Haka Tours

Haka Tours

Headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand
4.8/5 - Excellent
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  • Small group NZ tours – max 16 people
  • All tours include transport, accommodation, breakfast + more
  • 100% NZ Owned and Operated – travel with the locals
  • Spontaneous exploration and heaps of secret stops
  • Your choice of lots of optional add-on activities

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  • SM
    North Island Adventure Tour
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 5, 2017
    The trip was amazing. I went in on the tour alone and it was the first small group tour I had ever done. I was not expecting everyone to get along so well. Also…
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  • OS
    Amplified NZ Tour
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on May 23, 2017
    I had a great trip. Would really recommend this tour for anyone looking to get a taste for New Zealand in 16 days and wants to see more than than other independ…
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  • CL
    Bay of Islands Winterless North Tour
    4.0 - Good
    Written on April 1, 2017
    I joined for the Bay of Islands tour. It is in a small group and Haka lodge in Bay of Islands is one of the nice and gorgeous place to stay. The tour guide will…
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    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Thanks Chooi greeat to hear you enjoyed your tour, the Bay of Island is a lovely spot to relax. Love the pics also :)
  • AS
    Epic NZ Tour
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on March 8, 2017
    …believable trip from start to finish! I'm so happy I chose to go with Haka Tours because they travel the way I like to travel; lots of stops and f…
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    Haka Tours commented on this review
    WOW Alessia, the photo of the Dolphins. It looks as though you made the most of your time in New Zealand. Burto has so many amazing little facts up his sleeve about NZ but it is also guests like you that makes a tour - great people, great times!
  • TC
    Amplified NZ Tour
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 2, 2017
    Amazing time travelling around NZ with Haka! Our tour guide, Andy (aka baby Jesus) kept us entertained and thought of all kinds of amazing adventures to take us…
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    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Hey Andy, baby Jesus loves adventure that's for sure. Thanks for the review and thanks for being on tour with Haka. I will pass on your kind words to Baby J.
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    South Island Lick Tour
    4.0 - Good
    Written on February 28, 2017
    Grant was a great tour group leader. Very fun and helpful. He really wants each one to make the most of the holiday. The mix of people was also great and the na…
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    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Hi Shaly, Grant certainly is one of the good guys, his passion for all things NZ is 10 to none! I am sure you have a new group of friends from all over the world to share your time in New Zealand with, maybe we will see you all for a reunion tour! ;)
  • BM
    Bay of Islands Winterless North Tour
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on February 17, 2017
    The trip was excellent and fulfilled my expectation of a tour small enough to permit flexibility. The guide was very good. At one point we played with the rugb…
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    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Thanks Balwantsinh for the kind words and feedback. Our guides love getting out and about just as much as our guests (new friends), we hope to see you back on tour again one day soon!
  • JK
    Amplified NZ Tour
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on February 3, 2017
    We had a wonderful 16 day tour with Si, Ricky, and Ruru, The small group tour was just right size. Si really built the group into a team of adventurers. Grea…
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    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Hi Jim, the Haka gang say a big "Hi" and thank you for the awesome pic's. The Fish Hook represent strength, good luck and safe travel across water, may it bring you all those things and more :)
  • N
    Queenstown Snow Fix
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on January 21, 2017
    Had the most wonderful time with Haka Tours ! They are by far the best tour company I've ever travelled with.…
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    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Thanks you so much for the Haka love. We can't wait for the season to start up again, hopefully you can come over for round 2!!
  • I
    Epic NZ Tour
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on January 11, 2017
    If you wanna go crazey and be high on adrenalin, well NZ is the perfect spot. Mindblowing and breathtaking scenic views, amazing and kind people and a travel c…
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    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Thanks Iggy for the review and we will pass on you lovely comments to Daz. We love our Adrenalin activities here in NZ that's for sure and we hope you can get over again to try out some more. :)

About Haka Tours

Established in 2006, Haka tours is the brain child of kiwi Ryan Sanders, who once found himself wishing to escape the dull working life of corporate banking.  A keen and experience traveller, Ryan's love for his country and adrenalin led him to a vision: the creation of some incredibly awesome small group adventure tours immersing travellers in the real New Zealand!

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Why Haka Tours

Travel with the Locals

We are one of the few owned and operated New Zealand Tour companies. We are a small team that loves New Zealand and loves what we do. We really do get a buzz when we see our customers having a unique experience.

We get it, after all, we’re Travellers ourselves

Our core philosophy is that small group travel makes for the best experience. It’s why we limit the size of our groups to just 16. It’s an intimate small group journey, which transforms from bus trip to road trip, complete with like-minded travellers that become your new best mates.

Size Matters

Because the trip of a life time is not a bus pass with 40 other people, getting herded from one place to another. We don’t herd you anywhere. (after all you are not a sheep). It means that while the big group must stick to the main road, we can easily get to those magical, hard to reach places, such as secluded beaches or dramatic cliff tops. It means that while the big group must stick to the main road, we can easily get to those magical, hard to reach places, such as secluded beaches or dramatic cliff tops.

We don’t have Bus Drivers

We have fully fledged, super passionate tour guides that do more than drop you off near a town centre with a list of hostels you could stay at. They are our heroes and because of the smaller group size, they quickly end up becoming a trusted friend, in a way that simply cannot happen on the big bus.

Who travels with us?

So, while there is no typical Haka Tours guest - we've found that over the years, they are all like-minded - and this is why our guests make lifelong friends while on our tours. Of course, they are individuals with different tastes. But the one, crucial thing they have in common is attitude. Without exception, our guests want adventure, spontaneity and fun. They want more than just amazing photos. They want to soak up New Zealand, and absorb all that this beautiful country has to offer. Like you, they want to travel with great people. They are open minded. They know that age is just a number, and that attitude is far more important. They converge from all over Earth to have a unique and incredible experience. Whilst these are "adventure" tours, we don't require a high level of fitness. There is nothing compulsory on our trips other than getting on the tour bus. Whilst some people want adrenalin hit, others prefer to soak up the sun, enjoy the beautiful scenery or immerse themselves in our culture. As with any tour operator, we don’t suit everyone. If you expect a military-style organised trip, or a giant bus/coach packed full of passengers you are probably best to look elsewhere. Otherwise, get started by choosing a tour.

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • I’m travelling on my own – can I join one of your tours?

    Yes! Around 70% of our guests are solo travellers and they have a great time, meeting a bunch of like-minded people that quickly become great friends.

  • Is there a single booking supplement?

    No. We don’t have a single supplement - around 70% of our guests are single travellers.

  • Do I need to speak English in order to join one of your tours?

    Haka Tours is 100% Kiwi therefore your guide will be English speaking. We have a number of nationalities on tour meaning the guides are used to tour members not being 100% fluent in English.

    Some basic English helps so you can understand the guide’s commentary and instructions. By the time you leave the tour you will be speaking Kiwi English – sweet as bro!

  • What are the recommended ages?

    We have guests that are in their late teens to their 70’s but the average ages is around 25-35. More important than age is attitude – we have found over the years that if you have a thirst for adventure then age is no barrier.

    The minimum age of joining a tour is 18 years old. Sometimes the group may head out to a bar where everyone needs to be 18 years old, and New Zealand has strict alcohol policies.

  • How far in advance should I make a booking?

    We recommend booking as soon as you know you can travel, and have decided on which tour you would like to go on. Some of our tours can be quite popular so it’s best to secure your spot as soon as possible.

  • Do I need travel insurance?

    We strongly recommend taking out travel insurance once you have booked your tour. It is best to book travel insurance in your home country.

  • What’s included in the price?

    All our tours include the following * Transport * Passionate kiwi guide * Accommodation * Breakfast

    Check each tour page as each tour has specific inclusions that are part of the price – a few examples are bone carving, a Hangi or ride on the famous Tranz Alpine Express train.