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New Zealand holidays
Looking for holidays in New Zealand and want to learn a little more? Found in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is made up of two main islands, North and South, that have been carved out by centuries of volcanic and glacial activity. These same volcanoes and glaciers mean that New Zealand’s landscape is an outdoor lovers paradise, with unlimited opportunities for new adventure: from hang-gliding to mountain biking in Queenstown, cruises through the fjords to trekking Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand has it all. Perhaps put on the map for many after Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Ring” films, New Zealand is an amazing holiday destination in its own right. Go glamping in New Zealand and find the perfect baches and holiday homes to rent on either island. We have Queenstown accommodations, Wellington accommodations, Rotorua accommodations...do we need to go on? Forget about the Auckland hotels and go glamping! From Te Anau and the Milford Sound to the Waitomo Caves, the Bay of Islands and Bay of Plenty to Aoraki / Mount Cook, pick from among these New Zealand holidays and find the perfect New Zealand accommodation for a glamping trip. Start planning your NZ holidays today!
Best things to do in New Zealand outside
What are some of the best things to do in New Zealand? Holidays in New Zealand tend to be characterized by different outdoor activities, really no matter where you travel. There is so much to do and see on both islands, but there are certainly some highlights that stand out. While there are many things to do in Auckland and even more things to do in Christchurch, we want to focus on outdoor destinations. Forget about staying in Christchurch hotels, New Zealand has so much more to offer. So, here you will find different things to do in Queenstown, things to do in Rotorua, things to do in Taupo, and many more glamping destinations! From South NZ to North NZ, we have it all!
The west coast of the South Island, New Zealand is home to dramatic fjords and glacial landscapes, among which the Milford Sound is popular to visit. Described by Rudyard Kiping as the ‘eighth wonder of the world,’ Milford Sound is a breathtaking destination that explored by boat cruise, day or night, will leave you dreaming of the spectacular glacial valleys and vistas. Also on the South Island is Aoraki / Mount Cook. Mount Cook, or Aoraki in the native Maori language, is the tallest mountain in New Zealand! Some key highlights include scenic Lake Pukaki, stargazing far away from the city lights, and the Tasman Glacier; plus, it is considered the best climbing region in Australasia, so get your carabiners ready and head outside!
New Zealand's North Island, like the South, is filled with different things to do outside. Waitomo is a small town that has been made famous for its Glowworm Caves. One of New Zealand’s best natural attractions, you can take a boat ride through the glowworm grotto and marvel this landscape 30 million years in the making. Still looking for the top places to visit in New Zealand? The NZ North Island is also home to the Bay of Islands, an enclave encompassing more than 140 subtropical islands. The Bay of Islands is an amazing holiday destination and has become known for its pristine beaches, big-game fishing, and Maori culture and artifacts. Visit towns like Kerikeri or Russel, Paihia or Waitangi to get a good feel for the area. There are many tour operators around that offer excellent trips, by air or sea, to visit Cape Brett and the ‘Hole in the Rock’ on Piercy Island. Or you can catch the passenger ferry service that runs between Paihia and Russell and explore on land! Explore the Bay of Islands and discover a world of natural beauty.
Best time to visit New Zealand
When is the best time to visit New Zealand? Well, it depends on what type of glamping holiday NZ you are planning! The seasons here are opposite to the Northern Hemisphere and the climate is extremely variable. You may even experience all four seasons in one day! New Zealand's summer season runs from December to February and has the best overall weather, with temperatures running from 20 - 30ºC (65 - 85°F). Autumn, or fall in New Zealand, is from March to May and is a time of spectacular color changes, especially when you visit places like Wanaka and the Otago region. Winter in New Zealand runs from June to August with temperatures between 10 - 15ºC (50 - 60°F) and colder in the mountains. Spring is a great time of year to visit New Zealand, from September to November, and is a great time for whitewater rafting as the mountain snow starts to melt!