New Zealand is a serene country full of breathtaking landscapes and experiences – an ideal place for seniors looking to relax and unwind.
Escorted New Zealand tours provide unique experiences like no other tour can. They give travellers an exciting journey into unknown territories while giving an unforgettable experience of New Zealand’s natural wonders and sights.
1. Waiheke Island
Waiheke Island is just 35 minutes by boat from Auckland city and boasts world-class wines, stunning beaches and olive groves – an idyllic destination that attracts wealthy Aucklanders looking for quick weekend breaks. Affluent Aucklanders especially often flock here.
Reaching the island is made easy via ferry, public bus or taxi services or you can hire a bike on site; with over 100 km (62 miles) of trails available to explore!
There are several idyllic beaches on the island with soft sand and grassy areas perfect for children to play in; Onetangi Beach, Oneroa Bay and Palm Beach are great examples.
Rotorua, New Zealand is home to many geothermal tourist attractions that give visitors an excellent experience of nature’s wonders, such as hot springs, mud pools, and boiling lakes. Visitors will have ample opportunity to witness these sights during their visit!
Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Park, home to stunning sculptures crafted through years of volcanic activity, should definitely be visited. Plus, take time out for a stroll and admire the bubbling and steaming mud baths!
Zorb is the world’s largest downhill ball rolling park and offers thrilling adrenaline pumping activities for both adults and children alike. Not only is it fun, but there are also safety measures put in place to make sure everyone can have an enjoyable experience without fear.
If you’re shopping for gifts, consider shopping from a family-owned souvenir store that carries unique merchandise. Rozcraft in Rotorua offers excellent selections of woolen items, beadwork supplies and craft materials as well as natural products – it offers unique souvenir shopping.
Queenstown is New Zealand’s adventure capital, yet also offers numerous relaxing activities for visitors seeking a respite. Situated along Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by dramatic mountains and turquoise rivers, Queenstown makes the ideal setting to unwind.
Queenstown offers more than adrenaline-pumping experiences; it is also an ideal base for exploring its vineyards and historic mining towns, not to mention offering thrilling activities such as bungee jumping off Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge and jet boating on Lake Wakatipu.
Winter is peak skiing season, while spring and summer offer many outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy. Skiers and snowboarders can explore ski fields at lower altitudes; walk or hike the region’s many trails; go rafting and kayaking on nearby lakes.
Queenstown weather is usually quite stable, with daytime temperatures often topping 32deg F (0deg C). Snow typically falls only at higher elevations in the mountains but can occasionally fall at street level as well.
Auckland is widely recognized as an iconic world city with an engaging ambience and diverse offerings, such as its world-famous harbour which is surrounded by volcanic craters and is home to thousands of sailing vessels.
New Zealand’s largest city, Wellington is renowned for its high standard of living due to its mild climate, wide array of employment opportunities, and wide array of leisure facilities.
Auckland is an eclectic city of many cultures. While most residents identify with European background, there are also considerable Maori and Pacific Islander communities present in Auckland.
Apart from its breathtaking natural surroundings, the city is also a beloved sports hub, known for rugby union, cricket, association football (soccer), netball and hockey.
West of Auckland lie the Waitakere Ranges, rising to an elevation of 474 metres (1,60 feet). These hills provide excellent walking terrain as well as relatively unspoiled bush terrain.