New Zealand

Cape Reinga, North Island, New Zealand

Cape Reinga, North Island, New Zealand

New Zealand is called the land of the long white cloud. There are two main islands called the north island and south island that are quite different from each other.

 

Many visitors come to see filming locations of the Lord of the Rings. Hobbiton is still set up and you can visit the hobbit houses built into the hillside on the North Island.

 

New Zealand is in the southern hemisphere, so their seasons are opposite to seasons in the United States. Their summer is from December through March.

 

There are tons of activities for adventurous travelers including sky diving, bungee jumping, river rafting, tubing in glow worm caves, scuba diving, glacier trekking, and skiing.