Cultural Tours & Trips in New Zealand

A culture trip of New Zealand lets you learn secrets of ancient times, meet welcoming locals and listen to folklore that has stood the test of time. With 66 cultural tours lasting from 3 days to 24 days, you're sure to experience a true cultural immersion. Click here to see all cultural vacations.

66 cultural trips through New Zealand with 1,064 reviews

  • New Zealand: Best of the North Island

    "Great! Awesome adventure!"
    destinations
    Auckland, Raglan, Rotorua, Tongariro National Park, Wellington
    age range
    18 to 39 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand North Island, New Zealand Central North Island+1 more
    Travel style
    Adventure, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    G Adventures
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    -30%
    Tour length
    7 days
    Price per day
    $93
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    $929
    US$650
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    In-depth Cultural
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  • Northern Choice

    "Susie was absolutely amazing. She took all the planning out of the trip which just..."
    destinations
    Auckland, Parry Kauri Park, Paihia, Rotorua, Huka Falls, Taupo, Mount Ruapehu, Wellington, Kaikoura, Picton, Christchurch+4 more
    age range
    18 to 35 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand North Island
    Travel style
    Coach / Bus, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Contiki
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    -15%
    Tour length
    10 days
    Price per day
    $135
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    $1,585
    US$1,347
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    In-depth Cultural
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  • Northern Choice (Auckland To Wellington)

    "My recent New Zealand trip was better than i expected! Susie was an amazing tour..."
    destinations
    Auckland, Parry Kauri Park, Paihia, Rotorua, Huka Falls, Taupo, Mount Ruapehu, Wellington+1 more
    age range
    18 to 35 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand North Island
    Travel style
    Coach / Bus, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Contiki
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    -15%
    Tour length
    10 days
    Price per day
    $126
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    $1,485
    US$1,262
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    In-depth Cultural
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  • New Zealand Encompassed: Harbours & Houseboats

    "This was my first trip with a travel company and didn't know what to expect. I spent..."
    destinations
    Auckland, Bay of Islands, Paihia, Raglan, Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington, Abel Tasman NP, Westport, Punakaiki, Franz Josef, Queenstown, Fiordland National Park, Te Anau, Wedderburn, Christchurch, Kaikoura, Picton+11 more
    age range
    18 to 39 year olds
    Travel style
    Adventure, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    G Adventures
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    -20%
    Tour length
    24 days
    Price per day
    $118
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    $3,549
    US$2,839
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    In-depth Cultural
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  • Contrasts of New Zealand (End Queenstown, 10 Days)

    destinations
    Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Franz Josef, Christchurch
    age range
    5 to 99 year olds
    Regions
    New Zealand South Island, Milford Sound+1 more
    Travel style
    Coach / Bus, Sightseeing, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Trafalgar
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    Tour length
    10 days
    Price per day
    $248
    From
    US$2,484
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    In-depth Cultural
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  • Contrasts of New Zealand

    destinations
    Auckland, Rotorua, Christchurch, Franz Josef, Queenstown, Milford Sound
    age range
    5 to 99 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Adventure, Coach / Bus, Sightseeing, Historical, Christmas & New Year+3 more
    operator
    AAT Kings
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    Tour length
    9 days
    Price per day
    $350
    From
    US$3,150
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    In-depth Cultural
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  • Inspiring New Zealand

    destinations
    Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Queenstown, Doubtful Sound
    age range
    5 to 99 year olds
    Travel style
    Coach / Bus
    operator
    Trafalgar
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    Tour length
    10 days
    Price per day
    $588
    From
    US$5,875
    • +$550 upfront costs
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    In-depth Cultural
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  • The Long White Cloud - 2020

    destinations
    Christchurch, Franz Josef, Arrowtown, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Dunedin, Wellington, Hawke’s Bay, Napier, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, Auckland+6 more
    age range
    5 to 99 year olds
    Travel style
    Adventure, Wildlife
    operator
    Luxury Gold
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    Tour length
    19 days
    Price per day
    $511
    From
    US$9,715
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    In-depth Cultural
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  • South Island Lick Tour

    "What a fantastic tour - I can't get the memories out of my head and look at the photos..."
    destinations
    Christchurch, Lake Tekapo, Queenstown, Wanaka, Lake Wanaka, Franz Josef
    age range
    18 to 39 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Discovery, Sightseeing, In-depth Cultural, Christmas & New Year+2 more
    operator
    Haka Tours
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    Tour length
    7 days
    Price per day
    $139
    From
    US$970
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  • The Long White Cloud

    destinations
    Christchurch, Punakaiki, Franz Josef, Haast, Makarora, Arrowtown, Queenstown, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, Mirror Lakes, Milford Sound, Wedderburn, Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo, Kaikoura, Picton, Wellington, Tongariro National Park, Huka Falls, Taupo, Rotorua, Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, Matamata, Coromandel, Auckland, Bay of Islands+19 more
    age range
    12 to 90 year olds
    Travel style
    Coach / Bus, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Inspiring Journeys
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    Tour length
    22 days
    Price per day
    $430
    From
    US$9,450
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    In-depth Cultural
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  • North Island Adventure Tour

    "This was one of the best tours I’ve ever done! The guide (Ruth) was super outgoing,..."
    destinations
    Auckland, Coromandel, Hot Water Beach, Whitianga, Cathedral Cove, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, Murupara, Taupo, Tongariro National Park, Wellington+5 more
    age range
    18 to 39 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand North Island
    Travel style
    Discovery, Sightseeing, In-depth Cultural, Christmas & New Year+2 more
    operator
    Haka Tours
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    Tour length
    7 days
    Price per day
    $139
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    US$970
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  • Southern Spotlight

    destinations
    Christchurch, Omarama, Dunedin, Te Anau, Queenstown, Franz Josef
    age range
    5 to 99 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Coach / Bus, In-depth Cultural, Christmas & New Year+2 more
    operator
    AAT Kings
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    Tour length
    9 days
    Price per day
    $294
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    US$2,650
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  • Pure Adrenalin (Ex Wellington) 2019-20

    "Amazing trip, guide, driver and experience!"
    destinations
    Wellington, Nelson, Abel Tasman NP, Kaikoura, Christchurch, Hokitika, Fox Glacier, Queenstown, Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound, Te Anau, Lake Ohau, Mount Cook+7 more
    age range
    18 to 39 year olds
    physical rating
    Active
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Coach / Bus, In-depth Cultural, Christmas & New Year+2 more
    operator
    Topdeck
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    Tour length
    11 days
    Price per day
    $177
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    US$1,945
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  • Southern Explorer 2019-20 (14 destinations)

    destinations
    Christchurch, Hokitika, Lake Matheson, Fox Glacier, Lake Hawea, Lake Wanaka, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Arrowtown, Lake Ohau, Lake Pukaki, Mount Cook+6 more
    age range
    18 to 39 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Coach / Bus, In-depth Cultural, Christmas & New Year+2 more
    operator
    Topdeck
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    Tour length
    7 days
    Price per day
    $123
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    US$859
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  • Southern Loop

    "I had the best 7 days on my Southern Loop tour with Wild Kiwi. This tour blew all..."
    destinations
    Christchurch, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, Blenheim, Abel Tasman NP, Westport, Punakaiki, Hokitika+2 more
    age range
    18 to 35 year olds
    Country Region
    New Zealand South Island
    Travel style
    Sightseeing, In-depth Cultural, Christmas & New Year+2 more
    operator
    Wild Kiwi
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    Tour length
    7 days
    Price per day
    $100
    From
    US$701
    • +$105 upfront costs
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Cultural New Zealand Tour Reviews

  • "I think it's sad that I only had the option to do the north Island of New-Zealand,..."
    New Zealand: Best of the North Island
  • "I had an amazing time on the tour met lots of new people the guide was super cool..."
    Northern Choice
  • "This tour was absolutely amazing. For so many reasons. And all those reasons have..."
    Northern Choice (Auckland To Wellington)
  • "I flew the long way down to New Zealand to experience this beautiful country with..."
    New Zealand Encompassed: Harbours & Houseboats
  • "Mike Hygemann (Hygi) is an exceptionally talented & knowledgable Guide, who clearly..."
    South Island Lick Tour
  • "We went on a seven day tour of the North Island of New Zealand. My husband and I..."
    North Island Adventure Tour