Unique wildlife encounters and natural wonders are two of New Zealand's biggest draws. 

While in New Zealand, your clients will enjoy mountain vistas, ancient forests, volcanic landscapes and stunning coastline. Living amongst New Zealand's natural beauty is a diverse range of native wildlife. Including unique and endangered species, like our national icon, the kiwi. 

Clients can experience it all, with many different wildlife encounters all within short distances. Whale and dolphin watching is available in many places around the coast. Fur seals and albatross can also be spotted in some areas. Native birds are everywhere; and knowledgeable guides will help identify birdsongs and share local legends.

Use the carousel below to view local operator video invitations and discover more. Suggested itineraries provide inspiration on how to include nature and wildlife in your itineraries.

Meet Kate from Heli Glenorchy

Impress your clients with a scenic helicopter flight. They will see parts of New Zealand that are inaccessible any other way

Learn more about Queenstown
UNESCO World Heritage Sites, National Parks & Forests

UNESCO World Heritage Sites, National Parks & Forests

New Zealand has 3 World Heritage Sites, 13 National Parks and numerous reserves and forests. Many coastal areas are classified as Marine Reserves and we have the world’s largest Dark Sky Reserve.

Wildlife Encounters in the Sea

Wildlife Encounters in the Sea

Many coastal areas of New Zealand have resident whales, dolphins and seals that can be seen there year-round. You can even book guided wild swim encounters in some places.

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Meet Marty from Explore Group in Paihia, Bay of Islands

With Explore your clients can see the famous Hole in the Rock, view dolphins and visit Otehei Bay, and the onboard Nature Guide will answer questions throughout

Learn more about Northland
Unique Wildlife, Conservation & Eco-Sanctuaries

Unique Wildlife, Conservation & Eco-Sanctuaries

There are plenty of opportunities to see our national icon, the Kiwi bird. Ecosanctuaries and guided nature walks are a great way to learn about, and see, our native and endangered wildlife.


Meet Mary from Zealandia Ecosanctuary in Karori, Wellington

ZEALANDIA is the world’s first fully-fenced urban ecosanctuary. They have successfully reintroduced over 20 native species to the area.

Learn more about Wellington
Geothermal landscapes

Geothermal landscapes

New Zealand sits on two tectonic plates and gets a lot of geological action. This has led to the beautiful mountain ranges and dramatic geothermal landscapes that cover the country.


Meet David from Waimangu Volcanic Valley in Rotorua

Your clients will love exploring the world’s youngest geothermal valley’s. They’ll see volcanic craters, hot water springs and brilliantly coloured geothermal features.

Learn more about Rotorua
Gardens of New Zealand

Gardens of New Zealand

New Zealand has 6 world-standard Gardens of International Significance. There are also plenty of private or botanic gardens for your clients to explore in their own time.

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Meet Kate from Hamilton Gardens in Hamilton, Waikato

Rather than focusing on plant collections, the five garden collections at Hamilton Gardens - explore the history, context and meaning of gardens.

Learn more about Hamilton
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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.

4 day - Wildlife and Nature Highlights Itinerary
Wildlife and Nature

Spot rare birds and marine mammals in their wild, natural habitat on this short journey down the South Island’s east coast.

Wellington - Nelson - Abel Tasman National Park - Wellington
8 days Walking

Enjoy pristine golden sand beaches, untouched manuka forests and an exciting array of birdlife while hiking the Abel Tasman Coast Track.

Auckland - Hokianga - Karikari Peninsula - Bay of Islands - Whangarei - Auckland
7 days General

Subtropical Northland is both a paradise for nature lovers and an aquatic playground. The area is rich in vibrant Māori culture and European heritage. To discover New Zealand, first you need to visit Northland.