Alys Colayera

New Zealand Travel Expert

Why should you travel to New Zealand with us?

This is a place to catch your breath before losing it all over again.

From Maori culture and the geothermal activity of Rotorua to the Sauvignon of Marlborough and the astounding glaciers and mountains in the south. We’ve handpicked a collection of unique experiences to create a trip packed full of natural thrills and adrenaline-fuelled pursuits. So whether you’re ready to take to the skies in Queenstown, sail beside hundreds of dusky dolphins, or stargaze with an astronomer under one of the clearest skies on the planet – we’ve got you covered.

Alys Colayera

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New Zealand Highlights

Captivating Maori culture and the legendary long white cloud, New Zealand’s mystical landscape of glaciers, mountains, and smouldering volcanoes provide the backdrop to a country of exhilarating adventures. Heli-surfing anyone?

FOR ENDLESS ADVENTURE

New Zealand is a land of opportunity. A place for thrill seekers as much as nature lovers, this South Pacific country is a harmony of striking landscapes, culture-rich cities, and endless adventure. When days here are spent kayaking on translucent water and summiting mountain peaks, it’s no surprise that this country ignites our childlike wonder. A luxury vacation unlike any other, New Zealand hotels and tours are not to be missed.

GET CULTURED IN ROTORUA

For a full dose of Maori culture, Rotorua is the place to be. It’s a place admired for its natural hot springs, explosive geysers, epic biking trails, and abundant trout fishing, thanks to the 18 lakes that surround the city. Holidays here will include a traditional hangi feast, craft markets, and plenty of outdoor tours. For a bit more adventure, ziplining and mountain biking are just two affairs for the more active.

KAYAK THROUGH FJORDS

An icon of the South Island, Milford Sound was created by glaciers during the ice ages, resulting in a dramatic and breathtaking landscape that fuses stark cliffs, dark waters, waterfalls, and wildlife. For those with an appreciation for raw beauty, a vacation in Milford Sound incorporates boat tours and helicopter rides, kayaking trips and luxury hotels.

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Hawke's Bay

Experience the coastlines, beaches and sprawling vineyards of Hawkes Bay

The panoramic ocean vistas at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers set the scene for your time in Hawke’s Bay. Set out on a cycling or vintage car tour around the boutique wineries and enjoy a private tasting with a passionate winemaker. Discover the Maori culture and ‘hangi’, the traditional volcanic cooking method. We’ll bring you closer to the endangered species, including New Zealand’s national bird – including an exclusive opportunity to release a young kiwi back into the wild. 

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Lake Taupo, New Zealand

Taupo

Of the 4,000 lakes in New Zealand, this is one of our favourites.

Up in the North Island, Lake Taupo is the largest freshwater lake in New Zealand. Discover the wide outdoors with trout fishing and bicycle trails to humbling Huka Falls, or else discover hot springs and tackle the Tongariro Crossing. This unique 19km trek takes you along the changing volcanic landscapes, through alpine deserts, from the Red Crater to Emerald Lakes – and it’s well worth the challenge. 

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Helicopter ride to Milford Sound

Queenstown

Take to the skies in Queenstown

For those travellers who flock to this thrilling town, Queenstown is all about the fearless bucket list moments. If you’re craving the extreme, skydiving isn’t your only option; picture bungy jumping, white-water rafting, canyon swinging, and more. Titled the adventure capital of the world, this magnetic city is more than likely to get your heart racing. Now, how about some alpine heli-skiing?

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New Zealand Highlights

Captivating Maori culture and the legendary long white cloud, New Zealand’s mystical landscape of glaciers, mountains, and smouldering volcanoes provide the backdrop to a country of exhilarating adventures. Heli-surfing anyone?

LUXURY HOTELS IN NEW ZEALAND

It only seems fitting that a tailor-made vacation full of bespoke tours and cultural immersion be paired with a resort or retreat just as special. Head to Nelson to be surrounded by art galleries, Auckland to see the view from the Sky Tower, and Marlborough to disconnect in wine country. Wherever it may be, a luxury lodge or boutique hotel are awaiting your arrival.

ON THE LAKE

For a country that’s home to roughly 4,000 lakes, it should come as no surprise that some of our favorite hotels are lakeside. For a stay on the North Island, Haku Lodge just off Lake Taupo, the largest freshwater lake in New Zealand, is tranquil beyond belief. On the South Island, Blanket Bay in Glenorchy sits on Lake Wakatipu and is flanked by dreamy snow-capped peaks.

IN THE MOUNTAINS

A winter vacation of a lifetime, traveling to New Zealand for the slopes is a remarkable experience – take it from us. The atmosphere is buzzing and the snow is in perfect condition; add in some well-deserved apres-ski cocktails and you’re on the right track to see where we’re coming from. For the truly intrepid traveler, a stay at the Minaret Station lodge is the alpine experience you don’t want to miss.

NEAR THE VINEYARDS

Giving Napa a run for its money, the wine produced in New Zealand has long been on its way to becoming the best in the world. Te Koi, The Lodge at Bronte, is a sunny estate surrounded by vineyards and orchards. Marlborough Lodge, however, is the epitome of boutique luxury and sits in the heart of the countries largest wine region. Which choice will be easier, where to stay or what to drink?

  • Population Population 4,537,081
  • Capital Capital Wellington
  • Language Language Maori, English
  • Currency Currency NZ Dollar
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT+12 | ET+17
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