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.
In New Zealand
Experience Queenstown Delights
Not only is Queenstown a beautiful and peaceful location nestled amidst the Southern Alps on the shore of Lake Wakatipu, it is also offers thrill to...
Experience Tramping the Milford Track
At one time labeled "the finest walk in the world," the famed Milford Track starts at the head of Lake Te Anau and finishes in Piopiotahi/Milford...
Experience Luxury Cruising Bay of Islands
Enjoy a private charter aboard a vessel offering you a totally unique way to experience New Zealand's famous Bay of Islands. Your cruising experience includes a...
Experience America’s Cup Foiling Adventure
Come and live out your America's Cup dream with a ride on the world's first foiling charter catamaran. Experience the rush that Team New Zealand felt...
Experience Maori Cultural Experience
Begin the morning with a private transfer to a "marae" or local Maori meeting house, on the shore of Lake Rotoiti and experience a genuine Maori...
Experience Lake Hawea Rafting
Travel by luxury vehicle to a private river base. Change into wetsuits and "put in" below Lake Hawea. The Hawea is a grade two river with...
New Zealand Travel Experts
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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.
Award winning; with fly-fishing, heli-flight-seeing, jet boating, hiking or horse riding.
A legendary retreat offering, relaxation, authentic adventure and exquisite cuisine.
Treetops Lodge & Estate
A unique wildlife retreat within 800-year old native forest, and 43 miles of adventure trails.
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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