Holidays in New Zealand from the UK, or from anywhere in the world for that matter, are a lot of fun whatever your budget! I have stayed at campsites, hotels, motels, luxury lodges and people’s houses. The best advice I can give if working is to try and get as much time off as possible and spend a minimum of 3 weeks there. If you are a backpacker or retired, then Happy Days! Just be sure you do your homework and map out a suitable itinerary that takes in all the best sites and experiences. If you get stuck, call one of our knowledgeable travel consultants at Bridge & Wickers and they will offer you impartial free advice.
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A holiday in New Zealand has so much to offer whether you are travelling alone, as a couple or with the family. I would definitely recommend a traditional ‘Hangi’ (where the cooks bury and then cook your meat) as well as experience some unique Maori culture. Check out the weather before you go. New Zealand’s winter is the UK’s summer as it’s on the other side of the world and pack sensibly!
So where should you go on your holiday to New Zealand? Wellington of course! and that’s not just because I live there 9 months of the year either but it has got everything ‘Lonely Planet’ calls the ‘coolest little city in the world’ can offer.
Wonderful aerial view of Wellington and man shearing a sheep at Walter Peak
Auckland is more often than not the starting or finishing point for most people and there’s plenty to see and do there but most people, especially if it’s a first time trip, will head down south via Rotorua to Wellie, cross over the Cook Strait, hop on the Trans Alpine train from the ‘Garden city’ Christchurch to Greymouth, hire a car and drive to the ‘adrenalin city of the Southern hemisphere’ Queenstown. From there it’s a trip to the Milford Sound if time allows followed by a trip back to Christchurch via Dunedin and Mount Cook.
Whatever you decide to do, savour every minute, it’s an awesome place for sure!
Para gliding in Queenstown, what an awesome experience!
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