Famous for the All Blacks, pavlova and being the home of Hobbiton (and the rest of Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth), New Zealand is nestled in the heart of the South Pacific and, contrary to popular belief, is not part of Australia. With rugged beaches, majestic mountains and a geothermal heart, New Zealand is the perfect road-trip destination and ideal for families with a sense of adventure.
THINGS TO KNOW
There are direct flights to NZ from most main cities in Australia & Asia, as well as Hawaii, the East Coast of the USA & the UAE
NZ has three main islands – the North Island, the South Island & Stewart Island
New Zealander’s call themselves “Kiwis” after their national bird
NZ is also known as “The Land of the Long White Cloud” and “Aotearoa”
New Zealand Articles
If you’re driving from North to South in New Zealand, it’s highly likely you’ll have to go through Taupo at some point. The Central Plateau’s main centre is a big town with a friendly village vibe, and the perfect place to spend a day or two with the kids.read more