New Zealand

New Zealand is a unique land of breath-taking scenery: craggy coastlines, golden beaches, lush rainforests, snow-capped mountains, bubbling volcanic pools, rivers jumping with rainbow trout, and glacier-fed lakes.

This is the world`s prime destination for bungee jumping. Famous jump-off points include the Kawarau River Bridge, the Nevis, the Pipeline, the Ledge (near Queenstown), Taupo and Mangaweka (North Island) and Hanmer Springs (South Island).

New Zealand is also the birthplace of zorbing, which involves being strapped into an inflatable transparent plastic ball, or diving into a zorb with a bucket of water, which is then rolled down a grassy hill or onto a river.

Cruise Wellington harbour in tall ships or sailboats, visit vineyards on neighbouring islands, or go further afield on an excursion to the remote maritime reserves in the Bay of Islands, Hauraki Gulf, and Marlborough Sounds.

A great place to enjoy some fruit of the vine is in the wine-growing region of Hawke’s Bay. Around 70 wineries allow visitors in to sample the region`s respected red wines, particularly Pinot Noir.

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