Ever since the turn of the 21st century ushered in the globally renowned 'Lord of the Rings' film trilogy , directed by Peter Jackson and filmed in New Zealand, this fabled land of hobbits, dwarfs and dragons has attracted the attention of the world.
Situated an easy five minutes’ walk from central Queenstown, the Gondola carries visitors high above Queenstown to the Skyline complex. The best views in the region are found here, spread out in a spectacular 220-degree panorama.
Towering peaks, dense rainforest and broad coastal plains dotted with exquisite kayaking lakes like Brunner, Kaniere and Ianthe (remnants of the Ice Age) characterise mid Westland.
Visit a chosen land where warmth, hospitality, fine wines and gourmet foods delight visitors all year round. Marlborough has a beautiful varied landscape of golden tussock downland, rich green beech forests, wide braided rivers and stark lofty mountains.
The lower North Island is characterised by prosperous farming along the western coastal plains and the expansive hill country sheep stations on the Wairarapa Coast.
Kiwis love outdoor adventure, and the sight of flashing paddles, flying spray and ecstatic rafters exchanging 'high fives' is an icon of the Downunder adventure experience.
Hawke's Bay has consummate style - chic restaurants, world class wines, fine foods and passionate craftspeople. The Bay is an unbroken crescent of land between the Mahia Peninsula and Cape Kidnappers - the world's largest accessible gannet colony.
Discover a world untouched by man - a true wilderness where deep ocean meets towering peaks. Fiordland National Park is the largest park in New Zealand and just the wildest, wettest and most isolated part of the country.
It's New Zealand's best kept secret - a paradise for nature lovers with abundant tracts of wilderness, golden beaches, sparkling lakes and tumbling rivers.
Follow the Pacific Coast Highway out of Auckland and within three hours you will enter a land of blue skies, balmy temperatures, sparkling seas and sweeping landscapes.
Come visit the Top of the South and enjoy a seductive mix of sun, sand, whitewater, arts and crafts, fresh fruit, fine wines and succulent seafoods.
Drive one hour north of Christchurch and you enter a rural lifestyle of irresistible charm. North Canterbury is an exquisite part of New Zealand where you will find ample space for complete recreation and rejuvenation.
If you want to go deeper, steeper, wetter and wilder in the wilderness this is the place for you. North Westland has almost limitless adventure possibilities - whitewater rafting, underground tube rafting, heli-rafting, jet boating, caving, mountain biking and horse trekking.
Seeking adventure in the great outdoors - want to physically challenge yourself on a scenic river? Taranaki offers all this in abundance and markets itself effectively as a special place with real people and a great lifestyle.
Wanganui, the 'River City', nestles at the mouth of the broad tidal Whanganui River. This beautiful garden city is noted for its heritage walks, reserves, fine arts, culture and its outstanding museum.
South of Aucklands Bombay Hills is a land of lush green valleys where the air is crisp and clear - the home of restful dairy cows and galloping thoroughbred champions.
Welcome to moonscape country in the molten volcanic heart of the North Island. Here you can experience the delights of Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand's largest active volcano, which last erupted in 1996.
Enter the untouched wilderness of New Zealands South West World Heritage Area. It is a vast pristine nature-lovers paradise, filled with the grandeur and spectacle of Mt Cook, the Southern Alps and the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers.