Close your eyes and let your imagination run wild. What does your dream journey look like? Are you conquering New Zealand’s 10 ‘Great Walks’? Floating above the snowy-peaks of the Southern Alps in a hot air balloon? Waking up on board a boat to pure silence within a majestic national park? Or learning about the Maori culture?
New Zealand is full of untamed wilderness and unique experiences.
We know that a trip to New Zealand requires a great deal of planning and you will have many questions along the way. Leave it to us. We know how to create a well-organised holiday to New Zealand. Because we have done it ourselves. Stay with locals in spectacular locations, away from mass tourism. And see places you never knew existed.
We take the time to sit down and get to know you.
Because everybody is different and so is every trip that we plan. Whether you need extra space, separate cars or activities, we will plan everything in detail to create your dream holiday together with your friends. 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 can be explored at any time of the year. What activities are on your bucket list? Which regions have you always wanted to visit? The best time to travel New Zealand completely depends on the interests. Our travel specialists can help you select the best time of year for you and your friends.
How long do I need in New Zealand?
The great thing about New Zealand is that you don’t have to travel far to see a lot. Within a few hours, you’ll find a completely different landscape. We recommend travelling for at least three weeks. This allows you to travel at a relaxed pace. Do you have more time? The longer you have, the more great things we can recommend for you to see and do.
What can I see and do?
Be charmed by New Zealand. From the snowy-peaks of the Southern Alps, mystical rainforests in the Far North to golden sand beaches in the Coromandel. Soak in steaming glacial waters. Go surfing. Hike to a remote alpine lake. Wander the ancient Waipoua Kauri forest. Sample wine on Waiheke Island. Discover vast underground cave systems. We have carefully selected environmentally-friendly and small-scale activities, from easy-going, active to adventurous.
Where can I stay?
The natural beauty and hospitality of New Zealand are best experienced when you stay with the locals. They’ll show you the most beautiful places. And local gems. Don’t be surprised if you’re invited to join them for a barbecue or three! Take a look at a selection of our small-scale accommodation for friends, from comfortable to luxury.
How do I travel around?
New Zealand’s ever-changing landscape is best explored by car. A rental car gives you the flexibility to travel where you want, whenever you want. The ultimate road trip with your best friends. You won’t need to travel far to see an array of diverse landscapes. Travel at a relaxed pace and see the country through the eyes of a local.
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