Asia is a huge continent of mind-boggling diversity, where you’ll experience a sometimes jarring contrast between the ancient and the hyper-modern within a few blocks. The only thing that’s consistent is the incredible cuisine. This is our closest opportunity to experience completely different cultures, histories, languages and cuisines and the… Learn more


As Kiwis, we live on the doorstep to the Pacific Islands. To our Northern Hemisphere friends, these must seem impossibly exotic, but we’re just a three to four hour flight away from some of the most beautiful tropical Pacific Islands in the world – Fiji, Rarotonga, Samoa, Niue & Tahiti… Learn more


We believe this is a destination where our experience and knowledge can make a huge difference to your holiday experience. We really have been to Africa – read about our experience here.  We know this destination intimately and we have the best range of tours and options for exploring… Learn more

North Africa & Middle East

This is a region of the world which is frequently in the news, but don’t let that put you off, there’s plenty of places you can enjoy exploring away from the hotspots. Here’s just a few of the many highlights! Egypt is amazing, starting with the chaos of Cairo with… Learn more

North America & Canada

The big tourist cities like Vancouver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and New York have long been popular with Kiwi travellers, and justifiably so – they’re a lot of fun! We’d also recommend moving on beyond the typical tourist routes to obtain better value for money and more interesting… Learn more

Central America

Where to start?  A Spanish language school is a great idea as you get to live like a local for a week, but more importantly after that you can actually speak some Spanish which you will find enormously helpful as you travel through these fascinating countries. Guatemala – do visit… Learn more

South America

For Kiwis, “Latin” America is usually viewed as two quite separate destinations – ‘South’ – ie South of Panama, and ‘Central’ – North of Panama. Flying into ‘South’ America is currently possible with just LATAM and Qantas. There are daily flights from Auckland directly into Santiago (Chile) with LATAM Airlines,… Learn more

UK & Europe

Europe is Discover Travel’s biggest destination by far. We may be 12,000 miles away but it is hard to escape our European influence.  Many Kiwis start with a visit to the UK – tracing family or visiting their children who are on their OE – a great introduction that is… Learn more


Discover Travel is one of the few true specialists in New Zealand in arranging trips to the Polar Regions. Most of our team have been lucky enough to visit either Antarctica or the Arctic and experience the magic of these destinations for themselves and Ian has explored both on multiple… Learn more


Congratulations to Virgin Galactic for completing its first private astronaut space flight on 10 Aug 2023, and its third successful spaceflight in just over three months. Titled Galactic 02, the mission achieved multiple historic milestones, being not only the first majority female spaceflight but also the first spaceflight with a… Learn more