First-time visitors to New Zealand often think of a few days tour of the country, taking a sampling, as it were, of the countrys myriad offerings.
You wont see much of New Zealand in less than a week not much of either the North Island or South Island but theres enough of variety and contrasts found in, say, a five-day tour.
The North Island is usually the favored choice, mainly because Auckland is the popular entry point to New Zealand.
Gateway to New Zealand
The North Island is actually the smaller of the two major New Zealand islands but boasts two of the countrys more important cities: Auckland in the north and the usual gateway to New Zealand; and Wellington, the nations capital, in the south.
Auckland today is the commercial and industrial centre of New Zealand and is its largest city.