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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 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.

Kayak the crystal clear waters of Cathedral Cove | New Zealand holiday
Kayak the crystal clear waters of Cathedral Cove
Visit Waipoua Forest with Maori guide Maria | New Zealand holiday
Visit Waipoua Forest with Maori guide - Maria

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?

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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 left

Sustainability 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.

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 | New Zealand active holiday
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. 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.

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, active 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 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.

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.

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

Comfort is key, whether you choose for Premium Economy 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.

How comfortable would you like to fly?

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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

Sample itineraries

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.

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

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

More frequently asked questions

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.