Most people fly into Auckland, the City of Sails, on the North Island. From Auckland go north to the Bay of Islands to discover how New Zealand was born as a
bi-cultural nation when Maori chiefs & representatives of the British Crown signed a treaty at Waitangi in February, 1840. South of Auckland is Rotorua, a geothermal area and the seat of Maori
culture. You can also visit Matamata and see the remnants of the set of Hobbitown from the Lord of the Rings.