Perhaps the most surprising islands on earth, New Zealand blitzes tourists with scenic variety, one-off wildlife, sporting heroes, Maori culture, fresh food, fine wine, funky festivals and prototype adventures to scare and to dare!
The more populated North Island boasts Auckland the largest city, Wellington the capital city, sub tropical islands, thermal mud and geysers, rugged national parks, the longest river, largest lake and a collection of volcanoes that aren’t quite asleep!
The South Island seems designed as a natural theme park! As well as numerous lakes, glaciers, rainforest, fiords and rivers, the Southern Alps are home to 22 different ski fields, breathtaking resort towns, fantastic rail trail or multi day walks. Rust never sleeps and neither does Queenstown, offering an adventure menu of terror by day and party buzz at night.
Join some wacky festivals to celebrate winter, wild food, seafood, ironman and the iconic Coast to Coast, but for a different call of the wild see rare albatross, penguins, dolphins and whales along unspoiled coasts and enjoy the English flavour and Scottish heritage of Christchurch and Dunedin.