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New Zealand

Our Kiwi Specialists offer extraordinary personalized service and one-of-a-kind custom planning. New Zealand offers something magical, no matter your interests and style of travel. It is a haven for adventurers, who can hike, bike, raft, kayak, sail, and explore New Zealand’s pristine glaciers, mountains, rivers and shoreline. Or mix it up with relaxing hot springs, fascinating Maori culture, gorgeous movie set locations, indulgent food and wine, and truly jaw-dropping scenery.

Visiting New Zealand is a trip of a lifetime! Featuring snow-capped mountain peaks, majestic fjords, glaciers that descend into lush rainforests, geothermal wonderlands, golden beaches and dramatic coastal scenery, this remote island nation offers something for everyone.

New Zealand is a popular bucket-list destination, so advance planning and booking is highly recommended. Our team of expert Travel Designers has traveled extensively throughout New Zealand, ensuring that your travel arrangements will be carefully curated by a premiere destination specialist.

New Zealand Itineraries

Adventure on the South Island

Adventure on the South Island

Destination: New Zealand
This 13-day adventure offers you a taste of New Zealand’s iconic South Island. From active adventures to scenic beauty to amazing local food and wine…you will fall in love with New Zealand and its friendly people, known affectionately as “Kiwis.”
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New Zealand Adventure Honeymoon

New Zealand Adventure Honeymoon

Destination: New Zealand
This 10-day itinerary is the ultimate honeymoon, highlighting the wonderful variety of New Zealand landscapes, while you adventure and indulge to your heart’s content.
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New Zealand Explorer

New Zealand Explorer

Destination: New Zealand
Our most popular New Zealand itinerary showcases iconic experiences across both the North and South Islands. From Auckland to Queenstown in 14 days, you’ll embark on exhilarating adventures, mingle with the Maori culture, indulge in gourmet food and wine, and experience true kiwi hospitality.
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New Zealand Luxury Lodge Adventure

New Zealand Luxury Lodge Adventure

Destination: New Zealand
This 16-day itinerary highlights some of New Zealand’s best lodges, known for their impeccable Kiwi hospitality, culinary expertise, and abundance of adventures, all in the most breathtaking settings imaginable.
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FAQs & Travel Tips

Getting There & Logistics

Flights – Non-stop flights to Auckland operate from several US international airports, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and a few central US gateways. The most frequent schedule is on Air New Zealand from Los Angeles to Auckland, which takes approximately 12-13 hours. It is also possible to factor in a South Pacific island stopover in either direction. Air New Zealand operates an extensive network of local flights within New Zealand, and one or more is usually required when visiting multiple locations around the country. Domestic New Zealand flights can often be built into your international ticket for the most streamlined service. Our Travel Designers are experts on international and local flights and can arrange the logistics.

It’s important to note that you’ll cross the International Dateline, so flights from the US to New Zealand arrive 2 calendar days later; but you make up that time on the return by departing New Zealand and arriving into the US all on the same calendar day.

Driving – Driving is on the opposite site of the road in New Zealand. Several locations are great for self-driving, and we can help you determine if it will enhance your itinerary, but driving is not necessary to have an amazing experience in New Zealand.

Trains – New Zealand features some of the most scenic train journeys in the world, providing a unique and classic Kiwi experience. A couple of our favorites that not only offer spectacular scenery but are also ideal methods of transportation between top locations on the South Island include The Coastal Pacific and The Tranz Alpine.

While traveling aboard The Coastal Pacific train between Picton and Christchurch, witness sweeping views of the untouched South Island eastern coastline, charming coastal towns and dramatic seascapes. This service operates in both directions.

On The Tranz Alpine train between Christchurch and Greymouth, travel through rolling pastures of Canterbury to the striking ice-fed lakes and stunning Southern Alps before reaching the wild, west coast of the South Island. This service operates in both directions.

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Flights – Non-stop flights to Auckland operate from several US international airports, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and a few central US gateways. The most frequent schedule is on Air New Zealand from Los Angeles to Auckland, which takes approximately 12-13 hours. It is also possible to factor in a South Pacific island stopover in either direction. Air New Zealand operates an extensive network of local flights within New Zealand, and one or more is usually required when visiting multiple locations around the country. Domestic New Zealand flights can often be built into your international ticket for the most streamlined service. Our Travel Designers are experts on international and local flights and can arrange the logistics.

It’s important to note that you’ll cross the International Dateline, so flights from the US to New Zealand arrive 2 calendar days later; but you make up that time on the return by departing New Zealand and arriving into the US all on the same calendar day.

Driving – Driving is on the opposite site of the road in New Zealand. Several locations are great for self-driving, and we can help you determine if it will enhance your itinerary, but driving is not necessary to have an amazing experience in New Zealand.

Trains – New Zealand features some of the most scenic train journeys in the world, providing a unique and classic Kiwi experience. A couple of our favorites that not only offer spectacular scenery but are also ideal methods of transportation between top locations on the South Island include The Coastal Pacific and The Tranz Alpine.

While traveling aboard The Coastal Pacific train between Picton and Christchurch, witness sweeping views of the untouched South Island eastern coastline, charming coastal towns and dramatic seascapes. This service operates in both directions.

On The Tranz Alpine train between Christchurch and Greymouth, travel through rolling pastures of Canterbury to the striking ice-fed lakes and stunning Southern Alps before reaching the wild, west coast of the South Island. This service operates in both directions.