New Zealand

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, and 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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New Zealand destinations

  • Queenstown, Milford Sound & Southern Lakes
  • Napier & Hawkes Bay
  • Lake Taupo & Rotorua
  • Auckland & Waiheke Island
  • Bay of Islands & Northland
  • Canterbury & Christchurch
  • Franz Josef & the West Coast
  • Wellington & Wairarapa
  • Nelson & Marlborough

Good to Know

Time difference: GMT+12

Capital Wellington

Main Language: English

Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

Best time to go: November through April