New Zealand's 29 regions stretch across two main islands, about the length of California and Oregon combined. Each destination is distinctive in character, and with the country being so compact, you can easily visit several on your vacation. Active volcanoes, island sanctuaries and history top the list when visiting New Zealand's North Island. From the far north where New Zealand's political history began, journey through landscapes that blend magnificent coast, sprawling farmlands and geothermal wonders. Maori culture is rich and ever-present in many parts of the North Island. The absolute essentials for New Zealand’s North Island are encountering volcanic and geothermal terrains, exploring the islands of Northland and Auckland and of course immersing yourself in Maori culture and heritage.
However some of the best adventures come when you visit the South Island, famous for its dramatic landscapes hosting the purest natural landscapes you'll ever experience. Showcasing the best of nature's assets, explore where towering alps meet peaceful sounds, and rugged coastlines merge with sweeping plains. Let's not forget the backbone of the island - the most down-to-earth locals you'll ever meet. Explore glacial valleys and alpine lakes, majestic mountains with world class ski fields. Discover unique marine, bird and wildlife encounters, and taste the New Zealand difference with world-renowned vineyards and wine! Your adventure awaits with one of the most exciting countries on earth!
On 1st September 1951, a 7-seater De Havilland Dragon Rapide took off from the Fiji’s Nausori Airport to Drasa Airport near Lautoka, on the west coast of the main island. This first commercial flight saw the birth of what today is a truly international, Fijian airline. Together with its domestic/regional subsidiary of Pacific Sun, Fiji Airways flies over 400 flights a week to almost 15 cities in 10 countries around the world. Taking on various challenges that no airline in the global airline industry is immune from, Fiji Airways has passed various tests with flying colours, more than ably fulfilling its dual roles of flying Fiji and contributing significantly to its economy.
In May 2012, the airline announced that it would reintroduce the name Fiji Airways to reinforce its role as the proud national airline of Fiji. Offering its customers brand new Airbus A330-200 aircraft and warm friendly Fijian service, Fiji Airways connects the islands of Fiji to the world and proudly welcomes visitors to its home. As our airline proudly returned to its roots as Fiji Airways, we embarked on a new and exciting chapter of our story. For an airline that was started by an acclaimed air navigator, inventor, airline manager, plantation baron and legislator, Fiji Airways has grown into Fiji’s proud flag carrier. From flying De Havilland Dragon Rapide in those days to the new Airbus 330-200 jets of today, the airline has truly come of age. It boasts a strong position within the region, and is often ranked among the region’s top carriers.
The gateway to New Zealand’s south island this city has re-emerged after the 2011 earthquake as a vibrant city that is constantly changing. You can punt on the Avon River, take a gondola ride to enjoy views of the whole city or take a walk and have a coffee in one of the many new ‘pop up’ cafes in town.
The township takes its name from the nearby glacier and it is a great base to explore this natural wonder, you can take a guided walk on the glacier, helicopter to the top or enjoy one of the many natural hot pools.
Located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu this picturesque city is known as New Zealand’s adventure capital. You can be exhilarated by taking a bungee jump, canyon swing or sky dive or for those wanting a more gentle thrill you can take a jetboat ride, journey on the gondola for stunning views or cruise on the lake and enjoy the scenery.
Kayak past towering waterfalls and friendly dolphins in beautiful Fiordland National Park, one of the most exhilirating kayaking routs you will ever experience!
Relax on Beautiful Beaches
Visit the secluded coves and white-sand beaches of the The Coromandel. With it's pristine beaches, native forests and laid-back vibe, it is one of New Zealand's most popular and best-loved holiday destinations
Explore Stunning Landscpes
Explore the emerald lakes, alpine meadows and volcanic landscapes of Tongariro National Park. The Tongariro National Park encircles the volcanoes of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu and features some of New Zealand’s most contrasting landscapes. Venture through untouched valleys on one of New Zealand's Great Walks.
Discover Movie Magic
See movie-making magic when you visit Middle-earth filming locations, including Milford Sound, Franz Josef and of course Hobbiton!