Royal Travel Inspiration
Sep 20, 2022 · By Vacations By Rail
Queen Elizabeth II was the most well-traveled British monarch in history, cultivate some vacation inspiration from some of these notable trips.Read more
Two main islands of ever-changing landscape await in the country of New Zealand. This compact destination puts everything from booming metropolises to serene beaches within easy reach, and with 29 regions to explore, there is always something to see. Visit some of the country's famed national parks, such as Fiordland National Park, which is known for the beautiful views of Milford Sound, and Tongariro National Park, which is renowned for its diverse ecosystems and active volcanoes. Meander along the nearly 15,000 kilometers of coastline to enjoy sand, surf and marine activities of all types, or head over to Kaikoura - a famed coastal town on the South Island - for some of New Zealand's freshest seafood offerings. The thermal hot springs of Rotorua are a sight to behold, as are the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Take the opportunity to learn more about the traditional Māori culture before heading to Auckland to take in the modern skyline, including the southern hemisphere's tallest building, the Sky Tower, or to Napier to be enchanted by the historic Art Deco architecture. Whether it is outdoor adventure or the opportunities of the city you seek, New Zealand delivers.