New Zealand Holiday Advice

new zealand holiday advice

Jerry Bridge & Lindsay Barron discussing what the best possible New Zealand holiday advice should be

New Zealand Holiday Advice and Company Recommendations 

Reliable New Zealand holiday advice is an essential part of booking your vacation. New Zealand represents the ultimate getaway, it’s an unmissable combination of natural beauty, fabulous beaches and compelling cities and towns. You may even recognise some of it from the Chronicles of Narnia as well as doubling as Middle Earth in The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit. So how do you go about booking your vacation to New Zealand? We have listed two companies here that we feel will meet your expectations.

USA – New Zealand Vacations – self-drive and tailor-made specialists to New Zealand

UK & Europe – Bridge & Wickers (Part of The Ultimate Travel Company)

New Zealand Vacations History

New Zealand Vacations has offices in Santa Barbara, California, Auckland and Wellington. The CEO, Lindsay Barron, has been involved in the travel industry since 1967 and is passionate about New Zealand. Over the years Lindsay has established, run and sold various travel businesses. These include the well known ‘House of Travel’ brand in New Zealand and ‘Barron & de Keijzer Travel’ in the Netherlands and Belgium. Preferring to keep his feet on the ground, Lindsay moved away from the corporate world, married a local Californian and decided to start a new venture.

Working with smaller suppliers and local operators in New Zealand is an important part of New Zealand Vacations. The idea of co-creating great itineraries for Americans, especially great driving itineraries, came to Lindsay after talking to people in the States. Lindsay feels sure that he is in an excellent position to ensure New Zealand Vacations customers have the best possible experience.

The Perfect Partnership

Thanks to Linkedin, Lindsay discovered a likeminded travel entrepreneur, Jerry Bridge. After a number of meetings at several of Wellington’s finest coffee establishments, Jerry agreed to work with Lindsay to help start the company. Marketing New Zealand Vacations is a challenge but one that Lindsay and Jerry both enjoy. Check out some of their best New Zealand experiences. It struck us recently that some of our most valuable personal possessions are those which no amount of money can replace. We’re talking about those magical times, places and once-in-a-lifetime experiences which become cherished memories.

New Zealand is a destination which provides these priceless moments in abundance. The two islands that make New Zealand the incredible country that it is are inhabited by friendly and welcoming people (Kiwis). As well as boasting great food and wine you will enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery on earth. Memories that we guarantee you will treasure for the rest of your life.

Our Philosophy

We understand that for most visitors planning a comprehensive visit to a country on the other side of the world can be a challenge. Planning your vacation should be just as much fun and as much of an adventure as the vacation itself. Our goal is to make this process enlightening, simple, fun and satisfying for you.

Bridge & Wickers History

Yes there really is a Mr Bridge & a Mr Wickers! Both have different strengths but together they built a wonderful company in London’s Primrose Hill from 2004 – 2012. It was then sold to ‘The Ultimate Travel Company’ as Jerry had decided to live in New Zealand. David Wickers had been the chief travel writer for the UK’s Sunday Times for almost seventeen years. Jerry Bridge had also founded and built up another successful long haul company, ‘Bridge the World’ – employing over 150 staff and operating out of three locations from 1989 – 2002.

New Zealand Holiday Advice

Jerry Bridge & David Wickers ‘on air’ offering great New Zealand Holiday Advice


Contact us to find out more and let us assist you during that sometimes stressful early booking stage of your trip.

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