The beauty of New Zealand, the warmth of its people, the splendour of the countryside with its farms, vineyards and a mix of geothermal sites and mountains give a country with so much to see. But there is lots to do as well.
There are pages on this web-site suggesting ski tours, winery visits, fantastic golf courses and custom-made tours to places of interest.
What about exploring our main tourist cities:
Auckland our largest city of 1.5 million people, hundreds of restaurants, bars and night-life, Sky City 24 hour casino and tower, Kelly Tarlton's Antartic Encounter and Underwater World, local tours and sporting events.
Auckland is widely known as the City of Sails. It's been said that the city has the highest number of boats per capita in the world - which is no wonder considering the beautiful waterways that wrap around the city. No visit to Auckland would be complete without experiencing the waterways up-close. From a thrilling high-speed ride on a racing yacht to a laid-back cruise across the harbour, there's an experience to suit every visitor. Ensure your clients allow time for exploring some of the 50 islands scattered across the Hauraki Gulf. Just 30 minutes by ferry from downtown Auckland, a different world awaits on islands such as Rangitoto or Waiheke. A little further on are Kawau, TiritiriMatangi and Great Barrier Island.
Rotorua a middle sized New Zealand city in the heart of the North Island is a place like no other with geysers, mud pools and geo-thermal pools. Something of a cultural centre for the Maori people, visitors can enjoy a cultural performance featuring stories, songs and dances in traditional costumes, followed by a hangi - a meal cooked in an underground oven.
Three hours drive from Auckland, Rotorua has lots of fun activities like the Agrodome Farm Show, Skyline Luge ride and (for younger people) the Zorb. Rotorua also offers numerous lakes ideal for swimming, boating and trout fishing.
Wellington our capital city with Parliament Buildings, the Te Papa museum of New Zealand along with some of the finest restaurants in the country, active night-life and excellent hotels.
Wellington is widely regarded as the centre of New Zealand arts and culture, cafes and restaurants ,fesitvals ,fashion and nightlife. A vibrant and sophisticated city boasting one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, Wellington occupies a prime position as a geographical and cultural centre. Take a look inside New Zealand politics with a guided tour of Parliament. Wellington is a compact city that's easy to get around and packed with atmosphere and excellent shopping. Culture thrives, and the city offers some of the nation's best galleries and museums, including the national museum, Te Papa; recognised as a world leader in the new wave of interactive and innovative museum experiences. Between coastline and forest clad hills, Wellington also offers outdoor adventures from hiking to mountain-biking. Just a short journey north of the city, Kapiti Coast offers plenty for visitors seeking a New Zealand wilderness experience, from the beautiful native bush of the Tararua Range to Kapiti Island, home of many rare and endangered native birds.
Christchurch known as the Garden city is the bustling centre of the Canterbury region, and is surrounded by farms, vineyards and more wonderful restaurants. There is a 24 hour casino and nightlife along with peaceful parks and a great conference and convention centre. Christchurch is in the middle of the South Island's east coast, 80 minutes flight from Auckland and 45 minutes flight to Queenstown (or a spectacular 7-hour drive beside lakes and mountains).
The second largest city in New Zealand and the hub of the South Island, Christchurch offers visitors a mix of old English contemporary style along with true Kiwi culture. Wining and dining in the city is exceptional and the hip and happening 'Strip' on Oxford Terrace and swanky High Street are the places to explore. The Port Hills is best place for panoramic views of the city.
Canterbury is not only rich in beauty but also offers visitors unparalleled experiences: get close to the whales in Kaikoura with the world's rarest dolphins near the charming French settlement of Akaroa; tour New Zealand's hottest wine region, Waipara and the spectacular scenery near Arthur's Pass. Canterbury is a fantastic destination in any season, offering warm summers, cool, crisp winter days, and mild altumns with leaves changing colours from sunshine yellows, burnt oranges to volcanic reds. Beautiful springs are alight with ample gardens filled with flowers and green buds on trees.
Queenstown is located inland, a central southern location with the Southern Alps as a backdrop. The home of wineries specialising in Pinot Noir, great skiing (June to mid-October), tramping, making snowmen or just enjoying the clean, fresh air and the restaurants and bars.
Queenstown is an exhilarating year-round alpine resort, perfect for adventurers and leisure seekers alike. Enjoying four captivating seasons and a climate that offers crisp, sunny winters and hot, sunny summers, Queenstown is a great place for getting outdoors and right inside the picture postcard vistas. Its reputation as the adventure capital of the world is well-earned. Earth, water or air, there is something to test and thrill even the most jaded adventure seeker. Visitors can bungy jump from the world's first commercial bungy site, white-water raft, jet-boat through canyons or hang-glide.