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Vineyard in Marlborough, New Zealand

New Zealand vacations 2023 & 2024

New Zealand has the kind of scenery that demands a standing ovation — and it’s all in such close proximity. Our specialists are passionate about helping you get out to explore it all. There are Milford Sound’s arrow-headed peaks, and stretches of sand so vast they earn outlandish names (‘Ninety Mile Beach’). Caves spangle with glow-worms like a million fairy lights. Stratovolcanoes rise above grassy plains. Ice fields career down almost to the edge of the Tasman Sea. And that’s just for starters.

Whether you’re keen to explore on foot or by car, bicycle or even helicopter (or a combination of them all), our specialists can help. They’ll devise a New Zealand vacation that allows you to take in the major destinations, as well as more out-of-the-way spots or lesser-known activities. They can recommend everything from the best Maori guides to the best places for viewing New Zealand’s unique panoply of birdlife.

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Suggested tours for New Zealand

Look for elusive kiwis by night as you trek through a protected reserve, learn about Māori culture at the Waitangi Treaty Ground in the Bay of Islands, and sample wines in Marlborough’s vineyards. Our range of suggested itineraries is a great starting point as you begin to plan your trip to New Zealand.

Suggested activities for New Zealand

Traverse the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train, soak up the landscapes on a cruise through Milford Sound, and spot whales and other sea creatures on a whale-watching cruise. Whatever your interests, our specialists will suggest experiences designed to enhance your trip to New Zealand.

  • Milford Sound Overnight Cruise
    Milford Mariner, Milford Sound

    Milford Sound Overnight Cruise

    Milford Sound

    Milford Sound Overnight Cruise

    Spending a night on board the Milford Mariner is by far the best way to experience the splendor of the majestic Fiordland scenery.

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  • TranzAlpine Railway
    The TranzAlpine Train, New Zealand

    TranzAlpine Railway

    Christchurch

    TranzAlpine Railway

    Making the great traverse of the Southern Alps, the TranzAlpine train links Christchurch on the Pacific with Greymouth on the Tasman Sea, in a spectacular journey lasting four and a half hours.

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  • Auckland Highlights Tour
    Mount Eden, Auckland

    Auckland Highlights Tour

    Auckland

    Auckland Highlights Tour

    Known as the 'City of Sails', this tour is the perfect introduction to the city as you visit several points of cultural and scenic interest; including Mount Eden with its amazing 360 degree views of the city and the city's oldest park, Auckland Domain.

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Why travel with Audley?

  • 100% tailor-made tours
  • Fully protected travel
  • Established for over 25 years
  • 98% of our clients would recommend us

Best time to visit

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New Zealand by island

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