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".
Time Difference: GMT +12 hours
Currency: New Zealand Dollar
North Island, New Zealand
New Zealand has a mainly temperate climate with the North Island experiencing subtropical weather during the summer months (December to February). The average rainfall is high in New Zealand, ranging from 600 to 1500 mm spread across the year. Summer temperatures average 20 degrees Celsius.
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 Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers and Kinloch Club.
One of the best ways to discover Lake Rotorua is by the breath-taking excitement on board a Jet boat. You can visit landmarks such as Mokoia Island and Sulphur Bay and take in their historic significands. All safety wear, spray jackets to keep you warm and dry, and lifejackets are provided.