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 in the world.
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 onto the high seas to witness some of New Zealand's most beautiful creatures in their natural habitat.
For a taste of Auckland's Maori heritage, take a Tamaki Hikoi walk with a guide from a local tribe. Alternatively, take a delightful day trip via ferry to Devonport – a picturesque seaside village on the outskirts of the Auckland, boasting breathtaking views of the city skyline against the harbour.
Wellington is New Zealand's capital and a shopper's paradise. Whether it's the retro op-shops and boutiques along Cuba Street or the mecca of commercial labels that is the Lambton Quay stretch, there's style fit for every budget 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 wood carvings, clothing and weaponry.
Sport lovers can catch a rugby union game at the Hurricane's home ground, or lie on the grass hills enjoying the sunshine whilst watching a leisurely game of cricket at The Basin.
NZ: filled with art, adventure and appetite pleasers
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 experience the adrenaline rush at one of the world's first and bungy leaps: the 47-metre high Kawarau Bridge jump.
Queenstown is also the starting point for tours to Milford Sound – a world-renowned natural wonder regularly voted among the most scenic tourist spots in the country.
If you prefer a more leisurely pace, you might consider visiting some of the breathtaking locations used in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, with film-based tours now one of the most popular things to do in New Zealand.
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. Book your flights to New Zealand today to get your unforgettable South Pacific holiday underway!