Relaxing Journeys Blog

121 New Zealand Day Tours & Counting

Experience the scenery, world famous guided walks, mountain scenery, prisitine rivers & lakes, and snowshoeing just to name a few of our newly introduced day tour trips around New Zealand. You can add any of these experiences to your self drive tour or just book them individually before you arrive in New Zealand. It’s painless, cheaper […]

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Christchurch Quake Updates

Update 13th June 2011 – More Tremors in Christchurch The largest tremor today, a 6.0, struck at about 2.20pm. The first shake hit at 1pm and was a magnitude 5.5 quake, but there have been other minor earthquakes over the afternoon. The first earthquake to hit Canterbury today struck near Darfield, but the remaining quakes […]

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New Zealand Touring Reviews
Jim and Joan Bowman in Milford Sound

We receive a lot of feedback from past clients and sometimes the comments we receive just hit the spot.  Jim and Joan Bowman recently finished a coach tour of New Zealand with Grand Pacific that we help organise. Have a read…. Dear Georgie, We’ve been home now for three weeks, enough time to go through […]

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Millbrook Named World’s Best Golf Resort

Queenstown’s five-star Millbrook Resort has been named the world’s best golf resort by Australia’s Luxury Travel magazine. Millbrook has taken out top place in the magazine’s 2011 Gold List Award for overseas golf resorts, ahead of strong New Zealand and international contenders. Last year Millbrook came fourth in the awards, which are decided upon by […]

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Overnight Cruise in Bay of Islands for $NZ 249pp!

An all inclusive overnight cruise through the picturesque Bay of Islands for $249pp (twin share)! Your overnight cruise includes: Ocean view cabin with private en suite Buffet dinner and cooked breakfast Complimentary activities: snorkelling, kayaking, island walks Valid for bookings made and travelled this month only (April 2011). So hurry! To book the cruise click […]

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Positive Signs Emerging From Christchurch

A new day spa has opened in Christchurch in what many are interpreting as a sign of confidence in the city’s ability to recover from last month’s quake. The new Linden Leaves Day Spa is the first of its kind in New Zealand and has opened in the Chateau on the Park hotel, opposite Hagley […]

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Blog4NZ is a grass-roots effort on the part of the international travel blogging community to promote all that is good about travel in New Zealand, Canterbury and Christchurch. It is a worldwide blogging event that is running from the 21st to 23nd of March — the one-month anniversary of the quake. Following the devastating earthquake […]

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The Hobbit Begins Filming

Production has commenced in Wellington, New Zealand, on “The Hobbit,” filmmaker Peter Jackson’s two film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s widely read masterpiece. “The Hobbit” is set in Middle-earth 60 years before Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings,” which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with […]

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Christchurch Loses RWC 2011 Hosting Rights
Rugby World Cup 2011

Tournament partners have today reluctantly decided that Christchurch will be unable to host the seven matches scheduled to be played at Stadium Christchurch and these will be rescheduled to be played at other venues in New Zealand. The decision was unanimously supported by Tournament owners the International Rugby Board, the New Zealand Government, the New […]

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Doubtful Sound One of World’s Top 7 Cruises

Doubtful Sound in Fiordland has been picked by American travel website AOL Travel, as the place to experience one of the world’s top seven “unbelievablys scenic cruises”. AOL Travel writer, Janna Grabber rated it as“ breathtaking” along with cruises in Antarctica, Alaska, the French Riviera, French Polynesia, Maine’s Penobscot Bay and the Norwegian Fjords. “Fiordland […]

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Earlybird Campervan Specials Released!

All Inclusive Summer Special. Pay the Standard Rate and receive the All Inclusive Rate with upgraded inclusions! Available for bookings made by 31 May 2011, vehicles picked up between 20 October 2011 and 31 March 2012. Conditions apply. All of the normal United & Alpha Standard Rate inclusions plus ….. FREE Comprehensive Insurance Cover with Zero Excess […]

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Self Drive Tours of Middle Earth

Relaxing Journeys have just introduced 3 new self drive tour itineraries for fans of the Lord of the Rings movies. Our itineraires are perfectly suited for those wanting to explore Middle Earth at their own pace, and include a comprehensive travel compendium, including Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook, maps, vouchers and travel guides to help […]

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Motorhomes & Campervans on Sale!

Finally, you can now book your motorhome or campervan holiday to New Zealand with Relaxing Journeys! It’s taken us a while, but we didn’t want to rush into it and we had to find a partner that we were confident would provide our clients with top of the line service.  The freedom of travelling by motorhome & […]

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2011 NZ Coach Tours Running Out!

The lucky and wise, over the last few months have picked up some great deals on coach tours to New Zealand this summer. It’s been a very busy booking season and that means one thing – departure dates with availbility are thin on the ground! It is becomning increasing hard to secure a place on any escorted coach […]

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Christchurch Earthquake Update

To all our clients currently visiting New Zealand, and to those that have planned an upcoming trip – no need to worry! Relaxing Journeys is operating as per usual and we have not been affected personally as our offices are located in Auckland & Australia.  We’d like to thank those clients that have emailed or contacted us to express […]

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Relaxing Journeys Gets A Plug From Frommers

Since the 1957 publication of Arthur Frommer’s revolutionary Europe on $5 a Day, the Frommer’s collection of travel products has expanded to include over 300 guidebooks, reaffirming Frommer’s as one of the most trusted names in travel today. Relaxing Journeys have been mentioned in the latest (6th Edition)  Guide to New Zealand: “Relaxing Journeys specializes […]

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All aboard!

Relaxing Journeys are now selling 5 brand new cruise itineraries from Island Escape. Showcasing the Abel Tasman National Park, the Marlborough Sounds, Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf and the Bay of Islands, the 42 metre (140 feet) ‘Island Passage’ is unique in that other vessels of her size carry more than double the 20 passengers that she can […]

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Save 5% on all New Zealand Self Drive Tours

Relaxing Journeys earlybird specials on all self drive tour itineraries are now LIVE. All self drives are now on sale – with a fantastic saving of 5% off the retail price of every self drive tour on our website, if you book and deposit this month. This sale is open to all departures leaving before 31 March […]

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Relaxing Journeys have just released their earlybird specials for all escorted coach tours and small group tours. All coach tours are now on sale for next seasons departures. In most cases the ‘next season’ starts in September/October and runs through to April 2011, so if you are planning a trip to New Zealand during this period […]

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Relaxing Journeys Awarded ‘AAT Kings Top NZ Wholesaler’

‘AAT Kings Annual Champions Trip’ has come and gone for another year. This year 40 of AAT King’s top consultants in Australasia were treated to a 5 day tour of Tasmania. Our tour commenced in Hobart (fabulous city), then on to Port Arthur. The next day we drove across the state to Strahan on the west coast where […]

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Tick tock…time to book that coach tour!

We have some great specials on escorted coach tours at the moment for those that are still deciding on their travel plans to New Zealand. Forget the ‘Recession’, there are only limited spaces on most coach departures over this summer season, so don’t delay – New Zealand is waiting! For an idea of just some […]

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