For most westerners New Zealand is pretty much terra incognita. You probably know that it is located in the South West Pacific and that the people there speak English. New Zealand has a lot to offer as a tourist destination, and even though it is far away, you should definitely consider visiting the country. You will be amazed by its natural beauty, depicted in different popular movies and by its unique cultural heritage.
New Zealand consist of two islands North Island and South Island. Each of them boasts with unique tourist destinations that are worth visiting. The transport is well organized, so you can make a long trip to this beautiful country. Keep in mind that even in summer the climate in New Zealand is milder, given its more distant location from the continents. Still, you can enjoy a great summer and winter, as well as the beautiful spring and autumn in New Zealand.
The country's most popular tourist destination is Auckland, its largest city located in the north east part of the North Island. Auckland is situated on the shore between two large gulfs. It is surrounded by green hills. These characteristics make the scenery particularly beautiful. The City of Sails has a lot to offer to its visitors a unique – underwater aquarium, whale and dolphin watch safaris, sailing, canoeing, fly fishing, wine tasting tours and trips to the picturesque islands in the Hauraki Gulf. The dining and shopping options are numerous. You can easily enjoy Auckland's bustling nightlife.
Wellington is New Zealand's political and cultural capital. The city is situated on the south west tip of the North Island. If you want to explore the culture and historic heritage of the country, Wellington is definitely the place for you. It is home to the National Opera, The Royal Ballet and the National Symphony Orchestra. The city has numerous art galleries. It is home to the national Ta Papa museum. The family attractions include the Wellington Zoon and the Botanic Gardens.
Queenstown is one of the most popular resorts in New Zealand. It is located on the banks of the Wakatipu Lake in the South Island and is surrounded by high snow-capped mountains. Queenstown is the best resort for recreational activities and adventure sports in the country. You can enjoy all sorts of water sports, mountain biking and camping in the warm summer and spring days. The winter is reserved for your favorite winter sports. You can enjoy both skiing and snowboarding on the long steep slopes.