• Mount Cook, New Zealand

New Zealand Holidays

New Zealand holidays take you to a land of unrivalled natural beauty, dynamic Maori heritage, and endless adventure. From its welcoming cities to its impossibly photogenic landscapes, there’s so much to see and do here that you’ll never want your New Zealand vacation to end.

New Zealand is a relatively small country, both in terms of size and population. It’s divided into two main islands: the North Island and the South Island.

The North Island is home to the capital, vibrant and laid-back Wellington, as well as cosmopolitan Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city.

Not to be outdone, the South Island boasts picturesque Christchurch and adventure-filled Queenstown among its ranks. Wherever you choose to go, our New Zealand tour packages will ensure you don’t miss out on any of the highlights.

Visit another world on your New Zealand holiday

Despite its compact size, the country packs in a stunning variety of breath-taking natural scenery, and self-drive New Zealand holidays are a fantastic way of exploring.

Travel to the distinctive geothermal landscape of Rotorua on North Island. Lose yourself in this dynamic region of surging rivers, seething mud pools and spouting geysers, where the tang of sulphur scents the air. You can enjoy hiking through dense forests and mountains, or relax in nutrient-rich hot springs at luxury spas.

A fly-drive New Zealand trip opens up the opportunity to travel to both islands, enabling you to tour the elegant silence of the glaciers and fjords in the south-west of the country.

New Zealand also offers a unique opportunity to explore fictional worlds. Fans of The Lord of the Rings can journey to Middle Earth and immerse themselves in Tolkien’s creation. Visit Hobbiton to stroll through the Shire, and enjoy a pint at the Green Dragon Inn, or venture out to some of the real-world locations used in the films.

Destination Highlights
  • Discover New Zealand’s rich and fascinating Maori heritage through Hangi feasts, cultural performances, and traditional underground-cooked cuisine
  • Explore stunning landscapes, from North Island’s lakes and beaches to the mountains and glaciers of South Island
  • Experience close wildlife encounters by going whale-watching in Kaikoura, penguin-spotting in Dunedin, and swimming with dolphins in Paihia
  • Enjoy exciting activities, including bungee-jumping, skiing, kayaking, hiking across mountains and glaciers, and exploring glowworm caves and film sets

Time Zone

GMT +11 to GMT +12

Flight Time

Approx. 26 hours


New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

Visa Information

British citizens do not require a visa to travel to New Zealand (for a stay of less than 6 months), making it an easy destination to travel to.


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    Destination Specialist

    “Make sure you visit both the North Island and South Island during your NZ holiday. They offer completely different experiences - from the landscapes to the things to do and see. In my experience, you’ll need at least 14 nights to fit everything in.”


  • Charlie, Destination Manager


    Destination Manager

    “If you’re planning to hike some of New Zealand’s amazing trails, come prepared. Bring plenty of food and water, plus a first aid kit just in case. The weather is notoriously unpredictable, so pack for all conditions. Guided New Zealand tours are great for novice hikers, allowing you to relax and focus on enjoying the spectacular scenery.”


Our New Zealand destinations

Cape Reinga, Bay of Islands

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North Island Holidays

North Island Holidays
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South Island Holidays

South Island Holidays