They say good things come in small packages, and never a truer word has been said when it comes to New Zealand. This compact country packs a serious punch with diverse landscapes, activities, and opportunities for adventure and exploration.
From breath-taking national parks to bustling cosmopolitan cities, to epic surf breaks and jaw-dropping mountains with perfect powder, and relaxed wine regions to fine sand beaches; there’s something for everyone.
Where is New Zealand?
New Zealand is just over 900 miles east of Australia, and just over 600 miles from the Pacific Islands including Fiji, the Cook Islands, and French Polynesia.
It’s easy to get to New Zealand from the UK with a variety of flights and stopovers to suit every timescale and budget.
How Big is New Zealand?
New Zealand is slightly larger than the United Kingdom, but slightly smaller than Japan.
Separated in to two islands, the scenic South and the cosmopolitan North, it’s about 990 miles in length, but boasts and impressive 9,300 miles of dramatic coastline just begging to be explored.
There are just four million people populating the country, with the North home to three times the number of people as the South.
It’s easy to get around thanks to fantastic network of trains, planes, boats, buses, and roads. So, whether you’re keen to get off the beaten track in a campervan or motorhome or prefer to watch the world go by from the comfort of the train; you can explore your way.
Should I Visit the South Island or the North Island?
Both islands boast their own unique highlights. Take your interests in to consideration when planning your holiday, and you’ll quickly uncover how to split your time.
The South island is renowned for being a true feast for the eyes. From the lush Fiordland National Park to the rich waters of the Milford and Doubtful Sounds, and the jaw-dropping mountain ranges which run from tip to tail (and are perfect for a spot of skiing), it’s a natural playground that’s sure to wow you at every turn.
The North island has more of a cosmopolitan feel to it. Home to the world’s coolest capital, Wellington, as well as being at the very core of Maori culture, everyone from film buffs keen to explore Hobbiton for themselves, to wine lovers looking to make tracks along the famous New Zealand Wine Trail will adore the North island’s unique charms.
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