New Zealand Destination Guide
With its snow-capped mountains, sparkling blue oceans and bustling modern cities, New Zealand entices visitors with some of the most diverse landscapes in the Southern Hemisphere. New Zealand holidays are often an exercise in embracing the outdoors as the country possesses some of the most spectacular scenery and best skiing of anywhere in the world. Grab a New Zealand Travel Guide and get the ball rolling on an unforgettable travel experience.
There are numerous New Zealand tours to choose from. Fly in to Auckland and join the Auckland Whale and Dolphin safari, which will take you out of the city and on to the high seas to witness some of New Zealand's most beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. For a taste of Auckland's traditional and contemporary Maori heritage, take a Tamaki Hikoi walk with a guide from a local tribe. Or for a delightful day trip catch a ferry to Devonport ‐ picturesque seaside village on the outskirts of the Auckland city centre. Boasting breathtaking views of the city skyline and sea, don't forget to take your camera!
Wellington is New Zealand's capital and a shopper's paradise. Whether it's the retro opportunity shops and clothing boutiques along Cuba Street or the mecca of commercial labels that is the Lambton Quay stretch, there's clothing for every budget and something to suit every taste and fashion sensibility.
At Te Papa Tongarewa Museum in Wellington, you can see the skeleton of Phar Lap, experience an earthquake simulator and examine well-preserved examples of Maori treasures such as traditional and contemporary wood carvings, clothing and weaponry. Sport lovers can catch a rugby game at the Hurricane's home ground Westpac Stadium, or in summer lie on the grass hills to enjoy the sunshine whilst watching a leisurely game of cricket at The Basin.
Queenstown is renowned as one of the world's adventure capitals. Be it winter or summer, fun abounds for young singles and families alike in this exciting South Island town. Snow bunnies can hit the slopes for skiing and snowboarding, or otherwise experience the adrenaline rush of one of the world's first and most famous bungy leaps at the 47-metre high Kawarau Bridge bungy jump.
If you're not into sports, you might prefer visiting some of the breathtaking locations used in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movies, with film-based tours now one of the most popular things to do in New Zealand. Queenstown is also the starting point for tours to Milford Sound – a world-renowned natural wonder regularly voted the most scenic tourist spot in the country.
With a bustling multicultural population, New Zealand's cuisine is as varied as it is delicious, ranging from the finest degustation menus to delicious Asian cuisine and fresh-from-the-harbour seafood. Or why not try New Zealand's favourite – fish and chips? Book your flights to New Zealand today to get your exciting adventure-based holiday underway.