New Zealand is known as “the land of the long white cloud.” About 900 miles off the east coast of Australia it consists of two main islands separated by the Cook Strait and a number of smaller islands. It is a country with lots of natural beauty, and varied topography.
The South Island has the larger land mass, and the Southern Alps running along its length are popular for skiing in winter. Fjords in the south-western region include Milford Sound, New Zealand’s most famous tourist destination.
The North Island contains the capital city, Wellington, and New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland. Less mountainous than the South Island it has a large volcanic plateau and hot mud pools and geysers at Rotorua. Discover the many fun and wonderful things New Zealand has to offer.