Lonely Planet New Zealand

Lonely Planet New Zealand

The world’s best-selling guide to New Zealand/Aotearoa.

Since 2005, we’ve co-authored five editions of Lonely Planet’s bestselling New Zealand guidebook.

We covered at least four regions each edition, requiring around 100 days on-the-road research. As they say in Lonely Planet Authorland, ‘We know because we go.’

Our decade as Lonely Planet authors has been immensely rewarding, allowing us to delve deep into New Zealand’s regions, meeting tourism operators and other locals, as well as thousands of travellers from Aotearoa and around the world. We’ve seen the industry from virtually every angle, which has helped fuel our passion for ethical and sustainable tourism.

Our Lonely Planet New Zealand credits include successive editions of New Zealand, New Zealand’s North Island, New Zealand’s South Island, Discover New Zealand and the Best of New Zealand.