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How long do you need to visit New Zealand?

Are you wondering how long you need to visit New Zealand? If you are travelling as far as New Zealand, the more time you have the better. We recommend a minimum of three weeks to experience the real New Zealand. To inspire you for your journey DownUnder, we have created a few example routes for couples.

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Embrace the laid-back lifestyle of New Zealand. Three to five weeks will give you enough time to see more breathtaking locations at a relaxed pace. Staying at each place for two to four nights allows you to experience New Zealand like a local.

Whether you want to visit the five major winery regions or stay in the middle of nature, we can arrange it. And you don’t have to travel far to see a lot. Within a few hours, you’ll find a completely different landscape.

Explore our favourite journeys for more inspiration

Experience authentic New Zealand

4 weeks of the South Island

Below, you can discover a suggested itinerary, but we design each holiday for you. Enjoy a taste, and contact us… read more

Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s culture

4 weeks from Wellington to the Bay of Islands

New Zealand is a diverse multicultural country with a melting pot of cultures. With a blend of Maori, Asian,… read more

Dive deep into the true natural beauty of New Zealand, on a route less travelled but no less fascinating. The… read more

Are you ready to explore New Zealand?

4 week route from Akaroa to the Bay of Islands

Would like to visit some of New Zealand's greatest highlights? This trip is for you. A perfect blend of the North… read more

"Six weeks is a good amount of time to explore New Zealand. At a leisurely pace, you can experience the country, like a local."

Ilona, Travel specialist

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