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New Zealand vacations

Self-drive across epic landscapes on your tailor-made New Zealand tour

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 itineraries for New Zealand

These itineraries give you a starting point for what your trip to New Zealand could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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Guides to New Zealand's regions

To help you decide where to focus your time in New Zealand, our region guides describe the areas that you're most likely to visit when traveling. Each guide highlights the types of experiences the region can offer.

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Our expert guides to traveling in New Zealand

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to New Zealand. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate New Zealand at its best.

My travels in New Zealand

A short video showing Product Manager Paul's recent trip to New Zealand where he explored the national parks, took a scenic flight over the Southern Alps and rode the luge in Queenstown.

My travels in New Zealand
Christine on a bike tour in Queenstown, New Zealand
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