Hokitika, New Zealand The epitome of a Gold Rush ‘boomtown’, Hokitika, on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand is now officially known as the ‘cool little town’, an ideal gateway for…

Kaikoura, New Zealand Perched spectacularly between the mountains and the sea, the small town of Kaikoura, New Zealand offers incredible opportunities for marine wildlife spotting. Kaikoura is on the South Island of New Zealand, around…

Castle Hill, New Zealand In a country famous for beautiful landscapes, only Castle Hill has received one particular honour: being declared by the Dalai Lama as a ‘spiritual centre of the universe’. Castle Hill is…

Stewart Island’s location – at 47 degrees south – puts it in the path of the icy, howling winds of the ‘roaring forties’. Because of this harsh climate, it has largely avoided human development. The…

Tongariro National Park was established in 1887, making it the oldest national park in New Zealand, and the sixth-oldest in the world. The park was first established thanks to members of the Ngati Tuwharetoa iwi…

The Bay of Islands has played an important role in New Zealand’s history. Around 700 years ago, Maori tradition holds, the great voyaging canoe Mātaatua reached the Bay of Islands from Hawaiki, the ancestral home of…

The peninsula is located in the Waikato region, north of Bay of Plenty forming a natural barrier for the Hauraki gulf both from the Firth of the Thames and the Pacific Ocean.

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, and the administrative centre of Wellington region, located on the south part of the North Island between Cook Strait and the Remutaka Range.

Queenstown is a resort town on the South Island of New Zealand. Built on the lakeshore of Lake Wakatipu, the town provides amazing views having the Remarkables Mountain Range as its background.

Questions About New Zealand Odyssey Traveller specialises in crafting unforgettable experiences for mature-aged travellers, providing adventure and educational programs to small groups since 1983. Odyssey has built up a reasonable knowledge bank to answer questions…

Highlights of New Zealand | Rotorua We visit Rotorua during our 14-day long tour of New Zealand. Odyssey Traveller offers this small group tour (typically 6 to 12 people) for senior and mature travellers who…