Discover for yourself how nature meets luxury, and how the warm and genuine hosts create a relaxed experience just for you. New Zealand is a country that’s meant to explore and tempts you with magnificent experiences that can be high energy or tame. Set among a backdrop of mesmerizing scenery you can take a heli-picnic atop soaring mountains or have private tastings at New Zealand’s best wineries. After a day of relaxed pampering or exhilarating activities, you can wind down at one of New Zealand’s finest lodges. The unique lodges of New Zealand are sure to be a memorable part of your trip.
New Zealand is a 12 hour flight from Los Angeles and is made up of 2 islands, the North Island and the South Island. Both islands are amazing, with the South Island being a bit more dramatic.
THINGS NOT TO MISS
Jet boat ride in Queenstown
Wine tasting on Waiheke Island
Soak up Maori culture in Rotorua
Kayak or cruise Milford Sound
Heli-hike a glacier
WHEN TO GO
New Zealand's climate is mild, and ranges from subtropical in the north to temperate in the south. No matter the season, the majority of main attractions are open year-round. Their seasons are opposite of ours and the most popular time to travel from the US is fall March – May, In autumn, New Zealand enjoys some of the most settled weather of the whole year. Soak up long, sunny days and golden leaves with hiking, cycling or kayaking. Temperatures range from 45 to 70 degrees
It depends on how quickly you want to get from one place to another. There are numerous flights between the larger cities if you want to go fast. Many visitors rent cars (driving is on the left) or use buses, trains and water taxis available in certain areas.