New Zealand is the ideal country to be visited hiring a vehicle. Distances between touristic locations are not long and roads always well-appointed. Views are scenic everywhere you go.
After visiting Auckland continue into the Coromandel Peninsula,, 85 km of coastline among remote beaches, rocks formation in the sand, hot water polls and rainforest.
Along the way make a few hours stop in Matamata to visit one of the “Lord of the Rings” movie sets, before arriving in Rotorua where geysers can be admired. Bath in a natural mud pool, relax at the local thermal and enjoy a Maori dinner and dance show.
In Taupo walk a volcanic lake and continue to Wellington, – New Zealand capital – a modern and architecturally interesting city, place of the famous Te Papa Museum with its 5 distinct pavilions (Arts, History, Maori Culture, Pacific Cultures and Natural History).
A scenic ferry ride takes you from Wellington to Picton, in the South Island, where the Abel Tasman National Park, can be easily reached and explored: golden sand beaches, granite cliffs and many trekking tracks along the coast.
Half a day to visit Christchurch, and its gothic structure and Dunedin,, the major city of the Otago Peninsula filled with Maori settlements to then reach Queenstown, capital of fun and adrenaline.
A cruise along the Milford Sound Fjord, will unveil its breathtaking landscapes before flying to Apia in the Samoan Islands and begin your holiday extension among true Polynesian culture, wonderful beaches, crystal sea waters and a lush nature.