NZ Regions

New Zealand is situated in the South Pacific ocean, between latitude 34'S and 47'S. The country runs roughly north-south with mountain ranges down much of its length. There are two main islands, the North Island and the South Island, with a third smaller island in the south, Stewart Island.

New Zealand’s position atop the grinding plates of the Pacific Rim of Fire has resulted in a unique landscape and an unrivalled variety of landforms. In a couple of day’s drive, you can see everything from snow-topped mountain ranges to sandy beaches, lush rainforests, glaciers and fiords, and active volcanoes. These environments lend themselves to many outdoor pursuits such as skiing, diving, hiking, kayaking, horse riding and sailing.

New Zealand is an uncrowded country. It has a diverse multi-cultural population of just 4 million people and a rich history. Maori were New Zealand’s first settlers, arriving here about 1,000 years ago. It was first discovered by Europeans in 1642 but it wasn’t until 1769 that it was colonised and claimed by Britain. In 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, establishing the country as a nation.

The information below will provide you with details on the regions of New Zealand.

 

A natural playground 

Whether your desire is to 'hook the big one', swim with dolphins, charter a yacht or...

More than just a great city – Auckland is a whole region full of things to see and do. 

Auckland’s sparkling...

There are many beautiful places in the world, only a few can be described as truly special. With thousands of...

Hamilton & Waikato Region
The diverse Hamilton & Waikato region provides something for all tastes -...

Extending along the east coast of the North Island is the sunny Bay of Plenty offering an extensive mix of...

Nestled amid rolling hills and native forest, the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua boasts spa, adventure, outdoor...

Welcome to a great holiday experience. Rainbow trout fishing -- Lake Taupo, rivers (including the world famous...

Taranaki’s spectacular landscape, rich cultural calendar and endless outdoor opportunities make it a great place to...

Taking in both the Eastland and Hawkes Bay regions this coast offers something for evey holiday maker. Wine tourism...

Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and the surrounding areas of the Wairarapa, Kapiti Coast and Manawatu...

Marlborough is a region of spectacular scenic beauty from the stunning Marlborough Sounds to the magnificent high...

Nelson Tasman shines with its great outdoor environment with plenty of hiking, kayaking, cruising and biking options...

With one of the ‘top 10 coastal drives in the world’ Westport to Greymouth, one of the ‘top six train journeys in...

The Canterbury region is the heart of the South Island and a favourite destination for travellers from around the...

Easy to reach, uncrowded and set in a stunning natural environment, South Canterbury in the Central South Island of...

Queenstown is the Southern Hemisphere’s premier four season lake and alpine resort.

Queenstown’s stunning...

Southland’s unmatched beauty provides a natural playground – no matter what your passion. As New Zealand’s ultimate...