Encounter the most exotic locations

We work with you to plan your dream holiday no matter what method of travel.


As a full-service travel agency, we have access to airfares and availability for the majority of airlines around the world and can advise you on the best fare that will suit your travel plans.
We will also book your seats, arrange additional bags, order any specific dietary requests and arrange any special assistance at the airport if needed, to ensure your journey is as seamless and trouble-free as possible.


We know the best options for your dream cruise.
From 3 star cruise lines with thousands on board to 6 star excellence with less than one hundred passengers, the choice is only limited by your budget! Whether it’s exploring Alaska’s Inside Passage, adventuring in the Antarctic, wondering at the Northern Lights in Norway, or cruising in the Mediterranean or Bahamas.


Let ‘the train take the strain’ out of your next holiday.
There are a surprising number of very special train journeys around the world that we can weave into your travel plans. Travel in South Africa on Rovos Rail or the Blue Train, or up to Machu Picchu on the B, or across Russia on the Siberian Express, the options are extensive, and we’ll help you select the one that suits you best.


Tours are a great way to explore, discover and learn about different countries alongside fellow travellers who have similar interests.
There are many types of tours available these days, including cycle tours, walking tours, motorbike tours, golf tours and much more! We’ll find the perfect tour to match your travel desires, budget and expectations.

Family Holidays

Family holidays are supposed to be a relaxing and fun time.
We’ll ensure your resort provides all the facilities you are expecting. Whether you require kid’s clubs, interconnecting rooms, kids eating for free, babysitting services or just a sandy beach to play on. We’ll find a location that ticks all the boxes to ensure that your next family holiday is one to be remembered.


All of us relax differently, so why should we holiday the same!
If you’re passionate about cycling, golf, diving or other activities, we can create a custom holiday package that suits your budget. In addition to providing a full travel agency service to our clients, we also run Charlie’s Golf Tours. This is a specialist tour company that provides escorted golfing holidays around the world.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend taking out comprehensive travel insurance as soon as you have made and confirmed any travel or holiday plans.

This will cover you should the unforeseen happen, and you need to cancel your booking, or you have an accident while you’re out of New Zealand.

Some travel insurance policies have a number of restrictions that customers may not always know about when they embark on their travel. It is vital that you fully understand and are certain what your insurance covers.

We offer travel insurance from two insurers – CoverMore and Kiwi Holiday Insurance for both our Leisure and Corporate travellers.

You can obtain a quote and purchase your Travel Insurance using the link below or call us on 0800 377 479 to have a Travel Insurance quote emailed to you. Please contact us to discuss your travel insurance needs if you have any questions.

What Our Clients Say

Excellent value for money, professional in every respect, very enjoyable.

— Neil & Janet, Wellington

The tours we have enjoyed with Peter and Marian over recent years have left us with more indelible memories of the places we have seen and the development and nurturing of new friendships.

— Tyrone & Yvonne, Auckland

Peter is such a professional tour operator. Flights, accommodation and extras are well organised. And the company of fellow like-minded travellers is the best. All are treated with respect and friendship. And his team of group leaders are superb.

— Jeanette & Bill, Christchurch

We have done a number of tours with the group over the years, and have found that everything is so well organised, planning is impeccable, and the resorts world class. We’ve enjoyed the companionship and camaraderie that’s apparent in these tours, and the lifetime memories we have had with the tour group. Incredible tours to African countries, and Canada are amongst the highlights. We will continue with these tours for many years yet.

— Sandra and Colin, Tauranga

Peter and Marian’s mission and passion to gratify the clients’ touring experience, has led to a variety of new adventures and encounters, while forging a new identity. Their newsletter is detailed and informative and wets the appetite to do a tour. We look forward to a new encounter in the near future.

— Tyrone & Yvonne, Auckland

We have been on 5 Travel Encounters tours to date, all of which have been hassle free holidays with visits to local sites and attractions included. We just arrive at the airport and are looked after for the duration of the holiday! Just a bonus that the Travel Encounters operators are nice people!

— Bob & Pat Clevedon

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PO Box 25 254 St Heliers, Auckland 1740, NZ

  • 0800 377 479 (New Zealand)
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