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.
A private native forest outside Rotorua sets the scene for the ultimate foodie getaway and retreat.
Now better known as "Cuddle Class", the Skycouch converts three economy seats into a bed.
Air New Zealand's Premium Economy is consistently lauded and awarded as the world's best-in-class, and with good reason.
One of its pools is called the Devil's Bath and is filled with lime-green mud that would peel your skin off.
There are no supermarkets, ATMs, footpaths or streetlights on the island; and most locals are tucked up in bed by 9pm.
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.