Distant Journeys

0808 273 6872

Call free: 0808 273 6872

Monday - Friday 9 - 5.30, Saturday 9 - 5

New Zealand

home New Zealand

Whatipu coastal view Awhitu peninsula

The Awhitu Peninsula – One of New Zealand’s Best Kept Secrets!

When flying across the world to explore New Zealand, you'll want to make sure you see all the big sights on offer – but what about New Zealand's hidden gems? Well we think that the Awhitu Peninsula is certainly one of them and is a fantastic choice when deciding what to do on an Auckland Freedom Day.   (more…)..

Read More >

River with glacier Mount Cook New Zealand

10 amazing facts about New Zealand that you need to know

One of the world’s most intriguing countries, New Zealand is loved by travellers the world over. Even though it’s well-known for its stunning scenery and relaxed way of life, there is still plenty that visitors might know about this fantastic country. So before you head off on a magnificent New Zealand tour, why not get all clued up. Take a look below for our top interesting facts about New Zealan..

Read More >

aeriel view of Queenstown New Zealand

The 6 best things to do on a visit to Queenstown, New Zealand…

Sitting on the shore line of the magnificent Lake Wakatipu with the Southern Alps as a back drop, Queenstown New Zealand offers up a view like no other town. When heading on your escorted tour to New Zealand, you will be treated to a few freedom days so that you can explore the town and its beautiful surroundings. Take a look below for out top tips on what to do in Queenstown… (more…)..

Read More >
Golden sands on Abel Tasman National Park beach

Abel Tasman National Park: Small but mighty

As part of one of our New Zealand escorted tours, you will get the opportunity to visit the city of Nelson; the oldest city on New Zealand’s South Island. Whilst in Nelson, you will have a day to explore the city and its surrounding areas, with the option of taking a tour of the stunning Abel Tasman National Park. It’s no surprise that this national park is one of our 10 unmissable tourist attract..

Read More >
Auckland skyline at sunset with Sky Tower

Where to get the best views in Auckland

Auckland, in New Zealand’s North Island, is the country’s largest and most cosmopolitan city, including the biggest Polynesian population in the world. It’s a truly fascinating place to visit, with a wealth of free attractions – and a glorious cityscape surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, verdant rainforest and dozens of dormant volcanoes. Here are the places from which you can see the city at its ve..

Read More >
Robertson Island Bay of Islands New Zealand

Unmissable things to do in Paihia, Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands is one of New Zealand’s best-kept secrets. Just three hours’ drive or a 35-minute flight north of Auckland, this subtropical paradise boasts no fewer than 144 stunning islands. Paihia is just one of the many charming villages in Bay of Islands and is the gateway to the region’s fantastic sites for diving, but it’s also an amazing destination in itself. Here are just a few of its..

Read More >

Whale spotting in New Zealand: Where to see them and when to go

Any tour of lush, verdant New Zealand is bound to be a breathtaking experience. There’s so much to see and do, from beautiful beaches to stunning snow-capped mountains; from cosmopolitan cities where cultures blend in a riot of colour to incredibly ancient Māori settlements. But the crowning glory of any Kiwi tour will be a glimpse of massive, magnificent whales – some of the most remarkable creat..

Read More >
New Zealand Fur Seal Pup on rocks

10 Unique animals in New Zealand you won’t find anywhere else!

New Zealand is a remarkable country by any measure, boasting some stunning scenery and a laid-back lifestyle and culture. Its also a place full of wonderful wildlife that you simply can’t find anywhere else. So what are the top ten Kiwi animals we think you should meet?   Hector’s dolphin   The world’s smallest species of dolphin is often to be found darting and gliding in the waves off..

Read More >
Te Puia Meeting House Maori Village

Discover Rotorua’s unique Māori culture with an unforgettable traditional meal

What makes Rotorua so remarkable? Well, the dramatic landscape – sometimes dusted with snow and ice to add the finishing touch – certainly helps. There’s also no shortage of things to see and do, and we highly recommend you take a mountain bike trail amid glistening lakes and lush, verdant forests. But what makes Rotorua unique is its Māori culture – and there’s no better way to explore it than vi..

Read More >

Christchurch city centre tram New Zealand

How to spend a day in Christchurch. The perfect itinerary!

Christchurch is a must-stop destination on a tour of New Zealand. The largest city in the South Island, it’s home to nearly 400,000 people – and it’s remarkably vibrant and varied. While many people choose to stay over and spread out their visit, its also small enough that you can see its highlights in a single day. Here are the things you shouldn’t miss out on when visiting Christchurch. (more..

Read More >

feefo 99% of our customers are happy with our service
99%

of our customers are
happy with our service

  • ‘From the very first phone call we made they have delivered excellent service – friendly, reassuring, professional and nothing was too much for them to do’
    Mr & Mrs Payne, West Yorkshire

    Mr & Mrs Payne, Wonders of Australia
  • ‘Great holiday, we had the freedom to do our own thing when it suited as well as a range of excursions when we needed them. The Ghan train and the Great Barrier Reef experiences were first class’ Mr & Mrs Parry, Cheshire

    Mr & Mrs Parry, Wonders of Australia
  • Title

    Forename

    Surname

  • Address

    Postcode

    Email address

  • Where did you hear about Distant Journeys?

    Which destination are you interested in?

    When are you interested in travelling?

    Yes please! Send me occasional emails about touring holidays around the world including special offers and new tours.