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Contrasts of New Zealand

9 Nights from €3,999 Including Flights

A wonderful experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and tastes of New Zealand over the course of a 8 night trip, beginning in Auckland and ending in Christchurch. Stay in superior hotels, in great locations and spend one night in Franz Josef Glacier at a Forest Retreat.

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Drive and Hike around the South Island

13 nights from €2,289 per person

This 13 night self-drive takes in the very best of the South Island including the impressive Milford Sound, the famous Moeraki Boulders and the adventurer's paradise of Queenstown.

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Grand New Zealand Self-Drive

22 Nights from €4,389 Including Flights

The jaw-dropping 22 night self-drive itinerary takes across the landscapes of the North and South Islands, introducing you to the very best New Zealand has to offer.

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Kia Ora New Zealand

16 Nights from €4,969 Including Flights

A 16 night journey from the North to the South Islands with an abundance of exciting experiences. This is the perfect trip for first-time visitors who want to take in the sights in one exhilarating adventure.

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Ultimate New Zealand Luxury Lodge Self-Drive

21 nights from €19,289 per person Including Flights

Driving to incredibly beautiful destinations and staying in luxurious accommodation makes this wonderful 19-night self-drive an opulent insight into New Zealand. Starting in Auckland and ending in Queenstown, you'll discover some impressive locations, including Marlborough, Napier and Kaikoura.

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Lord of the Rings Scenic Explorer Self-Drive

13 nights from €3,119 per person

Discover iconic filming locations used for the epic Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies on this fantastic 13 night self-drive through New Zealand's beautiful scenery. Starting in Auckland and ending in Queenstown, you'll be amazed by the landscapes used by Peter Jackson, including those used for the Shire and Lothlorien.

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New Zealand Getaway

14 nights from €3,529 per person

Beginning in Auckland, this 15 night trip takes you to many of New Zealand's famous names, including Wellington, Franz Josef Glacier and the geothermal region of Rotorua.

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Our Holiday Ideas offer a wide variety of things to see and do during your trip. Check out our travel guides for plenty of travel inspiration and tips from our New Zealand Sky experts to create the perfect holiday for you.


Luxury lodge and experiences along the way Luxury lodge and experiences along the way
New Zealand offers luxury lodges set in stunning locations that are perfect for a treat or a special occasion like a honeymoon, birthday or an anniversary. From cosy lakeside lodge, country estates set in the wine region to tree houses, 30 feet in the air there is something for everyone.
New Zealands Great Outdoors, experiences & Adventures New Zealands Great Outdoors, experiences & Adventures
New Zealand offers plenty of outdoor activities such as gentle walks or 3 to 5 day hikes with breath-taking views. Perhaps whale or dolphin watching cruises are more for you or a heart pumping bungy jump in Queenstown interests you. There is something to suit everyone.
Our Introduction to New Zealand Our Introduction to New Zealand
There is a lot to consider when planning your trip of a lifetime to New Zealand. To help you we have put together an introduction guide of the important information, starting with the best time of year to go.

Our recommended iconic must-see's of New Zealand Our recommended iconic must-see's of New Zealand
New Zealand has many awe inspiring sites to see from stunning glaciers, national parks, abundant wildlife and beautiful peaceful lakes. Choosing just a few is difficult but find our favourite sites which we have explored here.
Planning for an incredible New Zealand adventure Planning for an incredible New Zealand adventure
Travelling to New Zealand can be the adventure of a lifetime, and when it comes to planning this dream holiday, there’s a lot to consider, but we’ll provide all you need to know to make it happen.

Stopover options for travelling to New Zealand Stopover options for travelling to New Zealand
Dreaming of a trip to New Zealand? Flights to this remote paradise take upwards of 23 hours, with at least one connection. To break up the journey, why not enjoy a longer stopover on the way?
Exploring New Zealand's North Island regions Exploring New Zealand's North Island regions
Little beats the charismatic North Island when it comes to tapping into New Zealand’s native Maori past, blissing out on ravishing white-sand beaches, and marvelling at volcanoes, geysers, and other geothermal wonders.

Exploring New Zealand's South Island regions Exploring New Zealand's South Island regions
Prepare for a majestic mix of rugged coastlines, sparkling glaciers, forested mountains, arresting national parks, fabulous vineyards, and adrenaline-fuelled activities in New Zealand’s South Island - an outdoor wonderland roughly half the size of the UK.
The most swoonworthy stays in New Zealand The most swoonworthy stays in New Zealand
Given that few countries are as diverse as New Zealand, it comes as no surprise that there are lodgings for every style and budget; from sophisticated lakeside resorts, chic superlodges and designer hotels to working farms with panoramic views stretching as far as the eye can see.
When is the best time to travel to New Zealand? When is the best time to travel to New Zealand?
New Zealand has it all, glaciers, fiords, volcanoes, coastline, plains and forests. The country's diverse geology and South Pacific location gives varied weather across the year. So, when is the best time to travel to New Zealand?

Popular experiences to enjoy on your holiday in New Zealand Popular experiences to enjoy on your holiday in New Zealand
New Zealand offers plenty for everyone in outdoor activities such as walking, sailing, kayaking or adventure sports, bungee jumping and jet boating. You can also watch whales, taste fantastic wines, experience stunning alpine scenery and visit historical sites, Russell and Waitangi and Lord of the Rings filming sites and much more.
Top 10 most photogenic wonders in New Zealand Top 10 most photogenic wonders in New Zealand
It’ll come as no surprise that New Zealand is full of wonderful photogenic moments. Here our are favourite places to get that perfect shot, from the most epic sunsets, to incredible sparkling lakes.
Exploring New Zealand's Maori culture Exploring New Zealand's Maori culture
Visiting New Zealand? To really understand the country, learn about the indigenous Maori people who settled over 700 years ago. Here’s more about the culture and where to experience it in New Zealand.

A beginner’s guide to self-drive holidays in New Zealand A beginner’s guide to self-drive holidays in New Zealand
A self-drive tour through New Zealand is a trip of a lifetime. Driving's the best way to see the country's spectacular scenery as you can do it all at your own pace, take photos whenever you want and explore places you might not get to see otherwise.
Discover the best of the North Island Discover the best of the North Island
The North Island has a variety of sites to offer from the cosmopolitan city of Auckland, beautiful Bay of Islands, the thermal hotpools of Rotorua and the Glow worms at Waitomo Caves.

Discover the best of the South Island Discover the best of the South Island
The South Island offers a variety of things to see and do from beautiful landscapes, wonderful hiking spots, majestic mountains, whale watching to adrenaline fuelled adventures in Queenstown. Read on for more information to inspire your next New Zealand adventure.
Escorted Touring around New Zealand Escorted Touring around New Zealand
Escorted touring is a great way to see New Zealand at its best whilst sitting back, relaxing and taking in the stunning scenery this country has to offer.
Head out on one of these day trips from Auckland Head out on one of these day trips from Auckland
Welcome to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. This modern metropolis is a haven for nature-lovers, surrounded by volcanic cones, rainforests, vineyards and a coastline fringed with black-and-white-sand beaches. Here are some of the top day trips from Auckland.

Head out on one of these day trips from Christchurch Head out on one of these day trips from Christchurch
Christchurch is the centrepiece of, and gateway to the Canterbury region, renowned for its spectacular natural landscapes, wineries and range of winter and summer attractions. View our rundown of favourite day trips.
Self-Drive the best of New Zealand Self-Drive the best of New Zealand
A self drive tour through New Zealand is a great way of seeing the country at your own pace, stay where you want for however long you want with the ability to explore the places that are of a great interest to you.
Top 10 things to do in Christchurch Top 10 things to do in Christchurch
South Island's vibrant and largest city, lies by the Pacific Ocean and majestic Canterbury Plains. Despite recent earthquake damage, subsequent regeneration efforts by residents has revealed ingenuity and fortitude in rebuilding the ‘Garden City’.

Head out on one of these day trips from Queenstown Head out on one of these day trips from Queenstown
Queenstown is New Zealand’s adventure capital, with something to keep outdoor-lovers happy all year round, from skiing, cycling and rafting to hiking, bungy jumping and sky diving. Use this base for day trips to historic gold mining towns, national parks and scenic sounds.
Head out on one of these day trips from Wellington Head out on one of these day trips from Wellington
Wellington's a compact capital city with a diverse mix of European and Maori culture, shopping, food and a bustling harbour. And a great base for day trips to islands, nature reserves, vineyards and beaches.

Getting around Queenstown and where to stay Getting around Queenstown and where to stay
Don't miss Queenstown, New Zealand. Bounded by mountains and Lake Wakatipu's shores, the town can offer natural beauty, nightlife and adventure sports, bungy jumping and jet boat riding. Here’s all you need to know about getting around Queenstown, top attractions, activities and where to stay.

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