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New Zealand Destination Guide and Tours

The sparsely-populated yet immense country of New Zealand boasts a list of natural beauty as long as the land itself – which is over 990 miles (1,600km) in length. Floating in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, this former British colony is made up of two main islands punctuated with volcanoes, hot springs, lakes and glaciers, all tied in with mountain ranges. 

The capital of Wellington is a small city with a big personality. Its colourful wooden houses, rolling hills and waterfront promenade overlooking Oriental Bay make for a fascinating city renowned for its culture and heritage - just don’t leave before you hop on the historic Wellington Cable Car!

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Featured Trips

  • Explore New Zealand’s North Island with no more than 20 like-minded travellers. Visit the cities Auckland and Wellington, that resound with a friendly welcome normally felt in small towns.

  • No stone is left unturned as you venture into parts of the South Island less travelled. Travel to Milford Sound, where you will fall asleep under a blanket of mist and shadows on the still waters of the fiord. Enjoy travelling with no more than 20 like-minded guests.

Other cities worth traveling to are the garden city of Christchurch and Queenstown, home to breathtaking scenery and majestic mountains, all lining the sparkling Lake Wakatipu. Both cities are perfect backdrops for the large selection of activities on offer such as whale watching, biking and wine tasting. When it comes to natural wonders, New Zealand certainly doesn’t disappoint with many sights as mighty as the All Blacks.

From the volcanic peaks of Tongariro National Park - Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu – and the incredible glowworms of Waitomo Caves in the on North Island to the impressive Franz Josef Glacier and Fiordland National Park’s rainforest on South Island. Māori culture continues to play an important part in everyday kiwi life and as you explore this sensational country, there will be many opportunities to explore the history and culture of Māori life as you soak up the sights.

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Know before you go
  • Spring

    Sep - Oct


    Av temp: 13˚C56˚F

  • Summer

    Dec - Feb


    Av temp: 18˚C64˚F

  • Autumn

    Mar - May


    Av temp: 15˚C59˚F

  • Winter

    Jun - Aug


    Av temp: 10˚C51˚F

  • Time difference

    GMT +12

  • Currency

    New Zealand Dollar

When to go: There is no bad time to travel to New Zealand.


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