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Departures + Arrivals: Winter 2021 in Review

To celebrate the last day of Winter in New Zealand we bring you our first edition of Departures + Arrivals - a seasonal recap of amazing traveller photos and an inside look at where we have been sending travellers over June, July and August.

These travellers differ in where they come from, what their interests are, and where they want to stay, but are connected by their love of adventure.

Discover even more traveller moments on our reviews page on TripAdvisor.

Travellers explored amazing NZ destinations spanning NZ, from Takaka to Havelock North enjoying family school holiday escapes, marking milestone birthdays, being treated by their employers, or even just to get away and recharge!



Family enjoys Rotorua's steam cliffs

“Our trip was nothing short of amazing. Our kidlets enjoyed the petting zoo and 3D Gallery in Rotorua, our accommodation was wonderful in Taupo. Orakei Korako and Hobbiton were real highlights too! Luke hit the nail on the head with our interests. I couldn’t have planned the trip better myself. We loved every second and can’t wait to do it again!”

Travellers: The Turner Family Trip Type: Road Trip option of Completely Surprise Me! Destination: Rotorua, Taupo + Hobbiton


"It's really hard to pick just one highlight. Lunch at the Beehive was so unexpected and fabulous. The tramway restaurant was fabulous and the hot pools on a freezing cold evening were awesome. The Hotel was lovely, nothing like the type of hotel we would normally choose but in a good location, modern, fresh and the amazing staff made us feel like part of their family. Overall a fantastic trip, one to remember for a long time."

Travellers: Philippa + Merv Trip Type: Fly + Ride option of Completely Surprise Me! Destination: Christchurch


“We had a wonderful time once again, very happy, satisfied & tired polishing off a bottle of wine reminiscing our experiences. We had a wonderful week exploring your beautiful city. Greytown's Festival of Christmas and Cape Palliser were awesome. But to be surprised with a helicopter to Marlborough Sounds was amazing. Most definitely a trip to remember. I asked our boys and their words were 'cool', 'fun', 'can't wait for our next surprise trip away'."

Travellers: S + V (+3 teenage boys!) Trip Type: Surprise + Delight in Wellington Destination: Wellington, the Wairarapa + the Marlborough Sounds


We were also delighted to find our company written about in the news too!


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