Small Group Trips
We believe travel can be transformative with the right ingredients: exploration, excitement, intrigue, awe, stories, shared connections with both nature and local people, and time for contemplation and reflection.
Our group trips are designed to include these elements and offer the chance to travel in the company of other open-minded adventurers, sharing new experiences, meeting interesting and inspiring people, being in nature, laughing over shared meals together, feeling safe and well cared for, relaxing, and taking time to reflect on our own lives.
We’re fiercely aware of the volatile and uncertain world we are living in, and believe that tourism has a role to play in the essential work of reconnecting with our places, nature and each other. As travellers, we believe we have a responsibility to care for the people and places we visit. Regenerative tourism is about embracing this and travelling in a way that allows both travellers and hosts to thrive.
For our group trips, we’re proud to be partnering with GOOD Travel, a women owned and operated social enterprise with a mission to transform the travel industry into a force for good! We’ve co-designed this GOOD Awaits trip with GOOD Travel to serve as a unique example of how tourism can support regenerating people and places.
How Our Trips Differ from Others
Designed to make a positive difference
You know that every element of our trip contributes to people and places. Sit back and relax while we take care of everything
We connect you with inspiring locals
We’ve spent years developing relationships and partnering with incredible people who are all working to regenerate their communities and places. You’ll spend time with these caring locals and see the world through their eyes. Our locals are what make our trips so meaningful.
We keep our trips small
Our maximum numbers range from 10 to 14 people. You benefit from a highly personalised experience. You gain access to experiences, places, or lodging that are not an option for bigger groups. You develop lifelong connections with your travel buddies
I would highly recommend New Zealand Awaits holidays. Debbie is an outstanding organiser and leader.
Her attention to detail, care, support, kindness and thoughtfulness created a wonderful group atmosphere and superb holiday. I would highly recommend her fantastic trip.....tours, accommodation, food are of an exceptional standard.....treat yourself,
Thanks you deserve it....if not now, when?
Jackie E - London, England
Best vacation ever! Debbie did a fabulous job of showing us the beauty of New Zealand. She insured that we all were comfortable, having fun, and making sure that we all had what we needed. We made lots of new friends and I hope sometime to go again with Debbie and see more of the country!
Nancy Pearl, United States
We were impressed with how much fore-thought (and continued thought) went into this trip. The amount of concern for the well-being of every person on the tour was exceptional. The quality of the accommodations and meals was top notch and the varied experiences on both islands were exciting and wonderful. The small companies you worked with made each adventure fantastic. New Zealand is as beautiful as everyone says it is and this definitely was a trip of a life-time!
Anita Z & Lisa B, California, United States