Kia Ora. Welcome to New Zealand! This place can truly be described as paradise. New Zealand is a small country, with a small population, varied geography, and miles of unspoilt beauty. Come explore our spectacular glaciers, plunging fiords, golden beaches, rugged mountains, flat plains, green hillsides, ancient forests and the active volcanic plateau. Here you’ll find a snapshot of New Zealand history, our love for the perfect flat white coffee, plus all the practical info you need to have the holiday of a lifetime in our beautiful land. 

 

Kiwis live in a young country compared to most countries around the world. But while we might be youthful, we also have a rich culture and history. Here’s a little snapshot.

 

Today’s New Zealanders are known as outdoorsy, friendly, strong and innovative people. Here’s a little bit of who we are now.

 

If you have a question about life in NZ, here are some quick, helpful facts to help make your trip to New Zealand as enjoyable as possible.

 

New Zealand is sensational in any season. It just depends on what you want to see and do. Are you after balmy beaches or golden autumn leaves? Sun or snow? So when is the best time visit?

 

New Zeeland can truly be described as paradise. It’s a small country, with a small population, and miles of unspoilt beauty. Come explore our spectacular glaciers, plunging fiords, golden beaches, rugged mountains, flat plains, green hillsides, ancient forests and the active volcanic plateau.

 

New Zealand is a foodie paradise. With plenty of fresh produce, fresh fish in our waters, and world-class lamb and beef, you’ll always find something delicious to eat here.

 

Whether it’s fully organised group trips, personalised tours, self-driving, family or adventure holidays we’ve got all the tips and tricks to make planning a trip to New Zealand a breeze.

 

Welcome to Downside Up, a blog dedicated to inform and inspire you on all things South Pacific. This blog showcases historical curiosities, natural wonders and shares observations about the life and culture of New Zealand.

 

When planning a New Zealand Holiday it’s handy to know how much things cost. A comprehensive guide to New Zealand prices – from the essentials to the treats.