New Zealand is, without doubt one of the most beautiful places in the world. Although it is only relatively small, this trio of islands in the Pacific is filled with dream-like landscapes, promising an experience like never before.

You’ll see wonderful sites all the way from the top of the North Island, to the tiny but spectacular community driven Stewart Island across Foveaux Strait.

The North Island is home to the country’s capital, Wellington, which sits close to Cook Strait, and boasts beautiful beaches, a harbor promenade and many brilliant tourist attractions.

Maori culture is rich across the country, but more so in the North. Immerse yourself in the deep history of this beautiful place at Waitangi Historic Reserve, or the world's tallest Kauri Tree - Tane Mahuta.

Auckland, the biggest in New Zealand is the perfect destination. The CBD is bustling with great shopping, restaurants, and all the luxuries of big city living, but is just a stepping-stone away from day activities such as rainforest walks, kayaking, canyoning in caves and just about any adventure you can think of!

Relish the North Island’s year round sub-tropical weather and travel to Rotarua, an absolute must see for its stunning volcanic summits, thermal spas, and breathtaking scenery.

Other places of note include the stunning Lake Taupo, Tongariro National Park, Bay of Islands, and picturesque Cathedral Cove, where the waters are crystal clear and you can make your own hot tub in the sand.

Of course, we can’t talk of the North without making mention of Hobbiton, and other locations made famous by the Lord of the Rings trilogy. As soon as you set foot in the dream-like scenery, you’ll understand why New Zealand is the perfect location for such an epic story.

The South Island is just as breathtaking, if not more so. Head to Queenstown for stunning views and heat-stopping adrenaline activities like bungee jumping, jet boating, skiing in the cooler months, and the infamous Shotover Canyon Swing.

Milford Sound is one of the most magical places in the world. Board a boat and cruise out to see the mountains rising from the water. The scenery is amazing in any kind of weather, with countless waterfalls and wonderful views.

If you can brave one of the toughest water-crossings in the world, Stewart Island is definitely worth a visit. Learn all about the importance of community and culture in this close-knit town, walk along the waterfront at sunrise, and get to know the locals in the only pub on the island.

Mt Cook and surrounds look like they’ve been ripped right from a postcard. You cab wake up in the mountains and take a morning walk out to the glaciers. It is also one of the best places in New Zealand for stargazing; enjoy the magical night sky as you learn about all the constellations and planets.

From top to bottom and everywhere in between, New Zealand is an adventurer's dream.
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New Zealand Travel FAQ

  • Do I require a visa to travel to New Zealand?

    VISA requirements vary based on your country of citizenship, duration of your visit, and the nature of your trip. The New Zealand Immigration Department features all the information you need to determine the proper VISA for your trip.

  • Do you recommend I purchase travel insurance?

    We encourage our guest to protect themselves by purchasing travel insurance. We can assist with travel insurance through our trusted partner, World Nomads.

  • When is the best time to visit New Zealand?

    New Zealand's climate is mild, and ranges from subtropical in the north to temperate in the south. No matter the season, the majority of the main attractions are open year-round.

    The peak season runs from October through to April, centered on summer December to February.

    The low season is between May and August - winter season in the Southern Hemisphere - and is the perfect time to head for the slopes of the Southern Alps for some brilliant southern-hemisphere skiing. No crowds, good accommodation deals and a seat in any restaurant.

    However, for ski towns, the high season is between June and August.

    In contrast, the warm-weather beach towns may be half asleep during the low season.

    Fall, a shoulder season, is between March and April. This is the best time to travel, featuring fine weather, short queues, kids in school and warm(ish) ocean. Enjoy long evenings sipping Kiwi wines and craft beers.

    New Zealand's Spring, another shoulder season, is between September and November.

    The high season is December to February, also known as the New Zealand Summer. The most popular time to visit New Zealand, you'll find busy beaches, outdoor explorations, festivals and sporting events. But you'll also encounter big-city accommodation prices rise.

  • What side of the road do they drive on in New Zealand?

    New Zealanders drive on the left-hand side of the road, with the steering wheel located on the right-hand side of the car. Speed limits vary but are generally around 50 km/h (31 m/h) in urban areas and 110 km/h (68 m/h) on motorways. Major cities often have toll roads that collect fares electronically.Traffic circles are common throughout New Zealand. When approaching a traffic circle, always yield to traffic coming from the right--noting that traffic already in the circle has the right-of-way--and merge to the left into the circle. Left turns on a red traffic signal are not permitted.

  • Is tipping expected in New Zealand?

    Tipping in New Zealand is not obligatory, even in restaurants and bars. However, tipping for good service or kindness is at the discretion of the visitor. Hotels and restaurants in New Zealand do not add service charges to their bills.

  • What is the legal drinking age in New Zealand?

    In New Zealand the legal age to purchase alcohol is 18 years and older, but under 18 years one is legally permitted to consume alcohol.

New Zealand Tour Reviews

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    By: Jona | Wed Dec 20, 2017

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