Hot Springs, lush forests, Hobbiton, cute animals and very friendly folk
New Zealand is a dream destination for people who want to get far away from it all, with clear air and breathtaking landscapes. The Northern island with its biggest city Auckland features rolling green hills with countless sheep and around Wellington, you can still find filming locations of the movie The Lord of the Rings. Relax in the thermal pools of Rotorua which will give you the perfect opportunity to get superb insight into the local Maori culture. The Southern island is more wild, with out-of-this world rock formations and mountain ranges, full of flowers and flowing waters. Watch animals such as keas, kiwis and sea lions or get a thrill out of bungy jumping or wild water rafting. In between, enjoy delicous local food creations and when you have had enough for the day, stay for the night in cosy places in the midst of nature or close to the ocean.