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Southern Stories

There's never been a more important time to discover New Zealand, and we're here to reconnect you to the joy of travel and give you a new appreciation for your own backyard.

Passionately created by Kiwis for Kiwis alongside our sister brand, AAT Kings.


We’ve gone out of our way to connect you to New Zealand like never before. Here are just a few of our favourites: 
  • Learn about ‘scarfie’ life while strolling the historic grounds of New Zealand’s first university.
  • Discover New Zealand's farming traditions by trying your hand at sheep mustering and whip-cracking with an unforgettable experience hosted by Laura Douglas of Real Country.
  • Meet the owners of a local hazelnut orchard and discover what it takes to sustainably produce tree nuts which are used by some of New Zealand's best food producers.

Included Distancing and Hygiene Standards

Our new Wellbeing standards, developed with guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC), plus our 24/7 incident response protocols can be found here. You’re always on support team have all completed the necessary training and they’ll stay up to date and quickly adjust behind the scenes to government protocols, leaving you to enjoy your holiday.

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What's included

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6 nights


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9 Meals

6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

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Included Highlights that will delight you

Sample 'Southland sushi', the 'only famous in New Zealand' cheese roll, en-route to Te Anau.

Savour a day filled with pinch-me moments exploring the extraordinary natural splendour of the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park.

See how the Garden City is rebuilding itself after its devastating earthquakes with a 'Local Specialist'.

Included distancing and hygiene standards

Trips will operate with a number of empty seats to allow for extra physical distancing.

24/7 support team that have completed all necessary training

On trip standards that meet guidance from local authorities and the World Health Organisation (WHO)

Physical distancing throughout your journey

Sanitisation and cleaning

Plus, numerous additional measures to give you peace of mind.

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By travelling domestically you’ll give back to the local communities, families and businesses we visit. Here are just a few of the examples of how you will Make a Difference.

Native Tree Planting

Spend an afternoon at Christchurch Adventure Park planting native trees. In support of the Te Tapuwae o Rakau Trust, Christchurch Adventure Park is aiming to re-plant over 10 million native trees on the Port Hills to help encourage flora regeneration after the wildfires in 2017.

Kerry Shields & Peter Fleck

Locally and sustainably produced product is the backbone of New Zealand economy. Hear stories from Kerry and Peter as they share the process of growing tree nuts in rural New Zealand and experience a real-life example of the farm-to-table concept.

Laura Douglas

Support ‘Southern Girl’ Laura Douglas, founder of Real Country farm. By visiting, you help Laura to show visitors a true reflection of what New Zealand, particularly rural life, is about. Keeping this part of New Zealand tourism alive is important in sharing our deep heritage in farming and allowing others the opportunity to take part in the activities Laura enjoyed while she was growing up.

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No need to wait, you can travel now and redeem your Future Travel Credit to reconnect with travel and New Zealand like you never have before. Don’t forget that you’re free to change your plans up until 30 days before travel.