Thanks to its untouched natural beauty New Zealand is a country that amazes and enthrals at every turn. There are ancient kauri forests, glacier-fed lakes and immense mountains, not to mention the idyllic beaches of the Bay of Islands, the raw power of North Island’s volcanic plateau and the incredible whale watching of Kaikoura. Plus, with just over four million friendly inhabitants there’s a fair chance you’ll have this incredible scenery pretty much to yourself. When you need a little civilisation on your New Zealand holiday you can enjoy the cafés, restaurants and growing art scene of cities such as Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
The Lord of the Rings films showcased the stunning scenery you can expect to see whilst on holiday in New Zealand. There was a steady tourist industry in New Zealand before but the following these films there was an explosion of tourism with people from around the world clamouring to book New Zealand holidays. The landscapes depicted captured the imagination of millions and although it is a distance from the UK it provides so much that many have booked the holiday of a lifetime here. The films have also spawned a whole range of Lord of the Rings tours with opportunities to see the places you saw on screen.
Motorhome Holidays in New Zealand
A good way to experience this amazing country and do all the things you want to do is by taking a campervan holiday in New Zealand. There are lots of operators in New Zealand with excellent rates on motorhomes. You can arrange your campervan fly in to your chosen destination and away you go. This way you get to stay in the heart of New Zealand’s stunning scenery whilst travelling in comfort and with the freedom to put together your ideal itinerary.
There are lots of great places to see and attractions in New Zealand, here are a few for you to investigate and see if they are right for you and your travel plans;
Travel to New Zealand
New Zealand is located to the South East of Australia in the south western Pacific Ocean and comprises of two main islands – the North Island and the South Island. There are also many smaller islands, but the North and South Island are where most New Zealand holidays are taken. New Zealand holidays are increasingly accessible with regular flights to Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. Typically, a one stop flight to Auckland, which is on the North Island, can be made in just under 24 hours but the duration of your flight will depend on the stopover location and time between flights. Wellington, the nation’s capital is on the southern tip of the North Island whilst Christchurch is on the South Island. Many people who fly to New Zealand from the UK for a holiday often take the opportunity to spend a day or two in the stopover location to break up the flight and to just make the most out of the time away – two countries for one!
If you want to put together a holiday of a lifetime in New Zealand the following prices are a good guide for how much you could pay to get there;
- First Class from £2400
- Business Class from £1650
- Premium Economy from £1275
- Economy from £580
- First Class from £3800
- Business Class from £2800
- Premium Economy from £1600
- Economy from £640
- First Class from £2400
- Business Class from £1800
- Premium Economy from £1200
- Economy from £590
New Zealand on a map