Category: Scenic Highlights

New Zealand’s green and friendly isles, situated in the vast South Pacific Ocean, are ranked among the world’s most popular holiday destinations.

Scenic Highlights

New Zealand's green and friendly isles, situated in the vast South Pacific Ocean, are ranked among the world's most popular…

2 years ago

White Island

Billowing clouds of gas, steam and ash are spewing out from the crater and you hesitate to move. An explosion…

4 years ago

Waitomo Caves

Suddenly, as you look upwards you realize the entire roof of the cavern is a mass of ghostly pale green…

4 years ago

Tongariro Plateau

The track winds through a 'moonscape' of bizarre lava sculptures and up onto the shoulder of a towering volcanic cone,…

4 years ago

Sulphur City (Rotorua)

The Waimangu Cauldron steams away at a seething 53° Centigrade as you stroll downhill past Frying Pan Lake, the world's…

4 years ago

Queenstown

It takes some mental agility to visualise just how the Dart Valley looked 18,000 years ago, at the peak of…

4 years ago

Punakaiki

The pancake-like columns of rock are drenched in spray, highlighting the curious stylobedding process that weathers these layers of limestone…

4 years ago

Otago Peninsula

The ridge-top road winds its undulating way through a patchwork of paddocks and a sparse human population. Otago Harbour is…

4 years ago

Nelson Lakes

Birdsong resounds through the beech forest and occasional gaps in the foliage reveal the deep blue waters of a glacial…

4 years ago

Mount Taranaki

Travel anywhere in the Taranaki region and you will have the constant presence of this striking, dormant, strato-volcano (also known…

4 years ago

Mount Cook

Drive along Lake Pukaki's shoreline and you will be impressed by its pale glacial blue colour. On a sunny day…

4 years ago

Milford Sound

The tour coach zig-zags down into the depths of the Cleddau Canyon and turns under a dense canopy of rainforest…

4 years ago

Marlborough Sounds

Ease your kayak around a bushclad headland and drift silently under overhanging branches into a secret cove. The dark green…

4 years ago

Lake Wanaka

Sit awhile on the willow-fringed shoreline in Wanaka township and soak up the view. Crystal clear waters lap the pebbly…

4 years ago

Lake Taupo

The rush of white water is mesmerising. It is impossible to discern a pattern in the heaving, roaring maelstrom, but…

4 years ago

Kaikoura Peninsula

'Thar She Blows!' The cry goes out and our cruise boat heads off in hot pursuit of a broaching sperm…

4 years ago

Hokianga

Massive sand dunes stand solid and unmoveable against the terrible onslaught of pounding seas. The dunes rise up from the…

4 years ago

Franz Josef Glacier

You find yourself in a wonderland of pristine whiteness - ice pinnacles, blue crevasses, deep caves and towering seracs. The…

4 years ago

Fiordland Lakes

As the beech forest canopy opens up to reveal majestic snow-capped mountains, you know for sure this is one of…

4 years ago

Coromandel Peninsula

A gigantic arched cavern separates your luxurious beach from Mare's Leg Cove. Through the yawning cavern are views of lush…

4 years ago