New Zealand is remote, beautiful and spectacular. It gives you a taste of all the beautiful things in life without taking you away from comfort or luxury. It introduces you to stunning natural beauty without taking you away from civilization (mostly). It brings you closer to journeys that let you ...
City tour in Queenstown, Christchurch and Auckland.
Cruise overnight on spectacular Milford Sound and across the Foveaux Strait to Stewart Island, to Cape Brett and through the Hole in the Rock.
View the rainforest from the Treetop Walkway and the Southern Alps from the TranzAlpine train, Huka Falls, a Maori cultural performance, kiwi birds at Rainbow Springs, geothermal activity and glow worms at Waitomo Caves.
“The South Island is absolutely gorgeous and my wife & I had a lovely time on this tour with an amazingly diverse group. The Team Leader and Driver both were thorough professionals who ensured we had the best time of our life!”
“This trip encompassed everything I had wanted to experience in New Zealand and more - helped by excellent guiding by experienced Exodus leader Ian and supported by Pete - and perfect weather conditions. If you want to see the highlights of both islands at a reasonable price, then this is the trip for you! Just be prepared for long days on the minibus, which are unavoidable unfortunately.”
“We saw so much on this trip, and the extra opportunities to add on were excellent, all were worthwhile. Loved the cruise on Milford sound, the hike to see franz joseph glacier. Loved the kiwi center where they hatch the birds. Too little time at rainforest hotel, wanted to try out geothermal pools nearby but was too tired to go that evening.”
New Zealand is remote, beautiful and spectacular. It gives you a taste of all the beautiful things in life without taking you away from comfort or luxury. It introduces you to stunning natural beauty without taking you away from civilization (mostly). It brings you closer to journeys that let you rediscover yourself as a traveler.
There is a reason why movies like The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, King Kong, Chronicles of Narnia, Avatar (also shot in China), The Last Samurai and Vertical Limit were shot in New Zealand. The Land of the Long White Cloud always finds a way to inspire you with its beauty and leave you entranced with its culture.
Visit the Tuhourangi tribe at Whakarewarewa
Experience the magic of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves
See Auckland from the top of Sky Tower
Explore the thermal wonders of Rotorua
Climb the Franz Josef Glacier
Taste the wine on Waiheke Island
Walk between the beaches of Abel Tasman National Park
New Zealand is an excellent country for road tripping, especially if you want to see all the country has to offer. Keep in mind that the country has remote places where you can drive for hours without spotting a shop or petrol station. Always plan ahead.
Sandflies are little black insects with a nasty bite, and they’re extremely common on the coasts year-round. To avoid being bitten, invest in some insect repellent and cover your ankles and head. If you are bitten, your saliva acts as a great temporary itch-relief before you can buy proper cream.
While free WiFi can be found in most major cities, it can be quite sporadic otherwise. If travelling to New Zealand's remote south-island, be prepared for slow internet (if you come across any at all).
Love the outdoors? Lucky for you, New Zealand law allows people to camp just about anywhere (unless posted otherwise). Consider renting a campervan for an incredible trip across the country.
While New Zealanders (also called Kiwis) speak English, they have several unique phrases. “Bush” means forest, while “togs” are swimsuits and the local “dairy” is the corner store.