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An Introduction to the Milford Sound

If you’re planning a visit to New Zealand, then the chances are that the country’s spectacular scenery is a large part of the appeal. This part of the world is replete with eye-popping mountains, valleys, glaciers, and waterfalls – and there are few better demonstrations of this natural wealth than the Milford Sound.

The Milford Sound is a glacier-carved fjord described by Rudyard Kipling as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’. It’s a popular draw for tourists, offering multiple ways to experience the sights. Why? Let’s take a look… Continue reading

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Free Tickets to the Destinations Travel Show

Come and meet us as Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show at the Olympia London between Thursday 1st-Sunday 4th February 2018.

Quote DST72 when booking your tickets online here to claim your free tickets!

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How to Plan a Trip to New Zealand

If you’re thinking about going on holiday to New Zealand, you may already know a bit about it: they speak English, it’s near Australia, and they’re not bad at rugby (NEVER insult the All Blacks).

It’s got friendly residents, stunning scenery spread across two main islands, and thriving wine and film industries to boot.

Before delving into the dizzying array of experiences on offer for travellers, you should think about any hobbies or interests you’d like to incorporate in your trip, and what kind of holiday you’d like; whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or to simply encounter something different, New Zealand is unlikely to disappoint. Continue reading

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An Introduction to the Doubtful Sound

View of the Doubtful Sound from the deck of a cruiseship

No New Zealand holiday would be complete without a visit to the World Heritage area of Fiordland National Park, for it is here that you will find some of the most stunning scenery on earth. Continue reading

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All About The Haka

When you think of New Zealand what is the first thing you think about? Beautiful scenery, mountains, and lakes? To many sports fans and non-sports fans alike it would be the All Blacks and their wonderful pre-match war cry; the Haka.
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A First Time Visitors Guide to New Zealand Part Two: The Bay of Islands

Paul here with part two of my “first time visitors guide to New Zealand” where I discover the beautiful Bay of Islands. Catch up on the first part of my trip in Auckland, here. Continue reading

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New Zealand v England Test Matches 2018

Following a hopefully successful Ashes Series, England will travel to the stunning islands of New Zealand in a 2 Test Match Series against the Black Caps.  In conjunction with Howzat Travel who offer great value cricket tours, Silver Fern Holidays are proud to present this fantastic tour to New Zealand, not only taking in both tests, but enjoying a pre Test break in the beautiful Bay of Islands.

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A First Time Visitors Guide to New Zealand

Hi, Paul here; the newest member of the Silver Fern Holidays team.  Joining Silver Fern Holidays meant that everything from now on was about New Zealand; a country that I had wanted to go to for as long as I can remember. Having worked in travel since 2002 in several well-known high street tour operators selling New Zealand it was great to finally get the chance to travel to this remarkable country, and experience what a Silver Fern Holiday to New Zealand is like.

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Top Tips for Exploring New Zealand by Campervan

A campervan is a fantastic way to explore New Zealand. Whether you’re considering renting one for just part, or all, of your tip, the combination of travel and accommodation in to a single package allows you to see the country at your leisure.

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Unmissable Sports Events in New Zealand

New Zealand is a country where sports fans will find an appealing combination. The first component of this happy mixture is a widespread and voracious appetite for sports of all kinds; the second is a series of expansive and gorgeous settings in which to watch them.

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