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World-famous for its abundance of natural wonders, New Zealand travel immerses you in extraordinary, remote wilderness. The South Island’s Milford Sound is a bucket list destination, with cascading waterfalls, majestic fjords and the underwater observatory at Harrison Cove. From mountainous landscapes to turquoise seas, the Abel Tasman National Park is heaven for beach lovers, where lush valleys meet perfect arcs of golden sand.
The North Island boasts just as many natural delights, such as Rotorua’s astounding Wai-o-tapu Thermal Valley with bubbling mud, volcanic craters and stunning champagne pools. From crater walks to soaking in natural thermal hot springs, New Zealand tours with Authentic Vacations include customizable itineraries to ensure you see the best of the country’s natural highlights, from iconic spots to hidden marvels.
Queenstown is one of the globe’s top adventure activity destinations, but it’s just one of many spots to experience thrills on a New Zealand vacation. If you’ve never tried bungy jumping, jet boating or skydiving, or if you can’t wait to do it all over again, this is the place for you. A long ski season provides plenty of snow-based action in the Southern Alps, so it’s also the perfect spot for a magical, winter wonderland getaway.
Challenge yourself to whitewater rafting on the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world, in Rotorua. Get a bird’s eye view with scenic flights over untouched wilderness and hike through ancient forests, like Waipoua with its gigantic kauri trees and rare birds. Whether it’s mountain bike riding, surfing or an adrenaline boost you’re seeking, Authentic Vacations bring the New Zealand travel thrills to you.
New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, is an energetic hub of gourmet food, festivals and creativity. It’s also the gateway to one of the country’s premier wine regions, Wairarapa. Then, there’s Auckland, the country’s largest city and home to West Coast Beaches, remote island retreats and the Sky Tower Walk, which is 192 metres above ground level in the heart of the city.
Soak up the traditional English atmosphere in Christchurch while meandering through spectacular gardens, shopping at chic boutiques, gallery-hopping and tasting craft beers. From the largest and most renowned cities to charming towns like New Plymouth, Napier, Dunedin and Wanaka, you’ll find a cosmopolitan vibe wrapped in scenic views throughout the country.
Relax at Polynesian spas, visit the famous Hobbiton Movie Set and discover Maori culture on authentic, small group New Zealand tours with Authentic Vacations. Unique experiences abound here, including the Footwhistle Glowworm Cave under the hills of Waitomo.
Customizable itineraries allow you to get off the beaten path to unearth local hotspots as well as New Zealand’s vast array of extraordinary highlights. If you’re looking for the elusive Kiwi bird, head to Stewart Island, which is also home to rare yellow-eyed penguins. Kayak around the grand arches of Cathedral Cove, visit the steaming, active volcano on White Island and eat delicious food cooked in a traditional Maori Hangi.
Throughout your New Zealand vacation, indulge and relax at unique, boutique properties in the heart of bustling cities, surrounded by sweeping landscapes or on the shores of glittering oceans. Your experience with Authentic Vacations highlights local charm and unique activities, with expert advice and support to enhance a once-in-a-lifetime journey across New Zealand’s incredible attractions.