New Zealand Tours
Our fantastic collection of New Zealand tours offers the choice to explore the North Island including Auckland, Rotorua and Wellington, or the magnificent South Island with highlights such as Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown. Some of the New Zealand tours also give the opportunity to combine the contrasts of both islands in one trip.
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- 6 Nights - Auckland to Queenstown
- Tour Only from £1,250
Start your New Zealand journey in Auckland and venture through the lush landscapes of Rotorua and Queenstown. From the sensational alpine landscape of Lake Tekapo and Mt.Cook National Park, to the extraordinary geysers of Rotorua and the dramatic underground caverns of the Waitomo Caves, there is no shortage of spectacular sights to take your breath away.
- 6 Nights - Auckland to Wellington
- Tour Only from £1,678
Venture through the North Island from Auckland to New Zealand’s capital, Wellington and revel in New Zealand most iconic sights. Enjoy a local connection with an exclusive By My Guest lunch on a private Waikato dairy farm. Learn insider knowledge from your experienced Travel Directors and immerse yourself in the Maori culture as you are invited for the evening at Tamaki Maori Village to experience the centuries-old traditions of New Zealand's Indigenous.
- 6 Nights - Auckland to Wellington (Nz)
- Tour Only from £2,225
Bubbling mud pools and Māori culture define this memorable encounter with New Zealand's north. Explore Auckland, Rotorua and Wellington, with a stop for lunch with a retired champion jockey.
- 14 Nights - Auckland to Cairns
- Tour Only from £2,750
Discover the beauty of Australia and New Zealand on a journey that takes you across vibrant, diverse landscapes and picture-perfect scenery, as well as iconic sights from Auckland to Cairns.
- 10 Nights - Wellington to Queenstown
- Tour Only from £2,893
A plethora of natural wonders and iconic landscapes await when you embark on a journey through New Zealand’s South Island. Join a local expert as they share with you the wonder of Tasman Glacier, New Zealand’s longest glacier, before embarking on a scenic journey through the forests, flats and meadows of Fiordland National Park and out to the unmissable Milford Sound. Indulge in the culinary and cultural delights of the South as you enjoy a Be My Guest lunch at Morelea.
- 10 Nights - Wellington (Nz) to Queenstown (Nz)
- Tour Only from £3,370
Nature lovers will adore this epic encounter with New Zealand's South Island. Visit Milford Sound, Mt. Cook and the Tasman Glacier, sampling the region's award-winning wine, food and adventure.
- 16 Nights - Auckland to Christchurch
- Tour Only from £3,582
Discover the sights of New Zealand in this epic 17 Day Guided Holiday and experience the contrasts of both the North and South Islands. Enjoy a local connection in picturesque Hinuera Valley, journey through farmland to the turquoise torrent known as Huka Falls and immerse yourself in New Zealand’s Maori culture at Tamaki Maori Village.
- 17 Nights - Christchurch to Auckland
- Tour Only from £3,595
Experience a perfect New Zealand holiday that will leave you with a lifetime of golden memories. In the North Island, it may be the spirit and energy of a Māori cultural performance, or the thermal wonderland of Rotorua. In the South Island, be blown away by the breathtaking beauty of its snow-capped mountain ranges and the fiords and waterfalls of Milford Sound. Whatever your delight, there are many memories to take away and treasure.
- 18 Nights - Sydney to Tauranga
- Fly Cruise from £4,299
The spectacularly diverse coastline of New Zealand (Aotearoa in Maori) makes for an exceptional cruise. We begin by exploring iconic Sydney, creative Melbourne and beautiful Tasmania, before crossing to New Zealand’s world-renowned Fiordland region.
- 19 Nights - Auckland to Christchurch
- Fly Tour from £4,745
Includes flights from the UK. Join Travelmarvel for 20 days exploring the highlights of New Zealand. Highlights include the Bay of Islands, the geothermal geysers and Maori culture of Rotorua and the snow capped Southern Alps of the South Island.
Discover New Zealand
The North Island is subtropical with a glorious coastline, stunning beaches and the cosmopolitan cities of Auckland and Wellington. Visit a geothermal wonderland with bubbling sulphur pools and erupting geysers at Wai-O-Tapu in the Rotorua region, marvel at the dolphins and whales as you sail along the coast off the Bay of Islands and witness the awe-inspiring natural scenery at the Tongariro National Park.
The South Island is home to wonderful wildlife, gourmet food, delightful wines and the charming lakeside town of Queenstown and Wanaka. Walk through dramatic ice caves in the glacier region, visit the Lord of the Rings country in Queenstown and observe the fascinating wildlife in the Milford Sound.
The Māori culture is the heart of New Zealand and has firmly imprinted itself on the modern Kiwi life. Wherever you are in New Zealand, you can hear the Māori language, enjoy a Māori feast known as a hāngi and experience a cultural and historical Māori performance with song, dance and the famous Haka war dance. The New Zealand All Blacks are renowned for their performance of a traditional Maori haka before each game of rugby.
New Zealand boasts a laid back and welcoming atmosphere and is a true pleasure to explore. The transport systems are exceptional, the destination choices are endless and the food is delicious. The cities including Auckland, Wellington and Napier take influences from as far afield as South Pacific islands and Western Europe to create inspirational dishes using locally sourced food. The vegetarian/vegan scene is one of the best in the world and you are never too far from a cup of perfectly-brewed coffee.
Highlights of New Zealand
Auckland offers an exciting combination of city thrills and outdoor lifestyle meaning it is often voted as one of the best destinations in the world to live. The city itself is New Zealand’s largest city and the popular areas such as Ponsonby, Newmarket, Parnell, Mission Bay and Takapuna each have their own distinct personality. The choice of dining is endless and the culinary delights are heavily influenced by Asian cuisine. The city is incredible for shopping and has an abundance of unique, independent stores and boutiques as well as world-famous designers. Outside of the city, there are over 50 islands to explore and the Auckland region boasts an array of natural delights including tranquil waters, rainforests, thermal springs, huge parks and volcanic mountain ranges.
It may be small and compact but the city of Wellington has everything you would expect from a Kiwi capital. The city is known and loved for its incredible cuisine, great coffee and craft-beers. The streets are lined with exceptional restaurants, cool café’s and inviting coffee shops and due to its small size, you can get around this fantastic city on foot. Perhaps visit the national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa, ascend Mount Victoria for gorgeous panoramic views of the city and harbour or sit back and relax with a locally-crafted beer or cup of Wellington coffee.
Bay of Islands
The Bay of Islands is an island paradise which encompasses 144 islands and includes the boutique towns of Opua, Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri. The Bay of Islands is known for its stunning beauty, spectacular water activities, unspoilt beaches, delicious seafood and enormous historical significance. It is the site of NZ’s first permanent British settlement and it was here that the Treaty of Waitangi (New Zealand’s founding document) was first signed in 1840. Perhaps visit the Mission House and the Waiting Treaty grounds, the birthplace of the nation. The year-round warm weather and glorious beaches make it the perfect destination for water activities including kayaking, diving, yachting and whale-watching.
Rotorua is a dramatic geothermal wonderland known for its natural hot springs, bubbling mud pools, steaming geysers and the fascinating Maori culture. Rotorua is the perfect place to experience Maori traditions as more than 34% of the population is Maori and the locals host cultural performances and traditional hāngi (steam-cooked banquets). Perhaps relax in one of the natural hot springs, cycle through the Rotorua Redwood Forest or immerse yourself in the indigenous Maori culture at Mitai Maori Village.
Queenstown sits on the shore of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu among dramatic alpine ranges and is known as the adventure capital of New Zealand. The list of adrenalin-fuelled activities is endless and includes everything from bungy jumping and canyon swinging to horse trekking and river rafting. If you do not fancy throwing yourself into a 60m freefall, there are plenty of other things to do in Queenstown. For example, cycle on one of the many incredibly scenic tracks or relax by the side of the lake and take in the amazing views. You can even journey to Milford Sound which is a stunning fjord known as the 8th wonder of the world.
The vibrant city of Christchurch is traditionally the most English of all New Zealand cities because of the European settlement which began with the English in 1850. Today, the city still has a distinctly English flair from the street names to the early gothic architecture. Christchurch is in the midst of rebuilding itself after the devastating 2010 and 2011 earthquakes which destroyed much of the city and tragically killed 186 people. The new, emerging city is modern, greener and more creative than ever before with plenty of chic restaurants, urban bars and a buzzing art scene. The city is known as ‘The Garden City’ due to the award-winning Botanic Gardens and Hagley Park.
The city of Dunedin is known as the ‘Edinburgh of the South’ due to its rich Scottish Heritage. The name Dunedin is derived from the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh and the city celebrates civic occasions with haggis and bagpipes. This student city houses the country’s oldest university and has a lively bar scene. It also boasts some of New Zealand’s top fashion designers and vibrant cafes and bars. Dunedin is considered to be one of New Zealand’s hidden gems and is a great base for exploring the wildlife-rich Otago Peninsula, which lies within the city limits.
New Zealand Tour Offers
6 nights Auckland to Wellington
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10 nights Wellington to Queenstown
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New Zealand Uncovered
16 nights Auckland to Christchurch
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