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
No stone is left unturned as you venture into the South Island less travelled. From the wild and pristine natural wonderland of Stewart Island to the spectacular vistas of Mt. Cook, through to Milford Sound, where you will sail under a blanket of mist and shadows on the crystal clear waters of the magnificent fiord.
With a small group of voyagers, explore New Zealand’s North Island. Visit Auckland and Wellington, travel into the rustic, unspoilt coastal regions of the Coromandel and the Bay of Islands, famous for their dazzling white beaches and historic villages.
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.