Please note that these are tailor made itineraries and not escorted tours.
New Zealand is a country of incredible beauty, with stunning landscapes and rare ecological and environmental treasures. When you visit you will understand why its pure and unspoilt scenery was used in all its glory in the Lord of the Rings movies as it's a country where there are no artificial special effects – just raw natural beauty. Discover a land of towering glaciers, awesome volcanoes, spectacular geysers, geo-thermal treasures, majestic mountains and turquoise seas lapping enticing beaches.
Discover the beauty of the North Island with its thermal wonders and volcanic plateau. The region around Tongaririo National Park and Rotorua is full of fabulous volcanic sites and sulphuric features.
The treasures of the South Island are legendary – from the immense glaciers of the Western Coast to the mountainous scenery of Mount Cook and Queenstown’s Remarkables.
How you choose to get around New Zealand will set the tone for your holiday. A self-drive itinerary is one of the most popular ways to discover New Zealand, offering you the freedom to explore this wonderful country at your own pace. Many of the roads are scenic, road quality is generally good and traffic density is pleasantly light. We have a wide choice of vehicle options and have prepared a number of recommended driving routes and itineraries incorporating the highlights and must-see sights of New Zealand.
Why not choose from a range of fully escorted tours or a choice of independent coach touring options? These tours are some of the most relaxing ways of enjoying New Zealand’s landscape. Our Coach tours feature all the highlights of the country as well as top-class accommodation, tours and excursions. With a whole host of options from adventurous excursions to more relaxing pursuits, we are ideally placed to recommend your perfect set of tours and activities. Choose from America’s Cup Sailing, Dolphin Adventures, Whale watching, Kayaking, specialist Waitomo and Rotorua trips, Cultural Maori events, guided hikes and walks or for the ultimate adrenaline rush – heli-hiking on a glacier! Our experienced travel consultants will be able to answer any questions you have and advise on your most desired activities.
Whatever you decide, we recommend a visit to both the North and South Islands, to fully appreciate the truly diverse characteristics that each has to offer.
When you have got some ideas on your holiday, please feel free to contact our experienced Worldwide Travel specialists on:
- Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
- Glass of Coca Cola: €1 - €2.50
- Bottle of Beer: €2.50 - €6
- Bottle of Wine: from €7 - €12
- 3 Course meal: €15 - €35
- Time Difference is GMT: + 12 hours(no daylight saving time in 2012)
- Languages: English
- Climate: Mild and temperate maritime climate
- Voltage: 230V A/C, sockets outlets and sockets type I are used
- Visa (Irish citizens): No
- Passport: EU citizens travelling to New Zealand must have a valid up-to-date passport valid for travel three months beyond the date of return
- Vaccinations: Tetanus -please consult your GP.
- These prices are given as a guide only.