New Zealand is a country that will amaze you at every turn. Compact, welcoming and full of natural beauty, it is one of the few places that can make you feel like you are on a multi trip holiday without needing to jump on another plane. The stunning landscapes can be seen in both the Lord of the Rings and Chronicles of Narnia films and there are tours you can book to immerse yourself in the action.
If you prefer stepping off the beaten track and going back to nature, you can begin your adventure in the sub-tropical North and trek through the lush rainforest, go dolphin and whale watching in the Bay of Islands and witness incredible erupting geysers and bubbling sulphur pools in what can only be described as a geothermal wonderland. For that multi trip experience, you can take the train down to the more temperate South where you can be swimming with wild dolphins one moment and be totally mesmerized by huge glaciers and crystal clear lakes the next.
City breaks are also possible with the capital city Wellington, recently named as the coolest little capital in the world and a foodie paradise. Wellington has its own inner city beach as well as independent restaurants, street food stalls, museums, art galleries and theatre shows for when the sun goes down.