The Best Eco Tours in New Zealand

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Are you in search of an exceptional eco-tour for your upcoming journey? We have conducted extensive research on a range of eco-friendly, environmentally conscious, and nature-focused tours provided by highly acclaimed tour companies, presenting you with an extraordinary chance to immerse yourself in the natural wonders of New Zealand. These environmentally conscious tours not only offer an opportunity to reconnect with nature and witness breathtaking landscapes but also contribute to the preservation of our precious environment. With our thorough evaluation of factors like guest reviews, destinations, and activities, you can embark on an exhilarating adventure. Get ready to embark on an eco-tour that will leave you mesmerized!


The Top 3:

  • 20 Days, $7779.00

  • 14 Days, $5499.00

  • 12 Days, $2355.00

What are eco tours like in New Zealand?

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Here are the important factors:

  • 24 trip options analyzed
  • $395 average price per day (USD)
  • 2 to 20 days in length
  • 4.74 of 5 average rating
  • 20 people or less on average

Curious about the diverse range of eco tours? Prepare to be amazed by the array of options available to suit every traveler's preferences. It comes as no surprise that visitors adore these tours, given their exceptional average guest rating of 4.74 out of 5 stars. When it comes to group sizes, the average maximum capacity stands at 20 people, allowing for a comfortable and sociable experience. The shortest tour is 2 days, while the longest is 20 days. And for physical activity, you can choose between easy, moderate, and serious, with most of them being easy. Regarding transportation options, you'll find tours marked as self drive and coach / bus, with the most being self drive. With a comprehensive analysis encompassing 24 eco tours, you can rest assured that New Zealand has something tailored to your interests and preferences, promising an unforgettable experience for all.

(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

So, let's get to it and see...

The 10 Best Eco Tours in New Zealand
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Globus



20 Days Auckland to Nadi 13 Destinations through New Zealand, Australia, Fiji 46 People at Most Ages 5 to 80 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

This exceptional trip offering by Globus has received a 5 out of 5 rating. On this 20-day journey, visiting New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji, you can unwind while also making new memories. Experience a trip that takes you to 13 remarkable destinations, including Rotorua, Queenstown, Milford Sound, and Melbourne. Auckland will mark the start of your journey, while Nadi will serve as its final destination. With a group size of 46 people, it's suitable for travelers from 5 to 80 years old. This terrific trip also highights wildlife, family-friendly activities, and safaris. This remarkable trip is priced at an unbeatable $462 per day.

  • Wildlife
  • Family
  • Safari
$7,779
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Active Adventures



14 Days Start/End in Christchurch 14 Destinations 14 People at Most Ages 16 to 90 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

Check out this trip that has received rave reviews, earning a stellar 4.9 out of 5 rating. Explore 14 incredible locations on this trip, including Mount Aspiring National Park, Wanaka, Queenstown, and Te Anau. You'll start and end your journey in beautiful Christchurch. Spanning across 14 unforgettable days, this voyage offers an intimate group experience with 14 participants, and it's great for travelers from 16 to 90 years old. Brought to you by the renowned Active Adventures, this exceptional opportunity is priced at an incredible $452 per day - an unbeatable value.

  • Kayak & Canoe
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Ski, Snowboard & Snow
$5,499
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for eco tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Contiki



12 Days Christchurch to Auckland 10 Destinations 45 People at Most Ages 18 to 35 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

This 12-day voyage is ideal for travelers from 18 to 35 years old. And priced at only $165 per day, it's a great value, too. Guests are treated to unforgettable whale watching and sightseeing experiences. Discover a journey that spans 10 destinations, with notable stops in Taupo, Rotorua, Whangarei, and Paihia. Beginning in beautiful Christchurch, you'll have a terrific journey that ends in Auckland. It's offered by Contiki, a very popular company with rave reviews and knowledgeable guides.

  • Whale watching
  • Sightseeing
$1,978
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for eco tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Discover New Zealand



7 Days Start/End in Christchurch 6 Destinations 10 People at Most Ages 2 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Priced at just $180 per day, this terrific 7-day voyage is ideal for travelers from 2 and up. This trip takes you on an adventure to 6 destinations, including Mount Cook, Te Anau, Milford Sound, and Dunedin. You'll start and end this amazing trip in Christchurch. Organized by the reputable Discover New Zealand, this is one of the best tours on this list.

  • Wildlife
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
  • Self Drive
$1,263
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  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for eco tours.
by Haka Tours



8 Days Christchurch to Queenstown 9 Destinations 16 People at Most Ages 18 to 65 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Check out this incredible voyage that has received a 4.5 out of 5 rating from previous guests. With a duration of 8 days, this journey ensures an intimate group size of 16 people, and is good for travelers from 18 to 65 years old. With 9 destinations to explore, you'll get the chance to see Lake Tekapo, Lake Ohau, Lake Wanaka, and Wanaka, and more. Christchurch marks the starting point, while Queenstown stands as the final stop on your incredible journey. This fantastic option, organized by Haka Tours, presents an unbeatable value at just $207 per day.

  • Sightseeing
  • Ski, Snowboard & Snow
$1,844 $1,659
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for eco tours.
by Discover New Zealand



6 Days Start/End in Christchurch 6 Destinations 10 People at Most Ages 2 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Spanning over 6 days, this trip has a maximum size of 10 individuals. Welcoming travelers from 2 and up, it is organized by Discover New Zealand, a very popular company with plenty of great reviews. Along the way, this journey encompasses 6 destinations, including Wanaka, Franz Josef, Lake Tekapo, and Queenstown. Your adventure starts and ends in Christchurch. Rest assured, this trip is all about wildlife, local culture, and family-friendly activities, guaranteeing an unforgettable adventure. Available at an unbeatable price of only $208 per day, this option also has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from previous guests.

  • Wildlife
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
  • Self Drive
$1,248
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Adventure South



5 Days Start/End in Queenstown 4 Destinations 14 People at Most Ages 16 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Here's your chance to take off on an exceptional voyage that has garnered a 5 out of 5 rating. With a duration of 5 days, this jouney will have 14 participants, and it warmly welcomes travelers from 16 and up. Expertly organized by Adventure South, this amazing trip is an incredible value at just $492 per day.

  • Bicycle
  • Kayak & Canoe
  • Hiking & Trekking
$2,460
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for eco tours.
by Discover New Zealand



7 Days Queenstown to Wellington 6 Destinations 10 People at Most Ages 2 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars

This memorable trip is offered by Discover New Zealand which has received plenty of positive reviews. The trip itself has a guest rating of 4 out of 5 stars, and is priced affordably at $205 per day. Immerse yourself in a travel experience that includes 6 destinations, featuring Mount Cook, Christchurch, Kaikoura, and Picton. Queenstown marks the starting point, while Wellington stands as the final stop on your incredible journey. This terrific trip also highights wildlife, local culture, and family-friendly activities. The maximum group size is 10 people, welcoming travelers from 2 and up.

  • Wildlife
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
  • Self Drive
$1,432
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for eco tours.
by Haka Tours



8 Days Queenstown to Christchurch 7 Destinations 16 People at Most Ages 18 to 65 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Set off on an extraordinary journey that has been awarded a 4.5 out of 5 stars by previous guests. With a duration of 8 days, this trip offers an intimate group setting, accommodating 16 individuals, while extending a warm welcome to travelers from 18 to 65 years old. Uncover the beauty of 7 destinations on this itinerary, with highlights such as Ohau, Lake Tekapo, The Remarkables, and Cardrona. Beginning in beautiful Queenstown, you'll have a terrific journey that ends in Christchurch. Brought to you by Haka Tours, this exceptional deal is an incredible steal at a mere $230 per day.

  • Sightseeing
  • Ski, Snowboard & Snow
$1,844
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for eco tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Discover New Zealand



14 Days Auckland to Christchurch 18 Destinations 4 People at Most Ages 2 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

With this option you can experience an unparalleled trip for 14 unforgettable days. It ensures an intimate group setting with 4 participants at most. Traverse through 18 enchanting destinations, with Tauranga, Rotorua, Napier, and Masterton among the must-see stops along the route. Auckland will mark the start of your journey, while Christchurch will serve as its final destination. Discover New Zealand, the organizer of this journey, extends a warm invitation to guests travelers from 2 and up. You'll love the emphasis on wildlife and family-friendly activities, too. This extraordinary opportunity offers exceptional value at only $266 per day.

  • Wildlife
  • Family
  • Self Drive
$3,725
TourRadar

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How much do Eco Tours in New Zealand cost?

Average Daily Price Eco Tours
$395

After analyzing 24 eco tours in New Zealand, we found the average price to be a remarkably economical $395 per day. Naturally, this region has many fantastic options for eco tours with a variety of prices. The individual costs will vary by the destinations, travel style, available dates, and other factors. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in New Zealand.

And for more information on New Zealand, see New Zealand Travel Costs and New Zealand Hotel Costs.


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