Rising from the depths of the southwestern Pacific is a land that is blessed with some of the most varied and dramatic terrain in the world; from glaciers, fjords and beaches to mountains, meadows and rain forests – New Zealand.
New Zealand consists of two large islands (called the North Island and the South Island), as well as numerous small islands. Both major islands are mountainous with coastal plains. The North Island is more populated and has a warmer, temperate climate, along with vigorous geothermal areas and active volcanoes. The South Island has a more open, spacious feel with spectacular fjords, glaciers, agricultural plains, and hundreds of streams and lakes.
Admire the breathtaking scenery while skiing, surfing, horseback riding, mountain climbing, hiking (which the locals call “tramping”) or kayaking but with two main islands to explore, it offers endless opportunities to indulge your longing for an unforgettable experience and makes this island country the perfect blend of native culture, modern cities and one of the planet’s most inspiring natural scenery.
One of my favorite itineraries begins in Auckland, also known as the “City of Sails” on New Zealand’s North Island, winding its way South on a 14 day journey where travelers can take in the country’s premier attractions along the way. Among the highlights, you’ll see the geothermal wonders of Rotorua, cruise Cook Strait and Milford Sound, absorb the majesty of Franz Josef Glacier and explore Mt. Cook National Park.
We only choose the best accommodation options which can range from luxurious boutique hotels to inspiring Eco-lodges and as with all our itineraries, we’ll customize everything, including your flights to and from New Zealand, so that it will fit your hopes and dreams for an unforgettable journey to this amazing part of the world.
If you would like to find out more about the different options or would like for us to create an itinerary just for you, call or e-mail us and let us know how we can help to design an amazing journey, just for you.
May all your travels stir your soul and change your life forever – Ales.