• Aotearoa - The Land of the Long White Cloud

New Zealand – The Adventure Capital of the World!

If you’re looking for adventure, you need to look at New Zealand! Two islands packed full to the brim with adrenalin activities, stunning scenery, awesome traditions and amazing people –

New Zealand is growing in popularity with young people all over the world who want a Working Holiday with a bit of Ooomph! New Zealand offers everything from some of the best white water rafting in the world, one of the highest bungy jumps you can do and, of course, ‘Middle Earth’!

Keep reading to find out why New Zealand is the ‘ultimate’ experience.

Things to See/Do

Scenery

There is some incredible scenery in New Zealand – the pictures do not do it justice! From Mirror Lake in the South Island all the way up to the Bay of Islands in the North and all the mountains, volcanoes, national parks and so much more in between, prepare to have your breath well and truly taken away!

Adrenalin

If New Zealand had a middle name, it would be ‘Adrenalin’! Awesome white water rafting, thrilling bungy jumps, ice climbing … not for the faint hearted! New Zealand is sure to get your pulse racing – if you dare let it!

Culture

The Maori culture is beautiful! The legends, the tattoos, the famous Haka, it’s a big part of  the Kiwi experience!

Cities

Each city has something different to offer – Christchurch is known for it’s quirkiness, Queenstown is great for all you adrenalin junkies, Wellington (New Zealand’s capital) is great for sports fans and Auckland is filled with Moari legends … which will be your favourite??

Let New Zealand blow your mind!

If you are looking at New Zealand for a new adventure, whether it be a working holiday, a couple of months to travel round or a quick trip on your way home, there is something for everyone! Each of the islands bring something new experiences …

The North Island

New Zealand’s North Island is filled with active volcanoes, history and Maori culture, not to mention some stunning beaches! Bay of Islands, in the far north, gives you 144 islands to explore, you have the hustle and bustle of cities like Auckland and Wellington, and you can dig your own hot pool in the sand at the aptly named Hot Water Beach. The North Island is also home to Hobbiton – experience life as a Lord (or Lady) of the Rings when you visit the movie set!

The South Island

The South Island is just beautiful! Every where you go just looks amazing! Milford Sound is great at any time of the year, with it’s waterfalls and mountain peaks. Step back in time to the Ice Age when you visit the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Visit the adventure capital of New Zealand – Queenstown … this is the place to do your bungy, your skydive, your skiing, your ‘anything that gets your heart racing’! And while we’re talking about the South Island, we can’t forget a bit of stargazing by the amazing Lake Tekapo!

All this and so much more to discover – where will you start??

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Interesting Facts

  • Aoetaroa

    The Maori name for New Zealand is Aoetaroa and ‘Land of the long white cloud’.

  • People

    There are more vending machines in Japan than there are people in New Zealand – only 5% of NZ’s population is human … the rest are animals!

  • Never far from water

    There is no part of New Zealand that is more than 128km (79 miles) from the sea.

  • It’s all going South

    Wellington is the Southernmost capital city in the world.

  • Safer than Oz

    There are no native or introduced land snakes in New Zealand – if you’ve been to Australia, that may come as a relief.

  • Interesting names for their sports teams

    The Kiwi Badminton team used to be known as ‘The Black Cocks’ – they changed their name after a year because of complaints … we’re not sure why?!

  • Hobbit Money

    There is no country in the world, other than New Zealand, who is allowed to put Hobbit related images on their money.

  • They brought you the Bungee!

    You can thank our Kiwi friends for bringing you the opportunity to jump from the highest heights with nothing but a rope attached and the ground below!

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