Hamilton Gardens Guided Tour
1 hour 15 minutes
Fifty years ago Hamilton Gardens was a sand quarry and the city’s rubbish dump. It was covered in weeds, mud and household rubbish.Since then it has gradually been transformed into 21 award winning gardens, each with a unique theme that tells the story of gardens.Guided tours explore the rather mysterious world of Hamilton Gardens.Visit: Hamilton Gardens, Hungerford Crescent Cobham Drive, Hamilton 3216 New ZealandHamilton Gardens is one of Waikato’s most visited attractions, with approximately one million visitors each year. Forty years ago Hamilton Gardens was a bleak landscape. It was the site of a former Victorian rifle range and dog dosing station, covered in blackberries with seagulls circling above. It was the city’s rubbish dump. Today, the Gardens has 21 themed gardens on 54 hectares alongside the Waikato River.Telling the story of gardens through themed garden collections, Hamilton Gardens explores different civilizations, and recreates historically important garden styles from the farthest reaches of the world. Hamilton Gardens is not a botanical garden. Instead, its unique and internationally recognized concept has been compared to a museum. Each garden collection has historic integrity and provides a window into the story of civilizations, their arts, beliefs and lifestyles. Guides who will share the ‘inside story’ of how Hamilton Gardens was transformed from a rubbish dump into an internationally significant garden and take visitors on a journey of discovery along paths delivering mysterious surprises: step from a peaceful Sung Dynasty Chinese Scholar’s Garden into an Italian Renaissance Garden, before being enthralled by the grandeur of the Indian Char Bagh (‘four quartered’) Garden. Guided tours leave the Hamilton Gardens Information Centre at 11am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tours take approximately 1.15 hours.
Hamilton Airport Arrival Transfer - To Hamilton Hotels
Let the drivers collect you from Hamilton Airport and drop you off at your Hamilton City Centre accommodation.• Super Shuttle keeps fares rock-bottom by picking up or dropping off other air travellers en route to or from the airport. They don't have meters, so even if the traffic is heavy, you won't have to worry about your fare going up. So book now and lock in an affordable and convenient airport transfer. • With modern and spacious minivans capable of seating up to 11 passengers and a huge trailer accommodating luggage of all shapes and sizes, you'll have a job filling up a Super Shuttle. • This transfer must be pre-booked at least 24 hours prior to arrival so get in early and book online today! When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight & accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's easy.
Hamilton City Cafe Cruise
Enjoy spectacular views of New Zealand's longest inland waterway on Kiwi Cat, our floating Cafe. Our 60-minute Cafe Cruises from Hamilton Gardens to the city and back again operate most days and highlights include the cities many old bridges, scuptures, art installations, Natrive Trees, Birds, Marine Life and some amazing riverside property. We may even pass a rowing crew out practicing. The vessel is fully protected from the weather with a fully licensed café & bar on board. Lunch is included in the price (excluding beverages). EFTPOS and credit card facilities are available on board. We even have coloring in stuff for the kids! Cruises depart 10am (Mon-Thurs Summer only), 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm. In Winter this option is only available Wednesday - Sunday (1pm & 2pm cruises on Saturdays do not operate over Winter also).ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Waikato River Explorer, Hamilton New ZealandDeparting Hamilton Gardens, the vessel heads downstream on this fast-flowing hydro waterway through Hamilton City as far as Hamilton's famous landmark, The Claudelands Bridge, then back upstream, stopping off in the CBD before returning to the River Ferry Terminal at Hamilton Gardens.Our Skippers provide an entertaining commentary telling the story of the region, and pointing out various landmarks including the many Sculptures and Art Installations, the site of the first European landings in the mid 1860s and the vessel they arrived on which is still sitting up on the riverbank. Our Cafe Menu includes Toasted Paninis, Pulled Beef Nachos, Homebaked Fritatta, Sliders and our popular Smoked Chicken Salad. A selection of delicious Muffins, Cookies and Slices are also available along with Espresso Coffee, Tea & Chocolate.Other Snack Food is available and the Bar onboard is fully-licensed.Complimentary Sunscreen is available.
Waikato River Cafe Cruise
1 hour 30 minutes
Enjoy spectacular views of the river and Hamilton City upstream of Hamilton Gardens on each 90-minute Heartland Cruise. Cruising through Heartland New Zealand, highlights include waterfalls, native bush and some of the regions most exclusive properties. The area is also popular for watersports and we are most likely to see Jetskiiers, Jetboaters and Waterskiiers on the river. The cruise package includes two courses from our Cafe Menu in Winter and our popular two course Kiwi Barbeque in Summer. The vessel is fully protected from the weather with a fully licensed café & bar on board. EFTPOS and credit card facilities are available on board. We even have coloring in stuff for the kids! Cruises depart at 11:30am & 1:15pm Tuesdays and 1:15pm Saturdays all year with extra cruises at 11:30am & 1:15pm Thursdays and & 11:30am Saturdays from November - April.Departing Hamilton Gardens each Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday at 11am and 1pm, the vessel heads upstream on this fast-flowing hydro waterway towards Mystery Creek and The Narrows, which is the narrowest part of the 425 km river. After viewing some of the most exclusive real estate in the region, we then head downstream returning to the River Ferry Terminal at Hamilton Gardens. Our Skippers provide an entertaining commentary telling the story of the region and pointing out various landmarks. The Skipper will point out many of the exclusive dwellings with some interesting stories about how they came to be on the riverbank. Our Cafe Menu is available on all cruises. Food options include Toasted Paninis, Nachos, home-baked Fritatta and our popular Smoked Chicken Salad. A selection of delicious Muffins, Cookies and Slices are also available along with Espresso Coffee, Tea & Chocolate. Other Snack Food is available and the Bar onboard is fully-licensed.
Titan's Touch of Bermuda
150 to 180 minutes
Travel in a group in your private air-conditioned Coach with one of our Local Certified tour guides and receive a wealth of knowledge about Bermuda in this specially designed tour. Your first stop will be at the Gibb’s Hill Light House This stop will give you stunning views of Bermuda.Next you will then go to the City of Hamilton. There you can do a little shopping and explore the City. You will then get a chance to walk on a pinkish sand beach at Warwick Long Bay and have a few minutes to feel the surf running over your feet if you choose, or you can take some awe-inspiring photos. You will get an opportunity to take photos of Horseshoe Bay Beach and Jobson’s Cove before you had back to your ship.ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Gibb's Hill Lighthouse, Lighthouse Road Gibbs Hill BermudaA short stop at Bermuda's most famous lighthouse.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Warwick Long Bay Beach, South Road South Shore Park BermudaTake a picture of our beautiful pink sand beaches. Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Bermuda Visitor Services Centre- Hamilton, Front St, Hamilton HM 11 BermudaA stop in our busy city hub, with wild colored buildings. Duration: 30 minutes
Railway Trail Bike and Beach Tour in Bermuda
3 hours 30 minutes
Combine sport with island history on this unique bike tour along the famous Bermuda Railway Trail, used by the Bermuda Railway in the 1930s and ‘40s. Get off the beaten bath, explore some of Bermuda's lesser-known gems and gain unparalleled views of the island. After your leisurely bike tour, relax on the beach and take a dip in the crystal-clear waters before returning to your hotel.With a year-round average temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius) and more than 22 miles (35 km) of bicycle-friendly roads, Bermuda truly is a biker's paradise. Approximately 70% of the biking roads are considered railway trails – the path of the old Bermuda Railway. On this guided tour, ride along the Railway Trail for approximately 6 miles (9.5 km) to see a side of Bermuda most tourists miss. Your guide will stop to provide informative commentary at various points of interest along the way. The trail, which is relatively flat, offers spectacular views, stunning seascapes, lush gardens and exotic flora and fauna. Time permitting, you may be able to hike up to either the historic Fort Scaur or the sprawling 17th-century Mott family estate. After your bike tour, cool off with a refreshing swim at the beach and enjoy a complimentary soft drink.
Bermuda Kayak Eco-Tour
3 hours 30 minutes
Explore Bermuda's diverse marine ecosystem on a kayaking eco-tour! Enjoy a fully narrated tour along the island's shoreline and keep an eye out for the diverse flora and fauna that inhabits the area. You'll also have time to relax on a quiet beach and go for a refreshing swim before the end of the tour.After meeting your tour guide at the dockyard, set off on a scenic sightseeing cruise that will take you to the kayaking site. After disembarking, receive a brief overview and safety instruction from your guide, and then hop in your ocean kayak and begin your eco-tour!Start with an easy introduction with a short practice session. Then, follow your expert guide out into the open water. Pass through Paradise Lakes, a breathtaking sheltered waterway surrounded by small coves and many islands. Learn about the eco-reserve area, Daniel Head, as you kayak close to shoreline. Keep an eye out for native plants and marine life as you admire Bermuda's rocky coastline. Then enjoy a refreshing swim and relax on the beach with complimentary beverages before making your way back to your starting point.
Bermuda Shore Excursion: Kayak Eco-Tour
3 hours 30 minutes
While you’re in port in Bermuda, explore the island’s diverse marine ecosystem on a kayaking eco-tour! Enjoy a fully narrated tour along the island's shoreline and keep an eye out for the diverse flora and fauna that inhabits the area. You'll also have time to relax on a quiet beach and go for a refreshing swim before the end of your shore excursion.After meeting your tour guide when you disembark your cruise ship, your kayaking shore excursion starts with a scenic sightseeing cruise that will take you to the kayaking site. When you get there, receive a brief overview and safety instruction from your guide, and then hop in your ocean kayak and begin your eco-tour!Start with an easy introduction with a short practice session. Then, follow your expert guide out into the open water. Pass through Paradise Lakes, a breathtaking sheltered waterway surrounded by small coves and many islands. Learn about the eco-reserve area, Daniel Head, as you kayak close to shoreline. Keep an eye out for native plants and marine life as you admire Bermuda's rocky coastline. Then enjoy a refreshing swim and relax on the beach with complimentary beverages before making your way back to your starting point.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Scuba Diving Lesson in Bermuda
2 hours 30 minutes
Learn how to scuba dive in Bermuda! If you’re a first-time diver or just need to brush up on the basics, this is the perfect tour for you! Spend time learning the fundamentals of diving from your PADI-certified instructor. Under the supervision of your instructor, practice your diving skills in shallow Atlantic Ocean waters.Explore the underwater life surrounding Bermuda while learning how to scuba dive! On this 2.5-hour adventure, learn the basics of scuba diving from a PADI-certified instructor. Your scuba experience begins with a comprehensive lesson. Learn safety tips, learn how the scuba gear works and learn how to breathe properly. Then, apply the skills you’ve learned under the supervision of your instructor before heading into the ocean! Your instructor will be there to help you along the way to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe experience. After your practice session, follow your guide around shallow waters of the Atlantic. Dive no deeper than 35 feet (10 m) and explore the beautiful underwater world!
Bermuda 2-Tank Certified Scuba Dive
Immerse yourself in some of the world’s best scuba diving on this 4-hour, 2-tank scuba dive trip in Bermuda’s crystal waters! Whether you’re a newly certified or seasoned diver, ride a boat over the turquoise waters to two premier dive spots that will probably include a shipwreck and coral reef. Then, accompanied by PADI-certified instructors, swoop around eerie sunken relics, glide over colorful coral gardens, and marvel at everything from exotic reef fish to barracuda, seahorses and more amid the surreal undersea landscapes. Ideal for all levels of certified diver.Book your dive at your preferred available departure time and, on the day, make your own way to the dive center to meet your friendly PADI-certified instructor and dive masters. Check in for your dive and get geared up with a wetsuit, BCD, regulator, mask, fins and tanks. Your 2-tank dive is for certified divers only, so be ready to show proof of your diving certificate.Board your boat and admire the turquoise Atlantic waters on route to your first dive spot. Listen to a briefing and hear about the many shipwrecks — around 350 in all — submerged around Bermuda that have earned it the moniker of the 'Wreck Capital of the Atlantic'! Arrive at your dive destination; usually the site of two neighboring shipwrecks in around 50 feet (15m) of water. Kit up for your dive and then, jump in to explore the coral-studded wrecks. As you waft around, look for barracuda, grouper and parrotfish, as well as trumpet fish, chubs and octopus.Continue to the second dive site of a beautiful coral reef, and kit up with your second tank. Then, with your dive instructors to guide you, explore the spectacular undersea landscape. Swim by brightly colored corals, navigate swim-throughs, and drift through canyons past a vast array of marine life such as seahorses, lobsters, yellowtail tuna and more.Afterward, relax as you cruise back to the jetty. Your experience ends after you rinse down your scuba gear at the di
Bermuda Shore Excursion: 2-Tank Certified Scuba Dive
When your ship docks in port in Bermuda, head out on a two-tank scuba diving tour to explore the underwater world of the Atlantic! Home to the northernmost coral reef system in the Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda is known for its superb diving. Visit one of many historic shipwrecks, see the beautiful coral reef and swim with schools of tropical fish. If you’re a certified diver, this two-tank diving adventure is one you won’t want to miss!Arrive in the port of Bermuda, and head straight back out to sea on a two-tank scuba diving tour. Meet your guide at the boat docks and board your dive boat for your underwater adventure. As you head to the first dive spot, you’ll receive a brief overview and safety instructions. Surrounded by more than 300 shipwrecks, Bermuda offers a myriad of diving delights. You’ll come across one of the many wrecks at your first dive spot, located about 80 feet (25 meters) underwater. Enjoy exploring the wreck up close before getting back on the boat and heading to your next spot.At your second dive spot, explore the gorgeous coral reef for which Bermuda is known! While you dive in the clear water, see yellowtail tuna, lionfish, lobster, seahorses and other marine life up close.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Nature and Nosh Explore & Taste Experience Waikato
9 hours 30 minutes
Escape with us to climb a waterfall, explore the purest of springs and sample the finest wine and cheese in the Waikato region. This unique Nature & Nosh experience includes a three hour guided hike to the top of the tallest waterfall in the North Island, gourmet picnic style lunch at the Blue Spring and a short walk along the crystal clear banks of Te Waihou stream. A region renown for it's dairy farming, it's only natural that we visit a local cheese maker to sample some of the best cheeses in New Zealand. The afternoon is rounded off in fine style with a visit to Vilagrads, a fifth generation, family-owned winery. Sample a selection of their award-winning wines and ports and enjoy the stunning courtyard overlooking the vines. This tour is for nature lovers with an appreciation for quality local artisan food and fine wine. Includes return transfers from Hamilton.Our morning begins at the base of the Kaimai ranges, we begin our first hike of the day, climbing steadily to the top of the stunning Wairere falls. At 155metres tall, these falls are the tallest in the North Island and clear days boast spectacular views as far as the eye can see across the Waikato region from the top.After our descent, we make our way to the heart of the Waikato. A gentle walk along the banks of Te Waihou river leads us to the famous Blue Springs producing some of the clearest and purest water in New Zealand. Not a bad setting for a picnic lunch. A region renown for it's dairy farming and local produce, it's only natural that we visit a local cheese maker to sample some of the best cheeses in New Zealand. Multi-award winning cheesemakers Over the Moon Dairy are small in size but huge on creating unique flavourswith their cheese. Our afternoon is rounded off in fine style with a visit to Vilagrads, a fifth generation, family-owned winery. Sample a selection of their award-winning wines and ports and enjoy the stunning courtyard overlooking the vines. • Fully-inclusive, guide
Nature and Nosh Coast & Cuisine Experience
They say the sea heals the soul, and this stunning half day coastal walk from Homunga Bay to Waihi Beach is sweet escapism in its purest form. This experience includes a four hour coastal guided walk discovering hidden bays along Pohutakawa lined edges with a gourmet picnic lunch on the beach. Visit local Falls Retreat Bistro for a unique ' garden-to-plate' food experience, featuring fresh, seasonal morsels. A glass of New Zealand wine winds up our visit before we head back through the Karangahake Gorge with a stop to view the pretty Owharoa falls. A short blueberry farm tour at Kowhai Creamery is followed by the hardest decision you'll have to make all day. Choosing the flavour of your award-winning gelato! Tour includes return transfers from Hamilton.From Hamilton, we wind our way around the east coast of the Coromandel, along cliff edges, discovering hidden bays along Pohutakawa lined edges. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch on the beach, dip your toes in the water before we make our way to Waihi Beach.Next is a visit to local award-winning Falls Retreat Bistro for a unique 'garden-to-plate' food experience, featuring fresh, seasonal morsels from the restaurant's huge garden. A glass of wine winds up our visit before we head back through the Karangahake Gorge.Heading back inland, it's time to visit the land of blueberries and icecream! A short blueberry farm tour at the Kowhai Creamery is followed by the hardest decision you'll have to make all day. Choosing the flavour of your handmade gelato! Made from full cream jersey cow milk fed on lush Waikato pastures, the award-winning blueberry gelato is hard to beat! • Fully-inclusive, guided experience • Runs: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday's • Departs: 7.30am from Hamilton Gardens • Returns: 5.30pm to Hamilton Gardens • Duration: 10 hours • Walk: 4 hours approx • Grade: Moderate • A good level of fitness is required for this tour. • Note: A minimum of 2 people are required
Hobbiton Village & Glowworm Cave 1 day tour
This tour will cover the hobbiton village where was the 'film' shooting location of the Lord of the rings, and the hobbit. This village is located at Matamata, 2 hours to south from Auckland. After this village, you will visit the glowwarm cave at Waitomo.There is as much to see and experience above ground as there is below. Enjoy good cafes and walks as well as natural wonders inclduing the beautiful Marokopa Falls and limestone Mangapohue bridge. A walkway beginning near the Waitomo Museum of Caves leads through farmland where you'll see fascinating rock forms.ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New ZealandYou will go into the cave to see the lava rocks then you will ride a boat to see thousands of glowworms inside of cave. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New ZealandThis is the shooting location of 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit'. Duration: 2 hours
Coromandel Peninsula Day Tour
This is the private tour service to Coromandel Peninsula for a day. Coromadel peninsular is the most popular place for Aucklanders for their holiday season. It's not far way from Auckland but it's good place. There are lots of attractions with natures, camping sites. holiday parks and beautiful scenery. Coromandel Peninsular is located in East side of New Zealand, next to the bay of Plenty.ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Driving Creek Railway and Potteries, 380 Driving Creek Road, Coromandel 3506 New ZealandYou will ride the train on the creek railway. Duration: 1 hourStop At: RAPAURA Watergardens, 586 Tapu-Coroglen Road Rd5, Thames 3575 New ZealandYou will walk around the beautiful gardens on the way. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Ocean Beach Road, Hot Water Beach New ZealandThe mysterious beach with Hot spring at Coromandel. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour, End of on the beach, Wigmore Crescent, Hahei 3591 New ZealandThe most beautiful cove at Corommandel peninsula. This place was the shooting location of 'the Chronicles of Narnia'. You will ride the boat to explore the cove area. Duration: 1 hour