New Zealand is the youngest country on earth, the last major landmass to be discovered only 1000 years ago. It has a rich and diverse culture with influences from the indigenous Maori people. Volcanism has given New Zealand a wealth of hot springs; why not try an inspiring way to relax, amid some of the most stunning scenery in the world, where Lord of the Rings and the Chronicles of Narnia were filmed. From skiing to trekking and camping to shopping, relaxing on deserted beaches and climbing amazing alpine passes, New Zealand has something for everybody. Don’t forget to watch the All Blacks rugby team do the Haka; New Zealand will also host the 2011 rugby world cup.
Summer 20-30`C, Winter 10-15`C
Time to travel:
Summer - Dec, Jan & Feb. Winter -June, July & August.
Flight time from UK:
Approx 25 hours with 1 stop in Asia
English, indigenous Maori language
No Visa required for British passports for travel up to 6months, for Irish passports, no visa is required for travel up to 3 months.
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