A trip to New Zealand really is a trip to Middle Earth

Anyone who visits New Zealand quite quickly understands just why they filmed Lord of The Rings here. It's a country that has landscapes that makes you pinch yourself to check you're not dreaming.

It may be small, but it packs a punch with epic mountains, glaciers, wild volcanoes and wild beaches that make you feel you're in on a secret. 


Quick Summary

  • Top Tip: If you're looking to do any of the Great Walks, book on the day they go on sale. Tracks like the Milford, Routeburn and Kepler can sell out for a whole year, very quickly.
  • Visa: New Zealand's visa can be granted on arrival, but requires proof of an outbound ticket. Visas are granted for three to six months.
  • When to go: New Zealand can be visited all year round, but things like the Great Walks in Fiordland are almost impossible in the winter.
    • Peak Season: November - January
    • Off Season: June - August
  • Walk My World Cost Index: $$$$ - New Zealand isn't cheap, with the average cost of even cheap accommodation exceeding $100 per night. 


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