Did you know there is a new trend in town? It is called Stay-cation. You get to stay home for the holidays and discover the amazing world around you!
People have said that New Zealand is one of the most stunning countries on earth. Iconic films have been shot here, people have called their son Zealand in honour of the country. So why would you need to go somewhere else when you have the whole world in the palm of your hand?
You are obsessed with Iceland but you can’t pronounce Eyjafjallajökull
Try the Fox Glacier at Westland Tai Poutini National Park. This place is so stunning you will have no choice but to reactivate that social media account you quit months ago.
You want to outdo your friend’s engagement picture taken in Kenya
Oddly, your husband-to-be doesn’t agree. And relationships are based on compromises; therefore you should go to Owharoa Falls in Waikino.
You want to climb the Kilimanjaro but you have not see the inside of a gym in 5 years
Mount Taranaki in Tongariro National Park is a dormant volcano that even you can climb. Afterwards, why not congratulate yourself in front of those eroded rock pools?
You want to travel to Oregon, become a vegan and be one with nature
At Great Lake Taupo, you can swim, you can dive, you can raft, you can skydive, you can bike. Or, you can just stand there and weep at the beauty of it all.
Your friends push for the Philippines but you deeply dislike mosquitoes
You can tell them about the sandy beaches, blue lagoons and lush forests at Abel Tasman National Park. Think about it: no jet lag, no cholera vaccine and no mosquitoes feeding on you 24 hours a day.
You have bought 10 floral shirts to visit Hawaii
Then, you will fit right in at Rotorua Lake with its volcanos, craters and geothermal activity. Don’t expect a garland of flowers around your neck though.
Thanks to our world tour... in New Zealand, the entire world is just a car ride away.