Explore NZ

Tēnā koutou e ngā manuhiri o te ao whānui. Greetings to you, our visitors. When you travel in New Zealand (or Aotearoa as the locals call it), you’ll find we have rich tales to share; of our history, our legends and our future.

You can’t beat the dramatic natural landscapes and lively cities of New Zealand for extraordinary travel experiences.

From exhilarating jet boat safaris and match racing on an America’s Cup yacht to award winning cuisine and fascinating Māori culture, it’s the perfect place for high performers to relax and recharge.

Because New Zealand is compact, it’s easy to experience a whole lot in one trip. Whether you're talking about the landscape, wildlife, culture or the people we offer a kind of experience that you cannot get anywhere else in the world.

New Zealand is a cultural melting pot. We celebrate our indigenous Māori heritage and have strong ties to our neighbours across the ditch (Australia), the Pacific Islands and Asia. This naturally accepting nature of New Zealanders (or 'Kiwis' as we call ourselves) means we are a pretty laid back and friendly bunch.

Even though we are a tiny little nation of four and half million people (but 40 million sheep!) our cities have everything that you would expect in other major metropolitan areas such as great restaurants, even better shopping, events, activities and all that other fun stuff.

Find out more about our home at New Zealand's official tourism website.

Christchurch

Christchurch

Make the most of your time in Christchurch and jump on a tour to discover all our wonderful city has to offer. 

Suggestions of what to do can be found here on the Tourism New Zealand website. 

Get in touch with SEWF 2017’s recommended local tour company Naturally NZ Holidays who would love to create an itinerary for you. 

Naturally NZ Holidays
Trish Abrahamson and Heather Collins
Phone: +64 3 318 7540
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Naturally NZ Holidays don’t design an itinerary which you have to fit in to. They fit in with you, so you will see and do exactly what you want when you visit our beautiful country. Whether you want to drive yourself, want to take a guided tour, use NZ’s bus, rail and air transport system, or a combination of all three, they will design a tour with you in mind.

Watch this space 

Click here for your guide to Christchurch street art. It's a comprehensive map of all street art current and decommissioned across the city. Use it for free on your phone, tablet, or computer.

Auckland (Tāmaki Makaurau)

Auckland (Tāmaki Makaurau)

Monday, 25 September 2017 | 8:30am to 4:30pm
31-33 Manukau Station Road, Manukau, Auckland

Before the forum begins, join us for a one-day social enterprise tour and experience the vibrancy of Māori and Pasifika ventures. Visit the Polynesian capital of the world - come and immerse yourself in Auckland’s rich culture and diversity and see how this has shaped indigenous social ventures. Celebrate with four unique indigenous social enterprises in Auckland and learn about how they blend culture, mission and profit Your Tour Guide will be journalist John Pulu.

This tour is organised by The Southern Initiative of the Auckland Council and the Department of Internal Affairs.

The Auckland pre-forum tour includes:

  • Culture feature @ at a Marae
  • A taste of the Pacific @ Affirming Works
  • Family centric cooperatives @ CIDANZ
  • CIDANZ will host our Pasifika inspired lunch at the ONEShed
  • Creativity @ The ROOTS Creative Entrepreneurs

 

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New Zealand

New Zealand

Take a moment to explore New Zealand. Stray from well-beaten paths and discover ever-changing landscapes.

Click here to be taken through to the Tourism New Zealand website, here you can see all that New Zealand has on offer in one easy-to-navigate place.

We especially like some of the below tour options, check them out: 
3-7 day tours
8-14 day tours

Once you have some ideas of what and where you can either go ahead and plan your trip yourself or get in touch with Naturally NZ Holidays who will help you to tailor your ideal pre or post Forum tour. 

Don’t worry if you are travelling alone, Naturally NZ Holidays can group you with like-minded Forum attendees. 

Naturally NZ Holidays
Trish Abrahamson and Heather Collins 
Phone: +64 3 318 7540
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website

Naturally NZ Holidays will be available throughout the Forum to assist with on the spot day touring and any post Forum tour enquiries.