New Zealand Vacations: Fjords & Forests
New Zealand is a land of lush forests, glacier-covered peaks, and beautiful beaches. Travel for the scenery, and explore the charming cities—from Auckland in the north to Wellington and Christchurch in the south. Lord of the Rings fans can discover the natural setting where the movies were filmed. Enjoy a warm Māori welcome and visit a marae—a Māori meeting place—where you can watch a war dance and learn about Māori art and culture. Visit a winery, take a scenic hike through a breathtaking national park, or find a beach to call your own with the help of your Liberty Travel vacation consultant.
New Zealand at a Glance
Currency: New Zealand Dollar ($)
Tipping Customs: While tipping is not customary in New Zealand, it is acceptable to leave a 10% tip at restaurants for exceptional service; however, tipping hotel staff and tour guides is customary
Popular Drink: New Zealand Wine
Must Eat: Lamb, or enjoy a traditional Māori Hāngi
Power Up: Type I (three-prong type) 240 V
Weather: Enjoy the mild subtropical climate year-round, but pack a jacket if you plan to travel into alpine areas or want to go far south in the winter
Best Time to Visit: Come for the New Zealand summer (January, February, and early March) for the best weather
New Zealand Deals
Top Things to Do in New Zealand
Vineyards and Scenery
Travel to the celebrated Hawke’s Bay, home to New Zealand’s oldest wineries, or venture into the more remote mountain wine regions of Nelson or Waitaki Valley.
Feast with the Māori
After soaking in the hot springs of Rotorua, visit the Māori village and partake in a traditional Hāngi meal, cooked in an earthen pit and steamed to perfection over heated rocks.
Hike a Glacier
Put on your crampons and take a guided hike on the spectacular Franz Josef Glacier.
Galaxies of Glowworms
Journey beneath the earth and view the breathtakingly beautiful glowworms at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
New Zealand boasts a range of wild adventures, from paddling Milford Sound, to cruising the coast for whales; explore mountainous terrain, volcano-shaped landscapes, and wild coastlines.
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