Lord of the Fjords

Embark on a thrilling family adventure through New Zealand, where the 'Middle Earth' scenery defies description and the adventure never stops.

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  • Experience New Zealand’s majestic landscapes
  • Hike, mountain bike, sail and ride horses through stunning scenery
  • Take a helicopter flight over Lord of the Rings country
  • Sleep in some of the finest lodges and hotels around
  • Soar over White Island with an expert volcanologist
  • Get under the skin of the Maori culture and conservation of the kiwi bird

Embark on a thrilling family adventure through Middle Earth, where the scenery defies description and the adventure never stops. Welcome to the world’s most exciting playground.

 During this two-week journey we will show you New Zealand’s most stunning scenery, from the geothermal wonders of Rotorua to the White Island volcano and the vast shimmering waters of Lake Taupo. You will go jet boating and glacier hiking, ride horses through the hills and try your hand at paragliding. And because even the most resolute adventure seekers need a rest sometimes, we have also booked in wine tastings, spa treatments and plenty of chilled out family time.

Alongside all of this, we have woven in experiences and meetings with some of the country’s most fascinating people. You will feast on a traditional hangi dinner and watch a Maori culture show. Fly over the White Island with your own private volcanologist, and get up-close and personal with the endangered kiwi bird, and the conservationists intent on ensuring its survival.

If there’s anything else that takes your fancy, we can probably arrange that too. What about perusing Auckland’s galleries with a local artist? Meeting an ex-All Black? Or mountain biking with the New Zealand champion? We will make your dreams come true in this fantastical land, where anything can happen.

Best time to travel: October to May  

Number of nights: Fourteen

For active families with older children or groups of friends