New Zealand


A land of beautiful scenery, varying from north to south, this place is about the great outdoors. Rugged coastlines, bays of islands, lovely beaches for surfing, swimming, sailing or sunning; farm land and grazing land, vineyards and national parks; fjords, lakes, rugged mountains, snow fields and glaciers – this country is a huge natural playground.

Throw in a stable climate and four distinct seasons, ranging from 21-32C (70-90F) in the summer to 2-16C (35-60F) in the winter and you can plan confidently to enjoy New Zealand’s different characters.

The country is the size of the UK or Japan but with only four and a half million people. Three quarters of the population live on the North Island and a third of them live in Auckland itself – so the countryside is empty and, now the Hobbits have gone, unspoilt.

Let Global Artichoke put together the perfect itinerary for you. We have private houses, wonderful hotels, ski lodges and private ski cabins, yachts, private islands, guides, drivers, helicopters and vehicle rental – all at your disposal.

Interesting facts about New Zealand:

  • The courts in New Zealand allowed a child to be named ‘Number 16 Bus Shelter’.
  • New Zealand’s native Māori make up only 15% of the population
  • New Zealand was undiscovered and completely devoid of human beings no more than 800 years ago.