Heli Hiking

Heli-hiking safari

Heli-hiking safari highlights * Remote mountains * Unique wildlife Read more ...

Southern Alps Queenstown

Wilderness Escape from £4,995

Wilderness Escape highligths * Remote wilderness * Clean clear waters * Lush rainforest Read more ...

Alpine and Lake Retreats

Alpine & Lakes Retreat

Alpine & Lake Retreat highlights * Clear blue waters * Kayaking and windsurfing * Relaxation at the lodges Read more ...

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Best time to be there

Summer on the north island (December to February) is ideal for outdoor pursuits with mild temperatures and hours of sunshine. Venture to the numerous ski slopes and warm up close to a crackling fire during the winter months in June to August.

Fly to

Auckland (Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, daily)

flying time

26 hours, one stop

time difference

GMT +12 hours


Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area

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   * Auckland, Bay of Islands, Rotorua and Queenstown
   * Explore volcanic landscape around Rotorua
   * Experience the wonder of the Southern Alps

Christchurch(a)   CLASSIC NEW ZEALAND

   *Featuring North and South Island
   * Soaring mountains and dramatic coastlines
   * Visit the beauty of the Abel Tasman National Park


*North and South Island's most scenic helicopter flights
*New Zealand's finest hotels
*Private access tours

If there's a more dramatic destination for an al fresco tipple we'd like to know. After spinning around the vertiginous walls and serene water of Milford Sound, A&K's surprised guests found their helicopter touching down in the mountain top snow for champagne and canapés.

Of course you expect poetry-inducing scenery in New Zealand. You might be surprised, however, to find it also offers the perfect pillow. We'd like to take some of the credit. When we heard that a client of ours was dissatisfied with the ones in her hotel, we immediately relayed the information to her next accommodation. The result? The owners of South Island's superb Eden House rushed out to buy plump, supportive pillows. The country that gave the world the bungee jump, had now given it the ultimate night's kip.


It's the sort of attention to detail our Australasian office has been delivering for the last two decades. Its expert consultants have tried and tested just about all the country's hotels, guesthouses and excursions - one of many reasons we were recently voted Tour Operator of the Year. Travel to New Zealand with Abercrombie and Kent in 2014 and we'll deliver our handpicked highlights.

You can chose your sand variety: do you want Karekare's volcanic black, Gisborne's gold or the Bay of Island's honey blonde? Or you can soak in Rotorua's emerald geothermal waters, sip fine wine around Hawke's Bay, or dine in Auckland's gourmet restaurants - we'll design a culinary tour of brilliantly creative chefs and acclaimed vineyards.

Alternatively you can burn off a few calories paddling through Abel Tasman park, or with some high octane adrenaline in Queenstown, before heading into the mountains for the astounding Franz Joseph and Fox glaciers. Unsurprisingly the Land of the Long White Cloud is glorious self-drive country, and clients have written poetically about touring through the sublime Haast Pass with its snow-licked peaks and alpine lakes.

Many also tell us their first reaction to the idea of a New Zealand holiday is it's a long way to go. But once they've been, they adamant they'd happily give up a couple more days of their life to return. We can't think of a better recommendation.
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Guest Testimonial

Our consultant (Annie Jensen) really was excellent designing a great itinerary minimising our time waiting around for transfers and both hotels, Four Seasons Bali and Oberoi Lombok exceeded our exceptions.

- SL, Hertfordshire

A&K Philanthropy

Kiwi Encounter

Kiwi Encounter

Offers the opportunity to sponsor the hatching and raising of kiwi chicks and tour the facility that is helping to increase the numbers of this beloved and endangered icon.

Spring Escapes

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Spring escapes with Abercrombie & Kent

The notion of a peak season is usually a function of weather and school holidays, often meaning an increase in hotel rates and airfares. However, at A&K we are big fans of the so-called 'shoulder' season. Here are a few great reasons to get packing this Spring.

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