New Zealand is a country where reality surpasses imagination. This green and pleasant land reveals its extensive charms as we make our leisurely way around the two islands, with such lively diversions as steamship and marine life cruises, exploration of protected forests rich in colourful birdlife, mountain ranges, glow worm caves, geysers and thermal pools. Our journey includes stays in some of the worlds most dazzling harbour cities. On the way we sample local customs and hospitality, from the Scots community to the sheep farmers, the native Maori culture, and the countrys justly famous wines. With top quality hotels and first class coaching to give you that pampered feeling and flights with award winning Air New Zealand, the holiday concludes with a stay in the secluded and charming Bay of Islands, known as the cradle of New Zealand.