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Holidays to New Zealand are all about nature in all her pomp and majesty with some truly eye-popping natural attractions.
Feel the heat in the North Island with hissing geysers, hot springs and volcanoes, whilst in the south glacial ice has scoured dramatic landscapes from the peaks of majestic snow-capped Southern Alps all the way to the awe inspiring sounds of Fiordland National Park.
For sun, sea and sand the North Island’s picturesque Coromandel Peninsula’s idyllic coves offer a bewitchingly laid back slice of Antipodean life. The south offers soaring cliffs, vast fjords and a host of wildlife encounters including whales, penguins and albatrosses.
And don’t forget the culture! Rotorua on the North Island is the heartland of indigenous Maori culture and you can enjoy song and dance performances and a traditional Hangi feast here.
Trailfinders is the UK & Ireland’s No.1 Tour Operator to New Zealand and most of our travel consultants have travelled extensively here. What we specialise in is tailormade holidays in New Zealand and with us, in every part of the country, you can pick and choose how you’d like to get around, where you’d like to stay and how you’d like to experience the attractions.
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WHERE TO GO IN NEW ZEALAND
You could comfortably see the main highlights of both the North and South Island in two weeks but each island certainly merits further exploration. It would be as easy to spend a fortnight exploring the Moari heritage, golden beaches and geothermal attractions of the North Island as it would to use it discovering the glaciers, fiords and mountains of the South.
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Sail on the harbour, visit ancient rainforest or simply indulge in great shopping before sampling the bars, restaurants and cafés of Viaduct Harbour. Blessed with its own microclimate, beautiful Waiheke Island is a haven of award-winning wineries and gorgeous beaches. More>>>
Bay of Islands & Northland
Relax in tranquil surroundings, take a cruise or enjoy some of the wide range of outdoor activities available. More>>>
Central North Island
Marlborough, Abel Tasman & Kaikoura
Central South Island
Queenstown, Wanaka & Fiordland
HOW TO GET AROUND NEW ZEALAND
Quiet roads, scenic drives and short driving distances mean New Zealand is a wonderful fly drive destination. An excellent selection of camp sites also make motorhome holidays in New Zealand extremely popular.
If you’d rather not drive then perhaps an escorted tour would suit you better. How about joining a sociable escorted coach tour from the sun-kissed Bay of Islands to spectacular Sounds of Fiordland National Park or an exclusive small group tour to get you off the beaten track?
Walking is practically a national sport and with iconic treks such as the Tongariro Crossing in the north and the Routeburn, Milford and Abel Tasman Tracks it’s easy to slot in a fabulous walk to almost any holiday.
With nowhere further than 70 miles from the sea a cruise makes wonderful sense too. Often sailing out of Sydney’s magnificent harbour in Australia and reaching parts of New Zealand no other tour could, this is a wonderfully relaxing way to experience the country.
OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN NEW ZEALAND
We feature a great range of accommodation in New Zealand, with something to suit all budgets.
Maybe you’re looking for a chic harbourside hotel in Auckland or a stylish lodge in the Bay of Islands? Or perhaps it’s a boutique vineyard stay in Marlborough, a family friendly apartment in Queenstown or a historic guesthouse in Nelson. We can help you with hotels, motels, lodges, cabins, bungalows, guesthouses and apartments all over New Zealand.
What you won’t find here are thousands upon thousands of hotels where you have to wade through endless reviews of questionable origin to find the best one. We have done the hard work for you and selected the best places to stay so you don’t have to and our travel consultants are on hand to help, often with first-hand experience.
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Airedale Boutique Suites
THINGS TO DO IN NEW ZEALAND
As well as some wonderful sights, New Zealand is also home to some unforgettable experiences that will really help you immerse yourself in the destination.
One day you might be watching a Maori haka war dance in Rotorua, the next looking out for dolphins and seals as you sail on Milford Sound. You might choose to get the adrenalin pumping with a jet boat ride on the Dart River or to tickle your taste buds with a vineyard tour in Otago, Waiheke Island, Marlborough. Our collection of unmissable experiences will really help bring your holiday to New Zealand alive.
Kaikoura Whale Watch Cruise
Maori Experience & Hangi Feast
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Rotorua
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth
Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike
Milford Sound Day Tour - Coach Cruise Flight
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Top Tips From Our Experts
Untouched Stewart Island is one of the best destinations to see New Zealand's magnificent array of birdlife. Ask your travel consultant about our package, which includes a brilliant tour to spot brown kiwis roaming free under the starlight.
Even though it is everywhere in New Zealand, gaining an understanding of Maori culture can be difficult as a visitor to the country, so make sure to take the time to experience a traditional Maori Powhiri (welcome) and Hangi Feast.
Any visit to Queenstown must include a Dart River Wilderness Safari! This trip is incredible for those of all ages, taking in the sensational scenery captured in so many iconic movies whilst having really good fun!
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