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 +11

  • Best Time to Visit

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

  • Currency

    New Zealand Dollar

New Zealand

Explore

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

  • 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?

    Call us on 01244 567 000 to start planning your next holiday.

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  • The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs 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.

    Call us on 01244 567 000 to start planning your next holiday.

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  • Cape Kidnappers Hawkes 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.

    Call us on 01244 567 000 to start planning your next holiday.

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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.

    Call us on 01244 567 000 to start planning your next holiday.

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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.

    Call us on 01244 567 000 to start planning your next holiday.

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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.

    Call us on 01244 567 000 to start planning your next holiday.

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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.