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New Zealand

New Zealand

A land of adventure and enchanting nature awaits in New Zealand

Holidays in New Zealand

Are you looking for a holiday for the history books? One packed with vibrant culture and once-in-a-lifetime activities? Then you should consider New Zealand for your next holiday.
Nestled in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is a country renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and rich cultural heritage. From the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps to the pristine beaches of the North Island, there's no shortage of adventures awaiting travellers in this land of enchantment. 
With otherworldly national parks, New Zealand is a paradise for adventure seekers and nature lovers. Whether you’re a solo traveller looking for your next adventure or want an action-packed family holiday you’ll cherish forever, embarking on an adventure through New Zealand's awe-inspiring landscapes is a bucket list must!

When is the best time to visit?: The seasons in New Zealand are opposite to the UK, with the warmest months being December to February, and the coldest June to August, making it a great destination for some winter sunshine.

Where is the best place to stay in New Zealand?: New Zealand is made up of two islands. The North Island, with its lush pastures, vineyards, volcanic mountain ranges, dense rainforests, and glorious white beaches. And the South Island, with its snow-kissed peaks, shimmering glaciers, and mysterious fiords carved deep into the coastline. Typically, if you want a holiday of sunbathing, water sports, lively entertainment, and bustling cities- stick to the North. And if you want alpine sports, idyllic hiking routes and laid-back cities hiding adrenaline-fueled activities, the South may be more your style. 
For first-time visitors, you can’t go wrong with making Wellington or Auckland your base for exploring.

Travel guide

Get ready for a holiday of a lifetime. Soak in natural hot springs, hike through lush rainforests, and discover why New Zealand captivates travellers all year round.

  • Best time to visit: December-February
  • Average temp: 16°C/61°F
  • Average flight time: 24 Hours
  • Most suited for: Couples
  • Currency: New Zealand Dollar
  • Time Difference: +12-13 Hours
Experience Māori Culture

Experience Māori Culture

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand. Visit traditional Māori villages, known as marae, to learn about their customs, traditions, and way of life. Experience a traditional Māori welcome ceremony, known as a powhiri, and witness the powerful performances of the haka, a traditional Māori dance. Don't miss the opportunity to taste authentic Māori cuisine, such as hangi, a traditional feast cooked underground using hot stones.

Unearth the Land of the Hobbits

Unearth the Land of the Hobbits

“In a hole in the ground, there lived a Hobbit.” And if you’re a fan of Tolkien’s famed Lord of the Rings novels you’ll know exactly where one of our top places to visit in New Zealand is- Bag-End. Well… kind of. The setting of the fan-favourite series is set in New Zealand Matamata. Spend a day wandering around colourful Hobbit holes and rolling hillsides at the Hobbiton Movie Set in the heart of the Waikato region.

Adventure in the Great Outdoors

Adventure in the Great Outdoors

For adrenaline junkies and outdoor enthusiasts, New Zealand offers a plethora of thrilling adventures. Go bungee jumping off the historic Kawarau Bridge near Queenstown. Explore the Waitomo Caves on the North Island, where you can marvel at thousands of bioluminescent glowworms illuminating the underground caverns. Or hike the iconic Tongariro Alpine Crossing, one of New Zealand's Great Walks, for stunning views of volcanic peaks, emerald lakes, and rugged terrain.

All Aboard for Boundless Adventure

All Aboard for Boundless Adventure

From the playful dolphins and whales to the iconic kiwi bird, New Zealand is home to a diverse array of unique wildlife. The best way to experience all the joys of New Zealand is a road trip. Just imagine trundling along a meadow-flanked lane, your favourite song playing low on the radio as you pull into a scenic lookout. You toast the mesmerising sunset after a day of exploration and embrace the total tranquillity of the vast wildness before bunking down for the night in your own private oasis.

food and drink

Food & Drink

New Zealand is renowned for its world-class wines, particularly Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Explore the vineyards and cellar doors of the Marlborough region on the South Island, where you can taste award-winning wines against the backdrop of stunning mountain scenery. Take a wine tour of the Hawke's Bay region on the North Island, known for its boutique wineries, art deco architecture, and Mediterranean climate.


Average monthly temperature in New Zealand(°C)

  • Jan 20°C
  • Feb 20°C
  • Mar 19°C
  • Apr 17°C
  • May 14°C
  • Jun 12°C
  • Jul 11°C
  • Aug 12°C
  • Sep 13°C
  • Oct 15°C
  • Nov 16°C
  • Dec 18°C
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