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New Zealand

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5 activities for a thrill-seeking trip to New Zealand

If you enjoy an adrenaline rush then there is no doubt that a trip to New Zealand will have plenty to offer you. With a range of extreme adventures in New Zealand on land, water and even up in the skies, you surely won’t be disappointed. So, depending on how brave you’re feeling, why not take a peak at our top 5 adventure activities in New Zealand, and make sure to try them out when heading on a 2..

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The Franz Josef Glacier: Facts and Figures

Situated in the spectacular Southern Alps, The Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand is a breath-taking site of natural beauty. New Zealand is known across the globe for its magnificent scenery and dramatic landscape and the glaciers of New Zealand are a prime example. Take a look below at our fascinating facts about the glacier and we can guarantee you’ll want to take a tour visiting the Franz Josef..

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Hop aboard New Zealand’s most scenic rail journey – The TranzAlpine Express

When deciding on our top ten unmissable attractions in New Zealand the TranzAlpine rail journey easily made the list. But in order to give you a true taste of just how fantastic an adventure onboard will be, we thought we’d need to tell you a little more about it…   On a guided tour of New Zealand, there’s a lot of travelling required for you to discover all the country’s highlights and hidde..

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New Zealand’s best beaches

As an island nation, New Zealand has close ties to the sea and its people love beach life.  Australian beaches may be better known, but New Zealand has beaches which rank among the world’s best. Which beaches in New Zealand are the nation’s favourites, which should not be missed when you visit this beautiful country? (more…)..

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Top 5 water activities to enjoy in Bay of Islands

Boasting 144 breathtaking islands, it’s clear to see why New Zealand’s Bay of Islands is one of the country’s most popular natural beauties. New Zealand tours with Distant Journeys gives you the chance to discover all the activities that the Bay of Islands has to offer. With so much to explore, you certainly won’t be struggling for things to do. With its endless crystal waters, an obvious place to..

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What makes New Zealand’s North and South Islands so unique?

When planning your trip to New Zealand, you’ll soon discover that there are two sides to this wonderful country. There is the North Island which features the popular Bay of Islands and Rotorua. Then you have the South Island with other highlights, such as Milford Sound and Franz Josef. There are contrasting, but equally as exciting, experiences that make both worthy of a visit, so make sure you ch..

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5 Exciting ways to discover Maori culture and traditions

On your trip to New Zealand, you may want to know the best places to experience the Maori culture. The country’s unique and remarkable history is still very present within today’s culture, with traditions from the Maori people still being passed down through generations. A tour in New Zealand will likely guide you through some fascinating Maori areas, where you will be able to discover their uniqu..

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New Zealand’s five Super Rugby teams

Rugby is the national sport in New Zealand, and you’re bound to come across a game when you visit the Land of the Long White Cloud. There is a traditional connection in New Zealand between rugby and the Maori people, you’ll already be familiar with the Haka, as performed by the All Blacks and the passionate nature of the Kiwi supporters. The top five New Zealand rugby teams take part in Super Rugb..

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5 powerful reasons to choose a combined tour to Australia and New Zealand

If you want to experience the very best of Australia and New Zealand but just don’t know which country to visit first, we have the perfect solution….   It’s no surprise to us that you’re finding it hard to pick between Australia and New Zealand, many do. Which is why we’d always recommend a touring holiday that combines the best of both of these fantastic countries. And here are five powerful..

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Four fantastic reasons to holiday in New Zealand

Why visit New Zealand? It’s a question that has a hundred answers thanks to its fascinating culture and traditions, and breath-taking natural beauty. For the locals who live in New Zealand and for its many visitors, it’s simply a paradise that you can never become tired of. No matter how many times you holiday here, you’ll leave with even more reasons to visit New Zealand again in the future. If y..

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  • The organisation and communication were first class. The flexibility in travelling to the destination was impressive and the hotels where we stayed  in were all of a good standard. Our Coach was driven by Ken, who was a character and nothing was too much for him.

    Mr & Mrs Hall, Magnificent New Zealand
  • We both enjoyed the Magnificent New Zealand holiday immensely. The Coach Driver/Tour Guide was excellent and the hotels were really comfortable. The holiday was extremely good value and I would recommend it to anyone waning to taste the Antipodean holiday experience.

    Mr & Mrs Kell, Magnificent New Zealand
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