New Zealand has it all! Snow-capped mountains, tropical beaches, raging rivers, majestic fjords, steaming
hot-springs, ancient forests, spectacular caves - This entire country is a natural wonder!
If you want to see natural beauty at its absolute best - you must visit New Zealand.
New Zealand is the most beautiful country on the planet!
New Zealand is also one of the easiest countries in the world to travel around.
The roads are excellent (and almost deserted), crime rates are extremely low, there are no dangerous insects,
snakes or predators to worry about, there are no diseases or infections to guard against, the people are helpful and
friendly, the exchange-rate is massively in your favour (so your pound or your dollar goes a very long way) and
English is the native language. New Zealand is paradise for travellers.
New Zealand is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
New Zealand is made up of two large islands (the North Island and the South Island)
and several smaller islands - Stewart Island and the Chatham Islands.
New Zealand is also known as Aotearoa, which is usually translated into English as
The Land of the Long White Cloud.
The Realm of New Zealand also includes the Cook Islands and Niue, which are self-governing,
Tokelau; and the Ross Dependency (in Antarctica).
New Zealand is notable for its isolation, separated from Australia by 2000 kilometres (1250 miles).
Its closest neighbours to the north are New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga.
New Zealand has a population of about 4 million (very small for a country of this size - so lots of space!).
Around 80% of the population are of European (Mostly British) descent, with the Māori being the largest minority.
The largest city is Aukland. The capital city is Wellington. English is the native language.
Currency is the New Zealand Dollar. Exchange rate is excellent -
your money goes a long way! Credit-cards are accepted everywhere.
If you are from North America or Western Europe, you will feel right at home in New Zealand.
This is a highly developed country - with some of the greatest scenery in the world and
no crowds to pollute it or spoil it! Come to New Zealand soon - you'll have a great time!
How to get to New Zealand
New Zealand is a long way from anywhere! So the easiest way to get here is by air.
New Zealand is well connected - with several airlines flying here from all parts of the world.
There are six international airports in New Zealand.
They are located in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Queenstown, and Wellington.
The three main International Airports are Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington.
New Zealand Visa Requirements
Citizens of North America, Australia and Europe do not need Visas for visits of up to three months.
Travellers from other areas should check with their own governments before booking.
When To Visit New Zealand
New Zealand is an all year round destination. The weather here is mild and temperate.
Temperatures in the sub-tropical far north average around 25 degrees in the summer (Dec, Jan, Feb) and 16 degrees
in the winter (June, July, Aug). South Island coastal areas average around 5 degrees cooler. In the mountains
temperatures are considerably lower -especially in winter when it can drop to minus 10 - but the skiing is great!
The seasons here are opposite to those in Europe and North-America,
The best time to come is probably in your winter - New Zealand's summer. Escape the cold, you'll love it!
Getting Around New Zealand
Travelling within New Zealand is a joy. Internal flights are plentiful. Roads are excellent and un-crowded.
Railways are superb, safe and spectacularly scenic. But the best way to travel in New Zealand is by road.
Where to stay in New Zealand
New Zealand is blessed with an abundance of great places to stay.
Whatever your budget - you'll find something you like!
What to do In New Zealand
If we made a list - it would go on forever! There's so much to see and do here - you'll never be bored!
From Abseiling to White-Water Rafting, from Antarctic Encounters to Whale-Watching, you can do it all in
New Zealand. Popular activities include visiting spectacular glow-worm caves, jet-boating through canyons, kayaking
amid the worlds most spectacular scenery, skiing on pristine slopes, sailing in the Bay of Islands, walking or cruising
through majestic Fjords, whale-watching, scuba-diving, trekking, visiting the Lord of The Rings movie areas, etc etc.
And for the less active New Zealand offers an abundance of relaxing options too - including a round or two of some
wonderful golf-courses, basking on uncrowded beaches, wallowing in warm-water springs, and simply gazing at the
scenery everywhere you go.
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|Special Feature. Northland New-Zealand.
The whole of New-Zealand is stunning and
amazing - but if we had to choose just one
area to visit - it would be Northland.
|Best Luxury Hotels in New Zealand?
New-Zealand has a wealth of great places to
stay. We name our personal top 10 luxury hotels.
|Special Feature - Golf in New Zealand.
New-Zealand is golfing Heaven! Some of the
most spectacular golf courses in the world -
and hardly anyone to play them!