New Zealand | Designer Travel

Christchurch, New Zealand

New Zealand

In New Zealand, you can be assured you’ll receive a warm welcome from the ‘Kiwis’. We recommend you visit both the North Island and the South Island as they are so diverse.

With excellent flight options from the UK, New Zealand has never seemed closer and is fast becoming a popular destination for family holidays. Thanks to the Lord of the Rings, teenagers in particular will be fascinated to discover the magical land of Hobbiton! With miles of untouched beaches and coast line, it really is one of the best destinations to satisfy the whole family and one which lends itself well to a self-drive holiday so you’re free to stop and start along the way as you wish.

The South Island has some of the world’s most stunning scenery including Mount Cook and Milford Sound. It’s also home to an amazing amount of wildlife making it a perfect place for a spot of whale and dolphin watching.

The North Island has beaches, the Tongariro National Park and the cafe culture of Wellington. You will also find sweeping mountains, steaming geysers and Auckland, “the city of sails”.

There’s so much you can do here…guided cycling tours, take the wine trail, see the local wildlife with a spot of bird, dolphin or whale watching, explore the fabulous national parks, play a leisurely round at one of the stunning golf courses or embrace your inner daredevil and try bungee jumping, jet boating, canyoning or even skydiving!

Designer Travel will seek out the best luxury deals for you to New Zealand. Just contact us and tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll do all the searching for you while you sit back and relax. Our experts can tailor-make you a bespoke holiday experience – especially handy if you’re considering a multi-centre or touring break or are staying for longer than the usual one or two weeks.

We are ABTA bonded and independent so we have a huge choice of flight and accommodation options available to us. Add to that the fact that we offer a full after sales service and you can see why customers are choosing to book with Designer Travel year after year.

To start the ball rolling for your trip to New Zealand, simply complete the enquiry form or give us a call – we’ll be delighted to help.

Key Highlights
  • Consider a self-drive holiday here – you could even hire a motorhome
  • There are plenty of diverse mountain bike and cycle tracks to explore plus lot of wonderful walking and hiking trails
  • You could take a tour of a winery or two and enjoy some fine NZ wines along the way as well
  • Golf holiday itineraries can be arranged – please ask us for more details
  • There are two glaciers which are walkable; Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier
  • Adrenaline junkies will love the range of fast paced activities available
  • We highly recommend taking a short day cruise around Doubtful Sound
  • Take in the sights from the top of Auckland’s 328m-high Sky Tower
  • If you can’t choose between a visit to the North Island or South Island, visit both! We can arrange all you need for a multi-centre stay

Climate Information

New Zealand has a varied climate thanks to it’s wonderfully diverse landscape. Most regions have a temperate climate with mild temperatures, moderate rainfall and plenty of sunshine.

Weather can change unexpectedly and rainfall peaks in June and July.

Temperatures are generally highest from December through to March and range from 19-25°C.

Inland alpine areas of the South Island can be very cold in the winter, with lows of up to -10°C

Leisure & Activities

Home of Middle-earth™
Explore the awe-inspiring landscapes of 'The Lord of the Rings'. From snow-capped mountain peaks to lush forests and gushing waterfalls, you'll be totally enchanted by the many locations throughout the country which were used to film The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit Trilogy.

Maori Culture
Experience the Maori culture by taking an organised tour and learning more about the way of life of the indigenous people from knowledgeable Maori guides. You can meet the local people, observe the traditional art forms such as weaving, carving and tattoing and, of course, see a traditional kapa haka performance.

Wine Tours
There are many quality wineries and vineyards located throughout New Zealand making it a great place for a wine lovers break. Some of the vineyards occupy spectacular locations so as well as getting to enjoy the distinctive fine wines of the region, you'll be treated to stunning views as well.


Destinations in New Zealand