If you are going to travel half way around the world, you need a good reason. What better reason could you have than the desire to visit one of the most beautiful places on earth? The scenery, people of New Zealand and their lifestyle has enormous appeal which is why it is always high on travellers’ wish lists. The country’s 27 regions stretch more than 1600 kilometres across two main islands and offer the traveller a journey of breathtaking natural wonder.
With vast open spaces filled with stunning rugged landscapes and a temperate climate, New Zealand is a land of rare natural beauty and contrasts. There are steep-sided fjords, geysers and boiling mud, coastal rainforests, snow-capped mountains, rolling green pasture lands, often spectacular geothermal and volcanic activity, enchanting sandy bays and coves, fast-flowing rivers and a variety of birdlife. By contrast, in the cities, towns and villages you can experience that unique combination of New World and British heritage, see some of the most splendid gardens in the Southern Hemisphere, visit world famous vineyards, encounter fascinating wildlife and meet the friendly people. Exploring New Zealand from aboard the MS Caledonian Sky allows us access to small inlets and bays on remote islands and coastlines that would not normally be possible to explore using other modes of transport or larger cruise ships.