Have a look around our site and get in touch with us and we can tell you more. We pride ourselves in developing a holiday, which is specifically tailored to you. There’s no mass market here!
As well as creating your itinerary, which will be filled with a host of ideas – walks, stops, view points, cafes, restaurants, swimming spots and more, plus any activities you have chosen we will also book your accommodation, rental car and any train, internal flights or ferry trips that you will need. The whole package.
Accommodation that suits you
Enjoy the Kiwi Hospitality
We pride ourselves in providing comfortable, spacious, well located, friendly, spotlessly clean accommodation for each of the places you will stay. This may be a city centre hotel, a stylish self-catering serviced apartment or motor lodge or a mixture – depends on the location and what you want.
You may be celebrating something special on your holiday and wish to stay in one of New Zealand’s luxury boutique lodges – of course we can provide this.
However you’re travelling, as a couple, on your own, with friends or with family – we can book the best accommodation to suit both your budget and personal preferences.
Whatever you choose, we will have checked it out first, and we are sure that you will enjoy the “kiwi hospitality”, have a comfortable night and feel refreshed and raring to go the next day.
See New Zealand from a different perspective
New Zealand is a big country! Its centres are extremely well connected by the network of domestic flights. We recommend that you take advantage of these, particularly if your time is limited. We will advise you of internal flights where appropriate.
Any sort of a decent day (many are), and you will also have the added bonus of a bird’s eye view of our stunning country.
And don’t forget there are many opportunities for scenic flights, both helicopter and fixed wing. Some are scenic flights in their own right e.g. a flight over the glaciers, or White Island, some add another dimension to sightseeing trip e.g. a coach – cruise – fly option from Queenstown to Milford Sound. We will discuss these options with you.
Freedom to explore at your own pace
New Zealand roads are generally uncrowded. A self-drive holiday gives you the freedom of the road and allows you to explore the nooks and crannies at your own pace. Take advantage of one-way hires so you don’t have to retrace your steps.
You will see some of the most stunning scenery in the world as you drive leisurely around the New Zealand roads and there is endless opportunity to stop and capture those special memories. Every time you turn the corner there is another spectacular view.
We drive on the left and our rules of the road are not dissimilar to other western countries. We will send you a set prior to departure and include another in your travel pack so that you can familiarise yourself with them, prior to departure, making for a safe and enjoyable trip.
Hiring a car is easy – you need a current driving licence (with an English Translation if it is not in English) and it helps if you are over 21!
There is a standard choice of vehicles available and we will discuss your choice with you.
The most beautiful ferry journey in the world
Connecting the North and South Islands, the Interislander is described in wine spectator as “the most beautiful ferry journey in the world”, taking your through Wellington Harbour, across the Cook Strait and through the Marlborough Sounds to Picton.
Car rental companies have an arrangement where you drop your car off in Wellington or Picton, check your luggage in and pick up a new car on the other island.
The Interislander operates with three passenger ferries. The Arahura which means “pathway to dawn”, the Aratere meaning “quick path” and Kaitaki the largest ship of the fleet which means “challenger”.
Each of the three ships offer comfort, style and quality service to ensure your 3 ¼ hour journey between the 2 islands is an enjoyable one.
All the trains are designed with you in mind
The TranzAlpine – one of the acknowledged great train journeys of the world. Four and half hours between Christchurch in the east and Greymouth in the west of the South Island. A journey of ever changing landscapes – from the Canterbury Plains, deep gorges, the snow capped Southern Alps and native beech forest. A perfect beginning or conclusion to your South Island adventure.
THE NORTHERN EXPLORER
The Northern Explorer between Auckland and Wellington, a full day trip travelling the length of the North Island through rolling farmland, native bush and the Tongariro National Park and along the coast into Wellington.
THE COASTAL PACIFIC
The Coastal Pacific between Picton and Christchurch – just over 5 hours, travelling along the coastal strip between the wild Pacific Ocean and the dramatic Kaikoura Ranges on the East Coast of the South Island. This train connects with the Interislander Ferry, making this a stunning, seamless and relaxing way to travel between Wellington and Christchurch.