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New Zealand

New Zealand is a country renowned for its utterly jaw-dropping scenery, and quite rightly so. It is more than possible to spend a couple of weeks here soaking up all the amazing vistas but you will also find so much more to enjoy too.

Hike the unimaginably stunning Milford Track, climb the icy Franz Josef Glacier, canoe through azure lakes and stunning fjords, bathe in Rotorua’s healing natural mud baths, swim with wild dolphins, and soak in the majesty of the islands’ unrivalled scenery from sea whilst whale watching.

And that is all before getting stuck into Queenstown’s famously adrenalin-fuelled fun, Wellington’s charm and, of course, more of those famous Antipodean vineyards.

New Zealand’s North Island offers island sanctuaries and buzzing cities with lots of culture and history thrown in. Journey through stunning landscapes that blend into magnificent coasts and beaches, sprawling farmlands, and epic geothermal wonders. The Maori culture is rich in many parts of the North Island and well worth discovering.

In the South Island, the purest natural experiences await you. From wildlife to wineries, glacial valleys to star-filled skies, the South Island offers so much for the intrepid traveller who has adventure at heart. No matter which destinations you choose to explore on the long, mountainous South Island, you will always be in awe of its incredible scenery, all of which will live long in your memory.


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New Zealand Holiday Ideas

Below is just a tiny selection of our holidays to New Zealand. Call us to discuss your exact requirements and we'll prepare a Truly Individual quotation, just for you; 

Classic New Zealand


Auckland – ‘The City of Sails’ provides a picturesque and culture filled start to this 14 day itinerary. Take a sailing trip, see the view from the top of the Sky Tower or take a ferry out to the walking tracks on Rangitoto Island. Then head off to the geothermal region of Rotorua filled with Geysers, bubbling mud pools and steaming, sulphurous lakes.

Enjoy Te Po Indigenous Evening filled with exciting Maori performances including the famous Haka. Travel via Lake Taupo to Napier, a region recognised for its wine production, while the city itself is famed for its iconic Art Deco buildings. Enjoy an afternoon tour, tasting the wines of Hawkes Bay wineries and gourmet artisanal snacks.  In South Island, explore Christchurch before a visit to the picturesque church of Good Shepherd on Lake Tekapo. Drive through stunning gorges on the way to Queenstown for a 3 night stay at the luxurious lake-front hotel and take a full day tour out to the magnificent Milford Sound.

Truly Individual Self-drive Holiday Includes:

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • Domestic flight
  • 13 nights accommodation 
  • Rental Car with unlimited mileage, GPS, zero excess
  • 3 sightseeing tours
  • Private airport transfer in Auckland
  • Documents, vouchers and information pack

From £3,659 per person

Price based on two people sharing accommodation.  All elements of this trip can be tailormade to suit you. Simply enquire below.

Nature & Wildlife of the South Island


Milford Sound

This 15-day self-drive itinerary begins in Christchurch, enjoy a cruise from Kaikoura where Giant Sperm Whales, New Zealand Fur Seals, pods of Dusky dolphins and the endangered Wandering Albatross can be seen. Travelling North through farmlands to the artsy town of Nelson, which provides easy access the beautiful countryside and three National Parks that surround this seaport. 

A cruise of Abel Tasman coastline reveals the fascinating Tonga Island Seal Colony and enjoy a walk around the golden sands of Bark Bay estuary. Pass through the mighty Buller Gorge and continue the incredible drive down the west coast, dotted with pancake rocks and blow holes.  The Tranz-Alpine train, rated as one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys is the perfect way to return to Christchurch before travelling down the East Coast. A tour of the Otago Peninsular provides excellent wildlife viewing opportunities including Royal Albatross nesting at Taiaroa Head.  Spend two nights at Te Anau and enjoy a full day Milford Sound tour where a cruise will explore the full length of the fiord before arriving in the Alpine resort of Queenstown.

Truly Individual Self-drive Holiday Includes:

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 14 nights accommodation 
  • Rental Car with unlimited mileage, GPS, zero excess
  • 4 tours and excursions
  • TranzAlpine Train Journey
  • Documents, vouchers and information pack

From £3,939 per person

Price based on two people sharing accommodation.  All elements of this trip can be tailormade to suit you. Simply enquire below.

New Zealand Cruise with Silversea


This luxury 15 day all-inclusive cruise begins in Auckland and continues to the Bay of Islands, known for it’s natural beauty.  Lush rainforest, perfect beaches and pretty harbours are all crowned by Cape Reinga, the headland topping the 90 mile stretch of beach. Explore the geothermal area surrounding the Bay of Plenty and be among the first in the world to watch the sun rise at Gisborne. 

Sip fine wines in Napier, enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of Wellington – the country’s seaside capital, before entering the shores of South Island where Akaroa awaits. Then, the Scottish town of Dunedin reveals its misty valleys and the mesmerising sunsets colour the skies above Stewart Island.  Float through the silent waterways to Milford and Doubtful Sound where pods of bottlenose dolphins and fur seals can be seen. Leaving New Zealand behind, after two days at sea arrive in Melbourne, Australia culture capital before finally completing the journey by sailing into Sydney Harbour filled with iconic landmarks. 

February 2022 departure

Auckland > Bay of Islands > Tauranga > Gisborne > Napier > Wellington > Akaroa > Dunedin > Stewart Island > Doubtful Sound > Milford Sound > Melbourne > Sydney

Cruise Holiday Includes

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 15 nights accommodation on the ship with butler service
  • 1 night accommodation in Auckland
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included while on-board
  • Beverages including champagne, selected wines and spirits
  • Onboard gratuities

From £5,359 per person

Price based on two people sharing a Vista Suite in February 2022. Cabin upgrades available. Simply enquire below.

Ultimate New Zealand Adventure


Jet Boat

This action-packed 16-day adventure begins in Auckland with an exhilarating Sky Walk around the outside ring of the 192m Sky Tower.  Weave, jump and float through the glow worm flecked underworld of Ruakuri Cave and walk amongst Rotorua’s giant Redwood trees on suspension bridges, before a thrilling ziplining adventure through the forested valleys. Spend an evening in a sacred meeting place of the Maori people, where the fierce Haka and other dances compliment a delicious feast.

Board the TranzAlpine train for a spectacularly scenic journey through the Southern Alps, then take a helicopter flight over Franz Josef Glacier before landing and walking through the stunning ice formations. From Queenstown, take a scenic flight to Milford Sound then hop aboard a nature cruise catamaran to explore this incredible landscape.  Take an exciting jet boat ride up the Dart River then slow the pace with a peaceful paddle downstream in an inflatable canoe, where lunch in the wilderness awaits.

Truly Individual Holiday Includes:

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • Domestic flight 
  • 15 nights accommodation
  • Rental Car with unlimited mileage, GPS, zero excess
  • 9 sightseeing tours and excursions
  • TranzAlpine Train Journey
  • Private airport transfers
  • Documents, vouchers and information pack

From £5,369 per person

Price based on two people sharing accommodation.  All elements of this trip can be tailormade to suit you. Simply enquire below.


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  • Our Truly Individual holidays are designed around you and allow you to have everything, just the way you like it!

  • From charming guesthouses to 5* luxury, choose the style of travel that suits you.

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