What comes to mind when one thinks of New Zealand? Mountains? Glaciers? Rivers? Sheep? Little Furry Hobbits?
You’ve decided that you want to choose the luxurious route instead of the standard tour package for your New Zealand trip. Great! But, do you know what to expect? What do you need to do next?
Scratching your head over where to go in winter? Aspen? Been there, done that. Lake Tahoe? Nah, not now. Well… how about this? A New Zealand South Island winter road trip. Does that sound exciting to you? Eh? New Zealand or Aotearoa in Maori has been one of the best yet underrated places for winter travel destinations. Fun fact: Aotearoa means land of the long white cloud. You can find more information about the name…Read More
Auckland, New Zealand is set to host the World Masters Games 2017 where 25,000 participants will join to compete in the world’s biggest multi-sport event. Set in what’s arguably one of the most unforgettable locations, whether you’ve come to win or be immersed in the incredible atmosphere, a trip to Auckland in April 2017 is a must. Make the most of your visit to the World Masters Games 2017 Over the 10 days, you’ll have…Read More
The following letter and photos were sent to us by a recent client. Matthew and his family took a 13 day New Zealand wide tour with our guide Zeb. They enjoyed some fantastic activities including whitewater rafting, horse riding, skydiving, a helicopter ride and so much more. Thanks so much to Matthew and the family! It was a pleasure having you all and we hope you can visit again soon! Firstly, our great appreciation to…Read More
9 Day South Island Self Drive Tour for a family of 5 The following letter and photo’s were sent to us by a recent client. Nenden and his family from Indonesia visited New Zealand in December 2015 and took a self drive road trip around the South Island. I am writing this to express our Big Thank you to you all – as we believe that without a big help from you, our South NZ…Read More
The following letter and photos were sent to us by a recent client. Peggy and her husband Bill took an epic 22 day private guided tour around New Zealand with our guide Matt. We love getting feedback like this! Thank you so much to Peggy and Bill. It was a pleasure to show you our amazing country and we hope to see you back for more soon! We’ve been wanting to come to New Zealand for…Read More
7 Day North & South Island Guided Tour The following travel journal was written by one of our guides Pete, about his tour with a family group from Singapore. Day 1 Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo Caves I arrived to a nice Auckland day picking up the van and heading into town to pick up my group of 7. After being in contact about picking them up from their hotel, I drove into downtown Auckland and noticed David waving…Read More
April 3rd to 5th at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore The Road Trip are exhibiting at this years Travel Revolution Fair at the Marina Bay Sands from the 3rd to the 5th of April. We’d love to see you down there and would be happy to answer any questions you have about our beautiful country. We’d love to help plan your trip and show you the absolute best time possible in New Zealand! Hope to…Read More
We recently hosted a young guy by the name of Phoenix. Phoenix was a bit of a wizz with the camera and took some amazing footage during his tour with The Road Trip. Upon returning to the U.S. he took the footage to his lab and edited together a great little video highlight reel of their tour. Check it out!
7 Day North Island Guided Tour The following travel journal was written by one of our guides Alex, about a tour with a lovely couple from the United States. Day 1 Auckland to Whitianga via Coromandel I arrive at the Novotel Auckland Airport at 9:30am and about 10 minutes later I recognize Eileen coming out of the lift as I have seen her photo which she has attached to all her emails. I introduce myself and also…Read More
North Island vs South Island New Zealand is a unique country for a number of reasons, one of those being that it’s literally broken into two parts, each with its own personality and diverse attractions. When travelling to New Zealand it’s important to consider the sheer magnitude of how much is packed into one small country. For most people, with time and budget constraints, this usually means you only get the chance to cover one…Read More