For nature lovers and fans of the Great Outdoors, New Zealand is well worth the journey – over one third of the country is made up of protected parkland and nature reserves. Amazingly for such a relatively small country, but not unlike its rugby team The All Blacks, New Zealand packs a punch.
In the North Island visit Rotorua with its hissing geysers and thermal hot springs and learn more of the indigenous Maori culture with traditional performances of the Haka and perhaps a Hangi feast on our ESCORTED TOURS of New Zealand. Don’t miss the stunning Coromandel Peninsula with its idyllic coves and beautiful beaches or The Bay of Islands beyond Auckland – great for pootling about in boats. Lake Taupo is the only Lake I’ve ever seen which seems to curve in the middle of the horizon – very dramatic. See it on our New Zealand Tour.
The larger cities of New Zealand, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch offer the New Zealand touring visitor an opportunity to try exceptional international food in some great eateries. Do check if there are any New Zealand Food and Wine Festivals on during your visit, they are great places to try the local produce and a possibility on a New Zealand escorted tour.
Auckland is home to one third of the total New Zealand population, often referred to as ‘the city of sails’, with more boats per capita than anywhere else in the world. The laid-back nature of New Zealanders or ‘kiwis’, ensures wherever you go you will be met with a warmth and genuine ‘good-bloke-ness’, which applies to all genders!
The South Island has a more majestic feel, perhaps due to the awesome Mount Cook and Milford Sound area, visit them on your New Zealand escorted tour. Glacial ice has carved the landscape on a grand scale at the Sounds of Fiordland National Park and hiking across the Franz Josef Glacier is a unique experience. Wildlife encounters are frequent – whales at Kaikoura, penguins, albatross, sea lions and the terribly shy kiwi. Though don’t mistake the screams around Queenstown for a rare bird – it’s probably a thrill seeker bungy jumping, jet boat riding or simply jumping off a cliff with a parachute tied on. Try it out on your New Zealand tour!
Explore New Zealand in a style which best suits you – choose a car and set off on a self drive itinerary with your accommodation planned and booked ahead or find a tour which suits your time-frame and your interests. We feature small group tours of New Zealand and a number of fascinating escorted coach tours which allow you to appreciate this remarkable country. Escorted tours of New Zealand allow the visitor to miss nothing!
With iconic treks such as the Tongariro Crossing in the north and the Routeburn, Milford and Abel Tasman Tracks in the south plus amazing world-beating cycle tracks throughout New Zealand, there is plenty of reason to just get out there and take an escorted tour.
If you cannot find what you are looking for it is not because we don’t sell it -probably just that it is slightly more unusual and we can’t get everything in! It’s a lot of experience and amazing-ness on a not very large land mass.