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Travelzoo Handpicks Outstanding New Zealand Vacations

Published at 07/17/2011 00:53:02

 The Travelzoo company has over twenty offices throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. Working with over 900 partner travel companies, Travelzoo handpicks outstanding deals for hotels, package vacations, tours, cruises and car rentals with destinations in all parts of the world.

Founded in 1998, Travelzoo now has over 14 million subscribers. Its weekly free email shows the 20 "deals of the week" which have been identified as the best travel deals in terms of both price and value.

 Travelzoo deals can be to destinations all over the world, and Asia-Pacific deals may often include destinations and tours in New Zealand, either as part as a larger package which also includes Australia, or a tour purely focused on seeing the best that New Zealand has to offer.

New Zealand is a place with much beautiful, impressive and diverse natural scenery, ranging from scenic beaches and pristine lakes, to steep sided fjords, high snow covered mountain ranges, and active volcanoes. The islands are also home to some unique animals and plants. New Zealand's unique fauna include many birds, such as the national symbol the Kiwi, which have become flightless due to the islands' long separation from major continental populations of predator animals.

 Tours to New Zealand vary widely in length. Particularly long tours include the 26 day Ultimate New Zealand Tour and the 28 day Land of the Long White Cloud Tour. [The Maori name for New Zealand, Aotearoa, actually means Land of The Long White Cloud] More moderate length tours include Wine & Food Extravaganza (11 days), Ultimate Winter Adventure (11 days) and Doubtful Sound & Fjordlands (also 11 days).

Tips and comments:

 Many visitors to New Zealand will arrive by air at Auckland International Airport. Known as the City of Sails, Auckland is New Zealand's largest city. The Skycity complex in Auckland is a casino and entertainment center in downtown Auckland. Excellent and convenient accommodation in downtown Auckland at the start or end of a New Zealand tour can be found at Skycity Hotel Auckland, on the corner of Federal and Victoria Streets.


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