New Zealand’s Great Outdoors: Traveling The Kiwi Way
Travel to New Zealand, not just for its breathtaking natural beauty, but also for its unique towns and cities. Take in Christchurch’s Victorian-Gothic architecture as well as gorgeous alpine scenery from a gondola. In cosmopolitan Auckland learn about indigenous Maori culture, and make day trips to golden beaches and boutique vineyards. Wherever you look in the capital city Wellington, there is art, theater, and a vibrant food and nightlife scene catering to all ages. Queenstown is considered the adventure capital of the world with everything, from zip lining to zorbing, bungee jumping to skydiving, on offer.
You will find that New Zealanders, known as Kiwis, are among the most laid-back and friendly people anywhere. In New Zealand manaakitanga refers to the native Maori way of welcoming guests, a unique style of extending kindness and hospitality. It’s exactly the kind of dedicated service we aspire to provide at Enchanting Travels. At every stage of your interaction with our team of consultants you will feel the warmth and hospitality that is at the core of Maori culture.
The advantage of a small country is that you can reach a remote wilderness location in a short drive from almost any city. From Dunedin on the South Island, an easy half-hour drive gets you to the Otago Peninsula awash with clusters of yellow-eyed and blue penguins, albatrosses, sea lions, and fur seals. The Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps are but a short distance out of Christchurch, while a quick ferry ride from Auckland brings you to the seaside lifestyle and wineries of Waiheke Island.
Few countries match New Zealand in outdoor pursuits and pristine natural beauty. Choose from stunning glaciers like Fox and Franz Josef, volcanoes of North Island’s Tongariro National Park, or the mud pools, geysers, and hot springs in Wai-O-Tapu. Chase waterfalls among towering peaks and blue waters at Milford Sound, watch giant sperm whales in Kaikoura, or explore limestone caves with dark depths illuminated by glow worms at Waitomo Caves. We know it seems like your options are unlimited. That’s why we’re at hand, to help curate an itinerary that best suits your needs.
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Abel Tasman National Park
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