New Zealand Holidays
A land of hobbits and kiwis, New Zealand is home to spectacular scenery and very friendly locals. Boasting natural wonder, Maori legend, and open adventure; New Zealand holidays always impress.
Things to Do in New Zealand
- Spend a day exploring Milford Sound. Whether you want to trek the lush forest trails or kayak the serene waters, New Zealand’s Fiordland is a must-do on New Zealand holidays.
- Attend a Maori cultural performance and hangi in Rotorua to learn more about indigenous practice. A hangi is a traditional meal cooked in an underground oven.
- The incredible Franz Josef Glacier cuts right through a forest area and is one of the most accessible in the world. Choose from a glacier hike or a helicopter tour.
- White wine drinkers will be at home in Marlborough or Canterbury, while lovers of red should head to Hawke’s Bay – which produces New Zealand’s most sustainable wine and lies near the pretty Art Deco town of Napier.
Best Time to Visit
Sep-Nov: The weather is warm, but it's not quite summer yet so you won't have to deal with as many tourists. It being outside the peak season means hotels can be cheaper too.
New Zealand's weather tends to vary depending on season and location. Summer usually lasts from December to March, with Christmas to mid-January being its busiest season. Temperatures average around 20-30º in the summer, and 10-15º in the winter, which runs from June to August.
Head to Christchurch in January for the World Buskers Festival. Each year hundreds of street performers, singers, and mimes, take to the streets and parks of Christchurch to entertain willing audiences for free.
Visit on the 6th of February for Waitangi Day. Celebrating the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, this festival features Maori ceremonies, public entertainment and a diverse range of food. It’s a must-do for anyone interested in Maori culture.
Take a trip in February for the Camp a Low Hum Festival. Held in Camp Wainui, Wainuiomata, this boutique anti-festival is incredibly casual, with relaxed timetables, no security, no stages, and nobody knowing the line-up until they arrive.
Why We Love It“I loved New Zealand, there’s so many adventure activities. When I was in Auckland I jumped off the Sky Tower. You can also go bungee jumping at the Kawarau Bridge”
Orla Tooher, Sales Executive