New Zealand is a traveller’s playground. Whether it is mountains, lakes, beaches or forests there is something here for everyone. The hardest part of your trip will be deciding what to do, with so much to choose from, brace yourself for a trip that will last long in the memory.
The country is made up of 29 regions, which stretch more than 1600 kilometres across two main islands – North & South Island. The capital, Wellington, can be found on the northern half; conveniently it sits at the bottom tip of the Island next to the Cook Strait, which separates the Islands. The great thing about New Zealand is that it is relatively compact, so it is easy to travel around, you can hire a car or campervan, take a boat or catch a plane and see the country for yourself relatively easily.
The first thing you’ll notice when you land is the friendly and down to earth people that inhabit this country. Then there is the culture; the strong presence of Māori and non-Māori Pacifics Islanders adds a layer of history and culture to this country that is deeply interesting and fascinating. Of course this is represented best in the New Zealand rugby team, the back-to-back world cup champions!
As your plane descends to land, you will notice the incredible, varied scenery that makes up this country. It’s diversity means you can go from unspoilt beaches one day to rainforests the next, while there are also mountains, lakes, glaciers and amazingly volcanoes. Whatever you set out to do, this is a trip of a lifetime.