You will receive a warm welcome from the 'Kiwis'
It's easy to be passionate about New Zealand, the warmth of the people, the breathtaking scenery and an entire Maori culture to absorb.
If you are planning a visit to New Zealand, our recommendation is that you take the time to visit both islands, the contrast is huge.
Head for the North Island where you will find beaches, the Tongariro National Park and the cafe culture of Wellington. You will also find sweeping mountains, steaming geysers and Auckland, "the city of sails".
The South of the island is home to an amazing amount of wildlife. This is definitely the place to go for all animal lovers.
Time Difference: GMT +12 hours
Currency: New Zealand Dollar
New Zealand has a mainly temperate climate with the North Island experiencing subtropical weather during the summer months (December to February), and temperatures in the upland areas of the South Island during Winter (June to August) falling as low as -10 degrees Celsius. The average rainfall is high in New Zealand, ranging from 600 to 1500 mm spread across the year.
Dolphin and Whale Watching
One of the best places to head for, if you would like to experience the wonders of nature, is Kaikoura where you can spot magnificent sperm whales. Situated on the east coast of the South Island, there’s also the opportunity to see dolphins, Orca Killer Whales and Humpback Whales.
New Zealand is home to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogy, with more than 150 film locations spread out on both the North and South Islands. You can actually visit the Hobbiton Movie Set where Frodo and Bilbo Bagin’s escapades began. The complex is situated about 15Km from the town of Matamata.
With more than 400 golf courses, New Zealand is a fantastic destination for golf enthusiasts. There’s stunning scenery, magnificent coastline and fabulous weather for you to enjoy the perfect round. Some of the top courses are Millbrook Resort, Jack’s Point, Kauri Cliffs and The Hills.