Nz anke dieter mount maunganui client review
"Everything was perfect"

Anke and Dieter in New Zealand

New Zealand - Our Dream Journey

We embarked on our first journey to New Zealand in 2007, which left us with many memories. During this trip, we formed a special connection with the country.

Since then, we have dreamed of a new adventure for many years. We wanted to spend more time in the country and connect with locals. Experience something new but also familiar, and stay away from the "normal" tourist routes. Fortunately, we discovered A Journey Down Under, and it worked out perfectly. The in-depth individual planning, in which our wishes and suggestions of our travel advisor, came together to create a trip that we couldn’t wait to start.

After our arrival in Auckland, we headed straight to Waiheke Island. We could relax and recover from our trip on island time. Before flying down to the South Island to start our round trip of New Zealand. It was springtime, with lots of sun, a bit of rain and snow.

Skimming rocks across the lake, Makarora
Afternoon drinks with a view

We were again, just like 11 years ago, enchanted by nature and the locals. The high season had not yet begun, so we could travel at a very relaxed pace and enjoy our trip! We were overwhelmed by the extraordinary organisation of A Journey Down Under. Everything was perfect, the accommodations were unique and far away from any mainstream hotels. We experienced culinary highlights, delicious breakfasts, unique cottages, quirky hosts, the list goes on. We were spoiled with homemade baking, fresh eggs, fine wine and friendliness.

We felt very welcome and very comfortable in every situation!

The activities that we booked in advance fulfilled all of our expectations, nothing was ‘mainstream’, but completely individual. A highlight for us was the Te Urewera Tree Planting Trek. We planted Rimu and Matai trees! Our certificate will always remind us of this unique experience and our family will always be connected to this region.

Many thanks to all the ‘A Journey Down Under’ staff. We are grateful for the smooth communication, both prior to and after we returned from our trip.

We will more than happily recommend you to family and friends, 10 out of 10!

Anke and Dieter

Hobbiton movie set

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