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Have you considered a New Zealand Cycling Adventure?

Picture this. Rolling, sheep-dotted hills giving away to rugged, snow-capped peaks, as you lean into a gradual corner and let the wheels do the work; afternoons on the move, mornings by the lake, evenings under the stars and a holiday you’ll never forget, cycling New Zealand. It sounds idyllic, doesn’t it? Surfing the divide between … Continue reading “Have you considered a New Zealand Cycling Adventure?”

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Make Tracks on These New Zealand Rail Experiences

All aboard! If you go choo-choo over trains, or fancy the thought of streaking across the countryside, sipping a beverage and staring out the window in awe, a railway adventure is just what you need to make the most out of your New Zealand holiday. Now, don’t think this blog isn’t for you if trains … Continue reading “Make Tracks on These New Zealand Rail Experiences”

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4 Things You Need to Know About Hiking in New Zealand

Hiking in New Zealand is almost like an unofficial national sport. There are tracks everywhere; some rough, others well-worn and paved, with sign-posts and hand-rails to make your passage easier – all are free and open for exploration, provided inclement weather doesn’t spoil the fun. Although, if you’re going to travel like a local, the … Continue reading “4 Things You Need to Know About Hiking in New Zealand”

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5 Highlights of our 18 Day New Zealand Panorama Escorted Coach Tour

You’ve been researching New Zealand coach tours for a while, and they’ve captured your imagination long enough to tease out a conversation or two with your nearest and dearest. Should you go? When should you go? What should you pack, and what should you look for in a tour? While you can find the answers … Continue reading “5 Highlights of our 18 Day New Zealand Panorama Escorted Coach Tour”

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3 Reasons You Should Book an Overnight Cruise on Milford or Doubtful Sound

The magic of Milford and Doubtful Sound is difficult to capture with mere words – graceful, glorious, ancient and awe-inspiring, the hallowed cliffs of these prehistoric passages inspire wild imaginings and wide, toothy smiles without changing gear. You’ve probably been told time and time again, you must go, if there’s anything to do near Queenstown, … Continue reading “3 Reasons You Should Book an Overnight Cruise on Milford or Doubtful Sound”

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Must Book in Advance’ New Zealand Cruise Shore Excursions

You’ve settled into your stateroom, slept onboard overnight and savoured the deluxe delights of sea life… you’re in heaven. But the pleasures and leisure time of cruising isn’t limited to the chair spangled decks and formal dinner affairs. Get out, see the sights and find out more about New Zealand! You’ve nailed down which New … Continue reading “Must Book in Advance’ New Zealand Cruise Shore Excursions”

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By Air or by Sea, which way should you cross Cook Strait?

South to north, north to south, crossing the Cook Strait can be as easy as stepping onto the New Zealand ferry and watching the white boats bobbing in Wellington harbour, as your strait-faring vessel slowly carries you to all new adventures. To say there’s only one way, however, is inaccurate, as an alternative, open-air journey … Continue reading “By Air or by Sea, which way should you cross Cook Strait?”

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Why You Shouldn’t Miss Warbirds Over Wanaka

Wanaka is known for its snowfields, stunning scenery and water sports – a veritable wonderland of activities and holiday adventures, travellers hardly need another excuse to visit the lush core of the South Island. In case you’re looking for that excuse, or you’re sure you’ve done everything there is to do in the Land of … Continue reading “Why You Shouldn’t Miss Warbirds Over Wanaka”

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A Unique New Zealand Luxury Yacht Experience to be Savoured…

Have you been dreaming of a holiday that combines road adventures and sea escapades, without the hassle of driving all day or dealing with large, crowded cruise ships? It sounds contradictory, a near impossible order in a world of compromises, but Kirra Tours doesn’t believe in trading your satisfaction for something that sort of, maybe … Continue reading “A Unique New Zealand Luxury Yacht Experience to be Savoured…”

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New Zealand’s Top 6 Water Adventures

New Zealand inspires many different daydreams, inviting travellers to dine, hike, ski, shop, sail, cruise and taste at will, spoiled for choice wherever their itinerary takes them. Rarely though, do intrepid wanderers and curious newcomers explore the full range of adventures available, sticking to dry-land thrills like bungy jumping, or stable alternatives like day-cruises. Don’t … Continue reading “New Zealand’s Top 6 Water Adventures”

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Top 6 things to do in Queenstown

Every traveller needs a basecamp. A home away from home to rest, recover and chill between each smile-making experience. While relaxation is a forgotten but essential factor in most itineraries, you’ll never be far from the action in Queenstown, as the southern city acts as a natural conduit of adventure. From the heart-stopping Milford Sound … Continue reading “Top 6 things to do in Queenstown”

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When is the best time to visit New Zealand?

In one word – anytime! Keep in mind, New Zealand is located in the Southern Hemisphere, sharing a seasonal schedule with countries like Australia. If you’re an American looking for a summer siesta and the Land of the Long White Cloud is the destination of your next adventure, you might want to swap June for … Continue reading “When is the best time to visit New Zealand?”

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New Zealand Experiences for All Ages

Whether you’re young, old or old enough to know better, New Zealand is a wanderlust worthy destination with more things to do, see and appreciate in a single holiday. Bursting with bucket-list goodies and sneaky side-trips only local knowledge can reveal, sightseeing in NZ may get your island adventure started, but there’s more in store … Continue reading “New Zealand Experiences for All Ages”

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Top 5 North Island Sightseeing Activities

Ready your eyes for an unrivalled extravaganza, as the North Island of New Zealand rolls out the green carpet and gives your senses the royal treatment. You will be awed, you will be thrilled, you’ll be so enraptured by sweet aromas and full-bodied wines, that home will feel like another time entirely. You’ll still be … Continue reading “Top 5 North Island Sightseeing Activities”

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Luxury Lodges in New Zealand

Comfort, class and beauty… no matter where you stay in New Zealand, the experience comes with a spectacular view. Visitors from all over the globe flock to the white-sheet bed and breakfasts, lodges and boutique hideaways speckling the North and South Islands, trading in the familiarity of home for something entirely unforgettable. They say New … Continue reading “Luxury Lodges in New Zealand”

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Choose the Perfect New Zealand Coach Tour with our Helpful Guide

There’s so many tours, you think, scrolling through our diverse range of potential getaways and special interest coach tours – it’s difficult to say no to wine, cheese and delicious food – where should you start? Who should you travel with? What are you really looking for? These are some great and very common questions. … Continue reading “Choose the Perfect New Zealand Coach Tour with our Helpful Guide”

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