NEW ZEALAND OVERVIEW
New Zealand is a country of rare seismic beauty: towering glacial mountains, fast-flowing rivers, hissing geysers and boiling mud all command attention beneath a brilliant blue sky.
The lush subtropical North Island is home to the country’s main cities, while the wilderness of South Island is the place to escape the crowds. A stay here provides an unmissable opportunity to explore some of the richest ‘new world’ wine regions on the planet.
ABOUT NEW ZEALAND
|FLIGHT TIME:||Approximately 21-23 hours|
|CURRENCY:||New Zealand Dollar|
|STOPOVERS:||Bangkok, Fiji, Hong Kong, Los Angeles & Singapore|
|CLIMATE:||Far north has subtropical weather during summer, with inland alpine areas of the South Island being as cold as -10 C in winter. Most of the country lies close to the coast, which means mild temperatures, moderate rainfall, and abundant sunshine.|
DESIGNER DETAILS BY CHARLOTTE HUDDERS
The laid back vibe in New Zealand never escapes me… it’s my ‘zen place’. The landscape is so incredibly beautiful, and seeing the influences of Maori culture and the ‘Ta Moko’ – the patterns and designs are fascinating.
CULINARY CUES BY NIGEL HAWORTH
The seasons rule in NZ, with local ingredients being king in the world of cuisine. With riches to be had from both land and sea… who hasn’t heard rave reviews of New Zealand lamb? Then there’s the world-famous Marlborough green-lipped mussels – perfect with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. And if you’re looking for a destination with interesting culinary influences, look no further, with ingredients and techniques from Maori culture, America and Asia all playing a part here.