Travel by rail through the Southern Alps on the famous TranzAlpine train.
See unique New Zealand wildlife like kiwis as you trek through the Redwood forests of the North Island.
Taste Pinot Noir wines in the Marlborough Sounds.
Witness the cascading waterfalls of Milford Sound.
These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in New Zealand, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well.
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Explore the geothermal centre of New Zealand.
Spot the elusive kiwi bird at Zealandia.
Experience the famous Marlborough region winelands.
Escape into Fiordland National Park and its wilderness with a Doubtful Sound overnight cruise.
Helicopter over the Franz and Fox Glaciers to see these two valley glaciers that reach almost to the ocean.
Cruise down the Milford Sound taking in the cascading waterfalls and temperate rainforest.
Explore Hot Water Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula.
See the elusive kiwi bird at Rainbow Springs sanctuary.
Experience rainforest and black sand beaches, just outside of Auckland.
Take in the sweeping coastlines of the Bay of Plenty and around Gisborne, and try your hand at surfing here.
Walk on a volcano and enjoy the views in Tongariro and Egmont National Parks.
Visit the famous Glowworm Caves at Waitomo.
Stay in some lovely two bedroom apartments suitable for the family.
Visit the scenic Abel Tasman National Park and keep your eyes peeled for seals.
Behind the scenes tour of Rainbow Springs to see a kiwi up-close and personal.
Learn about The Lord of the Rings and its filming regions.
Visit the Waitangi Treaty Ground in the Bay of Islands, a symbolic place where Maori and European culture have historically entwined.
Visit some of the vineyards around Warkworth which have helped put New Zealand wines on the map.
Visit Te Papa Museum in Wellington, where you can learn all about New Zealand's Maori culture among other fascinating exhibits.
Visit Kapiti Island, an island off the coast that is home to native bird species and Maori culture.
Australia and New Zealand
Explore Sydney's iconic highlights.
Watch the sunset over the magnificent Uluru/Ayers Rock.
Snorkel the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef.
Explore New Zealand's rugged and mountainous landscape.
Visit world-famous wineries in the Blenheim winelands.
Cruise the beautiful Doubtful Sound.
Experience the golden sands and turquoise waters of the Abel Tasman National Park.
Stroll along surf beaches around Christchurch — New Brighton and Sumner — then enjoy the view from a nearby coffee shop.
Enjoy the scenic drive all the way down the west coast — from Westport to Haast, where the forest meets the ocean — this rugged coastline is atmospheric and beautiful.
Swim with the playful dolphins in the warm waters of the Bay of Islands.
Hear the call of the birds on Tiritiri Matangi.
Spot rare kiwi at Zealandia.
Encounter huge sperm whales at Kaikoura.
Watch the cheeky penguins on the Otago Peninsula.
Explore the less famous wineries of the Central Otago region.
Visit Hawke's Bay, where you are sure to find an excellent Merlot, Cabernet or Syrah.
Spend time in Martinborough meeting some of the local producers.
Take a bike ride through the vines of Blenheim.
Relax on Waiheke Island, surrounded by beautiful beaches and simply excellent food and wine.
Australia and New Zealand
Enjoy fantastic service and full board in a luxurious Club Veranda Suite on Silversea Cruises.
Visit many of New Zealand's key highlights, and a few key destinations in Australia, during your 16-day cruise.
Get to know Sydney through the eyes of a local as well as tours of its main icons: Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
Take in a Maori performance and shared full day tour from Auckland.
Hike to hidden bays in the Abel Tasman National Park.
Kayak along the coastline to see native whales in Kaikoura.
Explore the Southern Alps from Arthur’s Pass.
Ride the TranzCoastal and TranzAlpine train through scenic landscapes.
Stay in some of the most luxurious accommodation in New Zealand.
Enjoy freshwater fly-fishing in one of New Zealand’s premier fishing destinations.
Discover Hawke’s Bay best food, wine and magnificent landscapes.
Kayak on a glacial lake in Aoraki Mt Cook National Park.
Some of our favourite travel guides
- Observing New Zealand’s wildlife by land, sea and starlight
- Hidden New Zealand
- New Zealand self-drive holidays: 3 great routes
- Luxury stays in New Zealand: four of the best luxury wilderness lodges
- Best railway journeys in New Zealand: three classic long-distance routes
- Experiencing New Zealand through Maori eyes
- Luxury holidays in New Zealand
- Antipodean indulgence: why stay in a luxury private home in New Zealand?
- Cruising in New Zealand
- Honeymoons in New Zealand
Observing New Zealand’s wildlife by land, sea and starlight
Yes, you can increase your chances of seeing a wild kiwi, and no, you don’t necessarily need to get on a boat to go whale watching. Specialists Holly and Lucy share the how, why, what and where of New Zealand’s wildlife highlights.View this travel guide
Hidden New Zealand
Audley specialists Holly, James and Lindsay recommend things to do in New Zealand that won’t be on most visitors’ radars. They include kiwi-spotting on Stewart Island, going behind the scenes at the nation’s most prestigious museum, and lesser-known winery stays.View this travel guide
New Zealand self-drive holidays: 3 great routes
Audley country specialist John explains why, for him, self-drive is the best way to explore New Zealand. He recommends three very different routes, from mountain passes in the South Island to forest roads in the North Island.View this travel guide
Luxury stays in New Zealand: four of the best luxury wilderness lodges
Paul from our New Zealand team picks his preferred luxury wilderness lodges across both North and South Islands. How can they enhance your trip? For him, it’s about their remote locations and the experiences you can tap into.View this travel guide
Best railway journeys in New Zealand: three classic long-distance routes
New Zealand has a triumvirate of great rail journeys across North and South Islands. They’re windows onto the country’s scenic splendour, but they’re also civil engineering masterpieces, says Audley New Zealand specialist (and train aficionado) Joe.View this travel guide
Experiencing New Zealand through Maori eyes
Maori culture is multi-layered and an indelible part of New Zealand’s fabric. Here, Audley’s country specialists share their recommendations for the best Maori experiences to include in your New Zealand tour, ranging from intimate family dinners to guided forest walks.View this travel guide
Luxury holidays in New Zealand
If you're planning a luxury holiday to New Zealand we have a huge choice of accommodation available, from luxury hotels and lodges to beach houses and country estates offering top-class accommodation.View this travel guide
Antipodean indulgence: why stay in a luxury private home in New Zealand?
Location, location, location ― plus a private concierge ― are just some of the reasons we’re fans of staying in a private home in New Zealand. Audley specialist Grace explains these properties’ allure, choosing her preferred options across both islands.View this travel guide
Cruising in New Zealand
There’s a lot to love about day cruises in New Zealand, says specialist Ophelia. She shares her pick of the best from across the North and South Islands. Expect dolphins, hot springs, Maori rock art and a weka (or three).View this travel guide
Honeymoons in New Zealand
Looking for New Zealand honeymoon ideas? Audley specialist Lucy explains why the country makes for a fulfilling honeymoon destination. She cherry-picks the once-in-a-lifetime experiences that New Zealand does so well, from glacier trekking to scenic flights and Doubtful Sound cruises.View this travel guide