The short answer is – as early as possible. Relaxing Journeys offer Earlybird Discounts for those visitors that book early. These discounts offer significant savings over the brochure price and are not available during the normal busy booking period (August-October).
Another factor to take into account is that a lot of tours to New Zealand sell out quickly. Last year we had to disappoint a lot of people because their first option was unavailable. In these cases we always do our best to find an alternative, however if you can decide as early as possible then the booking is a lot easier!
And finally, for tours where the accommodation is subject to availability at the time of booking (i.e. self drive tours, independent coach tours) then booking as early as possible is recommended. In parts of NZ there accommodation is scarce and during the summer months its not unusual for whole towns to SELL out of any decent accommodation!