New Zealand

Discover dramatic scenery, white sandy beaches and Maori Culture.

Comprised of two islands, New Zealand is regarded by many as one of the world’s most beautiful destinations, with dramatic mountain landscapes, glimmering lakes and white-sand beaches. Not only does it feature hidden wonders including mythical hobbit holes, but the country boasts sophisticated cities, world-renowned wineries, fascinating Maori culture and award-winning luxury lodges.

Known in Maori as ‘Aotearoa’, often translated as ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’, New Zealand differs from neighbouring Australia in that its attractions are easily accessible due to the nation’s compact size. Similar to the United Kingdom in landmass, New Zealand has just one-fourteenth of the population, mostly residing in and around the North Island capital of Auckland, so visitors enjoy much of the country to themselves. Both islands have a network of excellent roads and well-maintained facilities, making the country ideal for self-driving holidays.

New Zealand’s stunning landscapes, pristine forests and array of adventure-based activities from bungy jumping to skiing make it ideal for lovers of the outdoors. Hiking and cycling trails abound, helicopter tours offering bird’s-eye views of the awe-inspiring scenery are a must, whilst the South Island town of Queenstown is often referred to as the Adventure Capital of the World.

North Island

New Zealand's North Island offers sanctuaries and lively cities with a helping of culture and history for a truly diverse holiday experience.

South Island

From wildlife to wineries and glacial valleys to star-filled skies, the South Island of New Zealand offers adventure in all its forms.

Recommended New Zealand Tours

Our philosophy has always been that tailor-made tours are the best way to get the most out of your holiday.

A personalised itinerary takes into account your individual travel style, budget and special interests. To get you started on deciding what you may want to do and see in Australia or New Zealand, we have compiled a range of suggested itineraries and inspirations in case you are travelling as a family, on a honeymoon or enjoy more physical activity. Below are some of our most popular sample tour itineraries.

Places to stay in New Zealand

The George

Located in the heart of Christchurch overlooking beautiful Hagley Park, The George offers superb accommodation and impeccable service

The Hermitage Hotel

Discover the wonders of Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park in New Zealand's South Island staying at The Hermitage Hotel

Huka Lodge

Hidden amongst the trees on the banks of the Waikato River is the renowned Huka Lodge

The Lindis

Located in the remote and starkly beautiful Ahuriri Valley, The Lindis is a hidden paradise far from civilisation.

Rimu Lodge

Sometimes called “the land that time forgot” this is a region of snow-covered mountains, forest and gentle farmland where the Hokitika River runs down to the sea.

Maruia River Retreat

Find yourself in a world of peace and beauty at Maruia River Retreat, a boutique lodge surrounded by stunning natural wilderness on the Maruia River.

970 Lonely Bay Lodge

This boutique luxury lodge nestles in tranquil gardens on the North Island’s alluring Coromandel Peninsula. It is the perfect location for romantic getaways, exploring the scenic beauty of the

The Rees Hotel

Located 2.5 kilometres outside of beautiful Queenstown, The Rees Hotel is perfectly positioned right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu.

Matakauri Lodge

Matakauri Lodge echoes the perfect proportions of its crisp alpine surrounds with elements of warm, personable service and fiery interior accents.

Milford Sound Lodge

Milford Sound Lodge sits within the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Listed Fiordland National Park in New Zealand’s South Island.

Split Apple Retreat

Located at the very top of New Zealand’s South Island, Split Apple Retreat sits on the shores of beautiful Tasman Bay, one hours drive north of the fascinating town of Nelson.

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