New Zealand. The last country in the world to be ‘discovered’ by Europeans; the largest Pacific island, and a land isolated and adrift from the rest of the world for millions of years. A country of stunning and diverse natural beauty including jagged mountains, steep fiords, pristine lakes, raging rivers, peaceful farm land, scenic beaches, and active volcanic features. From the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South Island, New Zealand presents an ever-changing spectacle of unique and differing shades, colours, flora and fauna. Offering an adventure twist to nature it is the home of activities ranging from jet boating through shallow gorges and bung jumping off anything high enough to give a thrill, to skiing, tramping and fishing !
From sub-tropical Northland with its beautiful remote beaches and ancient Kauri forests, through the central volcanic plateau with lakes and mountains contrasting with the lushness of sunny Hawkes Bay’s orchards and award-winning vineyards.
The diversity of the South Island features the wine growing region of Marlborough; Nelson’s remote and stunning Abel Tasman National Park; whale watching at Kaikoura; penguins and the historical buildings in coastal Oamaru. The majestic beauty of the Southern Lakes region surrounded by mountains where the world famous resorts of Queenstown and Wanaka beckon. Or cross to the rugged forested West Coast nestled between the Southern Alps and the Tasman Sea.
Not forgetting the cosmopolitan cities of Auckland and Christchurch which offer international and boutique shopping, fine dining, bars and casinos.