Set your sights on Auckland, our first destination in New Zealand!
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Explore New Zealand
Auckland, your gateway to New Zealand
Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanting holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping, and you’re beginning to get the picture of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest and most diverse city.
More than just a city, Auckland is a whole region full of things to see and do. Best of all, with so many experiences close by it’s easy to hop from one adventure to the next.
Discover the North Island
Active volcanoes, island sanctuaries and history top the list when visiting New Zealand’s North Island.
From the far north where New Zealand’s political history began, journey through landscapes that blend magnificent beaches, sprawling farmlands and geothermal wonders. Māori culture is rich and ever-present in many parts of the North Island.
Discover the South Island
From wildlife to wineries, from glacial valleys to star-filled skies, nature’s best flourishes against a palette of dramatic scenes on New Zealand’s South Island. Here, towering alps meet peaceful sounds and rugged coastlines merge with sweeping plains. Let’s not forget the backbone of the island - the most down-to-earth locals you’ll ever meet.
Māori are the indigenous people of New Zealand, who arrived more than 1,000 years ago from their mythical Polynesian homeland of Hawaiki. Today Māori make up 14% of New Zealand’s population and their history, language and traditions are central to the country’s identity.
As a visitor to New Zealand, you can experience Māori culture by visiting a marae (tribal meeting grounds) with an organised tour, watching a carving or weaving demonstration or learning about fascinating myths and legends from passionate Māori guides.
New Zealand is a destination where everything’s close – from dramatic natural scenery to vibrant cities. Start the day at the top of a mountain, then drift asleep to the song of the ocean. There’s an incredible choice of things to do - whether you’re seeking adventure or pure relaxation, you set the pace on a New Zealand holiday. Find inspiration for your trip by discovering the top twelve must-do experiences.