New Zealand Trip Types and Experiences

We offer all types of holidays in New Zealand, which can be tailor-made to suit your interests, time-frame and budget. Whether you prefer in-depth self-drives by car or motorhome, escorted small-group tours, wildlife adventures or walking holidays.

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 holidays to New Zealand 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. Trips to New Zealand are year-round, so our expert travel specialists will help you decide the best time to visit to suit you.

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More New Zealand Trip Types and Experiences

We offer all types of holidays in New Zealand, which can be tailor-made to suit your interests, time-frame and budget. Whether you prefer in-depth self-drives by car or motorhome, escorted small-group tours, wildlife adventures or walking holidays.


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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.

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Where to go in New Zealand


The most cosmopolitan of New Zealand’s cities, one fifth of Auckland’s one million inhabitants are of Polynesian descent.

Christchurch and Canterbury

From the lofty Southern Alps to the broad Canterbury Plains, the peaceful spa resort of Hanmer Springs to the bustle of the country’s most English of cities, Christchurch, this stunning region is one of contrast and diversity with experiences to match.

Dunedin and Southland

With an abundance of natural wonders that includes some of the best wildlife viewing in the country, the South Island’s southern tip can also lay claim to the most interesting architecture in the elegant and stately city of Dunedin.

Nelson and Marlborough

The gateway to South Island, this is a region of sunshine, wine, arts and crafts and stunning nature encompassing an area of superlative natural beauty. Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts or just those wanting a relaxing escape, this is a region not to be missed.


Stretching 350km north from Auckland, Northland is New Zealand’s only sub-tropical region and with its above average sunshine record and glorious beaches, it is popular with locals as well as visitors.

Pacific Coast

The Pacific coast region includes both the most travelled and least visited parts of New Zealand incorporating the Coromandel, the Bay of Plenty, Eastland and Hawke’s Bay.

Rotorua and Central Plateau

In the geographic heart of New Zealand’s North Island, the immensely varied landscapes of this acclaimed region take in fertile farmlands, snow-capped volcanoes, steaming geothermal fields and crystal-clear trout-filled lakes.

Southern Lakes

This picturesque southern corner of New Zealand has achieved almost legendary status for its superb scenery and range of adrenaline-charged activities, including skiing.

Wellington and Wairarapa

Wellington is New Zealand’s vibrant capital city and is renowned for its arts and culture, proximity to nature and varied culinary experiences, perfectly complemented by the world class wines of the Wairarapa vineyards.

West Coast

The South Island’s West Coast is wild and rugged, yet immensely beautiful.

Western North Island

Taranaki is the North Island’s 'nose', a peninsula that juts out into the wild Tasman Sea. From its broad, flat plain, used mostly for dairy farming, the majestic volcanic cone of Mt. Taranaki rises to over 2500m.

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