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New Zealand

New Zealand is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes, from vast mountain ranges and volcanoes to hot springs, lakes and glaciers. An Insight journey through Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud, will provide you with experiences to engage all your senses.

The sparsely-populated yet immense country of New Zealand is made up of two main islands punctuated with volcanoes, hot springs, lakes and glaciers, all tied in with mountain ranges.

With Insight Vacations, gain access to exclusive experiences: • Take a private, guided tour of Waimangu Volcanic Valley, the world’s youngest geothermal valley • Go on a Behind-the-Scenes tour of Pearl Sea Farm and learn how Blue Pearls are farmed • Enjoy a three-course meal prepared by Michelin star trained chefs.

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Discover the beauty of New Zealand’s South Island, known for its magnificent mountains, pristine lakes and world-renowned wines. From Christchurch, you’ll venture north along the remote rugged shorelines to the beautiful and pristine Marlborough Sounds and Tasman region, where you’ll be treated to world-class wine and an abundance of artisan cuisine. Travelling with Insight Vacations through the South Island will take you from city to coast to sounds and mountains, all while being privy to exclusive experiences and expert local knowledge that most travellers miss.

Your picturesque North Island journey is specially designed to connect you exclusively with locals, as you sample regional produce and visit three world-renowned wineries. Travel local and feel like a VIP with food and wine experiences in Martinborough that are designed just for Insight guests, including visits to Olivo, Palliser Estate & a cooking school at Union Square.

Travel Tips

When to go: There is no bad time to travel to New Zealand.

SPRING

SEP - NOV

overcast

13 °C

Avg Temp.

SUMMER

DEC - FEB

sun

18 °C

Avg Temp.

AUTUMN

MAR - MAY

sun

15 °C

Avg Temp.

WINTER

JUN - AUG

overcast

10 °C

Avg Temp.

Time Difference

GMT +12

Currency

New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

Language

English

Population

4.886 million

Capital City

Wellington

Electricity

Standard of 230V, with a frequency of 50Hz.

Power plugs and sockets are of type I

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