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COVID-19 Flexibility Promise

If you’ve landed on this page, we hope you’re feeling as positive about the future as we are and dreaming ahead of the time that you can come and visit New Zealand. 

New Zealand’s borders are currently closed to international visitors, but the government here has made a commitment to reopen as soon as it’s safe to do so. It’s been exciting to watch the COVID-19 vaccination programmes rollout overseas, and we’re stoked to have also started vaccinations in New Zealand. With only 5 million Kiwis in New Zealand, it’s just a matter of time until enough people here have had the opportunity to be vaccinated. So, at this stage we are expecting things to start reopening later in 2021.

While this is extremely positive news for the tourism industry, we understand there is still some uncertainty around travel and it’s our personal mission to make you feel as secure and happy as possible when you book your trip with New Zealand Trails. 

So, this is our promise to you:

  1. Ultimate flexibility
  2. Lifetime deposit
  3. Last minute COVID-19 deferral options
  4. New Zealand based team and personal service

1. Ultimate Flexibility

If you can’t make it to New Zealand to join your trip for ANY reason, we’ll transfer you and your travel companions to a future departure date, no questions asked, and no fees incurred. All you need to do is let us know 60 or more days before your trip departure date.

Monkey Creek

2. Lifetime Deposit

Your 15% deposit is valid for life! You can transfer your deposit to a future trip as many times as you need to, just let us know 60 days or more before the trip departure date. We do our best to accommodate all changes, we know life happens and your New Zealand trip is a BIG DEAL!

Hooker Valley

3. Last Minute COVID-19 Deferral Options

In the event that the New Zealand Government, or the Government of your country, announces compulsory travel restrictions preventing you from joining a scheduled tour due to depart in the next 12 days, we will defer your tour to a later date without the usual cancellation fees. If there are any non-recoverable, unavoidable charges made by our suppliers, we reserve the right to recover these from the balance held. However, we can assure you that everyone we work with is doing their best to be as flexible as possible in the current climate.

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4. New Zealand based team and personal service

We’re based locally here in New Zealand and will keep you updated with any developments before your trip departs. Once you're in New Zealand our highly trained team of guides will ensure your trip is a stress free and enjoyable experience from start to finish.

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We have our sights firmly set on next year to be an amazing season when we can welcome our discerning guests back to New Zealand in the spring (October 2021) and do again what we do best.

You can see our full list of future departure dates here, if you like. Our COVID-19 News page is also being regularly updated.

Jodi, Amanda & Nigel

New Zealand Trails