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.
New Zealand was one of the last places on Earth colonised by humans, meaning many of our natural environments and wildlife have been left alone. This independent tour takes you to see those special places to experience New Zealand’s best wildlife encounters. Explore the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Te Puia, a Milford Sound Nature Cruise, a wildlife cruise of the Otago Peninsula and many other highlights!
The landscapes of Middle earth will come alive as you travel deep into Middle Earth (New Zealand) and visit the landscape that inspired Peter Jackson’s film locations for The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit. Experience the magic of Hobbiton, journey deep into Waitomo Caves and explore the natural beauty and the remote wilderness area of Edoras – and a lot more…
After Auckland's harbour, geothermal wonders and Maori culture in Rotorua, it's on to the South Island for the TranzAlpine train, Franz Josef Glacier and a chance to cruise on Milford Sound and connect with locals in their Christchurch home.
Discover nature’s bounty, as you wander through ancient rainforests, cruise on spectacular Lake Manapouri and marvel at geothermal phenomena. Great film epics such as Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed in the vast wildernesses and enchanting landscapes of New Zealand. This inspiring journey showcases New Zealand’s natural splendors, culinary flair and fascinating indigenous cultures.
Short of time and wanting to see New Zealand's 'Must See' highlights, then join one of our independent coach tours. Explore the highlights of the North & South during this 8 Day independent Coach Tour. Enjoy the Waitomo Caves, a Milford Sound Day Tour & Cruise, Te Puia Geothermal Experience or many other highlights!