The land of the long white cloud packs plenty of surprises for the first time visitor.
Our neighbour is a traveller's paradise. You have to admit it.
Queenstown QT: come for the rooms with the view
Ten hours of sleep, and possibly the best entertainment system in the sky.
The airport is much like the country it services: friendly, compact, and the cause of very little hassle.
It's vertiginous, dramatic and wonderful. Rain is forecast to march in behind us, but the sky is as clean as a new page.
Hitting the road between Auckland and NZ's Bay of Islands is the perfect, fuss-free short break for nature-loving Aussies, writes Julie Miller.
Nature rules in New Zealand, and its proud locals will guide you around the best spots of this adventure sport capital; for they invented crazy activities such as black water rafting in caves lit by glow worms and flying through canyons on zip wires. You can also enjoy tramping over rolling green hills or active volcanoes, skiing at world-famous Queenstown or perhaps floating through the breathtaking Milford Sound.