Sample Itineraries

At Once Upon A Trip, we believe that “custom-made” travel can respect every budget.

We specialise in customised New Zealand vacations for independent travellers, including families and small groups. Our knowledge of the country and its accommodation solutions means that we can design “à la carte” itineraries from your wish-list.

The example itineraries below can provide useful ideas and insights to help your planning, but at the end of the day they’ll never 100% match what you’re looking for. We recommend that you also browse the various articles available in our Get Inspired section which will help you identify the regions you would really like to visit and the activities you would like to experience.

Tell us your wishes, your expectations, the personalities and makeup of your group and allow us to put together a truly personalised itinerary for you that will also respect your budget. Our travel planning service is free of charge to you - we make our costs by commissions.

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Carolyn, I thought we should tell you how much we enjoyed the trip. NZ was great - the people, the food, the scenery. We liked all the places you booked for us. Thanks so much f... - Glynis Williams, USA

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