New Zealand

Aotearoa, or “Land of the Long White Cloud” as it’s otherwise known, is like nowhere else on Earth. It truly is as mystical as the name suggests.

What’s not to like about New Zealand? Beautiful cities, good food and drink, and friendly people all come together with a uniquely Kiwi twist. And the nature, oh the nature: that’s absolutely something else. The Kiwis don’t just enjoy nature, they spice things up with extreme adventures. All of this in one of the safest and easiest countries to travel in the world.

Frequently Asked Questions about New Zealand

How do I travel between the North and South islands of New Zealand?

There are multiple airports on both the North and South islands of New Zealand, but if you're driving between the two, you'll be taking the ferry. This picturesque 3.5-hour boat ride crosses the Cook Strait between Wellington and Picton. Numerous ferry companies run the route, but it certainly pays to book ahead.

What is the capital city of New Zealand?

Situated at the bottom of the North Island, Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand. Also known as "the Windy City", this gorgeous harbour town is ringed by natural attractions and is the cultural heart of the country.

Where are the best skiing mountains in New Zealand?

When it comes to mountains - and nightlife for that matter - you can't go past Queenstown. Many skiers and snowboarders choose to base themselves in this party town as it offers easy access to some of the biggest and best resorts. For a variety of runs catering to beginners and experts alike, sling your skis over your shoulder and head up the winding road to Coronet Peak. And if fresh snow is forecast, there's no where better to make the most of it than up at The Remarkables. If you're looking for a quieter escape, the nearby town of Wanaka might be a better choice. From here, you'll be well placed to explore the thrilling snow parks of Cardrona and the backcountry runs of Treble Cone.

Where was The Lord of the Rings filmed in New Zealand?

The dramatic mountains and wild forests of New Zealand were the perfect backdrop for The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Scenes were filmed in locations all over the country so a holiday in New Zealand can at times feel as though you're walking through a gigantic film set. True fans will want to take the pilgrimage to see The Shire and Hobbiton movie set in the small town of Matamata. You can also head to Wellington's Kaitoke Regional Park, the setting of the mystical Elven realm "Rivendell".