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Bespoke journeys downunder

Experience the best of New Zealand with friends

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 wandering through rainforests?

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. We understand that you each have individual needs, and we will plan your trip accordingly.

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. We have carefully selected small-scale accommodations and activities in extraordinary locations.

"We are an independent, owner-operated travel specialist, focused on ensuring that every group of friends has their best possible journey to New Zealand".

Andrew Morten, Founder

What do you get from us?

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 of you and your friends.

September to November - Spring is the perfect time to explore the outdoors. There is still a chance of rain but the days are getting warmer. Flowers are blooming and newborn animals are at their cutest. Average daytime temperature: 18 °C.

December to February - Locals and visitors are making the most of the sunny days during summer. This is the busiest season and we recommend travelling at a different time. Average daytime temperature: 23 °C.

March to May - Autumn is our favourite season to travel New Zealand. Be welcomed with stable temperatures, fewer crowds and better deals. Average daytime temperature: 19 °C.

June to August - Do you love to spend time up the mountain? Winter is the perfect time for skiers and snowboarders. You will find the best mountains in the South Island. Average daytime temperature: 14 °C.

Fiordland National Park is named on the UNESCO World Heritage List
Fiordland National Park is named on the UNESCO World Heritage List
Hike the Abel Tasman Coast Track
Hike the Abel Tasman Coast Track

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. Are you travelling for two to three weeks? It is possible to visit one island or take a domestic flight to see a few regions per island.

In three to five weeks, you can travel both islands but you will need to make the choice of which regions to visit. If you have more than five weeks, you have the flexibility to see all corners of the country. Be inspired by some of our favourite travel routes for friends.

Wake up to the views of lush countryside and snow-capped mountains
Wake up to the views of lush countryside and snow-capped mountains
Conquer the Tongariro Alpine Crossing with your friends
Conquer the Tongariro Alpine Crossing with your friends

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 to adventurous.

Experience a thrilling helicopter flight over Mount Cook
Experience a thrilling helicopter flight over Mount Cook
Go quad biking on the South Island's rugged west coast
Go quad biking on the South Island's rugged west coast

Where can I stay?

The natural beauty and hospitality of New Zealand is 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!

An exclusive lodge at the edge of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. A beachside villa. A wilderness lodge, situated on a 4000-acre sheep farm and nature reserve. A quirky bed and breakfast. Take a look at a selection of our favourite small-scale accommodation for friends, from comfortable to luxury.

Christine & Robert's lodge on the foothills of Mount Hutt
Christine & Robert's lodge on the foothills of Mount Hutt
Stay with locals and experience true New Zealand hospitality
Stay with locals and experience true New Zealand hospitality

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. Whether you prefer a fuel-efficient compact SUV, a spacious large SUV or maybe there are days you need two cars? We can arrange it.

Travel at a relaxed pace and find the hidden gems
Travel at a relaxed pace and find the hidden gems
Go "off the grid" - our rental cars are fully insured for all roads
Go "off the grid" - our rental cars are fully insured for all roads

Flying to New Zealand

You may have many questions about flying to the other side of the world. We will ensure that you travel to Australia in the most pleasurable way possible. With A-brand airlines that offer the highest comfort, service and the best flying schedules.

Would you like to explore Hong Kong, Singapore or Bali? Arrive in New Zealand refreshed after a relaxing stopover. A comfortable flying experience for you and your friends.

Enjoy a variety of food and drinks on your flight
Enjoy a variety of food and drinks on your flight
Treat yourself and fly to New Zealand in First Class
Treat yourself and fly to New Zealand in First Class

Suggested journeys

Whilst your holiday will be designed just for you, here you can find a number of ideas and suggestions to give you some ideas of what’s possible. There are various themes with suggested itineraries ranging from 3 weeks. You can change accommodation comfort levels, add activities and flights or change your car to get an idea of prices whether you chose our comfortable holidays to our luxury holidays with all inclusions.

Enjoy the views on a scenic flight over Lake Tekapo
Get a birds eye view of New Zealand
Have close encounters with unique wildlife

Do you have further questions?

As Australia and New Zealand travel specialists, we pride ourselves on providing you with personalised information and local knowledge. We can answer all of your questions in-depth when we sit down with you either in person or online.

But, in our 15 years of experience, we are often asked a few general questions from friends travelling together in New Zealand. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.

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