Compact yet incredibly diverse, a tailor-made holiday to New Zealand has it all. If you’re looking to experience the best adventure holiday, there can be no better destination.

Why travel to New Zealand

From fjords to rival Norway, deserted beaches that stretch for miles, smoking volcanoes and snow-capped peaks to glaciers, vast forests, verdant wine regions and vibrant cities, there’s almost nothing we can think of that you can’t find in this wonderful country.
To top off New Zealand’s abundant natural splendour, there are the people. Famously relaxed and welcoming yet fiercely patriotic, the Kiwis have, perhaps, come to terms with their heritage better than any other nation. Māori culture and traditions are celebrated by all, and learning about these should be central to any tailor-made holidays to New Zealand.
It goes without saying that there are some wonderful hotels here, but we believe the most interesting way to enjoy the country is to stay in one of several small B&Bs – in New Zealand these are often seriously luxurious. Not only will you enjoy an authentic, local experience, but this being New Zealand, you are almost guaranteed to come away with friends for life. We have created some extraordinary, guided experiences to help you get under the skin of this fabulous place – whether that’s trekking with Māori elders, wine tasting in Central Otago, whale watching in Kaikura or flying over mountains in a helicopter. Plan your luxury travel to New Zealand with our experts who have travelled far and wide in this incredible country to be in the know and equipped to design the perfect trip for our clients.

New Zealand Dollar




GMT +12


Not customary


December - February


12°C on average


19°C on average


Inspirational trip ideas

These are simply suggestions for the kind of luxury tailor-made holiday you might have. Your custom travel itinerary will be personalised, tweaked, and refined until it matches you completely.

Ideal Length: 17 days

The Rivers Deep and Mountains High of Stunning New Zealand

Located between the Tasman Sea and the South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is the perfect destination for lovers of incredible culture, landscapes and wildlife, as well as world-class cuisine and wines...

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We believe travel is precious

The world has transformed dramatically since cazenove+loyd was founded in 1993. On every trip we take, we wonder how that destination will look in another 30 years. We are passionate about our destinations and understand that it has become more important than ever to conserve their wildlife, habitats and communities for future generations.

Our Highlights in New Zealand

Our Destination Expert’s Top Tip

If you are self-driving, plan more time than you think you’ll need to complete the drive – there are so many magical places you’ll want to stop along the way (and incredible wild swimming spots!)

Venetia Stanley

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Middle East + Australasia
Historical Insight

New Zealand was the first country in which the vote for women was approved, in 1893. Long before in most of the countries in the world.

Cultural Cuisine Insight

Hangi is a Maori practice of cooking food, commonly in an underground pit called an umu. Hangi is delicious because of its simplicity in allowing fresh, local ingredients to shine through. The meat and fish cooked through the Hangi method take on a subtle smoky flavour while remaining moist and tender.

Where to stay

Best hotels in New Zealand

Nothing but the best. Browse our handpicked, tried-and-tested luxury New Zealand hotels.

Mahu Whenua, Wanaka

Mahu Whenua offers a one-of-a-kind experience that marries wilderness immersion with ultra-luxurious accommodations and personalised service...

Mahu Whenua offers a one-of-a-kind experience that marries wilderness immersion with ultra-luxurious accommodations and personalised service. The property features several private villas set across 55,000 acres of pristine land, where guests can revel in stunning landscapes, rolling hills, native forests and shimmering lakes. The expansive estate is also home to a range of native wildlife, making it a haven for nature enthusiasts and photographers, plus outdoor activities such as horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking.


Blanket Bay, Southern Alps

Blanket Bay is an idyllic luxury lodge located in the heart of New Zealand's stunning Southern Alps...

Blanket Bay is an idyllic luxury lodge located in the heart of New Zealand's stunning Southern Alps. The lodge provides a range of elegantly appointed accommodations and a rustic yet refined atmosphere, from superlative suites to expansive chalets, all offering panoramic views of the lake and mountains. Guests can partake in a variety of outdoor activities, from heli-skiing and fishing to hiking and horseback riding, as well as a spa, gourmet dining and an extensive wine cellar, ensuring a well-rounded and indulgent stay.


Matakauri Lodge, Lake Wakatipu

Matakauri Lodge is a prestigious, intimate retreat situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. It features spacious suites and villas...

Matakauri Lodge is a prestigious, intimate retreat situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. It features spacious suites and villas designed to maximise the stunning views of the lake and mountains, all decked out in an elegant, contemporary design that complements the surrounding landscapes. A range of activities is on offer, from exploring nearby hiking trails to wine tastings, watersports and indulging in the spa, with the lodge's dining experience a highlight – think gourmet cuisine that showcases the finest local ingredients and flavours.


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Every detail was taken care of, I didn’t have to worry about a thing. cazenove+loyd had put great effort into giving us an experience that we would never have achieved had we travelled on our own.

What our clients say

The places booked for us were fantastic - giving us the ideal vantage point to explore each location. Local guides & experts were really good and friendly.

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Charlotte Winter
Venetia Stanley
Auriole Potter
Flora Sweeting

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