Luscious landscapes, glistening glaciers, majestic mountains. Holidays to New Zealand offer uniqueness and exclusivity, which are all elevated with a stay in a luxury setting.
The scenery is unique
New Zealand is a land of contrasts from snow-capped mountains to dense rainforests, golden beaches to geothermal hot springs. Witness the unique beauty of nature within its National Parks like Mount Cook National Park where you can climb the tallest mountain in the country. Or perhaps take a helicopter ride to see Milford Sound, where inky oceans and forest-clad mountain tops collide in one stunning vista. You can even enjoy the treat of a wonderful Champagne picnic atop a mountain peak where you can drink in the views.
The food and wine are incredible
New Zealand is famous for its gastronomy making it a foodie’s paradise. Indulge in fine dining at high-end restaurants, where you can taste fresh seafood and local wines. The Marlborough Vineyards capture this with its world-famous Sauvignon Blancs, tantalising crayfish and sugary sweet pavlova. With over 30 cellar doors to choose from in this area, you really can enjoy the finest the country has to offer.
The activities are endless
Are you a thrill-seeker? Or do you prefer to go at a more leisurely pace? Whichever camp you’re in, New Zealand has something for everyone. You can go on a scenic flight to see the Southern Alps or bungee jump over the Kawara Gorge – the choice is yours. Whether you’re travelling alone, with a loved one or in a group, you can find activities for all abilities and experiences.
Explore the traditional Maori culture where you can learn about Kupe, the first Maori to reach these lands over 1,000 years ago, and witness the emotions of a Haka first-hand by seeing the All Blacks play. Or maybe you’re a film buff? If so, you’ll want to make time to visit Hobbiton, the lush shire setting from the Lord of the Rings films.
The unique culture
Head to Rotorua to experience the geothermal activity first-hand. You can bathe in hot springs and view the untouched Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Learn more about the time of proud warriors and explorers by visiting Tamaki Maori Village, located under an ancient 200-year-old tree. Listen to tales rooted in ancient traditions and absorb stories while being treated to exquisite Maori cuisine and beautifully choreographed songs and dance.
Elsewhere, you can take a boat and kayak through the Waitomo Caves where you’ll marvel at the glowworm-studded walls and ceilings. For those nature lovers you may want to put the Botanical Gardens of Waipapa on your itinerary to see the blooming natural wildlife and nature this country has to offer. History buffs can visit the birthplace of the nation Aotearoa (the Maori name for New Zealand). It all began in Waitangi where the British Crown and Maori chiefs signed the nation’s founding documents.
New Zealand is an exceptional country. You can make the most of it by diving into a whole array of unique activities, fine dining and luxurious accommodation. The country’s diverse landscape allows you to appreciate and explore the beauty of nature, whether you’re a solo, couple or group traveller. If you’re ready to start planning your journey to New Zealand the team at Silver Travel Advisor are on hand to help, call 0800 412 5678.