Where to start? In addition to gorgeous surrounding coastal landscapes that offer water lovers an amazing playground, New Zealand has a varied landscape with a collection of green lush forests, vineyards, rich farmlands, olive groves, and so much more! So no matter what type of holiday you wish to make, New Zealand is the ideal location for you to host a relaxing getaway, an action-packed adventure, or a trip that encompasses both.
No matter what plans you make while in New Zealand, one aspect that you will surely fall in love with is the breath-taking scenery.
Whether it is the city destinations, open plains of farmlands, or the varying degrees of heights of its protruding mountainous landscapes, New Zealand is bountiful in presenting the best of Mother Nature.
Winter poses the ideal snow playground for ski enthusiasts, while offering the perfect destination to soak in picturesque views of snow covered mountain peaks, rivers, and creeks.
Summer time sees the landscapes open up and provide awe inspiring settings with the lands boasting life and colour.
Hit the ground running (or walking!) and indulge in the surrounding landscapes by enjoying the pristine and picturesque environments of the many national parks on offer.
Soak in the refreshing atmosphere and fall in love with the natural and unspoilt beauty along your journey.
So don't forget to add one (or more) of there national parks to your itinerary and delve into the simplicity, yet captivating, outdoor setting.
If boxes, super pipes, and rails is more your language, then you will instantly fall in love with the many snow playgrounds teeming with opportunities for snowboarders to indulge in some snow fun.
Carve it up at Coronet Peak, Ohau, Cardrona, Treble Cone, Mt Ruapehu, Mt Hutt, Mt Lyford, Turoa, or Porter Heights - these are just to name a few.
If you love to hit the slopes for a fast paced ski journey or prefer to indulge in a leisurely cruise down a trail, New Zealand offers a smorgasbord of choice for snow activities.
Serving up the perfect conditions for skiing, snowshoeing, heliskiing, and snowboarding, all snow enthusiasts can delve deep into creating an action-packed getaway.
Boasting a well renowned international reputation for its alpine landscapes and catering to all levels of experience, New Zealand attracts plenty of winter holiday makers. So join in the fun and add a snow adventure to your 'must-do' list.
Photos don't do these magnificent and majestic creatures justice. So consider embarking on a whale watching adventure and discover a hidden treasure of the ocean.
Sharing the open waters with a creature that offers a wondrous visual spectacle with its casual exploration of its underwater world, is both an intense and enthralling experience.
Your whale watching adventure will also take you on an alluring journey with the opportunity to observe a range of captivating ocean wildlife that include:
Sea birds are also on the list of animals to keep an eye out for, so don't forget to scan the open skies to capture an Albatross, Petrel, or Shearwater riding the air waves above.
Top Tip: Kaikoura is top choice for engaging in a whale watching adventure. Contact Whale Watch Kaikoura Ltd for more information on +64 3 319 6767.
To entice you with ideas for things you can experience and explore, we have decided to offer a snippet of what you can achieve within just the Auckland region of New Zealand.
Tantalise your taste buds and enjoy the delights of the local cuisine at one of the many award winning restaurants of New Zealand. If you love fine dining then you cannot go past Clooney, and for smart dining it has to be Cibo. The French Café tops the list for the best beverage menu, and if a casual bistro environment is preferred then Depot Eatery & Oyster Bar is for you.
Take your love of food to new heights by visiting Auckland's Sky Tower. With a height of 328 metres, this tower is the tallest in New Zealand and provides visitors the opportunity to take in panoramic views of the region. Enjoy a meal or light refreshment and experience a new level of dining!
New Zealand's food and wine locations are endless. There are varied restaurants, bars, and cafes that each have their own unique menus, signature dishes, and dining atmospheres dotted all throughout this spectacular location.
If the open road and all its intriguing landscapes are calling to you, then hiring a car is a top choice to aid in ticking off all on your to-do list. From exploring new destinations to embarking on a journey of discovery and fun, you will find renting a car provides you with a greater flexibility for getting out and about at your own pace.