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New Zealand Destination Guide

Whether it's spending a gap year in New Zealand, or setting off on a backpacking mission, this place has it all. From ticking off crazy activities from your bucketlist (like jumping out of a plane), to living in an Instagram dream, you're guaranteed to have the time of your life. If you're looking to make new friends on an adventure-filled tour or are looking to apply for a great value working holiday visa, you've come to the right place. We'll have you living the Kiwi dream in no time!

New Zealand Fast Facts

Languages Spoken

English, although natives will speak Māori. Kia Ora!


New Zealand dollars ($). $1 is approximately R9,00.

Time Zone

During daylight savings time: UTC+13. Outside of this: UTC+12. New Zealand is 10 hours ahead of Johannesburg.

G Adventures New Zealand tours

Check out our latest deals on small group adventure tours in New Zealand. Terms and conditions apply



FR. R10,539SAVE R1,860
  • 1 Country | 7 DaysTop cities: Auckland
  • Visit a conservation farm to learn about their methods in Raglan
  • Grab a paddle and go sea kayaking to a harbour for a picnic lunch
  • Take to the waves and join in a surf lesson
  • In Rotorua, visit a local village to gain insight into Maori culture
  • Continue on to spend the night near the shores of Lake Taupo
  • Enjoy a guided stroll around the city of Wellington
  • T&Cs apply.



FR. R25,825SAVE R4,554
  • 1 Country | 16 DaysTop cities: Christchurch, Queenstown
  • Start the adventure with a Big Night Out in Wellington
  • Hike and explore Abel Tasman's golden beaches and waterways
  • Head south along the coast of black-sand beaches including a visit to a seal colony
  • Spend some time exploring Franz Josef and its immense glacier
  • Enjoy some free time in New Zealand's adventure capital, Queenstown
  • Visit Fiordland National Park and enjoy a boat cruise through breathtaking Milford Sound. Finish with a 35 km bike ride.
  • T&Cs apply.

Skydive Auckland

Harnessed to an experienced jumpmaster, expect sensory overload as you step out that aircraft door at 9000ft and for some 30 seconds plummet towards the ground @200kph. Achievement doesnt come sweeter! T&Cs apply.
From R3,390 pp
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Tamaki Maori Skydive

Discover the Tamaki Maori Village as it comes alive with the sights, sounds and activity of days gone by, including facial tattooing, weaving, carving and demonstrations on how food was cooked and preserved many years ago. T&Cs apply.
From R1,570 pp
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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Discover the real Middle-earth on the most picturesque private farmland near Matamata in the North Island of New Zealand, where you can visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings film trilogy in a fascinating two-hour guided tour. The set has been rebuilt permanently for filming of The Hobbit and features hobbit holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill, double arched bridge and other structures and gardens built for the films. T&Cs apply.
From R1,430 pp
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