New Zealand Vacations
Make New Zealand your NEXT ultimate vacation!
Because New Zealand is one of the first countries to see the sun, we’ve got kiwis from around New Zealand to say Good Morning to the world, every day for 365 days. Our local guides are passionate about New Zealand and love to share it with our visitors, whether you’re exploring a National Park, sipping on local wines or jumping out of a plane at 15,000ft! Get inspired and follow @goodmorningworldnz on Instagram…start each day with New Zealand.
With 6 North American gateways offering non-stop flights, Air New Zealand announced non-stop flights from Newark to Auckland and American Airlines announced two new routes: Los Angeles non-stop to Christchurch and Dallas Fort Worth non-stop to Auckland commencing in October 2020. It's never been easier to connect to New Zealand from North America. And Kiwis across the country are waiting to welcome you with a unique style of hospitality and care we call manaakitanga. Choose from New Zealand itineraries for nature lovers, foodies, adventurers, romantics, cultural explorers, and active travelers or tailor-make your own ultimate New Zealand vacation.
New Zealand Things to Do
Go “black water rafting” in the North Island’s Waitomo Caves in the Waikato region or test out bungee jumping which was invented here.
Catch a rugby game with some of New Zealand’s die-hard fans. There are signs of the sport at every corner, whether it’s a young boy perfecting his kick at the park or a proud supporter wearing his team’s shirt to the mall.
Experience Maori culture—meet the local people and enjoy a hangi feast cooked in earth ovens. Maori make up 14% of the population and their history, language and traditions are central to New Zealand’s identity.
Explore the Franz Josef Glacier on a guided walk to fit any skill level. Hike to a choice of lookout points for a bigger view of this awesome river of ice.
Savor a glass of wine on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail through stunning scenery, parks, nightlife and more, with the opportunity to taste and shop at more than 120 cellar doors, as well as a multitude of vineyard restaurants and cafés
Bask in a healing geothermal hot tub, or see more of the activity in Rotorua with geysers, hot springs, boiling mud pools and hissing craters.
Paddle your way through Maori rock carvings on a kayak through Lake Taupo or test your skills on the fresh water of the Whanganui River with a few rapids.
See one of Kaikoura’s resident whales through a guided boat tour. In fact, Kaikoura, on the east coast of the South Island, is one of the only places in the world where you can easily see sperm whales.
Experience the real Middle-earth by visiting the Hobbiton Movie Set, featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Over 150 locations were used in the movies.
4,300 square kilometers of New Zealand’s South Island are recognized as an International Dark Sky Reserve, making it home to some of the most accessible observatories in the world for viewing constellations and shooting stars.
Contact one of our travel experts to start planning your own New Zealand getaway.