Vacation and road trip on the North and South Island of New Zealand - New Zealand travel guide

New Zealand

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vacation in New Zealand:

  • Kia Ora! Experience the best of New Zealand.
  • Embark on an adventurous journey and discover the natural wonders of the South and/or North Island of New Zealand.
  • Almost every day in a different place. Do you accept the challenge of flexible packing?
  • During the road trip on both islands exercise your jaw and watch the majestic beauty of New Zealand nature with your mouth open.
  • Take a look around from the tallest structure in the southern hemisphere.
  • Wander in the darkness of New Zealand caves illuminated by glowworms. Sure, they are cannibals, but you are safe. The more active ones can try out abseiling, cave tubing, ziplining and jumping off cave waterfalls.
  • Cross the volcano mountains and conquer one of the most rewarding hiking trails in New Zealand. With a little luck, the clouds on the peaks will rise and you will get to see the one and only Mount Doom.
  • Take a heartwarming look at a few days old chick of the nocturnal bird Kiwi, a unique indigenous New Zealander.
  • Successfully avoid any attacks of the local fly “Te Namu” that Captain Cook already considered to be the most mischievous.
  • Breathe in the sulfur haze of a place with strong geothermal activity and try the beneficial effects the local mud has on wrinkles caused by your mimic muscles.
  • At 90 kph (56 mph) speed along a winding river at the bottom of a deep canyon.
  • Hike the valley of glaciers and cross suspension bridges to New Zealand's highest peak.
  • Take your courage in both hands and bungy jump in the very place of its birth - from an old bridge over a wild river. Shaken? Calm your nerves by tasting the famous New Zealand wines.
  • Take a helicopter to the top of a glacier. Not adrenaline enough? Then dare to (tandem) skydive! Those chills will not be caused by local weather.
  • Relax in a spa and find zen in the haze rising from magical waterfalls.
  • Try the local green lipped mussels. And again. Green lipped mussels! And at least once more.
  • Get on a bike and go on a trip over suspension bridges to views you will never forget.
  • Discover the edge of the world in the bays surrounded by steep cliffs and sprayed by never-ending waterfalls, where seals bask on black rocks and dolphins thank for all the fish.
  • As part of the extended route, visit volcanic black sand beaches and the northernmost point of New Zealand with an idyllic lighthouse, where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean meet.
  • Let yourself be warmly received and then scared in a whirl of the pre-combat dance haka performed by descendants of New Zealand's indigenous peoples, Māori.
  • Explore the bay of the iron-bound cathedral on kayaks, hike along a remote coast and dig your own spa on the beach.

what the itinerary can offer:

  • By default the length of your stay in New Zealand is set to 14 days, spending nights in 10 to 11 different places on both islands. You can decide to prolong or shorten your stay.
  • If you wish to extend your stay or visit the North Island only, we recommend an extended route on the North Island for additional 5 days.
  • Practical tips related to accommodation, car rental and driving, inter-island flights, restaurants and shops, health and safety, as well as local weather.
  • Detailed and very exact recommendation of places to stay, while in each strategically determined location en route you will be able to choose from a variety of accommodation.
  • Recommendation of local activities and trips organized by days and exact routes (information on distance also in time and always with a respective link to Google Maps).
  • Recommended restaurants.
  • Links you can click on in order to directly book any of the recommended services for reasonable prices and to obtain further detailed information.
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