The land of the long white cloud. New Zealand. Quite possibly one of our planet’s most breathtaking countries. The ultimate destination for lovers of the great outdoors, trips to New Zealand offer vast open spaces and pristine views. Split into two distinct islands, North and South, each has its own unique charm and character. Both of which are equally worthy of a visit and exploration. One of the great advantages of New Zealand is how accessible it is. Great infrastructure combined with its relatively small size, enables travellers to explore its vast array of diverse landscapes, with ease. Within an hour you can be transported from unspoilt beaches to snowy mountain peaks, beautiful lakeside towns or stunning national parks.
The North Island is the heartland of indigenous Māori culture: learn fascinating history in Waitangi and enjoy a traditional Hangi feast in Rotorua. Additionally, take in the golden beaches of the Coromandel and Bay of Islands in tropical Northland. As well as the geothermal attractions and volcanic peaks that inhabit the north. Travel on the South Island offers an abundance of national parks including the awe-inspiring Milford Sound, glacial fiords, river-carved valleys and memorable wildlife encounters including whales, penguins, kea and if you’re lucky the rare kiwi.
New Zealand offers a chance to enjoy a slower pace, whether that be sampling the local wines, visiting world-famous museums and galleries, or a peaceful walk into nature. It also has plenty to offer for those seeking adventure and adrenaline. From 147m high bungy jumps, sky diving over the Southern Alps and numerous ski resorts. There really is something for any traveller in New Zealand.