From cruising the magical fiords of Milford Sound to sipping award-winning wines in stunning vineyards, New Zealand has a diverse variety of unforgettable experiences, all in just one amazing country. New Zealand is a counrty which mixes traditional Maori culture with modern cities, charming villages and vast expanses of untouched wilderness. The islands are home to dense native forests, mountains, beaches, glaciers, thermal regions and fiords all of which offer a wealth of opportunities for outdoor activities for young and ‘young at heart’ alike.
Franz Josef Glacier. The Franz Josef is a 12 km long glacier located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Together with the Fox Glacier, 20 km to the south, it is unique in descending from the Southern Alps to less than 300 metres above sea level…..
The Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands is an area in the Northland Region of the North Island of New Zealand. Located 60 km north-west of Whangarei, it is close to the northern tip of the country. It is one of the most popular fishing, sailing and tourist destinations in the country….
Ninety Mile Beach. Ninety Mile Beach is actually about 58 miles in length and got its name from the estimate which the early farmers in the area used when bringing their cattle to market. They figured they could drive their livestock 30 miles per day and it would take them three days to make the trip….
Cadbury World. In July 2003 another Cadbury World was opened in Dunedin, New Zealand. It is located in the Cadbury Factory site at 280 Cumberland St, close to the city centre near the Octagon. This is one of the largest factories in Dunedin that also offers tours and has become very popular with tourists visiting Dunedin……
Hobbiton. In September 1998 Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema discovered the Alexander family farm during an aerial search for suitable film sites for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. The fantastic views and rolling countryside of the Alexander Farm closely resembled that of The Shire as described by author, J.R.R Tolkien….
Great Lake Taupo. Lake Taupo is a lake situated in the North Island of New Zealand and it is the largest lake by surface area in New Zealand. It is drained by the Waikato River (New Zealand’s longest river), while its main tributaries are the Waitahanui River, the Tongariro River, and the Tauranga Taupo River.