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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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An Introduction to the Marlborough Sounds

If you’re planning a visit to New Zealand, then the likelihood is that the wealth of natural beauty is probably a big part of the reason that you want to visit.  There are rolling hilly landscapes, sweeping sandy beaches, precipitous peaks, and enormous glaciers to explore. Cramming it all into a single holiday is often a considerable challenge!

Among the most distinctive natural phenomena in the country are a network of sunken valleys on the South Island, known as the Marlborough Sounds. Continue reading

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Driving in New Zealand: Tips, Tricks, and Questions Answered

Walking in New Zealand

If you’re looking for a flexible and fun way of taking in the sights and sounds of New Zealand, then there are few better ways than on a road trip.
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New Zealand on a Budget: Tips and Tricks

New Zealand, being on the other side of the planet, has a reputation for being slightly expensive. But this is a little misleading; it’s more than possible to enjoy a great deal of what the country has to offer without spending over the odds.

Today, we look at ways to keep your spending under control, whilst making the most of this beautiful country.

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Visiting New Zealand’s Glaciers

The overwhelming majority of New Zealand’s glaciers (all but twenty out of more than three-thousand) are to be found in the country’s Southern Alps. Discover the frozen beauty of New Zealand with Silver Fern Holidays…
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Choosing the Right Campervan for a Holiday in New Zealand

If you’re planning a New Zealand holiday, then you’ll be pleased to know that getting around New Zealand really is a cinch. There are several means of transport at your disposal, allowing you to tailor your trip to your preferred way to travel.

You might opt for a small group tour on a coach, or decide that you’d like to explore New Zealand by train or ferry. For those who are keen to get behind the wheel, then New Zealand by campervan or motorhome might be the perfect choice. Continue reading

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The Best Way to Travel Around New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It’s packed with everything that you could wish for from a dream holiday; the landscape is varied and beautiful, the wildlife is delightfully weird and wonderful, the weather is favourable and the people are some of the friendliest you’ll ever meet. There’s a huge amount of culture to appreciate, but you won’t need to overcome a language barrier to do so.

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Visiting New Zealand in January

If you’re planning a New Zealand holiday, then you may well have a summer trip in mind. Naturally, experiencing the youngest country in the world during the summer months with the sun beaming down is a truly delightful experience. Continue reading

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