Auckland – The City of Sails
Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and the main transport hub. The population is over 1.2 million which is one third of New Zealand’s entire population. Half urban, half marine, Auckland is a cosmopolitan experience wrapped up in a water world dotted with over 50 islands.
Auckland is home to beautiful beaches and offshore islands, botanic gardens, 100’s of walking trails and plenty of wineries.
Lake Taupo is surrounded by beautiful forests, volcanic mountain’s, and home to New Zealand’s most visited attraction, the mighty Huka Falls. Lake Taupo offers many activities including, swimming, sailing and fishing amongst the more popular activities, as well as Jetboats, river rafting and skydiving.
Being only a 3-hour drive from Auckland, Lake Taupo makes for the perfect adventure holiday.
Dunedin – Edinburgh of the south
A city of classical architecture and Scottish charm, Dunedin prides itself on being New Zealand’s center for learning, heritage, and arts. Dunedin is also the gateway to the Otago Peninsula. Dunedin is home to the finest collection of Victorian & Edwardian architecture in the southern hemisphere.
Dunedin Railway station, built in 1906 is one of the world’s most photographed stations. Larnach Castle on the Otago Peninsula has a fascinating history and is New Zealand’s only castle.
Most Popular Experiences
- Discover Milford Sound – Milford sounds remarkable natural environment features dramatic fiords, spectacular waterfalls, and snow-capped peaks.
- Whale Watching in Kaikoura – Picturesque coastal town of Kaikoura is 2 hours north of Christchurch, and one of the only places in the world you can easily see magnificent sperm whales.
- Explore Geothermal Phenomena – Geysers, boiling mud pools and huge volcanic craters are the backdrop of Rotorua, where natures forces escape by bubbling, streaming, and hissing from inner earth. Indulge in a thermal pool spa therapy.
- Skydiving – You can skydive in many locations around New Zealand, including Wanaka, Queenstown, Lake Taupo, Auckland and Bay of Plenty.
- Bungy Jump – Take a leap of faith on a bungy at the original Kawarau Bungy side, or New Zealand’s highest at the top of the Nevis (both in Queenstown).
- Jet Boating – Enjoy jetboating on Lake Taupo, near Huka Falls or on one of Queenstown’s spectacular rivers.
- Caving – Featuring some of the most challenging caving systems in the world, New Zealand is the top of the list for cavers, walk or float through the spectacular Waitomo Caves or enjoy guided underground adventures in Nelson.