Bunnik Tours has a small number of optional extras that may be available to you on your small group tour. These optional extras are based on special-interest activities that don't always appeal to everyone, meaning they're truly optional. Find out more about these optional excursions below and contact our travel consultants to find out if they're available to you on your tour.

Optional excursions available on tours to Tasmania

Evening Play “The Ship That Never Was” – 1hr, 15 minutes - $25pp

Witness Australia’s longest running play – ‘The Ship That Never Was”. Providing insight into the dramatic life of Sarah Island, the play tells a hilarious rendition of the last Great Escape from the Island, based on a true story from 1834.

Museum of Old & New Art (MONA) - $52pp ($49 for concession card holders)

Join Marion as she visits Mona, Tasmania’s renowned Museum of Old and New Art. As this museum is large and has many interesting objects on display, we have kept the visit optional allowing people time to enjoy the exhibits they’re interested in at their own pace. We suggest visiting on the last day, subject to your flight departure time – we suggest a mid to late afternoon flight home.


Optional excursions available on tours to New Zealand

North Island

Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise- 3hr - from NZD $120pp 

Cruise through the stunning islands near Paihia in the Bay of Islands as you head to the Hole in the Rockand Cape Brett in search for pods of dolphins and other magnificent marine life.


Hobbiton - 4hr - from NZD $124pp 

Enjoy a half day trip from Rotorua to Hobbiton including return transport, a guided tour of the set past the Hobbit Holes, the Mill, and the Green Dragon Inn for a well-earned beverage. A must for Lord of the Rings fans.


Polynesian Spa - from NZD $45pp 

Relax in a unique geothermal bathing experience at Polynesian Spa. Unwind in both acidic and alkaline natural mineral springs. For a touch of extra indulgence, why not treat yourself to the therapeutic spa therapies on offer here.


South Island

Whale Watching – 2.5hr - from NZD $150pp 

Head out on the water and get up close to the world’s largest toothed predator, the Giant Sperm Whale!


Milford Sound Nature Cruise– 12hr - from NZD $215pp 

Enjoy full day trip into Milford Sound, thought to be the eighth ‘Wonder of the World’. You’ll head to Te Anau and along the Milford Road before boarding a relaxing nature cruise. Hear of the history and the formation of the area and of some of the local wildlife from the onboard nature guide. Make sure you keep a look out for dolphins, seals, and the Fiordland Crested Penguin.


Doubtful Sound Day Trip – 12hr - from NZD $329pp 

The awe-striking scenery of Doubtful Sound is worth the early rise on this full day trip! Start with a coach journey from Queenstown to Lake Manapouri to board a small boat across the lake. Take another bus trip over Wilmot Pass and board the wilderness cruise in Doubtful Sound. Be taken away as your travel through the many arms of the fjord with unforgettable views while spotting the local wildlife including seals, dolphins and the Fiordland Crested Penguin.


Please Note: All optional tours are based on a minimum of 4 participants (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability. The length of tours advised is an approximate only. Tours can be booked on tour directly with your Tour Director. We recommend arranging the booking at the beginning of the tour to avoid disappointment. Prices are a guide only and are subject to change without prior notice. Payment by cash is preferred as there are no guarantees that credit card facilities will be available. Please check with your Tour Director locally for information relating to this. Credit card fees and exchange rates are at the discretion of your bank.