Luxury New Zealand Holidays

New Zealand is a true bucket list destination. The adventure capital of the world offers an unbeatable combination of adrenaline, luxury, and soul-stirring scenery. Divided into North and South Islands, travellers will find plenty of awesome wilderness, culture, beaches and wine regions to explore.

The North Island is rich in Maori history and culture. Witness the powerful Haka war dance, visit a marae (tribal meeting ground), and greet local people with a traditional pressing of noses. Discover traditional weaving, carving and tattooing in artists' workshops, museums and galleries.

The North offers geothermal and volcanic wonders from Rotorua’s boiling mud pools and hot springs to White Island, an active marine volcano. Hike sprawling farmlands and beaches in Hawke’s Bay and the Bay of Plenty, or eat, drink and shop in hip cities, Wellington and Auckland.

New Zealand’s South Island is famous for its scenery - from the mountain ranges showcased in Lord of the Rings - to the wild west coast and the stunning coves of the Abel Tasman National Park. Reside in a luxurious wilderness lodge, surf South Pacific swells, white water raft on glacier-carved fjords, or heli-ski on fresh powder around Queenstown and Wanaka.

If you appreciate wine the regions of Central Otago, home to the world’s most sought-after pinot noir, or the Marlborough region, famous for its Sauvignon Blanc, will not disappoint. Let Lightfoot Travel create a bespoke itinerary for you including a visit to an exclusive winery where you can taste rare vintages while soaking up the dramatic scenery.

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Country’s Info
  • Capital: Wellington
  • When to go: November through April
  • Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
  • Language: English
  • Time Zone: GMT+12
Where To Go
Bay at sunny day with sandy beach and residential suburbs, Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland & Waiheke Island
Wrinkled Green Appearance of Hills and Mountains along the coastline of Northland, New Zealand
Bay of Islands & Northland
Hurunui river in Southern Alps, Canterbury, New Zealand
Canterbury & Christchurch
Piha Beach/ an overview of New Zealand's most famous west coast beach in late evening light
Franz Josef & the West Coast
Wai o Tapu in New Zealand, the volcanic wonderland
Lake Taupo & Rotorua
Vineyard rows on a clear sunny day in Napier Hawkes Bay New Zealand
Napier & Hawkes Bay
Beautiful place in Wharariki Beach, New Zealand
Nelson & Marlborough
First light on Mitre Peak and surrounding mountains at Milford Sound, Fiordland, in New Zealand's South Island
Queenstown, Milford Sound & Southern Lakes
Palliser Bay driving route, wellington, wairarapa, New Zealand
Wellington & Wairarapa
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