New Zealand exists in many people's imaginations the way the perfect Christmas does. Tell someone you live here and odds on they'll say, "I've always wanted to go there." People who have been here want to return. Is it because it's far away but English speaking? Is it the photos of sheep used to promote wool carpets? Is it because they've heard it's beautiful and want to see for themselves? Whatever. It is beautiful and far away and most of its four million inhabitants do speak a version of English. Politically, it's sort of British. Economically, it's heavily agricultural. Culturally, it's increasingly polyglot. Sports-wise, it's pretty fanatical.
Geographically, New Zealand floats in the South Pacific like a small boat caught on a rock. A narrow channel divides the North Island from the South Island. The center of the North Island steams with thermal activity and the occasional volcano. Tectonic plates are squashing the South Island, driving up the long spine of the Southern Alps. The scenery is generally spectacular.
Lower Hutt is located in the Wellington region of New Zealand. And in population wise it is the tenth city covering an area of 376.74 square kilometer.
Earlier the Hutt Valley was a thick forest and was close to the mouth of the Hutt River. The first inhabitant to this place was Maori tribes. The first ship company was established over here was and named as Tory in the year 1839.
The city was named after the river Hutt which was named after William Hutt who was the chairman and director of the New Zealand Company. After the settlement the river flooded and the settlers moved to the new colony to Thorndon what is now the heart of Wellington although some settlers remained in the northern part of the harbor.
With the arrival of railway industry the city boomed and the economic condition improved and flourished as well.
Arty and interesting, there are plenty of reasons for the sun to shine in Nelson. Enjoy the beautiful environment while you get acquainted with the creative local culture.
Main centres in Nelson include Motueka, Takaka, Abel Tasman National Park, Brightwater, Golden Bay, Kaiteriteri and Murchison.
Timaru can be described as a port city located in southern Canterbury area of ‘New Zealand’; at the distance of 160 Km on the southern side of Christchurch and around 200 Km on the northern side of ‘Dunedin’ along South Island’s eastern Pacific coast.
Average maximum temperature comes out to be 16 degree Celsius; whereas minimum temperature has been reported to be 6.5 degree Celsius. Annual precipitation is 573 mm.
Timaru is amongst the main cargo ports with respect to South Island; with several light-manufacturing plants linked with import and export trade. Most of these producers have been concerned with distributing, packing, and processing of dairy, meat, and other agricultural products. Timaru enjoys the pride of being the 2nd biggest fishing port all over New Zealand.
Timaru stands on SH1, i.e. State Highway One, which is a major road route; towards South Island’s eastern coast.
Rotorua is steeped in Maori culture and the valleys, forests, lakes and rivers created by centuries of volcanic activity are wrapped in Maori legends. On your tour to Rotorua, with Tours to New Zealand packages, explore the regions rich cultural and natural resources with your family and friends and get a feel of the power of earth forces that slowly but steadily are changing the face of the earth.
Visit Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Mount Tarawera (last exploded in 1886), Lady Knox Geyser at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve (see the 30 m high water shoots), hot waterfall and on-site spa (Maori massage) at Hell's Gate Thermal Park, Polynesian Spa (mineral pools and skin treatments), the only active marine volcano is New Zealand at White Island, and hot spa at the Blue Baths for a rejuvenating bath.
For a Maori cultural experience, tour Tamaki Maori Village, New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Rotorua Museum of Art and History, excavated sites at Te Wairoa, and attend a Maori concert followed by a Hangi dinner at the Mokoia Island, Rotorua.