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  • New Zealand Hotels , Flights and Travel Packages
  • New Zealand Hotels , Flights and Travel Packages
  • New Zealand Hotels , Flights and Travel Packages
  • New Zealand Hotels , Flights and Travel Packages
  • New Zealand Hotels , Flights and Travel Packages
  • New Zealand Hotels , Flights and Travel Packages
  • New Zealand Hotels , Flights and Travel Packages
  • New Zealand Hotels , Flights and Travel Packages

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New Zealand is known in the native Maori language as Aotearoa, often translated as The land of the long white cloud.New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: mountain peaks, fiords, lakes, rivers, and active volcanic features. The islands are inhabited many species of unique fauna, including the elusive kiwi, which has become the national symbol. The Maori culture continues to play an important part in everyday New Zealand life, and there are abundant opportunities for the visitor to understand and experience the history and the present day form of Maori life. The country is sparsely populated, but easily accessible. New Zealand has modern visitor facilities, and developed transportation networks. New Zealand often adds an adventure twist to nature, and is the home of jetboating through shallow gorges, and bungy jumping off anything high enough to give a thrill.

New Zealand scenery has long been a major tourist attraction, so spectacular it leaves many lost for words. You need to see it to understand, just describing it is not enough. Mind you, if you have seen some recent movies that were made in New Zealand, you probably have seen it and not realized. Those spectacular scenery in the Lord of the Rings trilogy is of New Zealand landscapes. Selected highlights are:
Fiordland and Milford Sound - they built the road here, including a tunnel under the mountains, just for the tourists.
Queenstown on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and with the other Southern Lakes in easy reach.
Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers - in the Westland region.
Mount Cook - New Zealand's highest mountain, in the heart of the Southern Alps.
The Canterbury plains.
Mount Ruapehu and Lake Taupo - volcanoes with lakes in them.
White Island, one of New Zealand's more active volcanoes.
Bay of Islands, where the Waitangi treaty house can be found and the place where New Zealand's founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, was signed. The copies are now held by the Archives New Zealand in Wellington.
Ninety Mile Beach

Outdoor and adventure activities include:  Abseiling Waitomo -  Aerial sightseeing (helicopter and fixed-wing) - Birdwatching - Black water rafting (cave rafting) -  Boat Tours  Bungy Jump Queenstown, Auckland, Lake Taupo - the modern bungy jump was invented here by New Zealander A.J. Hackett. -  Canoeing and kayaking on rivers and lakes - Canyoning - Caving Waitomo, Nelson, South Island West Coast - Climbing -  Diving - Fishing - Four wheel driving - Golf - Hiking - Horse trekking -  Hot-air ballooning - Hunting - Jetskiing - Kite surfing - Museums - Nature tours - Rafting -  Sailing - Skydiving - Surfing - Swimming with dolphins Kaikoura, Bay of Islands - Swimming with seals
Whale watching Kaikoura - White water rafting Fox Glacier - White water sledging / dam dropping - Windsurfing - Zoos .

New zealand Cities & Attractions : the top10 most prominent settlements from north to south are :

North Island:
Auckland - "The City of Sails" - largest and most populated conurbation, with over a million in the metropolitan area, making it the largest in New Zealand by far
Hamilton - 128km south of Auckland, capital of the Waikato, home to the Chiefs (super 14 rugby) and the Magic ( ANZ cup netball). On the banks of the mighty Waikato River. Leafy.
Tauranga - known for its great weather, sun and beach, Tauranga is a great holiday spot.
Rotorua - famous for Maori culture, geysers and beautiful hot pools.
Napier - "Art Deco capital of NZ" The city was destroyed by an earthquake in 1931. Rebuilt in the style of art deco. Also famous as a wine region especially Bordeaux style reds and Cape Kidnappers. Home to a renowned golf course and the gannet breeding grounds and wildlife sanctuary.
Wellington - the national capital, also known as "The Windy City" - Parliament and the Beehive and the wonderful, free Te Papa museum.
South Island:
Nelson - Safe and friendly, with New Zealand's highest sunshine hours. Nelson is the geographic centre of the country and surrounded by incredible coastal and mountain scenary, three stunning national parks, vineyards and orchards. Nelson is also well known for its strong art culture and excellent cuisine.
Christchurch - The Garden City and the Air Gateway to Antarctica as well as Gateway to the South Islands famous motorcycle rides.
Queenstown - adrenalin and adventure capital of the world, where you can skydive, bungy jump, jet-boat, thrill yourself to your hearts content
Dunedin - the Edinburgh of the South, proud of its Scots heritage, chocolate factory, Southern Albatross colony and its wonderful tramping tracks within a short drive from the CBD
Invercargill - the southernmost city and one of the very few places to see a living Tuatara

Other destinations : New Zealand has a wealth of national parks, rural areas and other out-of-the-way places that are worth a visit. Nine of the best are listed below from north to south, but there are many more in the various regions of the country.
Bay of Islands - Pretty spot in the North Island with historical significance.
Coromandel Peninsula - Rugged coastline with plenty of beaches and hiking opportunities just one and a half hours from Auckland.
Taupo - Trout fishing and adventure activities in the central North Island.
Tongariro National Park - Three volcanoes, two skifields and one of the most popular hikes in the country.
Hawke's Bay - Wineries in the hills and art deco architecture in Napier.
Abel Tasman National Park - Golden sand beaches, kayaking and the Abel Tasman Coastal Track.
Westland National Park - Home of the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers.
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park - Lots of hiking opportunities and New Zealand's highest mountain.
Milford Sound - Beautiful fiord in Fiordland National Park.

New Zealand Flights & Airports : There are international airports at Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown. The main gateways are Auckland and Christchurch, with Auckland servicing more than 20 destinations and a dozen airlines, and direct connections from Christchurch to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Singapore, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile and Tokyo. The others are largely restricted to flights from Australia. Due to its large Polynesian and Melanesian expatriate communities, New Zealand has extensive direct flight options to South Pacific nations such as Samoa, Fiji, Tonga and the Cook Islands.

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