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great reasons to visit New Zealand
1. New Zealand is enjoying more and more popularity as a holiday destination, hardly surprising given the country�s breathtaking natural beauty. One of the most compelling reasons to visit this isolated group of islands in the pacific (the last land mass in the world to be discovered) is it�s spectacular and diverse physical attributes � epic landscapes that range from alpine glaciers to rugged mountain ranges to lush, forested hills to idyllic sandy beaches. New Zealand�s incomparable natural beauty makes it a wonderful destination for anyone.
2. New Zealand is also becoming increasingly renowned as a thrill seeker�s paradise. Queenstown in the South Island is considered to be the "Adventure Capital of the World". If you�ve got a strong stomach and a taste for white knuckle thrills and spills you can bungy jump or go on an exhilarating jet boat ride, go heli-skiing, sky diving, fly-by-wire, and luging to name a few. Both bungy jumping and jet boating were invented in New Zealand which gives some indication of the nations affection for adventurous outdoor fun.
There is a wide array of different accommodation options to cater for
all tastes. At the upper
end there are Lodges which are the height of luxury.
These lodges are ordinarily located in very scenic and secluded
areas and all gourmet meals are included in the price. The price of this
type of accommodation reflects the luxury and inclusions.
next level of accommodation is hotels, from international 5 star down to
2 star for basic accommodation. The
hotels will tend to be serviced on a daily basis and usually include one
room and a bathroom. Hotel
rooms will include tea and coffee making facilities, fridges and most
hotels would include a restaurant.
favored option for families is the ever increasing numbers of
apartments. The apartments
are generally self catering as opposed to a hotel stay but the advantage
is that they provide more space and are self catering which means that
you don't have to eat out all the time thus saving you money to spend on
If you are on a budget there are plenty of backpacker hostels to choose from which are centrally located and well priced.
New Zealand offers plenty in the way of culinary delights, particularly
if you enjoy seafood. Being
a small island country surrounded by the sea, there are a multitude of
seafood delicacies on offer. The
ocean surrounding New Zealand is cold water thanks to Antarctica being
relatively close. Cold water fish tend to have a delicate flavor.
As well as fish from the sea, there are large lakes which are
trout and salmon breeding grounds.
Trout can not be caught commercially so there is no danger of
supplies running out. New
Zealand is also quite big on game and most of the more up-market
restaurants will have a game option on the menu. You will find that there are dining options to suit every
taste and budget. New
Zealand might be quite removed geographically from the rest of the world
but it is quick to adopt new types and styles of food and the kiwi
ingenuity mentioned earlier in the article is demonstrated in the food
served in restaurants. There are coffee bars and cafes, wine bars serving food, pubs
with restaurants, family dining options, buffet's as well as the more
up-market al la carte options.
is also a thriving wine industry in New Zealand.
Wherever you go, you will see vines and many of the wines
produced are top quality. If
wine is your thing, you won't be disappointed.
Marlborough located at the top of the South Island is one of the
oldest and best known wine areas, most famous for production of
Sauvignon Blanc. New Zealand is also becoming very well known for producing
excellent Pinot Noir, a notoriously difficult wine to produce.
New Zealand might be the other side of the world but it�s becoming
increasingly affordable to travel to. New Zealand Holidays can be found
on comparison sites for less than you might imagine.