Silver Fern Holidays, a 100% Pure New Zealand, ABTA and ATOL-bonded tour operator based in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, has launched a new programme of escorted Small Group Journeys and is targeting independent agents selling to ‘independent travellers’.

The tours, which cater for up to 16 travellers at a time, are led by an experienced driver-guide and each itinerary features a range of experiences such as a guided walk in the Kauri forest or an underground river trip.

Each of the tours is named after a native New Zealand plant: the most comprehensive itinerary, a 21-day tour of both islands is called ‘Tane Mahuta’ after the mighty Kauri tree, with (commissionable) prices from £4,145 per person.It starts in Auckland and includes the Bay of Islands, the Coromandel, Rotorua, Napier and Wellington on North Island. Nelson and the Abel Tasman National Park, Glacier Country, Queenstown, Milford Sound – where the group spends the night on the Milford Mariner – Dunedin and Aoraki (Mount Cook) are all included in South Island and the tour ends in Christchurch.

Ten-, 13-, 15-, 17- and 19-day tours are also offered, with commissionable prices starting at £2,195. All Small Group Journey prices include travel within New Zealand, accommodation on a bed-and-breakfast basis, some other meals, the services of a driver-guide throughout plus local experts and entrance fees to places of interest.

For more information call 01636-813544 or see

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