This tour incorporates the great outdoors whilst enjoying the beauty of nature with fun friendly people just like you. You`ll experience New Zealand's best hikes and activities in the stunning Southwest World Heritage New Zealand area, comfortably staying in premium accommodation and enjoying excellent food and wine.
National Geographic Journeys are built on meaningful encounters with people and places, interactions with knowledgeable local guides, and the freedom to roam. This unique itinerary blends fun and hands-on exploration with opportunities to forge human connections with people we meet. Usually limited to 16 or fewer travellers, this immersive trip are accessibly priced and offer more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.
Spend 12 glorious days in New Zealand's South Island on a small group tour with an expert local guide. Leaving from Wellington, you'll cross the Cook Strait to the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, then venture into the majestic Southern Alps and the adventure playground of Queenstown.
Designed for those 35+ with 3-4 star accommodation
Welcome to Middle-earth! Many people have dreamed about Middle Earth, and these Lord of the Rings tours takes the dream and makes it a reality. This Lord of the Rings tour will take you from the capital Wellington to New Zealand’s adventure capital Queenstown. On the way, you will discover captivating scenery, visit unique filming locations, meet characters involved in the making of the films, and experience a whirlwind adventure through Middle-earth.
**this tour now returns to travel via the Kaikoura coast rather than Hanmer Springs
A Maximum of 20 Guests to Share your Journey... Discover New Zealand on this Inspiring Journey through the natural treasures of the South Island. From the still waters of Milford Sound and snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps to the rolling hills of Central Otago, delve into the beauty of landscapes that have remained unchanged for millennia.
20 Seat Luxury Coach, A Premium Business Class Tour... Explore the rolling hills and incredible mountain and coastal scenery on this ultimate South Island adventure. Experience a selection of boutique hotels with individual style or a larger hotel where it's spirited ambiance suits the lively location. Receive a premium level of comfort, extensive guest facilities and thoughtful touches that create a lasting experience.
20 Seat Luxury Coach, A Premium Business Class Tour... Witness the South Island in Ultimate style and celebrate Christmas with a difference. Travel with a small group of only 20 people and celebrate the festive season with some great experiences including an overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound and a dinner at Walter Peak Station - a classic Kiwi high country sheep station that you can only get to by steam boat. Included is a great range of 'Must Do' excursions. There is no better way to see New Zealand's beautiful South Island.