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It’s a country of dramatic landscapes and diverse diversions. Surfing? Check. Downhill skiing? Look to Queenstown. Scuba-diving? They’ve got that too. You can also sip sauvignon blancs at the source, wake up with Auckland’s buzzing coffee scene and catch a whale-watching tour from Wellington. Nature will always steal the show in New Zealand but we’ve selected the most beautiful hotels, villas and resorts that’ll ensure you have the best seats in the house. Now to decide: North Island or South Island first?
Destinations in New Zealand
North Island thrills span chic shopping in Auckland and coastal chilling in the Bay of Islands. Make time for Wellington’s café scene, the vineyards of the Wairarapa and Hawke’s Bay, and fishing in Lake Taupo.
The South Island boasts epic mountains, fjords and lakes, with world-class skiing and bungy-jumping in adrenalin capital Queenstown. Historic Christchurch and whale-watching hot spot Kaikoura offer more serene stays.