New Zealand may be a far-off, remote nation – even Australia is 1,200 miles away – but this brings its own benefits. Its white-sand beaches are often deserted, offering tranquillity to travellers arriving from the other hemisphere. While some spots demand caution from even the strongest swimmers, during the summer (November to March), you can swim off the beautiful shores of the North Island and take a dip between the flags at Mangawhai Heads and Ahipara Beach, where lifeguards keep a watchful eye out over the rippling waters. Whether you swim or not, everywhere is surrounded by pure, untouched nature, still far removed from mass tourism.
In the South, while Kaikoura’s waves are too powerful for swimming, New Zealand hot holidays can be spent spotting dolphins, whales and seals aboard a purpose-built boat. For nature-lovers, sun-worshipers and peace-seekers, New Zealand has it all.
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