Located on a narrow stretch of land in the North Island of New Zealand, Auckland is New Zealand's largest city. Also referred to as the "City of Sails", Auckland is a volcanic city with many volcanic cones scattered around the area and surrounded by gorgeous beaches on either side of the isthmus.
Located in the north of the North Island, the Bay of Islands is an area rich in history and is one of New Zealand's most scenic areas. The natural environment with secluded bays, plenty of marine life and fine examples of maori culture make it a popular tourist attraction.
The central North Island is an area of volcanic wonders. The three main volcanoes in this area provide excellent scenic views and offer exciting ski fields. Further north of the mountains are the settlements of Taupo and Rotorua which have a long and intense history of geothermal activity. A tour of New Zealand is not complete without visiting these amazing natural treasures.
Taranaki is a region located on the west coast of New Zealand. Overlooked by the magnificent Mount Taranaki (also known as Mount Egmont), the area is a maze of beautiful coastlines, winding rivers and scenic bush walks. Taranaki has the best of both worlds - scenic countryside and also has an urban settlement - New Plymouth, set right on the coastline.
Located at the bottom of the North Island, Wellington is New Zealand's capital city. Wellington has been built around a spectacular harbour and is surrounded by hills. Because Wellington central is fairly compact it is easily explored on foot. The capital city has a diverse range of attractions and activities for visitors.
Wellington Cable Car
The mainland of New Zealand is known around the world for its scenic sights - mountains, lakes and forests. The South Island has New Zealands highest mountain, Mt Cook. The wilderness of the West Coast makes it a tranquil but yet exciting area to visit while Milford and Doubtful Sounds in Fiordland make for spectacular views.
Whale watching at Kaikoura