New Zealand is all about the outdoors - immersing yourself in stunning landscapes, enjoying unique activities and experiencing a strong culture and history - our tours are designed for people who want to embrace all these elements and discover the real beauty of New Zealand with a fantastic group.
A Flying Kiwi tour attracts people from all over the globe - the perfect mix of solo travellers, couples and mates who always end up as great friends (we have even had a few Flying Kiwi weddings!!). Flying Kiwi travellers of all ages share a great sense of adventure, an enthusiasm to try and enjoy new things and a genuine interest in experiencing the culture of New Zealand.
Here are the top 10 reasons passengers give for choosing us:
1. MORE NATIONAL PARKS
We have a license with the department of conservation that enables us to visit, and stay in, places other tours can't access. We ensure our tours give you time to experience New Zealand's best national parks too, including Paparoa, Abel Tasman, Aoraki/Mount Cook, Tongariro and Fiordland.
2. GET OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
There are a number of World famous highlights on any trip to New Zealand - Milford Sound, Queenstown, Rotorua to name a few. We make sure to experience the best of these but what makes our trips totally unique is exploring the lesser known spots that other tour groups don't visit. Whether its a secret glow-worm walk at night, a lush rainforest-fringed pool for a dip or a bike ride along deserted roads we've found the best secret spots - just try not to tell too many others!
3. STAY IN STUNNING LOCATIONS
Rather than waking up in a crowded hostel dorm and cook in crowded kitchens we wake up to amazing views, fresh air and away from the crowds. By staying in these carefully selected sites you get to experience amazing sunrises, spectacular sunsets, campfires, sleeping to the sound of the ocean, morning dips and lakeside dining to name a few. There are camping and cabin accommodation options (so something for everyone) and we do occasionally use hostels (3 on the entire 28 day trip) to give you access to the bustling city centres.
4. MORE CYCLE OPTIONS
With bikes on board you have the chance to cycle as much, or as little, as you want. We cover a huge range of rides along the coast, by lakes, through mountain landscapes, downhill, uphill and even across hill - there is something for everyone and every fitness level.
5. MORE HIKES & ACTIVITY OPTIONS
We offer more hikes and activity options that any other tour company. That gives you more choice everyday + Everything is optional and there are always free alternatives and plenty of free activities included. So jump on board and enjoy as much adventure as you want - from hiking the World's best one day walk and ice climbing to swimming with dolphins and skydiving we have it all and a lot, lot more.
6. MORE TIME IN THE BEST LOCATIONS
For most people a trip to New Zealand is a once in a lifetime experience. We appreciate that and want to make sure you have time to see and do it all ...... at a relaxed pace! That's why our trip is the longest out there at 28 days. We spend up to 2 full days (3 nights) in the best places so you get time to absorb and enjoy the country's best spots. We know you want to see it all but we also know this is your holiday - our tours are the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure!
7. UNBEATABLE VALUE FOR MONEY
Quite simply, when it comes to cost our trips are unbeatable. Our tours include all your transport, tasty meals (up to 3 per day), use of sports equipment, free activities such as wine tasting, gondola rides and more....... you won't find a better value tour.
Our tours add up to just over $150 per day which is a great measure to compare with other options (don't forget a meal out in NZ averages around $30 and bike hire starts at approx $35 per day).
8. TOP RATED BY OUR PASSENGERS
We love our tours but we are a little biased. Most of our bookings come from referral and here's why:
- The only New Zealand company to be top rated in National Geographic's "Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth" and the World Travel Awards
- 5 star rating on Google from our customers. Read reviews here.
- Rated 4.9/5 on Facebook. Read reviews here
9. PERFECT FOR SOLO TRAVELLERS & COUPLES
Many of our passengers are travelling independently. They choose our tours knowing that they will have an instant group of like minded travellers to share their experience. There are no single supplements for travelling solo ensuring the best possible value for money. For those travelling together or as couples you also get your own shared accommodation by default and the chance to head off and do your own thing in a few spots.
So its a win, win whether you join us solo or with friends and partners.
10. BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
Give yourself peace of mind and make your travel plans with confidence as all our summer tours (Oct-Apr) run with guaranteed departures - once you have booked you are going. Our trips run with an average of around 18 passengers + we have 2 brilliant guides on every tour.
In addition we are Qualmark Gold certified and have been operating since 1988. Qualmark sets the standard in New Zealand for tourism of which Flying Kiwi has reached the highest accolade.