Operations commenced in July of that year and the company quickly expanded with services on the New Zealand coast, to Australia, the Pacific Islands and across the Pacific to North America.
From the 1890s the New Zealand Parliament enacted a number of progressive initiatives, including women's suffrage and old age pensions.
The country remained an enthusiastic member of the British Empire, and 110,000 men fought in World War I (see New Zealand Expeditionary Force).
Kaikoura and its famous wildlife can be explored before continuing south towards the Southern Alps and Mt Cook National Park.
Milford Sound is sure to be a highlight along with Queenstown and the West Coast Glaciers before returning to Christchurch via the world famous Tranz Alpine train.
After the war New Zealand signed the Treaty of Versailles (1919), joined the League of Nations, and pursued an independent foreign policy, while its defence was still controlled by Britain.
The Waikato River, New Zealand's longest river, moves gracefully north from Lake Taupo between banks 100 metres apart.
A bell sounds after five minutes and you record on your Speeding Ticket if you would like to meet the person again.
Girls stay seated and the guys move to the next table until you have met everyone.
Your tour documentation pack and support Once you touch down in New Zealand your detailed tour pack will be hand delivered by one of our trusted representatives.
The pack contains everything you need for the duration of your stay.
It will include a comprehensive, printed and bound version of your itinerary as well as clear driving instructions and maps for each leg of your journey.