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Discover orc land
from $1699*

7 Day quest through Auckland, known as the great city of sails. While you're down experience a sailing adventure that you would never believe!

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A journey to treasure
from $2799*

13 Day journey across New Zealands great north island. Explore the great cities of Auckland, Rotorua, Napier and Wellington, and enjoy a free night on us!

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The middle of Middle-earth
from $3359*

13 Day jaunt through New Zealand's daring South Island. Discover Nelson, Abel Tasman, Punakaiki, Franz Josef, Queenstown, Mt. Cook and much more!

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Middle-earth is closer than you think.

From mountain peaks to deep fiords to rolling plains, New Zealand's landscapes offer incomparable beauty with a relatively small - yet very hospitable population. It's an unspoiled nation of remarkable vistas, with more than half the country protected as national park or reserve land.

New Zealand is about the same length as California and Washington State combined. As islands, you will always be close to the water - the maximum is 70 miles.

The North Island is home to the international gateway, Auckland - a city located between two harbors and devoted to sailing culture. Auckland is a cosmopolitan city, with a population of over one million. It boasts a thriving cultural scene, with museums and galleries. The Auckland Museum houses the world's largest collection of Maori artifacts.

The South Island is home to some of New Zealand's most striking landscapes... perfect for outdoor adventures. Christchurch city promises an eclectic mix of historic elegance & contemporary culture. As the gateway to the South Island it's a must-do on any itinerary. Described by the Lonely Planet as a "vibrant city in transition, coping resiliently and creatively," Christchurch is showing off its vibrancy with new developments popping up all over the place. The city has bounced back after a series of earthquakes, and all public services and spaces are running as normal. There's plenty to do in and around this rapidly changing city, like visiting the Restart shopping area and Pop Up City bars. Old favourites include Punting on the Avon, International Antarctic Centre, Gondola and walking, mountain biking or driving through the Port Hills for stunning views of the city and coast.


Join Air New Zealand, the official airline of Middle-earth, on an epic adventure and visit a place where you’ll be spellbound. New Zealand is the only place on the planet where Middle-earth literally comes to life; where visitors can see that the rich scenes from the movies are actually real places waiting to be visited and experienced firsthand.

From lush green farmland and volcanic mountains, to snowy peaks and blue alpine lakes, Middle-earth is all real. Air New Zealand flies there daily.

Over 100 million years of isolation have helped create our unique and unspoilt land, and now is the time to discover the countless ways to experience it. Startling scenery, fabulous festivals, delectable food and wine and magical outdoor encounters, New Zealand is impressive and a must see and do destination for all. When you fly with Air New Zealand, Middle-earth is closer than you think. Your magical journey awaits.


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