Key Factor #2: What Are Your New Zealand Must-Dos?
Perhaps you already know exactly what you'd like to do and see. Or perhaps you're not sure: you've watched "Lord of the Rings", fallen in love with its phenomenal New Zealand locations, and you're not sure where to find them.
Here are some suggestions to get you started...
Majestic Mountain Scenery: North Island: Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Mount Taranaki South Island: Queenstown, Wanaka, Kaikoura, Tekapo & Mt Cook
Gushing Geysers, Volcanoes and Geothermal Wonders: North Island: Rotorua, Rangitoto Island, White Island
New Zealand Wildlife and Wilderness: North Island: Tongariro National Park, Tiritiri Matangi Island, Waitomo, The Coromandel Peninsula, The Bay of Islands South Island: Fiordland National Park, West Coast, Stewart Island, Catlins Coast, Kaikoura
Hidden Bays and Beautiful Beaches: North Island: Northlands and the Bay of Islands, Coromandel, Hawkes Bay, South Island: Abel Tasman National Park, Golden Bay, West Coast, Catlins Coast
Stunning Lord of The Rings Scenery & Sets: North Island: Hobbiton (Matamata), Tongariro National Park, Wellington South Island: Mackenzie Country, Queenstown & surrounds, Fiordland National Park.
Ski-ing and Snowboarding: North Island: Taupo (Mt Ruapehu, Whakapapa) South Island: Christchurch region (Mt Hutt, Methven) Queenstown region (Remarkables, Cardrona, Coronet Peak)
How do you narrow your options? Here's some inspiration from our blog:
Blog: Top Tourist Attractions in the North Island
Blog: Top Tourist Attractions in the South Island
Blog: Elizabeth (our customer service manager)'s Favourite NZ Spots
Blog: New Zealand Adventure Travel: What Not To Miss