When planning your New Zealand tour it's hard to know where to start - but perhaps we can help. New Zealand's greatest assets are stunning landscapes and inspiring vistas - nowhere is this better demonstrated or experienced than in the countries wonderful national parks. There are 14 national parks in New Zealand, each with its own unique appeal and beauty. However, there are 3 that we would highly recommend integrating to any trip or tour around New Zealand. Each offers someting slightly differnet but combined you will get to see the very best of New Zealand's natural beauty:
The New Zealand cycle trail is an exciting network of rides designed to enable you to explore the best parts of NZ by bike. Our tours unique hop on and off structure give you the chance to explore these exciting new tracks. You can find out more about how cycling options work on our bike pages.
Traditionally a safari involves scorching temperatures, arid deserts, ferocious predators and a desperate hunt to spot the Big 5. Well Flying Kiwi have found a new and altogether more relaxing combination - the Friendly 5. Forget lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos and think friendlier, think entertaining and think New Zealand. Famed for our great hospitality and wonderful scenery we also have the five of the finest wildlife characters you could hope to meet:
New Zealand is the perfect place for pedal power! With a range of rides to suit all levels its the ideal place to get out and active, plus with minimal traffic you will have countless stretches of maginificent scenery to yourself. However, a bike tour does mean some restrictions, as they offer little time to enjoy the enormous range of adventure activities available. Enter Flying Kiwi.
If there is one tour that nearly everyone on our bus did, it was the Milford Sound Cruise. It is New Zealand's most famous attraction and we can understand why. Milford Sound offers up some of the most striking landscapes on earth. With Sea Cliffs that rival the Bay of Fundy in Canada and Kalaupapa National Historic Park in Hawaii you are definitely in for a day of feeling surrounded by giants. It is a relaxing afternoon and the perfect chance to absorb one of natures greatest wonders.
NZ - An overview Aotearoa is the Maori name for New Zealand, meaning the Land of the Long White Cloud. It is the most magical country to enjoy a walking holiday; no other place on earth offers such a varied landscape, climate, flora and fauna, no wonder it was chosen as the setting for the "Lord of the Rings" films.
New Zealand is stunning, spectacular, jaw dropping, inspiring, beautiful, natural and accessible. The variety and beauty of unique landscapes is only properly appreciated when you visit. However, photographers of all levels enjoy their shots at representing its' amazing beauty. The following are a few pics taken from passengers on Flying Kiwi's New Zealand Tour - none of these guys are professionals but the images wouldn't look out of place on a gallery wall. So what are you waiting for - get here, get exploring and experience this stunning country for yourself.
New Zealand is spectacular and everyone who visits falls in love with its stunning natural beauty. However, being immersed in these wonderful landscapes we are a little biased. :) To help add some perspective we have called in the views of top travel industry professionals from around the globe. The following highlights just a few of the great travel awards New Zealand has received over the last couple of years (we should also point out this doesn't include the upcoming rugby world cup triumph!!). We know New Zealand is amazing but don't just take our word for it, see what the professionals say:
It's amazing how a holiday brings out the photographer in all of us - once again Flying Kiwi are giving passengers the chance to embrace their snappy skills.
Flying Kiwi have launched a new blog relating to all things travel and adventure in New Zealand. The blog is an extension of their extremely popular newsletter and will provide a more regular update for those in the travel industry and those looking to travel.
The blog will cover: Flying Kiwi Adventure tours - the latest news and views on everything to do with planet Flying Kiwi New Zealand Adventure Travel - the latest on NZ's best activities from sailing to skydiving and beyond New Zealand Bike Tours - updates and tips on cycling and biking around New Zealand New Zealand Hiking Trips - everything you need to know about hiking NZ's wonderful landscapes Adventure Tours and Travel - updates and news from our adventure partners around the globe New Zealand - General updates from the land of the long white cloud
We are looking forward to sharing our news with your views over the coming years and feel free to contribute whenever possible.
Happy reading from your new blog buddy
- Ultimate Explorer Tour - from 27 days
- Grand Traverse Tour - 15 days
- Reverse Traverse Tour - 14 or 15 days
- Hot Rocks Tour - 9 or 10 days
- Northern Wanderer Tour - 8 days
- Beach It Tour - 4 days
- Northern Light Tour - 5 days
- Northern Express Tour - Auckland
Daniel from the UK, 16/01/2013