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Northland

Northland is home to New Zealand’s most important historic site - the Waitangi Treaty Grounds which overlook the beautiful Bay of Islands.

Paroa Bay, Bay of Islands

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Northland

Northland is home to New Zealand’s most important historic site - the Waitangi Treaty Grounds which overlook the beautiful Bay of Islands. Here, local indigenous Maori chiefs came together with representatives of the British Crown, to sign the Waitangi Treaty, thereby shaping New Zealand’s future.

This region is a sub-tropical paradise of unspoilt natural beauty, rich in history and culture. Plentiful opportunities to swim, sail, fish, surf, kayak,snorkel and scuba dive are offered throughout the area including around the Poor Knight’s Islands - a marine reserve featuring over 50 dive spots including the largest sea cave in the world.

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Auckland & The Hauraki Gulf

Auckland - the “City of Sails”, is New Zealand’s largest city and major international gateway.

Auckland

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Auckland & The Hauraki Gulf

Auckland - the “City of Sails”, is New Zealand’s largest city and major international gateway.

Surrounded by water, locals and visitors alike enjoy boating, whale and dolphin watching, a day at the beach or ferry rides to the nearby islands of Hauraki Gulf. Waiheke Island offers a number of vineyards, restaurants, cafes, boutiques and galleries to explore, whilst the nature reserve of Tiritiri Matangi is a bird watcher and nature lovers paradise.

The Auckland museum is a cultural must, as well as the Auckland Art Gallery which houses both traditional and contemporary art.

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The Central East

New Zealand’s Central East is a traveller’s paradise - full of a variety of hidden gems - from volcanoes and immense geo-thermal activity to stunning coastlines and countless water activities.

Lake Tarawera, Rotorua

Credit: Lake Tarawera, Rotorua

White Island

Credit: James Stanbridge

Fletcher Bay

Credit: Camilla Rutherford

The Central East

New Zealand’s Central East is a traveller’s paradise - full of a variety of hidden gems - from volcanoes and immense geo-thermal activity to stunning coastlines and countless water activities.

The Coromandel has long been a favourite holiday destination for “kiwis”. The scenic 400km coastline encompasses a rugged mountainous interior, cloaked in subtropical rainforest and home to a thriving arts community.

At low tide, dig your own hot pool at Hot Water Beach. The Bay of Plenty, all the way around to Gisborne and boasts another 100km of white sand and surf beaches, a number of superb dive sites and excellent tuna and marlin fishing.

White Island, an active marine volcano is also located only 48km off the coast in the Bay of Plenty.

Not to be missed is the fascinating Rotorua area - reknown for its’ geothermal wonders and Maori culture.

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The Central West

Explore magnificent limestone, glowworm caves offering subterranean adventures from caving, abseiling and black water tubing to gentle underground boat rides, gliding silently under a galaxy of tiny, living lights.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Credit: Waitomo Holdings

Hobbiton, Matamata

Credit: Ian Brodie

The Central West

Explore magnificent limestone, glowworm caves offering subterranean adventures from caving, abseiling and black water tubing to gentle underground boat rides, gliding silently under a galaxy of tiny, living lights.

Lord of the Rings fans can experience Middle Earth movie magic first hand with a Hobbiton movie set tour. Drive through the 1,250 acre sheep farm, with spectacular views across the Kaimai Ranges, to “Hobbiton” - the 10 acre movie set of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, complete with Hobbit holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill and The Shire’s Rest Cafe.

Not to be missed is Lake Taupo - the star of a pristine outdoor playground featuring secluded bays, icy rivers, beautiful native bush, natural hot pools, world class trout fishing and a mountain backdrop. The lake is also a hub for year-round events and activities.

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Ruapehu, Taranaki & Hawke’s Bay

Encompassing a variety of landscapes including the dramatic snow-capped peaks of Mt Taranaki, Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro to rolling green farmlands bound by the pristine coastline...

Mount Ruapehu

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Ruapehu, Taranaki & Hawke’s Bay

Encompassing a variety of landscapes including the dramatic snow-capped peaks of Mt Taranaki, Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro to rolling green farmlands bound by the pristine coastline of Hawke’s Bay and Cape Kidnappers, this area offers everything from hiking, mountain biking and snow skiing to vineyards and world class golf courses.

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Wellington & Wairarapa

New Zealand’s capital Wellington is nestled between a beautiful harbour and rolling green hills, this sophisticated city offers fabulous restaurants, cafes, shopping, arts, culture and a vibrant nightlife.

Martinborough, Wairarapa

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Wellington & Wairarapa

New Zealand’s capital Wellington is nestled between a beautiful harbour and rolling green hills, this sophisticated city offers fabulous restaurants, cafes, shopping, arts, culture and a vibrant nightlife.

Just outside of Wellington is Wairarapa which offers a delightful mix of wineries, food, antiques and historic charm. At Martinborough - enjoy a Sunday session among the vines with live music.

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Tasman-Nelson-Marlborough Region

Pristine National Parks, secluded bays and inlets, seafood, wineries galore and plenty of sunshine makes this region an extremely popular destination for both Kiwis and international visitors alike.

Nelson

Credit: Dean MacKenzie

Marlbourough Sounds

Credit: Rob Suisted

Tasman-Nelson-Marlborough Region

Pristine National Parks, secluded bays and inlets, seafood, wineries galore and plenty of sunshine makes this region an extremely popular destination for both Kiwis and international visitors alike.

Marlborough is a globally recognised wine producing region which is now responsible for over 75% of New Zealand’s wine. The most popular variety’s are Savignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

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The West Coast

New Zealand’s rugged west coast is packed with stunning scenery including five national parks and the very accessible Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers.

Fox Glaciers

The West Coast

New Zealand’s rugged west coast is packed with stunning scenery including five national parks and the very accessible Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. 

The TranzAlpine train  journey between Greymouth, on the west coast, and Christchurch on the east coast is hailed as one of the great rail journeys in the world.

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The Central South

The highlight of the Central South is the World Heritage Listed Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, which covers 700 square km, a third of which is permanently covered in snow or glacial ice.

Kea Point, Mount Cook

Credit: The Hermitage

The Central South

The highlight of the Central South is the World Heritage Listed Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, which covers 700 square km, a third of which is permanently covered in snow or glacial ice.

At 3,724m, Mount Cook is New Zealand’s highest peak with a further 140 peaks above 2,100m, as well as 72 named glaciers including the mighty Tasman Glacier.

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Christchurch & the East Coast

Gateway to Canterbury and the diverse South Island, Christchurch “the garden city” is full of English heritage and character.

Akaroa

Christchurch & the East Coast

Gateway to Canterbury and the diverse South Island, Christchurch “the garden city” is full of English heritage and character.

Go punting on the Avon River through the centre of town, swim with dolphins in Akaroa or go seal, dolphin and whale-watching in Kaikoura.

The TranzAlpine train journey from Christchurch to Greymouth on the west coast is hailed as one of the great rail journeys in the world.

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Central Otago

Queenstown, in central Otago, is touted as the “adventure capital of the world”. If the scenery doesn’t take your breath away, the action will!

Clarke Glacier, Queenstown

Credit: Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown

Credit: AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand

Central Otago

Queenstown, in central Otago, is touted as the “adventure capital of the world”. If the scenery doesn’t take your breath away, the action will!

Cruise Lake Wakatipu with its’ spectacular mountain backdrop, take a scenic flight over glaciers, mountains and fiordlands, ski Coronet Peak & the Remarkables, white water raft, jetboat or canoe the Dart, Shotover or Kawarau Rivers, throw yourself out of a plane, off a cliff or from a bungy jumping platform, go gold panning in gorgeous Arrowtown or simply hike or cycle the many tracks which traverse this stunning region. The possibilities are endless!

Wanaka is also worth a visit with winter skiing at Treble Cone and Cardrona, trout fishing in Lake Wanaka, award winning vineyards, spectacular hiking trails and scenic flights.

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The South & Fiordlands

Tucked away at the bottom of the South Island are iconic natural treasures with a world-class reputation.

Fiordland Lodge

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Fiordland Lodge

Credit: Fiordland Lodge

The South & Fiordlands

Tucked away at the bottom of the South Island are iconic natural treasures with a world-class reputation. 

The fiordlands are home to Milford, Dusky and Doubtful Sounds, whilst Stewart Island is 85% national park, a bird sanctuary and one of the few places in New Zealand you can find wild Kiwi.

The captivating Catlins is a “hidden gem” and a place of natural beauty with forests, waterfalls, sandy beaches and abundant marine wildlife.

Dunedin is an endearing city of classical architecture and Scottish charm with New Zealand’s only castle - Larnach Castle.

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New Zealand

New Zealand or Aotearoa - “Land of the Long White Cloud” is a relatively small country, but the stunning North and South Islands have it all - crystal clear lakes, golden beaches, towering volcanoes, ancient forests, mighty glaciers, spectacular fiordlands and charming coastal towns are all the epitome of stunning geographic diversity - it truly is a paradise on earth. 

The iconic North Island is an exceedingly versatile destination. Journey Earth will have you boating around the Bay of Islands, exploring cosmopolitan cities and stepping into another world at the famous “Hobbiton”, from The Lord of the Rings trilogy. If you want to experience culture, the influence of New Zealand's indigenous culture is most keenly felt in the North Island. Our personalised itinerary will have you embracing the Maori culture with a traditional Hangi (Maori feast) all without having to plan a thing. 

If majestic landscapes, crystal clear glacial lakes and snow-capped mountains sounds more like your style then the South Island is perfect for you. We will plan a journey of discovery you will never forget! Board a train and cross the picturesque island regions from East to West. Visit the mighty west coast glaciers and experience the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown. Get your adrenaline hit with a cinematic backdrop whilst jet boating, hiking, bungee jumping, skydiving, paragliding, canyon swings and luging - just to name a few. The options are endless for those with an adventurous spirit (or just a thirst for natural beauty). Let us tailor a trip so all you have to worry about is packing your bag!   

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Clarke Glacier, Queenstown

Credit: Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

Bay Of Many Coves

Mount Ruapehu

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Redwoods Forest, Rotorua

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