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Wayfairer Travel designs luxury experiences, which aim to maximise the benefits to communities and conservation. Their dedicated specialists provide a tailor-made service to create personalised travel experiences for discerning travellers. All trips are custom-made and are designed around the traveller, allowing them to travel when convenient, explore sites they choose and stay in accommodation suiting their style and budget.

Key information

Destinations Destinations New Zealand
Activity Activity Luxury, Beach, Family, Nature & Wildlife, Culture, Responsible Travel
Tour Type Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private tour


What people are saying about Wayfairer

Elena Makarova

Perfect planning, perfect execution of our vacation, can absolutely recommend this agency to others!

Elaine Kottler

Superbly arranged holiday by Wayfairer Travel. Their knowledge and experience meant they picked superb and very different locations for us, all of which complimented each other but gave vastly different experiences. By booking through Wayfairer it meant we never had to think about any travel arrangements outside getting to our local airport! Would recommend anyone booking this type of holiday to book through them.

Jackie James

Wayfairer were given a huge challenge to arrange a 5 week holiday for us with some very specific places we wanted to visit. They were prepared to listen to our demands and also to advise on many things that we were unsure about. We stayed in 14 different places all together and the accommodation arranged for us was perfect. The car hire was also arranged for us and our itinerary planned in detail with maps and detailed driving instructions given.

Essentially, for a long complicated holiday we did not experience any problems and Wayfairer obviously played a key role in this with their prior arrangements. This allowed us to focus on enjoying the whole holiday, which is one of the best we have ever had!

Wayfairer tours

New Zealand wildlife and waterways

New Zealand in two weeks

14 days From £4,400 Customisable
Destinations Destinations Queenstown, Milford Sound, Kaikoura, Auckland, Marlborough Sounds, Lake Taupo, Christchurch
Activity Activity Luxury, Nature & Wildlife, Active, Trekking
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Bay of Islands and South Island escape

Off-the-beaten path New Zealand

11 days From £4,500 Customisable
Destinations Destinations Queenstown, Milford Sound, Northland, Auckland, Hokitika, Christchurch
Activity Activity Beach, Nature & Wildlife, Culture, Active
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South Island wildlife route

Whale-watching, birding and wildlife on New Zealand’s south island

13 days From £10,500 Customisable
Destinations Destinations Milford Sound, Kaikoura, Stewart Island, Christchurch, Dunedin, Nelson
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks
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New Zealand self drive

Wine, wildlife and winding roads

14 days From £9,350 Customisable
Destinations Destinations Queenstown, Auckland, Hawke’s Bay, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, Lake Taupo, Christchurch, Arthur’s Pass National Park
Activity Activity Luxury, Nature & Wildlife, Culinary, Active
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New Zealand Lord of the Rings route

Head into Mordor, explore Isengard and chill out in Hobbiton

19 days From £10,900 Customisable
Destinations Destinations Queenstown, Milford Sound, Lake Tekapo, Rotorua, Kaikoura, Auckland, Lake Taupo, Nelson, Lake Heron, Wellington
Activity Activity Luxury, Nature & Wildlife, Culture
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Preferred hotels

A small selection of Wayfairer's carefully-selected hotels. All hotels can be changed to suit your requirements and budget


Fletcher Lodge

Situated just minutes from the heart of Dunedin, this property is a registered Historic Places Trust building and has been beautifully refurbished with elegant styling and modern amenities, surrounded by beautiful manicured gardens.

The four luxury rooms in the original house are richly furnished with antique, hand-carved furniture, cast-iron claw foot baths, underfloor heating, and French doors leading out to sunny private balconies overlooking the gardens and valley below.


Lochmara Lodge

This unique hideaway in the Marlborough Sounds is the perfect place to disconnect and soak up the breathtaking natural beauty of the region.

Surrounded by pristine bushland, Lochmara Lodge has no road access, with guests arriving via the private Lochmara Bay on a 15 minute boat ride from Picton. You can also hike or cycle in through the Queen Charlotte Track.

It offers spacious, comfortable units that are perfect for families, while couples can retreat to the romantic chalets with balconies overlooking the bay.


Greenhill Lodge

Greenhill Lodge is a historic homestead located in the heart of Hawke’s Bay, a stretch of beautiful coastline on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island.

The region’s rolling hills and winding rivers are perfect for fishing, swimming, golfing and canoeing, among other outdoor activities. This is also an agricultural region and you’ll be treated to local produce and wines from the vineyards here during your stay.

What's included

All trips with Wayfairer include the following services. Get in touch to find out more.

Included Accommodation

Selected nights in carefully-chosen, quality assured lodges and hotels, including unique, independently-owned boutiques.

Included Ground transfers

All airport collections in private cars and comfortable minivans.

Included Guided excursions

Selected trips and excursions accompanied by expert guides to give you an insider’s view of New Zealand.

Included Some meals

Meals and drinks included will vary depending on chosen tour. The team will happily advise on recommended local restaurants for evening meals.

Why Horizon Guides?

Impartial guidebooks

Impartial guidebooks

Our travel guides are written by the leading experts in their destinations. We never take payment for positive coverage so you can count on us for impartial travel advice.

Expert itineraries

Expert itineraries

Suggested itineraries and routes to help you scratch beneath the surface, avoid the tourist traps, and plan an authentic, responsible and enjoyable journey.

Specialist advice

Specialist advice

Get friendly, expert travel advice and custom itineraries from some of the world’s best tour operators, with no spam, pressure or commitment to book.