General itinerary planning and finding a tour
You'll find a variety of awesome landscapes in New Zealand, all within easy reach of each other. Please refer to our Recommended Trips page for a collection of itineraries that range from 3 to 30 days. If you would like more information about tours in New Zealand, please visit our tours page.
Air New Zealand Enquiries
This is the official website for Tourism New Zealand. For information and enquiries about Air New Zealand, please visit their official website at www.airnewzealand.com.(opens in new window)
Is it safe to book with a New Zealand company?
All New Zealand companies must operate within our consumer protection laws. Please visit Consumer Affairs(opens in new window) for information on the Consumer Guarantees Act, which covers a consumer’s rights after purchase.
If you have concerns before booking you can ask what customer protection insurance a business has in place.
Many tourism companies are Qualmark(opens in new window) licensed. Qualmark is the New Zealand tourism industry's main quality assurance system. Look for companies that are Qualmark licensed as a mark of quality business practises.
Do I need to book ahead?
Our peak season runs from October through to April, centred on summer December to February. During this full period it is strongly recommended that you book any tours, events, accommodation and transport ahead of time to ensure availability. Outside of these months there is a less of a need to book in advance, except in ski resort towns such as Queenstown and Wanaka.
Travel Agent/ Finding tourism collateral
Tourism New Zealand has a dedicated Trade website(opens in new window) that’s specially designed for travel agents. You may wish to apply for images for New Zealand webpage or brochure design from our Visuals library(opens in new window). There is an application process as copyright remains with photographers.
Walking & Hiking in New Zealand
New Zealand is a walking and hiking paradise, and is home to many impressive single and multi-day walks for all abilities. Guides and packages are available, or it is possible to walk independently. It is recommended that you book ahead if trekking on any of our Great Walks. Find out more about walking and hiking in New Zealand.