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The Land of the Long White Cloud – New Zealand

Milford Sound.
Milford Sound.

A trip to New Zealand is truly the trip of a lifetime. Discover a compelling mix of vibrant culture, natural beauty and intriguing cities.

The Courier Travel takes a look at the famed ‘Land of the White Cloud’. Click on any of below images to view our latest New Zealand holiday, offering connecting flights from Aberdeen, Edinburgh or Glasgow.



Queenstown boasts a range of adrenalin-fuelled activities for those brave enough to take the plunge! The adventurous should look out for bungee-jumping, white-water rafting and jet-boating.


Sperm Whale.
Sperm Whale.

Lying just over 100 miles away from capital Christchurch, the port of Kaikoura is one of the most popular whale watching spots in the world. Visitors can go out on guided boat trips in search of Sperm Whales, one of the largest predators in the world. These whales can often live well into their 70’s.

Milford Sound

Milford Sound.

Formed during the Ice Age, Milford Sound is one of the world’s greatest natural fjords, rivalling those located in Scandinavia. Named after Milford Haven in Wales, the Maori community know the fjord as ‘Piopiotahi’, a nod to an extinct bird that once roamed throughout the region. Avid walkers should take advantage of the Milford Track – a route that takes you through some beautiful wilderness.

Geothermal hot springs

Champagne Pool.

A geothermal wonder, the hot springs in both the Roturua and Taupo regions draw thousands of tourists each year. An impressive series of bubbling geysers, hot thermal springs and mud pools are a must-see. The mighty Champagne pool (pictured) at Wai-O-Tapu is a magnificent sight, and appears almost otherworldly.

Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park .

On the south Island, Abel Tasman National Park if famed for its sandy beaches, estuaries, and series of offshore islands. As you can see from the above image, the scenery is spectacular. Kayaking is must during your visit as this lets you take in as much scenery as possible.



Known as the ‘City of Sails’, Auckland is one of the biggest cities in New Zealand. Be sure to check out the priceless Maoria artifacts at the Auckland Museum. For those searching for that perfect picture, we recommend crossing the Auckland Harbour Bridge to enjoy views of Waitemata Harbour and city skyline.

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