New Zealand has amazingly beautiful scenery—including vast mountain chains, spectacular gorges, dramatic river valleys, sweeping coastlines, tranquil lakes, steaming volcanoes, and magnificent fiords—and with a population of only four million, it is one of the world's least crowded countries. On this tour through New Zealand, you'll get a chance to see its breathtaking scenery and most famous cities, including Queenstown, Rotorua, Wellington, Dunedin, and Christchurch. So be sure to grab your camera, as you'll see some amazing sights that you'll want to capture and share back home.
New Zealand vacation highlights can include include the TranzAlpine scenic train journey, rated one of the world's top six train journeys, and a cruise through Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park, where you'll see some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world with sheer walls rising thousands of feet from the water's great depth. At Mount Cook National Park, enjoy the beautiful glacier-fed lakes and alpine scenery. Cruise from the North Island to the South Island and enjoy extraordinary beauty. In fact, this journey is renowned as one of the most beautiful crossings in the world.
Also visit Rotorua, and see Te Puia, Rotorua's most prominent thermal area with New Zealand's largest geyser, boiling mud pools, silica terraces, and sulphur springs.
On your vacation, you can also learn about the MÄori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, at a traditional hangi dinner—a traditional feast cooked in an underground oven—and concert. All of this and more awaits you on a wonderful vacation through New Zealand.