New Zealand

New Zealand is a miracle of geology — a verdant and varied continent compressed into two small islands. Epic landscapes intertwine. Glaciers slide through rainforest. Mountains trap the ocean into fjords and sounds. Vineyard rows lead down to the windswept beach. Jaw-dropping natural beauty, incredible outdoor activities, terrific fine wines no matter your pace, New Zealand is an adventure. Even the beaten path here is not so beaten. There is top-flight wine, world-class golf and enough awe-inspiring outdoor activities to fill weeks, months and years.

The country is perfect for adrenaline junkies, foodies and a wide range of travelers in between. It’s easy to find a place, alone from the crowds to take in or take on the natural wonders. Down Under Endeavours handcrafts luxury vacations designed around your wants, needs, timeframe and budget. To get a taste of what’s possible, check out these sample itineraries. Have a look, see what catches your eye, then chat to the Down Under team to custom-create your itinerary. Occasionally, we offer traditional “package” vacations focused on a special event. But those are the exception, not the rule. The itinerary of your trip of your lifetime will be unique to you.

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Experience a Luxurious New Zealand Vacation this Thanksgiving

This luxury New Zealand family vacation is eight days of fun and adventure. From the Sky City hotel in Auckland and zip-lining in the forest to exploring the Dart River and gold panning in Arrowtown, celebrate Thanksgiving this year with adventures in New Zealand!

New Zealand Highlights of Movie Sights

Feel like a pro as you tour different film locations around New Zealand and get to see where all the action happened. This ten day vacation sends you on a half day safari of the scenes in Queenstown, a full day flat earth tour in Wellington, a Maori cultural performance and a Hobbiton movie set [...]

New Zealand Multigenerational Vacation

We designed this adventurous New Zealand vacation for a multigenerational family. We sent this family of 14 to Australia five years ago, and now they want to discover New Zealand’s true beauty and adventure. From canyoning to black water rafting to quad biking to swimming with dolphins to taking a heli tour this trip is [...]

The Tiger Tour 2013 – Ultimate New Zealand Golf

Julian H. Robertson, legendary hedge fund manager and philanthropist, has invested heavily in his 30-year love affair with New Zealand. Julian is the owner and creator of Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers, and Matakauri Lodge. The Tiger Tour is Julian’s personal vision of how discriminating travelers can best experience his favorite destinations and meet the people [...]

Discover New Zealand Wine – Unique Food and Wine

This special itinerary was created for a couple from Chicago who wanted to experience the wine trail in New Zealand, but wanted a personal, unique vacation. So we sent them to all four major wine areas in New Zealand. They started in Napier where they tasted wine and experienced the unique art deco architecture. Then [...]

New Zealand Outdoor Adventure + 2nts Cook Islands

This New Zealand and Cook Islands outdoor adventure is perfect for the weekend warrior or is a great graduation trip for a family or a couple. On this vacation, you start with adrenaline pumping activities on the South Island in Queenstown, like bungy jumping, jetboating, kayaking and hiking. You can add a day cruise on [...]

New Zealand South Island Romance + 2nts Cook Islands

This New Zealand and Cook Islands vacation is a perfect romantic getaway for a honeymoon or maybe a babymoon! Enjoy the romance of the South Island of New Zealand, where you will start with the adventure capital of the world in Queenstown. You and your sweetie can bungy jump, jetboat, and hike to enjoy the [...]

New Zealand and The Cook Islands Family Vacation

This New Zealand and Cook Islands package was created for a family of four with two children under the age of eight. This vacation was perfect for the whole family as they experienced Queenstown and Franz Joesef Glacier. They ended their trip spending a relaxing two nights at the Cook Islands.