Welcome to New Zealand
New Zealand’s fame may have come from the success of The Lord of the Rings films, but visitors are drawn to the country by its enchanted landscapes, storied Maori culture, and unique natural treasures. Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, and Wellington, the country’s capital, are both located on the North Island, but the region’s real attractions are found outside of the cities. Take a stroll along the Bay of Islands’ golden sands, visit the Hobbiton set, or go caving in Waitomo’s glowworm tunnels to transport yourself to Middle Earth. Nearby Rotorua is well known for its Maori culture as well as its bubbling mud springs and volcanic plains.