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Want to create a special focus for your clients’ holiday? Help them delve into unique aspects of New Zealand’s culture, activities and attractions with a themed itinerary.

Making the Sale
New Zealand Trade Manual Plan an itinerary that really takes into account your clients’ particular interests. They will come away from their New Zealand holiday with great satisfaction and a sense that you’ve really listened to their needs.
New Zealand Trade Manual Even if your clients’ main goal is simply to see the big New Zealand highlights, a few special interest detours here and there will be the icing on the cake.
New Zealand Trade Manual Food and wine is an interest that most visitors have in common!
Where in New Zealand to go for ...Cultural Feast
Waitangi, Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, West Coast, Christchurch, Whanganui, Waikato

Creative Places
Auckland, The Coromandel, Taranaki, Nelson, West Coast, Northland

Wildlife Encounters
Kaikoura, Dunedin, Fiordland, Hawke’s Bay, Rotorua, Nelson, West Coast, Stewart Island

Off the Beaten Track
The Coromandel, Eastland, Taranaki, West Coast, Southland and Stewart Island, Hokianga, Whanganui

Adventure Capital
Queenstown, Waitomo Caves, Wanaka, Taupo, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, West Coast, Canterbury, Bay of Islands

Treasured Heritage
Bay of Islands, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Central Otago, Auckland, The Coromandel

Northland, The Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Eastland, Nelson, Auckland

Fine Wine
Hawke’s Bay, Wairarapa, Marlborough, Nelson, Queenstown, Canterbury

Planning itineraries that cater to the specific interests of your clients is a great way to ensure their New Zealand journey exceeds their expectations. Many visitors would like to learn about New Zealand’s unique Maori culture. If this is a particular interest for your clients, their itinerary can be tailored to include cultural hot-spots. Food and wine tours, or tours that focus on New Zealand’s fascinating wildlife, are popular options. Put together an itinerary that concentrates on action and adventure highlights around the country.

Action & Adventure

New Zealand is widely known for its adventure activities. For the ultimate action holiday, tick off these hot-spots:

Nationwide New Zealand Trade Manual Explore New Zealand’s wilderness areas on hiking trips – the Great Walks are regarded as the nation’s premier trails. Queenstown New Zealand Trade Manual Visit Queenstown for a choice of adrenaline-pumping adventures like bungy jumping or jet boating. Southern Alps New Zealand Trade Manual Go for memorable alpine experiences in Wanaka, Mount Cook and Methven. New Zealand Trade Manual Give ice climbing at the West Coast’s glaciers a go. Rotorua New Zealand Trade Manual Try mountain biking in Rotorua. Ruapehu New Zealand Trade Manual Brave the white-water rapids of the Ruapehu region. Auckland New Zealand Trade Manual Catch a wave at the surfers’ Mecca of Piha on Auckland’s west coast. Hanmer Springs New Zealand Trade Manual Book a 4WD safari at Hanmer Springs.

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Culture & Art

New Zealand Trade Manual There are lots of off-the-beaten track destinations that are home to excellent art galleries and studios.

Any itinerary should include elements of New Zealand’s Maori culture. Rotorua is a well-known destination for those seeking to sample a range of exciting cultural activities. Waitangi, in the Bay of Islands, is another must-visit region – the site where European settlers forged their earliest relationships with the indigenous population. There are also plenty of ways for visitors to indulge their passion for the arts. Renowned galleries in Christchurch, Dunedin, Auckland and Wellington – including the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington – are an excellent introduction to art history. The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth is one of the world’s most prestigious modern art galleries. The Sarjeant Gallery in Whanganui and The Suter Gallery in Nelson are also renowned.

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New Zealand Trade Manual Seafood is a particular New Zealand speciality – eating crayfish at a seaside caravan in Kaikoura is a highlight.

Fancy a culinary adventure? Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin all boast an excellent array of restaurants from high-class to casual. As an island nation, New Zealand is well known for its seafood: visitors can sample scallops in The Coromandel, mussels in Marlborough, crayfish in Kaikoura and oysters in Southland. When travelling around, farmers’ markets are a great option to sample local delicacies. Northland produces award-winning cheeses and subtropical fruit, and Rotorua is the perfect stop for a Maori hangi. Keep an eye out for paua fritters in New Plymouth, olives and chocolate in Hawke’s Bay, and artisan breads at Porirua Farmers’ Market. In the South Island, don’t miss out on sampling fruit and seafood in Nelson, whitebait on the West Coast and lamb in Canterbury. Geraldine is renowned for berries and chutneys, while Oamaru is famous for delicious Whitestone cheeses.

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New Zealand Trade Manual The Classic New Zealand Wine Trail is an excellent starting point for a wine-tasting journey around New Zealand.

For lovers of fine wine, the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail is a great starting point for planning the perfect itinerary. This signposted 380-kilometre touring route links the major wine-growing areas of Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa in the North Island before crossing to the South Island to visit Marlborough. Visitors following this route will relish the chance to stock their cellars with a great variety of wines, from reds such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in Hawke’s Bay to Pinot Noir in Wairarapa and Marlborough’s famous Sauvignon Blanc.

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Incredible wildlife experiences are part of what makes New Zealand unique. Here are some highlights:

Northland New Zealand Trade Manual Go diving in Northland. New Zealand Trade Manual Swim with wild dolphins in the Bay of Islands. Waikato & Waitomo New Zealand Trade Manual Float through the glow-worm-studded Waitomo Caves. Wellington & Kapiti Coast New Zealand Trade Manual Obtain a permit to visit the nature reserve of Kapiti Island. New Zealand Trade Manual Visit the wildlife sanctuary of ZEALANDIA in Wellington. Nelson New Zealand Trade Manual Discover the birdlife at Farewell Spit in the Nelson region. Kaikoura New Zealand Trade Manual Go on a whale- or dolphin-watching cruise in Kaikoura. Dunedin New Zealand Trade Manual See Little Blue Penguins return to shore at dusk in Oamaru. New Zealand Trade Manual See albatrosses at Kaikoura or on the Otago Peninsula. Southland New Zealand Trade Manual Watch wild kiwi forage on a Stewart Island beach.

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