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Discover New Zealand

From the immense Lost World wonderland of Fiordland National Park in the South Island to the delightful Bay of Plenty in the more populous North Island, New Zealand is a country that punches well above its weight. 

Its biggest cities, many of which line the coast, range from the lively capital Wellington to multicultural Auckland, home to the largest Polynesian population in the world. For a different ambience altogether, head for Dunedin, whose Scottish links are evident even today. In the heart of this small but perfectly formed country you’ll find snow-capped volcanoes, forests and vast freshwater lakes. Hardly surprising that it was used as the location for the Lord of the Rings film franchise.

Scenic South Island

Fiordland National Park, a region of outstanding natural beauty in New Zealand's South Island, is perfect for scenic cruising. See sheer cliff faces streaked with waterfalls and spot whales and dolphins.

Taste of Tauranga

The coastal resort town of Tauranga is famous for its Mount Maunganui district, which is overlooked by Mauao, an extinct volcano. It’s one of the country’s fastest growing cities with a pleasant year-round climate.

Beauty of the Bay

One of the country’s most popular tourist spots and known for its stunning beauty and big-game fishing, Bay of Islands was the first place in New Zealand to be settled by Europeans.

Meet the Maoris

The Maori people migrated to New Zealand from the scattered islands of Polynesia long before European settlers. Watch a ceremonial ‘haka’ dance, admire intricate Maori art or even learn some of the lingo.

Cathedral Cove

A naturally formed archway on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand’s North Island, Cathedral Cove has been the object of countless photographs. The fact that it’s only accessible by foot or boat lends this secluded spot an air of timeless tranquillity. It’s complemented by a beach that’s shaded with native pohutukawa trees and is an idyllic spot for a picnic.

 
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