8 great reasons to camp in New Zealand
So you have decided to head to New Zealand but can't decide how to do it? There are plenty of accommodation choices to suit all tastes but here's a few great reasons to camp on your trip around New Zealand (and we'd highly recommend doing it with Flying Kiwi :)).
Best places for photography in New Zealand
New Zealand is a visual paradise and the endless supply of stunning shots inspire countless visitors, but where are the best photos taken? Whilst we can't cover every spot (and there are many hidden treasures we can't share here - you'll have to join a Flying Kiwi tour to discover those!) here are our top 6 tips to create your own portfolio of inspirational NZ pics.
New Zealand's Best National Parks
When planning your New Zealand tour it's hard to know where to start - but perhaps we can help. New Zealand's greatest assets are stunning landscapes and inspiring vistas - nowhere is this better demonstrated or experienced than in the countries wonderful national parks. There are 14 national parks in New Zealand, each with its own unique appeal and beauty. However, there are 3 that we would highly recommend integrating to any trip or tour around New Zealand. Each offers someting slightly differnet but combined you will get to see the very best of New Zealand's natural beauty:
Exploring the New Zealand Cycle Trail
The New Zealand cycle trail is an exciting network of rides designed to enable you to explore the best parts of NZ by bike. Our tours unique hop on and off structure give you the chance to explore these exciting new tracks. You can find out more about how cycling options work on our bike pages.
Safari Lovers - Swap the "big 5" for the "friendly 5"
Traditionally a safari involves scorching temperatures, arid deserts, ferocious predators and a desperate hunt to spot the Big 5. Well Flying Kiwi have found a new and altogether more relaxing combination - the Friendly 5. Forget lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos and think friendlier, think entertaining and think New Zealand. Famed for our great hospitality and wonderful scenery we also have the five of the finest wildlife characters you could hope to meet:
Combine pedals with adrenalin
New Zealand is the perfect place for pedal power! With a range of rides to suit all levels its the ideal place to get out and active, plus with minimal traffic you will have countless stretches of maginificent scenery to yourself. However, a bike tour does mean some restrictions, as they offer little time to enjoy the enormous range of adventure activities available. Enter Flying Kiwi.
Milford Sound - it can't be missed
If there is one tour that nearly everyone on our bus did, it was the Milford Sound Cruise. It is New Zealand's most famous attraction and we can understand why. Milford Sound offers up some of the most striking landscapes on earth. With Sea Cliffs that rival the Bay of Fundy in Canada and Kalaupapa National Historic Park in Hawaii you are definitely in for a day of feeling surrounded by giants. It is a relaxing afternoon and the perfect chance to absorb one of natures greatest wonders.
More about new Zealand
NZ - An overview Aotearoa is the Maori name for New Zealand, meaning the Land of the Long White Cloud. It is the most magical country to enjoy a walking holiday; no other place on earth offers such a varied landscape, climate, flora and fauna, no wonder it was chosen as the setting for the "Lord of the Rings" films.
New Zealand - a visual paradise
New Zealand is stunning, spectacular, jaw dropping, inspiring, beautiful, natural and accessible. The variety and beauty of unique landscapes is only properly appreciated when you visit. However, photographers of all levels enjoy their shots at representing its' amazing beauty. The following are a few pics taken from passengers on Flying Kiwi's New Zealand Tour - none of these guys are professionals but the images wouldn't look out of place on a gallery wall. So what are you waiting for - get here, get exploring and experience this stunning country for yourself.
New Zealand is officially "the best place to travel"
New Zealand is spectacular and everyone who visits falls in love with its stunning natural beauty. However, being immersed in these wonderful landscapes we are a little biased. :) To help add some perspective we have called in the views of top travel industry professionals from around the globe. The following highlights just a few of the great travel awards New Zealand has received over the last couple of years (we should also point out this doesn't include the upcoming rugby world cup triumph!!). We know New Zealand is amazing but don't just take our word for it, see what the professionals say:
- Ultimate Explorer Tour - 27 / 28 days
- Grand Traverse Tour - 15 days
- Reverse Traverse Tour - 14 or 15 days
- Hot Rocks Tour - 9 or 10 days
- Northern Wanderer Tour - 8 days
- Beach It Tour - 4 days
- Northern Light Tour - 5 days
- Northern Express Tour - Auckland
Sarah , 19/11/2014