Breathtaking landscapes, lush forests, amazing wildlife and a pleasant climate make it a haven for many outdoor activities, and a great destination to holiday whether you’re an Aussie adventurer or a local who is proud to call this magnificent country home.
The North Island is a compilation of rolling hills, volcanoes and geothermic activity, while the South is home to dramatic mountain scenery, awesome lakes and impressive fjord lands. Combine the island’s natural beauty with the fascinating Maori culture and friendly Kiwi people and you are guaranteed an unforgettable vacation.
These are our most popular holiday destinations in amazing Aotearoa – check them out:
1. Auckland, North Island
With its sub-tropical climate, sparkling blue waters and lush green hills, Auckland is a natural paradise. Yet it’s also one of the great cities of the Pacific and a bustling centre of events, arts and culture. When you visit Auckland, you’ll really appreciate how easy it is to jump from one kind of adventure to something totally different.
2. Queenstown, South Island
Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown’s stunning setting is inspiring and revitalising. 140 years after our establishment as a gold mining camp, central Queenstown has transformed into a sophisticated cosmopolitan town, where you’ll find a fantastic choice of restaurants, a lively bar scene and excellent shopping.
3. Christchurch, South Island
Christchurch is New Zealand’s second-largest city and the gateway to the South Island. Bordered by hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the edge of the Canterbury Plains that stretch to the Southern Alps. The city centre is comfortingly compact and the most delightful central feature is the gently winding Avon River.
4. Wellington, North Island
Arts, culture, fine dining and breathtaking natural scenery – that’s what Wellington’s all about. New Zealand’s capital city is nestled between rolling hills and a stunning harbour, and has a vibrant and compact downtown area. Discover an amazing range of cafes, art galleries, theatres, attractions and vibrant nightlife.
5. Franz Joseph & Fox Glaciers, South Island
New Zealand’s Glacier Country, on the South Island’s West Coast, is at the heart of the broader UNESCO World Heritage Area, Te Wahipounamu. From the mountains to the sea, you won’t want to miss any of it. Active adventure, relaxation, family fun, Glacier Country offers something for everyone. The twin glaciers are quite simply one of nature’s wonders – don’t miss them.
We have hundreds of resorts, B&B’s, hotels and other accommodation options throughout both islands, and our dedicated Reservations team can even tailor-make an itinerary to ensure you don’t miss anything on your New Zealand getaway.
Plus, remember that if resort accommodation is not your style, we have our fantastic range of camper van and motorhome options available for you to consider.
However you want to travel this fabulous destination, visit www.affordableholidays.com.au or call us on 1300 468 268 and we’ll take the hard work out of planning your NZ holiday!