Travel Agents Specializing in New Zealand
Thanks for visiting our website! We at GoWalkabout Travel Agency are your Travel Agents Specializing in New Zealand for travelers from the USA and Canada.
With over 30 years of expertise specializing in travel to New Zealand, you are guaranteed to receive the specialized knowledge from your Travel Agent that only a local would know.
Here are some of our tips from our Travel Agents Specializing in New Zealand on what you need to be mindful of when planning your trip.
1/ If you are traveling on a US or Canadian Passport then you will need a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) to holiday in New Zealand and we can assist you with how to apply for one. Your passport must be valid for at least six months after you return to North America and if you have any previous criminal records you may be denied entry. You also may be asked for proof that you can support yourself during your visit and must not enter on a one-way ticket.
2/ New Zealand is a small country and it does get busy during its great weather times. The best times to visit New Zealand are from Sept-April. Remember the South Island is going to be colder so if you want to enjoy decent weather in both areas then your Travel Agents specializing in New Zealand suggest anywhere from Nov-March as a great time to visit. We personally like the March time period as it is after the mad rush of Summer.
3/ The best way to get around New Zealand is to self-drive and also fly. Most roads in New Zealand are single lanes (unless you are on a major highway) they can be very winding and you need to be mindful of sheep! New Zealand is not the type of country that you rush between places when driving for your own safety! Remember New Zealand driving is very different from driving in Chicago, Toronto, or even Dallas!
4/ Jet-lag always hits the hardest upon your return back to Canada and the USA after enjoying your luxury vacation in New Zealand. Allow yourself an extra day or two before going back to work. Many of our clients located on the East Coast i.e Atlanta, Boston, Tampa like to have a stopover on their return to break that extra-long journey. You can trust the advice from your Travel Agent Specializing in New Zealand- they have all flown this route many times themselves!
5/ Not only is your Travel Agent specializing in New Zealand here to give you all their advice when designing your vacation we also give you access to our 24/7 support emergency line when you are in New Zealand. We always have your back no matter what!
6/ Your dedicated travel agent will work with you on mapping out what your dream vacation looks like, we will look at your wants and needs and also take your budget into consideration. Your Travel Agent specializing in New Zealand is born and raised in the South Pacific and knows it like the back of their hand! There will be no cookie-cutter itinerary for your vacation to New Zealand!
7/ Book early! Our Travel Agents specializing in New Zealand need time to start planning and designing you a once-in-a-lifetime custom itinerary. The earlier you book the better chance you have of getting to stay in the best accommodation options and getting the first choice on small group tours. There are limited flights per day departing from Houston, San Francisco, Vancouver, and Los Angeles to Auckland. New Zealand is getting busier and busier with events and conferences so play it safe and have your customized vacation package tailor-made early!
8/ Consider a stopover or also visiting Australia. Did you know that airfares often do not cost that much more when traveling to both Australia and New Zealand? Your other stopover options are the beautiful Cook Islands, Fiji, and Tahiti. We also have specialists from these regions as well. The South Pacific is all that we work with as we were all born and raised there!
9/ New Zealand has many different accommodation options. Your Travel Agents specializing in New Zealand will work closely with you to match you with the best options. We suggest a mixture of farm stays with a local family, luxury lodges (we all deserve a treat) apartments so you can do some laundry or hotels. This will give you a true overview of life in New Zealand.
Our Travel Agents Specializing in New Zealand look forward to designing you a custom vacation utilizing their years of knowledge. We can tailor-make you a once-in-a-lifetime trip whether you are planning an action-packed family holiday, attending a conference, celebrating a wedding anniversary, taking advantage of that well-deserved graduation gift, or finally getting to relax on that luxury romantic honeymoon.
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