Hooker Valley Track, Mount Cook, New Zealand
New Zealand Holidays 2020 & 2021
The incredible beauty of New Zealand really does have to be seen to be believed. Photographs do not even begin to emulate what it's really like to travel through fields of lupins on horseback under the shadow of Mount Cook, or see the the dazzling milky way in full glory from a UNESCO dark sky reserve.
For a relatively small country, the landscape is as diverse as it is impressive. From the rolling vibrant green hills, endless tropical beaches and rumbling geysers and volcanos of the North Island to the towering and vast Southern Alps, temperate rainforests, dramatic fjords and sunny vineyards of the South Island.
THINGS TO DO IN NEW ZEALAND
If sipping world class wine on the deck of your vineyard accommodation appeals to you, or if you would prefer to be out hiking through vast mountains, skydiving over ancient glaciers or heading on an intrepid boating adventure through stunning fjords, New Zealand has exactly what you're looking for!
One of the things we love most about New Zealand is the incredible and very unique wildlife. New Zealand is home to some of the world's most extraordinary bird life, including the elusive furry kiwi and the world's only alpine parrot.
Take the incredible Tranz Alpine railway journey from Christchurch to the West Coast
Sample Marlborough’s wines – among the finest in the world
Explore South Island’s stunning Fiordland and Southern Lakes
Experience New Zealand's incredible and unique wildlife
Trip Ideas in New Zealand
Our expert Travel Designers have curated the trip ideas shown below to inspire your next trip to the Land of the Long White Cloud. Whether you're looking for a family adventure learning all about the unique wildlife, you want to learn the haka or you are ready for some alpine adventures on the South Island, we will create and adapt your bespoke itinerary to New Zealand until it's perfect for you.
Places to go in New Zealand
With buzzy Auckland at the top end and mesmerising natural scenery such as the Coromandel Peninsula, the North Island is a great destination for a bit of city life in combination with an escape to nature. Centrally located Rotorua is the best place to experience the fascinating Māori culture with the fascinating subterranean phenomena such as boiling mud and steamy geysers. And don’t miss Hawke’s Bay for its phenomenal wines and Art Deco architecture. With the Southern Alps lining the west coast of the South Island, Fiordland in the south with the magnificent Milford Sound and Marlborough with its jaw-dropping headlands and fabulous wines, this island will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Queenstown and closely located Wanaka are where you want to go if you are up for some adventure and Christchurch on the east coast of the island is definitely worth a visit to witness how a city rebuilds itself from scratch after the massive earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.
Map of New Zealand
When to go to New Zealand
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The North Island
The South Island