When is the best time to come to New Zealand?

New Zealand is suitable to visit all year round. Traveling is more pleasant however, during the warmer summer months (November to May). The Christmas period is the busiest with schools holidays in the second half of December and all of January.

We therefore recommend November, February, April and May as the best months to travel in New Zealand. Skiing is, of course, only possible during the winter months and is usually best during July and August.

Do I need Insurance?

While the Accident Compensation Scheme covers visitors for personal injuries caused by accident, this does not include loss of earnings outside of New Zealand.

No vaccination certificates are required to enter New Zealand.

What do I need to bring for my holiday?

If you plan to visit New Zealand during the colder months between June and September, bring warm clothes and a waterproof jacket. This is especially important in alpine regions where the weather can change rapidly.

It's also worth noting that the climate is colder the further south you travel - the opposite of the northern hemisphere.

How do I get there?

New Zealand's three international airports are at Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Flying times are approximately 3 hours from Australia, 10 hours from Singapore, and 12 hours from the west coast of the United States.

Scenic tours departing from Auckland and Hamilton. Starr Tours provide a wide range of famous attractions and destinations to visitors wanting to see New Zealand’s best, while relaxing aboard our deluxe air-conditioned minibus or coach. Enjoy the impressive views through large tinted windows as your driver/guide provides factual and sometimes amusing commentary.

In addition to our awesome published adventure tour itineraries, we also organise custom guided tour options to meet the differing needs of our new and returning clients.
If you have are looking for an incredible New Zealand Adventure vacation and our dates, routes, durations or activity choices don't quite suit, then simply get in touch and we will arrange a holiday to suit suit your needs and require

Our senior tours are designed for the 55 plus age group, offering tour packages within New Zealand and Internationally, tailored to meet the needs and interests of the mature but young at heart traveller. Although we aim to keep the pace of the itinerary as relaxed and 'holiday like' as possible, lots of activities are included.

Eco tourism is gaining popularity all over the world and New Zealand certainly knows how to cater for eco-conscious travelers who want to reduce their carbon footprints. There is a big selection of eco tours available which cover everything from New Zealand wildlife encounters and eco-friendly boat cruises to spiritual tours and guided walks.