New Zealand - Breathtaking natural spectacles
New Zealand offers visitors rugged snow-capped mountains, pristine golden beaches, volcanoes, lakes and glaciers. The country's landscape is nothing short of spectacular, and since the country is relatively small, many of these natural wonders can be visited in the same day. The local people has a carefree and friendly nature that makes visitors feel welcome everywhere, and the low crime rate makes traveling safe and easy!
New Zealand is a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean and consists of two main islands, the North Island and the South Island. The capital is Wellington on the North Island and the country's largest city, Auckland, can be found on the North Island. But most of the time you don't come to New Zealand to see the cities, but to explore the varied landscape. And that works best with a motorhome.
You will likely be flying to Auckland and as New Zealand is so far from Europe you should stay in a hotel first. It's a long flight and driving on the “wrong” side of the road, namely the left, is much easier after a good night's sleep.
On the North Island you will find the Tongariro National Park with its volcanoes. A large part of the film trilogy “The Lord of the Rings” was shot on the North Island. You can visit the Hobbit Holes of the Shire and have a drink at the Green Dragon Inn on a Hobbiton Movie Set Tour - a highlight for any Lord of the Rings fan.
A ferry connects the South and North Islands seven days a week. The crossing takes about three hours and offers breathtaking views.
In the heart of the west coast of the South Island, the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers stream from the mountains to the rushing surf of the Tasmanian coast - nowhere else in the world have glaciers come so close to the sea.
Cruise Milford Sound Fjord in a boat and keep an eye out for dolphins, penguins and seals. With its unmistakable profile and its dramatic location, the summit of Miter Peak dominates the fjord with a height of 1,652 meters. The flanks of Miter Peak drop steeply into the water and offer spectacular views.
The South Island has a lot to offer - whale watching in Kaikoura by helicopter or airplane, diving, fishing, skiing, wine tasting, golf, bungee jumping in Queenstown, skydiving, parasailing, cycling or mountain biking. You can experience Maori culture, admire handicrafts, explore caves, indulge in day spas, and so much more. New Zealand is waiting for you!