New Zealand Overview
Blessed with numerous stunningly beautiful natural features such as miles of beaches, tropical rainforest and snowfields, New Zealand is an ideal destination for those with a strong sense of adventure who love to explore. Combined with thriving metropolis’, this is truly a country of intriguing contrasts.
New Zealand’s most popular city is Auckland, which is home to about a third of the country’s population and is known as the ‘City of Sails’. This inviting city manages to combine natural beauty with commercial and financial centres. Visitors can climb One Tree Hill to enjoy the view before discovering Maori art in the Auckland Museum and watching a sailing event at the Waitemata or Manukau harbor.
The capital city of Wellington is home to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and this a great place for those who love art and culture. Further south is the city of Christchurch, which is often compared to Oxford or Cambridge in England. This charming city features colonial architecture, theatres and galleries. There are also several beaches and ski fields nearby.
New Zealand Accommodation
New Zealand’s hotels are world class, and it is easy to find luxurious accommodation in any of the major cities. Service and facilities are on a par with other Western countries and most accommodation features modern conveniences such as air-conditioning, private bathrooms and satellite television. New Zealand offers a wide range of tourist services, such as guided tours, specially tailored trips and interesting attractions.
New Zealand Airports
New Zealand has four international airports, which are located at Auckland, Queensland, Christchurch and Wellington. However, most visitors arrive at Auckland International Airport (AKL), which is served by 20 foreign airlines, bringing passengers to New Zealand from all over the world. There is a regular ferry service linking New Zealand’s North and South Islands and buses and coaches travel throughout the country.