What Makes New Zealand an Irresistible Holiday Destination

15 October 2014

If you're looking to head overseas for a holiday and want to maximise different and exciting activities and experiences within the time available, then look no further than New Zealand, a remote yet highly appealing holiday destination.

From Invercargill in the lower South Island to Pahia in the far North Island, New Zealand has an abundance of activities and attractions that are all within short distance of each other. The convenience provided by our favourable geographic layout means that you could be high up in the Alps in the morning and then be on a stunning costal beach location by lunchtime. In actual fact, you can reach the coast inside 2 hours from practically any location in New Zealand!

So what makes New Zealand so irresistible from a tourism perspective?

It's common for people to wish to experience the outdoors when on holiday in a new country and when it comes outdoor adventures, New Zealand has an  unrivalled international reputation .

One of the best ways to experiencing New Zealand's many treasures is to embark on a luxury tour. Some special outdoor adventure activities and experiences available to you include back country heli fly fishing, river rafting, jet boating, heli biking and off road 4WD adventures - just to name a few.

New Zealand has a plethora of adrenalin sports to excite the senses , including bungy jumping, canyon swinging, tandem sky diving and zip lining, amongst many other exhilarating activities.

If you're booking a luxury New Zealand tour and looking to add variety then we would definitely recommend including experiences like a fabulous Waiheke food and wine tour, which includes private wine tasting at carefully selected premium boutique wineries and internationally acclaimed olive oil producers. Culture and Arts tours are also something to consider adding to your customised New Zealand tour, whether it be an authentic Maori cultural immersion experience  or visiting one of many acclaimed art galleries or a private art collection. Another noteworthy inclusion in a luxury tour for fans of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, would be a visit to Hobbiton, the movie set..

New Zealand is the only place in the world where you can go black water rafting in caves with only the light of glow worms to guide you. A highly recommended activity to include as part of your luxury New Zealand tour is a visit to Waitomo Caves. Here you will descend with expert guides into caves formed in limestone over 30 million years ago.

A recent survey by the UK's Daily Telegraph newspaper saw New Zealand edge out the stunning Maldive Islands in the Indian Ocean as well as South Africa to be voted the world's best holiday destination. In truth, it's New Zealand's remoteness that makes us so special. We’re far enough away to ensure that our natural beauty and unique bird life is protected from masses of tourists who would overwhelm the country if it was that easy to get to.

Select NZ offers both customised New Zealand tours as well as a range of private guided New Zealand tours that will ensure what you see and experience is the very best  New Zealand has to offer, much of which is exclusive through our private arrangements. 

If you're looking at heading to New Zealand and Auckland is your first port-of-call, you could consider picking up a rental car from Auckland Airport from Rent a Dent. They offer cheap deals and quality vehicles and customer service.