Born to Roam

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Empowering you to see New Zealand your way

Our Born to Roam tours are New Zealand sightseeing tours aimed at travelling slow, stress-free and sustainably. They are unguided, utilise our public transportation network and allow you to experience our beautiful country your way.

With Born to Roam, we lovingly create each itinerary for you, all you need to do is pick which one (that's likely to be the trickiest part!), and select your desired departure date. All tours include accommodation, some meals, activities, and the public transport methods available on your route, (i.e. TranzAlpine train or InterCity bus) to get you from A to B.

Choose from private double or twin rooms on your Born to Roam trip. Plus all tours have included "must-do" activities and highlights for you to enjoy, such as a Milford Sound Cruise and optional add-ons are available to enhance your experience.

Our Born to Roam tours are perfect for everyone - from families and couples, to groups of friends, or individuals, wishing to explore New Zealand their own way.

Your New Zealand sightseeing tour can be action-packed or mellow, but we’ll do all we can to ensure you have an incredible holiday, complete with great memories and a good insight into New Zealand's amazing landscapes, culture and people.

The "from" tour price is per person (based on double occupancy). Your final tour price will be shown once you have customised your accommodation options and added any additional activities you wish to include.

Trying to choose between a Born to Roam and a Haka Tour? Check out our page outlining the difference between our two styles of tours.

What’s included on every tour?

  • Private room accommodation with breakfast
  • Public Transport as per itinerary (we're talking buses, ferries, shuttles, planes!).
  • Handful of must-do activities
  • Local tips to maximise your trip

*All Born to Roam tours are subject to availability and are unguided.

4Days
Born to Roam

Capture The Cape

Price from$649NZD

The Bay of Islands really is a must-see, both for New Zealanders and international visitors alike. Encompassing 144 islands and a sub-tropical climate, the “winterless north” is a superb year round destination. Experience tranquillity of the Bay of Islands and Maori culture.

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6Days
Born to Roam

A Symphony Of Sounds

Price from$1,579NZD

This tour takes you to stunning Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound, so expect to be completely awe-struck! Milford Sound is so magical it’s been known as the ‘the eighth wonder of the world’.

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9Days
Born to Roam

The Hauraki Hopper

Price from$2,549NZD

Discover the Hauraki Gulf, with this island hopping trip! Start your journey by tackling Auckland’s most active volcano, Rangitoto and sip some of the world’s best wines on Waiheke Island. Explore the magnificent birdlife on Tiritiri Matangi under the guidance of an expert and finish your trip with golden beaches and extraordinary experiences on Aotea/Great Barrier Island.

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6Days
Born to Roam

The Deep South

Price from$1,519NZD

Let Southland take your breath away whilst you are exploring New Zealand’s most southern locations. Start in stunning Dunedin and make your way to Aotearoa’s third island, Stewart Island. With Kiwi outnumbering residents, it makes this a great place to spot these large flightless birds, also only 2% of Stewart Island is inhabited, so it is an absolute paradise for nature lovers. Moving from the Deep South to the captivating Milford Sounds with its countless waterfalls, it will surely amaze you how beautiful New Zealand is. Kick back and enjoy the landscape!

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3Days
Born to Roam

The Whitianga Flyer

Price from$649NZD

This short getaway to the Coromandel is a perfect little break. Kick back and relax when leaving on the stunning Coromandel Peninsula! This short 3-day tour makes it super-easy to work around your busy schedule.

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8Days
Born to Roam

Ride the Rails

Price from$2,109NZD

Experience three of New Zealand’s most scenic railways, the TransAlpine, the Coastal Pacific and the Northern Explorer on this trip! You’ll visit and experience some of New Zealand’s most iconic spots, including: Tongariro National Park, beautiful Kaikoura and the fabulous scenery of Arthur’s Pass. Travelling from North to South then East to West, this journey really has it all. This will be a more leisurely and sustainable way to travel around New Zealand, with the majority of your transport utilising the railway network. Replace the stress of navigating new roads, to sitting back and taking in the spectacular scenery. Whether travelling solo or with friends and family, this is an itinerary everyone will love.

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5Days
Born to Roam

Ride the Rails - North Island

Price from$879NZD

Cross New Zealand’s North Island via one of our most scenic railways, the Northern Explorer! Travelling from North to South, you can enjoy some impressive North Island scenery, such as the Waikato farmlands, the Central Plateau’s volcanic peaks and the lively Kapiti coast.

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5Days
Born to Roam

Ride the Rails - South Island

Price from$1,199NZD

Experience two of New Zealand’s most scenic railways, the TransAlpine and the Coastal Pacific on this trip! You’ll visit and experience some of New Zealand’s most iconic spots, including; the beautiful Kaikoura and the fabulous scenery of Arthur’s Pass. Travelling from North to South then East to West, this journey really has it all.

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Here‘s what you‘ve said about us

Absolutely everything I could have wanted. Brilliant tour guide, small close knit group, fab accommodation all the way and learnt so much! Will never forget.

Clare P.

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