Take the stress out of planning – we do it all for you!

Instead of spending hours scouring the internet for the best accommodation, transportation, and must-see attractions, you can sit back, relax, and leave the intricate details of planning your New Zealand Holiday to the experts.

From arranging comfortable accommodation to organising seamless transportation between destinations, we take the guesswork out of your travel planning, allowing you to focus on immersing yourself in New Zealand’s awe-inspiring landscapes and captivating experiences.

If you’d like to stay the night before your tour commences, we are able to arrange accommodation in your tour hotel to save you changing rooms and we can organise your transfer from the airport, too.

At the end of your holiday extra nights can also be added to your tour itinerary. More extensive additional arrangements are also possible. Flights too!

As an ATOL bonded tour operator, we can book your flights with any of the major airlines.

Just let us know which travel route you would like to fly, whether you want to include a stopover destination and in which class – Business, Premium Economy or Economy – and we’ll provide you with a quote. Be aware flight prices change daily (usually upwards!) 

In most cases you will not have to pay for your flights until your balance is due, but some airline fares do require payment up front.

Tours are Simple to Budget for in Advance

One of the most common concerns when planning travel is managing a budget. 

With a small group tour around New Zealand, budgeting becomes remarkably simple and hassle-free.

Here’s why. 

When you join a small group tour with Pure Discoveries, you gain the advantage of transparent and upfront pricing. Our tour packages are designed to include essential elements such as accommodation, transportation, activities, and some meals, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of the costs involved right from the start. An all inclusive experience for want of a better term.

Unlike planning a trip on your own, where unexpected expenses can easily rise, a small group tour allows you to have a clear picture of your expenses in advance. This means you can plan your budget more effectively, allocate funds for additional experiences or personal indulgences, and have peace of mind knowing that the major expenses are taken care of.

Enjoy a Personalised Service

Small tour sizes allow Pure Discoveries to provide a personalised experience, from the moment you first get in touch, to the moment you arrive home afterwards. With fewer travellers to attend to, our team can devote more time and attention to everyone, ensuring that your questions are answered, your needs are met and your expectations are always exceeded. 

We take pride in our ability to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere where you feel like a valued member of the group, forging connections and friendships that can last a lifetime.

Great Leaders, Expert Guides 

New Zealanders are rightly proud of their country and aware that visitors have travelled a long way. Kiwis are passionate about showing visitors the best of New Zealand, so not only are our hand-picked leaders’ safe drivers in all conditions, but they are also happy personalities, full of knowledge and enthusiasm, insights and practical advice. 

At some points we meet up with a local guide to add his or her expertise to enhance your experience. These include Kiwis who are wildlife, eco, geothermal or Maori specialists with whom you can engage on a personal level.

Reducing the Environmental Impact of Your Travel

In an era where sustainable and responsible travel is increasingly important, choosing a small group tour around New Zealand can significantly reduce the environmental impact of your journey. We are committed to promoting eco-conscious travel practices and minimising our carbon footprint.

By joining a small group tour, you contribute to the preservation and conservation of New Zealand’s natural beauty.

Here’s how: 

  • Reduced Carbon Emissions: Travelling in groups means fewer vehicles on the road, resulting in reduced carbon emissions.

  • Support for Local Communities: Small group tours provide opportunities for meaningful interactions with local communities and businesses. We strive to connect you with authentic experiences that directly benefit the local economy and foster cultural exchange, helping to preserve the rich heritage of New Zealand.

  • Conservation and Preservation: As a Department of Conservation approved tour company, our tours often include visits to protected areas, national parks and conservation projects. Through these experiences, we aim to raise awareness about environmental issues and contribute to the preservation of New Zealand’s diverse ecosystems for future generations to enjoy.

By choosing a small group tour with Pure Discoveries, you can embark on a journey that is not only immersive and unforgettable but also environmentally responsible.  

Immersion in Local Life, Including Restaurants and Activities That Can’t Cater to Large Groups

When you’re exploring a new country, one of the most rewarding experiences is immersing yourself in the local culture and lifestyle. Small group tours around New Zealand offer a unique advantage in this regard, allowing you to delve deep into the heart of the destination through authentic experiences that larger groups simply can’t access.

Our small group tours allow you to engage with the people, landscapes and flavours that make New Zealand truly special.

One aspect where the advantages of a small group tour truly shine is dining. New Zealand is renowned for its culinary delights, from fresh seafood and farm-to-table cuisine to award-winning wines. 

By travelling in a small group, you can visit local eateries and stay at boutique accommodation that may not be able to accommodate larger groups. This means you can experience the full warmth of Kiwi hospitality, and discover hidden gems known only to the locals.

Small group tours grant you access to unique activities and attractions that are off the beaten path. 

See More on Your Travels, With Less Waiting Around

When you embark on a journey to New Zealand, you want to make the most of your time there and see as much as possible. One significant advantage of choosing a small group tour is the ability to see more and spend less time waiting around for large groups to catch up.

Our Pure Discoveries itineraries optimise your time, ensuring you cover a wide range of destinations and attractions without feeling rushed.

With fewer people in the group, you’ll have better chances of capturing stunning photographs without unwanted distractions or long waits. Whether it’s capturing the grandeur of Milford Sound, the majesty of Mount Cook, or the vibrant colours of the Hobbiton Movie Set, you can snap those perfect shots and create lasting memories of your New Zealand adventure.

  • Faster Check-In and Check-Out Times: Small groups mean faster check-in and check-out times, so you spend less time waiting in a hotel lobby, and more time exploring each new destination.

  • Access to Off-the-Beaten-Path Gems: Small group tours have the advantage of accessing hidden gems and lesser-known attractions that are often inaccessible to larger groups or individual travellers. 

Explore Off the Beaten Track 

With no more than 16 travellers, we can go places and see things that are simply not practical for large tour groups. So while we include all the “must-see sights” in our itineraries we also add smaller-scale adventures that only a small group can experience. 

Good Company is Easy to Find

Travelling with a small group means experiencing the wonders of New Zealand alongside fellow adventurers who are just as excited and enthusiastic about the journey as you are. 

From marvelling at breath-taking landscapes to immersing in local culture, every moment becomes more meaningful when shared with others who appreciate the same wonders.

In a Small Group it is easy to find common ground with fellow travellers and enjoy a variety of dinner table conversations. We dispense with “coach tour” admin, like asking you to wear a name badge and we think good manners and good humour are more important than strict timekeeping. Discovering New Zealand in this way offers potential for serendipitous surprises and a lot of fun.

The connections forged during our small group tours sometimes extend far beyond the duration of the trip, give you the chance to connect with like-minded individuals and expand your network of global friends.

Guaranteed Departures

All our tour dates are guaranteed departures, whether we have half a dozen travellers or a full complement of passengers, so you can make your international travel plans accordingly, without concerns as to whether your holiday will go ahead.


Planning your 2024/2025 New Zealand holiday and keen to learn more about our small group journeys or have a question about one of our itineraries? Just give us a call and one of our New Zealand experts will be happy to help.