• How to book

    How to book your New Zealand holiday

    On a tailor-made holiday you can discover New Zealand at your own pace as you travel independently, knowing that everything is planned in advance.

    The Independent Itineraries on our website show what is possible but they’re simply illustrations. Take advantage of our Planning Service to create a unique trip that you’ll remember forever.

    What’s included in a tailor-made Silver Fern Holidays trip?

    • Tour planning and advance booking service
    • Insider Tips guide
    • Meet & greet briefing on arrival in New Zealand
    • Maps and route notes specific to your itinerary
    • Accommodation with breakfast every morning
    • All transport within New Zealand
    • Key excursions noted within your chosen itinerary

    Where do we start?

    Consider how much time you can spare, including exciting stopovers. When can you get away? What is your budget? Make a list of sights and experiences that excite you: the itineraries are a great place to start.

    Talk to us

    Pick up the phone, email or make an appointment to visit our Kiwi Lounge. Our office is in the charming East Midlands town of Southwell: with the ancient Minster church, it’s a great day out. Coffee is on us, and a taxi from Newark station if you come by train.

    Our recommendations

    We send you a comprehensive proposal that encompasses flights, stopovers, accommodation and pre-booked experiences and tell you how much it will cost.

    Want to change something?

    If you want a flight upgrade, anniversary dinner or extra sightseeing, now is the time to tell us. Your booking is secured with a deposit of £250 per person and (in many cases) payment for your flights.

    Let us do the hard work

    We book your flights as part of an ATOL-bonded package and our New Zealand office arranges everything ‘down under’. The balance of the holiday cost is payable at eight weeks.

    On your way to…

    Before you fly you receive a day-by-day itinerary and our unique Insider Tips guide. Jet off, confident that our New Zealand office is just a local phone call away. Enjoy every moment and make amazing memories!

    The trip of a lifetime

    “We have just returned from a six-week trip, with stopovers in Hong Kong and Singapore. This was our holiday of a lifetime organised by John and his team. The whole thing was ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Silver Fern.”
    Our thanks to Margaret & Chris Sinclair for sharing their story.

    How much will it cost?

    The season, the flight route and airline, and your accommodation style: these all impact on the budget. A three-week tailor-made tour including car hire and B&B in the style of accommodation we favour starts from £3,375 per person in low season (typically May to September). In high season the same arrangements start from £3,995 per person. This is when two people share throughout and does not include international flights.

    What about flights?

    The number of routes and classes makes choosing flights complex so let us talk you through the options. Economy fares (including a stopover) fluctuate between £1,100 and £1,700. Premium economy fares from £2,000 to £3,000. We can book business and first-class cabins too.

    Outstanding Value

    Could you pay less by doing it yourself? Possibly, if you want to spend days or even weeks trawling the internet comparing flight routes and prices, hotel review sites and calculating drive times. But this is your trip of a lifetime and you want the experience to be as near perfect as it can, so why take on that stress and risk?

    Time and time again clients tell us we are very good value for the expertise we share, the time we take, the details we organise and the support we provide in the UK and in New Zealand.

    Book your holiday to New Zealand

    If you would like to make a booking please download our booking form and save it to your computer.

    Once you have completed the booking form please save it and return it to .

    Alternatively please complete the form on the back of your brochure and return by post to Silver Fern Holiday, Minister Chambers, Church Street, Southwell, Notts NG25 0HD