Holidays to New Zealand

 

Ever since the famous Lord of the Rings saga was filmed in New Zealand, everyone’s favourite Kiwi country has gone to the top of the list of destinations to visit. It offers incredibly diverse nature and unique wildlife, including the endearing and endangered Kiwi bird, as well as rugby, mesmerising Maori culture, the friendly people, wineries, adrenaline sports and more.

A relatively small island nation compared to its Australian neighbour, New Zealand does not fail to deliver in wowing its visitors with its majestic beauty. With only 4.5 million inhabitants spread over two islands roughly the size of England, there is an endless number of peaceful and spectacular regions for you to explore.

 

Emilie Persijn
Travel Designer
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Emilie has travelled extensively through Australia and New Zealand during her working holiday. Her favourite thing about the region is the nature, the wildlife and the laid-back vibe with the beach being the focal point of day to day life… there are so many reasons to keep going back again and again!

Trip Ideas in New Zealand

Although they are only divided by the 22km wide Cook Strait, the North and South Island offer each a very different scenery from one another. The North Island has more of a temperate climate and has more lush scenery filled with rainforest, lakes, beautiful beaches and geothermal wonders. This is also where Māori culture is still very much alive and the best place to learn the haka! The South Island on the other hand has a lot more dramatic scenery with the Southern Alps along the west coast and Queenstown as the adventure capital of New Zealand, Fiordland in both the and of course the famous Marlborough wine region with its world-renowned sauvignon blanc is located here. Our expert Travel Designers have curated the trip ideas shown below to inspire your next trip to this spectacular land. Whether you're looking for a family adventure learning all about the unique wildlife, you want to learn the haka or you are ready for some adventure on the South Island, we will create and adapt your bespoke itinerary to New Zealand until it's perfect for you.

Places to go in New Zealand

With buzzy Auckland at the top end and mesmerising natural scenery such as the Coromandel Peninsula, the North Island is a great destination for a bit of city life in combination with an escape to nature. Centrally located Rotorua is the best place to experience the fascinating Māori culture with the fascinating subterranean phenomena such as boiling mud and steamy geysers. And don’t miss Hawke’s Bay for its phenomenal wines and Art Deco architecture. With the Southern Alps lining the west coast of the South Island, Fiordland in the south with the magnificent Milford Sound and Marlborough with its jaw-dropping headlands and fabulous wines, this island will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Queenstown and closely located Wanaka are where you want to go if you are up for some adventure and Christchurch on the east coast of the island is definitely worth a visit to witness how a city rebuilds itself from scratch after the massive earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.

Map of New Zealand