Mile for mile, New Zealand has to be one of the most surprising places on the planet – especially if you’re driving your own car and exploring in your own time.
You will, for example, find a beach on the Coromandel Peninsular where you can dig your own hot tub. You’ll discover geysers, thermal pools, bubbling mud and Maori culture at Rotorua and walk through Lord of the Rings sets in Tongariro National Park.
You can go swimming with dolphins and seals, watching rare birds, canoeing, walking on glaciers, flying over majestic mountains and hiking past spectacular ice formations.
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