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From cruising the magical fiords of Milford Sound to sipping award winning wines in stunning vineyards, New Zealand has a diverse variety of unforgettable experiences, all in just one amazing country. With thousands of kilometers of tracks, walk one of the recommended day walks through national parks, native forests and stunning coastal regions.

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Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights) $3525

Be amazed by the contrasts of the North and South Island on a 10 day First Choice guided expedition. Explore Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua, Mt Cook, Franz Josef Glacier, Milford Sound and more!

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights) $1,899

Travel at your own pace and drive around New Zealand with a self drive itinerary. Distances between attractions are short and well sign posted.

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights) $2,219

Explore the cosmopolitan city of Auckland, cruise by boat through the glow worm caves at Waitomo, view mighty geysers in Rotorua and visit the picture perfect Milford Sound in the World Heritage Fiordland National Park.

Duration: 12 Days (10 Nights) $3,184

Explore the cosmopolitan city of Auckland, cruise by boat through the glow worm caves at Waitomo, view mighty geysers in Rotorua and visit the picture perfect Milford Sound in the World Heritage Fiordland National Park.

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights) $1,525

The name says it all - feel Pure Adrenalin on this 10 day tour of NZ's South Island between Wellington and Christchurch. Get your Kiwi kicks in Nelson, Abel Tasman National Park, Fox Glacier, Milford Sound and of course Queenstown, where you can bungy jump, mountain bike and jet boat your days away in this thrill-seeker's paradise.

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights) $3400

Escape and enjoy New Zealand's majestic South Island. Visit the rugged West Coast, enjoy two nights in picturesque Queenstown, cruise the Milford Sound, discover the Scottish town of Dunedin and marvel at the mighty Mt Cook.

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights) $1,609

The lower half of the South Island is breathtakingly beautiful. With towering peaks, vast open valleys, lofty waterfalls from steep green cliffs, glaciers and rugged coastlines you will weave through stunning scenery and explore one of the most pristine natural destinations on earth. Combine this with cosy villages, four season resorts, gourmet food, wineries and warm hospitality.

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights) $4721

Escape and enjoy New Zealand's majestic South Island. Visit the rugged West Coast, enjoy two nights in picturesque Queenstown, cruise the Milford Sound, discover the Scottish town of Dunedin and marvel at the mighty Mt Cook.

Duration: 11 Days (10 Nights) $

If you'd prefer to travel in a small group, travel in style on board the Ultimate Coach, offering comfort unparalleled by any other vehicle. Escape and enjoy New Zealand's majestic South Island over the festive season. Commencing in Christchurch enjoy a two night stay, marvel at the mighty Mt Cook, travel to Dunedin situated on the magnificent Otago coastline, cruise the Milford Sound and enjoy 2 nights in picturesque Queenstown where you will celebrate Christmas Day with a superb dinner with all the trimmings. Visit the rugged West Coast before boarding one of the great train journeys of the world, TranzAlpine.

Duration: 14 Days (12 Nights) $2,345

Rarotonga is the vibrant centre of the Cook Islands, 32km in circumference the island is dominated by high mountain peaks, lush rainforest and a palm fringed shoreline. Submerge yourself into the vibrant culture of song, dance and age old traditions that is so much a part of the Cook Islands way of life For a small island paradise, Rarotonga offers an impressive range of accommodation, dining and activity options. Choose from a resort style holiday with the convenience of everything on site to a small romantic property or opt for self catering facilities which are ideal for families. The island is only 32 kilometres in circumference so getting around is easy! Scooters are a popular way to see the island and with only two main roads you can’t get lost. Stop for a swim, shop at the small craft stores dotted around the island or call into a café for a cool drink and a bite to eat.

Duration: 14 Days / 12 Nights $2,345

Rarotonga is the vibrant centre of the Cook Islands, 32km in circumference the island is dominated by high mountain peaks, lush rainforest and a palm fringed shoreline. Submerge yourself into the vibrant culture of song, dance and age old traditions that is so much a part of the Cook Islands way of life For a small island paradise, Rarotonga offers an impressive range of accommodation, dining and activity options. Choose from a resort style holiday with the convenience of everything on site to a small romantic property or opt for self catering facilities which are ideal for families. The island is only 32 kilometres in circumference so getting around is easy! Scooters are a popular way to see the island and with only two main roads you can’t get lost. Stop for a swim, shop at the small craft stores dotted around the island or call into a café for a cool drink and a bite to eat.

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights) $2,447

Immerse yourself in the unspoiled beauty of the one of the few places in the world that are basically untouched by the outside world. You will not find skyscrapers or heavy traffic, or big hotel and restaurant chains, instead you will be welcomed by the friendly accommodating people, fabulous sunsets and beautiful beaches.

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights) $2,865

Explore the beauty of New Zealand's North Island in Depth. Take a Dolphin Cruise in the Bay of Islands before visiting the Glow Worm caves in Waitomo and learning about the Maori Culture in Rotorua and tasting some of the worlds most renowned wines in Napier.

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights) $2,635

Travel at your own pace and drive around New Zealand with a self drive itinerary. Distances between attractions are short and well sign posted.

Duration: 16 Days (14 Nights) $3,442

Travel at your own pace and drive around New Zealand with a self drive itinerary. Distances between attractions are short and well sign posted.

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights) $3,222

Experience the best of both countries combined on this itinerary. Explore the cosmopolitan city of Auckland, cruise by boat through the glow worm caves at Waitomo, view mighty geysers in Rotorua and visit the picture perfect Milford Sound in the World Heritage Fiordland National Park. This is before taking the short flight to Australia to enjoy a lunch cruise on the Sydney Harbour, viewing Uluru (Ayers Rock) on an early morning sunrise tour and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef in Northern Queensland.

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights) $4,375

See New Zealand's vistas on a 14 day Best Buys Guided Holiday. Discover Auckland on a city sights tour then travel onto Waitomo Caves to tour the unique Glow Worm Grotto before ending the day with a Maori cultural experience. Watch the Agrodome Sheep Show to gain an insight into farm life. Heading south, you'll take in the alpine scenery of Mt Ruapehu on the way to Wellington where you'll cross Cook Strait to the South Island. Get up close with the fur seals at Ohau Point and continue along the rugged Pacific Ocean coast to Christchurch. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd before soaking up the sensational views of Mt. Cook. Enjoy a city tour of Dunedin with free time to explore the city your way. Be awe-struck by magical Milford Sound where you'll enjoy a relaxing cruise before heading to action packed Queenstown. You'll have a day at leisure to explore Queenstown your way before stopping at Arrowtown en route to the still advancing Franz Josef Glacier. Board the TranzAlpine Train traversing the kaleidoscopic Canterbury Plains and finish up in Christchurch.

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights) $4018

Experience the natural beauty and unique culture of both the North and South Islands by modern coach without breaking the budget. Enjoy an extensive list of attractions including the world famous TranzAlpine rail journey. Includes a two night stay in exhilarating Queenstown, the 'coolest little capital', Wellington and cultural Rotorua.

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights) $4,925

This fully escorted 13 days Australia & NZ Panorama visits the city sights of Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown, Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns plus the Barrier Reef with options to explore further.

Duration: 15 Days (14 nights) $3,085

Explore the Beauty of the South Island. This itinerary will introduce you to a wide variety of activities like kayaking in the Abel Tasman, Taking the Tranz Coastal Train, Visiting the Pancake Rocks, Walking the base of a glacier, Taking a cruise through Milford Sound.

Duration: 15 Days (14 Nights) $5,625

See New Zealand's splendor on a 15 Day North and South First Choice guided expedition. Be amazed by the Waitomo Caves, Wellington, Franz Josef Glacier, Mt Cook, Queenstown and more!

Duration: 16 Days (15 Nights) $4616

Explore all the iconic attractions of the North and South islands such as the breathtaking Milford Sound. Enjoy the stunning views on one of the world's great scenic train journeys, the TranzAlpine. Enjoy 4 two night stays including the beautiful Bay of Islands where you will board a luxury catamaran to the famous Hole in the Rock.

Duration: 18 Days (16 Nights) $5,724

Explore all the iconic attractions of the North and South islands such as the breathtaking Milford Sound. Enjoy the stunning views on one of the world's great scenic train journeys, the TranzAlpine. Enjoy 4 two night stays including the beautiful Bay of Islands where you will board a luxury catamaran to the famous Hole in the Rock.

Duration: 16 Days (15 Nights) $7314

Experience all the iconic attractions of the North and South Islands without breaking the budget. This popular tour includes an extensive list of attractions including the breathtaking Milford Sound cruise and the world famous TranzAlpine rail journey, and finishes with 2 nights in the spectacular Bay of Islands.

Duration: 17 Days (16 Nights) $2,595

Discover the very best of New Zealand on Topdeck's Grand Kiwi tour between Auckland and Christchurch. From North Island's Bay of Islands and Tongariro National Park to South Island's Milford Sound and Fox Glacier, New Zealand's incredibly diverse natural beauty is revealed. Visit cool Wellington, quaint Christchurch and adventure capital Queenstown; anyone for a bungy jump?! As the locals would say, Topdeck's Grand Kiwi is sweet as bro!

Duration: 17 Days (16 Nights) $4,925

Be amazed by New Zealand's contrasting landscape on a 17 day Best Buys Guided Holiday. Saunter along the picturesque Hibiscus Coast to the breathtaking Bay of Islands where you'll take a scenic cruise to the famous 'Hole in the Rock'. You have free time to explore the Bay of Islands before travelling to Auckland then onto the Glow Worm Grotto of the Waitomo Caves where you'll wind your way through the caves. End the day with a traditional Maori Hangi feast and concert. Visit the Agrodome Sheep Show for a taste of farm life then choose to see the sights of Rotorua your way. En route to Wellington, stop at spectacular Huka Falls and then enjoy a sightseeing tour of Wellington. Meet the fur seals at Ohau Point the travel to see Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki, the Church of the Good Shepherd and Mt Cook. Tour the sights of Dunedin and be awe-struck by the incredible sights of Fiordland National Park before enjoying free time in exciting Queenstown. Franz Josef, a rare and still advancing glacier is the next stop and choose to see its majesty on foot or from the air. Board the TranzAlpine Train where you'll pass the incredible scenery of the Southern Alps en route to Christchurch where your Guided Holiday finishes.

Duration: 18 Days (17 Nights) $6,795

Discover the best of New Zealand on an 18 day First Choice Guided Holiday. Travel along the scenic Hibiscus Coast to the magical Bay of Islands where you can choose from one of the many Included Choice sightseeing experiences. See the historic Waitangi Treaty Reserve before dining at The Langham in Auckland. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Auckland then head south to the Waitomo Caves tracing New Zealand's longest river, the Waikato. You'll be amazed by the Glow Worm Grotto as you snake through the caves by boat with a local guide. Take an orientation tour of Rotorua upon arrival and finish your day with a Maori Hangi feast and concert. Experience Rotorua your way with a range of Included Choice sightseeing options before travelling to Huka Falls en route to Wellington. Cruise the Cook Strait to the South Island and enjoy a 'You're Invited' barbecue lunch on Morelea Sheep Farm. Continue south to Queenstown visiting Dunedin and the shores of Te Anau. Cruise on the majestic Milford Sound passing Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. Choose from a range of Included Choice experiences in action packed Queenstown before heading to incredible Franz Josef Glacier. Watch a jade jewellery demonstration before continuing to view the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. You'll then traverse the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train finishing up in Christchurch.

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights) $5,538

Relax and enjoy the stunning landscapes and the intriguing history of New Zealand at a leisurely pace. As well as discovering all the major attractions, including the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, also explore the lesser known regions such as Napier, a town famous for its beautifully preserved art deco architecture and the Wairarapa, a fine wine region with an off-the-beaten-track charm.

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights) $6317

Designed for the rail enthusiasts to enjoy the best of New Zealand. Experience the romance of four spectacular rail journeys, the majesty of an exclusive overnight cruise in the Milford Sound and the luxury of coach travel. This fully escorted holiday of New Zealand will showcase scenery by rail, sea and road.

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights) $5775

Relax and enjoy the stunning landscapes and the intriguing history of New Zealand at a leisurely pace. As well as discovering all the major attractions, including the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, also explore the lesser known regions such as Napier, a town famous for its beautifully preserved art deco architecture and the Wairarapa, a fine wine region with an off-the-beaten-track charm.

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights) $8407

Relax and enjoy the stunning landscapes of New Zealand all at a leisurely pace. Visit all the -must see' attractions through the North and South Islands as well as some of the lesser known regions such as the art deco city of Napier and the food and wine regions of the Wairarapa and Blenheim.

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights) $9167

The ultimate small group tour combining four spectacular rail journeys and five scenic cruises including the Doubtful Sound overnight cruise. Travel on our ultimate small group touch coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full size vehicle with 2 door access and panoramic windows.

Duration: 20 Days (19 Nights) $4,089

Experience the diversity this stunning country has to offer. From cruising through the Bay of Islands, visiting glow worm caves, enjoying a traditional Maori feast in the North Island to riding the Coastal Pacific & TranzAlpine trains, sighting penguins in Dunedin and cruising Milford Sound in the South Island. This inclusive itinerary provides all the main highlights of New Zealand. It also allows free time to choose from a wide range of activities that suit your interest.

Duration: 21 Days (20 Nights) $5,115

Combine New Zealand and Australia on this 21 day in-depth independent package. Visit the well known spectacular highlights of Rotorua, Milford Sound, Sydney, Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef. Go off the beaten path and cruise the Hole in the Rock, take a boat ride through glowworm caves at Waitomo and get up close and personal with the penguins in Phillip Island. This itinerary will give you the ultimate Downunder experiences! Independent packages can be adjusted to suit your travel interests, time frame and budget.

Duration: 22 Days (21 Nights) $4,455

Enrich yourself in the diverse landscapes that you will see across New Zealand. Get a chance to see the Bay of Islands, Coromandel peninsula, Rotorua, Abel Tasman, Franz Josef Glacier, Doubtful sound and much more.

Duration: 22 Days (21 Nights) $8,450

Only our best Tour Directors are selected to escort this premium tour of Australia and New Zealand. Stay in first class accommodations whilst enjoying amazing highlight meals as you travel in luxury touring vehicles experiencing all the must do and see activities that Australia and New Zealand have to offer.

Duration: 3 Days (2 Nights) $599

Explore Darwin and the Top End on this three-day package including accommodation and touring.

Duration: 3 Days (2 Nights) $315

In February 2011, this city was hit by a huge earthquake. Much of the central city with its classic neo-gothic architecture was destroyed, however as it rebuilds, it remains a beautiful city where you can cycle alongside the river, stay in quality hotels and indulge in fine sophisticated dining. Christchurch is showing its vibrancy with new developments popping up including many creative re-start shopping areas and pop up city bars. Share in the unique history and rebuild of this elegant city, visit the interactive International Antarctic Centre, stroll through the Wearable Arts Awards Museum and drive through the Port Hills for stunning view of the city and coast.

Duration: 3 Days (2 Nights) $399

Sitting on the shores of the lake, Taupo township is located right on the edge of the lake overlooking the snow-capped volcanoes of Tongariro. Enjoy beautiful bush, sub-alpine hiking tracks and the freshest and cleanest streams and rivers imaginable.

Duration: 3 Days (2 Nights) $729

Staying in Whitianga the central hub of this spectacular region, you can enjoy the beaches and boat excursions of Mercury Bay. This town is home to a fishing fleet so expect great seafood!

Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights) $629

Sitting on the shore of the crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, the lake and mountain landscape make Queenstown suited to all kinds of adventure. This four season mountain resort offers activities such as bungy jumping, sky diving, canyon swinging, jet boating, horse trekking and river rafting year round. Experience one of the many walking and hiking trails, sightseeing tours or indulge yourself with spa treatments, boutique shopping and excellent food and wine. From Queenstown the drama of the Central Otago landscape unfolds around you. If you're a Lord of the Rings fan you'll recognise many of the locations of Middle-earth here. Travel to Milford Sound, where fiord's cliffs rise vertically from the dark waters, mountain peaks scrape the sky and waterfalls cascade downwards.

Duration: 5 Days (4 Nights) $799

Duration: 5 Days (4 Nights) $270

The Northern Island of New Zealand has some of the most spectacular tourist attractions in the country. For those interested in a self-drive holiday, The Britz Northern Adventure is a short, four day escape that allows you to see the best this area has to offer. Rich in history and culture, New Zealand also offers a wide variety of wildlife and the perfect mix of busy cities and laid-back country towns. The best time of year to visit is summer, where all of the roads are accessible and you can make the most of the water activities on offer. Whenever you decide to go, a road trip on one of New Zealand's best drives will be a once in a life time opportunity that you will never forget.

Duration: 5 Days (4 Nights) $270

The Southern Explore road trip through New Zealand’s Central Otago region is a life-changing experience. Covering an area spanning 10,000 square kilometres, the middle of the South Island truly is the landscape of Middle Earth. On the Southern Explore road trip you will see towering and rugged mountain ranges, pristine lakes, untamed glaciers and sweeping valleys, not to mention historic gold mining towns and award-winning wineries.

Duration: 6 Days (5 Nights) $1223

Combine Queenstown, full of active adventures, with the more relaxed and leisurely pace of Wanaka only one hour drive away, travelling over the stunning Crown Range. Nestled below towering mountains, Wanaka is the most tranquilly set of the South Island lakes.

Duration: 7 Days (6 Nights) $1095

The 7 day Northern Explorer is a Topdeck tour of New Zealand's North Island between Auckland and Wellington. See the stunning Bay of Islands, explore Auckland and Wellington, hike in Tongariro National Park (aka Mordor), tour Maori-influenced Rotorua and even spend the night on a Maori marae. Eat New Zealand lamb, soak in Rotorua's hot springs and bungy jump near Lake Taupo on this unforgettable Topdeck NZ adventure!

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights) $2875

Discover the majesty of New Zealand's North Island on an 8 day First Choice guided expedition. Take in the beauty of the Bay of Islands, Auckland, Rotorua, Taupo, Mt Ruapehu, Wellington and more!

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights) $2450

Designed for the time conscience traveler but still providing an extensive tour at a relaxed pace. Enjoy the wonders of the North Island including Wellington, cultural Rotorua, the beautiful Bay of Islands and Auckland.

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights) $2,799

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights) $2973

Beginning in Auckland the 'City of sails', travel North to the stunning Bay of Islands where you will enjoy a two night stay, board a catamaran to Cape Brett to the famous Hole in the Rock then experience the real Middle Earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, soak up the culture of Rotorua and art deco history in Napier finishing in the 'Coolest little Capital' - Wellington.

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights) $1,969

Visit all the highlights of the South Island by this package designed to give you time to explore on your own, while it includes all of the major highlights. Take the train through the famous Arthurs Pass, take a cruise on Milford Sound and walk the base of the Franz Josef Glacier.

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights) $2925

Experience the icons of the South Island on a 9 day Best Buys Guided Holiday. Board the famous TranzAlpine Train traversing the scenic Canterbury Plains. View a jade jewellery demonstration in Hokitika before following the rugged coastline to Franz Josef. Explore Franz Josef Glacier with a local guide. Travel over the Haast Pass to Lake Wanaka and continue onto magical Milford Sound for a breathtaking cruise. Discover Queenstown your way with free time. Take in the alpine scenery of Mt. Cook then stop at Lake Tekapo and view the Church of the Good Shepherd before continuing onto Christchurch where your holiday concludes.

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights) $2650

See the best of the South Island on a 9 day Best Buys Guided Holiday. Start your tour with a Welcome Reception then see Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki before visiting the Church of the Good Shepherd. Soak up the sensational alpine landscape of Mt. Cook National Park before travelling through Oamaru to Dunedin where you'll tour the city. Travel to Milford Sound for a breathtaking cruise on its pristine waters. Discover exciting Queenstown your way with some free time before going on to the rare and still advancing Franz Josef Glacier. Visit Hokitika, the home of native greenstone (jade) for a factory visit and then board the TranzAlpine Train traversing through the Southern Alps to Christchurch where your holiday concludes.

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights) $2897

Showcases New Zealand's New Zealand's breathtaking South Island scenery as you relax on board the comfort of a modern coach. Enjoy 9 days touring with a number of iconic attractions including a magnificent cruise on Milford Sound and a tour of Larnach Castle.

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights) $4274

Relax and enjoy the stunning landscapes of New Zealand all at a leisurely pace. Visit all the -must see' attractions through the North Islands as well as some of the lesser known regions such as the art deco city of Napier and the food and wine region of Blenheim.

Duration: 20 Days (19 Nights) $4794

Enjoy a unique experience visiting farms around New Zealand and Australia. You'll also experience the cities of Auckland, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, the Great Ocean Road and the remarkable Great Barrier Reef.

Duration: 15 Days (14 Nights) $4,053

Experience some of the highlights of New Zealand and Australia along with the unique experience of a farm stay in each country.

Duration: 20 Days (19 Nights) $5,353

Experience some of the highlights of Australia and New Zealand on this custom group itinerary. Discover the -must see' Great Barrier Reef and the vibrant city of Sydney before embarking on a journey to New Zealand where you will travel north up the country experiencing the beauty of the South Island to the culture of the North Island.

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights) $4164

Experience some of the best New Zealand & Australia has to offer on the custom group itinerary. You will enjoy a Maori Hangi dinner in Rotorua, a gondola ride for spectacular views in Queenstown, a NZ Farm Stay, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, an Aussie bush BBQ and more!

Duration: 23 Days (22 Nights) $6260

Discover it all on this bucket list itinerary! Explore Australia's vibrant city of Sydney, take a cruise to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and enjoy an overnight train journey onboard The Ghan. Head across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand and visit the picturesque resort town of Queenstown, enjoy a spectacular Milford Sound cruise and experience the Maori culture in Rotorua. Complete your ultimate itinerary with a relaxing three night stay in the tropical island paradise of Fiji.

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights) $1799

Travel at your own pace and drive around New Zealand with a self drive itinerary. Distances between attractions are short and well sign posted.

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights) $3,366

Experience the beauty of the Bay of Islands, the vibrant city of Sydney, the culture of Ayers Rock and the remarkable Great Barrier Reef on this custom group itinerary.

Duration: 7 Days (6 Nights) $1075

Topdeck's Southern Explorer is a superb 7 day tour of NZ's South Island from Christchurch to Queenstown and back again. This is truly 'Middle Earth', if you've seen the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies, then Milford Sound, Fox Glacier, Lake Ohau, Mt Cook and the Southern Alps will feel like old friends! And if the scenery leaves you with any breath, then Queenstown's adventure activities will take it away. Enjoy an unforgettable New Zealand South Island tour with Topdeck.

Duration: 12 Days (11 Nights) $3795

Explore the spectacular South Island on a 10 Day First Choice guided expedition. Be amazed by Arthur's Pass, Punakaiki, Mt Cook, Franz Josef Glacier, Milford Sound, Queenstown and more!

Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand's smallest national park - but it's perfectly formed for relaxation and adventure. A coastal paradise that you can walk through or explore by cruise boat, sailing catamaran, water taxi or sea kayak, visitors love the way the Abel Tasman National Park mixes physical exertion with beach life. Bursts of hiking or paddling are punctuated by sun bathing, swimming and sedate snorkeling.

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and main transport hub. Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanting holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping.

The Bay of Islands is a subtropical micro-region known for its stunning beauty & history. For those that love beaches and water activities, it's paradise. A three hour drive or 35 minute flight north of Auckland, the Bay of Islands encompasses 144 islands between Cape Brett and the Purerua Peninsula and includes the boutique towns of Opua, Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri.

Christchurch, New Zealand is interwoven by two rivers linking parks, gardens and avenues. Bordered by the Port Hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the Canterbury Plains with the Southern Alps as a majestic backdrop. Funky Christchurch city and the vast Canterbury region have plenty to keep you busy, whether you're a shopaholic, wild adventurer or history buff.

The Coromandel, with its pristine beaches, native forests and laid-back vibe, is one of New Zealand’s most popular and best-loved holiday destinations. A binocular’s view across the gulf from Auckland, the Coromandel is everything that a big city isn’t. Cloaked in native rainforest with dazzling white sand beaches, it is rustic, unspoiled and relaxed.

Known as the Edinburgh of New Zealand, Dunedin is the country's city of the south, wearing its Scottish heritage with pride. Surrounded by dramatic hills and at the foot of a long, picturesque harbour, Dunedin is one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. The accommodation is good and plentiful; the nightlife buzzes with funky bars and delicious restaurants and the natural attractions are unique and fascinating.

Hawke’s Bay is one of New Zealand’s warmest, driest regions and this has made it one of the country’s leading producers of wine; notably red wines – cabernet sauvignon, merlot and syrah – but also with some quite stunning whites. The region is the first stop on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, and it's a popular place for bicycle wine tours.

Located at the top of the South Island, Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine growing region and the home of world-renowned sauvignon blanc. Marlborough enjoys high sunshine hours and a temperate climate so that visitors can experience all of Marlborough’s diversity through the season. No matter what time of year, there is always something going on in Marlborough, New Zealand.

Nelson is a lifestyle; that’s the best way to describe it. Situated at the top north-west of the South Island, it is the sunniest region in New Zealand. Perhaps it’s the sun, perhaps it’s the location, but Nelson, New Zealand, has long been a magnet for creative people. There are more than 350 working artists and craftspeople living in Nelson, traditional, contemporary and Maori. Visit their studios and find a unique piece to take home with you.

Captivated by the majestic beauty of the surrounding mountains and rivers, it’s rumored that gold prospectors gave this now cosmopolitan town its name. Queenstown sits on the shore of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu among dramatic alpine ranges. World famous for its iconic scenery, friendly people, golf courses, wineries and smorgasbord of outdoor activities, you'll never be short of things to do in Queenstown.

Sitting within the Pacific Rim of Fire, Rotorua is a geothermal wonderland with bubbling mud pools, clouds of steam, and natural hot springs perfect for bathing and relaxing in. After marvelling at the distinctive landscapes and volcanic activity within a geothermal park, enjoy a simple soak in a natural hot stream or indulge in a wellness getaway at a luxurious spa.

Stewart Island is New Zealand's third largest island, situated 30 kilometers south of the South Island, across the Foveaux Straight. In the Māori language, it’s known as Rakiura which means ‘the land of glowing skies’. The Aurora Australis which often appears in these southern skies will show inkling why.

Taupo was created nearly two thousand years ago by a volcanic eruption so big it darkened the skies in Europe and China. Visit the Craters of the Moon and you'll see evidence of the lake's fiery birth in the geysers, steaming craters and boiling mud pools. At some of Lake Taupo's beaches, swimmers and paddlers can enjoy warm, geothermal water currents.

Nestled between a sparkling harbor and rolling green hills, New Zealand's capital city is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty. Wellington buzzes with delicatessens, cafes and restaurants – it’s a city that enjoys gourmet food and fine wine. Known as the culinary capital of New Zealand, Wellington is famous for its tucked-away bars, quirky cafes, award-winning restaurants and great coffee.

The West Coast, or ‘the Coast’ as locals call it, is a wild place of rivers and rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures. Never more than 50 kilometres wide, the whole stretch down the West Coast of the South Island - of which Greymouth is the largest town - is home to only 31,000 people. It’s good if you’ve got your own transport because this is a long region and there’s a lot to see. In fact, the Great Coast Road stretching from Westport to Greymouth was recently voted one of the top 10 coastal drives in the world by Lonely Planet.

New Zealand is a food and wine lover’s paradise. Vineyards stretch throughout every region, chefs put playful local twists on fine cuisine. New Zealand food and wine festivals serve up taste sensations with a side of local music. New Zealand is made up of sublime forests, mountains, lakes, beaches and fiords and makes for one of the best hiking destinations on Earth. Discover this outdoor enthusiasts' playground through cycling, hiking, surfing, fly fishing, or jet-boating. You name it – New Zealand’s got it. 


Top 10 Things to See and Do: 

  1. Bay of Islands: settler history, Maori culture, cruising, beaches
  2. Auckland: sailing, black sand beaches, offshore islands
  3. Rotorua: geysers, mudpools and Maori culture
  4. Waikato: Waitomo glowworm caves, Hobbiton Tours
  5. Hawke's Bay: art deco city, winery, restaurants
  6. Wellington: National Museum, cafe culture, Wellywood
  7. Marlborough: waterways, walking and wine country
  8. Queenstown: bungee jumping and adrenalin capital
  9. Kaikoura: whale watching and seafood
  10. Nelson: sea kayaking, World of WearableArt and Classic Cars Museum

Travel Tips:

Conditions around Auckland are subtropical, with warm, humid summers and mild winters. Further south, winters can be chilly, with frost. The South Island is generally cooler, with occasional snow in the winter and mild summer evenings. As New Zealand lies in the Southern Hemisphere, it has opposite seasons to those living in the northern half of the world.

Weather/ Climate: 

Season: Temperature Range (Celsius) Seasonal Comments
Spring  3°C to 19°C  
Summer 8°C to 24°C  
Fall  4°C to 21°C  
Winter -1°C to 16°C  

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