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


Ananda Tours

Waiheke Island, Auckland

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


Auckland Seaplanes

Auckland

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 9 390 1121
/ www.aucklandseaplanes.com


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:
John and Rose
+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


Sail Barbary

Lake Taupo, Central Plateau

Contacts:
Jamie 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


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
    +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


    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 21 546 916 / 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
    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:
    Bookings
    +64 3 577 9997 / FP: 0800 990 800
    / www.marlboroughtourcompany.co.nz


    Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

    Blenheim, Marlborough

    Contacts:
    Jo McMillan
    +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


    South Pacific Whale Watch

    Kaikoura

    Contacts:
    Reservations
    +64 3 319 5548
    / www.southpacificwhales.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:
    Swade Finch & Paula Sheridan
    +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 Hayward & Chris Platt
    +64 3 384 6148 / M: 021 384 614
    / www.canterburytrails.co.nz


    Mt Cook Glacier Guiding

    Mt Cook

    Contacts:
    Bookings
    +64 3 435 1001 / FP: 0800 68 2665
    / www.mtcookguides.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


    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:
    Bookings
    +64 3 443 4000 / M: 027 664 7945
    / www.alpineheli.co.nz


    Southern Alps Air

    Wanaka & Makarora

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


    Dart River

    Glenorchy & Queenstown

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


    Appellation Wine Tours

    Queenstown, Southern Lakes

    Contacts:
    Bookings
    +64 3 442 6920 / M: 027 601 5553
    / www.appellationwinetours.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
    +64 3 433 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


    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


    Stewart Island Flights

    Invercargill & Stewart Island

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