New Zealand is one of the first places in the world to see the sun each morning. But, that’s not the only reason to make this a top priority for your next vacation. The locals, known as Kiwis, are friendly and welcoming. You will find yourself being treated like family. You may even get the traditional, local greeting of pressing noses together.
Another popular activity is a guided visit of a marae, the tribal meeting grounds of the Maori people. This is a great way to learn about their culture and traditions. You will meet the local people and enjoy a feast of fish, pork, chicken and root vegetables cooked using the Maori method of using heated rocks that are buried in a pit dug in the ground.
Many of your activities will be unique to this travel destination. You can watch the spectacular Aurora Australis, also known as the Southern Lights. And, you can go year round whale watching, take a nine hour hike through active volcanic areas with crater lakes at Tongariro Alpine Crossing and experience Milford Sound, described by the famous, English writer, Rudyard Kipling, as the eighth wonder of the world.
One thing is 100% guaranteed...your New Zealand trip will be an adventure of a lifetime.
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Launch From the World’s First Human Catapult
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Carve a Thermal Hot Tub at the Beach
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Explore the Waitomo Glowworm Caves
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Attend Zombie Make Up School
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Visit New Zealand Maritime Museum
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