New Zealand At A Glance

Mountains, beaches, oceans and wine country. New Zealand has it all, no wonder that its high on many peoples’ bucket lists. Compact enough to discover in a couple of weeks but diverse enough to keep you there for months, there’s little you’ll go wanting for here. What’s more, you can play your part in helping conserve native sea birds in the North Island, or amazing penguins in the South Island.

Ways you can help


Key Highlights in New Zealand

    • Bonding as a family as you help maintain penguin habitats or conserve native sea birds
    • Sailing in the Bay of Islands, swimming with dolphins
    • Private guided tour of geysers, secret hot springs
    • Sailing on an America’s Cup boat
    • Wine tasting
    • Hiking the World’s Best One Day Hike
    • Trout fishing
    • Heli-flight to a live volcano
    • Spectacular views traversing the Southern Alps
    • Heli hiking on a glacier
    • Kayaking in crystal clear waters
    • Interaction with the Maori culture
    • Flying, hiking and jet boating…all in one day
    • Helicopter flight to Milford Sound with a glacier landing
    • Queenstown, home of bungy jumping and superb Pinot Noirs
    • Wildlife encounters
    • Luxury lodges throughout

Sample Pricing

The price for a 15 day trip to New Zealand costs from $15,595 (£12,603, €14,788) per person, staying in 5* luxury accommodation. International flights are not included in this pricing, but naturally we can arrange these for you once we know where you would be flying from and your preferred cabin class.

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Useful Information

Flight Time from UK
24 hours
Flight Time from New York
22.5 hours
Flight Time from San Francisco
13 hours
Time Zone
GMT +12 hours
When to Visit
Jan Feb Mar Nov Dec

Eco-luxury Hotels

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Wilderness Lodge

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Te Waonui - West Coast Glaciers

Te Waonui

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Bolton Hotel - Wellington

Bolton Hotel

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Intercontinental Wellington - Wellington

Intercontinental Wellington

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Lake Taupo Lodge

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Fletcher Lodge - Oamaru

Fletcher Lodge

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Earthsong Lodge - Great Barrier Island

Earthsong Lodge

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Awaroa Lodge - Abel Tasman NP

Awaroa Lodge

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The Resurgence - Abel Tasman NP

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The George - Christchurch

The George

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Fiordland Lodge - Doubtful Sound

Fiordland Lodge

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Knapdale Eco lodge - Gisborne

Knapdale Eco lodge

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