Our Rest NZ Add-Ons provide access to some truly authentic Kiwi experiences. A trip through some of the more remote parts of New Zealand is a heart-warming revelation and pure nostalgia. These tours let you visit the lesser-known New Zealand, without the crowds of tourists.
Where else can you see a herd of wild horses running next to your car, empty vast beaches with nobody to be seen for miles or traditional fishing boats returning to shore where local schoolboys help to unload the day’s catch? There’s laughter, smiles and everybody knows each other. Take the chance to share a beer with friendly locals and relax with some real Kiwi hospitality.
You simply combine an Add-On (or as many as you like) with your main itinerary to guarantee an authentic New Zealand experience in between the better-known centres.
Break of Dawn
5 Day / 4 Night Add-On
Enjoy the sunrise of your lifetime on Mount Hikurangi, the first point on New Zealand mainland to greet the morning sun. Learn about Maori history of the sacred mountain and its meaning to the local Ngati Porou people. In Eastland, Maori life is at the forefront. You will embrace a lot about their culture during your visit.
Take your time while driving around the East Cape. This route will wow you with plenty of amazing beaches and panoramic views. It’s an astonishing coastal road journey. And before you know it, you will emerge onto a Reef Ecology Tour and feed stingrays while learning about local legends.
4 Day/3 Night Add-On
Experience the laidback lifestyle in Raglan with its beautiful black sand beaches and world famous surfing spots. Enjoy a romantic ‘3 Bridge walk’ in the evening after your relaxing cruise. Have a hands on experience with one of the many water activities before heading on a 4WD adventure the next day. Two 4WD tracks await you with stunning views of the coast line which take you into the Waitomo Caves region. You will have plenty of time to discover the magic of the famous caves.
5 Day / 4 Night Add-On
Immerse yourself in the powerful scenery of a region that has well and truly shaped its scarce population.
The very South of the South Island is a collection of people and landscapes you won’t find anywhere else: Rugged coastline, warm and colourful locals, lush rainforest and wildlife up close.
Visit a Petrified Forest, step back in time on Stewart Island, discover Southern hospitality and culinary delights in Invercargill and follow a distinct road that will reveal a glorious coastal stretch of unmatched beauty.
The combination of friendly locals, serene surroundings and wide open spaces is a great opportunity to find kinship – and to restore the soul.