Packages are all subject to availability therefore final price can vary. The first option is to pick the tour you want, and we’ll convert it into a private hiking trip for your group. The second option is to tell us what you want and if we don’t have a tour that meets your desires we’ll do our best to create a trip that fits what you’re looking for. Please note that we assess custom requests on a case by case basis, and occasionally requests are infeasible for a variety of reasons. If your family is looking for a beach vacation, the islands in the South Pacific are a great choice.
After your Franz Josef adventure, you will drive through the forested moraine hills towards Fox Glacier, where you can enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. This lovely hotel is a Heritage Collection property right on the Esplanade in coastal Kaikoura. It is an excellent base from which to explore the natural wonders and native wildlife of the area, and serves all travelers, from business visitors to busy adventurers.
We will discuss your request with you and make every effort to accommodate you. We are an Australian company that operates tours in Australia. We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners and their spiritual, cultural, and physical connection to Country. We pay our respects for their Elders, past, present, and emerging. You’ll also explore abandoned gold mining relics, learn about NZ high country life and summit Ben Lomond with views over Lake Wakatipu. Every client receives a personalized New Zealand itinerary from a real professional travel agent – we don’t do “shopping baskets”. Read more about visit secret spots in New Zealand here. Call our team of consultants who will work closely with you to craft the perfect luxury holiday.
After working as an outdoor instructor overseas, she returned to New Zealand eighteen years later to marry and start a family. She is retired but is still tramping regularly, is a Search and Rescue member, does voluntary work for Department of Conservation and travels with her husband, Quentin. Road Scholar has sole discretion over admission to any program. Road Scholar reserves the right to take action as needed on an individual or group basis when, in Road Scholar’s sole opinion, the health, safety or well-being of participants requires such action.
- Our hiking guides are professionals with a variety of backgrounds.
- We had limited time in the area – Rachel was able to arrange the timing with the providers so that everything would fit within our travel dates.
- Take the opportunity to explore a nearby canyon where the river disappears into a cave.
- After university, she headed overseas focused on exploring the mountains of the world.
- Cancellations less the trip deposit are refundable up until 90 days before the trip start date, unless otherwise stated.
We celebrated the New Year on a deserted beach along the Abel Tasman track, listening intently to the haunting call from the’morepork owl. All the arrangements worked seamlessly together, from Marlborough Sound and a part of Queen Charlotte track to Milford Sound, the incredible Gertrude valley, and a hut on Routeburn between. I’m Rachel Howells and I run Adventurers Travel Company. We offer advice, packages, and customised add-ons for all adventure activities in New Zealand. You can fly fish, bungy jump, or take wildlife tours. Wine tasting is also available!
As we reach the tree line, the beech forest gives place to alpine vegetation. The glacier is active, so you might be able hear and see avalanches from the safe viewing point. We will continue our return walk to the vehicle by meandering alongside Roy Stream, stopping at waterfalls along the way.
Are New Zealand taxes high?
New Zealand is hardly paradise in terms of economic freedom. Income taxes are high. The tax is 19.5% on income up to NZ$38,000 (US$19,000), then 33% up to NZ$60,000 (US$30,000), and then 39% thereafter, with virtually no deductions.
We visited NZ in early 2017 for two weeks. Rachel was very helpful. She arranged rafting on Kaituna river, a Maori experience in Rotorua, kayaking on Milford Sound and an awesome heli-hike on Fox Glacier for us. Everything was well organised and we had no problems whatsoever. We offer an all-encompassing package where after collaboration with you, we create, organise and book a full itinerary tailored to your requirements.
Inside is equally pleasing thanks to well-appointed rooms with garden or lake views, a spa and sauna, and free Wi-Fi. Additional options for comfort and scenery include an outdoor pool, elegant restaurant, or bar on the lakefront terrace. This boutique vineyard accommodation and restaurant is set on six tranquil acres surrounded by vineyards in the heart of sauvignon blanc country.
The South Island is our focus, a land of topographic extremes from sapphire lakes and seaside rain forests to ice-crowned high peaks, active glaciers, and frigid Fjords. On a dramatic itinerary that winds from alpine heights to Pacific shores, we are immersed in nature at its showiest. Explore the ice-crowned peaks of Fiordland National Park and lush gorges on Lake Wanaka’s remote Mou Waho Island. Walk among towering ferns and reach wild Monro Beach. These diverse landscapes are home to rare and fascinating creatures like the yellow-eyed penguins, the flightless buff, and the brown kiwi. We also get to experience the hospitality New Zealanders are known for. We meet sheep farmers, learn more about Maori culture, find out more about the South Pacific, and discover a little bit of Scottish heritage. The South Pacific has beautiful vineyards, volcanic islands and crystal clear water.