Kia Ora and welcome to Auckland, New Zealand's most populous city located at the northern end of the North Island, and the international entrance and/or departure point for many travellers to this country.
Auckland is home to a diverse mix of people and cultures, and is also known as 'The City of Sails' due to the popularity of sailing on the two surrounding harbours (Waitemata & Manukau), and being the current home of the America's Cup.
Welcome to the city of Wellington - New Zealand's harbour capital, and the city recently voted by Lonely Planet to be both New Zealand's best destination and "the coolest little capital in the world".
It's home to all the stately buildings that any country's capital city boasts, while also offering a thriving hotel, restaurant, theatre and shopping quarter - all packed into a city of only 400,000 people.
Being centrally located in New Zealand at the bottom tip of the North Island, it's the gateway between the North and South Islands, providing the link by both air and by sea to the diversity of scenery that New Zealand's two very different islands offers.
Welcome to 'The Garden City' of New Zealand, the largest city in the South Island and quite often the start and/or finish of your truly memorable holiday through the stunning and unforgetable scenery that the South Island provides you with. Whether you're heading for the uncrowded golden sand beaches of Nelson, the scenic and often wild West Coast, or the spectacular surroundings of Queenstown and Milford Sound, be sure to spend a few days in and around Christchurch either at the start or the end of your holiday.
True to what you may have heard, this city was rocked by the earthquakes of 2010 & 2011, destroying many of the city's historic stone buildings including its iconic Christchurch Cathedral. It was then cut off from the north with the following, nearby Kaikoura earthquake of 2016. But Christchurch, and the surrounding Canterbury region, is rebuilding itself back to its former glory, and the best way we can support this is by spending some time (and some money) with the people & shops/cafes in the city.