Why should you travel to New Zealand with us?

New Zealand is a place to catch your breath before losing it all over again – welcome to the adventurer’s playground. 

From Maori culture and the geothermal activity of Rotorua to the Sauvignon of Marlborough to the astounding glaciers and mountains in the south. We’ve handpicked a collection of unique experiences to create a trip 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 leaping out of the sea or stargaze with an astronomer under one of the clearest skies on the planet – we’ve got you covered.

Key facts

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

Example Itineraries

These are simply suggestions for the kind of vacation you might have. Yours will be tailored, altered, and refined until it matches you completely.
Luxury Holidays in New Zealand

New Zealand: A Luxury Adventure Chasing the Aurora Australis

On the back of a snowmobile by the glacial lagoons of Iceland, from a remote nunatak in the heart of Alaska and pulled by dog sled through the Finnish Wilderness - we've spent years chasing the Northern Lights. Now, we'r...

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South New Zealand: A Scenic Adventure

Soar over the world-famous Milford Sound, swim with Hector’s dolphins, and sample world-class Sauvignon Blanc in the region from which it flows, on this oh-so luxurious 10-night journey across New Zealand’s South Is...

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See it all in New Zealand and Fiji

There's no doubt that the mighty islands of New Zealand are brimming with jaw-dropping landscapes, fun-filled adventures and mouthwatering food and wines. And if you thought you had to take a sabbatical to see it all, re...

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North New Zealand: Vines & Volcanoes on a Luxury Holiday

Milestone moments deserve epic backdrops and exclusive experiences; both of which New Zealand's North Island has in abundance. Think riding a seaplane over to an island vineyard, spending a day aboard a yacht sailing aro...

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New Zealand wine

Hawke's Bay, Marlborough & Nelson: Indulge in the Wines of New Zealand

Wine and food lovers: you’re in for a treat. It's no secret that New Zealand wine has a world-renowned reputation and this trip will take you to some of the most exclusive wineries the country has to offer, all set wit...

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New Zealand and the Brando: An Irresistible Taste of the Pacific

Trust us when we say this is a trip of sky-high proportions. In the space of two weeks, we'll take you top to tail through New Zealand, into its beautiful islands, across its shimmering lakes and atop its brooding mounta...

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Taupo, Rotorua & Queenstown: A Remarkable Adventure in New Zealand

Thrill-seeking adventurers take note as nature reigns supreme in a land known for its world-leading stance on environmental protection. For you, this means bungee jumping, canyoning, rafting and caving amongst a backdrop...

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New Zealand: An Unforgettable Family Celebration

What better backdrop to celebrate a birthday or special family occasion than the stunning islands of New Zealand? If you're looking to organise a trip that knocks all others out of the park - this holiday, bursting with ...

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New Zealand: A Romantic Honeymoon Getaway

The wedding is over. The month's of planning and stress were worth it. But now, now it's your turn for some luxurious down-time on this all encompassing honeymoon adventure across New Zealand. Discover Waiheke Island (vi...

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Heli Bike New Zealand

The Southern Alps: A Heli-Bike Adventure

For all the extreme adventure seekers out there, this ones for you: Always pushing the boat out and trying new things here at Black Tomato this action-packed seven-night trip to New Zealand is one of those things that wi...

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Queenstown: A Heli-Surfing Adventure

If films like Point Break and Blue Crush still set your heart racing with anticipation then we've got the experience to make your epic surf dreams a reality. This is the ultimate 'heli-surfing' adventure where you'll tak...

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Argentina, Chile & New Zealand: A Cross-Continental Ski Trip

1 hemisphere, 3 countries, 1 week. Sounds like your kind of ski trip? This eight-night action-packed ski holiday will take you to some of the best ski spots in the Southern Hemisphere from Argentina and Chile to New Zeal...

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What to see & do in New Zealand

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New Zealand adventure


New Zealand is a land of opportunity. A place for thrill seekers as much as nature lovers, this South Pacific country is...

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.

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For a full dose of Maori culture, Rotorua is the place to be. It’s a place admired for its natural hot springs, explos...

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. Vacations 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.

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An icon of the South Island, Milford Sound was created by glaciers during the ice ages, resulting in a dramatic and brea...

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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Top Locations in New Zealand

If we were asked to choose our top three places in New Zealand, we’d go for these.
Maori New Zealand

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. 

Lake Taupo, New Zealand


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

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. 

Helicopter ride to Milford Sound


Take to the skies in Queenstown

For those travelers 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?

Best Hotels in New Zealand

Nothing but the best. Browse the hotels that can feature in your bespoke New Zealand itinerary.
Farm at Cape Kidnappers
Eichardt’s Private Hotel
Marlborough Lodge
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The Lindis
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Bay of Many Coves
Matakauri Lodge
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Te Koi
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