Discover New Zealand
New Zealand is a land of thrilling diversity and surprising contrasts, where every region brings you something new. From the North Island's culture, history and contemporary style to the South Island's beauty, isolation and adventurous spirit, New Zealand will enthral and move you.
All this makes New Zealand one of the most picturesque and diverse countries in the world – alpine ranges, tropical rainforests, pastoral farmland and golden beaches, all in one compact place!
New Zealand’s North Island is an island of diverse landscapes and scenery. Known as Te Ika a Maui (Maui’s fish) in Maori, the North Island offers a full spectrum of sights and experiences. From the velvety-green hills of Wellington to the metropolitan atmosphere of Auckland; the smoking craters of the Ruapehu Region to the sub-tropical rainforest of the Bay of Islands. The North Island of New Zealand is constantly captivating.
The South Island of New Zealand promises breathtaking scenery and unforgettable experiences. The South Island of New Zealand is known by Maori as Te Wai Pounamu – Water of Greenstone. Much of the Pounamu (Greenstone or Jade) used in Maori jewellery was sourced from the rivers of the South Island, but the name also invokes the gem-like hues of many South Island lakes and rivers – from the deep jade of the Waimakariri River to the turquoise coloured Lake Tekapo.
New Zealand's Touring Routes are an excellent way to explore the country. Covering many of New Zealand's top regions and must-see destinations, touring routes let you experience New Zealand at your own pace.
There are 14 New Zealand National Parks, each of which showcases the unique and diverse landscapes, wildlife and plants of Aotearoa New Zealand. From alpine peaks and glaciers, to rainforests and beaches – the National Parks of New Zealand will inspire, excite and enthral.