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Our New Zealand travel blog offers inspiration and recommendations for planning your next New Zealand tour. From family travel to Lord of the Rings tours, we cover the most popular vacation topics.

Trying to decide if a privately guided tour is right for you?

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Hoping to visit the best Lord of the Rings destinations?

Plan an unforgettable Lord of the Rings tour with these articles:

In addition, our New Zealand travel blog covers topics most travellers likely wish to know. For example, you can read about the best time to travel to New Zealand.

As you begin planning your New Zealand guided tour, your personal travel consultant will make recommendations based on your interests. However, if you have any must-do activities or must-see destinations, we will be sure to include these.

To get an idea of what is possible based on your timeframe, we recommend reading The Ultimate List of New Zealand Road Trip Itineraries. Alternatively, we will suggest pacing and inclusions that best suit your schedule.

Contact New Zealand Guided Tours today to begin planning.

New Zealand Trip Planner

New Zealand Trip Planner

This comprehensive New Zealand trip planner includes information about: Flights to New Zealand New Zealand tours New Zealand itineraries New Zealand road trip maps In addition, we answer commonly asked…

New Zealand Helicopter Tour Experience | New Zealand Guided Tours

New Zealand Helicopter Tour Experience | New Zealand Guided Tours

A New Zealand helicopter tour is the best way to see this incredible country, a land of extremes. Towering peaks, glaciers, breathtaking fiords, and volcanoes define the diverse islands of…

Why Travel to New Zealand on an Escorted Tour?

Why Travel to New Zealand on an Escorted Tour?

New Zealand is a fantastic country to explore, full of natural wonders, unique wildlife, and exquisite cuisine. Why travel to New Zealand on an escorted tour? Get an in-depth look…

The Top 5 Middle Earth Attractions in New Zealand

The Top 5 Middle Earth Attractions in New Zealand

The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed in many locations spanning both islands of New Zealand. Most of the sets and props are now long since gone,…

LOTR Locations you Can’t Miss in New Zealand

LOTR Locations you Can’t Miss in New Zealand

The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies were filmed in hundreds of locations around New Zealand. Some LOTR locations were only used for brief aerial shots (remember the breathtaking…

Tips for Visiting the Hobbiton Movie Set in New Zealand

Tips for Visiting the Hobbiton Movie Set in New Zealand

If you have always dreamed of seeing Middle-earth in real life, Hobbiton is a must-see. Iconic and painstakingly detailed, the Hobbiton Movie Set charms all who visit. Unlike other filming…

The Benefits of Small Group Travel

The Benefits of Small Group Travel

Traveling together is a rewarding way to spend quality time with the people who matter most to you. Whether you plan a family reunion overseas, coordinate a getaway with a…

The Top 10 Things to Do in New Zealand in Winter

The Top 10 Things to Do in New Zealand in Winter

New Zealand is a great winter destination. While the mountains are spectacular beneath a coat of snow, the roads are usually clear. On a small group tour, you’ll visit places you…

The Best Time to Travel to New Zealand

The Best Time to Travel to New Zealand

The best time to travel to New Zealand depends on what you want from your holiday. New Zealand enjoys a generally mild climate year-round. Without clear-cut rainy and dry seasons,…

Top New Zealand Locations for Family Trips

Top New Zealand Locations for Family Trips

When choosing New Zealand locations for family trips, there are a few criteria to keep in mind: 1. Are there plenty of family-friendly activities to keep both kids and adults…

Top 10 Tips for Traveling with Kids in New Zealand

Top 10 Tips for Traveling with Kids in New Zealand

Your next holiday will be a hit with the kids–and adults–if you follow these top 10 tips for traveling with kids in New Zealand. Traveling with kids can be tough….

Fun Family Activities in New Zealand

Fun Family Activities in New Zealand

New Zealand is a fantastic destination for families. With an endless variety of family activities in New Zealand on offer, kids of all ages will love exploring. When planning your…

Escorted New Zealand Tours for Seniors

Escorted New Zealand Tours for Seniors

For more mature travelers who seek an immersive, rewarding travel experience, escorted New Zealand tours for seniors are the perfect choice. If you are after the comfort, convenience, and ease…

Escorted Tours for Families

Escorted Tours for Families

Privately escorted tours for families in New Zealand are a fantastic way to travel. With a guide on hand to oversee the details, your family will have more free time…

The Ultimate Luxury Itinerary in New Zealand

The Ultimate Luxury Itinerary in New Zealand

The ultimate luxury itinerary in New Zealand is different for each traveler. Are you looking for a wilderness escape? A relaxing spa getaway? A chance to indulge in New Zealand’s…

Hidden Luxury Experiences in New Zealand

Hidden Luxury Experiences in New Zealand

Hidden luxury experiences in New Zealand are a chance to escape the crowds, to experience the country at its most stunning and intimate. Dominated by towering peaks, turquoise lakes, and…

What does ‘Escorted Tour’ mean?

What does ‘Escorted Tour’ mean?

When planning your next vacation, you have two options for your mode of travel: independent or escorted tour. Group escorted tours generally utilize buses and a set itinerary, while privately…

Luxury New Zealand Food & Wine Experiences

Luxury New Zealand Food & Wine Experiences

New Zealand is a paradise for gourmets and oenophiles. A luxury New Zealand food and wine experience takes in the best this country has to offer. Its once humble cuisine…

Special Interest Tours

Special Interest Tours

At New Zealand Guided Tours we don’t just book sightseeing itineraries for our clients, we will also custom build special interest tours around the specific interests of your group. Whether…

The Ultimate List of New Zealand Road Trip Itineraries

The Ultimate List of New Zealand Road Trip Itineraries

Though New Zealand may seem small, its skinny shape and mountainous spine make for long driving times and large distances between destinations. Choosing the right New Zealand road trip itinerary…

The Best New Zealand Tours: Special Interest Tours

The Best New Zealand Tours: Special Interest Tours

Some of the best New Zealand tours are those customized to suit a group, couple, or family’s special interest. New Zealand is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, wine afficionados, Lord…

The 4 Best New Zealand Tours

The 4 Best New Zealand Tours

We have compiled a list of the best New Zealand tours to make planning simple and straightforward. When traveling to New Zealand, there is no better way to see the…

New Zealand North Island Itinerary

New Zealand North Island Itinerary

The North Island is a land of extremes, where you will discover New Zealand’s largest city, our country’s richest cultural heritage, and some of New Zealand’s most unique landscapes. And…

New Zealand South Island Itinerary

New Zealand South Island Itinerary

Have you been dreaming of a New Zealand South Island holiday? New Zealand Guided Tours will help you create an amazing South Island itinerary that truly provides a once in…

Best Things to Do in Rotorua

Best Things to Do in Rotorua

Rotorua is known for bubbling mud pools, impresive geysers and natural hot springs, as well as showcasing our fascinating Maori culture. The city offers a raft of attractions and experiences for…

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