking glaciers of Franz Josef and Fox, world-famous Lake Matheson, and the historic settlement of Okarito. Our tours are specially designed for clients who want to learn about the wonders of this incredible natural environment. Safe and interesting experiences in this temperate rainforest region for all. Franz Josef walking track shuttle service.

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    +64 3 752 0699
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    0800 999 739 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    SH6 Main Rd, Tartare River, Franz Josef, Westland, New Zealand
  • GO ORANGE - Milford & Doubtful Sounds

    Enjoy the longest, least crowded, best valued 2-hour cruise on the Milford Sound or a full-day experience on the more isolated Doubtful Sound. Take in the awesome majesty of mountains, rainforest, unique birds and sea creatures. Or glide right in amongst it in one of our kayaks alongside an experienced guide on your choice of one of 4 kayaking adventures.

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    0800 246 672
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    21 Town Centre, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
  • KAHU KAYAKS - Abel Tasman, Nelson

    A range of guided tours and freedom rental sea kayaking trips in kayak canoes. Guided kayak trips with guides that will take you along a stunning stretch of coastline for a fantastic sea kayaking experience. Enjoy panoramic views of Abel Tasman National Park, check out nesting cormorants, sea caves, islands and the world famous Split Apple Rock.

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    0800 300 101 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    11 Marahau Valley Road, Marahau, Abel Tasman, Nelson, New Zealand
  • KAIKOURA KAYAKS - Kaikoura

    The Kaikoura coast is home to an abundance of marine life and sea birds. The curious NZ Fur Seals, Dusky Dolphins and Blue Penguins are only a few paddle strokes away.There is no better way to explore this fascinating environment than to paddle your own sea kayak on a safe, guided tour with us. No experience or swimming ability necessary.

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    +64 21 462 889
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    0800 452 456 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    19 Killarney Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • KARAMEA OUTDOOR ADVENTURES - Karamea

    Whether it be Mountain biking, Kayaking, River-bugging, Tubing, Fishing, Caving or Horse-riding, Karamea Outdoor Adventures can recommend activities that will suit your budget, time and abilities. Explore and enjoy one of our great outdoor adventures, either in Karamea or the pristine surrounding areas of the Kahurangi National Park, N.Z's wonderful, 2nd largest national park rainforest, in the isolated paradise called Karamea.

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    +64 3 7826 181
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    Oparara Building, Bridge St, Karamea, New Zealand
  • LAKELAND ADVENTURES - Wanaka

    Lakeland Adventures operates from The Log Cabin in Lake Wanaka. The Log Cabin also combines the Wanaka visitor information centre and lake shore activities. Enjoy Wanaka's stunning mountain and lake scenery from the lake shore. Rental activities available include kayaks, aqua bikes—three-wheel floating fun for all ages, mountain bikes, dingy, fishing rods and lures.

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    +64 3 443 7495
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    100 Ardmore St, Wanaka, New Zealand
  • LEVI'S PEDAL KAYAKS - Kaikoura

    Kaikoura Pedal Kayaks is the first kayak tour of its sort in New Zealand. Kaikoura Pedal Kayaks brings to you the latest in kayaking advancements. This breakthrough in technology literally opens up a kayaking adventure for those who would otherwise struggle with upper body paddling strength. Not to mention having your hands free to take photos and enjoy the surroundings.

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    0800 3877 3257 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    5a Kotuku Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand, 7300
  • PACKRAFTING NEW ZEALAND - Queenstown

    Life Begins Outside... Whether you want to challenge your boundaries or are solely looking for a relaxing and unique way to see areas of our great wilderness, our Packrafting trips can cater for you. Operating year round we offer half day 'Gentle Floats' down the beautiful Kawarau River or full day outdoor packages including hiking that will leave you amazed.

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    +64 3 445 3080
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    0800 223 080 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    26B Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • POHATU PENGUINS - Akaroa, Banks Peninsula

    Pohatu is the largest little penguin colony on mainland New Zealand. 4WD safaris enable you to visit this remote and beautiful area, meet the local experts and learn of conservation and day-to-day life of white-flippered penguins within the large Pohatu Colony. Sea kayaking safaris give great wildlife viewing opportunities and allow the adventurous to explore New Zealand's spectacular coastline.

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    +64 3 304 8542
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    Pohatu-Flea Bay, Banks Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand
  • RAFTABOUT WHITE WATER RAFTING - Rotorua

    Rafting in Rotorua with a difference. Amazing scenery; history; culture and adventure. Raft grade three to five rivers, including the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall. Also try our sledging river-run on the Kaituna River. Three hours from Auckland and Waitomo. One hour from Tauranga and Taupo. Visit our website for pictures, information, maps, or to make bookings.

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    0800 RAFTABOUT (Free call - only within NZ)
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    391 State Highway 33, Mourea, Rotorua, New Zealand
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