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New Zealand is a land of many climates, vistas, and unique species of flora (plants) and fauna (animals) which made it the prime location for the filming of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy. New Zealand is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean just southeast of Australia, and it is comprised of two main landmasses of islands, in addition to many other smaller islands. New Zealand is a rather small country with a population of only four million people living on the North and South Islands making it similar in size to Great Britain or Japan.
New Zealand – Things to Do
Aoraki / Mt Cook – Follow the steps of New Zealand’s most famous son to the country’s highest mountain, visit the Sir Edmund Hilary Alpine Centre and explore this beautiful Alpine region.
Bay of Islands – Pack up a rod and follow the big fish up to the Russell peninsula. Super-size your catch with a chartered fishing trip or kick back and enjoy the surf.
Otago Rail Trail – Follow in the tracks of steam trains from yesteryear with a leisurely cycling holiday or walking trip in the golden region of Otago.
Punakaiki National Park – It’s always Pancake Day at Punakaiki… Here you can view stunning limestone rock formations and blowholes on the rugged and wild West Coast of the South Island.
Queenstown – The ‘Adventure Capital’ of New Zealand offers truly great walks, as well as bungy-jumping, jet boating, horse-riding, rafting, paragliding and more.
Rotorua – Literally a visitor hotspot, view natural geothermal waters, geysers and mud pools and indulge in activities such as cycling, zorbing, fishing and walking.
Southern Sounds – Take scenic cruises to savour the waters and hanging valleys of Milford and Doubtful Sounds and enjoy viewing their abundant marine and birdlife.
Waitangi – Soak up the history at the birthplace of modern New Zealand and stand in the spot where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed.
Waitomo – Get ready to glow.. Explore the labyrinths of Waitomo’s many caves and be enchanted by the mesmerizing lights of thousands of glowworms.
Whakaari – Adventure on Whakaari (White Island), home to New Zealand’s largest active volcano, walking tracks and world-famous scuba sites.