With its stunning beauty and diverse scenery, New Zealand offers something truly unique and special for all travelers, a place that must be experienced firsthand to appreciate the majesty of this two-island nation. A handcrafted immersive vacation is what you’ll want to ensure you experience the magic of both the North Island and South Island.
Each island offers a stunningly unique experience. The South Island offers everything from rugged peaks to sandy beaches with rolling vineyards in the Marlborough area, where the Sauvignon Blanc is fantastic.
Queenstown, the South Island’s most well-known city, is a perfect city to visit year-round. Its compact downtown area is a sophisticated cosmopolitan escape with a great shopping hub tucked into a picturesque bay. Plus, this island offers the chance to see world famous Milford Sound and Franz Josef Glacier.
A short ferry ride is a great way to travel between the two islands, enjoying the views of Marlborough Sound until you arrive in comfort on the North Island.
The North Island allows for iconic New Zealand experiences, including immersing into Maori culture and exploring nature through epic hikes and wanders through some of the country’s best landscapes. For The Lord of the Rings fans, Hobbiton, just outside of Rotorua, offers a wonderful playground. The Glow Worm caves, hot spring geysers and wonderful spa services are all available on the North Island as well. The Bay of Islands sits right on top of North Island and is one of the most indescribably lovely places in the world.
Looking for high adventure? New Zealand is the place for activities galore, ranging from mild to extreme. Don’t miss the chance to swim with the Dusky Dolphins, hike the Glacier, bungee jump off a canyon or just enjoy a slow leisurely bike ride through the bucolic countryside.
Warm and friendly, English speaking people add to the charm of this safe and wonderful place. It is also a destination where your US travel dollar goes far as the exchange rate is very favorable right now.
You are invited to join Journese representative, Patti Granger, who recently returned from New Zealand. She’ll give an in-depth presentation on planning the perfect New Zealand vacation, plus learn about adding additional destinations such as Australia for a fully immersive vacation. Go to bvtravel.com/seminar to rsvp for this free information session on February 15.