The aptly named Bay of Islands is a great place to combine adventure and relaxation.
A scenic flight over Milford Sound offers close-up views of sheer sided mountains clad with waterfalls climbing almost vertically from the sea, all dwarfed by Mitre Peak, that reaches nearly 1,700m. Seals and penguins can be spotted on rocks below the sheer cliffs and bottlenose dolphins will sometimes bow-ride the passenger boats.
Auckland is a vibrant South Pacific city, the largest urban city in New Zealand where a modern city environment has created a lifestyle ranked amongst the best in the world.
Located in the centre of the North Island, Lake Taupo is New Zealand's largest lake and a magnet for trout fishing enthusiasts.
Get up early and watch the sunrise from Marine Parade. Hawke's Bay is on the first coast to see the sun every morning.
The capital city and second most populous urban area of New Zealand. It is located at the south-western tip of the North Island, between Cook Strait and the Rimutaka Range.
The most English city in New Zealand, The Garden City, boasts beautifully preserved gothic architecture, tree lined avenues and the gentle meandering Avon River.
Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, in front of the impressive Remarkables mountain range, nature has purpose built this area for adventure.
The region is known for its vast open spaces and golden, tussock-covered hills rolling towards the towering Southern Alps and turquoise glacial lakes such as Lake Tekapo