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We are a travel agency specializing in travel to New Zealand and Australia, in addition to offering cruises, tours, and air ticketing throughout the world. Established in 1978 and purchased in 1988 by the present owners, we serve leisure and business clients of long standing. We belong to a consortium of 100 plus travel agencies, the Western Association of Travel Agencies (WESTA), and are ARC and IATA accredited. We operate under California Seller of Travel License 1012096-10. Our Australia/New Zealand business serves internet clients, and generally is supported by wholesaler Down Under Answers.

Our Australia/New Zealand business is divided between independent self-drive trips and guided vacations. Please check our “Tours” tab for detail of our services and helpful hints. You will find that our independent trip planning always includes a full complement of activities of your choice, from skiing, golf, zipline to day hikes, scenic cruises, and eco-tours.

New Zealand Tourist has access to scores of marvelous places to stay — amidst the pristine lakes, mountains, and ocean shorelines. A challenge is to choose among the hundreds of bed and breakfasts, country inns, lodges, farm stays, resorts, boutique hotels, and other luxury accommodation that New Zealand has to offer. New Zealand bed and breakfast inns abound, and one can find a complete range of sleeping, dining, activity, and rural setting scenarios.

The staff at recommend the outstanding Friars’ Guide to New Zealand Accommodations to consider for your visit – a directory of homes, lodges, inns, boutique hotels, and bed and breakfasts for the discerning traveler. This directory will show you photos and identify location, activities, dining options, and other pertinent information for some 380 plus accommodations.

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