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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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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