Welcome to the New Zealand travel blog. Here we hear personal stories of peoples visits to New Zealand.
For a great Blog with information about different travel destinations around New Zealand see my Family Vacation Ideas.
New Zealand varies between a naturally scenic,rustic and a modern outlook.
New Zealand is an outdoor adventure paradise with a wealth of wonders. Many people hire a car or camper van to explore but a cruise is another great way to see the island - at least for part of the journey. Also it is worth checking out in advance what tours are available in NZ.
The Bay of Plenty is a local favorite for the beach culture and worth going for a little beach luxury
Auckland is the usual stepping off point and worth a little time in itself, with great, coffee, bars, shopping, attractions and sailing on the bays. Auckland is also a good stepping off point for points north including Northland, the Bay of Islands, Maori culture and some great surf beaches.
Hawkes Bay has a great wine area with bed and breakfasts and cottages to enjoy the region.
Wellington is also a culturally rich, urban vibe for a smallish capital with quaint architecture and an arts scene.
Small Town New Zealand is also worth a visit. Areas New Plymouth around Taranaki & Wanganui are ideal.
The South Island of New Zealand is perhaps the most spectacular in terms of nature and adventure vacations.
On the South Island of New Zealand, Christchurch has survived the earthquake and is emerging a new identity distinct from it's previously English old country vibe.
Gothic and Green Dunedin is a beautiful place when the rain clears and the summer warmth comes out to play.
Queenstown is one of those place you go to and make up your own mind about. Perhaps the most internationally relevant tourist adventure, eco location, while Wanaka makes a good stopover to the West Coast on route.
The Rees Queenstown Accommodation
The Rees recently made a renowned list of the top 25 Luxury Hotels in the South Pacific. Also and more importantly, it is one of our top choices in Queenstown. That is saying something because this is a place that is really exists for tourism.
Check out The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments.
An organized tour can save you lots of trouble and take some of the guess work out of your vacation.
G Adventures has some amazing tours available in New Zealand - see tours.
Bloggers love this company and you'll be sure to have a good time with them.
More New Zealand Tour Packages:
Romantic Private Helicopter Tour from Queenstown
This tour will take you over Lake Wanaka in a scenic helicopter flight where you can view snow-capped peaks.
Lord of the Rings Edoras Tour
For Lord of the Rings fans and adventure lovers alike. You will travel to the high country of Mt Potts Station. This was the location for Edoras. Included is a 4WD trip through spectacular scenery to reach Edoras.
Milford & Fiordland Private Helicopter Tour
Milford Sound is down the bottom of the South Island. In this tour you can fly over Fiordland National Park and it's glaciers. You will see alpine lakes, rivers, forests, and ice-capped mountains.
See Mt. Cook New Zealand Mountain Vacation Ideas and other locations around the world on Best Family Vacation Ideas.
There is always the option of a cruise tour in this island nation surrounded by water.
A Discount Cruise New Zealand
vacation option gives
you the chance to enjoy some of the fantastic locations without the
need to traverse miles of two lane highways in a country that sometimes
seems a little bigger than it looks
Milford Sound Mini-Cruise
With cliffs, waterfalls, peaks this nature cruise in Milford Soundand the Fiordland National Park, a World Heritage site is a must see attraction in New Zealand.
In an extinct volcanic crater, Akaroa Harbour boasts some of the most magnificent coastal scenery in South Island. Cruise in a large catamaran and catch a glimpse of a little Blue Penguin.
Royal Caribbean New Zealand Discount Cruises
of a Royal Caribbean 14 Night Australia New Zealand Cruise on
the Radiance Of The Seas departing from Sydney, Australia.
Ports of Call include Sydney, Australia | Dusky Sound, New Zealand | Milford Sound, New Zealand | Doubtful Sound, New Zealand | Dunedin, New Zealand | Christchurch, New Zealand | Wellington, New Zealand | Tauranga, New Zealand | Auckland, New Zealand | Bay of Islands (Paihia), New Zealand | Sydney, Australia
Cruises New Zealand Discount Cruises
Celebrity offers some great New Zealand Cruises that offer
opportunities to explore all the nooks and crannies.
12 Night Australia New Zealnd Discount Cruise with Celebrity Cruises on the Celebrity Solstice
Destination: Australia and new Zealand departing from: Sydney, Australia:
Ports of Call include: Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Melbourne, Australia | Dusky Sound, New Zealand | Milford Sound, New Zealand | Doubtful Sound, New Zealand | Dunedin, New Zealand | Christchurch, New Zealand | Wellington, New Zealand | Tauranga, New Zealand | Auckland, New Zealand
Zealand Discount Cruises
Crystal Cruises New Zealand Discount Cruises
Crystal Cruises offer a 16
Night South Pacific Cruise on the Crystal Symphony
to the South Pacific departing from Auckland, New Zealand
Ports of Call include : Auckland, New Zealand | Auckland, New Zealand | Tauranga, New Zealand | Napier, New Zealand | Christchurch, New Zealand | Dunedin, New Zealand | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Melbourne, Australia | Melbourne, Australia
Holland America Line
Holland America Line run a 14 Night New Zealand Cruise on the Oosterdam.
Departing from Sydney, Australia the cruise takes in the ports of calls of: Sydney, Australia | Hobart, Australia | Dunedin, New Zealand | Christchurch, New Zealand | Wellington, New Zealand | Napier, New Zealand | Tauranga, New Zealand | Auckland, New Zealand | Bay of Islands (Paihia), New Zealand
Find great Flight travel deals to New Zealand.
These airlines fly direct to New Zealand
Air New Zealand
Air Tahiti Nui
South African Airways
These Airlines fly to New Zealand with one stop.
South African Airways
Often people travelling to New Zealand also go to Australia. Check out our Australia Destination page here.
You may also like to consider New Zealand while in this part of the word.
Many of the best Australian resorts are located on the Best Beaches in Australia.
We also have links to Australia travel deals and Australia Discounted Travel Deals
Thought of including some Australian
tours in your plans?