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Places To See On Your Holidays In New Zealand

May 18, 2008
New Zealand is known as the beautiful land of the Kiwis and Kangaroos. New Zealand is a beautiful country full of lush forests, stunning beaches and amazing mountain peaks. It also is full of wildlife and the pleasant climate makes it an ideal place to visit and unwind. It is growing in popularity with tourists and has some great holiday home accommodation to rent as holiday homes.

Due to the fabulous outdoor life style that New Zealand has to offer, you will find some of the most diverse range of holiday home accommodation to rent here. There are some luxurious holiday villas with swimming pools by the sea. In the more built up areas of New Zealand there are a good selection of self catering holiday apartments. Further inland you can rent a country holiday cottage and up in the mountains are some great ski chalets.

The history of New Zealand is a mix of European, Maori, Pacific and Asian cultures. The Maoris were the early settlers who are said to be Polynesians and have links with Hawaii culture. Later the European and Pacific settlers came to New Zealand. As a result New Zealand has a true cosmopolitan feel to it.

New Zealand is made up of the North and South Islands. The Southern Island is home to Christchurch, Mount Cook and Queenstown. You can rent self catering holiday apartments in these three cities in New Zealand and explore the local architecture.

Christchurch has some amazing scenery with its vast pasture lands and the huge expanse of sky between the silvery beaches and the peaks of the mountains behind. Aoraki Cook Mount which is the highest point in New Zealand is found here. The beaches are clean and many tourist visit here to see whales, seals and dolphins. The cities of Timaru and Christchurch have grand architecture of the colonial period and are very popular destinations with holiday makers.

Queenstown is on the shores of the Lake Wakatipu and was first discovered by the Maori Hunters. The town is known for its recreational activities with many outdoor activities and it has a reputation for also having a great night life. Many holiday makers split there holiday and rent a holiday home on the South Island and use it as a base to explore this beautiful country. They then move on to the North Island and stay in a holiday home there.

Fiordland National Park is called the eight wonder of the world by Rudyard Kipling. It is a mix of the waterfalls, rainforests, lakes and granite peaks. This combination makes one of the most scenic views that you will ever see in your life. Fiordland is also famous for the three great walks of Route burn, Milford and Kepler Tracks.

The Northern Island is a beautiful place with many things for tourists to do and see. It is home to the truly cosmopolitan cities of Auckland and Wellington and the astounding Rotorua. Many holiday makers stay in self catering holiday apartments in Auckland and use it as a base to explore this amazing city.

New Zealand really is an amazing country to visit on holiday and one of the best ways to stay here is by renting holiday home accommodation. By staying in a holiday home in New Zealand allows you to explore this beautiful country.
About the Author
Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It has holiday villas, ski chalets and self catering holiday apartments to rent on line as a holiday home rental. To see an example of holiday accommodation in New Zealand have a look at Holiday Accommodation
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