|Details about:||NEW ZEALAND|
|Time Zone||GMT +13|
|Currency||New Zealand Dollar|
|Flying time from Abu Dhabi||To Auckland via Sydney: 18:00 Hrs.|
The lakes, mountain peaks and valleys of New Zealand are, if anything, even more dramatic in real life than they appear in the famous Lord of the Rings trilogy. The new blockbuster, The Hobbit, showcases yet more stunning locations and to do justice to this incredible country, it is well worth taking plenty of time to explore both islands. North Island features volcanoes, rivers, forests and also most of New Zealand’s major cities, including the capital, Wellington, and its largest city, Auckland. South island is much less populated but even more spectacular, in parts a quite breathtaking natural wilderness. Such landscapes lend themselves perfectly to adventure sports and you can take part in pretty much every type, including a few invented in New Zealand, like bungee jumping. New Zealand is also known for its hospitality and the unique culture of the Maoris, the fearless warriors who were the original inhabitants of these islands.