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These are sketches of what your Custom Journey to New Zealand might look like. Keep in mind these are merely suggestions. We can create a custom New Zealand tour package entirely from scratch, based on your available time, interests, budget, and preferred pace.

SAMPLE A: Iconic New Zealand | 21 Days

Day 1 Auckland/North Auckland. Visit New Zealand National Maritime Museum,The Skytower, the Auckland City Art Gallery.
Day 2-3
Northland/Bay of Islands. Maritime Center at Paihia Wharf, Hole in the Rock cruise, dolphins.
Day 4

Auckland. Sailing on America's Cup Yacht, Auckland University, the Harbor Bridge, Domain Parks and Gardens, The War Memorial Museum, Auckland Museum.

Day 5-6

Rotorua. Maori culture, geothermal earth forces, spa rejuvenation, or any of the other natural assets such as 16 lakes, some of the world's best mountain biking trails, fantastic trout fishing and myriad forest walking tracks.

Day 7-8

Lake Taupo. Tongariro National Park, guided walks, fishing, hot springs and whitewater trips.

Day 9

Wellington. City Gallery, Flat Earth New Zealand Experiences, Karori Sanctuary, Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, Wellington Zoo and excellent Food Tours.

Day 10-11

Nelson. The Nelson Provincial Museum, Abel Tasman National Park, sea kayaking, hiking and wineries.

Day 12

West Coast/Franz Josef Glacier. Heli-hiking, exploring glaciers, horse trekking, scenic flights and scenic walks.

Day 13-14

Wanaka/Lake Hawea/Queenstown. New Zealand activities, jet boating, bungy jumping, horseback riding, trips to Milford and Doubtful Sound and exploring the Swiss-style city.

Day 15-16

Dunedin. Otago Museum and Peninsula for Wildlife Viewing. Horseback riding, treks and wildlife opportunities abound.

Day 17

Timaru/Geraldine OR Oamaru. Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony, Harbour cruises, rafting and biking.

Day 18-19

Christchurch/Banks Peninsula. Christchurch has a lively entertainment scene, strong cultural heritage, gorgeous parks and gardens, lots of sports facilities and good shopping. Among the 'must sees' are the weekend Arts Centre market, Christchurch Cathedral, Botanic Gardens and International Antarctic Centre. Cycling on the Port Hills is a great activity here.

Day 20

Kaikoura OR Hanmer Springs. Whale watching, swim with dolphins and enjoy other marine activities.

Day 21

Return to Christchurch for your departure.

SAMPLE B: NORTH ISLAND New Zealand SELF-DRIVE TOUR | 12 Days

Day 1 Auckland/North Auckland. The Skytower, New Zealand National Maritime Museum, the Auckland City Art Gallery.
Day 2-3
Waikato. Agricultural Heritage Museum, Waikato, biking, scenic flights, surfing, wineries and hiking.
Day 4-5

Rotorua. Maori culture, geothermal earth forces, spa rejuvenation, or any of the other natural assets such as 16 lakes, some of the world's best mountain biking trails, fantastic trout fishing and myriad forest walking tracks.

Day 6-7

Taranaki Region (New Plymouth/Stratford/Hawera). Taranaki Museum, Taranaki Pioneer Village, New Zealand tribal arts, kayaking, horseback riding and trekking.

Day 8-9

Wanganui Region. Visit Moutoa Gardens, Glenlogie Rose Gardens and Bushy Park Scenic Reserve and Homestead. Visit local beaches, The Whanganui Regional Museum, The Sarjeant Gallery and many heritage walks available.

Day 10-11

Lake Taupo. Tongariro National Park, guided walks, fishing, hot springs and whitewater trips.

Day 12

Auckland and leisurely drive back to Auckland Airport for your departure from New Zealand.

Plan Your Journey

Every trip begins by us wanting to know you better. For starters we'll want to know who you're traveling with, your travel dates, any special interests you may have and what types of hotels you prefer. You may not know the answer to all the questions—don't worry, that's where we come in.

Traveler Questionnaire

Use the following questions to help you think about your ideal journey - better yet copy and paste them into an email and send them off our our knowledgable Travel Specialists who can then provide some suggestions.

  1. Will you be traveling with family or friends? How many people are in your group?
  2. Do you have specific dates in mind?
  3. About how many days do you expect the trip to last?
  4. Which destinations are you interested in?
  5. Do you have specific interests that you would like to concentrate on such as art, architecture, archaeology, wildlife, spas, cuisine, textiles, religion, sports, schools or nature?
  6. Do you like to have activities planned sun up to sun down, or do you prefer some downtime?
  7. Do you have an interest in active travel (hiking, biking, kayaking, etc.)?
  8. If you are of active disposition, do you consider 2 hours of hiking enough or do you like to go all day?
  9. On trips past, what were some of the activities or specific things that you most enjoyed?
  10. What type of accommodations do you generally prefer? Only five-star? Small, boutique properties? Nice, but not over the top?
  11. Do you have an approximate budget in mind for the trip?
  12. Are you celebrating a special occasion on this journey?
  13. Do you plan to use frequent flyer miles or reward points for international travel?
  14. Do you plan to book your own air or use our company's in-house air department?