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Wednesday 01 March, 2017

Get on your bike in Queenstown

Panoramic alpine & views and easy biking make this remote Queenstown cycle ride a "must".

Here is an easy, remote half day bike ride with a big difference.  It’s the Station to Station Cycle Trail operated by Southern Discoveries from Queenstown.  You get... Read more
Tuesday 07 February, 2017

A Perfect Day in the Abel Tasman National Park

Two scenic boat cruises and a hiking trail with pristine scenery make for a perfect day in the Abel Tasman National Park.

This has got to be one of New Zealand’s top spots but is remarkably uncrowded, especially during the autumn/winter/spring period. The Abel Tasman... Read more
Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Autumn Colours Coming Soon!

The best time to catch autumn colours in New Zealand is late March through to the end of April.

The colours start to turn first in the southern regions, Central Otago etc, with the northern regions being a little later.  This photo is taken at Glendhu Bay, Lake... Read more
Friday 25 November, 2016

We Love Your Feedback!

Here is a comment from an American client who has just completed a wonderful trip around New Zealand.

“New Zealand is beautiful and the people are the best we have ever encountered anywhere. We are totally impressed. We wished we had spent more time there. Thank you... Read more
Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Kaikoura - our hearts & thoughts are with you.

Our hearts go out to the residents of Kaikoura, Hanmer Springs, Waiau, Culverden and all the small towns and rural communities affected by the 7.8 earthquake on 14 Nov.

We wish you a speedy recovery and offer you our support during the rebuild process. ... Read more
Friday 30 September, 2016

Cycle Beautiful Rabbit Island

This is an easy family-friendly bike ride on the Rabbit Island cycle trail. Take a picnic for lunch on the long, white sand beach.

This is a cruisey way to enjoy some lazy beach time, take a little exercise and enjoy some of Tasman Bay’s most gorgeous seascapes. To make the cycle hire... Read more
Sunday 18 September, 2016

Rotorua's Treetop Walkway

Rotorua has a stellar reputation as New Zealand’s thermal paradise, but it’s also home to The Redwoods and a new treetop walkway.

Located just 5 minutes from downtown Rotorua is the Whakarewarewa Forest, where you can find The Redwoods, a grove of California coastal redwood trees. Planted in... Read more
Tuesday 30 August, 2016

Gorgeous Golden Bay

If you're into gorgeous beach scenery, take time to visit beautiful Golden Bay at the northern tip of the South Island.

Providing the beautiful coastline for both the Abel Tasman National Park and Kahurangi National Park, Golden Bay’s remoteness is one if its finest assets.    From... Read more
Friday 12 August, 2016

New - Genuine Small Group Escorted Tours

We are excited to announce these new small group escorted tours for the 16/17 summer season.

With no more than 24 travellers per departure, a more intimate and personal style of touring experience is assured. This exciting range of tours offer... Read more
Monday 18 July, 2016

Announcement: New Coach Tour Discounts

New discounts have just been released for AAT Kings 2016/17 "First Choice" and "Best Buys" New Zealand escorted tours.


Some summer departures are filling fast so now is a really good time to make your booking!  Check out the outstanding range of “First Choice” and... Read more
Wednesday 16 December, 2015

AAT Kings Awards South Pacific Travellers World

A big happy day at South Pacific Travellers World today when we were awarded with the AAT Kings 2015 Top Achiever award.

We love selling AAT Kings escorted tours and it seems AAT Kings love us as well.  Our wonderful rep, Reece, called in today bearing Christmas cheer... Read more
Thursday 03 December, 2015

Visit the Lord of the Rings Ringmaker

Nelson is home to the Lord of the Rings famous ringmaker, Jens Hansen.

Visiting Nelson is always an absolute pleasure for its sense of relaxation and rejuvenation all rolled into one blissful, small seaside city.  The sun... Read more
Thursday 05 November, 2015

Escorted Coach Tour Discounts - Join in the Fun!

Summer coach tour departures are filling fast but there are still spaces and outstanding discounts on offer. Luxury coach travel, quality hotels, delicious meals and iconic sightseeing.

New Zealand’s outstanding scenic beauty can be enjoyed to the maximum when you’re sitting back in a luxury coach and watching the amazing vistas roll by through... Read more
Sunday 01 November, 2015

NZ All Blacks Win 2015 Rugby World Cup

A proud day in New Zealand today as the All Blacks convincingly win the 2015 Rugby World Cup in Twickenham. Congratulations to the All Blacks and all the other teams for making it such an outstanding event.

Hi Linda, Hope all is well with you. We are all fine here. I followed the rugby world cup and wanted New Zealand to win ,of course, after falling in love with it... Read more
Thursday 29 October, 2015

Choosing the Right New Zealand Coach Tour

Considering a New Zealand coach tour? Here is some sound, simple advice about what to look for to ensure you make the right choice.

Often we are asked whether holidaying in New Zealand is better by self driving a rental car or by joining an escorted coach tour.  Of course, there are pros... Read more
Thursday 22 October, 2015

Queenstown Skyline Gondola

Imposing mountain peaks, deep blue Lake Wakatipu, remote rolling hills and the sparkling Queenstown village in one panoramic vista, all from the Queenstown Skyline Gondola.

The Queenstown Skyline Gondola is an excellent way to get a bird’s eye view of Queenstown resort, Lake Wakatipu and surrounding mountains.  By doing it early... Read more
Thursday 22 October, 2015

New Zealand Honeymoon Holidays

No matter what style of honeymoon is on your wish list, New Zealand is sure to deliver the perfect solution.

If you’ve chosen New Zealand to celebrate your honeymoon, romantic escape or anniversary vacation, you have already made an exciting decision.  Now, much of its... Read more
Tuesday 13 October, 2015

United Airlines will launch a San Francisco - Auckland service from July 2016.

Air New Zealand and United Airlines have a longstanding partnership and in April this year signed a Statement of Intent to deepen and further define this alliance between New Zealand and mainland USA.

Air New Zealand chief executive officer Chris Luxon says United Airlines has supported Air New Zealand in launching its new Auckland – Houston... Read more
Wednesday 09 September, 2015

Abel Tasman National Park Hiking and Kayaking

One of New Zealand's prettiest national parks is located at the northern tip of the South Island. It is New Zealand's only coastal national park with golden sand beaches and clear turquoise water. The sheltered bays are popular for cruising, sailing and sea kayaking.

Getting There The Abel Tasman National Park is just an hour’s drive from the graceful city of Nelson, or just 15 minutes from Motueka, a small town with vast... Read more
Thursday 13 August, 2015

Small Group Tours with Moa Trek

If travelling with fewer people is more your vacation style when you think of New Zealand coach tours, then here is a New Zealand small group escorted tour that ticks all the boxes.

Some of the most innovative, interesting and engaging New Zealand coach tours are created by New Zealand owned and operated, Moa Trek.  They hail back to... Read more
Thursday 16 July, 2015

New Zealand's Night-Time Experiences

From night hikes to cave-rafts to midnight munchies, there’s lots to do in New Zealand when the lights go out...



1. Night-hike the Tongariro Crossing The 19km Tongariro Alpine Crossing is frequently touted as the world’s best day walk, thanks to its compact... Read more
Thursday 16 July, 2015

Top 10 spots in New Zealand

New Zealand lets you experience an intimacy with nature that's hard to find anywhere else.

  Elwing Moored at Stewart Island The two of you can discover magic places, where you can fall in love with each other over and over again. From secluded beaches... Read more
Thursday 16 July, 2015

Cycling in New Zealand

It looks like New Zealand’s cycling revolution is set to keep rolling, with stacks of new tracks opening and walking trails being converted to dual use. Unsurprisingly, travellers have been quick to cotton on, encouraged by bike hire and shuttle services in all the right places. Offering opportunities to see so much in so little time, with the bonus of fresh air and exercise, these day rides are an unbeatable way to go exploring.


Pedal across bridges, through railway tunnels and past breathtaking woodlands along NewZealand’s Karangahake Gorge. Image by Andrew Bain / Lonely Planet Images /... Read more
Thursday 16 July, 2015

New Zealand’s Middle Earth: behind the scenes of The Hobbit

A land of snow-capped peaks, primeval forests and glacier-carved river valleys, New Zealand seemed destined to play a starring role in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films. As Middle Earth fans gear up for the last and final movie of the Hobbit series, here's a look at some of the fantastical set locations and fine behind-the-scenes craftwork that have helped shine a spotlight on one of the world’s most breathtaking countries.


Queenstown Bay and the Remarkables. Image by Photo Art by Mandy / Getty New Zealand’s Middle Earth – Hobbiton When director Peter Jackson flew over the gentle,... Read more
Thursday 16 July, 2015

Ten Scenic Hikes of New Zealand

New Zealand may be justifiably famous for its Great Walks and other multi-day hiking trails, but don’t break out the cooking stove and sleeping bag just yet. Much of the same wilderness can be explored on day hikes, which means less gear, less effort, and quite possibly more fun.


Blaze a trail past the snow-sprinkled mountains and yawning valleys of Fiordland National Park on New Zealand’s Routeburn Track. Image by Grahame McConnell... Read more
Thursday 16 July, 2015

Alternative Queenstown

Queenstown in New Zealand is renowned internationally as an adventure tourism hotspot, but there are also less adrenaline-fuelled activities to be enjoyed amid beautiful Central Otago scenery. Once you've secured your collection of souvenir T-shirts and DVDs by bungy jumping, whitewater rafting and jetboating, slow down and relax with these easygoing alternative activities.



Kayaker on Lake Wakatipu, with The Remarkables towering in the background. Image by David Wall Photo / Lonely Planet Images / Getty Images. Soak in Japanese-style hot... Read more
Thursday 16 July, 2015

Honeymoon in New Zealand

There’s a saying that goes “Once in a while right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale”. There are some moments you remember in life which will never be repeated, that are truly treasured in the book of your life’s journey.

It goes without saying that you want your honeymoon to be full of such beautiful snapshots of these special moments. A honeymoon is one of those holidays you want to... Read more
Thursday 16 July, 2015

Exploring the Kapiti Coast

If you want to get away from city life, the Nature Coast is just a stone's throw away and it's Wellington 's northern gateway

Kapiti Coast This region of Kapiti – The Horowhenua – starts from Paekakariki at the southern tip of the Kapiti Coast . Here you can enjoy beautiful beaches,... Read more
Thursday 16 July, 2015

Biking in New Zealand

New Zealand is an ideal biking destination with spectacular scenery, a low crime rate, minimal traffic and friendly locals. Most towns and cities have bike shops, repair shops and also hire options. For better quality bikes you are best heading to the larger towns and cities but most places will be able to help you on your travels.

Whilst the main roads provide great scenery and easy access, the off-road possibilities tend to really excite most cyclists. With huge varieties of terrain and some of... Read more
Thursday 16 July, 2015

Tutukaka Coast

The Tutukaka Coast is a loop road that heads out from Whangarei on the Twin Coast Discovery Highway, meanders through orchards, farmland and rock walls, before reaching the numerous acclaimed Tutukaka Coastal villages and hamlets that are dotted along the East Coast of Northland.
This stretch of coastline has been rated as second equal best coastal destination on the planet by National Geographic Traveler magazine, and also as a must do in Lonely Planet.


Tutukaka Beach Dig your toes in the sand Spectacular, and remote, but with quaint coastal hamlets that tiptoe as close to the water’s edge as they can, with culture and wifi... Read more
Thursday 16 July, 2015

Exploring the Taranaki Region

If you really want to get off the beaten track and explore some of the North Island's most stunning, but less-travelled roads, make a beeline for Taranaki, the western region which stretches round the coast from New Plymouth to Hawera, with the majestic Mt Taranaki a definite highlight....

 Mt Taranaki Taranaki The area is bursting at the seams with jaw dropping scenery, from the iconic mountain itself, to the lush green plains and vivid black... Read more
Thursday 16 July, 2015

Lord of the Rings - New Zealand

New Zealand is known as Middle Earth for its Lord of the Rings trilogy. New Zealand born Peter Jackson filmed the entire three films in various locations around New Zealand.

This Academy Award winning trilogy of films (four Oscars for The Fellowship of the Ring, two Oscars for The Two Towers and 11 Oscars for The Return of the King... Read more
Thursday 16 July, 2015

The Hobbit Trilogy Filming Locations

The Hobbit Trilogy was filmed entirely in New Zealand, throughout locations in both the North and South Islands.

Gandalf in Hobbiton, Hamilton, Waikato Hobbiton The rolling hills of The Shire were once again brought to life near Matamata, whereHobbiton was re-built for The Hobbit... Read more
Monday 13 July, 2015

Water Sports in New Zealand

With the world’s tenth longest coastline and an interior riven with more than 180,000km of charted rivers, it’s no surprise that New Zealand’s cup is overflowing with watery adventures. Surfing, kayaking, rafting, diving, snorkelling, sailing, and even swimming with dolphins or seals, there’s plenty to immerse yourself in.

Bobbing on the rapids as spray whips your skin… few thrills can beat rafting down the Tongariro River in New Zealand. Image by Oliver Strewe / Lonely Planet... Read more
Thursday 09 July, 2015

Tour New Zealand - FREE Ferry Crossing

Just released! A special deal from GO Rentals offering a free ferry crossing for northbound car rentals that start Christchurch or Queenstown and finish in Auckland.

Wow! GO Rentals have turned up the amps with their FREE ferry crossing offer for our clients.  All you need to do with is start your rental in the South Island (Christchurch... Read more
Wednesday 08 July, 2015

New Zealand Tour Packages Deals

Most international flights to New Zealand land in Auckland, creating a southward visitor flow from Auckland to Christchurch. But if you start your trip in Christchurch and finish your New Zealand tour package in Auckland, there are savings to be had.

New Zealand Tour Packages Christchurch to Auckland. Because most flights land in Auckland, the majority of visitors to New Zealand generally start their New Zealand... Read more
Wednesday 01 July, 2015

Driving in New Zealand - Test Yourself!

What's different about driving in New Zealand? There are a few things that you need to know before heading off into the sunset on your New Zealand vacation.

Overall, driving around New Zealand is a breeze compared to many other countries.  Generally our roads are well maintained, well signposted and lacking in frustrating... Read more
Thursday 04 June, 2015

Milford Sound Overnight Cruise - enchanting!

If experiencing New Zealand's more "natural" side is high on your holiday priority list, then here is a 13 day South Island off-the-beaten-track tour with a genuine difference, that includes the magnificent Milford Sound Overnight Cruise.

In just 13 days you’ll truly experience the South Island from some very unique angles.  Of course the Tranz Alpine train is a “must” to completely... Read more
Friday 22 May, 2015

Tour New Zealand in a Tiny Wee Small Group

Sometimes smaller is better and Moa Trek's maximum of 18 travellers per tour is a real winner. These small group escorted tours offer the opportunity to experience New Zealand's unique landscapes, including regions a little less travelled by more conventional coach tours.

When you’re travelling in a small group, chances are most of your travelling companions are travelling with you for the exact same reason!    Smaller... Read more
Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Very Scenic Cycling in Wanaka

Take a gentle bike ride around Wanaka's waterfront and along the Clutha River outlet cycle trail. A well-formed track makes cycling in Wanaka along this trail a lot of fun and the scenery is outstanding.

If ever there was a destination born for cycling, it would have to be wonderful Wanaka.  Cycling in Wanaka, with its numerous outstanding trails starting right in the town... Read more
Friday 15 May, 2015

Bargains galore for New Zealand coach tours

It's the season for outstanding Early Bird discounts on New Zealand coach tours. They just keep coming! So if you are contemplating coming to New Zealand for a New Zealand coach tour, now is the time to book! The deals and seats are still available.

We’ve just been updating the deals on the New Zealand coach tours on our website and really, they are amazing! Kirra’s outstanding 20 day Ultimate... Read more
Sunday 26 April, 2015

New Zealand Coach Tours - which one for you?

To self drive or join a New Zealand coach tour - that is the question!

We are often asked whether holidaying in New Zealand is better by self driving a rental car or by joining an escorted coach tour.  Of course, there... Read more
Sunday 19 April, 2015

Air New Zealand announces new direct flights from Houston, USA

Hello Houston! We are very excited by Air New Zealand's announcement that they will commence direct flights between Houston and Auckland in December, starting in December. Tickets go on sale in May.

Sparkling lights of Auckland city and SkyTower ... Read more
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18 days "Best of New Zealand" Guided Tour - Early Bird Sale - Save $1,065pp and Join in the Fun!

This outstanding 18 day escorted luxury coach tour of New Zealand’s breathtaking North and South Island ticks all the boxes for amazing scenic highlights and iconic experiences.     ... read more
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