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How long do you need to visit New Zealand?

Are you wondering how long you need to travel New Zealand? There are multiple answers to this question. How much time do you and your friends have? New Zealand is full of spectacular landscapes and you can travel for months unlocking the hidden gems. Travelling at a relaxed pace is the only way to travel, well that's what we believe.

How much time do you have?

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Take it easy. Travelling at a slow-pace is the essence of TravelEssence. We believe a relaxed travel schedule allows you to completely embrace the local lifestyle. Staying at each place for at least two nights and not rushing from highlight to highlight.

Travelling for two to three weeks allows you to explore one island. If you would prefer to see both islands, you will need to make a choice of which regions to visit. And, so you aren’t in a hurry, we recommend taking a domestic flight.

Explore our favourite journeys for more inspiration

Discover the hidden gems of New Zealand

3 weeks of the North Island

Would you like to get closer to the rich and diverse Indigenous culture of New Zealand? This trip is perfect for… read more

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Explore the untamed wilderness of New Zealand

3 weeks from Otago Peninsula to Auckland South

Starting in the deep south, where accents are thick, and the landscape is vast. Dunedin, Otago Peninsula and the… read more

Would you love to visit some of the South Island's highlights at a relaxed pace? During this journey, you will see… read more

"I would recommend spending around 3-5 weeks in New Zealand. I advise you to take your time to really experience each place."

Ben, Travel specialist

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