Information for Travelers
New Zealand is located in the southwestern Pacific and consists of 2 main islands, both formed by volcanoes and glaciation.
Traveling around New Zealand is now very easy and few destinations offer so many amazing natural wonders packed into such a small area.
The capital of Wellington on the North Island is home to the great national museum Te Papa Tongarewa.
Nature created New Zealand with the surreal beauty of a movie set.
Snow-capped peaks, sparkling coves, coastal glaciers, rainforests, fjords and fish-filled rivers are some of the treasures travelers can explore.
Thanks to its dramatic topography, New Zealand is a hotspot for adrenaline-fueled sports.
Rafting, luging, jet boating, heli-skiing, skydiving, hiking and mountain biking complete the list of outdoor adventures, and the country is home to one of the highest bungee jumps in the world.
Self-drive holidays are popular, and the country's diverse accommodations range from quaint inns and eco-lodges to some of the most luxurious hotels in the world.
Blessed with two sparkling harbours, Auckland, the 'City of Sails', is New Zealand's largest city and the most populous Polynesian city in the world.
Three hours' drive north of Auckland, the beautiful Bay of Islands is one of the country's most popular holiday destinations.
More than 144 islands dot the sparkling bay, making it a sailing and yachting paradise.
Bird watchers, wildlife enthusiasts and seafood aficionados will love the charming coastal village of Kaikoura.
Nestled between the Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean, Kaikoura offers excellent coastal walks and popular whale watching tours.
In addition to sperm whales and humpbacks, passengers can spot seals, dolphins and a wide variety of birds, including the graceful albatross.
A World Heritage Site, Fiordland National Park protects some of the country's most spectacular scenery.
Glaciers carved out this dramatic landscape, sculpting the famous fjords of Milford, Dusky and Doubtful Sounds.
Wellington's spectacular Mount Victoria and the South Island's Fiordland and Southern Lakes regions served as the backdrop for Tolkien's mythical Middle-earth in filmmaker Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
In Rotorua, one of the largest geothermal areas in the world, visitors can witness the powerful forces that gave rise to these landscapes in the bubbling mud lakes and hissing springs.
Read about New Zealand in Wikipedia