Why Flying Kiwi

Sandboarding - Beach It Tour Photo taken by: Felix Kogler (Flying Kiwi Traveller)

Flying Kiwi New Zealand Tours

Why Choose a Flying Kiwi New Zealand Tour?

guaranteed departures stampNew Zealand is all about the outdoors - immersing yourself in stunning landscapes, enjoying unique activities and experiencing a strong culture and history - our tours are designed for people who want to embrace all these elements and discover the real beauty of New Zealand with a fantastic group.

A Flying Kiwi tour attracts people from all over the globe - the perfect mix of solo travellers, couples and mates who always end up as great friends (we have even had a few Flying Kiwi weddings!!). Flying Kiwi travellers of all ages share a great sense of adventure, an enthusiasm to try and enjoy new things and a genuine interest in experiencing the culture of New Zealand.

With so many options to choose from we know its hard to decide which company suits you best. Most of our clients come from referrals and we hope the list below will help you understand why!


Compared To Other Adventure Tours It's Quite Simple - Flying Kiwi Gives You More.....

We wrote a list (but 38 was a few too many), so here are the top 10 reasons to join us!

1. More National Parks

We have a license with the department of conservation that enables us to visit, and stay in, places other tours can't access. We ensure our tours give you time to experience New Zealand's best national parks too, including Paparoa, Abel Tasman, Aoraki/Mount Cook, Tongariro and Fiordland.

2. More Chances to Genuinely Get Off The Beaten Track

There are a number of World famous highlights on any trip to New Zealand - Milford Sound, Queenstown, Rotorua to name a few and we make sure to experience the best these spots have to offer. However, what makes our trips totally unique is exploring the lesser known spots that other tour groups don't visit. Whether its a secret glow-worm walk at night, a lush rainforest-fringed pool for a dip, a bike ride along deserted roads hugging the coast or a local cafe that serves quite possibly the best muffins in New Zealand we have found the best secret spots - we know you will love them just try not to tell too many others!

3. More Accommodation by Lakes, Mountains and Oceans

Rather than wake up in a hostel dorm we wake up to amazing views, fresh air and away from the crowds. By staying in these carefully selected sites you get to experience amazing sunrises, spectacular sunsets, campfires, sleeping to the sound of the ocean, morning dips, lakeside dining to name a few. There are camping and cabin accommodation options (so something for everyone) and we do occasionally use hostels (3 on the entire 28 day trip) to give you access to the bustling city centres.

4. More Experience + Better Travel Options

Flying Kiwi is the original New Zealand tour company. We are the experts with over 25 year experience in conducting tours of the highest quality and thousands of very, very satisfied customers. You can be guaranteed that our team will provide a professional and enjoyable experience of a lifetime.

5. More Tasty and Healthy Meals

Our trips involve a great deal of activity and we appreciate the importance of good food. We usually offer breakfast, lunch and dinner which saves you time and money. With an average meal out in NZ costing around $25 you'll save a fortune compared to other tour companies.

6. More Cycle Options

With bikes on board you have the chance to cycle as much, or as little, as you want. We cover a huge range of rides along the coast, by lakes, through mountain landscapes, downhill, uphill and even across hill - there is something for everyone and every fitness level.

7. More Hikes and Activity Options (plus loads of free stuff...)

We offer more hikes and activity options that any other tour company. That gives you more choice everyday to try the hikes you fancy and the activities you have always wanted to try. Everything is optional and there are always free alternatives. We also include a number of the activities free of charge such as hot pools, Wai-O-Tapu thermals,gondola ride, wine tasting, scenic ferry crossing (both directions) and more.

8. More Peace of Mind with Guaranteed Departures

Once you are booked you are going. Unlike other tour companies all our trips have guaranteed departures. This gives you complete peace of mind and enables you to plan and look forward to your trip - trips do fill fast though so get in quick.

9. More Flexibility

Our tours are designed to fit around you. We aren't a traditional tour - you choose the activities you want to do, you choose the style of accommodation you want and you can even take extended breaks along the way - Flying Kiwi is the perfect combination of independent travel and touring convenience.

10. More Value for Money

Quite simply our trips are unbeatable. With transport, accommodation, most meals and use of sports equipment included you won't find a better value tour. Our tours add up to around $125 per day which is a great measure to compare with other options (don't forget a meal out in NZ averages around $25 for starters and bike hire starts at approx $35 per day).


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