New Zealand’s picturesque cities and wide-ranging flora, fauna, and geology make it a perfect spot for outdoor enthusiasts. Starting off with the cities, Auckland and Wellington both have stunning backdrops. Auckland is situated between two enormous harbours and dotted with 48 extinct volcanic cones, and just a 40-minute cruise brings you to Waiheke Island. This island is 92 square kilometres of sandy beaches, vineyards, native bush settings, pristine coastline, olive groves and laid-back seaside villages. Wellington is situated between a stunning and sparkling harbor and verdant, rolling hills. It is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture, and native beauty. Getting more into nature, visit Rotorua, which sits squarely on the Pacific Ring of Fire, so volcanic activity is part of this city’s past and present. Explore the geothermal areas and discover the unique culture of New Zealand’s Maori people. Explore Abel Tasman National Park, famous for numerous small bays with sandy beaches and turquoise waters and granite cliffs. Seabirds and penguins dominate the wildlife of the park. Further south still – Franz Joseph Glacier, Queenstown (with all its activities for adrenaline-junkies!), Milford Sound, and many more outdoor wonders await you. Hike, Kayak, bike, climb, and marvel your way through this spectacular place!