6 Ways to See New Zealand

New Zealand is a wonderful country and offers the opportunity for a vast range of holiday options from escorted touring to motorhomes, self-drives to wildlife viewing, lodges to city breaks, rail journeys to cruises; in fact, you name it and you can probably do it in New Zealand. Whether you’re looking for a pre-packaged holiday or one tailored to your specific itinerary our expert staff will be pleased to arrange your perfect holiday to your exact requirements.

1. Take to the open road on a self-drive 

Self-drive tours are our most popular way of seeing all that New Zealand has to offer; they give you the opportunity to see your chosen areas whilst travelling at your own pace rather than being restricted by coach schedules. Driving in New Zealand is easy – like driving at home and they drive on the same side of the road as us too. Here you’ll find a selection of unique self-drive packages: some include one or more of New Zealand’s unique daylight rail journeys allowing you the freedom that comes with a self-drive holiday, without missing out on the spectacular scenery that train journeys bring.

2. Combine transport and accommodation on a motorhome 

Exploring by motorhome is the perfect choice if you want to relax and travel at your own pace. Travelling with your transport and accommodation in one offers flexibility and convenience and with full service campgrounds readily available in stunning locations, you can embrace New Zealand’s natural wonders. maui motorhomes also offer the opportunity to stay at a selection of local wineries. Our motorhome partners offer excellent vehicles, with a number of different options and sizes. What better way to experience New Zealand than by immersing yourself in stunning scenery from your motorhome? 

3. Travel with like-minded people on a escorted tour

New Zealand Escorted Tour

Letting someone else do the driving allows you to sit back, relax and enjoy the incredible scenery, all with the benefit of a professional Tour Director looking after the details. Whether you prefer a Deluxe tour with most meals and sightseeing included or a Value tour, offering more time to explore at your own pace, our selection of fantastic tours incorporate both North and South Island or some that focus on just one island. Enjoy the company of like-minded fellow travellers on an escorted tour

4. Pass by stunning landscapes on a rail journey

New Zealand Rail and Coach

Travelling around New Zealand by train means seeing it all! From snow-capped mountains and rugged coastlines to ancient forests and clean green farmland – come and experience some of the world’s most unique and beautiful landscapes in this railway tour, unseen by road. You’ll always travel in comfort as all the Tranz Scenic train carriages are carpeted, centrally heated and air-conditioned. Your seats recline and the panoramic windows allow you to sit back and enjoy the ever-changing views. 

5. Independent rail & coach holidays

New Zealand Rail and Coach

If you prefer a more independent holiday, but do not wish to drive, our selection of independent rail and coach holidays could be the perfect option for you. We offer fully planned itineraries including all rail, coach, accommodation and pre-booked sightseeing to more flexible self-guided journeys. We can also tailor make any of these holidays to fit your requirements, why not add on a cruise to Australia or stay at a boutique hotel on Auckland’s Waiheke Island to make your New Zealand holiday truly memorable? 

6. Embark on a memorable cruise holiday

New Zealand Cruise and Coach

Luxurious, modern and unique: if you want to cruise New Zealand then we have something for everyone. Sailing on board award-winning ships, you’ll experience some of the world’s most fascinating and captivating scenery and enjoy some of the world’s leading interior designers. Every ship is equipped with high-quality facilities and luxury amenities – they are there to make sure your holiday delivers a level of comfort unlike anything you have experienced before.

Inspired to visit New Zealand? Contact us on 0161 888 5632 or email enquiries@fcholidays.com


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