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New Zealand

New Zealand

While visiting New Zealand, indulge in European flavors with a touch of the exotic, wine regions that have earned international recognition and a vast range of outdoor activities for many lifestyles. From thrill-seeking adventures to relaxed waterfall walks, New Zealand has something for everyone. The North Island of New Zealand serves as the gateway to this picturesque country. There is rich history and heritage to be discovered, as well as an abundance of wildlife, award-winning wineries and gourmet foods to be enjoyed.

The South Island of New Zealand is home to some of the country’s most rugged scenery and active experiences. Scenic glacial fjords and dramatic alpine peaks provide a backdrop from which to enjoy a wide array of adventures, including trekking, skiing, jet boating and even bungee jumping. Those seeking a more relaxed escape will also find no shortage of intriguing arts and architecture, history, culture, cuisine and therapeutic endeavors to enjoy. No matter what type of traveler you may be, the stunning natural beauty, varied activities and friendly faces you will find in New Zealand are sure to provide for a memorable and luxury travel experience.
New Zealand

Sample Itineraries

These are sample routes that have been developed over many years to reflect the most frequent and favored requests of New Zealand from our independent travelers. These suggestions allow you to depart sites in New Zealand on any day, choose your accommodation level and add extra nights and tours as desired from this island country.

Whether using these itineraries as a guide for touring North and/or South Island or if you’d prefer to travel the islands using one of our pre-designed packages, these sample journeys compile some of our best locations, lodging and activities New Zealand offers. With no limit on how many changes can be made, our Swain Destinations New Zealand specialists can ensure that you will not miss a single city such as Auckland or Christchurch or an activity like the hiking the Southern on your Kiwi adventure.


Tours and Activities

These pages provide an overview of must-see and -do highlights in each region of New Zealand. These amazing destinations and outstanding touring options are often included in our itineraries, or can be added to suit individual needs and personal interests in New Zealand, as well as budget and schedule parameters.

Offering everything from private heli-hikes of glaciers to hot air ballooning outskirts of cities, Swain Destinations’ activities are able to accommodate all New Zealand travelers. To ensure that you don’t miss a single thing while on your trip, we compiled an exclusive list of New Zealand’s most exciting and exclusive experiences to satisfy the your inner Kiwi.



Offering a variety of accommodation, Swain Destination prides itself on their extensive New Zealand property listings. With some of the best hotels, lodges and bed and breakfasts in the southern hemisphere, clients traveling to New Zealand are well looked after.