Luxury Holidays, Accommodation and Experiences

The best things to see and do in New Zealand

The best New Zealand experiences and guided activities.

Authentic New Zealand; private hiking tours, high country cycle trails through the southern alps, individually guided birding trips on the Otago Peninsula, kayaking remotely beautiful beaches in our National Parks, listening to the stories of local Maori guides, wine tasting at some of our small boutique vineyards and tours of small gourmet providers, as well as superb golf and the world's best fly-fishing.  Most of our activities are small group or private trips, locally owned and operated. We have also included iconic, must-do, experiences such as seeing the Fox  and Franz Joseph glaciers, Milford and Doubtful Sounds and the North Island's Volcanic Plateau.


Carino Sailing

Paihia, Bay of Islands

Contacts:
Vanessa McKay
+64 9 402 8040 / M: 027 493 3872
/ www.sailingdolphins.co.nz


Driving Creek Railway

Coromandel, Coromandel Peninsula

Contacts:
Booking Office
+64 7 866 8703
/ www.drivingcreekrailway.co.nz


Ananda Tours

Waiheke Island, Auckland

Contacts:
Jenny McDonald & Brooke Robinson
+64 9 372 7530 / M: 027 233 4565
/ www.ananda.co.nz


Explore Group

Auckland & Waiheke Island

Contacts:
Bookings
+ 64 9 359 5987 / FP: 0800 397 567
/ www.exploregroup.co.nz


Cathedral Cove Kayaks

Hahei, Eastern Coromandel

Contacts:
Mike Grogan
+64 7 866 3877 / M: 0274 430 266 / FP 0800 529 258
/ www.seakayaktours.co.nz


TIME Unlimited Tours

Auckland

Contacts:
Neill & Ceillhe Sperath
+64 9 846 3469 / M: 0274 846 369 / FP 0800 868 463 / SK time.unlimited
/ www.newzealandtours.travel


Kiwi Dundee Adventures

Coromandel Peninsula

Contacts:
Doug Johansen & Jan Poole
+64 7 865 8809 / M: 0274 746 219
/ www.kiwidundee.co.nz


Bularangi Motorbikes

Major Cities & Waihi

Contacts:
Ali Howie
+64 7 863 6069 / M 021 223 5844 / FP 0800 787 980 / SK bularangi
/ www.motorbikesnz.co.nz


White Island Tours

Whakatane, Bay of Plenty

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 7 308 9588 / FP: 0800 733 529
/ www.whiteIsland.co.nz


Cruise & Fish

Rotorua, Central Plateau

Contacts:
John Hamill
+64 21 951 959 / M: 021 951 959
/ www.cruiseandfish.co.nz


Polynesian Spa

Rotorua, Central Plateau

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 7 348 1328 / FP: 0508 POLY SPA
/ www.polynesianspa.co.nz


Volcanic Air

Rotorua, Central Plateau

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 7 348 9984 / FP: 0800 800 848
/ www.volcanicair.co.nz


Te Puia

Rotorua, Central Plateau

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 7 348 9047 / FP: 0800 837842 (0800 TEPUIA)
/ www.tepuia.com


Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park

between Rotorua and Taupo

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 7 378 3131
/ www.orakeikorako.co.nz


Wairakei International Golf Course

Taupo, Central Plateau

Contacts:
Pro Shop for bookings
+64 7 374 8152
/ www.wairakeigolfcourse.co.nz


Sail Barbary & Ranui

Lake Taupo, Central Plateau

Contacts:
Jamie & Sarah Looner
+64 7 378 5879
/ www.sailbarbary.com


Taupo's Floatplane

Taupo, Central Plateau

Contacts:
Neil Kemp
+64 7 378 7500
/ www.tauposfloatplane.co.nz


Rafting New Zealand

Tongariro River, Turangi

Contacts:
Pianika Boddington
+64 7 386 0352 / M: 027 579 7838 / FP 0800 865 226 (VOLCANO)
/ www.raftingnewzealand.com


Tongariro Guided Walks

Turangi, Central Plateau

Contacts:
Terry Blumhardt
+64 27 308 9689 / M: 027 308 9689 / FP 0800 4 A WALK
/ www.tongariroguidedwalks.nz


Mountain Air Volcanic Flights

Tongariro National Park

Contacts:
Bhrent Guy
T: +64 7 892 2812 / FP: 0800 922 812
/ www.mountainair.co.nz


Odyssey New Zealand

Hawkes Bay

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 6 211 3116 / FP: 0508 639 773
/ www.odysseynz.co.nz


Gannet Safaris Overland

Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay

Contacts:
John Worley & Sophie Phillips
+64 6 875 0888
/ www.gannetsafaris.co.nz


Long Island Guides

Hawkes Bay

Contacts:
Edward Gordon
+64 6 561 1214 / M: 027 224 3040
/ www.longislandtoursnz.com


Waimarama Maori Tours

Havelock North, Hawkes Bay

Contacts:
Robert MacDonald
+64 21 057 0935 / M: 021 057 0935
/ www.waimaramamaori.co.nz


Kapiti Island Nature Tours

Kapiti Island, near Wellington

Contacts:
Minnie Clark
+64 21 126 7525 / M: 021 126 7525 / FP 0800 527 484 / SK minnie-kapitiisland
/ www.kapitiisland.com


Flat Earth

Wellington

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 4 472 9635 / FP: 0800 775 805
/ flatearth.co.nz


Te Papa

Wellington

Contacts:
Private Tour Bookings
+64 4 381 7000
/ tepapa.govt.nz


Cape Farewell Horse Treks

Golden Bay, Nelson Region

Contacts:
Pamela & James
+64 3 524 8031
/ www.horsetreksnz.co.nz


Abel Tasman Eco Tours

Abel Tasman, Nelson Region

Contacts:
Stew Robertson
+64 3 528 0946 / FP: 0800 223 538
/ www.abeltasmanecotours.co.nz


Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle

Abel Tasman, Nelson Region

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 3 527 8688 / FP: 0800 732 748
/ www.abeltasmanseashuttles.co.nz


Abel Tasman Charters

Abel Tasman, Nelson Region

Contacts:
Rod Stuart
+64 3 528 8112 / M: 027 441 8588 / FP 0800 22 35 22
/ www.abeltasmancharters.com


The Sea Kayak Company

Abel Tasman, Nelson Region

Contacts:
Paul & Andrea Kerwin
+64 3 528 7251 / FP: 0508 25 29 25
/ www.seakayaknz.co.nz


Trail Journeys Nelson

Mapua, Nelson Region

Contacts:
Andrew Schwass & Sean Doherty
+64 3 540 3095 / FP: 0800 292 538
/ www.trailjourneysnelson.co.nz


Wine Art and Wilderness

Nelson Region

Contacts:
Noel Kennedy
+64 3 545 8485 / M: 027 577 6975 / FP 0800 326 868
/ www.wineartandwilderness.co.nz


Wilderness Guides

Picton, Marlborough Sounds

Contacts:
Juliet & Steve Gibbons
+64 3 573 5432 / FP 0800 266 266
/ www.wildernessguidesnz.com


Reid Helicopters Nelson

Nelson Region

Contacts:
Toby & Rachael Reid
+64 3 541 9530 / M: 021 273 5023
/ www.helicoptersnelson.co.nz


Marlborough Tour Company

Blenheim, Picton & Havelock

Contacts:
Campbell Brown
+64 3 577 9997 / FP 0800 990 800
/ www.marlboroughtourcompany.co.nz


Molesworth Tour Company

Blenheim, Marlborough

Contacts:
Lee & Geoff Swift
+64 3 572 8025 / M 027 435 1955
/ www.molesworthtours.co.nz


Driftwood Ecotours

Blenheim, Marlborough

Contacts:
Will & Rose Parsons
+64 3 577 7651 / M 021 620 030 / SK willrose.parsons
/ www.driftwoodecotours.co.nz


Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Blenheim, Marlborough

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 3 579 1305
/ www.omaka.org.nz


Underworld Adventures

Charleston, West Coast

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 3 788 8168 / FP 0800 11 66 86
/ www.caverafting.com


Wings Over Whales

Kaikoura, Canterbury

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 3 319 6580
/ www.whales.co.nz


Whale Watch Kaikoura

Kaikoura, Canterbury

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 3 319 6767 / FP 0800 655 121
/ www.whalewatch.co.nz


Encounter Kaikoura

Kaikoura, Canterbury

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 3 319 6777 / FP 0800 733 365
/ www.encounterkaikoura.co.nz


Okarito Boat Tours

Okarito, West Coast, Franz Josef

Contacts:
Paula & Swade
+64 3 753 4223
/ www.okaritoboattours.co.nz


Glacier Hot Pools

Franz Josef, West Coast

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 3 752 0099 / FP 0800 044 044
/ www.glacierhotpools.co.nz


Franz Josef Glacier Guides

Franz Josef, West Coast

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 3 752 0763 / FP 0800 484 337
/ www.franzjosefglacier.com


Fox Glacier Guiding

Fox Glacier, West Coast

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 3 751 0825 / FP 0800 111 600 / SK foxglacierguiding
/ www.foxguides.co.nz


Canterbury Trails

Christchurch

Contacts:
Irene & Chris
+64 3 384 6148 / M 021 384 614
/ www.canterburytrails.co.nz


Waiatoto River Safari

Haast, West Coast

Contacts:
Ruth & Wayne Allanson
+64 3 750 0780 / FP 0800 538 723
/ www.riversafaris.co.nz


Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre

Timaru, Canterbury

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 3 684 9141 / FP 0800 46 83 262
/ www.teana.co.nz


Mitre Peak Cruises

Milford Sound, Fiordland

Contacts:
Bookings
+64-3-249-8110 / FP: 0800 744 633
/ www.mitrepeak.com


Eco Wanaka Adventures

Wanaka, Southern Lakes

Contacts:
Chris Riley
+64 3 443 2869 / FP 0800 926 326
/ www.ecowanaka.co.nz


Ridgeline Adventures

Wanaka, Southern Lakes

Contacts:
Mark Orbell
+64 27 602 4018 / FP 0800 234 000
/ www.ridgelinenz.com


Wanaka River Journeys

Wanaka, Southern Lakes

Contacts:
Brent & Sue Pihama
+64 3 443 4416 / FP 0800 544 555
/ www.wanakariverjourneys.co.nz


Wanaka Bike Tours

Wanaka, Southern Lakes

Contacts:
Dan McMullan
+64 3 443 6363
/ www.wanakabiketours.co.nz


Alpine Helicopters

Wanaka, Southern Lakes

Contacts:
Caroline Dumas
+64 3 443 4000
/ www.alpineheli.co.nz


Southern Alps Air

Wanaka & Makarora

Contacts:
Paul & Anne Cooper
+ 64 3 443 4385 / FP 0800 345 666 / M 027 404 8442
/ www.southernalpsair.co.nz


Dart River

Glenorchy & Queenstown

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 3 442 9992 / FP 0800 327 853
/ www.dartriver.co.nz


Appellation Central Wine Tours

Queenstown, Southern Lakes

Contacts:
Wendy Johnston & Philip Green
+64 3 442 0246
/ www.appellationcentral.co.nz


Nomad Safaris

Queenstown, Southern Lakes

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 3 442 6699 / FP 0800 688 222
/ www.nomadsafaris.co.nz


Guided Walks New Zealand

Queenstown, Southern Lakes

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 3 442 3000 / FP 0800 832 2266
/ www.nzwalks.com


Vertical Ventures

Oamaru, North Otago

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 3 434 5010 / M 021 894 427
/ www.alps2oceancycletours.co.nz


Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

Oamaru, North Otago

Contacts:
Bookings
Tel: 03 433 1195
/ www.penguins.co.nz


Trail Journeys

Clyde, Dunedin, Queenstown

Contacts:
Alana Rabbette
+64 3 449 2150 / FP 0800 030 381
/ www.trailjourneys.co.nz


Fiordland Helicopters

Te Anau, Fiordland

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 3 249 7575
/ www.fiordlandhelicopters.co.nz


Real Journeys

Te Anau, Fiordland

    Contacts:
    Bookings
    +64 3 249 7416
    / www.realjourneys.co.nz


    Trips & Tramps

    Te Anau, Fiordland

    Contacts:
    Kate & Steve Norris
    +64 3 249 7081 / FP 0800 305 807
    / www.tripsandtramps.com


    Dunedin Railways

    Dunedin, Otago

    Contacts:
    Bookings
    +64 3 477 4449
    / www.dunedinrailways.co.nz


    Nature Guides Otago

    Dunedin & Otago Peninsula

    Contacts:
    Hildegard Lubcke
    +64 3 454 5169
    / www.natureguidesotago.co.nz


    Wairaurahiri Jet

    Tuatapere, Fiordland

    Contacts:
    Johan & Joyce
    +64 3 225 5677 / FP 0800 376 174 / M 027 227 7223
    / www.wjet.co.nz


    Stewart Island Flights

    Invercargill & Stewart Island

    Contacts:
    Raymond Hector
    +64 3 218 9129 / M 0274 355 172
    / www.stewartislandflights.com