Explore New Zealand

Mountains, beaches, geysers, lakes and wine country. New Zealand has it all, no wonder that its high on many peoples’ bucket lists. What’s more, you can make your luxury family

vacation meaningful and play your part in helping conserve native sea birds in the North Island or penguins in the South Island.

New Zealand Highlights

A remote yet developed nation, New Zealand has a dazzling array of family-friendly luxury lodges and hotels to match the dazzling array of scenery on offer, from glaciers to beaches, geysers to mountains.

New Zealand Eco-Luxury

New Zealand amazing eco-luxury properties; some of our favorites are: Fiordland Lodge near Milford Sound, Hapuku Lodge in Kaikoura, Awaroa Lodge and The Resurgence in Abel Tasman, Manawa Ridge in Waihi, Whare Kea in Wanaka, Te Arai Lodge just north of Auckland, The Landing in the Bay of Islands, and Minaret Station in the mountains above Queenstown.

Make a Difference

You can head to the South Island and protect penguins from predators by building special nests for them, or go north and conserve endangered native birds and reptiles in Cape Kidnappers.

Suggested New Zealand Trip Itinerary

Example Price: US$17,990 per adult

This adventure not only enables you to bond as a family and help secure the future of penguins; you also get to be in awe at the splendor of the South Island: charming Christchurch, encountering whales and dolphins, kayaking in the clear waters of Abel Tasman, take a heli flight up to hike on a glacier, fly, hike and jet boat, explore Queenstown, and fly to Milford Sound… all in luxury.

Trip Highlights

  • Securing the future of blue penguins by protecting their habitats from predators
  • Spot whales by helicopter
  • Spot dolphins… even swim with them
  • Cruise and kayak in Abel Tasman National Park
  • Fly, hike and jet boat near Wanaka
  • Heli flight to Milford Sound and glaciers
  • Luxury lodges and superb food and wine

Price Includes

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Private transfers
  • Expert local guides
  • Meals as specified
  • Volunteering costs
Note: Price excludes international flights

Sample Day by Day

Note: This is a sample itinerary only

New Zealand Highlights

There is so much to see and do in this region, here are some sightseeing highlights plus examples of the best accommodation. 

Hotels and lodges shown here are examples of what we call “eco-luxury”, meaning you minimize any environmental impact whilst retaining your creature comforts. New Zealand has several eco-luxury properties; some of our favorites are: Fiordland Lodge, Hapuku Lodge, Awaroa Lodge, Minaret Station, Whare Kea, Te Arai, The Resurgence, Manawa Ridge.

How to help in New Zealand

Conserve native birds and reptiles in the North Island, or penguins in the South Island.

Protecting Penguins

You can head to the South Island and protect penguins from predators by building special nests for them, or go north and conserve endangered native birds and reptiles in Cape Kidnappers.

You and your family will leave New Zealand with a treasure trove of memories, and the knowledge that you have helped secure the future of New Zealand’s iconic bird life.

Note – this is a popular example of how you can help in this region, and we delight in crafting trips to your exact preferences.