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Black Sheep Touring Company is one of the very few travel companies that specializes solely in small-group and custom travel to New Zealand. Based in New Zealand for over fifteen years, we have put all our focus into crafting trips that immerse you in this beautiful country. We not only visit traditional regions of interest, but also areas that the world has yet to discover. In choosing Black Sheep Touring Co., you will tap into an unrivaled blend of enthusiasm and expertise about New Zealand that will assure you a distinct and memorable vacation.

New Zealand has a mild, oceanic climate. Daytime temperatures in spring and autumn range from approximately 55-70 degrees Fahrenheit (13-21 degrees Celcius), with cool temperatures in the mountains and warm weather on the coasts. In spring and autumn, it rains approximately 10 days out of the month, covering New Zealand in lush green countryside and wildflowers.

Temperatures in summer range from approximately 70-85 degrees F (21-29 degrees C) in both the north and the south with rain averaging 7 days per month. Year-round, the weather has a prevailing westerly pattern, creating good surf beaches, rainforests, and wetlands on the west coast and leaving the more protected and arid east coast ideal for swimming, boating, and sea fishing.

New Zealand is a land of microclimates. Lush rainforests reside remarkably near the arid terrain of high country sheep stations. Our escorted tours cover a broad range of regions and microclimates, and have been designed to take advantage of these climatic differences as much as possible. Regardless of the season, however, weather is often unpredictable and visitors should come prepared for periods of both hot sun and cool rain. A recommended operator packing list is provided as part of your confirmation package.

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Black Sheep Touring Company PO Box 18
Mapua,
7048 New Zealand

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Ecological/Environmental Impact

 

Because of its isolation, New Zealand has developed a unique eco-system, maintaining plants and wildlife found nowhere else in the world that have changed little from their ancient origins. Upon first glance, trees appear to have feathers and birds fur, leading your imagination back to prehistoric times. With no animals predacious to humans here, you can wrap yourself in the peaceful solitude of the lush New Zealand bush, the silence only broken by the lilting song of the tui, the babble of a forest stream, or the curiosity of a flitting fantail.

Wherever possible, we give you the opportunity to learn about New Zealand's environment and to feel the exhilaration of interacting with its wildlife one-on-one in their natural habitat. All planned encounters are done with the utmost care given to both you and the wildlife. Check our itineraries for the regions that feature these activities.

Sociological Impact

New Zealand is a rich blend of cultures. Once a British colony, Great Britain still has a strong influence on New Zealand lifestyle, from sinfully delicious Devonshire Teas to New Zealand's national pastime, rugby.

Another fascinating thread in the fabric of New Zealand culture is that of the Maori, the pre-European settlers. While they have largely adopted a Western lifestyle, the Maori people still hold proudly to their native traditions. Their Polynesian-influenced language, customs, and art are a fixture in everyday New Zealand life. On your trip, you will learn about Maori history and folklore and will have the opportunity to participate in their customs in a genuine and meaningful way.

3 most popular Trips (out of 7 total)

The Southern Adventurer Kinaki

The Southern Adventurer Kinaki

Queenstown for 8 Days • from $3,300* per person

Provider: Black Sheeptouring

Kinaki - is the Maori word for relish, dressing or the sweetener on top. This word can also apply to the song that complements a traditional speech, providing a perfect finishing touch. more

Offered October-December
Exertion level: 3
Comfort accommodations
Max group size: 24 people
Must form your own group? No

The Southern Adventurer

The Southern Adventurer

Airport near Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand for 16 Days • from $7,380* per person

Provider: Black Sheeptouring

Our southern adventurer tour is perfect for active travelers who enjoy the convenience and enriched experience of guided, small-group travel, but who also like to strike out on their own. The use of comfortable, mid-range accommodation and self-selected dining mean you can enjoy some of New Zealand's best features by day, then drop your bag in your room and venture out to explore in the evenings. In addition, while this high-value tour includes a range of great hiking, sightseeing and… more

Offered October, December
Exertion level: 3
Comfort accommodations
Max group size: 24 people
Must form your own group? No

The Southern Adventurer Kai Iti

The Southern Adventurer Kai Iti

Christchurch, New Zealand for 9 Days • from $3,990* per person

Provider: Black Sheeptouring

Kai iti - kai is the Maori word for food. Kai iti describes a delicious taste of something to come, a small snack or light meal. The word kai can also be applied to new understanding and knowledge. more

Offered October-December
Exertion level: 3
Comfort accommodations
Max group size: 24 people
Must form your own group? No

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