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Top New Zealand Locations to Visit in 2013


Now that the New Year has arrived, many of us will be starting to make travel plans for the year ahead. There is no better place to start than with New Zealand, this country offers the perfect mix of dramatic scenery, stunning beaches, fun adventures, memorable experiences and luxurious accommodation. Last year New Zealand was also voted "Favourite Country Worldwide" by 17,000  telegraph readers at The Telegraph Travel Awards in London. 

Here at Seasonz Travel we want to offer our customers the best possible range of experiences that New Zealand has to offer. Below are our some of our favourite locations– have a look and see if you agree?


The city of Wellington is known for its high culture and beautiful art. Taking a tour through the region reveals that the art extends not only to individual works, but to the very design and architecture of the city itself.

Hawke’s Bay

The Hawke’s Bay wilderness beach features some gorgeous terrain and a lot of local culture. A Maori elder resides here and can teach details about the Maori customs.

Mount Cook National Park

Mount Cook is New Zealand’s tallest mountain, and thus offers a unique perspective on this gorgeous country. This alpine terrain sports many unique creatures accustomed to the high altitude.


Rotorua is famous as one of the world’s top geothermic areas, sporting a great deal of volcanic activity. This makes the surrounding wilderness particularly lush.


If you are looking for some adventurous New Zealand experiences, you should definitely take a trip out to Queenstown. This lakeside community has many mountains nearby and is a popular site for bungee jumping, hang gliding, and other extreme activities that get the heart pumping and the adrenaline rushing.

Bay of Islands

Seasonz offers boat trips through the Bay of Islands region, which boasts more than 150 different islands. Many of the islands have secluded bays and wonderful beaches that can give you a short rest or turn into a full day of fun. Marine life in the Bay of Islands includes penguins, whales, and dolphins.

Westland National Park

Westland National Park is home to the ancient Franz Josef Glacier. Along with the nearby Fox Glacier, Franz Josef is the closest glacier to the coastline found in any non-polar region the world over. You can enjoy a heli-hike in this area, which will take half a day and allow you to view this ancient wonder.

Abel Tasman National Park

Located in one of the sunniest areas of New Zealand, Abel Tasman National Park features gorgeous beaches with gold and white sand. Seasonz offers a private Abel Tasman boat cruise that will highlight the biggest attractions of this beautiful park.


There are many wonderful experiences to be had in the Taupo region. Seasonz offers a guided fly fishing experience in this area, which also takes you very close to Tongariro National Park. This park is a World Heritage Park that features three active volcanoes.

Fiordland National Park

This national park is home to the world-famous Milford Sound, which was described as the eighth wonder of the world by famous author Rudyard Kipling. Many people rate Milford Sound as the top travel destination in the world due to its beautiful scenic highlights.

Seasonz are New Zealand's leading luxury travel agent, we can help you enjoy the wonderful sights of New Zealand in a unique way, browse our site to view full details on our recommended New Zealand experiences or call us on +64 9360 8461 to discuss your trip.

Happy New Year from us all at Seasonz Travel!



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