EXPERIENCE NATURE'S MAJESTY, GREAT WINE AND MAORI CULTURE ON A NEW ZEALAND VACATION
set off on unique and amazing experiences.
take the time to hike about or explore her wilderness.
hobbit and wizard encounters are at your peril.
Experience an absolute paradise on a New Zealand vacation, a country of considerable beauty that fulfills nearly every expectation: awe-inspiring lush landscapes with rugged mountains, extreme volcanic terrain and ancient glaciers, green vistas and splendid beaches — all the better enjoyed with a glass of New Zealand wine.
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Spent over two weeks traveling from the North Island to the South Island in New Zealand.
Hotels & Resorts in New Zealand
New Zealand hotels and lodges offer a wide range, from five-star luxury to shared-bathroom inns. The best are its luxury lodges; budget permitting, we recommend at least one (if not more) of these during your New Zealand vacation.
Did you know?
New Zealand is the only country to have a government appointed wizard. Official duties include cheering up the populace and casting spells.
New Zealand has more than 400 golf courses, more per capita than anywhere else in the world.
The longest place name ever? Taumatawhakatangihangaoauauotameteaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu
New Zealand is tied with Denmark as the least corrupt nation in the world.
New Zealand is believed to be located on Zealandia, a potential eighth continent, 94% of which is underwater.
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Things to See and Do
While the culture is fantastic, you’re also likely not find cities as beautiful and friendly as Auckland and Christchurch.
So, what should you do once you’ve seen the Auckland sites and investigated the melding of Maori tradition and British influence that is modern New Zealand? The most popular things to see and do in New Zealand include walking through the Hobbiton set used in the Jackson films, touring the glaciers and waterfalls of Milford Sound or Fjordland National Park on the South Island, taking a tour of the Waitomo Caves system on the North Island, and exploring the vineyards to get a taste of the excellent wines produced there.
The most popular things to see and do in New Zealand include walking through the Hobbiton set used in the Jackson films, touring the glaciers and waterfalls of Milford Sound or Fjordland National Park on the South Island, taking a tour of the Waitomo Caves system on the North Island, and exploring the vineyards to get a taste of the excellent wines produced there.
Once you’ve toured the glaciers and fjords, seen where Bilbo and Frodo both grew up, and visited a Maori cultural heritage site or museum, you may be wondering what else New Zealand has to offer travelers who are willing to venture off the beaten path. Read on for a few suggestions about unique experiences that await you in the land of the Kiwi.
If you’re the type of person who just can’t wait for summer to be over because ski season will be just around the corner, take heart – you can always travel to New Zealand during their winter for some of the best skiing in the world. Cardrona Alpine Resort maintains a full size half pipe and attracts some of the world’s finest Northern Hemisphere skiers looking for a place to train, or just to have fun when there’s no snow in the North.
Why not stalk the wild kiwi bird on Stewart Island? After all, the kiwi (fruit and bird) is emblematic of the country. The Maori used to hunt them for both meat and feathers, but have stopped now that development in the birds’ habitats has endangered them. You can still see them emerge from the forest at night on Stewart Island, or in one of their other protected areas.
Take in a rugby match during your stay, or one of the other “crazy” activities that the “kiwis” have taken a liking to, such as bungee jumping or zorbing. When it comes to professional sports, though, rugby is New Zealand’s national sport and they have the fans and the teams to live up to it. The country boasts the world’s most decorated team in the world, the New Zealand All Blacks.
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