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New Zealand is an island nation neighboring Australia in the Pacific Ocean. This country is broadly divided into two main landmasses, which are the North Island and South Island. It also has around 600 other smaller islands which have now become a hub for tourists.New Zealand has varied topography and mesmerizing Mountain peaks along with ancient Maori culture. It is also known as the land of Kiwis but you need to be sure about what to add to your New Zealand Vacation Packages when planning a leisure trip to the Kiwi land. 

What To Expect From New Zealand Vacation? 

Wellington

It is the cultural capital of New Zealand. One of its highlights is Cuba Street, which is really famous for bars, restaurants, cafés, and shops. One can climb up Mount Victoria for panoramic views or one can also take a ride on the Wellington Cable Car up to the Botanical Gardens.

Queenstown

It is the party capital of New Zealand. It has the highest bungee jump in New Zealand which is known as the Nevis Bungee. There also exists Skyline Gondola (cable car) which can take us 450m above Queenstown. 

Christchurch 

It has the Canterbury Museum, Arts Centers and Art Gallery which can give anyone cultural kicks. 

Kaikoura

Kaikoura is every ocean lover’s dream. One can get a chance to see amazing marine life like whales, orcas, dolphins, and seals. So if you are here, get your cameras ready.

Auckland

It is the largest urban area in New Zealand. It has places like Ponsonby, Newmarket and Queen Street. It has also got the Hunua Ranges to explore or one can surf in nearby Piha or do hiking on Rangitoto Island.

Nelson

It is New Zealand’s second-oldest city. One can head to Bridge Street for New Zealand’s best craft beer or can explore its wineries. One can also visit Nelson Market or check out the Centre of New Zealand Monument. Abel Tasman National Park is this town’s biggest highlight. One can also Hike, kayak or visit the beach or can even skydive over the beautiful landscape.

Rotorua

Rotorua is famous for its fabulous hot springs and geysers. These are absolutely everywhere in this area. This town is situated at the heart of the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The Maori population also lives in this town and enriches it with their art, culture, and history. 

When it comes to doing things in the top cities in New Zealand, there is much more to do in the country than just hiking the mountains and visiting historic cities. If you are not well-versed with the places and the best activities to do while on New Zealand vacation, simply go through with the below information that will guide you about the things to take up when choosing the best New Zealand Vacation Packages:

  1. 90-Mile Beach: Boogie Board Down Sand Dunes (Kaitaia, needs to take bus service)

  2. Bay of Islands: Set Sail (Drive from Auckland)

  3. Rangitoto Island Climb a Volcanic Island (Auckland)

  4. Waiheke Island: Sample Some of New Zealand’s Finest Wines (21 km from Auckland)

  5.  Mount Eden: Walk up Auckland’s Highest Volcanic Cone (Auckland Central)

  6. Cathedral Cove:  Kayak around ( Coromandel Coast)

  7. Hot Water Beach: Dig Your Own Spa. ( Can be visited from Auckland)

  8. Hamilton Gardens: A unique experience. (Hamilton is the major city, which can be accessed by Auckland and Rotorua)

  9. Hobbiton: real-life movie set that was featured in The Lord of the Rings. (Nearby Hamilton)

  10. Waitomo: Visit the Glowworm caves. (Nearby Hamilton)

  11. Rotorua: Visit the Bubbling Mud Pools

  12. Tamaki Maori Village: Immerse in Māori Culture. (Near Rotorua)

  13. Waimangu Volcanic Valley: Be amazed by the world’s youngest geothermal system. (Can be accessed from Rotorua, Auckland as well as Wellington)

  14. Abel Tasman National Park: Go Beach Hopping. (Can be visited from Kaikoura and Nelson)

Other activities which can be included in the New Zealand Vacation Packages are as follows:

  1. Birdwatching

  2. Surfing

  3. Skydiving

  4. Spot Humpback Whales

  5. Visit New Zealand’s Castle

It is recommended to go for expert advice by contacting the best New Zealand travel agents before you make the best New Zealand Vacation Packages.

New Zealand has a maritime climate as it is surrounded by ocean. It is warm in the summer months i.e. from December to March but is never truly cold, even in winter. The seasons in New Zealand are directly opposite to the seasons in the Northern Hemisphere. One is very likely to experience 4 seasons in one day. Factors that influence time to visit are weather, pricing, and crowd.

Most people visit New Zealand in the summer, but it can be visited at any time provided you pick your destinations. From December to March you’ll find everything is open. Winters (May-Sept) are the wettest and coldest. Hence the least popular time. However, it is a perfect time for winter sports. The Southern Alps and Central North Island provide snow-boarding and skiing opportunities.

January - April  

The month of January is the warmest month, heaps going on and the festive spirit carries on from Christmas! There are lots of summer events at this time of year, with races of all shapes and sizes most weekends, as well as festivals and concerts. During February mid-summer sets in and it is a fabulous and very popular month to visit New Zealand. Races and triathlons are held throughout the country each weekend during this month. During March and April, the weather is pleasant and a great time to be in New Zealand, therefore, it is recommended to choose wisely when selecting New Zealand Vacation Packages.  

Events and Festivals (January-April)

  1. World Buskers Festival
  2. St Jerome’s Laneway Festival
  3. Auckland Seafood Festival
  4. Auckland Lantern Festival
  5. Balloons Over Waikato
  6. Kawhia Kai Festival
  7. CubaDupa
  8. NZ International Comedy Festival

May-September

May is the start of early-winter. The temperature starts dropping but still there are some beautiful days. From June it is officially the start of winter. Ski fields and resorts start to open. It continues until September. During late September the first blossoms start to appear. 

Events and Festivals (May-September)

  1. Auckland Writers Festival
  2. Queenstown Winter Festival
  3. Dunedin Cadbury Chocolate Carnival
  4. Wellington on a Plate
  5. Body Festival

October-December 

During October, there is a change in the air as spring comes around. There are warmer days and longer daylight hours. November lies in mid-spring. There are beautiful days and lush green fields. It is a little bit windy. Also, there are not too many tourists around so ensure to choose the best things to your New Zealand Vacation Packages.  

Events and Festivals (October-December)

  1. Wanakafest
  2. Kaikoura Seafest
  3. NZ Tattoo and Art Festival
  4. Wellington Sky Show

No matter what month you choose to visit New Zealand, this diverse land has something beguiling and intriguing to offer its visitor.

New Zealand is one of the most coveted destinations in the Oceania region that offers breathtaking views of the colonial architecture as well as showcases its awe-inspiring oceanic beauty. Undoubtedly, there are many tourist destinations in New Zealand that are worth visiting during your vacation; however, there are some top destinations to explore in New Zealand.

Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound

It is a world heritage site. It is sculpted by glaciers. The famous fjords of Milford, Dusky, and Doubtful Sounds are present here. (Accessible from Queenstown)

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands is the ultimate destination for yachts and sailing boats. One can also kayak along the coast, or hike the island trails as well as enjoy secluded coves, and explore undisturbed forests. (Can be accessed from Auckland)

Tongariro National Park

It has towering volcanoes as well as untamed forests along with the arid plateaus and hot springs, herb fields, turquoise lakes, etc. One should n't miss Taranaki Falls. (Midway between Auckland and Wellington)

Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers

They are the most accessible glacial rivers in the world. They are also known for being the best tourist attractions in New Zealand. (Christchurch is a major city nearby)

Napier, Hawke's Bay, North Island

It is famous for its gourmet food and Art Deco architecture. This town has a famous statue from Maori mythology, called Pania of the Reef which is a must-visit. (Can be visited along with Rotorua)

Sky Tower

Sky Tower is an iconic structure that decorates Auckland’s skyline. This tower offers views of up to 80 km away as well as provides fine dining in the Orbit revolving restaurant.

Wai-o-tapu

It is a park that is filled with geothermal activity. Lady Knox Geyser is one of its major attractions. (It is near Rotorua). 

10 Day New Zealand Vacation Packages - Wellington, Queenstown

The number of places to visit: 2                             

Destinations: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand Eco Sanctuary, Wellington Botanic Garden, Wellington Cable Car, Milford Sound, Lake Wakatipu, Routeburn Track, Coronet peak ski area

Minimum Price: $2,899*

Maximum Price: $3,677* 

Vacation Duration: 10 days

Activities on the Trip: National Museum and Mixed Art Gallery, Rare Native Birds watching, Nature walk with rare plants and trees, Lush Council run forest and native garden walks, ride in a historic funicular with views and a museum, Mitre Peak, Waterfalls, seals and penguins, boating in a scenic lake with backdrop of mountains, canyoning, lake and camping, family-friendly resort for skiing and more

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand Eco Sanctuary, Wellington Botanic Garden, Wellington Cable Car, Milford Sound, Lake Wakatipu, Routeburn Track, Coronet peak ski area

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card

12 Day New Zealand Vacation Packages - Christchurch, Kaikoura, Auckland

The number of places to visit: 3

Destinations: International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Canterbury Museum, North Hagley Park, Whale Watch Kaikoura, Encounter Dolphins Kaikoura, Seal Swim Kaikoura, Kaikoura i-Visitor Information Centre, Sky Tower, Waiheke Island, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Rangitoto Island

Minimum Price: $2,099*

Maximum Price: $2,677* 

Vacation Duration: 12 days

Activities on the Trip: Antarctic Simulations, plants, and species, Native and exotic plant species, Human and Natural History of region, Large recreational space with gardens, whale watching, dolphin watching, albatross watching, destination for snorkeling with seals, visitor center, Panoramic city view, and bungee jumping, Winery, vineyard, zip line, wine, and wine tasting, museum home for army and regional history, young lava volcano view and hiking

Key Highlights of the Vacation: International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch, Botanic Gardens, Canterbury Museum, North Hagley Park, Whale Watch Kaikoura, Encounter Dolphins Kaikoura, Seal Swim Kaikoura, Kaikoura i-Visitor Information Centre, Sky Tower, Waiheke Island, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Rangitoto Island

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card 

10 Day New Zealand Vacation Packages - Nelson, Rotorua

The number of places to visit: 2

Destinations: Abel Tasman National Park, World of wearable art and classic cars museum, founders heritage park, Tahunanui Beach, Te Puia, Polynesian spa, lake Rotorua, Whakarewarewa The Living Maori village

Minimum Price: $2,599*

Maximum Price: $2,877* 

Vacation Duration: 10 days

Activities on the Trip: Abel Tasman Coast Track and fur seals, museum combining vintage cars and fashion, shopping, white sandy beach with warm waters, Maori museum and geothermal geyser, hot pools, massage and wellness, a crater lake with fishing and boating, Maori showcase in a geothermal landscape

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Abel Tasman National Park, World of wearable art and classic cars museum, founders heritage park, Tahunanui Beach, Te Puia, Polynesian spa, lake Rotorua, Whakarewarewa The Living Maori village

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card 

10 Day New Zealand Vacation Packages - Wellington, Rotorua

The number of places to visit: 2                             

Destinations: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand Eco Sanctuary, Wellington Botanic Garden, Wellington Cable Car, Te Puia, Polynesian spa, lake Rotorua, Whakarewarewa The Living Maori village

Minimum Price: $2,299*

Maximum Price: $3,777* 

Vacation Duration: 10 days

Activities on the Trip: National Museum and Mixed Art Gallery, Rare Native Birds watching, Nature walk with rare plants and trees, Lush Council run forest and native garden walks, ride in a historic funicular with views and a museum, Maori museum and geothermal geyser, hot pools, massage and wellness, crater lake with fishing and boating, Maori showcase in a geothermal landscape

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand Eco Sanctuary, Wellington Botanic Garden, Wellington Cable Car, Te Puia, Polynesian spa, lake Rotorua, Whakarewarewa The Living Maori village

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card

15 Day New Zealand Vacation Packages - Wellington, Queenstown, Christchurch, Kaikoura, Auckland

The number of places to visit: 5                             

Destinations: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand Eco Sanctuary, Wellington Botanic Garden, Wellington Cable Car, Milford Sound, Lake Wakatipu, Routeburn Track, Coronet peak ski area, International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Canterbury Museum, North Hagley Park, Whale Watch Kaikoura, Encounter Dolphins Kaikoura, Seal Swim Kaikoura, Kaikoura i-Visitor Information Centre, Sky Tower, Waiheke Island, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Rangitoto Island

Minimum Price: $3,899*

Maximum Price: $4,677* 

Vacation Duration: 15 days

Activities on the Trip: National Museum and Mixed Art Gallery, Rare Native Birds watching, Nature walk with rare plants and trees, Lush Council run forest and native garden walks, ride in a historic funicular with views and a museum, Mitre Peak, Waterfalls, seals and penguins, boating in a scenic lake with backdrop of mountains, canyoning, lake and camping, family-friendly resort for skiing and more, Antarctic Simulations, plants and species, Native and exotic plant species, Human and Natural History of region, Large recreational space with gardens, whale watching, dolphin watching, albatross watching, destination for snorkeling with seals, visitor center, Panoramic city view, and bungee jumping, Winery, vineyard, zip line, wine, and wine tasting, museum home for army and regional history, young lava volcano view and hiking

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand Eco Sanctuary, Wellington Botanic Garden, Wellington Cable Car, Milford Sound, Lake Wakatipu, Routeburn Track, Coronet peak ski area, International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Canterbury Museum, North Hagley Park, Whale Watch Kaikoura, Encounter Dolphins Kaikoura, Seal Swim Kaikoura, Kaikoura i-Visitor Information Centre, Sky Tower, Waiheke Island, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Rangitoto Island

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card

14 Day New Zealand Vacation Packages - Wellington, Queenstown, Christchurch, Kaikoura

The number of places to visit: 4                             

Destinations: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand Eco Sanctuary, Wellington Botanic Garden, Wellington Cable Car, Milford Sound, Lake Wakatipu, Routeburn Track, Coronet peak ski area, International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Canterbury Museum, North Hagley Park, Whale Watch Kaikoura, Encounter Dolphins Kaikoura, Seal Swim Kaikoura, Kaikoura i-Visitor Information Centre,

Minimum Price: $3,699*

Maximum Price: $4,577* 

Vacation Duration: 14 days

Activities on the Trip: National Museum and Mixed Art Gallery, Rare Native Birds watching, Nature walk with rare plants and trees, Lush Council run forest and native garden walks, ride in a historic funicular with views and a museum, Mitre Peak, Waterfalls, seals and penguins, boating in a scenic lake with backdrop of mountains, canyoning, lake and camping, family-friendly resort for skiing and more, Antarctic Simulations, plants and species, Native and exotic plant species, Human and Natural History of region, Large recreational space with gardens, whale watching, dolphin watching, albatross watching, destination for snorkeling with seals, visitor center

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand Eco Sanctuary, Wellington Botanic Garden, Wellington Cable Car, Milford Sound, Lake Wakatipu, Routeburn Track, Coronet peak ski area, International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Canterbury Museum, North Hagley Park, Whale Watch Kaikoura, Encounter Dolphins Kaikoura, Seal Swim Kaikoura, Kaikoura i-Visitor Information Centre

Hotel Type: 4-5 Star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card 

The number of places to visit: 4                             

Destinations: Milford Sound, Lake Wakatipu, Routeburn Track, Coronet peak ski area, International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Canterbury Museum, North Hagley Park, Whale Watch Kaikoura, Encounter Dolphins Kaikoura, Seal Swim Kaikoura, Kaikoura i-Visitor Information Centre, Sky Tower, Waiheke Island, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Rangitoto Island

Minimum Price: $3,599*

Maximum Price: $4,177* 

Vacation Duration: 13 days

Activities on the Trip: Mitre Peak, Waterfalls, seals and penguins, boating in a scenic lake with backdrop of mountains, canyoning, lake and camping, family-friendly resort for skiing and more, Antarctic Simulations, plants and species, Native and exotic plant species, Human and Natural History of region, Large recreational space with gardens, whale watching, dolphin watching, albatross watching, destination for snorkeling with seals, visitor center, Panoramic city view, and bungee jumping, Winery, vineyard, zip line, wine, and wine tasting, museum home for army and regional history, young lava volcano view and hiking

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Milford Sound, Lake Wakatipu, Routeburn Track, Coronet peak ski area, International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Canterbury Museum, North Hagley Park, Whale Watch Kaikoura, Encounter Dolphins Kaikoura, Seal Swim Kaikoura, Kaikoura i-Visitor Information Centre, Sky Tower, Waiheke Island, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Rangitoto Island

Hotel Type: 4-5 Star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card 

16 Day New Zealand Vacation Packages - Wellington, Christchurch, Kaikoura, Auckland

The number of places to visit: 4                             

Destinations: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand Eco Sanctuary, Wellington Botanic Garden, Wellington Cable Car, International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Canterbury Museum, North Hagley Park, Whale Watch Kaikoura, Encounter Dolphins Kaikoura, Seal Swim Kaikoura, Kaikoura i-Visitor Information Centre, Sky Tower, Waiheke Island, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Rangitoto Island

Minimum Price: $3,899*

Maximum Price: $4,677* 

Vacation Duration: 15 days

Activities on the Trip: National Museum and Mixed Art Gallery, Rare Native Birds watching, Nature walk with rare plants and trees, Lush Council run forest and native garden walks, ride in a historic funicular with views and a museum, Antarctic Simulations, plants and species, Native and exotic plant species, Human and Natural History of region, Large recreational space with gardens, whale watching, dolphin watching, albatross watching, destination for snorkeling with seals, visitor center, Panoramic city view, and bungee jumping, Winery, vineyard, zip line, wine, and wine tasting, museum home for army and regional history, young lava volcano view and hiking

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand Eco Sanctuary, Wellington Botanic Garden, Wellington Cable Car, International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Canterbury Museum, North Hagley Park, Whale Watch Kaikoura, Encounter Dolphins Kaikoura, Seal Swim Kaikoura, Kaikoura i-Visitor Information Centre, Sky Tower, Waiheke Island, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Rangitoto Island

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card

9 Day New Zealand Vacation Packages - Christchurch, Kaikoura, Auckland

 

The number of places to visit: 3                             

Destinations: International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Canterbury Museum, North Hagley Park, Whale Watch Kaikoura, Encounter Dolphins Kaikoura, Seal Swim Kaikoura, Kaikoura i-Visitor Information Centre, Sky Tower, Waiheke Island, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Rangitoto Island

Minimum Price: $3,099*

Maximum Price: $3,677* 

Vacation Duration: 9 days

Activities on the Trip: Antarctic Simulations, plants, and species, Native and exotic plant species, Human and Natural History of region, Large recreational space with gardens, whale watching, dolphin watching, albatross watching, destination for snorkeling with seals, visitor center, Panoramic city view, and bungee jumping, Winery, vineyard, zip line, wine, and wine tasting, museum home for army and regional history, young lava volcano view and hiking

Key Highlights of the Vacation: International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Canterbury Museum, North Hagley Park, Whale Watch Kaikoura, Encounter Dolphins Kaikoura, Seal Swim Kaikoura, Kaikoura i-Visitor Information Centre, Sky Tower, Waiheke Island, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Rangitoto Island

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card

8 Day New Zealand Vacation Packages - Wellington, Auckland

The number of places to visit: 2                             

Destinations: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand Eco Sanctuary, Wellington Botanic Garden, Wellington Cable Car, Sky Tower, Waiheke Island, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Rangitoto Island

Minimum Price: $1,899*

Maximum Price: $2,677*

Vacation Duration: 8 days

Activities on the Trip: National Museum and Mixed Art Gallery, Rare Native Birds watching, Nature walk with rare plants and trees, Lush Council run forest and native garden walks, ride in a historic funicular with views and a museum, Panoramic city view and bungee jumping, Winery, vineyard, zip line, wine, and wine tasting, museum home for army and regional history, young lava volcano view and hiking

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand Eco Sanctuary, Wellington Botanic Garden, Wellington Cable Car, Sky Tower, Waiheke Island, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Rangitoto Island

Hotel Type: 4-5 star 

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card

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