Visit New Zealand on a Luxury Land Journey and Reignite Your Love to Travel

Now is the time to embrace your love to travel in 2022. Discover the vast, natural beauty and culture of New Zealand, by planning and booking your 5-star luxury handcrafted land journey with Scenic.   
At Scenic, we love to travel – and we know that you do too. We feel a renewed sense of anticipation and enthusiasm to start exploring again beyond our own, familiar surroundings in 2022.

Visiting destinations such as New Zealand, with its mountain ranges, glaciers, fjords, forests, ski fields and national parks – as well as its historic and cosmopolitan cities, is an experience that many dream about doing during our lifetime. 

Our wonder and yearning curiosity about the unique wildlife, the wilderness and the Maori people of New Zealand, is more vivid than ever been before. We long to be immersed again in the fresh air, see the beautiful beaches and bays, stunning alpine scenery, award-winning vineyards and the welcoming culture that is the very essence of New Zealand.  
Scenic Enrich - Cape Reinga Lighthouse, New Zealand

Discover New Horizons 

As you embark with Scenic on a journey through New Zealand, you can be assured of our commitment to your comfort, safety and wellness, as well as our team’s unrivalled standards of excellence. You’ll find it’s more than an escorted tour, it’s a 5-star luxury handcrafted journey in a class of its own.  

Scenic has more than 35 years’ experience taking guests on unforgettable land journeys, and curating only the finest dining, accommodation, cruise and rail experiences in each destination. Our philosophy means that we take care of everything on your behalf, leaving you to unwind and reconnect with loved ones, as you discover new horizons.  Our small-group land journeys are limited to just 36 guests, so you’ll also have space to journey in maximum comfort with a dedicated Scenic Tour Director.  

You can enjoy exclusive Scenic Special Stays in historic, luxury hotels that are renowned for their location, character and heritage. When you travel with Scenic, everything is taken care of, we’ll take care of all the details including transfers and even tipping. 

Each journey features the very best inclusions and a host of memorable moments. Our expert staff, from Tour Directors to knowledgeable local guides, will go above and beyond to make your experience truly memorable. Start to plan and book now to realize your dreams of a magnificent journey through New Zealand by securing your preferred departure date in 2022.  

Explore the majestic Milford Sound by boat and kayak in its serene waters. Wander through ancient kauri forests and learn about the Maori legends of creation. Travel by rail through the heart of the South Island’s Southern Alps on board the TranzAlpine railway taking in the mesmerizing views from an open-air carriage.  Visit the first European settlement in the Bay of Islands on the North Island, or sail on an authentic America’s Cup yacht and be part of the crew as you sail through Auckland harbour.  

Experience Enriching Moments 

Are you ready to experience the feeling of connection once again and to tap into your innate sense of curiosity? In opening our hearts and minds to new cultures, cuisines, landscapes and wildlife, we come away with not only a richer understanding of the destinations that we visit, but a deeper knowing of our selves too.   

Visitors return to New Zealand because of the diverse range of experiences it offers. Meet with local Maori, be greeted in the traditional way and uncover their fascinating customs as well as their deep connection to the land. Tour the world-renowned Marlborough wine region, prized for its sauvignon blanc. In the bustling and chic cities of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, discover the heritage of its architecture and the fusion of modern living.  

Scenic’s Tour Directors are there to ensure that you make the most of your immersion into each exciting place that you visit. Working with local guides, you’ll be seamlessly escorted to the very best locations in each destination. With Scenic, it’s more than standard excursions to see the sights – it’s captivating visits to galleries and museums after-hours being guided by cultural experts during thoughtfully curated Scenic Enrich exclusive experiences.  

Meet the makers at New Zealand’s oldest winery, Mission Estate Winery in Napier, considered the birthplace of New Zealand wine. Immerse yourself into the culture of the Maori people at an in-depth tour of Te Papa Museum in Wellington. Visit the historically significant Waitangi Treaty Grounds on the North Island with a local Maori guide; or experience an authentic hangi dinner in Rotorua. Learn about New Zealand’s native bird species, including the Kiwi at the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Travel to the very top of New Zealand at Cape Reinga, exploring its lighthouse and witnessing the convergence of the Tasman Sea with the Pacific Ocean.  

Set you own pace and time to explore the topics that most interest you, by selecting from our broad range of Scenic Freechoice activities. Explore the key sites used in the film-making process of Academy award-winning film trilogy, The Lord of the Rings. Whip past rocky canyon outcrops on an adrenaline-fuelled jet-ride on the Shotover River, or sit back and relax on a classic punt boat while being transported along the Avon River, past woodlands and the leafy banks of the Botanic Gardens of Christchurch.  

Be Pampered in Luxury during Scenic Special Stays  

Look forward to being pampered and relaxing in spacious and luxuriously appointed surrounds. During your journey, enjoy Scenic Special Stays at iconic and world-renowned hotels. Overlook spectacular Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown from your room at the award-winning and five-star The Rees Hotel. Enjoy equally stunning scenery of Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park on the South Island from The Hermitage Hotel. In Christchurch, stay alongside Hagley Park and the Avon River at The George Hotel.  

Experience an overnight cruise of Milford Sound, staying on board the Milford Mariner and anchoring overnight in a sheltered cove to truly be present amid the wilderness, waterfalls and wildlife. You can expect the finest levels of service throughout your journey and know that absolutely everything is taken care of for you.  

Indulge in Exceptional Dining   

Enjoy the pleasures of eating at fine restaurants, with our Scenic Freechoice Dining options allowing you to select from a broad array of some of the finest local restaurants on your journey. Savour cuisine with influences from all around the world utilizing New Zealand’s bountiful produce and exceptional wines.  

Dine in splendour at The Observatory Restaurant in Queenstown, sampling the finest contemporary New Zealand cuisine paired with local wines. In Dunedin, enjoy a tour, meal and beer tasting at Speight’s Ale House learning about New Zealand’s craft beers. Glide past the twinkling city lights of Auckland at night during a harbour dinner cruise through the City of Sails.  

Embrace your love to travel and see the world anew. Now is the time to take action and book your Scenic 5-star handcrafted luxury land journey through New Zealand.  

Our Health and Safety Commitment to You

We understand the importance of maintaining your health and wellness while travelling. Our dedicated team continues to work closely with the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO),and government health agencies, to implement a full range of health and wellness measures to meet and exceed regulatory health protocols and requirements.