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New Zealand Tours

Across the Tasman Sea lies New Zealand, a land of incredible contrasts with snow capped mountains, breathtaking fjords and spectacular thermal pools. Being welcomed onto a traditional Maori marae is an experience you will never forget.

Tours in New Zealand

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  • Antipodean OdysseyAdventure or ActiveCultural and HistoryTailor Made Tours

    Antipodean Odyssey

    Sydney (3 nights), Queenstown (3 nights), Christchurch (2 nights), Rotorua (2 nights), Coromandel (1 night) Auckland (2 nights), Ayers Rock (2 nights) and Palm Cove (3 nights)

  • New Zealand's Southern GlacierTailor Made Tours

    New Zealand's Southern Glacier

    Christchurch (2 nights), Lake Tekapo (1 night), Queenstown (2 nights), Te Anau (1 night), Lake Wanaka (2 nights), Franz Josef (2 nights) & Christchurch (1 night)

  • New Zealand's North Island DiscoveryTailor Made Tours

    New Zealand's North Island Discovery

    Auckland (2 night), Rotorua (2 nights), Napier (2 nights) & Wellington (2 nights)

  • Grand Tour of New ZealandCultural and HistoryTailor Made Tours

    Grand Tour of New Zealand

    Auckland (1 night), Bay of Islands (2 nights), Miranda (1 night), Coromandel (2 nights), Rotorua (2 nights), Napier (1 night), Wellington (2 nights), Blenheim (1 night), Kaikoura (2 nights), Christchurch (1 night), Dunedin (2 nights), Queenstown (3 nights), Franz Josef (2 nights), Christchurch (1 night)

Things to See & Do

  • Auckland


    Situated between two beautiful harbours, Auckland the ‘City of Sails’ is New Zealand’s largest city with a population of over 1 million. Besides being New Zealand’s main shipping port Auckland features beautiful parklands and great shopping opportunities. The many miles of coastline provides Aucklander’s with the means to enjoy their favourite sport, yachting.

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  • Christchurch


    Wander along the banks of the Avon River or travel a little further afield and enjoy a whale or dolphin cruise.

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  • Queenstown


    Located by Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown offers superb outdoor adventure in the most beautiful scenery possible. Whether you ride, walk, fly or sail, the wildlife, waterfalls, clear lakes and mountainscapes will overwhelm you with their unspoilt magnificance.

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  • Franz Josef

    Franz Josef

    Within walking distance from the main highway, Franz Josef is one of the world's most accessible glaciers. The lakes, rainforests, surging waterfalls and the glacial rivers of ice surrounding the village of Franz Josef mean that the area is an adventure destination that is ready to be explored.

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  • Bay of Islands

    Bay of Islands

    Lying near the tip of New Zealand's northern extremes, the glittering Bay of Islands is long famed for its scenery and beautiful bay. Made up of some 150 islands, many still undeveloped, this region is also one of the most culturally and historically significant in the country, being the setting of the first ever European sttelement in New Zealand.

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  • Wellington


    At the southern tip of the North Island lies New Zealand's capital city. Home to such attractions as Te Papa, New Zealand's national museum, the botanic gardens and lively waterfront, Wellington also serves as the gateway to the South Island.

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  • Coromandel


    A couple of hours drive from Auckland lies some breathtaking coastal scenery comprising of white beaches, rugged coastlines and forested peaks. take a look at the native wildlife and history of the region, learn about the history of gold mining in the region and explore some abandoned mines.

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  • Milford Sound

    Milford Sound

    One of New Zealand's msot famous natural attractions, dominated by the iconic presence of towering Mitre Peak, Milford Sound is the most visited fiord in the region. Exploring it by boat is the perfect way to take in cascading waterfalls, soaring cliffs and wildlife.

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  • Lake Tekapo

    Lake Tekapo

    One of New Zealand's most photographed landscapes, Lake Tekapo is home to the quaint 'Church of the good Shepherd', lying on the shores of this glacial lake with snow capped mountain completing the backdrop.

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  • Tranzalpine train

    Tranzalpine train

    Leaving from Christchurch, this rail journey takes you across the Canterbury Plains and into the spectacular gorges of the Wainakariri River Valley, before climbing into the Southern Alps and descending through lush rainforests into the West Coast town of Greymouth. The open-air viewing carriage prvovides a perfect platform for some amazing photos.

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Highlights of New Zealand

Travel Experts

  • Mike Gurrey

    Make sure to visit Lake Tekapo and Mt Count, the clearest sky in New Zealand - you will never see so many stars, it will take your breath away.

    Mike Gurrey
    Sales Consultant

Best Time To Go and Weather

New Zealand’s high season generally takes place during the warmer months from November to April, when both visitors and locals take to the great outdoors. Do bear in mind though that New Zealand favours a maritime climate, which means that the weather, especially at altitude, can change dramatically. The cooler months of spring and autumn (October/November, April/May) tend to be amongst the best times to visit, when the crowds are less and the weather generally can be more settled. The summer months, from December to February, are the time to visit many of the local festivals, culinary events and sporting fixtures that take place, but try and avoid the school holiday periods (especially from mid December to mid January). Those hankering for the ski slopes should aim to visit from June to August when the skiing conditions are at their best, but do bear in mind though that many of the more conventional ‘warm weather’ venues may be closed.

Essential Information

  • Time differenceGMT +12hrs
  • Flight Time24 hrs
  • VisaNot for British passport holders*
  • ImmunisationsNone**
  • CurrencyNew Zealand Dollars
  • CapitalWellington
  • Area268,680 sq km
  • Population4.1 million
  • Dialling Code+64
  • Electricity230/240 volts
  • LanguageEnglish

* Please check with the tourist board to confirm

** Please check with your health professional to confirm

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