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India, Far East & Australasia / New Zealand

Two islands, one inspiring experience, stretching from the glaciers and fiords of the south, past the bubbling pools of Rotorua to the yacht-dotted bays of the north. A land of wild, natural beauty, studded with magnificent snow-capped mountains and beautiful lakes. On the exquisite tip of the sub-tropical North Island, adventure and repose beckons in the Bay of Islands, a maritime park with an abundance of marine life. Driving around the Hawkes Bay wineries brings the opportunity to sample oaky chardonnays and rich reds. In Auckland, aptly named the ‘City of Sails’, all is cultured and calm, the centre abounding with fine restaurants and shops; Waitemata Harbour a mass of billowing sails. In Rotorua, the ground bubbles with hot springs, geysers and mud pools – the indigenous Maoris to this day cooking the food for their ‘hangi’ feasts in red clay pits hollowed into the earth.

The South Island has a character all of its own and is home to Queenstown, the country’s adventure capital and simply brimming with youthful vitality. Hike through Abel Tasman National Park, renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs and spectacular coastal track; soar high over the ice caves and crevasses of Mount Cook in a helicopter with a view to landing on a glacier for a gourmet lunch with champagne. And yet more, the thrill of a whale encounter in Kaikoura or jet boat rides along the Shotover River. Across this magical realm lie the legendary super-lodges; astonishingly stylish and luxurious enclaves of privacy and tranquillity. Yet the final lasting impressions will be of the local people, it is they who make this land special.

New Zealand Essentials

Approx. Flight Times London to Auckland: 23 hours.
Time Difference GMT + 12 hours
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New Zealand Hotels & Itineraries

Introducing some of the best 5 star resorts in New Zealand.

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When is the best time to visit New Zealand?

New Zealand’s seasons are the opposite to those in the UK and less extreme. The North Island is sub-tropical whilst the South Island is temperate. The warmest and most popular months to visit are from December to April, although the shoulder seasons are also very pleasant and highly recommended.

Why Carrier


We look beyond destination.
We curate exceptional experiences.

Our worldwide network, dedicated team of experts and wealth of knowledge is second to none, allowing us to open up your mind and take your breath away with awe-inspiring possibilities and new personal experiences that surprise, enlighten and transcend all expectations.

We look beyond the ordinary.
We deliver the extraordinary.

Whether it’s glamour and guest lists you desire, an escape to a place where no-one is watching and anything is possible, or an adventure that no-one has dared take before - you will have access to the top suites, the most beautiful locations and a world of exclusive privileges.

We look beyond the usual.
We deliver dreams and desires.

We now live in an era of experience; it’s not just about where you can go, but who you can be and how you can feel. Carrier curate exceptional luxury travel experiences designed to fulfil your desires, dreams and goals, so bespoke you won’t find them anywhere else.

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