NZ Bush Tip No. 3

Have a relaxed start to your Tongariro crossing to avoid 90% of the people who set off early!

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Slide shows

Scenic slideshow

New Zealand is one of the most spectacularly scenic countries on the planet - a place of incredibly varied natural beauty. Its vast skies, towering mountains, wide rivers, rugged coastline, golden sands and dense native bush can't fail to entice.

Accommodation slideshow

We have a wonderful portfolio of accommodation options, from small-scale boutique bed and breakfasts to wilderness lodges - and even exclusive treetop houses - all offering something completely different.

Wildlife slideshow

The country is also home to some of the world's most unusual and bizarre wildlife, from the flightless kakapo parrot to the weta, a giant cricket, and the prehistoric tuatara lizard. 6 Species of penguin as well as fascinating marine mammals.

Flora slideshow

The native flora of New Zealand is rich and unique having evolved in isolation for millions of years, because of this it has a distinctive look about it. No fewer than 80% of New Zealand's native plants and trees are endemic.

Adventure slideshow

You can spend your whole time in New Zealand on an adrenaline high from Bungee jumping, sky diving, white water rafting, sand boarding, heli-skiing to name a few. There is also the adventure of getting into some true wilderness on foot or via sea kayak. The options are endless and there will never be enough time.