New Zealand Tourism
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New Zealand Travel Guide
New Zealand has been rightfully called the paradise of the Pacific. Home to the world famous Maori culture and many species of unique flightless birds, New Zealand is one of the most beautiful destinations in the Pacific. Tourism in New Zealand is highlighted by stunning harbors and inlets, colonial attractions, alpine summits, and local culture. Although New Zealand travel is often overlooked by its bigger and more popular neighbour Australia, the land of the Kiwis is no less.
History of New Zealand
The history of New Zealand is as old as 700 years. It was during those years when New Zealand was discovered. The Polynesians were the first people to settle here. It was the Polynesians who developed the M?ori culture in relation with this land. The Dutch navigator Abel Tasman was the first European explorer who came here on 13 December 1642. Captain James Cook reached here in the year 1769 during one of his three voyages. Post the 18th century, the country has been visited by many explorers, sailors, traders and adventurers. Throughout the eighteenth century, the British resided her extensively. Post the wars in New Zealand, most of the area of New Zealand was handed to P?keh? (European) which gradually grew better. It will always be a delight to visit this wonderful country.
Famous Food in New Zealand
Start with the traditional Maori Hangi which is meat and veggies slow cooked in an underground oven and another Maori favourite Kumara which is a variety of sweet potato. Seafood is obviously very popular, especially the Kiwi favourite Crayfish, paua – sea snails and Kina – a sea urchin.
Major Festivals in New Zealand
One of the main cultural festivals of New Zealand is the Pasifika festival, which is a celebration of the native Polynesian culture of the country. 11 villages come together to celebrate this. Auckland Lantern Festival and Chinese New Year are quite big as well. Other than that, there are multiple food and wine festivals, music fests and religious celebrations. The holiday season around Christmas here is quite a charming one.
Romantic destinations in New Zealand
A New Zealand vacation can quite easily be a great romantic getaway. While the cities of New Zealand are definitely perfect for sightseeing and night-time excitement, there are many hidden gems of natural bounty in New Zealand, which any couple should seek out for on a trip. Only one small ferry ride away from Auckland is the mesmerizing Waiheke Island with pristine beaches and sprawling vineyards. Another great seaside destination is the Coromandel Peninsula. Do consider the hot spring geysers of Rotorua, hiking trails, and cruising trips of Marlborough and serene beauty of Milford Sound when you visit New Zealand.
Beach destinations of New Zealand
Being an island country, New Zealand is home to many gorgeous beaches all around the country, in both the islands. Cathedral Cove, Ninety Mile Beach, and Mission Bay Beach are certainly some of the best. Medlands Beach and Awaroa Inlet in the Abel-Tasman Coastal Track are not to be missed either. One can discover New Zealand in a completely different light in these tranquil beaches.
Here are some of the other best New Zealand cities to visit.
The capital of New Zealand is also one of the best cities of the country, with a lovely urban fabric, waterfront promenade, sandy beaches, and lots of wind whistling around all day long. Located near the North Island’s southernmost point, Cook Strait, Wellington is quite laid back a town, despite being the capital city.
Auckland is hands down the most dazzling city of New Zealand. It has the highest population, most number of urban attractions, and travelling here is quite expensive as well. Despite that, Auckland draws an extensive crowd every year to its sprawling streets. From the iconic Sky Tower right down to the Mission Bay Beach seaside promenade, Auckland is quite a treat to explore.
Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand. This city upholds the English heritage of New Zealand history explicitly, thanks to the many vintage stone building that dots the city streets. The city is centred on the Avon River where there are many narrow, flat-bottomed punts gliding through for a tour.
Queenstown alone ticks all the boxes for a New Zealand tour. On one hand, it displays an authentic Kiwi culture in every part of the city, while on the other hand there are more than enough outdoor activities to indulge in, ranging from easy to extreme. There is also the dramatic beauty of Lake Wakatipu, set against the Southern Alps.
Hamilton is not the most popular name on any New Zealand tour itinerary, but it is an essential one if you want to know as much as you can about the vibrant indigenous Maori culture and other cultural events of the history. Located in the Waikato region of North Island, Hamilton’s map is dotted with museums, galleries and theme parks, as well as restaurants, bars and cafes.
Heli-skiing in New Zealand - heli-skiing is the art of skiing downhill and off-trail by a helicopter instead of a ski lift. In earlier times, remote terrains of Alaska and Europe were reached by helicopter. In a few years, it was converted into a commercialized activity. Adventure-lovers can reach the top of a terrain in New Zealand by a helicopter and then start skiing.
Jump off the Sky Tower - to try the electrifying bungee jumping in New Zealand, reach at the top of Nevis or Kawarau and jump off the highest point. If you wish to try an off-beat bungy experience, head to Taupo Bungy on the Waikato River. Feel your heartbeat racing as you jump from the top of a tower or cliff. Safety instructions must be followed carefully.
Ride the rapids - New Zealand offers a host of options to try river rafting at - from the highest rafted waterfall in the world(commercially) in Rotorua to a gentle river in Queenstown. Depending upon your experience and preference, you may choose any of the popular rafting spots in the country. Feel your heart pumping as you row against the high tides splashing over.
New Zealand tour can be real fun if you do not miss our any of these activities or places to visit. It is a charmingly beautiful country that entices every visitor. Plan a smart itinerary to cover most of the best things in New Zealand. Whether you are travelling with friends or family, you can always have a good time in New Zealand. Be it shopping or adventure or sightseeing, New Zealand will provide you all.
Cities in New Zealand
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Places To Visit In New Zealand
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Auckland Zoo In Auckland
The Auckland Zoo is a zoological garden which is standing in 40 acres of land in Auckland, New Zealand. It was opened on 17th December 1922 and did suffer many difficulties with health issues of animals in it, the same and some following years. A zoological society was formed by 1930 as by this time the zoo had collected a ...
- Zoological Park
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Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium In Auckland
Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium is a famous public aquarium in Auckland, New Zealand. Formerly known as Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World, it was opened in the year 1985 and has gained immense popularity since then. This is the only project which involved conveyor belts for slowly moving visitors from one viewing place to ...
- Sea Life aquarium
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Sky Tower Auckland In Auckland
This tower is telecommunications and observation tower which is located at the corner of Victoria and Federal Streets in the Auckland BD, Auckland, New Zealand. The height of this tower is 1,076 ft, and that is what makes this tower the tallest structure standing in the southern hemisphere. Due to its unique design and heig...
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- Sky Tower
SkyCity Auckland In Auckland
SkyCity casino in Auckland is a casino and an event center which is located in the central business district of Auckland. It is in between of the Federal and Victoria streets, which is at the base of the Auckland’s Sky Tower. It is the only casino in Auckland and second in New Zealand. It opened on 2nd February 1990 and is ...
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Waiheke Island In Auckland
It is the second largest and most populated island of New Zealand. It is in the Hauraki Gulf and covers an area of 21.5 km. Near about 3400 people have built their holiday homes on this island and 9250 people reside here permanently. Waiheke Island in Auckland is a beautiful haven of ethereal vineyards, olive groves, and be...
- Island tours
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Things To Do In New Zealand
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Piha Beach In Auckland
Tired of your busy schedule? Fed up of those beach trips to Goa and Gokarna? Fear no more as you now have a new place to visit. It might be an international one, but it will definitely be worth a visit due to its grandeur and decoration. Piha Beach in Auckland to the rescue, has qualities just like its name, it is very sere...
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Shopping In Queens Street In Auckland
Australia is one of the hotspots of tourism these days, being known as one of the world’s leading most visited places. Its neighbour, New Zealand is not far off behind as many Indians tend to go there, either on a temporary visit or to settle there permanently, either for education or work. New Zealand is known for its heri...
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How to Go to New Zealand
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There are multiple flights from the Indian cities mentioned above to the three international airports of New Zealand. Most people prefer to fly to Auckland, as it is the fastest and most convenient to reach. Among the many airlines that connect the two countries, some are Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia, Jet Airways and Air New Zealand airlines.
There is no India to New Zealand direct flight at the moment. The fastest India to New Zealand flight travel time is operated between Mumbai and Auckland. The connecting flight from Mumbai Airport to Auckland via Singapore, by Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand takes 16 hours and 15 minutes to reach.
The second best option is flight from Delhi to Auckland by Thai Airlines, which takes 16 hours 35 minutes via Bangkok. Mumbai to Auckland takes the same time by Singapore Airlines as well. Malaysia Airlines have flights from these two cities and more, with a flight time of 17-18 hours. Wellington has flights as well. Air India-Singapore Airlines flight via Melbourne and Air India-Qantas flight via Sydney, both from Delhi, are the best flights to reach Wellington.
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Monika's 10 days trip to New ZealandDue to corona spread all was locked down. We were forced by US govt to cancel further travel in the city. Request sent for refunding our money back. But not heard on it so far. Corona is the only memory
Birinder's 10 days trip to New ZealandOverall a well organised trip of 16 nights in Newzealand that took us through both North and South Islands. Bella Vista Motel and Appartments at Christchurch is not suitably located near to a market and also rooms were very small. Milford Sound Cruise and 90 mile Beach Visit. Weather could be a spoil sport and our Franz Josep Glacier Walk & Kaikura Whale watching trips got cancelled.
Tarun's 12 days trip to New ZealandRaunak provided us with all that we required for our trip to New Zealand. He is energetic and was always ready to get us the best deals in our budget. Everything was taken care of before hand - car rentals, hotel booking, as well as reservations for our activities and we didn't have to worry about anything. There was a slight hiccup due to bad weather - some better planning could have been better. However the refund for the cancelled event was provided to me on time - so kudos for that. Overall a great experience and I highly recommend Wanderbird Holidays!
Yug's 10 days trip to New ZealandRaunak Pathak from Wanderbird Holidays was our agent from Travel Triangle for our trip to New Zealand. Raunak helped us plan with the best Itinerary, whether it was wrt the activities covered, hotels stayed or rental car selected. Everything was perfect. He ensured we are aware of all the rules or stuffz that are important for a tourist to know. It was never that we had to do any follow ups. The vouchers of hotel and activities were all received well before time. It was great of him to call us and discuss the itinerary in detail for an hour just before the trip ensuring we are well versed with the itinerary. His efforts showed he did a part greater than what an agent would generally do.
Ashishjain's 7 days trip to New ZealandIt was overall a good experience. However, I would like to convey that Pickyourtrail has been really exceptional in ticketing, but in the planning of the overall trip it was poor. Follow-ups with the bookings and transfers that are required in any foreign trip was neglected, which I would consider as a big blunder from their end. I had faced issues like our vouchers being considered as incorrect in few of the places and in some, the agents to whom we were connected on the trip were not even aware of the booking. Their support team has a lot of people for sure but there is a lack of proper response from them. Our itinerary changes were not updated in the app which again created confusion for their support team who were not even aware of the changes. At the end of the day, there is only one person who gives the right directions and the rest of them just create confusion. I would give another shot in travelling with them only if they decide to go up a notch with travel planning rather than just giving us the tickets/vouchers. Just putting in my honest feedback, Thanks!
Shilpi's 9 days trip to New ZealandWent for a vacation to North Island in New Zealand in Feb 2020. Wanderbird Holidays were of great help in planning the week long trip. All information and suggestions provided by them regarding hotels, activities, cost, location etc was so accurate, I felt as if they are sitting in NZ and planning my trip for me. Raunak even helped me adjust the budget in ways so that I don't end up wasting money. Highly recommended!
Manoj's 7 days trip to New ZealandIt was indeed an amazing experience as it has to be because it’s Newzealand. A paradise for Nature Loving people. And when you have a backup team of agents like Globe Trotting, you travel carefree. We had experienced all the climates there in the world in short trip to Newzealand. The Scenic Beauty while traveling from Queenstown to Milford Sound was breathtaking.
Ranjan's 5 days trip to New ZealandTravel Triangle, it was a trip to Maldives and not New Zealand. Stop sending me messages asking for feedback on my imaginary new Zealand trip
Parth's 10 days trip to New ZealandKapil Kapoor from hub holiday was great. Very hands-on services and always happy to help. Recommend them surely. Local festivals and the food.
Parthsaxena's 6 days trip to New ZealandBest services by TT and the agents .. Had an amazing trip .. Worth every penny spent Would definitely recommend every one to book With Carving Holidays .. Thanks for an amazing experience
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New Zealand Dollar is accepted in New Zealand.
Yes, you can but one will need an international driving license.
Yes you can use your visa/mastercard/Amex credit cards to make payments in NZD. Usage of debit cards will need a prior authorization from the banks.
Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound, Lake Taupo and Tongariro National Park, Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, Queenstown, and Wellington are popular places to explore.
Due to pleasant weather all year round, you can book a holiday to New Zealand whenever you feel like it.
August is considered the cheapest month to fly to New Zealand as it is quite cold and it is considered one of the coldest months in New Zealand. Most of the people like to visit New Zealand during the summer season, hence winter season is considered to be the off tourist season in New Zealand and therefore hotel rates, flight rate is all cheap during this season.
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