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New Zealand

Unforgettable experiences
Lifelong memories


Welcome to the land where adventure is a state of mind

Small but mighty, drastic in beauty but humble in charm, you could get lost forever in the land of the long white cloud and not care one bit. From staying at a Māori marae in Rotorua to hiking glaciers in Franz Josef and skydiving in Queenstown, our NZ adventures will have you falling in love with every single inch of these enchanting islands.

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Journey off-grid

Our newest NZ adventures take you off-grid, for unforgettable experiences and local insights. Sleep in an award winning Eco Retreat, learn to surf, go skydiving, hike up volcanoes, stay at a Māori marae in Rotorua and stargaze at night. With 5 new Special Stays, nestled in the wilderness, these latest trips are the perfect way to experience New Zealand’s natural beauty and culture.

Explore New Zealand Off-Grid


Unique Accommodations

We put a lot of thought into accommodations, so you get the most out of New Zealand, and we’re always on the hunt for the coolest places to stay in every destination we visit. From an award-winning Eco Retreat in Glenorchy that was announced one of Time Magazine’s 2019 World's 100 Greatest Places, to a lodge nestled in the Marlborough Sounds with its own underwater marine observatory, to a beautiful farm in the wilderness of Ruapehu, we make sure the places you stay always perfectly reflect the destinations you visit.


Sure, the destinations are pretty spectacular, but it’s our unforgettable experiences that make our New Zealand trips so unforgettable. We include lots (more than most), and have a menu of optional Free Time Add-Ons for you to choose from to create your own perfect adventure.


Our team in NZ are the absolute best in the business. Fun, friendly and brainy, our local Trip Managers & Drivers will bring an authentic side of New Zealand to life before your eyes.

Traveling Consciously

Traveling consciously is about treading lightly, giving something back to the communities you visit and gaining a fresh perspective. Find out how our initiatives in New Zealand help to protect this wild and wonderful land.


How we get around

You’ll be journeying through rainforests and soaring valleys on one of our decked out Contiki coaches (hello WiFi, USB ports and a sound system). You bring the playlists and stories from the night before.

When hopping between the two islands we’ll take a local ferry.

"Exploring New Zealand was a dream of mine that I was only going to do at the fullest. Contiki stood out in every aspect and those 3 weeks were the best I possibly could have imagined. The add-ons were phenomenal and I felt like I was able to have a sense of my own planning while they did all the ‘hard’ planning, like accommodations and transport."

- Jennifer Kahn, The Big Tiki

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