New Zealand’s stunning landscapes, vibrant forests, bubbling geysers, crashing waterfalls, snowy peaks, glacial fjords, amazing wildlife and great climate make it a fantastic destination for those who love the great outdoors. Divided into two islands, North Island offers a mix of fantastic beaches, cosmopolitan cities and thermal springs, while South Island offers a choice of adrenalin-inducing activities, including diving and dolphin and penguin-watching, while those seeking an epicurean experience will adore the fabulous wineries, restaurants and bars.
For dramatic landscapes you cannot beat South Island, from rugged coastlines to glaciers, subtropical rainforests to fjords and mountains to vineyards. Highlights of this spectacular island include: Kaikoura, a small coastal town with year-round whale populations, Christchurch, known as the ‘Garden City’ for its open spaces and manicured gardens, Franz Josef Glacier, a slow moving ice giant that can be viewed up close or from a helicopter and Queenstown, a stunning resort surrounded by mountains and lakes and which is the gateway to Milford Sound, the dramatic fjord with sheer vertical mountain walls and unique flora and fauna. On North Island, a must-see is the Bay of Islands north of Auckland. This region not only offers breath-taking beaches and islands, but is also an area with great significance for the Maori population and the setting for the signing of the Waitangi Treaty between the British and Maori in 1840. Further south is the volcanic town of Rotorua, where bubbling hot pools, geysers and Maori culture flourish. Other highlights of North Island are the wine-growing regions of Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa and the capital city Wellington. Contact Revere Travel to help make the holiday stress free from the moment of booking.