What to See in New Zealand for First Time Travelers?
New Zealand is made up of two parts: South Island & North Island. For the northern part, you can plan an itinerary of 5 to 7 days to visit the City of Sails - Auckland, the stunning Bay of Islands, as well as Rotorua which is famous for Maori culture and geothermal activity. To discover the South Island you can always start from the city of Christchurch. Taking a New Zealand vacation package of 8 to 14 days, you can appreciate the highlights of the southern part, including the Queenstown with amazing scenery, the beautiful Lake Tekapo, the 8th wonder of the world - Milford Sound and the Franz Josef Glacier.
Farm Visit in Queenstown
When is the Best Time to Travel to New Zealand?
New Zealand is beautiful all year round, but the best time to take a New Zealand tour package is during the summer months of December to February, when the climate is pleasant with average temperatures of 20-25°C (68-77°F). Spring from September to November and autumn from March to May are also good time to visit New Zealand as the weather is still warm, but fewer crowds. They are ideal for hiking and many other outdoor activities. If you like skiing, you can come in winter, June to August.
Do I Need a Visa for My New Zealand Tour Packages?
Yes. All the visitors should obtain a visa to New Zealand except for the citizens from Australia, UK and other countries who have a visa wavier agreement with New Zealand. For those visa-free tourists, they just need to get an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) before travel.
If you apply for a visa, you can choose to handle the visa application online which is much easier or submit documents to a local New Zealand embassy. Please make sure your passport is valid for more than 3 months before your scheduled departure date from New Zealand.
How to Get to and Travel around New Zealand?
There is no doubt that the best and easiest way to New Zealand is by air. There are lots of direct flights to New Zealand from countries like USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, Singapore etc. and most international flights will land at Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
To travel around New Zealand, you can always choose the transport by car, bus, flight or train. Some people will rent a car and take a self-drive trip which is more flexible in itinerary and sightseeing time. Hop-on & Hop-off bus is also a popular way to travel in New Zealand. You can travel along the set itinerary, hop off the bus at your preferred location and then hop back later. While, this is not recommended in the peak season. The quickest way to travel around the country is by flight and you can also experience the scenic trains for some certain routes. Travel with us on a coach tour will offer you an all-inclusive worry free trip.