New Zealand’s No1 industry is tourism, for this reason there is A LOT to do and see for travellers coming to our awesome country. As NZ is basically made up of x2 Islands, it’s not far to drive from one side to the other so quite a few of our clients take extra time when here to either drive from their airport of arrival to where we collect them to start their hunt or, after the hunt, they spend some time exploring the country.
On planning your trip to NZ, we (Carla and/or I) will be more than happy to help with ideas for a vacation full of adventure and/or relaxation! One of the more popular ideas is a visit to “Hobbiton”, the Hobbit village where part of the “Lord of the Rings” and the “Hobbit” trilogy movies were filmed.
In the North Island, a short scenic drive away from the accommodation, set amongst native bush overlooking the river, there is a beautiful natural Hot Spring to lie back and relax in. Or, just sit and relax in the peaceful surroundings in a classic “Kiwi” rural environment.
As well as the great outdoors, there’s great shopping to be had in Napier, the “Art Deco capital of the world”, which has a wide range of café’s, bars and wineries (Hawkes Bay is world renown for its wines), beautiful coastlines, the National Aquarium, and much, much more.
The South Island is arguably more scenic than the North with the stunning Southern Alps dividing the East and West providing magestic views all year round. HUNTING DOWNUNDER operates under these Alps on both sides of the divide, so the scenery travelling to the accommodations is worth the trip alone!
Once again, local towns provide great shopping and relaxing in “quaint cafes”, and the exploring of various districts relatively short history (eg visiting old gold mines, historic Church’s, museums etc) is very interesting.