New Zealand may not be the biggest island that you will visit but there will be enough to see to keep you there for a number of weeks. Starting in Auckland there is plenty to see and you can set of for a trip to the Bay of Islands.
The Bay of Islands has 144 islands around it and while here you will be able to see all manners of water creatures and fish, including penguins, whales and dolphins. Once you have seen all you want to of these creatures you can travel on to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
While you are here you can choose to relax for a few days or continue to travel to see some of the sites. If you are up to the drive along the Ninety Mile beach you can visit the Reinga Lighthouse. The view from here is outstanding as it is at this point that the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean.
The next part of the journey takes you to the Waikato area and in particular Hamilton. It is an easy place to travel around and one place that you will not want to miss is the city that has been formed as the result of a volcanic crater. The Waikato River is nearby and can be a relaxing place to visit.
There are always going to be some parts of a holiday that you know you will remember long after you have got home. It is likely to be the journey that you make to the Waitomo Caves where you will have a boat ride along an underground river and find that your way is lit by glow worms.
It is now that you are reaching the more agricultural part of New Zealand and you are at the Rainbow Springs Nature Park. You can take in the Agrodome Sheep Show and get in touch with local Maoris. There is a concert and hangi – the Maori traditional feast.
Next are some of the natural wonders and you move onto Rotorua which is based on the Pacific Ring of Fire. At the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley there are geysers, boiling mud pools and hot spots. There is the chance to find out more about the Maoris thanks to a visit to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute.
Havelock is the next place to go where there are more Green Shell mussels than you can imagine and then the gold mining fields at Canvastown, before setting off again to the Southern Alps. Here there is the Paparoa National Park and a trip to Punakaiki allows you to see the famous blow holes.
Having recently seen the hot areas of New Zealand you will next see the Franz Josef Glacier along with the ice fields.
Not all tours will have such a wide range of places to visit as it is understood that some people may want to spend more time in the one place and get to see all that there is to offer at that point.
Nik Halik THE THRILLIONAIRE® , Author of the International Best Seller: The Thrillionaire®, World’s #1 7 Day Weekend Lifestyle Strategist