New Zealand is a beautiful country surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea. On this map you can see the North and the South Islands, both unique and well worth exploring. Two large cities are located on North Island: Auckland and Wellington. Christchurch lies on the South Island and is famous for its adventure activities. Queenstown is also a good town to visit if you are interested in trying different sports, from skydiving to hiking and mountain biking.
The country is stunningly beautiful and was the site of the movie Lord of the Rings. There are beautiful mountains, lakes and coastal areas. Whether you are a golfer, spa fan or a bird watching enthusiast, there is something for everyone.
Accommodationsrange from cozy B&B’s to luxurious hideaways fit for a queen (literally, since the British Queen has stayed there).
If you are looking to relax on the beach for a few days, head to Karikari Peninsula which has many sandy secluded beaches. You can go snorkeling and scuba diving. The drive takes about four hours from Auckland, shown on this map.
Christchurch at the foot of the Southern Alps, is a starting point for exploring the coast or the mountains. It’s the largest city on the South Island and the third largest in the country. There are more than ten ski areas to choose from nearby, wine trails, national parks and unique wildlife. Waipara wine festival in March celebrates the wine growing community. If you plan your trip then, you can sample some of the top wines along with gourmet food.
New Zealand is a spectacular country to visit, whether you are planning a honeymoon or looking for adventure. There are unique spas, restaurants, and best of all, the unspoiled nature to look forward to.