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New Zealand is a country of rare seismic beauty: glacial mountains, fast-flowing rivers, deep, clear lakes, hissing geysers and boiling mud. There are also abundant native forests, long, deserted beaches and a variety of fauna, such as the kiwi, endemic to its shores.

Magical Journeys to New Zealand


Popular Destinations: AucklandBay of IslandsChristchurch
Dunedin & The Otago PeninsulaFiordland & Milford SoundFranz Josef
& Fox Glacier
Mount CookQueenstownRotoruaTaupoWellington

• Auckland

Destination Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

Auckland has a warm-temperate climate, with warm, humid summers and mild, damp winters, and is the sunniest and warmest of New Zealand's main centres. Auckland is home to many cultures. The majority of inhabitants claim European - predominantly British - descent, but substantial Maori, Pacific Islander and Asian …

• Bay of Islands

Destination Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand

Bay of Islands is one of the most popular fishing, sailing and tourist destinations in the country, and has been renowned internationally for its big-game fishing since American author Zane Grey publicised it in the 1930s. It is 60 km north-west of the city of Whangarei. Cape Reinga, at the northern tip of the country, is about 210 km by road further north-west …

• Christchurch

Destination Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand

Christchurch (Maori: Otautahi) is the largest city in the South Island. It is also the second largest city and third largest urban area of New Zealand. A coastal city, the urban area is situated just south of Banks Peninsula, midway down the South Island's east coast, but the city limits encompass the peninsula …

• Dunedin & The Otago Peninsula

Destination Dunedin & The Otago Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand

Dunedin is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the Otago Region. While Tauranga, Napier-Hastings and Hamilton have eclipsed the city in population in recent years, Dunedin is still considered to be one of the four main cities for historic, cultural and geographic reasons …

• Fiordland & Milford Sound

Destination Fiordland & Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand

Fiordland's immensity can only really be appreciated from the air or water. A cruise on the crystal-clear water of Milford Sound is the most easily accessible trip you can do on any of Fiordland's famous sounds. It comes complete with seals, dolphins and an almost guaranteed downpour of rain that creates a spectacular deluge of cascading waterfalls …

• Franz Josef & Fox Glacier

Destination Franz Josef & Fox Glacier, South Island, New Zealand

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, amidst the greenery and lushness of a temperate rainforest …

• Mount Cook

Destination Mount Cook, South Island, New Zealand

Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand, reaching 3,754 metres. It lies in the Southern Alps, the mountain range which runs the length of the South Island. A popular tourist destination, it is also a favourite challenge for mountain climbers. Aoraki / Mount Cook consists of three summits lying slightly south and east of the main divide …

• Queenstown

Destination Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand

Queenstown is a centre for adventure tourism. Skiing, jet boating, whitewater rafting, bungy jumping, mountain biking, skateboarding, tramping and fly fishing are all strong promotional themes. Queenstown is a major centre for snow sports in New Zealand, with people from all over the country travelling to ski at the four main mountain skifields …

• Rotorua

Destination Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand

Rotorua is home to not only geothermal interests, but botanical gardens and some interesting historic architecture. Known as a spa town and major tourist resort for more than a century, many of the buildings hint at this history. The formal Government Gardens close to the lakeshore at the eastern end …

• Taupo

Destination Taupo, North Island, New Zealand

Taupo is located at the outlet of Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake, in the northeast part of the lake where it discharges to the Waikato River. The river flows over the spectacular Huka Falls, a short distance north of the town. Taupo is a centre of volcanic and geothermal activity and hot springs suitable for bathing …

• Wellington

Destination Wellington, North Island, New Zealand

Wellington showcases a variety of architectural styles from the past 150 years - nineteenth century wooden cottages, such as the Italianate Katherine Mansfield Birthplace in Thorndon, some streamlined Art Deco structures such as the old Wellington Free Ambulance headquarters, the City Gallery, and the Former Post and Telegraph Building …

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New Zealand is the place to experience any number of vigorous outdoor activities - hiking, skiing, rafting and, of course, that perennial favorite, bungy jumping - await the adventurous. You can swim with dolphins, gambol with newborn lambs, whale-watch or fish for trout …

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New Zealand is a temperate island nation in the South Pacific Ocean. A former British colony, the majority of the population is of European descent, with a sizeable indigenous Maori minority and smaller minorities of Polynesian and other groups …

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