FOUR MORE WAYS TO TAKE A TRIP BACK IN TIME IN NEW ZEALAND
1. Volcanoes in Auckland Join a kayak adventure to the volcanic island of Rangitoto—it’s just one of more than 50 dormant volcanoes in the Auckland area—for a prime 360-degree view, and then hike through the lava tubes that formed as the island began to emerge from the sea 600 years ago. 2. Movie nostalgia in Hobbiton Get inspired by the loveliest, most authentic movie set in Middle-earth (and beyond!) and then rewatch The Lord of the Rings during your Air New Zealand flight home. (Make sure to tune in to the hilarious LOTR-themed safety message.) 3. High tea in Hamilton Stop in for lunch at the Zealong Tea Estate and take part in an ancient tea ceremony that showcases the rich flavours of the plantation’s handpicked organic oolong, black and green tea leaves, which are harvested using traditional Taiwanese methods. 4. Bird’s-eye views in Hawke’s Bay Go on a safari to see an important gannet colony up-close—and learn the curious story of how the stunning rocky outcropping known as Cape Kidnappers got its name in 1769.