A scenic wonderland; green
rolling hills, beaches, mountains, lakes and
national parks. A perfect destination for thrill
seekers or those who want total luxury with incredible
food and sightseeing.
Perfect destinations for thrill seekers or those who want total luxury with incredible food and sightseeing.
New Zealand is a small country with incredible diversity. It takes much longer to see the highlights of New Zealand than people realize.The country is comprised of two main islands.
Our Knowledge and Expertise of New Zealand
Ngaire, the owner of Keene Luxury Travel, was born and raised in New Zealand and was in the tourist industry in New Zealand before moving to the United States. We have extensive knowledge of New Zealand and can be sure you get the best possible experience from your vacation. You will find this website and the recommendations more on the personal side than the normal website promoting New Zealand.
The North Island
The North Island is more populated than the South Island. Located on the North Island are Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, and Wellington, the Capital City. The far North is very tropical and has incredible scenery and 90 miles of white sand beach. The center of the North island offers Rotorua, the center of Maori culture and thermal activity. Taupo offers incredible trout fishing in spectacular lakes. The entire North Island is covered with rolling green hills, millions of sheep, unspoiled un-crowded beaches and bays.
The South Island
The South Island is less populated than the North Island and has two major cities, Christchurch and Dunedin.
The northern end of the South Island offers wineries, Abel Tasman Park, lovely beaches and sunny weather. The center of the island you find Mount Cook, a wonderful area to visit. Mount Cook is the highest Mountain in New Zealand. The West Coast from Greymouth to the Hasst Pass is a wild, unpopulated and beautiful area. The Southern end of the South Island you find the Southern Alps, Fiordland, Queenstown and Milford. These are the key attractions in the South Island.
Scenery or Adventure Travel
New Zealand is a wonderful destination for everyone. If you wish for a pure scenic vacation, with fine accommodations and outstanding cuisine, then it is a perfect destination. If you enjoy an action- oriented vacation, New Zealand offers you great adventures. You will find river rafting, hang-gliding, bungy jumping, parasailing, hiking, boating, even flying over a canyon suspended from a cable "Fly by Wire"; in fact more ways to find excitement than you can imagine. Queenstown is known as the adventure capital of the world.
Fishing, Golf and Hiking
New Zealand offers some world class golf courses for the golfing enthusiast. Fishing is also outstanding in New Zealand in both the North and South Island. Hiking is a national pastime in New Zealand. The country has many short or long hikes many of them guided walks. People from around the world walk the Milford and Routeburn Tracks in Fiordland. The guided walks include overnight accommodations in huts on the trail and vary in length. Itineraries can be arranged to take advantage of each individuals particular interests.