New Zealand is world-famous for its glorious scenery, with picturesque mountain views, glaciers, and dense forests in the South; and breathtaking beaches, geothermal treasures, and exceptional glow worm caves in the North. One of the most interesting things about vacationing in New Zealand is the opportunity to learn about Maori culture. The Maori were the original inhabitants of New Zealand. The country has done a great job of preserving and respecting its indigenous communities, designing a large number of exhibitions, programs, and shows that showcase Maori culture and history. For all these reasons, New Zealand has become a dream country for many tourists. Waiotapu is a volcanic park with an extension of eight kilometers in which collapsed craters, pools of water and mud, and smokers predominate. And the Lady Knox Geyser is like a Swiss watch and erupts every morning without fail. The country also has active volcanoes such as White Island, which you can reach by boat or fly over it with a helicopter approaching the smoking craters. And the contrast is to go from an infinite beach on the north island to a real glacier of more than 12 km on the south island. The Franz Joseph Glacier deserves a visit well wrapped up to climb, slip, enter one of its tunnels and hallucinate by colors in the spectacle. In terms of gastronomy, it stands out for its fish and seafood, lamb, beef, and dairy products. Also, the wine production in more than 600 vineyards is very strong, which motivated the creation of thematic circuits related to this topic. However, a vacation in New Zealand is far from cheap, as both airfare and cost of living are expensive. If you are on a tight budget, consider joining our home exchange community to save on accommodation costs. It's a great way to travel the world. We have thousands of home listings from friendly local hosts all over New Zealand: whether you want to visit busy, trendy Auckland or enjoy a quiet retreat in Wellington, we've got it all covered. Sign up and find a home exchange in New Zealand today.