If you prefer to let someone else take care of the planning, look for one of the many guided tour options available.
It’s a great idea to book a few one-day sightseeing trips for an in-depth look at particular areas of interest with an expert local guide, or else forget about booking accommodation and transport entirely and join a multi-day tour. Options range from packaged group trips covering key destinations to inexpensive backpacker tours that take you well off the beaten track. You’ll also find customised deluxe itineraries and luxury multi-day cruises. For a different take on your New Zealand adventure, why not take a Maori cultural tour? You can book the exclusive services of a Maori guide, join a one-day guided walk or experience your whole trip under the light of Maori tradition and heritage. For ultimate convenience and savings, bus and rail passes are a great option. Passes usually allow you to jump on and off along the way, and they often include discounts on accommodation and activities.