Whether you’re exploring ancient forests, kayaking through towering fjords, or wine tasting near white sand beaches, every day on travel to New Zealand is a different journey, with adventure around every corner. Today, hide away on an island paradise or find your own path among endless hiking and cycle trails. Tomorrow, peek through Hobbit holes, unwind in hidden hot springs, and let the warm Kiwi culture embrace you.
New Zealand might look small on a world map, but it’s jam-packed with places to see. The country is about the size of Colorado, but has the length of California and Oregon combined. With a population of only 4.4 million people, there’s lots of room to enjoy the scenery.
Located in the South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is made up of two main islands. Active volcanoes, island sanctuaries, and history top the list when visiting the North Island. From the far north where New Zealand’s political history began, journey through landscapes that blend magnificent beaches, sprawling farmlands, and geothermal wonders. Maori culture is rich and ever-present in many parts of the North Island.
A palette of dramatic scenes, the South Island hosts the purest natural landscapes you’ll ever experience. It showcases the best of nature’s assets where towering Southern 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.
Drop in for a Luau in Honolulu on Your Travel to New Zealand
For a limited time, fly with Hawaiian Airlines from a selection of US cities, on Goway’s 7-Day Auckland and Hawaii Escape, and enjoy two nights in Hawaii at the Ohana Waikiki East Hotel. Days here are spent at leisure on this trip, but there are a wide range of Honolulu day trips to choose from. Take an historic downtown tour that includes the Arizona Memorial, or possibly the USS Missouri. Enjoy a traditional Chief’s Luau, or get out of the city and see the dramatic and beautiful sights of Oahu.
Top 5 Day Trips in Oahu to Enjoy on a Hawaii Vacation
In Auckland, your time is again at leisure. Being the country’s largest city, there is plenty to see here on travel to New Zealand. But it also makes an ideal base for exploring at least some of New Zealand’s North Island. Take a trip to Rotorua, the bubbling geothermal laboratory of New Zealand, known for its powerful geysers and active mud pools. You can even visit Bilbo in Hobbiton on the way. There are Maori cultural experiences, as well as outdoor adventures, such as underground black water rafting. Sailing fans might cherish an America’s Cup sailing experience on the city’s spectacular bays. You can even meet some of the wildlife, whether it’s the glow-works of Waitomo Caves, or swimming with wild dolphins in the Bay of Islands.
If you’re feeling particularly adventurous on your travel to New Zealand, add some time in Queenstown to the mix, where bungie jumping was born, jet boats weave through spectacular canyons, and awe-inspiring Milford Sound is just a day trip away.
Your Goway specialist can help you with connecting fares from other US or Canadian cities to your closest Hawaiian Airlines gateway city.