Auckland New Zealand lies 37 degrees south and 175 degrees east of Greenwich. Famous for the feared All Blacks, delicious Kiwi Fruit and succulent Lamb. New Zealand is a very versatile Country, you can visit Rainforests, Fiords, Glaciers and beautiful beaches on the North and South Island.
The Islands were originally inhabited by the Maori's approx. 1000 years ago after a huge voyage from Polynesia. They originally named the Island "Land of the long White Cloud". The Europeans arrived in the 16th Century followed by Captain James Cook who drew maps of the Island after claiming it for the British Empire in 1769.
North Island is Sub Tropical and Summer occurs between December, January and February. The South Island is more temperate and average temperatures are 20-24 C in Summer.
New Zealand has a lot of natural attractions and is a nature lovers paradise. Giant Kauri Trees, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Marine Parks, abundant fauna and vegetation, immense landscapes and spectacular beaches compose about 1/3rd of the Islands conserved Natural Parks.