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Aotearoa (Maori, meaning "Land of the Long White Cloud") is a truly amazing country. 

Voted one of the World's best beaches. New Chums Beach in the Coromandel Region - image courtesy Tourism Coromandel

A land of "welcome" and incredible natural beauty

Have you ever been to a place so beautiful that it almost takes your breath away? A place where you can't wait to round that next bend in the road, curious to see if it can get any better? And then it does!

Wow! cruise on a glacial lake near Mt Cook - image courtesy Glacier Explorers

Well, New Zealand is one of those places. The sheer beauty never ceases to amaze us, and no matter where you are in this spectacular country, photo opportunities and jaw dropping moments abound (take a few minutes and have a look at the two videos further down the page).

As a holiday destination there are few places in the World more welcoming than New Zealand. The warmth of the locals will amaze you, and their laid back nature makes for the ideal stress free holiday experience.

And in 2013, on the Global Peace Index, New Zealand was rated the World's third safest country*.

Combine this with an uncrowded national highway network, a very favorable exchange rate, and an almost endless variety of things to see and do, and you can see why New Zealand is a favorite holiday destination for so many people.

Over the last 30 years we've traveled extensively around New Zealand, and we can't wait to share our experiences with you.

So come on, grab a coffee, sit back, and explore New Zealand Travel Showcase.

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So much variety

For a country roughly the same size as the United Kingdom, New Zealand has an incredibly diverse range of landscapes and activities.

Any trip would not be complete without a traditional Maori perfomance - image courtesy Mitai Maori Village Rotorua

Beautiful sub-tropical Northland is the spiritual home of the nation, and no visit would be complete without a trip to the Waitangi Treaty grounds. New Chum's beach on the Coromandel coast has been voted one of the World's top beaches and is one of many highlights in the region.

The rugged Southland is an eco-tourist paradise, as is the wild West Coast, complete with it's glaciers, untamed beaches and awesome scenery.

The thermal and Maori cultural delights of Rotorua should be high on your list of things to see, as should New Zealand's number one attraction, the unforgettable Fiordland, home to Milford and Doubtful Sounds. 

Amazing bays and beaches, stunning alpine areas, thermal wonderlands, glaciers, some of the best hiking in the world, serene fiords, thundering waterfalls, sensational skiing and snowboarding, World Heritage areas.....the list goes on and on.

How they can fit so much into such a relatively small country is beyond us!

Where do I begin my New Zealand travel planning?

Just another stunning vista! Lake Matheson on the South Island's wild West Coast - picture courtesy Ulrich Hoecker

If you are new to New Zealand, planning your holiday can be a confusing process, but that's where we can help.

Using our resources you can research, plan, and book your perfect New Zealand holiday right here. 

So many questions

  • How long will I need?
  • Where should I go?
  • Should I visit one island or both?
  • How much will it cost?
  • Should I drive or take a guided tour?

Fear not. Help is here

Not sure where to begin?

The "Start Here" tab on the menu at the top of the page is the perfect starting point.

That will lead you to our New Zealand Travel Planner. Designed to save you time, it's a handy guide that will help you through your holiday planning process, and will hopefully help to answer all those questions that you might have.

Or you can do what many others do, and use our great free itineraries to plan your travel route. Covering both islands, they offer a wide range of routes with something to suit everyone.

Can't find what you need?

Of course if you have some specific questions, don't hesitate, just ASK US.

Then it's decision time. Who is going to drive?

We have many customers who prefer to travel at their own pace. If that's you, then all you need to do is hire a car or campervan and off you go, using your chosen itinerary as a guide. Or, if you can't find an itinerary that suits, we are only too happy to tailor one for you.

The stunning Milford SoundMagnificent Milford Sound

But these days, more and more people are choosing to let our expert local consultants do the hard work.

We have a full range of New Zealand self drive tours to choose from, or they can build the perfect self drive package for you, and can include vehicle hire, accommodation to the standard you choose, and even your selected activities.

No need to agonize over where to go or where to sleep. And because our travel experts do this all the time, they know all the best spots.

Prefer not to drive?

Would you prefer to sit back, relax, and let someone else do all the driving? No problem. We have a wide range of New Zealand holiday packages and New Zealand coach tours, covering both the North and South Islands.

Travel in air-conditioned comfort with an experienced crew on one of our fully packaged tours. Transport, accommodation, many meals and activities are included in our value for money coach tours.

It's a great way to see New Zealand and meet new friends.

Kaikora, North of Christchurch on the South Island, is NZ's whale watch capital. This is a giant Sperm Whale at play.

Satisfy the inner thrill seeker!

For those with an adventurous nature, our small group New Zealand adventure tours and camping tours are a great way to see all the sights, experience the real New Zealand, and satisfy that "extreme" side!

And because our adventure tours are fully customizable, you can choose from a wide range of optional adrenalin charged activities.

Carve it up on some of the best snow in the Southern Hemisphere

And let's not forget New Zealand's growing reputation as a world class ski and boarding destination.

World class Cardrona ski field near Wanaka on the South Island- image courtesy

Both the North and South Islands have a variety of excellent ski fields, all easily accessible from New Zealand's main airports.

You can find lots of information on our site and our local experts can even build you an amazing packaged ski or snowboarding adventure.

Accommodation and getting around New Zealand

You can also use our site to book your flights, RVs/Motor homes, cars, tours, accommodation, activities and travel insurance....we have a huge selection to choose from.

A New Zealand road trip is an experience you will never forget

And what's a travel site without pictures? Throughout our site there are lots of great photos, and you will find that if you move your cursor over a picture, a description of the location or attraction will appear.

So welcome to New Zealand Travel Showcase.

We hope that New Zealand Travel Showcase helps you to plan your perfect kiwi holiday.

All the best,

New Zealand Travel Showcase

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If you are looking for an easy to read reference guide about New Zealand, their official tourism body, Tourism New Zealand, have a great information guide and you can view it here:

Click here to read your free 24 page introduction to New Zealand booklet in pdf format from Tourism New Zealand, or right-click to download it.

Is the scenery really that good? It sure is. Here's a sample from Tourism New Zealand - enjoy (Please turn your sound on for the full Kiwi experience!):

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