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.
From staying in a traditional Māori marae in Rotorua to bedding down in an award-winning Eco Retreat and working farm, our accommodations in New Zealand is hand-picked to get you as close to all that natural beauty as possible.
From dropping by a kiwi hatchery to learning how to handcraft jade with a Māori mastercraftsman, our unforgettable experiences bring New Zealand to life.
Our Trip Managers and Drivers in New Zealand are genuine locals who know every inch of these islands and can’t wait to show you their backyards.
Contiki Cares is our commitment to protect the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with and the planet we all share. Find out how our initiatives in New Zealand help to protect New Zealand’s people and wildlife - as well as the land that they share.
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.
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.
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.
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."