The aptly named Bay of Islands is a great place to combine adventure and relaxation.
With the scent of sulphur in the air you can stand upon active volcanoes and peer into massive steaming craters, see bubbling cauldrons spit out mud and exploding Geysers spout 50 ft or more into the air, soak in a mineral hot pool and enjoy unspoiled native forests.
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.
New Zealand's most famous attraction, Milford Sound with its views of the distinctive Mitre Peak, is the most visited fiord in the country and is certainly no disappointment.