Marahau, www.nelsontasman.nz
Tekapo, Miles Holden
Paroa, Shaun Jeffers
Tongariro Crossing
Moeraki Boulders, Miles Holden
Hokitika Gorge, Fraser Clements
Marlborough Sounds, MarlboroughNZ
Lake Mapourika
Oparara Arches, Fraser Clements
Doubtful Sound
Bridal Veil Falls
Cathedral Cove
Lake Wanaka, Miles Holden
Waitangi
Rotorua, Miles Holden
Join one of our once in a lifetime ZigZag adventures and experience every inch of New Zealand

The Trip of a lifetime with Experienced Knowledgeable Guides that have discovered the best of the best for you!

I cannot say enough about Jemma and Grant, delightful people that love sharing their knowledge of this amazingly beautiful Country.

My only regret was not booking the longer trip! “Just Do It” U will have the time of your Life!

Stephen Pickle
USA

Fantastic trip for 4 weeks in the South Island.  ZigZag were just brilliant.  Could not recommend the Company highly enough.  I have travelled with many great companies but none compare to ZigZag.  If travelling around NZ then you need to consider this company as an option.

Peter Flood
Ireland

Zig Zag Tours NZ - a life enhancing experience

This was a life enhancing, perhaps even a life changing experience for me.

A special shout out to their fantastic comfortable Mercedes 4x4 van - it's almost the third member of their team. Honestly the time we spent in that van talking, joking, listening to music was a highlight. I've fallen in love with New Zealand and I've made new life long friends.

Matt Walker
UK

TOUR oVERVIEW

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A range of in-depth guided camping tours for small groups throughout New Zealand's beautiful North and South Islands, from 16 days long up to our epic 90 day adventure.
The tour

What is ZigZag?

ZigZag Tours NZ is an exciting travel company that offers a range of unique guided camping adventures throughout New Zealand’s beautiful North and South Islands. Our personally designed travel itineraries give you the time to explore and enjoy the more than 100 different attractions, activities, hidden gems and local hot-spots that we visit right across this incredible country.
Meet Your Guides

at a glance

Up to 10,000 kms covered on our 90 day tour
Between 16 and 90 days on the road
2 experienced guides
10 like-minded people

A TYPICAL ZIGZAG DAY

Awaken your senses every day with unique Kiwi tastes, sights, sounds, smells and ‘feels’. Check it out below!

WAKE UP AND BREAKFAST

Sleep in idyllic camping spots and wake up to birdsong.

MORNING WALK

Enjoy a walk along a beach or a nearby trail. Maybe we collect you at the other end, grab a flat white and continue our zig zag.

EXPERIENCE

Enjoy the many once in a lifetime activities and attractions that we’ve included in our extensive Kiwi itinerary.

PICNIC TIME

Taste as many good local foodie experiences as we can find.

SCENERY & PHOTOGRAPHY

Capture every stunning aspect of the country with Jemma and Grant who are both avid photographers. So many spectacular views, so much time…

HISTORY & MUSEUMS

Learn about New Zealand’s fascinating Pacific, Maori and early European history in this, the youngest country in the world.

NATURE & CULTURE

Immerse yourself in Maori myths and traditions, and our unique native flora and fauna.We guide you and meet locals along the way who will provide further insights into our unique ‘Kiwi’ culture.

Time to COOL off

Swim at a peaceful beach or in crystal clear rivers and lakes.

Let's toast the day

That's just One Day. 89 more to go... Keen to learn more about where we go?  Not every trip is the same…

“Oh the places you’ll go….” Dr. Seuss

ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE OF NEW ZEALAND

Join us on a guided small group tour as we zigzag through scenic viewpoints, enjoy locally sourced meals, sleep in canvas tents and wake up to the morning chorus of New Zealand’s native birds in a picturesque beach, lake or mountain view setting.

AUTUMN TOURS

Christchurch to Auckland (8,390km)
Seven epic guided tours, from 17 days to 90 days long.

SUMMER TOURS

Christchurch to Christchurch (4,579km)
Three epic guided tours, from 16 days to 45 days long.

SPRING TOURS

Auckland to Christchurch (8,390km)
Seven epic guided tours, from 17 days to 90 days long.

adventures FROM THE ROAD

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our adventures

The Team

Who's doing all this?

Jemma and Grant met in Africa while Jemma was an overland tour guide for a UK-based travel company, and Grant was completing an 8-month trans-African overland odyssey. Their love of travel and photography, and passion for adventure and the great outdoors led them to investigate potential tourism ideas during their extended ‘Covid’ layover in New Zealand. They realised that there was an opportunity to offer small, personal, guided group tours across the country, visiting places that no other company was travelling to.
Meet Your Guides

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Having spent the majority of our adult life traveling the world, and most recently, New Zealand... we know a thing or two about the decision you're about to make! Book a call to meet us before you commit to your trip.

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