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Small wonders.

Because of its isolation, New Zealand has developed a unique eco-system, maintaining plants and wildlife found nowhere else in the world that have changed little from their ancient origins. Upon first glance, trees appear to have feathers and birds fur, leading your imagination back to prehistoric times. With no animals predacious to humans here, you can wrap yourself in the peaceful solitude of the lush New Zealand bush, the silence only broken by the lilting song of the tui, the babble of a forest stream, or the curiosity of a flitting fantail.

Wherever possible, we give you the opportunity to learn about New Zealand's environment and to feel the exhilaration of interacting with its wildlife one-on-one in their natural habitat. All planned encounters are done with the utmost care given to both you and the wildlife. Check our itineraries for the regions that feature these activities.