New Zealand’s culture is equal parts Maori and European, with landscapes more ‘out-of-this-world’ than ‘other side of the world’, and activities that leave you just as breathless.

"When NZ talks about being 100% pure, they mean the people as much as the country."

There’s something about the air in the Land of the Long White Cloud. It’s clear and crisp; pure and refreshing. The land itself – whether it’s the craggy coastlines and rolling hills of North Island or the towering mountains, fjords and glaciers of South Island – is essentially raw and untouched, the water clear and sparkling, the vistas wide and infinite. But it’s the Kiwis’ attitude to their environment, multi-culturalism, even their cuisine – that’s even more refreshing.

Food here is born of a love of fresh, local ingredients, while their world-beating wines carry none of the usual snootiness). This attitude is reflected in the way they relax too, with an unbridled passion for sport and adrenaline-fueled activities. 100% pure fun? You bet!

What you need to know

  • Capital City

    Wellington

  • Time Difference

    GMT +13

  • Best Time to Visit

    South Island - Oct-Apr; North Island - year-round

  • Currency

    New Zealand Dollar

New Zealand

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Choose from the cream of New Zealand’s finest hotels, resorts and lodges

  • New Zealand Super Lodges 17 Days

    AUCKLAND | BAY OF ISLANDS | TAUPO | HAWKES BAY | BANKS PENINSULA | QUEENSTOWN | GLENORCHY

    From £25,595 per person, including flights, transfers & car hire

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  • True New Zealand 18 Days

    WAIHEKE ISLAND | ROTORUA | TAUPO | WELLINGTON | MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS | CHRISTCHURCH | FRANZ JOSEF | QUEENSTOWN

    From £12,995 per person, including flights, transfers & car hire

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  • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Auckland, North Island

    In the City of Sails, what could be more appropriate than a stunning harbour-side location, overlooking Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour with sweeping marina views?

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  • The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs Matuari Bay, Bay of Islands, North Island

    Everything you could possibly want is here: blissful beaches, wonderful walks, a soothing spa… and, like its sister property at Cape Kidnappers, it has a world-class golf course.

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  • Cape Kidnappers Hawke's Bay, North Island

    Forming part of North Island’s Hawke’s Bay, one of New Zealand’s most important wine districts, Cape Kidnappers has a rich history, beginning with its discovery by Captain Cook in 1769.

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  • Huka Lodge Taupo, North Island

    An enchanting landscape of lakes, mountains and waterfalls forms a vast backdrop to this iconic property that’s welcomed everyone from Billy Connolly to Bill Gates and, on her last visit to NZ, the Queen.

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  • Eichardts Private Hotel Queenstown, South Island

    New Zealand’s most exclusive lakefront address, Eichardts sets its own standard for gracious, luxury accommodation incorporating historic charm with its unrivalled setting on the shores of Lake Wakatipu.

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  • Blanket Bay Queenstown, South Island

    With stunning views over Lake Wakatipu to the Humbolt Mountains, set on a 65,000 acre farm and surrounded by snow-capped mountains, a prehistoric rainforest and trout-filled rivers.

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  • The Spire Queenstown, South Island

    Thoroughly modern yet wonderfully intimate, this chic boutique hotel has just 10 guest rooms, a contemporary breakfast restaurant, and an ultra-chic, super-sleek watering hole: Queenstown's only specialised Champagne bar​.

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  • Annandale Coastal Farm Escape & Luxury Villa Collection Banks Peninsula, South Island

    Rural New Zealand at its best: a 4000-acre sheep and cattle farm off the tourist trail in one of the world’s most spectacular coastal locations, with a five-bedroom homestead and three additional luxury villas.

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  • The George Christchurch, South Island

    Situated centrally in Christchurch’s most picturesque area, The George has a great reputation for its fine cuisine, and is within easy walking distance of the historic arts centre, shopping centre, casino, theatre, and restaurant areas.

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  • Otahuna Lodge Christchurch, South Island

    This is an intimate, exclusive retreat set in an 1895 homestead and surrounded by 30 acres of botanical gardens. Located 20 minutes' drive from the centre of Christchurch, it's the ideal place from which to explore.

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  • Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses Kaikoura, South Island

    Sitting between the mountains and the ocean, on a deer stud and olive farm seven miles north of Kaikoura, with contemporary design complementing the breathtaking scenery, Hapuku Lodge perfectly positions guests to take full advantage of the area's activities.

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  • Bay of Many Coves Resort Marlborough Sounds, South Island

    One of nature’s finest waterfront sanctuaries, and Marlborough Sounds’ only five-star resort, Bay of Many Coves fuses the region’s breathtaking scenery, romance, and spirit of adventure with stylish apartments and world-class cuisine for a slice pure paradise.

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  • The Marlborough Lodge Marlborough, South Island

    Experience the relaxed elegance of The Marlborough Lodge at the top of South Island. Nestled amongst 16 acres of secluded parkland and famed Sauvignon Blanc vineyards, the contemporary suites are spread over two levels of this grand country estate.

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  • Edenhouse Nelson, South Island

    Nestled in 48 acres of private grounds with landscaped gardens and amazing views, Edenhouse offers a pampered country house guest experience and delicious local fare for just six guests.

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  • Split Apple Retreat Abel Tasman National Park, near Nelson, South Island

    An exclusive, intimate, three-suite ultra-luxury wellness retreat built high into a cliff face on the edge of the stunning Abel Tasman National Park, with private access to two beaches, and some of the best bush-walking in the country.

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  • Wharekauhau Lodge & Country Estate Palliser Bay, Wairarapa, North Island

    This stylish, luxury lodge is situated on a 5000-acre working farm on the south-east coast of the North Island, framed by the Rimutaka Range and Palliser Bay, and surrounded by ancient native forest, spectacular beaches, bountiful rivers and tranquil lakes.

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  • Acacia Cliffs Lodge Taupo, North Island

    Lake Taupo is one of the North Island’s most beautiful destinations – and this four-suite boutique lodge has been designed to make the most of the uninterrupted panorama from high above the lake.

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  • Treetops Lodge & Estate Rotorua, North Island

    Designed for guests to appreciate the beauty of the surrounding forest amidst world- class luxury.

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  • Solitaire Lodge Rotorua, North Island

    One of New Zealand’s first five-star luxury lodges, Solitaire Lodge boasts an unrivalled position set on the idyllic shores of legendary Lake Tarawera, minutes away from secluded private bays, hot-water beaches and natural thermal hot springs.

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  • Greenhill Lodge Hawke’s Bay, North Island

    Opulent and tranquil, this gracious, elegant and historic five-bedroom exclusive-use mansion has played host to British royalty, and provides an authentic and tranquil New Zealand country homestead experience.

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  • Helena Bay Lodge Hikurangi, Northland, North Island

    On two miles of stunning coastline with in the North Island’s north-east corner, this is NZ’s first property with accommodation directly on the beach. Go hiking, mountain-biking, or kayaking, and don't miss the cultural tours guided by the local Maori tribe.

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  • Eagles Nest Russell, Bay of Islands, North Island

    A world-class retreat overlooking the Bay of Islands, within walking distance of historic Russell, where fabulous chefs, a superb wine cellar and fresh locally sourced foods ensure the most indulgent of stays.​

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  • The Boatshed Waiheke Island, Auckland, North Island

    A unique luxury beach house experience, close to the Waiheke Vineyards, in an intimate seaside setting that's perfect for strolls along the beach, reading in the sun, and enjoying the creative attention to-detail.

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  • Marino Ridge Waiheke Island, Auckland, North Island

    A jewel on Waiheke Island in three-and-a-half acres of native bush and gardens, magical Marino Ridge serves up three gorgeous suites, and an ever-changing 240-degree panorama of the glistening ocean – whatever time of year.

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  • Takatu Lodge & Vineyard Matakana, North Auckland, North Island

    Enjoying a beautiful location, surrounded by its own vineyards and less than three miles from the famous Saturday market and foodie restaurants, cafés and bars of Matakana, Takatu Lodge is perfect for visiting Matakana Coast wine country.

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  • SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland, North Island

    Sophisticated and elegant, this five-star hotel at SKYCITY Auckland (the entertainment destination in the heart of the city) offers superbly refurbished accommodation and the wonderfully luxurious East Day Spa.

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  • Hotel DeBrett Auckland, North Island

    Settled in the heart of Auckland’s CBD, in an iconic building stylishly reinterpreted into a 25-room boutique hotel, Hotel DeBrett links two unique precincts – High Street’s hip fashion and Shortland Street’s tailored commerce.

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  • Hilton Auckland Auckland, North Island

    This hotel offers stunning views in a downtown location on the end of Princes Wharf, a five-minute walk away from the famous Sky Tower, with a fab spa, an outdoor heated pool with unique underwater viewing window, and imaginative cocktails and cuisine.

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Inside Knowledge

Creating special moments

  1. Get Fresh

    Get Fresh

    New Zealand loves its produce and really appreciates quality, so you’ll find plenty of brilliant farmers’ markets giving you the chance to try award-winning cheeses, beautiful fruit and veg and fabulous fish for yourself.

  2. A Place in the Past

    A Place in the Past

    Wellington’s star attraction – and a cracking day out – is the spectacular Te Papa Museum of New Zealand. Here you’ll learn all about the country’s history, secrets and culture, as well as Maori legends.

  3. The Great Outdoors...

    The Great Outdoors...

    That’s what NZ is famous for! There’s no end of ways to enjoy the scenery too, from fantastic dive sites to unbelievable trekking, climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, hang-gliding… you name it.