There are no snakes, poisonous spiders, or other nasty insects. The only predator apart from feral domestic cat is man. The Lonely Planet Tour Guide books have rated New Zealand as the number one travel destination in the world!
New Zealand's population is four million with only one million living in the South Island. The South Island is a beautiful, alpine dominated Island, with an untouched beauty second to none. This is where the majority of the country's hunting occurs and where Lochnivar Safaris is based.
We recommend Air New Zealand for flights both to and from and within New Zealand because, in our experience, they are hunter friendly, as well as being a top service provider. All flights exit the USA western seaboard either through San Francisco or Los Angeles, arriving in New Zealand’s biggest city Auckland in the North Island. It is then a short (approximately 1.5 hr flight) to Christchurch in the South Island.
Pick up and transfer to Airports is included in the Safari. One of our team will pick you up from the airport for the scenic 2.5 hour drive south from Christchurch Airport to our lodge at Fairlie.
We recommend Esplanade Travel in the USA to arrange your flights with
Air New Zealand.
For more information visit: www.esplanadetravel.com
USA citizens do not require a visa when traveling to New Zealand, only a current Passport. If traveling on to Australia, a visa is required, but is easily obtained through your travel agent.