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Diana“Burto was an awesome guide and had great advice for everything. Had a weird stop in north island that was like camp ( kind of gross) and things were rushed to fit everything in but all in all awesome. Note private accommodations are not every night and ...“

Haka Tours

Haka Tours

4.7/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand
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TOURS
25
AGE RANGE
18-99
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
9h
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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

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...

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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95 Haka Tours Reviews

Excellent
88%
Good
12%
Average
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Accommodation
4.5 / 5
Transportation
5 / 5
Meals
4.5 / 5
Value for money
5 / 5
Guide
5 / 5
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    Amplified NZ Tour
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on May 29, 2018
    Everything was perfect! I had the best time!! Can really recommend this tour! Would always book this again. Our tour guide Sam was amazing. This was the best to…
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    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia Ora Denise! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review, we are so happy that you had a great time on tour with us!! I'll be sure to pass on your praise to Sam, I'm sure he would love to hear it! If you do plan on coming back to New Zealand someday, we would absolutely love to have you on board with us again so please let us know :) Safe travels to your next destination! Ng? Mihi (Kind Regards), Tianna Pittenger Tour Advisor - Haka Tours
  • M
    Epic NZ Tour
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on May 27, 2018
    Great trip and awesome guide! The small group size is perfect to ensure that everyone’s looked after.
    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia Ora Melissa! Thank you so much for your kind words, we really appreciate it! If you ever plan on coming back to NZ please do let us know, we would love to have you on board with us again! Safe travels to your next destination :) Kind regards, Tianna - Tour Advisor, Haka Tours
  • PP
    North Island Adventure Tour
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on May 1, 2018
    In my opinion, the best way to see the North Island in one week- especially if you're a solo traveler. Fun group of like-minded people, lots of optional activi…
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    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia Ora Patricia! Thank you so much for your lovely words, it means a lot to us! We have passed your message on to Burto, I'm sure he would love to read it as well. If you plan on coming back to New Zealand, please do let us know, we would love to show you the South Island as well! Kind regards, Tianna - Tour Advisor, Haka Tours
  • EB
    North Island Adventure Tour
    4.0 - Good
    Written on April 29, 2018
    The tour was exiting not only because of fabulous views , but also because of fantastic atmosphere created by young attenders, included Sam our guide. So, few …
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    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia Ora Ewa! It is so wonderful to hear that you had a great experience on tour with us! We will be sure to let Sam know that you had a good time :) Hopefully we can see you again at some point in the future, we would love to have you on board with us again! Kind regards, Tianna - Tour Advisor, Haka Tours
  • GG
    South Island Lick Tour
    4.0 - Good
    Written on April 27, 2018
    Katie is an exceptional driver, person and friend. She’s very knowledgeable about New Zealand. Even on days we had excursions she was there to make sure we we…
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    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia Ora Gregory! Thank you so much for your kind words, we'll be sure to let Katie know that you had a good time on tour! If you plan on coming back to New Zealand, please do let us know! We would love to have you on tour with us someday again in the future :) Kind regards, Tianna - Tour Advisor, Haka Tours
  • FG
    Amplified NZ Tour
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on April 27, 2018
    Loved the tour. Lizzie made it for me. She was bubbly, accommodating and yet flexible. The group were great, age range 19 to 72, now that's some range. All Haka…
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    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia Ora Fionn! So glad to hear that you loved the tour, and we'll definitely let Lizzie know that you had a good time! And thank you for your feedback about the accommodation we use on tour, we will take it into account whenever we are reviewing which suppliers we will use for future tours. Please do let us know if you plan on coming back to New Zealand, we would love to have you on board with us again! Kind regards, Tianna - Tour Advisor, Haka Tours
  • MW
    North Island Adventure Tour
    4.0 - Good
    Written on April 24, 2018
    Overall, the tour was great! Burto did a great job being flexible to accomodate the changing weather.
    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia Ora Marc! How wonderful to hear that you had a great time on tour with us! We'll be sure to pass your kind words on to Burto :) Let us know if you decide to come back to New Zealand, we would love to have you on board with us again! Kind regards, Tianna - Tour Advisor, Haka Tours
  • P
    North Island Adventure Tour
    3.5 - Good
    Written on April 21, 2018
    Jackson was super! He made some excellent additional stops and did a super job of meeting everyone's needs and getting to know us all. It was an expensive bus …
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    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia Ora Pamela! Thank you for your feedback! We'll be sure to let Jackson know that you had a good time on tour with him! We're sorry to hear that certain parts of the tour were not up to your expectations. We appreciate your feedback about our package inclusions and will keep this in mind for the future when we are in the process of reviewing our itineraries and inclusions. Please do let us know if you plan on coming back to New Zealand, we would love to have a chance to show you the South Island! Kind regards, Tianna - Tour Advisor, Haka Tours
  • SK
    South Island Lick Tour
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on April 17, 2018
    AMAZING i loved the tour and the group. Amazing tour guide
    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia Ora Snabel! Thank you very very much for your kind words, we'll be sure to let Katie know that you enjoyed your time on tour! Please do let us know if you plan on coming back to New Zealand someday, we would love to show you more of the country! Kind regards, Tianna - Tour Advisor, Haka Tours
  • D
    North Island Adventure Tour
    4.0 - Good
    Written on April 17, 2018
    Burto was an awesome guide and had great advice for everything. Had a weird stop in north island that was like camp ( kind of gross) and things were rushed to f…
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    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia Ora Diana! Thank you for your message, we'll be sure to pass your kind words on to Burto! And thank you for your feedback about the accommodation providers we use on tour. We appreciate all feedback that we receive, it helps us grow! We will bring this up with the accommodation provider to see if there's anything we can do together to improve the conditions for our guests. We sincerely hope that you can join us again on tour sometime in the future if you ever come back to New Zealand! Kind regards, Tianna - Tour Advisor, Haka Tours

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.