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Book Your Ultimate Fiji Islands Vacation Escape, and discover its exquisite, and unspoiled tropical beauty!. Visit Coral Coast, the loveliest beach on Viti Levu and see its beautiful coral reef, rugged mountainous interior, crystal clear lagoons and white sandy beaches. Then, fly to Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand, with its breathtaking scenery, beautiful beaches, invigorating walks, idyllic holiday islands and outstanding food and wine. This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Included:

  • Flight into Fiji (Nadi-Viti Levu Island Airport) and out of Auckland
  • Transfer from Nadi Airport to Hotel in Coral Coast
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Coral Coast
  • Transfer from Hotel in Coral Coast to Nadi Airport
  • Flight from Fiji (Viti Levu Island) to Auckland
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Auckland


 
 
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Sparkling City and Iconic cityscape. Begin this incredible experience flying into Auckland, where you can find world-class shopping, also offers seaside art galleries and the unique Torpedo Bay Naval Museum. Combine this amazing adventure flying into Sydney, voted world's best travel destination for six consecutive years, visit Sydney Opera House which is the most recognizable landmark. A truly unforgettable experience you won't want to miss!. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Included:

  • Flight into Auckland and out of Sydney
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Auckland
  • Flight from Auckland to Sydney
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Sydney


 
 
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A taste of New Zealand's best cities. First stop, Auckland, one the world's most beautiful cities, where you can find world-class shopping such as Britomart Precinct, go to Devonport that offers seaside art galleries and the unique Torpedo Bay Naval Museum, another place you cannot miss is Karangahape Road famous for its live music, entertainment and cabarets, you can also take a glimpse of Mt Eden, Viaduct Harbour, Birkenhead, then move onto the islands of the Hauraki Gulf where you can enjoy fantastic activities. Combine this amazing adventure flying into Christchurch, a cosmopolitan city with unique attractions, definitely a must on any travel plan, visit Canterbury Museum offering rich cultural and natural heritage, then move onto the Re Start container mall and experience unique shopping, sightsee the transitional Cardboard Cathedral; a visit to Christchurch is not complete until you go to the gorgeous Botanic Gardens, the International Antarctic Centre and Orana Wildlife Park. Finally, to bring an amazing experience to a close, fly into Queenstown, known as the "Adventure Capital of New Zealand", this top visitor destination offers the perfect setting for adventure and fun all year, explore the crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Lake Hayes, The Remarkables ski field that offers great skiing and snowboarding, Gibbston Valley where you can enjoy tours of the winery and the astonishing wine cave, do not miss visiting Arrowtown which is one of the most picturesque settlements in New Zealand.

This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Included:

  • Flight into Auckland and out of Queenstown
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Auckland
  • Flight from Auckland to Christchurch
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Christchurch
  • Flight from Christchurch to Queenstown
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Queenstown


 
 
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Sparkling City, the Coolest Little Capital and the Garden Spot. First stop, Auckland, one the world's most beautiful cities, dotted with world-class shopping such as Britomart Precinct, visit Devonport that offers seaside art galleries and the unique Torpedo Bay Naval Museum, then sightsee Karangahape Road famous for its live music, entertainment and cabarets, you can also take a glimpse of Mt Eden, Viaduct Harbour, Birkenhead, then move onto the islands of the Hauraki Gulf where you can enjoy countless fantastic water activities and island adventures. Combine this incredible experience flying into Wellington, visit Te Papa which is Wellington's must-see attraction, then go to the City Gallery offering contemporary international exhibitions, marvel at the amazing city views atop Mt Victoria and definitely do not miss experiencing a historic trip on the Wellington Cable Car where you can enjoy dramatic views of the growing cityscape and the surrounding hills. Finally, to bring an amazing experience to a close, fly into Christchurch, a cosmopolitan city with unique attractions, definitely a must on any travel plan, visit Canterbury Museum offering rich cultural and natural heritage, then move into the Re Start container mall and experience unique shopping, sightsee the transitional Cardboard Cathedral; a visit to Christchurch is not complete until you go to the gorgeous Botanic Gardens, the International Antarctic Centre and Orana Wildlife Park This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Included:

  • Flight into Auckland and out of Christchurch
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Auckland
  • Flight from Auckland to Wellington
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Wellington
  • Flight from Wellington to Christchurch
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Christchurch


 
 
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Sparkling City and the Hub of the Cook Islands! Begin this incredible experience flying into Auckland, a beautiful city packed of world-class shopping Britomart Precinct. Visit Devonport that offers seaside art galleries and the unique Torpedo Bay Naval Museum, then sightsee Karangahape Road famous for its live music, entertainment and cabarets. Combine this stunning experience flying to Rarotonga, a secret island paradise where you can visit Muri, the most beautiful section of Rarotonga's encircling lagoon, then go to Highland Paradise where you will find panoramic views over the west and south coasts. Leave the crowds behind, and enjoy a truly unique island getaway. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Included:

  • Flight into Auckland and out of Rarotonga
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Auckland
  • Flight from Auckland to Rarotonga
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Rarotonga

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Sparkling City and Blend of Cultures. First stop, Auckland, one the world's most beautiful cities, dotted with world-class shopping such as Britomart Precinct, visit Devonport that offers seaside art galleries and the unique Torpedo Bay Naval Museum, then sightsee Karangahape Road famous for its live music, entertainment and cabarets, you can also take a glimpse of Mt Eden, Viaduct Harbour, Birkenhead, then move onto the islands of the Hauraki Gulf where you can enjoy countless fantastic water activities and island adventures. Combine this majestic adventure, flying into Nadi, the ideal place to base yourself during your trip, go to Denarau Island, where you'll find Nadi's top-end resorts, tourist shopping and eating area, explore Nadi's open-air souvenir market where you will find traditional Fijian crafts, discover Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Temple which is an elaborately painted Hindu temple, and definitely do not miss visiting the beautiful Sabeto Valley, the Garden of the Sleeping Giant that is famous for its collection of orchids and tropical plants, and the Viseisei Village which is the legendary landing site of the first Fijians. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Included:

  • Flight into Auckland and out of Fiji (Nadi)
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Auckland
  • Flight from Auckland to Fiji (Nadi)
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Fiji (Nadi)

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Best of Australia and picturesque New Zealand. Begin this incredible adventure flying into Auckland, a sparkling city and one of the most beautiful around the word. Combine this amazing adventure flying into Rotorua, famous for its fascinating Maori Culture, as well as bubbling mud pools and natural hot springs. Continue this stunning experience and hop over to Queenstown, known as the "Adventure Capital of New Zealand". Then, fly into Christchurch, a beautiful place that offers rich cultural and natural heritage. Reaching the end of this incredible adventure, fly into Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation in Tropical North Queensland. Finally, to bring such an unforgettable experience to its end, fly into Sydney, voted world's best travel destination for six consecutive years. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Included:

  • Flight into Auckland and out of Sydney
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Auckland
  • Flight Auckland - Rotorua
  • Hotel for 2 nights Rotorua
  • Flight Rotorua - Queenstown
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Queenstown
  • Flight from Queenstown to Christchurch
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Christchurch
  • Flight from Christchurch to Cairns
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Cairns
  • Flight from Cairns to Sydney
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Sydney

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Idyllic getaway. Begin this marvelous experience flying into Auckland, a scintillating city, considered one of the most beautiful around the world, dotted with vibrant shopping precincts offering world-class collection of boutiques, sightsee beautiful Devonport, a picturesque seaside village which is a perfect choice to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, you can also take a glimpse of the islands of the Hauraki Gulf where you can enjoy countless fantastic water activities. Combine this amazing adventure flying into Rotorua, home to breathtaking sceneries, heartland of Maori Culture, bubbling mud pools, natural hot springs, as well as extraordinary highlights including Mount Tarawera, Whakarewarewa Forest, and several stunning lakes. To continue with this amazing experience, fly into Wellington, named "the coolest little capital in the world", visit Te Papa which is Wellington's must-see attraction, then go to the City Gallery offering contemporary international exhibitions, marvel at the amazing city views atop Mt Victoria and definitely do not miss experiencing a historic trip on the Wellington Cable Car where you can enjoy dramatic views of the growing cityscape and the surrounding hills. Reaching the end of this incredible adventure, fly into Queenstown, known as the "Adventure Capital of New Zealand", this top visitor destination offers the perfect setting for adventure and fun all year, explore the crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Lake Hayes, The Remarkables ski field that offers great skiing and snowboarding, do not miss exploring Gibbston Valley where you can enjoy exciting tours of the winery and the astonishing wine cave. Finally, to bring such an unforgettable experience to its end, fly into Christchurch, named the garden city, marvel at its unique attractions and go to Canterbury Museum that offers rich cultural and natural heritage, then move onto the Re Start container mall and experience unique shopping, a visit to Christchurch is not complete until you take a glimpse of the transitional Cardboard Cathedral, the amazing Botanic Gardens and the International Antarctic Centre.

This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Included:

  • Flight into Auckland and out of Christchurch
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Auckland
  • Flight Auckland - Rotorua
  • Hotel for 2 nights Rotorua
  • Flight Rotorua - Wellington
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Wellington
  • Flight Wellington - Queenstown
  • Hotel for 2 nights Queenstown
  • Flight Queenstown - Christchurch
  • Hotel for 2 nights Christchurch

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Contrasting beauty and Sparkling City. Begin this incredible experience flying into Tokyo, a mysterious city with ancient traditions, tasty food and an unlimited choice of shopping and entertainment, do not miss visiting the Imperial Palace, Tsukiji Fish Market, the Temple of Senso-ji , and Akihabara District which is famous for its electronic shops, stay continuously entertained by many more attractions that Tokyo has to offer. Combine this stunning adventure flying into Auckland, where you can find world-class shopping such as Britomart Precinct, then go to Devonport that offers seaside art galleries and the unique Torpedo Bay Naval Museum, another place you cannot miss is Karangahape Road famous for its live music, entertainment and cabarets, you can also take a glimpse of Mt Eden, Viaduct Harbour and Birkenhead, then move onto the islands of the Hauraki Gulf where you can enjoy fantastic activities. A truly unforgettable experience you won't want to miss! This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Included:

  • Flight into Tokyo and out of Auckland
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Tokyo
  • Flight from Tokyo to Auckland
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Auckland

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New Zealand's and Australia's premier cities. Fly into Auckland with so many beautiful beaches and Hiking trails waiting to be explored, enjoy nightlife and shopping . Up Next go to Christchurch home to adrenalin activities such as Jet Boating on the Waimakariri River , Sky diving, Tramping, Hiking and Mountaineering the high country lakes. Then fly to Sydney and enjoy this harbour city with lots of wonderfull places such as sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Tower . Finally visit the colorful city of Melbourne which has all kinds of attractions from interesting museums and music halls to bars and boutiques. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Included:

  • Flight into Auckland and out of Melbourne
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Auckland
  • Flight Auckland - Christchurch
  • Hotel for 2 nights Christchurch
  • Flight Christchurch - Sydney
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Sydney
  • Flight Sydney - Melbourne
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Melbourne

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New Zealand's famous destinations. First stop, Auckland, a scintillating city, considered one of the most beautiful around the world, dotted with vibrant shopping precincts offering world-class collection of boutiques, sightsee beautiful Devonport, a picturesque seaside village which is a perfect choice to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, you can also take a glimpse of the islands of the Hauraki Gulf where you can enjoy countless fantastic water activities. Combine this amazing adventure flying into Rotorua, home to breathtaking sceneries, heartland of Maori Culture, bubbling mud pools, natural hot springs, as well as extraordinary highlights including Mount Tarawera, Whakarewarewa Forest, and several stunning lakes. Do not miss enjoying a truly unique adventure.

This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Included:

  • Flight into Auckland and out of Rotorua
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Auckland
  • Flight from Auckland to Rotorua
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Rotorua

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Majestic experience into unique tourist destinations. Begin this marvelous adventure flying into Queenstown known as the "Adventure Capital of New Zealand". Hop on Christchurch,a cosmopolitan city with peerless attractions, definitely a must on any travel plan. Continue with this amazing escapade and fly into Cairns, a stylish city renowned for its relax ambiance and tropical climate, home to World Heritage wonders such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Finally to bring this incredible experience to a close, fly into Sydney, voted world's best travel destination for six consecutive years, visit Sydney Opera House which is the most recognizable landmark. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Included:

  • Flight into Queenstown and out of Sydney
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Queenstown
  • Flight Queenstown - Christchurch
  • Hotel for 2 nights Christchurch
  • Flight Christchurch - Cairns
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Cairns
  • Flight Cairns - Sydney
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Sydney

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World's friendliest cities. Begin this stunning adventure flying into Auckland, one of the world's most beautiful cities packed of world-class shopping such as Britomart Precinct, visit Devonport that offers seaside art galleries and the unique Torpedo Bay Naval Museum, then sightsee Karangahape Road famous for its live music, entertainment and cabarets, you can also take a glimpse of Mt Eden, Viaduct Harbour, Birkenhead, then move onto the islands of the Hauraki Gulf where you can enjoy countless fantastic water activities and island adventures. Combine this unique experience and hop on Rotorua, home to breathtaking sceneries, heartland of Maori Culture, bubbling mud pools, natural hot springs, as well as extraordinary highlights including Mount Tarawera, Whakarewarewa Forest, and several stunning lakes. Finally, fly into Christchurch, this cosmopolitan city boasts unique attractions, definitely a must on any travel plan, visit Canterbury Museum offering rich cultural and natural heritage, then move onto the Re Start container mall and experience unique shopping, sightsee the transitional Cardboard Cathedral; a visit to Christchurch is not complete until you go to the gorgeous Botanic Gardens, the International Antarctic Centre and Orana Wildlife Park. This is a truly perfect getaway you won't want to miss.

This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Included:

  • Flight into Auckland and out of Christchurch
  • 2 nights in Auckland
  • Flight Auckland to Rotorua
  • 2 nights in Rotorua
  • Flight Rotorua to Christchurch
  • 2 nights in Christchurch

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Outstanding New Zealand. Begin this stunning adventure flying into Auckland, one of the world's most beautiful cities, trek through dense native rainforest and enjoy ​the sweeping white sand beach at Anchor Bay. Do not forget to visit Waitakere Ranges Regional Park as well as Britomart Precinct where you can enjoy world-class shopping, go to Karangahape Road famous for its live music, entertainment and cabarets and then move onto the islands of the Hauraki Gulf where you can enjoy countless fantastic water activities. Continue with this incredible experience and hop on Rotorua, home to breathtaking sceneries, heartland of Maori Culture, spectacular geysers, colorful crater lakes, and bubbling mud pools. Then, fly into Queenstown, known as the "Adventure Capital of New Zealand", this top visitor destination offers the perfect setting for adventure and fun all year, explore the crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Lake Hayes, The Remarkables ski field that offers great skiing and snowboarding, Gibbston Valley where you can enjoy tours of the winery and the astonishing wine cave, do not miss visiting Arrowtown which is one of the most picturesque settlements in New Zealand. Finally, visit Christchurch, a cosmopolitan city with unique attractions, definitely a must on any travel plan, visit Canterbury Museum offering rich cultural and natural heritage, then move onto the Re Start container mall and experience unique shopping, sightsee the transitional Cardboard Cathedral; a visit to Christchurch is not complete until you go to the gorgeous Botanic Gardens, the International Antarctic Centre and Orana Wildlife Park. This is a truly perfect getaway you won't want to miss.

This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Included:

  • Flight into Auckland and out of Christchurch
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Auckland
  • Flight Auckland - Rotorua
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Rotorua
  • Flight Rotorua - Queenstown
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Queenstown
  • Flight Queenstown - Christchurh
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Christchurch

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Experience New Zealand's top destinations. First, fly to Auckland and cruise to the volcanic island Rangitoto, go canyoning through pools, waterfalls and enjoy all this modern city has to offer. Then visit Wellington, a city where the magic comes to life from culture, art and restaurants to outdoors beautiful landscapes. Do not miss the opportunity to get a panoramic view of the city at the Mount Victoria Lookout. Finally go to Queenstown, and enjoy this spectacular city surrounded by mountains, and situated on the edge of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu. The Queenstown region is famous for adventure and adrenalin activities that will make your trip unforgetable.

This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Included:

  • Flight into Auckland and out of Queenstown
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Auckland
  • Flight from Auckland to Wellington
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Wellington
  • Flight from Wellington to Queenstown
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Queenstown

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Combination of extreme natural beauty. Begin this incredible experience flying into Christchurch, a cosmopolitan city with unique attractions, definitely a must on any travel plan, visit Canterbury Museum offering rich cultural and natural heritage, then move onto the Re Start container mall and experience unique shopping, sightsee the transitional Cardboard Cathedral; a visit to Christchurch is not complete until you go to the gorgeous Botanic Gardens, the International Antarctic Centre and Orana Wildlife Park. Combine this splendid experience flying into Queenstown, known as the "Adventure Capital of New Zealand", this top visitor destination offers the perfect setting for adventure and fun all year, explore the crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Lake Hayes, The Remarkables ski field that offers great skiing and snowboarding, Gibbston Valley where you can enjoy tours of the winery and the astonishing wine cave, do not miss visiting Arrowtown which is one of the most picturesque settlements in New Zealand.

This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Included:

  • Flight into Christchurch and out of Queenstown
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Christchurch
  • Flight from Christchurch to Queenstown
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Queenstown

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New Zealand Must-do Itinerary. Begin this unforgettable trip flying into Auckland and travel around these amazing cities by car. You will discover the best of Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Wellington, Picton, Nelson, Kaikoura, Christchurch, Lake Tekapo and Queenstown, from the tropical golden beaches of the North Island to the wild and wonderful South Island.

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  • Flight into Auckland and out of Queenstown
  • 7 days car rental
  • Hotel for 2 nights Auckland
  • Hotel for 2 nights Rotorua
  • Hotel for 1 night Napier
  • Hotel for 2 nights Wellington
  • Ferry Wellington - Picton
  • 8 days car rental
  • Hotel for 1 night Picton
  • Hotel for 1 nights Nelson
  • Hotel for 1 night Kaikoura
  • Hotel for 2 nights Christchurch
  • Hotel for 1 night Lake Tekapo
  • Hotel for 2 nights Queenstown

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What is New Zealand known for?

New Zealand is famous the world over for its stunning scenery, ranging from jagged mountains to vast underground cave systems, enormous glaciers to boiling hot springs, scenic beaches to rocky coastline. It`s also packed with amazing cities, hidden nooks and crannies, magnificent wildlife, and much more.

Split into two islands, North and South, these islands form a unique bioregion inhabited by flightless birds seen nowhere else, such as kakapo and kiwi. New Zealanders have adopted the kiwi as a national symbol, and have even taken the word kiwi as a name for themselves.

Along with friendly, hospitable people and stunning natural landscape, there are a few characteristics and features that come to mind when we think of New Zealand. The country is now known as Middle Earth to millions of `Lord of the Rings` and `The Hobbit` trilogy fans. These movies have showcased to the world the amazing landscapes that New Zealand has to offer. The country is also known as a major producer of wines. There are ten wine regions that produce a variety of wines, 90% of which are exported. People often associate New Zealand with sheep; this is due to the fact that there are so many grazing throughout the country. And thanks to its dramatic topography, New Zealand is a hot spot for adrenaline-fueled sports. White water rafting, jet boating, heli-skiing, skydiving, hiking, and mountain biking round out the list of outdoor adventures, and the country is home to one of the highest bungee jumps in the world.

What are the best places to visit in New Zealand?

New Zealand is a very diverse country with many regions that are worth seeing, but at a high level it's easiest to break it down according to the two main islands and it`s regions. Such as the North Island, where you`ll find a mild climate, with scenery ranging from sandy beaches, through rolling farmland and forests to active volcanic peaks with bubbling mud pools. The spectacular mountains and fjords of the South Island boasts large beech forests, beautiful beaches and huge glaciers.

Known as a major tourist resort since the 1800`s, the magical Geothermal Phenomena is the result of many volcanoes in the central North Island of New Zealand. This unique geothermal environment offers many places where the natural forces brewing beneath the earth spout forth in spectacular ways. The Glaciers of New Zealand attracts visitors from all over the world looking for a unique ice adventure, such as the mammoth Franz Josef, Fos Glacier and Tasman Glaciers.

As well as having some of the most stunning and varied landscapes you`ll ever set your eyes on, New Zealand has some pretty cool cities too. Coastal cities, cities dotted with volcanoes, cities with a geothermal park as its city parkā€¦ Knowing the biggest cities in New Zealand is not only a good way to understand the geography of New Zealand, but it also helps when visiting to know the lay of the land and what these cities have to offer. Wellington - the national capital, with the Parliament and Beehive buildings, and the wonderful, free Te Papa museum. Then there`s Auckland, the city of Sails with east and west coast harbors. And Christchurch, the Garden City, is the South Islands largest city, ever-evolving as it rebuilds from a devastating earthquake in Feb 2011.

Queenstown is known as the `Adventure Capital of the World` and the `Valley of Vines`, surrounded by stunning mountains and breathtaking views as far as the eye can see. Straddling the mighty Waikato River at the heart of the vast Waikato Plains lies Hamilton, the fourth largest city in New Zealand. Come here to discover the hot springs and horse-racing world of Matmata Township. And in the north island of New Zealand, in the Hawke`s Bay region, Napier is one of the country`s most attractive cities to explore offering a perfect stepping off point for wineries, art deco architecture, beautiful beaches and the stunning Cape Kidnappers.

When is the best time to visit New Zealand?

Due to New Zealand`s location in the Southern Hemisphere, the seasons are opposite to those in North America, Europe, and Northern Hemisphere destinations. The country experiences a maritime climate due to the surrounding waters. It is popular destination year round for a number of activities including hiking, mountain biking, boating, beaches, and skiing. Weather throughout the year is pretty mild and the summer months are filled with sunshine and long days, however, the weather can sometimes be unpredictable depending on the region. For example, the North Island features a subtropical climate most of the year, but the winters get cold. The South Island experiences four distinct seasons, unlike the North and areas such as Central Otago where winter temperatures can drop as low as -4F with steaming hot summers when temperatures rise to a boiling 104F. Rain is more predominant on the west coast and moderate on the east coast, and Milford Sound gets the most rain in the country. The `kiwis` or locals take their holidays from mid-December through January which can mean that beach destinations are more crowded and accommodations are hard to come by. Many businesses also tend to close during the Christmas through New Year`s break. For more information visit Best time to visit New Zealand.

How many days should I spend in New Zealand?

We recommend 7-10 days based on what you want to see and do. We offer flexible vacation packages so you can select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities. We suggest a minimum of 3 nights in larger cities.

What is the best way to get around New Zealand?

New Zealand is long and skinny, and many roads are two-lane country byways: getting from A to B requires some thought.

By Bus: Buses are a relatively cheap and environmentally friendly way to get around New Zealand. Services are usually only once a day, even between major towns. Most roads in New Zealand are quite narrow and winding (when compared to the highways of the USA), and travelling a long distance in a bus can be a safe and relaxing way to travel compared with driving yourself. Booking in advance can get you great bargains on some lines.

By Plane: Domestic flights in New Zealand can be expensive; however, flying often works out cheaper than driving or taking a train, especially when crossing between the North and South Islands.

Airlines operate an electronic ticket system. You can book on-line, by telephone, or through a travel agent. Photo ID will be needed for travel.

Check-in times are usually at least 30 minutes prior to flight departure, or 60 minutes if you`re connecting to an international flight. Cabin baggage and personal scanning are routinely conducted for services from the major airports that have jet landings.

By Motor Vehicle: You can reach most of New Zealand`s sights in a two-wheel-drive car, motorcycle or even a small camper van. While public transport is usable in the cities of Auckland and Wellington, a car is almost essential to get around anywhere else.

Traffic drives on the left in New Zealand. The State Highway network connects major cities and destinations within the two main islands, and are indicated by a number inside a red shield. Motorways and expressways are generally only found near major cities, with most intercity driving done on undivided highways with one lane in each direction and limited overtaking opportunities. Be prepared to get caught behind slow-moving vehicles, and expect drivers behind you to become impatient if you drive slowly without a reason. If you are driving slowly and traffic builds up behind you, find a safe place to pull over and let them pass.

By Train: Both Auckland and Wellington have commuter rail services. Auckland`s network is managed by Auckland Transport, and has four lines spreading from Britomart station in the city centre to Swanson in the west, Onehunga in the southwest, Papakura and Pukekohe in the south, and Manukau in the south-east; there is no rail to the North Shore or to eastern Auckland. Wellington's network is managed by Metlink, and has four lines spreading north from Wellington station serving Wellington`s northern suburbs, Porirua, the Kapiti Coast (as far north as Waikanae), Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt. A fifth service, the Wairarapa Connection, travels several times daily to Masterton in the Wairarapa via Upper Hutt and the 5.5 miles Rimutaka Tunnel.

Long distance passenger-rail services are slow and limited in New Zealand, and are largely used for tourism purposes rather than as actual practical travel options, with the bulk of New Zealand`s rail traffic being used for freight transport.

Inter-city passenger services are operated by KiwiRail Scenic Journeys, with just a few popular tourist services that pass through spectacular scenery and have a running commentary, panoramic windows and an open-air viewing carriage.

By Ferry: Interislander's Kaitaki is one of five ferries (and the largest) plying the Wellington-Picton route between the country's two main islands.

There are two passenger and car ferry operators which cross Cook Strait between Wellington in the North Island and Picton in the South Island. The journey lasts 3.5 hours and there are several sailings daily. It is a stunning and scenic trip through Wellington Harbor, Cook Strait and the Marlborough Sounds. However, the weather and seas in Cook Strait are frequently rough and unpredictable; sailings can be delayed or cancelled due to stormy weather, while others can quickly turn from a Mediterranean cruise into a spew-fest. Make sure you pack essentials for every possible weather situation in your carry-on luggage; you can't return to your car once the ferry has left port.

The ferry terminal at Picton is close to the railway station, and the Coastal Pacific train connects with Inter-islander sailings.

It is essential to book vehicle crossings in advance. The busiest period is from late December to February. Foot passenger traffic is also heavy at this time, and it is advisable to book well in advance.

Check with your rental car company whether you can take your vehicle on the Cook Strait ferry: some do not allow their vehicles on the ferries but will happily allow you to drop off a car at one ferry terminal and pick up another car at the other terminal at no extra cost.

By Bicycle: You can rent a bicycle in some of the larger cities. By law, you must wear a helmet while riding; otherwise you may be issued an on-the-spot penalty. When renting a bike you should be supplied with a helmet. Remember to ride on the left. You cannot ride on motorways in New Zealand - be aware that the Auckland Harbor Bridge between downtown Auckland and the North Shore is a motorway and there is no separate cycle path (yet), so you`ll have to take a ferry or cycle around the harbor.

Cycling in New Zealand can be fun, but be aware that because of the geography and small number of people cycling between towns there are very few cycle lanes and limited shoulder space on roads. Beware of buses and trucks on main highways as many drivers will not give you sufficient overtaking clearance; proportionately, five times as many cyclists are injured and killed on New Zealand roads as in the Netherlands or Singapore! You should also be prepared for the large distances between towns and cities and the generally windy weather. While some areas of New Zealand are flat, most tourists cycling in New Zealand will find that they need to be able to cope with long periods of cycling up hills, especially in the Coromandel. Be prepared for any weather and for all seasons in one day.

What is the currency of New Zealand?

The units of currency in the New Zealand dollar $, $NZ or $NZD, sometimes referred to as the `kiwi` or `buck`. US dollars are not accepted. Please be sure to have the correct currency on hand or be prepared to exchange your dollars for New Zealand dollars ($NZ) upon arrival. Currency exchange desks can be found at the airport and many locations throughout the larger cities. For more detailed information, consult our guide to tipping in New Zealand. For more detailed information, consult our guide by clicking here Tipping in New Zealand.

Do people speak English in New Zealand?

Yes, English is the official language of New Zealand.

What are the best vacation packages to New Zealand?

Auckland - Rotorua - Queenstown by Air (9 nights)

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Includes: Flight into Auckland and out of Queenstown, Hotel for 3 nights in Auckland, Flight from Auckland to Rotorua, Hotel for 3 nights in Rotorua, Flight from Rotorua to Queenstown, Hotel for 3 nights in Queenstown

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Fiji (Coral Coast) - Auckland (6 nights)

Book Your Ultimate Fiji Islands Vacation Escape, and discover its exquisite, and unspoiled tropical beauty!. Visit Coral Coast, the loveliest beach on Viti Levu and see its beautiful coral reef, rugged mountainous interior, crystal clear lagoons and white sandy beaches. Then, fly to Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand, with its breathtaking scenery, beautiful beaches, invigorating walks, idyllic holiday islands and outstanding food and wine.

Includes: Flight into Auckland and out of Queenstown, Hotel for 3 nights in Auckland, Flight from Auckland to Rotorua, Hotel for 3 nights in Rotorua, Flight from Rotorua to Queenstown, Hotel for 3 nights in Queenstown


Auckland and Sydney by Air (6 nights)

Sparkling City and Iconic cityscape. Begin this incredible experience flying into Auckland, where you can find world-class shopping, also offers seaside art galleries and the unique Torpedo Bay Naval Museum. Combine this amazing adventure flying into Sydney, voted world's best travel destination for six consecutive years, visit Sydney Opera House which is the most recognizable landmark. A truly unforgettable experience you won't want to miss!.

Includes: Flight into Auckland and out of Queenstown, Hotel for 3 nights in Auckland, Flight from Auckland to Rotorua, Hotel for 3 nights in Rotorua, Flight from Rotorua to Queenstown, Hotel for 3 nights in Queenstown


Auckland - Christchurch - Queenstown by Air (6 nights)

A taste of New Zealand's best cities. First stop, Auckland, one the world's most beautiful cities, where you can find world-class shopping such as Britomart Precinct, go to Devonport that offers seaside art galleries and the unique Torpedo Bay Naval Museum, another place you cannot miss is Karangahape Road famous for its live music, entertainment and cabarets, you can also take a glimpse of Mt Eden, Viaduct Harbour, Birkenhead, then move onto the islands of the Hauraki Gulf where you can enjoy fantastic activities. Combine this amazing adventure flying into Christchurch, a cosmopolitan city with unique attractions, definitely a must on any travel plan, visit Canterbury Museum offering rich cultural and natural heritage, then move onto the Re Start container mall and experience unique shopping, sightsee the transitional Cardboard Cathedral; a visit to Christchurch is not complete until you go to the gorgeous Botanic Gardens, the International Antarctic Centre and Orana Wildlife Park. Finally, to bring an amazing experience to a close, fly into Queenstown, known as the "Adventure Capital of New Zealand", this top visitor destination offers the perfect setting for adventure and fun all year, explore the crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Lake Hayes, The Remarkables ski field that offers great skiing and snowboarding, Gibbston Valley where you can enjoy tours of the winery and the astonishing wine cave, do not miss visiting Arrowtown which is one of the most picturesque settlements in New Zealand.

Includes: Flight into Auckland and out of Queenstown, Hotel for 3 nights in Auckland, Flight from Auckland to Rotorua, Hotel for 3 nights in Rotorua, Flight from Rotorua to Queenstown, Hotel for 3 nights in Queenstown


Auckland - Wellington - Christchurch by Air (6 nights)

Sparkling City, the Coolest Little Capital and the Garden Spot. First stop, Auckland, one the world's most beautiful cities, dotted with world-class shopping such as Britomart Precinct, visit Devonport that offers seaside art galleries and the unique Torpedo Bay Naval Museum, then sightsee Karangahape Road famous for its live music, entertainment and cabarets, you can also take a glimpse of Mt Eden, Viaduct Harbour, Birkenhead, then move onto the islands of the Hauraki Gulf where you can enjoy countless fantastic water activities and island adventures. Combine this incredible experience flying into Wellington, visit Te Papa which is Wellington's must-see attraction, then go to the City Gallery offering contemporary international exhibitions, marvel at the amazing city views atop Mt Victoria and definitely do not miss experiencing a historic trip on the Wellington Cable Car where you can enjoy dramatic views of the growing cityscape and the surrounding hills. Finally, to bring an amazing experience to a close, fly into Christchurch, a cosmopolitan city with unique attractions, definitely a must on any travel plan, visit Canterbury Museum offering rich cultural and natural heritage, then move into the Re Start container mall and experience unique shopping, sightsee the transitional Cardboard Cathedral; a visit to Christchurch is not complete until you go to the gorgeous Botanic Gardens, the International Antarctic Centre and Orana Wildlife Park

Includes: Flight into Auckland and out of Queenstown, Hotel for 3 nights in Auckland, Flight from Auckland to Rotorua, Hotel for 3 nights in Rotorua, Flight from Rotorua to Queenstown, Hotel for 3 nights in Queenstown


Can I combine a vacation package for New Zealand with other countries?

Yes, you can combine with: Japan | Fiji Islands | Cook Islands | Australia

Where can I go for $2000 in New Zealand?