New Zealand

New Zealand is rightly on many peoples bucket lists, famous for its beauty and the friendliness of its people. We take it one stage further and recommend carefully selected small properties, from 4*+ to 5*+, complemented with very special experiences which connect you to the country. 

Not for us a simple helicopter flight to Milford Sound - we put you in a machine with a legendary pilot for a day, and incorporate his favourite places, larger than life characters and a gourmet wild food barbecue. Similarly, we avoid cultural “shows” and instead take you to a holy mountain with a Maori master carver and some fierce warriors. 

We take the same “far from the madding crowd” approach to all our experiences, from fly fishing on a forgotten river to hiking on deserted tracks or private land, to gourmet walking / taxiing food tours, or even a lesson on a rally car or being taught to spearfish or gather lobster and abalone. These activities set against a backdrop of beautiful scenery and superb accommodation are what delight our travellers to New Zealand.

Please contact your Destination Specialist for more information on +44 (0) 1993 824198

Weather Overview

New Zealand has a largely temperate climate. Read More

New Zealand has a largely temperate climate. While the far north has subtropical weather during summer, and inland alpine areas of the South Island can be as cold as -10 C in winter, most of the country lies close to the coast, which means mild temperatures, moderate rainfall, and abundant sunshine.

During spring (September - November) New Zealand bursts with new life. Colourful blooms, baby wildlife and ‘waterfall season’ makes this an inspiring time of year to visit. During Summer (December - February) New Zealand’s many beaches and lakes are perfect to cool off during the summer months. Summer activities tend to make the most of the sun, sea and sand.

During Autumn / Fall (March - May) New Zealand enjoys some of the most settled weather of the whole year. Soak up long, sunny days and golden leaves with hiking, cycling or kayaking. Over the winter months (June - August) brings snow blanketing soaring mountains in certain parts of the country and clear, crisp days that awaken the senses. Hit the ski slopes, visit a winery or two or head along to one of the many winter festivals.

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To speak to our travel planner please contact us at:

+44 (0) 1993 824 198