Touring Around New Zealand
Located in the southwestern reaches of the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is famed for its natural beauty. One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, the country consists of two main islands – the North Island and the South Island – and dozens of smaller offshore islands.
If you’re heading to New Zealand as part of your cruise holiday, why not add a land tour to your itinerary? At Cruise1st, we’ve selected some of the very best tours and day trips to ensure you don’t miss a thing on your visit to this magnificent island nation.
A Land of Wonders & Wildlife
New Zealand is home to a wide variety of native wildlife, including the beloved kiwi bird and the yellow-eyed penguin, so no trip to the South Island is complete without a visit to the Abel Tasman National Park. Located in the Nelson region, this wonderful nature reserve is home to the Abel Tasman Coast Track, a coastal walking route that winds from the south to the north of the island and takes in the beautiful beaches and spectacular rocky headlands of the region. If you are lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of dolphins playing in the waves.
Of course, there are many more wonderful things to see and do on a trip to this spectacular corner of the world. From the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, where you can take an underground boat ride under thousands of tiny luminescent glow worms, to the scenic Waikato River, the longest river in New Zealand, the wonders of this picture-perfect country are endless.