Nelson’s Blue Lake and Its Magical Māori Connections

To take your mind off the difficulties experienced across the world at the moment, we wanted to provide you with a little bit of escapism. So, here’s our first post of a series we’re doing all about our favourite places in New Zealand. Grab a cuppa and dive into the magic and wonder of Nelson’s Blue Lake…

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COVID-19 UPDATE: News From New Zealand

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New Zealand introduces quarantine measures to contain the Coronavirus

New Zealand, like most countries, has now imposed quarantine restrictions on arrivals into the country as a preventative measure to help contain the Coronavirus (COVID 19).

We are currently assisting our travellers in the country with any changes they may have to make to their travel plans and postponing trips for those intending to travel in the next few months.

The Silver Fern team also wish to stress that we continue to take bookings for the Pacific Spring, 2020 and Summer 2021 so do give us a call with your plans and ideas on 01636 813544 or contact us at .

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Your Complete Guide To Visiting Dunedin


We’re big fans of Dunedin here at Silver Fern, but we’ve also found that it’s not one of the most popular cities amongst travellers. Well, it’s time we put that right! Today we’ll cover why Dunedin is definitely worth a visit and look at where to eat, where to stay and what to do while you’re there.

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20 Intriguing Facts About New Zealand That You Probably Didn’t Know: Illustrated

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New Zealand is stunningly beautiful, diverse and unique. It’s a country that many love to visit time and time again, but no matter how often you travel there, there always seem to be something new and fascinating to discover…

That’s why we’ve sought out 20 really interesting facts about New Zealand that you probably didn’t know. Read on to find out more about this gem of a country, whether it’s somewhere you’ve visited before or a place you’ve always dreamed of travelling to.

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Visiting New Zealand: What’s the Difference Between North and South Island?

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There’s no question about it – New Zealand is one of the most fantastic places to visit. Some people may not even be aware that there are two quite different islands to visit: North Island and South Island.

Which island do you visit? Which is best? We’ve set about detailing the best points for each island. The information is broken down by the holy trinity of holiday clinchers – the weather, what there is to see and what there is to do.

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10 Benefits of Group Travel in New Zealand

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If you’re thinking about travelling around New Zealand, but you’re unsure whether to go it alone or in a group, we might just be able to help you. Here, we’re going to take a look at ten of the benefits of the small group tours that we offer.

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New Zealand at Christmas: What to Expect

 “Oh the weather outside is…” delightful actually! Yes, it’s Christmas in New Zealand and there’s nothing frightful about this weather…

Christmas still takes place on the 25th of December in New Zealand, but this means it falls in the summertime. So while you’ll still find Christmas trees, tinsel, even the odd novelty jumper, you’ll probably be wearing shorts, shades, and lashings of sun cream at the time. 

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Free Tickets to the Destinations Travel Show 2020

Come and meet us as Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show at the Olympia London between Thursday 30th January and the 2nd February 2020.

Quote EXSILFER when booking your tickets online here to claim your free tickets!
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Visiting New Zealand in December

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“Here comes the sun”, sang The Beatles and they might as well have been singing about New Zealand in December! For December marks the beginning of the summer season, and brings with it long sunny days and warm summer nights. This is the New Zealand many of us have in our mind’s eye – the white sands and turquoise ocean, tropical-looking forests lining the shores … and Christmas on the beach!

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