Immerse yourself in the powerful scenery of a region that has well and truly shaped its scarce population.

The very South of the South Island is a collection of people and landscapes you won’t find anywhere else: Rugged coastline, warm and colourful locals, lush rainforest and wildlife up close.

Visit a petrified forest, step back in time on Stewart Island, discover Southern hospitality and culinary delights in Invercargill and follow a distinct road that will reveal a glorious coastal stretch of unmatched beauty.

The combination of friendly locals, serene surroundings and wide open spaces is a great opportunity to find kinship - and to restore the soul.

Experience the laidback lifestyle in Raglan with its beautiful black sand beaches and world famous surfing spots.

Enjoy a romantic ‘3 Bridge walk’ in the evening after your relaxing cruise.

Have a hands on experience with one of the many water activities before heading on a 4WD adventure the next day.

Two 4WD tracks await you with stunning views of the coast line which take you into the Waitomo Caves region. You will have plenty of time to discover the magic of the caves.

Enjoy the sunrise of your lifetime at the easternmost point of New Zealand. The historic East Cape lighthouse stands 154 metres above sea level and is one of the first to greet the new day.

In Eastland, Maori life is at the forefront and you will have opportunity to learn about the local tribes and rich history of the region. Take your time. This route will wow you with plenty of amazing beaches and panoramic views.

Stop in the tiny coastal settlement of Te Araroa where you will find New Zealand’s oldest and largest pohutukawa tree. And before you know it, you will emerge onto a Reef Ecology Tour and feed stingrays while learning about local legends.

Are you a keen traveller looking to minimize your impact on the environment?

The Green Kiwi tour takes you to stay in carefully selected deluxe properties and lodges, which showcase the benefits of conserving resources. You can choose from a range of eco-focused ‘hands-on’ opportunities or select excursions with minimal impact to our beautiful environment.

Along the way you will get to see many of the stunning landscapes throughout the country as well as the local bird and wild life.

And what better way to explore our country’s natural beauty the eco way than in a Hybrid vehicle. With its low emissions and one of the best fuel economies available, this is not only a big relief on your wallet, but the environment as well.

If you are a fan of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies, embark on your own journey through Middle-earth to discover some of the most stunning landscapes that New Zealand has to offer.

Our tour takes you across New Zealand, following in the footsteps of Frodo and Bilbo, to visit many of the locations that the films were shot in.

Hobbiton is still one of the highlights for any visitor. Specialist guides take visitors on a guided tour with views over the stunning rural landscape of the Waikato region where the paddocks were transformed into the Shire.

Be captured by the beauty, isolated mountain tops, lush forests and crystal clear lakes; Middle-earth is more alive than ever!

Known as ‘The City of Sails’ Auckland has one of the world’s largest cruising grounds right on its doorstep.

The Hauraki Gulf has over 50 stunning islands, with dozens of beaches, wildlife reserves, regional parks and shipwrecks, the Hauraki Gulf is a vast adventure playground just waiting to be explored.

You’ll travel on a privately chartered modern sailing yacht with experienced and knowledgeable local skipper who will take care of everything.

Lean back and enjoy the ride or be more hands on and assist the crew.

Fancy the idea of exploring New Zealand from above in your own aircraft and with your own pilot?

Our REST NZ Sky Safari is a truly magical experience your friends will envy you for.

A Sky Safari is like a road trip only there’s no car and no roads. You go where you want, see what you’ve dreamt of.

Still need to add some flying hours to your licence? This tour is designed for pilots, pilots-to-be and non-pilots alike. Be in control, all under the trained eyes of your instructing pilot, or simply lean back, let your pilot do the work and enjoy the view from above.

Our Bike & Drive tour is for people who love cycling but do not want to miss the classic highlights that New Zealand has to offer.

Travel in the comfort of a rental car and simply get on your bike whenever you feel like a ride. With the bonus of fresh air and exercise, the day rides are an unbeatable way to go exploring.

Imagine riding through dense New Zealand bush where the only sound is the call of native birds above the hum of your bike. Or a trail with views of a snow capped mountain and lake that simply takes your breath away. The New Zealand Cycle Trail has it all to offer.

You can choose to ride as much or as little as you like - we provide everything you need for the trip, including high quality bicycles and comprehensive cycle tour descriptions.

Exploring New Zealand’s walking and hiking trails is one of the most rewarding ways of seeing the country’s outstanding natural beauty.

With thousands of kilometres of tracks available to suit all levels of fitness and experience, you will be at one with the beautiful landscapes, vast native forests and stunning coastal regions along the way.

Local guides who are never short of a tale, keep you informed about the history of the region and fill you in on all you need to know about the native trees and wild life that you’ll discover.

So grab a pack and put on your walking boots as you embark on a once in a life time journey through New Zealand.

Remote, rugged, immense - with beautiful valleys, majestic mountains, pristine lakes and unique wildlife, there is grand scenery to be discovered around New Zealand.

This diverse tour takes you to some of the most beautiful and scenic locations, getting you to places that most travellers don’t ever hear about.

Of course you will not miss out on major tourist attractions! It’s the savvy mix of classic highlights and regions where time has stood still, which makes this trip so special.

Be ready for a touching journey.

REST NZ Tours