New Zealand has recently become a top travel destination for those looking for an exciting adventure or relaxing vacation. This beautiful country is split between the North Island and the South Island. On the North Island you can find a mixture of exotic wilderness, charming cities, and great wineries. If you decide to head down South you can experience some of New Zealand’s most exciting outdoor adventures. Wildlife enthusiasts can even see some unique species that are endemic to the island.
Although New Zealand is a small country, there is a rich history and diversity. Learning about the Maori culture, an indigenous population in New Zealand, can make a normal holiday an especially enriching experience. Many people who choose to visit New Zealand go on tours to Maori tribal meeting grounds where they can meet local people and witness different cultural traditions. As most fans of Lord of the Rings already know, New Zealand is home to the rolling hills of Middle Earth. Take a day trip out to Rotorua to visit the official movie set and feel like you are in the movie.
When planning your trip to New Zealand don’t forget that their seasons are opposite of ours because they are located on the other side of the equator. If you’re looking for moderate to warm weather the best time to travel is between December and May. You can experience a cold winter from June to August, which is perfect when visiting the snow- capped landscape of the South Island.
This Thursday TravelStore- Santa Barbara will be hosting New Zealand Night at Vita Travel Store. Here you can learn about why New Zealand should be on the top of your travel bucket list! Information on what makes New Zealand so great and specific tours you can go on will be included. This is just a sneak peak of what you will hear at the event!
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