Imagine your dream holiday in New Zealand doing all the things you love. Are you swimming in the clear blue sea? Wandering through ancient rainforests? Surfing with locals? Learning about Maori culture? Kayaking through the fiords? Or spotting the elusive Kiwi bird?
Experience New Zealand like a local.
Enjoy staying with locals in their special part of New Zealand. They love where they live and they love to share it with you. Small beautiful places where you can relax and feel at home. Enjoy a good chat, get invited to places you would never find otherwise and experience New Zealand like a local.
Let's design your holiday together.
Are you planning a holiday in New Zealand but don't know where to start? We design personalised holidays that suit your interests. Maybe a self-drive journey at a relaxed travel pace and great wee places to stay? Whether you prefer to explore on your own, join a small group or a mix of both? Please get in touch to discuss your wishes. We have lots of things that we can recommend from our first-hand local experience.
"We are an independent, owner-operated New Zealand travel specialist. I would like you to experience my home as I love it. Welcome"Andrew Morten, Founder, and New Zealander
What do you get from us?
- A well-arranged holiday, designed just for you
- A travel tempo and driving distances that match your needs
- Small properties with locals who look after you as their guest
- Carefully recommended activities and experiences
- Ingrained sustainability in all facets of your holiday
- The benefits of 30 years experience, a focus on quality, and the advantages of an owner-operated travel company
Tourism can be great for the environment, and, with us, you make a positive difference
Let's accentuate the positive, reduce the negative and offset what's leftSustainability in action
When is the best travel time?
New Zealand has a far warmer climate than Northern Europe. The sun's rays feel hot even in the winter. That means you can travel all year round. During the shoulder seasons, spring and autumn, the temperatures are ideal for enjoying the outdoors.
How long do I need in New Zealand?
You could spend months travelling the ever-changing landscape of New Zealand. To really experience what the country has to offer, we advise you to travel at a relaxed pace, and then for at least three weeks. Or visit a few places in-depth if you have slightly less time and come back again one day.
What can I see and do?
Discover a natural playground filled with a galore of activities in the great outdoors. Snow-capped mountains, deserted white sandy beaches to ancient rainforests, all within a few short hours of each other. New Zealand has it all. We have carefully selected personal or small-group activities ranging from easy-going, to active, and on to adventurous.
Where can I stay?
Experience the genuine kindness of Kiwi hospitality in carefully selected unique accommodations. New Zealand is a safe place where the locals are warm and friendly. Their smiles are wide and open. A place where your hosts take care of you. Take a look at a selection of our accommodation for solo travellers, from comfortable to luxury.
How do I travel around?
It's useful if you can drive yourself as this enables you to get to the many places that group trips and public transport don't reach. And, the good news is, you drive on the left, just like at home, and the road rules are pretty much the same. The traffic is far lighter aside from the cities. New Zealand roads are safe and the views from your car are often magnificent. Relax and enjoy, as we keep driving distances short with time to stop, time to take a turn off, and time to dilly dally.
Flying to New Zealand
Comfort is key, whether you choose for premium economy class or something even more comfortable. So is service, safety and environmental performance. As we are specialised only in Down Under, we can advise you based on our own personal knowledge, about the best way to travel to New Zealand and for the best fare. All of your flights are carbon neutral.
Your holiday will be designed just for you, but to give you ideas of what’s possible, here you can find many suggestions. There are various themes with holidays from 3 to 7 weeks. You can change comfort levels, add activities and flights, or change your car to get an idea of prices. To start creating your best ever holiday, we suggest you contact us.
Why book with us?
We are New Zealand travel nerds. We believe small details lead to big differences. As locals, our aim is simple - to create with you, for you, your best holiday through New Zealand. When you get in touch, you will experience our level of expertise and service. We take the time to do everything properly, which is why we don't need a complaints department. Experience the difference.
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Frequently asked questions
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Small details lead to big differences. And specialist knowledge means we know which details need specific attention. But of course, to help you make your choices, you will have lots of questions. Here you can find answers to many of them.
All the things you love
and none of the things you don't
Our local knowledge makes the difference for your bespoke holiday through New Zealand or Australia. Your Journey Down Under starts here.
We would love to discuss your dream journey