The island of New Zealand, fondly known as the Paradise of the Pacific, is home to some of the most diverse yet stunning terrains in the world. Complete with snow capped mountains, lush green pastures and even active volcanoes, a holiday on this island is truly a unique experience.
New Zealand also offers diverse experiences and for the truly adventurous, its bungee jumping, jet skiing and sky diving facilities will create an addictive exhilaration that is unparalleled. For those wishing for a quiet holiday, perhaps spent seeing the sights, hiking and exploring the beautiful natural splendour of the isle, this Paradise of the Pacific is ideal. Most of the scenic sights in the country have a stunning story behind them and Lake Taupo is one of them. Being the largest lake in the country, it was created by a volcanic eruption that occurred over millennia ago and it is truly astounding that such a violent act of nature resulted in the creation of something so beautiful and peaceful.
Another Lake known as Lake Hayes is smaller in size but is equally or even more beautiful. Located closed to Arrowtown on the country’s South Island, these waters was named after an Australian national who explored this area in search of sheep country. This location is an ideal getaway for a family or even a romantic couple for its natural beauty cannot be described in words. During winter, the lake glazes over and reflects the snow covered mountains beyond while in autumn, the yellow leaves of the surrounding trees create a kaleidoscope of colours on the lake. However, visitors in the summer will leave with a memory of a pristine blue lake reflecting the cerulean blue skies above and the green snow capped mountains beyond: a snapshot of immaculate beauty that will not be easily forgotten. Visit Lake Hayes for an idyllic picnic by the waters and spend the rest of your day either lazing by the lake or exploring Arrowtown complete with a Museum, art galleries and shopping.
When visiting the country, plan your holiday in advance and see whether there are any New Zealand hotel deals available, especially around the holiday season. Most New Zealand hotels have attractive offers that could be utilised to make your holiday an even better experience. Whichever city you may visit, certain chain hotels such as the Millennium & Copthorne Hotels NZ will provide you with a number of holiday deals as you tour the country to create unforgettable memories.