With a dramatic natural landscape that includes volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, and more, it isn't surprising that New Zealand was chosen to represent Middle Earth in the Lord of the Rings movie series. This is a hiker's paradise with numerous opportunities for "tramping," as the locals call it, not to mention a healthy dose of the local Maori culture. Travelocity's Auckland vacation packages are a great way to save on flights to and hotels in New Zealand.
On the North Island, visit the major city of Auckland. Check out Pacific artifacts at the Auckland Museum, or admire the view from the observation deck of the famous Sky Tower. A short ferry ride will take you out to Waiheke Island, where you can find many excellent New Zealand resorts, vineyards, and beautiful beaches. Head south past the city of Hamilton to access the Waitomo Caves, where you can raft through the darkness of the cave system. Lake Taupo is an excellent place to practice a variety of outdoor sports, enjoy the hot springs, and view intricate Maori rock carvings. New Zealand's capital, Wellington, is a great stop on any tour of the North Island. On the South Island, you can explore the nation's rich heritage in the Canterbury Museum, or stroll the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Head south to check out the Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier, and experience the majestic beauty of Milford Sound, one of the world's top-rated tourist destinations.
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