New Zealand

beyond the beaten path

New Zealand (Māori: Aotearoa) is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: jagged mountains, rolling pasture land, steep fiords, pristine trout-filled lakes, raging rivers, scenic beaches,and active volcanic zones. Māori culture continues to play an important part in everyday life and the identity of the nation. Government and corporate New Zealand is full of Māori symbolism. There are abundant opportunities for visitors to understand and experience the history and present-day forms of Māori life.
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Lake Tekapo, New Zealand by Tabias Keller
Wanaka, New Zealand by Ken Cheung

Featured Experts

Remarkable destination specialists with insider access

Warrick Mitchell
  • New Zealand
I facilitate life-changing, wilderness stays to some of Fiordland's most beautiful and remote locations. Through Awarua,I offer guests an amazing introduction to seldom visited locations and share our family history, wild foods, incredible nature, surfing, small hikes, free diving and fishing.
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Earthtones Journeys
  • Chile
  • Colombia
At Earthtones, we believe that tourism — when implemented thoughtfully and intentionally — can be a force for regeneration in the world: regenerative to local economic,social, and ecological systems. Partnering with individuals, guides, and communities rich in natural capital — from farmers to community land trusts and ranches — we're co-creating a network of local-powered, immersive nature experiences.
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Ashley Blake
  • Ecuador
  • Jordan
Traverse Journeys provides organized travel opportunities powered by social enterprises, community partners and impact-minded venturers.Our mission is to cultivate transformative experiences to unique destinations across the globe, fostering cross-cultural appreciation, environmental awareness and responsible tourism. We offer small group trips to 20+ destinations infusing people, planet and purpose into each experience, ranging from adventure, hiking, yoga, cultural and culinary itineraries 6-12 days in length.
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Carrie Back
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
Carrie Ann Back is a part-time travel writer and full-time globetrotter based in Southeast Asia. She’s been to over 30 countries,including living in the Amazon jungle in Bolivia and working for elephant conservation in Thailand. I love anything off-the-beaten path! Carrie continues to be a sought-after travel expert for digital media, print materials & magazines, and conferences all over the world. Carrie is also a digital copywriter for hotels and restaurants worldwide. When not traveling, she can be found sampling new wines, planning her next trip, or trying to perfect her
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neil henderson
  • New Zealand
We believe in showing clients New Zealand beyond the tourist trail. We stay in beautiful and remote locations away from busy towns and cities.Our tours are designed to immerse clients in the outdoor beauty and excitement of New Zealand whilst learning about the culture and history of the country.
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