New Zealand | Fusion

Few places on earth exist where sublime national parks, towering mountain peaks, sparkling blue alpine lakes, boundless pasture land and steep fjords are all revealed in one location.

New Zealand is known to those who have experienced it as Aotearoa, meaning ¨The Land of the Long White Cloud¨ in the indigenous M?ori language. It is a treasured land that is geologically new, encompassing a relatively low population density divided into the North and South Island, along with a number of smaller private islands.

 

Hosting the most remarkable natural landscapes, distinctive animals such as the native kiwi, plant species including the silver fern, a dynamic M?ori culture, and reigning rugby World Cup champions, the All Blacks, the ¨100% Pure New Zealand¨ experience is unique to the Kiwiana culture. Tranquil or action packed, the spirit of adventure is positively set for a legendary trip of a lifetime.

For the adventurer at heart, Queenstown offers the ultimate in thrill-seeking jet boat rides and bungy jumping throughout spectacular canyons and raging rivers. Moments away, take a breathtaking guided hike onto the world-famous Franz Josef Glacier stepping through ice tunnels delicately lit by the sun. Complete the day with an afternoon cruise around the deep fjords, waterfalls and snow-capped peaks of pristine Milford Sound.

 

On the North Island, Auckland, the major hub of economic activity and sailing home to the undefeated Emirates Team New Zealand, provides stand-out cuisine favorites such as lamb, crayfish, and pavlova. Savor a h?ngi in Rotorua, the traditional M?ori method of cooking food in a pit oven, amidst traditional songs, dancing and the spine-tingling haka (war dance).  An hour away, visit the Hobbiton movie set used for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

A developed country with high international performance rankings currently led by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand is one of the most desirable destinations in the world presenting the finest in unique and extraordinary experiences that can only and quite simply be described as ¨100% Pure New Zealand¨.