Australia & South Pacific

New Zealand Tours, Vacations & Experiences


  • Reflection of Lake Matheson - South Island
  • Artist's Palette - Waiotapu
  • Milford Sound cruise
  • Auckland

New Zealand is a country made up of two major islands, simply called North and South Islands. They contrast in not only terrain and physical features but also in character and attractions. We have a wide range of New Zealand tours and vacations which feature both islands.

The North Island offers lush sub-tropical vegetation, exotic flora and fauna, beaches and attractive small friendly towns. Approximately 75% of Maori culture exists on the North Island. The South Island has spectacular scenery consisting of sweeping plains, snow-covered mountains and rugged coasts and abounds in natural breath-taking landscapes.

In the North Island, Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and is known as “The City of Sails” with its numerous boats moored in its attractive harbour. Get a panoramic bird’s eye view of Auckland at the Skytower, the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere or Mount Eden. Take a harbour cruise or visit Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World.

The capital, Wellington, renowned for its natural beauty and also its arts, and culture, is situated between green hills and a magnificent harbour. A cable car ride to the top of the hills will reveal its charms.

Rotorua is a volcanic geothermal wonderland of spurting geysers, steaming hot springs and boiling mud pools. It is also a centre of Maori culture. Two highlights are to partake in a Hangi Feast and visit the glowworm caves.

The subtropical Bay of Islands, a very pretty region made up of around 150 islands is a wonderful place to both relax and explore – a good place to see dolphins, whales and penguins.

On the South Island, Christchurch, steadily recovering from an earthquake is a charming city with a strong English atmosphere. Stroll along the banks of the tree-lined Avon River and observe the neo-gothic architecture.

Queenstown, located on Lake Wakatipu is the perfect centre to visit the fiordlands. This includes the majestic Milford Sound with its mountain peaks and cascading waterfalls and to take the Milford Track trek from the Sound to attractive Lake Te Anau through breathtaking alpine and fiord scenery.

Besides all of the above, there are many other wonders to experience in this compact but diverse country.

 

New Zealand Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to New Zealand. 

Learn about the history and culture of New Zealand, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about New Zealand's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering New Zealand for yourself. Start exploring...book a New Zealand vacation today!

 


 

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  • Waltzing Matilda - Holiday of a Lifetime

    Our fully escorted Waltzing Matilda tour is very different to the other programmes we offer to Australia and the South Pacific. It is one of Goway's specifically designated escorted HOLIDAYS OF A LIFETIME that carry a promise of something special! Our professional Tour Director will take care of all the day to day details allowing you to enjoy the history, culture and natural beauty of each of the countries visited on this trip.
    Duration:
    22 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 9,329
    Trip Type:
    Fully Escorted Touring, Holidays of a lifetime, Single Friendly
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  • Best of New Zealand - Holiday of a Lifetime

    Your fully escorted tour starts with a stay at Lake Tekapo near Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain. Then drive to Queenstown and visit Milford Sound. Fly to Rotorua with its natural geothermal activity and then on to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. Travel on Goway's Best of New Zealand HOLIDAY OF A LIFETIME and return with a lifetime of memories.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,269
    Trip Type:
    Fully Escorted Touring, Holidays of a lifetime, Single Friendly
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  • Classic Downunder (ex Auckland)

    Get to know the true Downunder by experiencing the best of both Australia and New Zealand. Journey through New Zealand’s incredible islands before embarking on a tour of Australia.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,641
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries
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  • Classic Downunder (ex Cairns)

    Get to know the true Downunder by experiencing the best of both Australia and New Zealand. Journey through New Zealand’s incredible islands before embarking on a tour of Australia.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,641
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries
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  • Classic New Zealand

    This is the ultimate classic New Zealand tour. Begin in Auckland and then it’s on to Rotorua, next head south to the capital, Wellington before embarking on the scenic South Island.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,230
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries
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  • Classic South Pacific

    Enjoy the Classic South Pacific by encountering Fijian, Maori and Aboriginal cultures. Travel from Fiji to New Zealand to Australia taking in fantastic sights and experiences on route.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,350
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries
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  • Classic South Pacific and South America

    Discover four unique destinations with the spectacular scenery of Santiago, Chile, the bustling tropical city of Papeete, Tahiti, the beautiful lagoons of Bora Bora and Auckland, the city of sails.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,557
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries
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  • Essential New Zealand (Coach)

    Get to know both of New Zealand’s islands by taking in some of their most popular sites. Travel from Auckland to Christchurch, visiting Rotorua, Queenstown and Milford Sound in between.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries
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  • Essential New Zealand (Self Drive)

    Get to know both of New Zealand’s islands by driving through their most popular sites. Travel from Auckland to Christchurch, visiting Rotorua, Queenstown and Milford Sound in between.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries
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  • 10 Day New Zealand Reflections

    Experience New Zealand’s highlights on this trip through both the North and South Islands.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,879
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Getaways
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  • Akaroa Day Tour

    Travel to the beautiful and unspoilt Akaroa. Enjoy lunch in the picturesque Akaroa Village. In the afternoon choose between cruising the harbour, a horse ride, some golf, or simply relax.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 214
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
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  • Alps and Ice

    New Zealand’s South Island is an astonishing land filled with dramatic gorges and powerful glaciers.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Small Group Tours
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  • Arthur's Pass Tour

    Board the famous TranzAlpine travelling to Arthur’s Pass, touring over the Southern Alps and the Otira Gorge and village. There’s an optional jet boat ride before an afternoon farm visit.
    Duration:
    10 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 342
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Auckland and Queenstown Adventure

    Experience the best of New Zealand, north and south on this introductory adventure.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,169
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Getaways
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  • Auckland City of Sails

    Spend three days exploring Auckland, known as the “City of Sails” because of the many yachts in the harbour. See the sights and scenery that have made this city a favourite with tourists.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 364
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Azur Lodge - Stay of Distinction

    While only five minutes from Queenstown, Azur Lodge offers complete privacy and isolation. With nine villas and a main lodge, Azur is renowned for personalized and professional service.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,688
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, VIP Luxury Touring
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  • Bay of Islands B&B Overnight Cruise

    Experience a unique cruise around the Bay of Islands. With 144 islands and abundant marine and bird life, this is one of New Zealand's finest sub-tropical maritime parks.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 146
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Bay of Islands Self Drive

    Drive north from Auckland to beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy some leisure time and get to know the area before visiting the superb beaches of Cape Reinga, New Zealand’s northernmost point.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 468
    Trip Type:
    Self Drive Itinerary Ideas
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  • Beautiful Bay of Islands

    Enjoy the stunning coastal scenery and impeccable stretches of beach in beautiful Bay of Islands. Visit historic Russell and Cape Reinga before heading back to the Bay and on to Auckland.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 592
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Best of Both Islands Self Drive

    Get to know Auckland before heading to Rotorua then Queenstown. From Queenstown travel to the Glacier Region and Christchurch truly uncovering the best that both islands have to offer.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 976
    Trip Type:
    Self Drive Itinerary Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Bush and Beach Walk 3 Day

    Spend three days walking through native forests, past headlands, through estuaries and onto sandy beaches. This is a great alternative for those with limited time to explore New Zealand.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,143
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Bush and Beach Walk 5 Day

    Abel Tasman National Park, at the top of the South Island, offers amazing ocean views, beaches and water. The track is reasonably well graded making it suitable for most people and families.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,696
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Christchurch - The Garden City

    New Zealand’s South Island is one of the most stunning places in the world and Christchurch is its gateway. Enjoy some leisure time then take in a few of the “Garden City’s” attractions.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 313
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Classic Wine Trail Self Drive

    Famous for its wines, embark on a self drive through New Zealand’s Classic Wine Trail sampling gourmet food while taking in culture and some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,477
    Trip Type:
    Lodges & Beach Stays, Self Drive Itinerary Ideas
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  • Coromandel Peninsula

    Only 90 minutes drive from Auckland, the Coromandel is one of New Zealand’s premier holiday destinations. Stay at Aotearoa Lodge, a relaxed accommodation in quiet semi-rural surroundings or at Carolyn’s on Parklands, an upmarket B&B and refuge for peace and privacy.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 941
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Lodges & Beach Stays
    New Zealand See Trip Details

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