"For me, trip design starts with trying to release any fears or preconceived ideas. I think that in doing so, everything (like the locals, the language, the cuisine) opens up and you suddenly find yourself in the most amazing situations with incredible people."
—Rob Grieve, Experience Designer
There’s something pure, fresh and primal about New Zealand
It’s the purity of its Middle-Earth-like wilderness, the fresh attitude of the Kiwis’ approach to life and the friendliness of its people—a quality that even extends to the humanity of its leaders. New Zealand is a destination that we love to explore—from the silent waterways of Fiordland to its smoking volcanoes and rich Maori culture. We love "tramping" the famous walking tracks, rafting the rapids and luxuriating in world-class lodges. And to land by heli on a deserted glacier is something to be celebrated—naturally—with a glass of New Zealand sparkling in hand.
Discover the possibilities:
Australia & New Zealand Active
Hike Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach and sail that famous harbour. Kick back on island-time in the Great Barrier Reef and live out the perfect deserted beach picnic. Explore Melbourne’s vibrant laneways, diving into the fabulous food scene. Fly by heli over bubbling volcanoes in New Zealand, or land for a champagne lunch on a remote glacier. Stop by the world’s Coolest Little Capital, then take in the wilderness of Fiordland, cruising the majestic Doubtful Sound.
New Zealand Multi-Active
Relish the contrasts of the Land of the Long White Cloud. Hike cliffside trails and pristine beaches in the Bay of Islands, explore Maori culture or take on NZ’s spectacular golf courses. Taste wine by the coast in Hawke’s Bay, cruise the deep, silent waterways of Fiordland, drop in on glaciers or remote fur seal colonies on the wild West Coast and raft the thrilling waters of Queenstown. By evenings, enjoy exceptional local produce at sublime, luxurious lodges.
New Zealand Hiking
New Zealand is made for hikers, or "trampers" by the local lingo. Long, sparsely populated trails lead through areas of stunning natural beauty but still have the good grace to be within easy reach of a fabulous, luxury lodge where the food and wine are as spectacular as the views. Tramp the coast’s Queen Charlotte Track and the Milford in Fiordland. Link trails by water taxi, spot whales in Kaikoura, experience Maori culture and heli over smouldering volcanoes.
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These highlights are just a sample of what you can do and discover in New Zealand. Connect with your Experience Designer to start piecing together your perfect trip.
Notes From Your Designer:
Ideal trip length: 9 - 15 DAYS
Activity Level: 3
Starting Price: US $1,400 Per Person/Day
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