Aotearoa brings mammoth national parks, dynamic Māori culture, and world-class surfing and skiing. New Zealand can be mellow or action-packed, but it's always epic.
There are just five million New Zealanders, scattered across 268,021 sq km: bigger than the UK with one-fourteenth of the population. Filling in the gaps are the sublime forests, mountains, lakes, beaches and fiords that have made NZ one of the best hiking (we call it 'tramping') destinations on the planet. Tackle one of the epic 'Great Walks' or spend a few hours wandering along a beach, paddling a canoe or mountain biking through some easily accessible wilderness.
British-influenced classics like fish and chips aren’t going anywhere, but NZ gastronomy has come a long way. Food is influenced from around the globe (as Kiwis are avid travellers) and combined with the best & tastiest ingredients one find, your taste buds are set for a culinary adventure. Wash it all down ‘OK’ coffee (well, it’s better than the US), an edgy craft-beer scene and legendary cool-climate wines (like sublime sauvignon blanc and pinot noir) you’ll be pleased you’ve taken time out in Aotearoa.
12th October 2020 11 nights
Central North Island onboard the Northern Explorer journey on the world-renowned Tranz Alpine and experience the Taieri Gorge Railway