New Zealand is an adventure junkie's paradise. Its enchanting natural beauty, dramatic snow-capped mountains, majestic ice floes, glacial lakes and dormant volcanoes, is perfectly tailored for those seeking adrenaline and excitement.
Not only did New Zealand invent bungee jumping, its skiing is world class, its ski-dives are magnificent (especially over Wanaka) and it's white water rafting is unmatched. Once you're done playing, search for whales and dolphins that hug the coastlines, learn the haka with the friendly locals or explore Middle Earth and the Village of Hobbiton.
From beaches to volcanoes to inspiring lakes, New Zealand is truly an adventurer’s playground.
Our Personal Travel Experts know New Zealand really well. If you want to find out more about their volcanic tours, stunning beaches and epic adventures, get in touch with one of our experts and we’ll tailor your perfect holiday.
The most popular time to visit New Zealand is during summer: December to March.
Due to the weather, Peak season is around Christmas. This is a magical time to go, because the Kiwis themselves are on holiday.
October-November is generally quite quiet and the weather is also generally moderate.
The winter months (June - September) are quite very wet, especially in the North Island, so bear that in mind when planning your adventure seeking activities.
Depending on where you are travelling from, you may need a "Visit Visa" or a "New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority" before entering the country. These will allow you to visit and travel around for a set amount of time.
Visas can take several weeks to process, so familiarise yourself with any requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for processing time.
For the most up to date information on visa requirements, we recommend you contact the New Zealand embassy in your country or visit http://www.immigration.govt.nz
Some vaccinations may be required depending on where you are going, when and what you’re doing. Therefore, it is important to check with your GP before travelling. Your GP will be able to provide you with all up to date travel information.
We also advise packing insect repellent and wear long sleeves in the evenings to try and reduce bits from sand flies, mosquitos and other bugs.
Travel insurance is mandatory for all our trips so please ensure you show evidence of your policy before travelling.
We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitisers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements.