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Auckland Top 10 City – Lonely Planet

It’s official – Auckland’s one of the world’s best cities Lonely Planet has just named Auckland as one of the world’s Top 10 Cities for 2014 in its ‘Best in Travel’ guide. Auckland made the list alongside Paris, Zurich, Shanghai and Vancouver. The Top 10 Cities were independently nominated by more than 500 Lonely Planet authors […]

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A Month in Paradise

On the 5th of February 2013 Nigel and Lida Wilson from the US decided to travel for 32 days around New Zealand on our  “Month in Paradise” self drive itinerary. Customised to suit, on their return they emailed through their feedback. We’ve received detailed feedback from past clients but at 6000+ words this one takes first prize! I’ve […]

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Business Class on Wheels

Don’t get lost in the crowd, travel in style on a Grand Pacific Tours Ultimate Small Group Tour. The benefit of travelling in a small group is that every aspect of your New Zealand holiday is personal. With smaller numbers, travel is at a relaxed pace, with more free time to explore at leisure. You will travel onboard […]

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Largest Ever ‘Calving’ on Tasman Glacier

Largest ever ‘calving’ on Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake Aoraki Mount Cook National Park A major ‘calving’ event on the front face of New Zealand’s Tasman Glacier has created the largest-ever iceberg seen on the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake. The calving – believed to have happened in the early hours of yesterday morning (Saturday February 23) […]

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3 New 6 Night Cruises Launched

Island Escapes have just released 3 new small ship cruises around New Zealand for the 2013/2014 summer season! With only a few places left on summer 2013 departures, Island Escapes have released next seasons small ship cruises including the all new 7 Day Marlborough Wine & Whales. This small ship cruise includes the opportunity to view the whales at […]

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New Zealand Short Breaks

Relaxing Journeys have just released 76 short break holidays around New Zealand. No-hassle holidays 3, 4 & 5 days long! Finally, after months of planning we have released our brand new short break holidays around New Zealand. Relaxing Journeys can now help you plan shorter stays to our wonderful country. The team at Relaxing Journeys […]

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Millbrook Named No 1 Hotel in New Zealand

Millbrook named No 1 Hotel in New Zealand in the Trip Advisor  Travellers’ Choice Awards 2013 Queenstown’s five-star Millbrook Resort has been named the No 1 Hotel in New Zealand in the 2013 Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice Awards. Millbrook was also named as one of the Top 25 Hotels in the South Pacific and Top […]

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Earlybird Kirra Tour Sale Now On!

Exclusive to Relaxing Journeys! the 2013/14 Kirra Coach Tour Earlybird Sale! Deposit now and pay in full by the due date (see below) & save up to $1,020 per person off the brochure price of your holiday. Applies to all departures from the 1 August 2013 – 30 September 2014. Earlybird special deals are only available to Relaxing Journeys […]

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New Zealand by Cruise & Coach with Grand Pacific

As the market leaders for New Zealand Luxury Coach touring, Grand Pacific Tours is proud to launch an innovative luxury holiday that gives travellers the total New Zealand experience. The 23 Day Best of New Zealand by Cruise & Luxury Coach will provide travellers with a fantastic combination of product never been offered before. Begin […]

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Shotover Jet Customers Take Thrills Home

New technology on board Shotover Jet’s Big Red boats means you can now easily relive the thrills of their high-speed adrenalin trip as soon as you’re back on dry land. Following an upgrade to its systems, Shotover Jet can now deliver a take home DVD ‘Jet-Cam’ pack to you in the time it takes you […]

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New-look TranzAlpine

KiwiRail Scenic Journeys’ TranzAlpine train between Christchurch and Greymouth celebrates 25 years of operations this week with the introduction of its new centrally heated, air-conditioned carriages on the route. They feature un-tinted, non-reflective, panoramic side and roof windows to capture the views and allow better photography. Each saloon carriage also offers GPS triggered journey commentary […]

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Kirra Coach Tours – Exclusive Seat Sale!

Kira Tours Hot Seat Sale. Exclusive pricing on select tours and departures. These deals are subject to availability and all departures are ‘Guaranteed’ to depart! Exclusive to Relaxing Journeys – the leaders in NEw Zealand coach touring with a lowest price guarantee worldwide! 23 Day All New Zealand Ultimate – Save up to $1,160 per couple! – […]

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Who is the top selling travel agency & travel consultant for Grand Pacific worldwide?

Congrats to Kirby O’Connor who was today awarded ‘Top Consultant Worldwide’ for Grand Pacific Tours. Kirby is pictured here with Barry Watts (from Grand Pacific) after being presented with her award. Kirby started with Relaxing Journeys 2 years ago and is one of our guided coach touring specialists. Relaxing Journeys were also awarded ‘Top Agency Worldwide’ for Grand […]

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Winter & Summer New Zealand Coach Sale!

Take advantage of unbeatable prices on coach tours around New Zealand this month. Secure your place now on one of 2,000 guaranteed departures. Relaxing Journeys sell more coach tours to New Zealand than any other company in the country – why? It’s an unbeatable mix of world-beating pricing and the dedicated service provided by our consultants […]

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6 Day Bay of Islands Cruise & FREE Heli Flight

5 adventure-filled nights watching dolphins play, fishing, visiting the “Hole-In-The-Rock”, Waitangi Treaty House, Rainbow Warrior’s final resting place – it’s the Ultimate Bay of Islands Adventure! Step aboard the ‘Island Passage’ for what promises to be the awesome cruising   experience of a lifetime! A Bay of Islands Cruise that not only lets you explore   these […]

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3 New Low Cost Small Group New Zealand Tours Launched!

Relaxing Journeys are continually adding new tours to our range of small group tours that we can confidently recommend to vistors to our amazing country. This week we highlight three new adventure based small group experiences that showcase the best of the North & South Islands of New Zealand. We have a special launch offer […]

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New Zealand Returns as the Home of Middle-Earth

Fans of Middle-earth had their first taste of the stunning New Zealand scenery that will be featured in the upcoming film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey today, with the first trailer previewing the December 2012 theatrical release. The soaring mountains, lakes, rivers and plains that first caught the attention of the movie-going public in The […]

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New Zealand by Motorhome – December Specials

There are a myriad of websites out there that provide motorhome or campervan rentals, so how do you choose who to book with? Is it with the company with the cheapest price? If that’s what you are looking for, then Relaxing Journeys have a best price promise! Our prices are transparent, what you see is […]

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Appellation Central Wine Tours Wins International Award

Queenstown based premier wine tour company Appellation Central Wine Tours has received an International Best of Wine Tourism Award in the Wine Tourism Services category. Their win followed a jury meeting of the Great Wine Capitals (GWC) Global Network in Mainz, Germany last week. GWC judges said Appellation Central Wine Tours won the award thanks […]

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Two New Adventure Cruises Added

Relaxing Journeys are continually adding new tours and cruises to our range of tours that we can confidently recommend to vistors to our amazing country. This week we highlight two adventure based experiences that showcase the best of the Bay of Island and Queenstown. 2 1/2 Hour Ocean Adventure Experience the Ocean Adventure that the […]

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The Classic New Zealand Wine Trail

New Zealand was a latecomer to making wines but has more than made up for it. Today, New Zealand wines receive international acclaim and New Zealand winemakers work all around the world. Our wines are what are known as ‘cool climate’ wines where the long growing season produces subtleties and nuances in the flavours. The […]

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