New Zealand's nature certainly boasts a huge variety of plants, rocks and wildlife and we would be delighted to introduce you to as many of them as you wish!
There are also cities that are well worth visiting. They are beautiful and clean, they will make you feel safe day and night, and they offer a wide range of activities for the whole family.
It is difficult for us to recommend one island more than the other, each of them having its own special character. We suggest you make up your mind according to what you like or your particular areas of interest but if you prefer, let us do it for you.
Our main piece of advice would be not to try and see it all unless you can actually give yourself enough time. You’re better off visiting fewer places and seeing them properly than trying to see everything and ending up doing your vacation on the run.
Also, keep in mind that while airlines now provide you with a lot more entertainment to occupy you on the way over, you will still find the long-haul flight (or flights) tiring. So don’t underestimate the jet lag, you may not be able to hit the ground running as soon as you arrive.
Thanks for your arrangements for our trip to New Zealand, Carolyn. What a fabulous place and great people! The b&bs were terrific, particularly Carol and Craig in Lake Tekapo. T... - John Larson, USARead all reviews