New Zealand Vacations

Every day a different New Zealand

New Zealand remains an unspoiled paradise waiting to be discovered. Be awestruck by stunning Alps, volcanoes, fjords, native forest, and perfect beaches. Trek through the engulfing wilderness and breathe in the backdrops made famous on the silver screen.
Whether you stay in a luxurious oceanside villa, a majestic mountain lodge, or a cozy campsite, you're sure to find your paradise in New Zealand.

New Zealand Things to Do
Go “black water rafting” in the North Island’s Waitomo Caves in the Waikato region or test out bungee jumping which was invented here.
Catch a rugby game with some of New Zealand’s die-hard fans. There are signs of the sport at every corner, whether it’s a young boy perfecting his kick at the park or a proud supporter wearing his team’s shirt to the mall.
Experience Maori culture—meet the local people and enjoy a hangi feast cooked in earth ovens. Maori make up 14% of the population and their history, language and traditions are central to New Zealand’s identity. 
Explore the Franz Josef Glacier on a guided walk to fit any skill level. Hike to a choice of lookout points for a bigger view of this awesome river of ice.
Savor a glass of wine on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail through stunning scenery, parks, nightlife and more, with the opportunity to taste and shop at more than 120 cellar doors, as well as a multitude of vineyard restaurants and cafés
Bask in a healing geothermal hot tub, or see more of the activity in Rotorua with geysers, hot springs, boiling mud pools and hissing craters. 
Paddle your way through Maori rock carvings on a kayak through Lake Taupo or test your skills on the fresh water of the Whanganui River with a few rapids.
See one of Kaikoura’s resident whales through a guided boat tour. In fact, Kaikoura, on the east coast of the South Island, is one of the only places in the world where you can easily see sperm whales.
Experience the real Middle-earth by visiting the Hobbiton Movie Set, featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Over 150 locations were used in the movies.
4,300 square kilometers of New Zealand’s South Island are recognized as an International Dark Sky Reserve, making it home to some of the most accessible observatories in the world for viewing constellations and shooting stars.
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