Evergreen rainforests, steaming volcanoes, magnificent glacial fjords and soaring snow-covered mountain ranges combine to make New Zealand one of the most picturesque and horticulturally diverse countries on earth. With a mild climate year-round and almost 75 percent of its surface area formed by mountains and hills, New Zealand provides the ideal setting for adventure travel through hiking, cycling, and other avenues of outdoor exploration. 
Along with its unparalleled natural beauty, New Zealand’s volcanoes, geysers, mud pools, boiling rivers, and lakes make it a goldmine for geological study. Due to its remote location, New Zealand remained unsettled by humans for many years, which allowed it to develop a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal, and plant life. As a result, 82 percent of New Zealand’s ferns, trees and flowers are endemic, including the bright yellow Kōwhai tree and the red Pohutukawa tree, making New Zealand one of the world’s top destinations for horticulture. Like its plants, the bird species found in New Zealand are also very unique. Before the arrival of humans and predatory animals, flightless birds, such as the Kiwi, Kākāpō, and Takahē, dominated the forests. Due to large changes in habitat and the arrival of humans, today many of these animals have become extinct or endangered. However, conservationists have made remarkable efforts to help protect threatened wildlife by creating island sanctuaries that are open to the public. Isolated from the rest of the world by hundreds of miles of sea, New Zealand is the perfect getaway for travelers looking to spend some one-on-one time with nature. Holbrook’s programs offer explorers a chance to study the intriguing native Māori culture, explore incredible biological riches, and adventure against the stunningly gorgeous backdrop of a fascinating, diverse land. Our expertise combined with New Zealand’s unique environment creates the perfect recipe for an unforgettable, enriching trip.

Trips to Plan

From $5,500

Adventure

New Zealand | Exploring Treasures of the North and South Islands

15 Days | Choose your dates
From $4,998

Independent Journeys

New Zealand | The Jewel of the Pacific

12 Days | Choose your dates
From $6,730

Garden Tours

New Zealand | Public and Private Gardens, Nature, Culture, and the Pacific Ocean

15 Days | Choose your dates

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