If someone were to ask, “Which do I like best, the North or South Island of New Zealand”, it would be as difficult to answer as the question, “Which is your favorite child”. Each of the islands is unique and wonderful on its own, and combined—simply divine. If you’ve always dreamed of going to New Zealand, read on. I’ll try to explain the essence of each.
New Zealand’s North Island is where you’ll find the original capital of the country, Auckland, and the present-day capital, Wellington. This island is also home to Hobbiton, for any Lord of the Rings fans.
Along with the bustling city centers of New Zealand’s capitals, you’ll find plenty of space to rest and relax in one of New Zealand’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, Tongariro National Park. Here you can hike, stargaze, and even play in the snow. You won’t be at a loss for places to go or things to see, including active volcanic eruptions.
If your New Zealand escape looks more like rolling green hills, valleys, and mountains, then the Southern Alps on the South Island is what you have in mind. This mountain range extends along most of the entire island, giving you the option on one side to take in some spectacular wine country adventures, including the Marlborough Wine Country, and on the other side breathtaking scenery best seen by boat traversing through Fiordland National Park. Here on the South Island you also have the two cities that feel most like you’re in Europe: Christchurch and Dunedin.
It’s a hard decision, right? Let us take care of the hard part and plan for you to see both. Contact us today to get your journey well underway.