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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The organisation by OUAT was excellent, communication was brilliant, facilities on the Milford Track were of a high standard and Hippo Lodge in Queenstown was very good value. W... - John Dalli, Australia

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