At TravelEssence, we specialise in crafting custom-made holidays that take you off the beaten path and create memories to last a lifetime. We believe in connecting with the heart and soul of a place, introducing you to the locals who call it home. Engage in conversations with fascinating individuals who will share their stories, traditions, and way of life, leaving an indelible mark on your journey.
Hi, I'm Andrew Morten from TravelEssence. I was born and brought up in New Zealand and have seen almost all of New Zealand many times. I have also travelled a lot in Australia over the last 45 years. I started TravelEssence in 2006 because I wanted people to see New Zealand as I know it myself.
For me, it's about getting off the beaten track, having time to enjoy remote nature and landscapes, and having a laugh and yarn with the locals. Whether it's Australia or New Zealand, I believe that the people and the unique landscape make a unique combination that you can not find anywhere else, and this makes them both so special. Now, I often travel with my wife and three small kids and along the way have learnt how to and how not to travel, with, or without, kids. Here are a few points and tips.
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