New Zealand

New Zealand is a magnificent country famous for its varied landscapes that stretch more than 1,600 kilometres across two main islands.

Experience vibrant cities, serene beaches, geothermal hotspots and awe-inspiring Maori culture in the North Island.

The South Island is home to some of the purest natural landscapes you’ll ever experience. From wildlife to wineries, from glacial valleys to star-filled skies &  dramatic scenery, there is something for everyone here to enjoy.

Start planning your New Zealand holiday by getting in touch with one of our travel experts.

Please call 01905 731373 or email info@world-odyssey.com or enquire online.

Heli Hiking in the Glaciers

Fox Glacier credit Legend Photography

Enjoy a once in a lifetime scenic helicopter flight over one of New Zealand’s spectacular glaciers. Once you land, experience a unique guided walk amongst the ice caves, pinnacles and seracs of the pristine alpine environment.

Great Walks of New Zealand

Tongariro Crossing credit Graeme Murray

Discover New Zealand’s dramatic landscapes, magnificent wilderness and stunning wildlife when you hike one of the country’s Great Walks.

New Zealand has thousands of kilometres of hiking trails but sitting above them all are the nine Great Walks that journey through the country’s most magnificent places and iconic locations.

Experience Maori Traditions

Te_Puia_Rotorua_Credit Fraser_Clements

Māori are the tangata whenua, the indigenous people, of New Zealand. They came here more than 1000 years ago from their mythical Polynesian homeland of Hawaiki. Today Māori make up 14% of our population and their history, language and traditions are central to New Zealand’s identity.

The best place to observe Māori culture is on a marae (tribal meeting grounds). In Northland, Auckland, Rotorua and Canterbury, organised tours provide a traditional Māori welcome onto a marae, where you’ll hear Māori speeches and singing, see carved meeting houses, meet the local people (you’ll greet them with the traditional pressing of noses) and enjoy a hāngī feast cooked in earth ovens.

New Zealand is an all year round destination however arguably the best times to travel is usually between November and MarchJanuary and February are the warmest months, and July is the coldest month of the year.

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LOCATION

NEW ZEALAND KEY INFO

Visa

A visa is required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

Time Difference

GMT +13 hours

Flight Time

24 hours with one stop

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