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New Zealand – Food, Wine and Scenic Highlights

New Zealand – a gourmet’s paradise! A land of plenty, a land of fresh, rich foods with distinct characteristics! This journey takes you on a drive through regions accounting for more than 80% of New Zealand’s wine production. Combined with the farmers’ markets, eateries and artisan food producers you’ll encounter along the way, the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail offers New Zealand’s most memorable wine and food experiences.

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The Best Downunder Snowbird Vacation

This air-inclusive snowbird escape takes you to the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand or to Queensland, Australia’s Sunshine State. Staying on either the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast, enjoy a full month of relaxation, play and discovery. Or perhaps consider our most recent addition to the program – Ettalong Beach in New South Wales, just over an hour north of Sydney.

The Gold Coast is famous for its long, white sand beaches, world class …

Four for Free in New Zealand

This 13-day air-inclusive trip is the perfect New Zealand travel opportunity for those wanting to see country’s best sights in limited time.

Start in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city and one of the world’s most liveable. Perfectly balancing an outdoor and indoor lifestyle, Auckland offers spectacular views from its Skytower, or from majestic Mount Eden if you’d prefer a natural vantage point. Your days here are at leisure to explore, with the option of purchasing …

State Department Overhauls Travel Advisory System With Four Tier Map

While the share of Americans holding a passport has increased dramatically in recent years, the numbers don’t lie: a bit over one third of the U.S. population have a passport.

The State Department has never encouraged Americans to travel outside the confines of their comfort zone and many times compound matters by deeming perfectly safe areas in Mexico, Brazil, and even favorite travel destinations of Mexico, Egypt, and The Philippines at one time or another …

The Ultimate North Island Road Trip

Drive the Thermal Explorer Highway that links Auckland and Hawke’s Bay through the center of the North Island via Hamilton and Waikato, Rotorua, Lake Taupo and Ruapehu via the Volcanic Loop.

Journey some of New Zealand’s most spectacular coastal scenery on the Pacific Coast Highway, which traverses the east coast including the stunning regions of The Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Tairawhiti-Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay.

See a myriad of crystal clear lakes, dramatic volcanic mountains, stunning …

Auckland and Hawaii Escape

This 7-day, air-inclusive Hawaii and New Zealand vacation takes you to Honolulu and Auckland, offering maximum flexibility at an affordable price.

Your escape to New Zealand and Hawaii begins in Honolulu, the capital city of Hawaii located on the island of Oahu. Take a couple days to explore at your leisure, perhaps heading downtown to see the seat of the Hawaiian State Government and Iolani Palace – the only royal palace in the United States. …

Abel Tasman National Park Guided Walk and Kayak

The Wilson family has been welcoming visitors to the region since 1841 so experience their genuine Kiwi hospitality with ensuite accommodation at each of their Beachfront Lodges: Meadowbank Homestead – Awaroa and Torrent Bay Lodge. Your Guide will help you design each day to be as relaxed or adventurous as you like, then come home to pre-dinner drinks at the in-house bar and a fine meal cooked for you by your Hosts. Share stories with …

Best of New Zealand with Sydney

Auckland is the International gateway to New Zealand, as is much more than a transit stop. The country’s largest city is a vibrant urban center with great nightlife, restaurants and shopping. Centered between two harbors, draped over 48 volcanic cones occupying a stunning natural landscape of rainforest, beaches and rugged hills– it is a colorful, modern and multicultural city. With more boats per capita than anywhere else in the world it easy to see why …

Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington & Queenstown

Nestled within and isthmus of two oceans, the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea, Auckland contains much serene natural beauty. Auckland has so much to see and do – there’s plenty of entertainment for a few hours, a few days or a few weeks – museums, galleries, zoos and parks. Swim with sharks or stingrays at Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter or see a collection of intriguing artifacts showcasing New Zealand’s history and culture at the Auckland …

Auckland & Queenstown

Auckland is the ‘City of Sails’ and offers pretty much close to every activity that you could wish for: from high-speed America’s Cup racing yacht to a casual cruise on the harbor. Beyond the city you will find islands like Waiheke, known for their local artists and wineries!

Queenstown is New Zealand’s outdoor adventure playground offering jet-boating, bungy jumping, and heli-skiing set against a stunning backdrop of lake and mountains.

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Auckland Week Away

Explore Auckland! Spanning a vast area from Pakiri in the north to Bombay in the South – Auckland has everything from deserted islands to lush native bush, sheltered inshore waters to the wild Tasman Sea, and sophisticated city streets to backroad rural charm. Blow out the cobwebs with a spin around Waitemata Harbour on a jet boat or experience the thrill of sailing an America’s Cup yacht. Bungy off Auckland Harbour Bridge or try a …

New Zealand Motorhome Vacation

This 16-day New Zealand vacation includes flights from North America, before combining the best of the country with the freedom of your own motorhome.

Pick up your motorhome in Auckland and set out for Coromandel Peninsula, a favorite getaway for local Aucklanders. Take some time to enjoy the white sands of the Bay of Plenty, as well as the Peninsula’s booming restaurant scene before driving on to Rotorua. The ‘geothermal laboratory’ of New Zealand, the …