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New Zealand Travel

If you travel to NZ you will see some of the most spectacular scenery in the world and be able to participate in an unforgettable holiday. Both the north and the south islands have many unique attractions so no visit is complete without visiting and travelling through the entire country. The South Island is more mountainous than the north and because of the lower latitudes is more snow covered than the north. During the winter months the ski and snowboard resorts draw huge crowds from around the world. Queenstown is the most popular destination for this as there are four major resort within easy reach. Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Cardrona and Treble Cone all have fantastic slopes and ski facilities. Each offers some thing a little different and all are worth visiting if you are an enthusiast. Queenstown is also the capital of thrills if you are an adreniline junkie. This is the place to go bungee jumping, jet boat riding or hang gliding. Milford Sound is a spectacular destination on the west coast as are the Fox and Franz Joseph glaciers.

There is also excellent skiing for those who travel from Christchurch. Mt Hutt is the largest however there are many other smaller ski resorts on offer. An ideal way to travel through New Zealand is by motor home or Campervan. Kea Campers, Britz Maui and Apollo Motorhomes all have depots conveniently located on both islands. Taking an organised tour is another metod of travelling through the country. AAT Kings and Real Journeys both offer a wide range of tours. The train ride from Christchuch to Greymouth on the west coast via Arthurs Pass is absolutely spectacular.

The North Island also has some spectacular scenery and attractions. The best known of these are the geothermally active regions of Rotorua and Lake Taupo. Waitomo Caves are also on this list and the ski enthusiast will want to spend some time skiing Mt Ruapehu which is an active volcano. Rotorua is world famous for its geysers and lakes of boiling mud. The valleys of this region are all filled with steaming craters where the geothermal activity is close to the surface. New Zealand generates much of its electricity using the underground heat scources in this region. On the East coast are two spectacular regions which are home to some of the best scenery in the country. The Coromandel Peninsular and the Hawkes Bay wine region should be on everyones travel itinerary. To the north lies Auckland which is New Zealands largest city and further north is the Bay of Islands and Wanganui.

The Treaty of Waitangi which gives the Moari people certain rights over fisheries and forests was signed at the Waitangi Treaty grounds and this is an historical site of great significance and should be added to your itinerary. This region is also home to the ancient Kauri forests of New Zealand and you should travel to the west coast to see Tane Mahuta which is the second largest tree in the world and the word awesome is not sufficent to describe it. The Kauri museum is also a must see.

Out friendly staff are expert in making travel arrangements into New Zealand so don't hesitate to call or email if you need a little expert assistance.

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