Now that the All Blacks have won the Rugby World Cup in succession there’s a lot of interest in visiting New Zealand. There are lots of things to see and do and it is a wonderful country for seniors to visit. Read on for a few ideas of how to enjoy a seniors’ holiday in New Zealand.
Just because you have reached the senior stage in life, it doesn’t mean that you should not have holidays based around outdoors activities.
New Zealand is renowned for its walking country and has some of the most famous hiking routes in the world. You’ll find superb day walks too and something to suit most levels of fitness. From the Abel Tasman Coast Trail to Lake Waikaremoana there are many beautiful places to choose. In New Zealand there are wonderful opportunities to watch wildlife.
Check out the penguins in Fiordland and the dolphins off Christchurch.
You’ll see exquisite gardens too with quite unique plants. The Hamilton Gardens and the Christchurch Botanical Gardens are a must see for green fingered visitors. Another must do in New Zealand is to cruise along the magnificent Milford Sound where the scenery will take your breath away.
As with any holiday and it doesn’t change for seniors, travel insurance is a must have.
Rotorua is the cultural heart of New Zealand and where visitors can see and learn about Maori culture. You can try a traditional hangi feast and perhaps have a soak in the thermal pools here. New Zealand is famed for its wine growing areas and one of the best is on Waiheke Island.
Sip a glass of local wine, explore the art galleries and enjoy the beautiful scenery and surroundings. And if you enjoyed watching The Hobbit you can visit the movie set at Matamata where there is idyllic scenery and some excellent walking. Why not relax in Christchurch harbour with a drink and a fine meal in one of the many excellent restaurants.
In New Zealand there is so much to see and enjoy that you’ll want to return. Go book that New Zealand vacation today.