New Zealand pleases with its natural beauty, deep history and multi-ethnic culture. Imagine walking through unspoilt rainforests, beaches, mountains and along lakes and glaciers. Indulge in sulphur baths and active geysers. Not to be omitted is the local cuisine, which is an experience on its own, plus wines (New Zealand produces great ones) that will give your palate something new to try. The country is not only for outdoor adventures, you can also enjoy the amenities of a modern city, interact with friendly locals at a bar or up the stakes at a casino. If you are arriving by plane to the country, flights to New Zealand will touch down at Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch International Airports. Air New Zealand, Qantas, Singapore Airlines and Philippine Airlines fly to these airports.
Wellington is the compact capital of New Zealand, dotted with colourful Victorian houses, promenades and beaches. Climb Mt Victoria for gorgeous views of the city and its quaint harbour or take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront of Oriental Bay. Whether you are curious about the wizardry effects of the 'Lord of the Rings' films at the Weta Cave mini-museum or about pre-historic creatures, Wellington has many attractions. And if you are visiting Auckland, gear up for a city with plenty of things to offer from wild beaches and thrilling volcanoes to virgin forests and majestic waterfalls. Throw in pulsating bars, eclectic restaurants and a beautiful waterfront and you might decide to stay for good at the 'City of Sails' as Auckland is known.