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New Zealand Holidays
From the twin coasts of Northland to the mountains and fiords of the Southern Lakes, New Zealand is a land of inspiring landscapes and welcoming people where adventure comes naturally and outdoor activities abound. We offer a complete tailor made travel service for New Zealand holidays so the suggested itineraries featured on this website can be just the starting point.
Whether you wish to travel on an independent self-drive holiday or as part of a group we will create the perfect itinerary for you including booking all your travel from flights and stopovers to every type of experience. Holidays to New Zealand are year round, so our expert travel specialists will help you decide the best time to visit to suit you.
Popular New Zealand Holidays
Essential New Zealand
New Zealand Rail, Cruise and Coach
New Zealand Showcase
Absolute New Zealand
New Zealand by Motorhome
Highlights of New Zealand Escorted Tour
Ultimate Rail, Cruise and Coach Experience
Spectacular North and South
North Island Classic
New Zealand Highlights Self-drive
4×4 Hike and Drive
The Real New Zealand 4×4
Kiwi Family Adventure
South Island Penguin Discovery
Wildsouth Discovery Privately Guided Tour
Explore New Zealand and Australia
New Zealand Explorer
Journey Through Middle-earth
Holiday Types And Experiences
About New Zealand
New Zealand is a country of spectacular landscapes, cosmopolitan cities, a unique collection of wildlife and nature found nowhere else on earth and virtually unlimited adventure. Regularly voted the most beautiful country in the world, this South Pacific island nation is often described as a world in itself. Its two main islands span over 1000 miles and take in all climates from the sub-tropical temperate north to the sub-Antarctic alpine south.
From whale watching in Kaikoura to heli-hiking Fox Glacier, enjoying an overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound or and hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing , New Zealand was seemingly purpose-built for outdoor adventure offering a plethora of experiences and always in stunning surrounds.
Christchurch and Canterbury
Dunedin and Southland
Nelson and Marlborough
Rotorua and Central Plateau
Wellington and Wairarapa
Western North Island
Reasons to visit New Zealand
Well-known for adventurous pursuits, New Zealand offers plenty of blood-pumping activities such as white-water rafting, jet boating and heli-skiing. For less adrenaline-fuelled activities, explore the ‘9 Great Walks’, or perhaps cycle round the country’s famous vineyards.
Wildlife enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice with a plethora of bird or whale watching trips available, plus plenty of diving for those looking to discover the aquatic wonders of New Zealand. There are mountains to climb, glaciers to hike, lakes to paddle and cities to explore. Spend the day learning about the Maori culture or visit the spouting geysers and bubbling mud cauldrons. For more ideas, discover our Top 10 things to do in New Zealand.
Then there is the welcome! Warm hospitality isn’t just an aspiration in New Zealand, it is at the very heart of the country’s indigenous Maori culture – Manaakitanga. Heightening the traveller experience, the word literally translates into the following:
Mana: Honour, integrity, authority, dignity & reputation
+ Aki: Respecting & uplifting the Mana of others
+ Tanga: Welcoming visitors, looking after them and treating them with respect and care
Independent Service Rating based on 113 verified reviews
Excellent in allaspects
The planning and booking service was excellent They took fully into account what we wanted to do and made helpful suggestions Documentation was clear and sent out promptly
Customer - 2 weeks ago
The trip worked out exactly as stated. The accommodation was really lovely and the suggestions for places to visit and things to do, were excellent. I would book with them again and do recommend them.
Ms Wren - 2 months ago
Great trip & fantastic location
The itinerary & arrangements were first class and perfectly executed! The whole trip was stunning and I can recommend Discover the World without hesitation. The travel specialists really know their stuff and can be relied upon to give honest, accurate information.
Mr Cundale - 2 months ago
Excellent company with knowledgable staff and a desire to excel.
This is our third time using Discover the World for organising our holiday. The first was a package trip to Iceland, which was very enjoyable and packed a lot into the four days that we were there. We then used Discover the World two years ago to arrange a bespoke…
Mr Quill - 4 months ago
Excellent service, nothing was too much trouble. Wonderful preparation. Perfect Holiday.
Michael - 4 months ago
It was a very well organised holiday and everything ran perfectly. I would not hesitate to use them again.
Mr Gower - 4 months ago
As good as ever
Customer service is always excellent and you get the personal touch. We will definitely use them again and have done so on several previous occasions.
Mr Workman - 4 months ago
Helpful and reliable service.
We felt we were really looked after, from our enquiry and booking, through to our flight home. Any queries or concerns I had regarding the holiday and flights were answered promptly and clearly. Great selection of holidays with experienced and knowledgeable staff who were always willing to help.
Mrs Barker - 1 year ago