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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.

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New Zealand /Itineraries

Auckland, Bay Of Islands, Taupo, Palliser Bay, Christchurch, QueenstownNew Zealand at its Best

This unparalleled journey reveals New Zealand’s most stunning sights. It is complimented by some of the world’s leading accommodation in the form of stylish boutique hotels, unrivalled lodges and roaming country estates. Your self-drive journey beings in vibrant Auckland and continues on to the ...

New Zealand /Best Experiences

  • Charter a private helicopter for a flight over Milford Sound before landing at a remote mountain setting for a champagne picnic
  • Kayak the crystalline waters of the Abel Tasman National Park, one of New Zealand's most stunning landscapes
  • Book an exclusive tour of the Marlborough vineyards, meeting with a winemaker to learn the secrets of the region's revered Sauvignon Blanc
  • Play a round of golf at one of several world-class courses in breathtaking locations
  • Join a whale watching cruise in Kaikoura to view these mighty mammals year-round
  • Swim with dolphins in the picturesque Bay of Islands
  • Participate in the adrenalin-fuelled sport of jet boating, with the thrill and excitement of a ride down the Shotover River in Queenstown or at Huka Falls in Taupo

New Zealand /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.

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Approximate flight times
London to Auckland: 23 hours.
Time Difference
GMT + 12 hours

New Zealand /Essentials

Passports & Visas

British passport holders do not require a visa.

Multi-centre Options

The best way to discover New Zealand’s beautiful scenery and highlights at your own pace is via a multi centre itinerary which can involve self drive in certain locations. Both the North and South Islands can easily be combined in a tailor-made tour.

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