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Why New Zealand is the perfect travel destination for Aussies

It’s just a hop across the pond!

It’s no surprise that New Zealand is one of the top travel destinations for Australian tourists. We seem to have a love affair with the rest of the world being avid travelers, however our favourite journey seems to be only a ‘hop across the pond’ to New Zealand, with almost one million of us travelling there every year!

If you’re looking to escape the daily grind, enjoy a short flight and travel on a budget, New Zealand might just be the way to go! New Zealand has so much to offer for every age and at every level of activity and caters to every type of traveler:

The Shredder

The Shredder

If you’re an experienced skier or even a first-timer, the New Zealand slopes have something to offer everyone! From July to September you can head to the slopes in the mountains on either the North or South Island. August is the peak ski and snowboarding season, where conditions are best. You might even be lucky and score yourself a deal, making a trip to New Zealand slopes even cheaper than the slopes in Australia! Make sure you check out Mt Ruapehu where you can ski on an active volcano!

If you need to hire ski equipment when you arrive, make sure you take enough New Zealand dollars with you.

The Nature Lover

The Nature Lover

From azure lakes to alpine peaks, New Zealand is a natural paradise no matter where you turn (it literally is Middle Earth in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit!).

For you nature lovers out there, choose from a vast amount of activities including hiking a glacier or volcano, whale and dolphin watching, or exploring the natural evergreen rain forest.

The Foodie

The Foodie

If you’re travelling in Spring time between September and November you can expect beautiful new life, with flowers and trees blooming all around the country, not to mention millions of newborn baby lambs (there are more than ten sheep for every person in the country!). This is also the time when you can enjoy the amazing Food and Wine Festivals around the country. From food shows, wine tastings, long lunches and unique dining experiences, you can eat and drink your way across the New Zealand landscape.

You might need some cash at the night markets, so make sure you have enough New Zealand dollars on you.

The Thrill Seeker

The Thrill Seeker

If you’re into adventure sports New Zealand is like a mecca for all things a thrill seeker loves. Choose from bungy jumping, luging, skydiving, white water rafting or zip lining! If you’re travelling solo join an adrenalin tour to meet people young and old who are as interested in extreme sports as you! Check out Adventure Junkies for some inspiration and cross this one off your bucket list!

With everything that NZ has to offer it’s no surprise that more than 1 in 10 Australians will travel to NZ yearly. Will you be that one?

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If you’re keen to start your adventure in New Zealand, make sure you pick up some currency before you go!

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