New Zealand is a fantastic holiday destination for every type of traveller – from  the nature loving to the thrill seeking.

The three main cities have utterly different atmospheres and characters; don’t assume that if you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all. Christchurch is cultured and retains its colonial charm whereas Wellington has all the attractions of a capital and is packed with parks, theatres and restaurants. Finally Auckland is the lively “big city” of New Zealand (although visitors will find it a lot more laid back than its reputation implies).

The same goes for the abundant rural areas: there’s more variety than you’ll first expect, and sometimes you have to look a little closer to see what’s really happening.

What might at first appear to be a typical European wooded hillside may turn out to be unique temperate rain forest, all ferns, evergreens and flightless birds, clinging to the side of an active volcano!

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter on great deals and new destinations:

Your privacy is important - you can unsubscribe anytime.