​New Zealand is rich in its diversity of landscapes, activities and culinary adventures. We invite you to explore and enjoy the many offerings found throughout our destination. 

Be sure to include a mix of North Island and South Island regions. Remember, traveling via air the length of New Zealand only takes about 2.5 hours! You can easily traverse the country during an 8-day itinerary, although visitors typically spend on average 14 days. As you prepare your independent FAM, we encourage you to review the sample itineraries*.​ ​

Sample itineraries

Select one or combine many of these 3 to 5 day itineraries to build your perfect New Zealand FAM. each one is designed around themes and regions.
8 Day - North Island - Active Outdoors
8 days Active Outdoors

From cycling around sparkling city harbours to landing on an active marine volcano - journey your way through the North Island's great outdoors.

10 Day - South Island - Active Outdoors
10 days

Adventure through the South Island’s diverse landscapes, before a brief city break in cosmopolitan Auckland.

11 Day - North Island - Wildlife and Nature
11 days Wildlife and Nature

Experience natural spectacles and unique wildlife encounters on this journey around the North Island.

12 Day - South Island - Wildlife and Nature
12 days Wildlife and Nature

Get up close to rare wildlife and be awed by the natural beauty of New Zealand’s rugged South Island.

10 Day - South Island - Food, Wine and Local Experiences
10 days Food, Wine and Local Culture

Taste your way through New Zealand’s South Island, getting to know local artisan food, wine and beer producers.

9 Day - South Island - Adventure and Adrenaline
9 days Adventure and Adrenaline

An action-packed journey from New Zealand’s adventure capital to the peaks of Aoraki Mount Cook.

8 Day - Māori culture and New Zealand History - South Island
8 days Maori Culture and History

Arrive in Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington. Transfer to a domestic flight to Dunedin. Upon arrival in the city, take a guided tour around the oldest, the newest and the steepest – see the city from the look-outs and up close, with plenty of photo stops along the way.

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*Disclaimer: Please note, any mention of specific product on this site is meant to be used only as an example and does not represent an endorsement of that product by Tourism New Zealand.​


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