New Zealand is the last landmass on earth to be discovered, making it the youngest country. Its awesome landscapes, wide open space, lush forests, amazing wildlife and pleasant climate make it a haven for many outdoor activities and a great place to unwind on any luxury holiday, topped with delicious wine and farm to table produce.
Split into two islands, the North Island is home to the cosmopolitan city of Auckland and its volcanic activity. Head to Rotorua for its thermal spring, hot mud spa and take a helicopter ride to the active volcanoes. Fans of “Lord of the Ring”, get ready to step into Middle Earth, where scenes from the movies come to life at the Shire of Hobbiton. When in North Island, do not miss out learning more about the Maori culture which is more keenly felt here.
The South Island of New Zealand is superlative in natural beauty, boasting soaring mountains carved from the Southern Alps, dramatic fjords, and azure lakes. Queenstown is the adventure mecca, with many adrenaline activities to choose from. If you prefer a less heart dropping activity, the South Island is blessed with many beautiful hiking trails and wildlife. Take to the air chasing the whales, swim with the dusky dolphins, do a glacier landing…the list is endless.
New Zealand can be visited all year round, as each season offers something different.
Summer (Dec – Feb) is the busiest months. It is the perfect time for adventure, day walks, scenic drives, visiting wineries, picking fruits and many more activities.
Autumn (Mar – May) is perfect to catch the beautiful foliage with a pleasant weather. The most spectacular foliage can be found in Queenstown, Central Otago and Christchurch.
Winter (Jun-Aug) is great for winter sports for skiing
Spring (Sep-Nov) is a beautiful time to visit, with the countryside flushed with new greenery and baby lambs.