Luxury Holidays, Accommodation and Experiences

The best things to see and do in New Zealand

The best New Zealand experiences and guided activities. Activities for people who dislike group tours and crowds! Private guides, small passionate operators and sustainable options.

Authentic New Zealand; private hiking tours, high country cycle trails through the southern alps, individually guided birding trips on the Otago Peninsula, kayaking remotely beautiful beaches in our National Parks, listening to the stories of local Maori guides, wine tasting at some of our small boutique vineyards and tours of small gourmet providers, as well as superb golf and the world's best fly-fishing.  Most of our activities are small group or private trips, locally owned and operated. We have also included iconic, must-do, experiences such as seeing the Fox  and Franz Joseph glaciers, Milford and Doubtful Sounds and the North Island's Volcanic Plateau.

Outdoors & Active

For people who want hike, bike, kayak on their holidays. Find the best local operators and smaller groups.

Nature

Birds, whales, native bush and National Parks. Get out into the fresh air, contribute to a conservation project and learn about the unique New Zealand flora and fauna.

Romance

Some special treats to turn a holiday into something amazing.

Gourmet

If fine wines and exceptional cuisine are your pleasure, our private or behind-the-scenes tours will help you access some delicious experiences. 

Golf & Fishing

Find a fishing guide or a golf course to weave into your New Zealand trip.

 

Our Collection

Visit Our Collection tab to filter by Interest or Region and to view Accommodations and Activities on a map of New Zealand.

 


Carino Wildlife Cruises

Paihia, Bay of Islands

Contacts:
Vanessa McKay
+64 9 402 8040 / M: 027 493 3872
/ wildlifecruises.co.nz


Ananda Tours

Waiheke Island, Auckland

Contacts:
Jenny McDonald & Brooke Robinson
+64 9 372 7530 / M: 027 233 4565
/ www.ananda.co.nz


Auckland Seaplanes

Auckland

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 9 390 1121
/ www.aucklandseaplanes.com


Kiwi Dundee Adventures

Waihi & North Island

Contacts:
John and Rose
+64 274 746 219 / M: 0274 746 219
/ www.kiwidundee.co.nz


Moutohora Island Sanctuary

Whakatane, Bay of Plenty

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 7 308 9588 / FP: 0800 733 529
/ www.moutohora.co.nz


Cruise & Fish

Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Contacts:
John Hamill
+64 21 951 959 / M: 021 951 959
/ www.cruiseandfish.co.nz


Polynesian Spa

Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 7 348 1328 / FP: 0508 POLY SPA
/ www.polynesianspa.co.nz


Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park

between Rotorua and Taupo

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 7 378 3131
/ www.orakeikorako.co.nz


Sail Barbary

Lake Taupo, Central Plateau

Contacts:
Peter and Tiffany Battell
+64 7 378 5879
/ www.sailbarbary.com


Taupo's Floatplane

Taupo, Central Plateau

Contacts:
Neil Kemp
+64 7 378 7500
/ www.tauposfloatplane.co.nz


Tongariro Guided Walks

National Park, Central Plateau

Contacts:
Sarah Cate
+64 272 427 209 / M: 027 242 7209 / FP: 0800 4 A WALK
/ www.tongariroguidedwalks.nz


Gannet Safaris Overland

Cape Kidnappers, Hawke's Bay

Contacts:
Sophie Phillips
+64 6 875 0888
/ www.gannetsafaris.co.nz


Waimarama Maori Tours

Havelock North, Hawke's Bay

Contacts:
Ike Wallace
+64 21 057 0935 / M: 021 057 0935
/ www.waimaramamaori.co.nz


Kapiti Island Nature Tours

Kapiti Island, near Wellington

Contacts:
Minnie Clark
+64 27 726 7525 / M: 027 726 7525
/ www.kapitiisland.com


Flat Earth

Wellington

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 4 472 9635 / FP: 0800 775 805
/ flatearth.co.nz


Bularangi Motorbikes

Major Cities & Waihi

Contacts:
Ali Howie
+64 7 863 6069 / M: 021 223 5844
/ www.motorbikesnz.co.nz


Cape Farewell Horse Treks

Golden Bay, Nelson Region

Contacts:
Pamela & James
+64 3 524 8031
/ www.horsetreksnz.co.nz


Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle

Abel Tasman, Nelson Region

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 3 527 8688 / FP: 0800 732 748
/ www.abeltasmanseashuttles.co.nz


Abel Tasman Charters

Abel Tasman, Nelson Region

Contacts:
Rod & Karina Stuart
+64 27 441 8588 / FP: 0800 22 35 22
/ www.abeltasmancharters.com


Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Tours

Mapua, Nelson

Contacts:
Lisa & Nicky
+64 3 543 2245 / FP: 0800 22 9253
/ www.wheeliefantastic.co.nz


Wine, Art and Wilderness

Nelson Region

Contacts:
Zane Kennedy & Elissa Menzies
+64 275 776 975 / FP: 0800 326 868
/ www.wineartandwilderness.co.nz


Wilderness Guides

Picton, Marlborough Sounds

Contacts:
Juliet & Steve Gibbons
+64 3 573 5432 / FP: 0800 266 266
/ www.wildernessguidesnz.com


Helicopters Nelson

Nelson Region

Contacts:
Michelle Stewart and Pete Darling
+64 3 541 9530 / M: 027 688 0311
/ www.helicoptersnelson.co.nz


Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Blenheim, Marlborough

Contacts:
Jo McMillan
+64 3 579 1305
/ www.omaka.org.nz


Underworld Adventures

Charleston, West Coast

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 3 788 8168 / FP: 0800 11 66 86
/ www.caverafting.com


Whale Watch Kaikoura

Kaikoura, North Canterbury

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 3 319 6767 / FP: 0800 655 121
/ www.whalewatch.co.nz


Encounter Kaikoura

Kaikoura, North Canterbury

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 3 319 6777 / FP: 0800 733 365
/ www.encounterkaikoura.co.nz


Fox Glacier Guiding

Fox Glacier, West Coast

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 3 751 0825 / FP: 0800 111 600
/ www.foxguides.co.nz


Canterbury Trails

Christchurch & South Island

Contacts:
Irene Hayward & Chris Platt
+64 3 384 6148 / M: 021 384 614
/ www.canterburytrails.co.nz


Wildsouth Discovery

Canterbury & South Island

Contacts:
Brian Lucas & Paula Sinclair
+64 3 332 3665 / M: 027 4363 068
/ www.wildsouth.com


Mt Cook Glacier Guiding

Mt Cook, South Canterbury

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 3 435 1001 / FP: 0800 68 2665
/ www.mtcookguides.co.nz


Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre

Timaru, South Canterbury

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 3 684 9141 / FP: 0800 46 83 262
/ www.teana.co.nz


Eco Wanaka Adventures

Wanaka, Southern Lakes

Contacts:
Chris Riley
+64 3 443 2869 / FP: 0800 926 326
/ www.ecowanaka.co.nz


Southern Alps Air

Wanaka & Makarora

Contacts:
Paul & Anne Cooper
+ 64 3 443 4385 / FP: 0800 345 666
/ www.southernalpsair.co.nz


Nomad Safaris

Queenstown, Southern Lakes

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 3 442 6699 / FP: 0800 688 222
/ www.nomadsafaris.co.nz


Vertical Ventures

Oamaru, Waitaki

Contacts:
Bookings
+64 3 434 5010 / M: 021 894 427
/ www.alps2oceancycletours.co.nz


Trail Journeys

Clyde, Dunedin, Queenstown

Contacts:
Sandra Mckenzie
+64 3 449 2150 / FP: 0800 030 381
/ www.trailjourneys.co.nz


Stewart Island Flights

Invercargill & Stewart Island

Contacts:
Raymond Hector
+64 3 218 9129 / M: 0274 355 172
/ www.stewartislandflights.com