New Zealand packs a lot in for such a small country. Our mountains, rivers, lakes, glaciers and beaches are all connected by spectacularly scenic roads that make journeying between destinations a real joy.

Guides play a huge part in a small group tour of New Zealand. Their attention to detail, knowledge, sense of humour and leadership can make a good holiday a great one.

An island nation, New Zealand’s environment is incredibly diverse for its small size. Both the North and the South Islands are dramatically different in terms of environment, scenic highlights and culture.

The sky scraping peaks, hanging valleys and rainforest-clad slopes of Fiordland’s Milford Sound make it one of New Zealand’s ‘must see’ destinations for visitors. But what’s the best way to truly experience this natural wonderland?

Lying in the south-west Pacific, New Zealand is similar in size to Great Britain or Japan and is made up of the North and South Islands. Gloriously uncrowded with a population of only 4 million people, Aotearoa – as we’re also known – is a land of extreme diversity.

Spring in New Zealand is characterised by crisp, sunny days, beautiful flowers in bloom and delicious ripening fruit. For lovers of nature, gardens and wildlife, Spring can be the optimal time to take a New Zealand tour.