New Zealand Awaits Lesbian Owned Tour Operator in Morrinsville, New Zealand
OUR HOME, YOUR JOURNEY
New Zealand Awaits is New Zealand's LGBT travel specialist proudly taking care of LGBT travellers to New Zealand. As the only New Zealand company offering men's, women's, and LGBT small group tours, you know you'll travel in great company. We also provide private guides for your own group (of 1+), and design itineraries for travellers who want local, expert advice for their self-drive trip.
As avid global travellers ourselves, we believe that travel can be transformative if it allows for exploration, excitement, awe, and shared connections with both nature and locals. We ensure these elements by connecting you to our trusted locals who are committed to providing authentic, "Kiwi" experiences and who are eager to welcome our LGBT clients. Most of our partners are small, local owner/operators with deep community roots and share our values of sustainability, social responsibility, and exceptional service.
New Zealand is rated one of the gay-friendliest countries by Lonely Planet. Combined with stunning scenery, world class food and wine, unique Maori culture, super-friendly people, and endless activities to choose from, it's one of the best travel destinations in the world. Let us show you our home. Come home with us!
Our Upcoming Tours
New Zealand: Self-Drive Ultimate Getaway - New Zealand, Varies
Let us create your New Zealand Self-Drive Trip. We can help plan your trip so your time and money is well spent, so you stay in gay-friendly or gay owned lodging, and where you'll meet our wonderful partners who provide unique and exceptional quality experiences.
We ensure you enjoy high value lodging and activities that focus on outstanding customer service and authentic experiences. Very often that level of service is found off the beaten path or out of the major tourist centers, and we help you connect with these people and experiences.
Our Self-drive itineraries are expertly created specifically for independent travellers. We take care of all your bookings (accommodation, car rental, domestic transport, selected activities), and provide you with a trip packet that contains detailed notes, directions, contact information, booking vouchers, and more.
Select a "Ready to Go" itinerary or work with us on a "One of a Kind" trip that is designed in collaboration with you, based on your drams and interests. We'll listen to what you want, learn how you want to travel, find out what's important to you in a travel experience, and ensure that's exactly what you get. We're available in New Zealand to take care of any "in the moment" concerns that may arise on your trip as well.
Many of our travellers wish to travel independently, but don't wish to drive. If that's you too, we use a combination of local guides, domestic flights, and scenic rail to show you our country. The possibilities are endless, so get in touch now.
New Zealand: Luxury Privately Guided Tour - New Zealand, Varies
Let us create your dream New Zealand trip. Whether you're traveling alone, as a couple, or in a group, we'll work with you to design the experience of a lifetime. With one of our private guides, you get to sit back and focus on the magnificent scenery, the exceptional experiences, the friendly locals you're meeting, and the memories you are creating. We take care of everything else.
Perhaps you want a special family vacation, a way to celebrate a life milestone or anniversary, a reunion for special friends, or have a deep interest in nature, birds, hiking, biking, fishing, or food and wine ... because we are locals who have extensive and current information, as well as relationships with the people best suited to serve you, we can ensure your journey is unique - designed just for you.
Let us show you our home.
New Zealand Highlights & Hot Spots - Men's - New Zealand, North Island, Auckland
Welcome to your New Zealand luxury gay vacation! This 13 day trip includes the highlights and iconic locations of New Zealand and introduces you to our trusted local partners. You'll enjoy gorgeous Waiheke Island with a local Maori guide who offers an in-depth perspective into Maori culture, cruise a pristine lake on a private luxury catamaran, taste gourmet cuisine in a private garden, learn about our farming heritage on a private farm, and taste the fruits of labour in a private vineyard tour, to name just a few.
Spending time with the locals offers a unique and authentic taste of life in New Zealand. You'll also experience the other worldly geothermal wonderland of Rotorua and be in awe of the wild and stunning natural beauty of the South Island's mountains, lakes, and wilderness. This trip is designed to be the perfect blend of relaxation, gourmet food and wine, and soft and thrilling adventure, all in the company of other like-minded, fun loving men. No minimum level of fitness is required for this trip.
North Island Kiwi Culture Tour - New Zealand - New Zealand, North Island, Paihia
You've heard of our wonderful Kiwi Culture, now it's time to experience it! This 12 day tour for LGBTQ travellers immerses you in everything Kiwi! Yes, we call ourselves Kiwis, after our indigenous kiwi bird, not the fruit! Join us and become a Kiwi for a while. You'll get off the beaten tourist track, spend time with some of our favourite Kiwis, and explore a truly diverse range of experiences that we’re proud to say makes us Kiwis: learning Maori traditions and legends, savouring locally produced food and wine, sailing and swimming the local waters, dining with Kiwi farmers, viewing active geysers, meeting a real live kiwi (bird), exploring museums and galleries, and playing with some LGBTQ locals.
South Island Sojourn - New Zealand - New Zealand, South Island, Blenheim
Join us on a journey through the glorious South Island! This 13 day trip for LGBTQ travellers immerses you in some our of most remote wilderness, without forsaking comfort and luxury. As on all of our trips, you'll spend time with our trusted local partners, seeing New Zealand as the locals do. You'll cruise the Marlborough Sounds on a private charter boat, hike to a glacier, learn about our farming heritage on a private farm, and taste the fruits of labour in a private vineyard tour. Spending time with the locals offers a unique and authentic taste of life in New Zealand.
Experience the serene Marlborough Sounds, the beaches of Abel Tasman National Park, the wild West Coast, and the stunning natural beauty of Wanaka's mountains, lakes, and wilderness. This trip is designed to mix relaxation, gourmet food and wine, and many opportunities for soft and thrilling adventure, all in the company of other fun loving travellers. To experience all the outdoor opportunities on offer, a moderate level of fitness is advised for this trip.
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