Friendly and Welcoming

Better Known As

Often described as the friendliest people on earth, New Zealanders, or ‘Kiwis’, are relaxed, outgoing, and extremely friendly and helpful to travellers. Foreign travellers recount stories of how New Zealanders have gone completely out of their way to ensure the traveller is on the right track, or invited them into their homes for an evening.

Maoria woman with carving
Harvest festival

We know our

We’ve carefully selected lodging hosts and the activity operators who exemplify these Kiwi characteristics:

  • Easy-going
  • Casual
  • Down to earth
  • Outdoor lovers
  • Wicked sense of humour
  • Inventive
  • DIY attitude – we call it Kiwi ingenuity or #8 Wire attitude (you'll soon learn about that)
  • Sports mad
  • ‘Go getter’ mentality
  • and naturally, gay friendly