Small in size, overwhelming in beauty
Just three hours' flying time from its nearest neighbouring country, New Zealand makes up for in adventure what it lacks in mass. Lush, geographically diverse and boasting stunning coastline and beaches, it juggles nature with a level of urban sophistication that belies its youth and modest population.
Dotted with towns and respectably sized cities, the country is home to an incredible range of landscapes and seascapes, making it a sightseer’s paradise. And if you're into adventure tourism, you'll be in heaven: you can fish, ski, hike, jet boat, cycle, bungy jump, hunt, camp, surf and watch whales, dolphins and birds. New Zealand’s geography and setup make it easy.
With seasons opposite to those in the Northern Hemisphere, New Zealand is a great getaway destination for anyone with an aversion to winter. There are plenty of beaches at beautiful summer holiday resorts. Meanwhile, winter-weather enthusiasts are catered for with opportunities to ski, snowboard and climb. Whatever the time of year and whatever kind of holiday you want, you're likely to find it here.