Auckland is an intoxicating mix of city thrills and outdoor lifestyle. With over 50 Islands to explore, world-class surfing and a warm climate, it's often voted as one of the best cities to live in the world.
The Canterbury region is a contrast of natural beauty and vibrant city life. Two national parks, sandy beaches, pretty coastal villages, whale watching, and the 'garden city' of Christchurch.
Wellington is a bustling harbour city of tucked-away bars, award-winning restaurants and great coffee. It's home to Parliament, a historic cable car ride,...more »
Home of the world's first jet boat, bungy jump and river surfing operators, Queenstown likes to push the boundaries. Thrills are at every turn including river rafting, skydiving and mountain biking.
Tucked away beneath the equator’s bulge and consigned to the bottom corner of most world maps, if you didn’t know any better you might assume the world’s smallest continent to be a place of quiet insignificance. But this is Australasia. Here, the words ‘quiet’ and ‘insignificant’ don’t apply.
This is the canvas on which Mother Nature decided to paint some of her most spectacular creations, from the ancient glaciers that crawl across New Zealand to the parched, impermeable scrublands of Australia. Some, like the bubbling furnaces of Fiji’s volcanoes, are still works in progress, whereas others, like the arid mass of Ayers Rock, are very much finished. Some are alive, like the Great Barrier Reef, the largest living organism on the planet, whereas others seem to be in a deep sleep, like the silent beauty of Milford Sound.
Man has done his best to steal the show. He dreamt up the iconic concertinaed hoods of the Sydney Opera House, erected the sky-piercing spike of Auckland’s Sky Tower, and established the world’s first commercial bungee jump in Queenstown. But ultimately this is a continent that belongs to her.
"One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are " - Edith Wharton