The Land of the Long White Cloud is one of Mother Nature’s true triumphs. Underlying New Zealand’s physical attractions – subtropical forests, beaches and offshore islands in the north to glaciers, lakes, snow-covered mountains and large flat plains in the south – is an epic survival story of unique plants and animals. Here you can find flightless kiwi, weka and the endangered kakapo.
New Zealand is also recognized for its world class wines manufactured particularly in Hawkes Bay and Marlborough, the two leading wine regions. Another charm of the place is its rich and fascinating history, reflecting a unique mix of Māori and European culture. Featuring an organic blend of contemporary culture and tribal tradition, New Zealand’s wondrous wineries, cultured cities and phenomenal peaks will inspire your spirit and stir your soul.
Perched on a narrow isthmus between Waitemata and Manukau harbours, Auckland – the ‘City of Sails’ – offers diverse easily accessible activities and adventures. Auckland is a sizable Asian community rubs shoulders with the biggest Polynesian population making it the largest Polynesian city in the world. The traditional Kiwi aspiration for a freestanding house on a quarter-acre section has resulted in a vast, sprawling city. Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanting holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping, and you’re beginning to get the picture of Auckland, New Zealand, our largest and most diverse city. The city’s mix of urban sophistication and coastal setting has inspired a lifestyle that regularly ranks in the world’s top 10.
Interwoven by two river linking parks, gardens and avenues and bordered by the Port Hills and the Pacific Ocean, Christchurch is situated on the Canterbury Plains with the Southern Alps as a majestic backdrop.
Give your full concentration at the beauty of the Garden City by discovering the charm of the award-winning Christchurch Botanic Gardens that features the finest collections of exotic and native plants found in New Zealand. Experience polar life at the International Antarctic Centre; Dive into aviation history at the Air Force Museum; Relax as you float down the Avon River on a punt and see the rare kiwi at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Experience the incredible Maori culture at Marae, have a magnificient view of the city at Christchurch Gondola and chill out at Lyttleton Harbor. For a kick of the old New Zealand, together with that cherished Maori experience, Christchurch can be hardly neglected.
Queenstown, the “Adventure Capital of the World”, is truly the perfect place to bungee jump, snowboard, paraglide, white water raft, skydive, hang glide, jetski, and drive quadbikes to your heart’s content.
Being true to its title, you can also relax on the scenic walks, flights, and cruises, taking in the vast lakes, rushing rivers, and awe-inspiring mountains of this adventure paradise. Another unique feature of this place is its natural beauty that changes with the seasons: the lake gleans in the summer sun, and snow clad mountains tower above the township in winter. Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown’s stunning scenery is inspiring and revitalising. With such a huge range of activities in Queenstown, no two days will ever be the same.