Holidaying in New Zealand
Lying in the endless blue expanse of the South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is a country of simply stunning natural beauty.
Rugged mountain ranges tower majestically over rolling green hills, pristine rivers snake and wind their way through tropical forest and vast open plains, black and golden sand beaches lead to picturesque coves and stunning blue lagoons.
New Zealand has simply breathtaking volcanoes and geothermal areas. Hot, bubbling mud and water pools and steaming, spouting geysers add further to the visual allure of this paradise of the Pacific.
The south-west corner of New Zealand's south Island is home to spectacular fjords, alpine lakes and jutting ice-capped mountains, waterfalls cascade majestically into the clear,clean waters.
There's more to New Zealand though than just it's beautiful scenery, much more. For wine lovers why not take a trip on the
Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, venturing through Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa, Wellington and Marlborough, regions that are synonymous with producing New Zealands world-class wine.
Foodies love it here, New Zealand's temperate climate makes ideal growing conditions for fresh, delicious food. The country's cuisine has been described as Pacific Rim, taking inspiration from Europe, Asia and Polynesia, this fusion of styles and flavours has produced a mouth-watering array of dishes. There's a plentiful choice of traditional New Zealand dishes too, including lamb, crayfish, salmon, oysters and scallops, all fresh and bursting with flavour.
As you'd expect from the country that invented bungy jumping, New Zealand has a thriving and exciting adventure sports scene, the amazing natural surroundings are put to good use. The fast-flowing rivers are ideal for white-water rafting and jet boating, whilst abseiling and climbing,skiing and snowboarding are also popular activities.