Before you read any further, take a moment, close your eyes and imagine yourself in New Zealand. What does your dream journey look like? Are you wandering through rainforests? Stargazing? Sailing into the sunset? Or enjoying picnics on secluded beaches, just the two of you?
See New Zealand through the eyes of the locals.
Astounding locations, unique small-scale accommodations and genuine Kiwi hospitality. Stay with locals, listen to their passionate stories about New Zealand and go to places you would never find in any guidebook.
Our local knowledge makes the difference.
Sit down, have a chat and plan your dream holiday together with us. We design personalised holidays that suit your interests. Our travel specialists know the country like no other because they are native Kiwi or have lived, worked and travelled there. 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 guests
- 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?
Travel to New Zealand at any time of the year. During the shoulder seasons, spring and autumn, the temperatures are ideal for enjoying the outdoors. What kind of activities do you have on your bucket list? Which places have you always dreamed of visiting? We can advise you on the best travel time that matches your interests.
How long do I need in New Zealand?
New Zealand isn’t a big country, therefore you don’t have to travel far to see new and different things. We recommend you to travel at a relaxed pace, for at least three weeks. You can visit one of the islands in great detail or see a few places on both the North and the South Island. The more time you have, the more great things you can see and all at a relaxed pace, no need to rush from highlight to highlight.
What can I see and do?
Snow-capped mountains, deserted white sandy beaches to ancient rainforest, that you can’t find anywhere else in the world. New Zealand is a mecca of things to see and do and you don't need to travel far to experience them. Kayak through pure wilderness in a double kayak. Go horse trekking over golden beaches. Soak in hot springs. Climb a mountain. We have carefully selected environmentally-friendly and small-scale activities, from easy-going, to active, and on to adventurous.
Where can I stay?
Experience the real New Zealand in our carefully selected accommodation. Stay with locals and enjoy genuine, friendly hospitality. A quaint cottage nestled between the mountains. A villa overlooking a deserted beach. A lakeside eco-lodge. Glamping in the heart of nature with an outdoor hot tub. Take a look at a selection of our accommodation for couples, from comfortable to luxurious.
How do I travel around?
New Zealand is the ultimate road trip destination. A rental car gives you the flexibility to drive all corners of the country, at a relaxed pace. Travel to places that most tourists don't visit. With every turn of the road, New Zealand’s landscape changes. There is so much to see, you will frequently want to stop, take photos and enjoy the spectacular views.
Flying to New Zealand
You may have many questions about flying to the other side of the world. And, 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. With A-brand airlines that offer the highest comfort, service and the best flying schedules. 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