Situated between latitude south 37 and 47, New Zealand lies 1,500km east of Australia, south of the Tropic of Capricorn. As the map below shows, the country is flanked by the Tasman Sea on the west and the South Pacific Ocean to the east. Separated into North and South Islands, New Zealand has a total area of 268,021 square kilometres, making it one of the world's least crowded countries.
The map below is designed to make planning your New Zealand holiday easier, showing the location of a number of popular North and South Island accommodation options. Zoom in and out to see more detail on the surrounding areas or to choose a different hotel.
Getting to New Zealand is thankfully much easier today than it used to be. While historically, making your way to New Zealand was almost as much of an adventure as the time you spent there, these days flights to New Zealand are available from a number of conveniently located airports from all over the world. Depending on where you're departing you can either fly direct to New Zealand or choose to stop over at a number of other destinations. International entry to New Zealand is available in both the North and South Islands with flights available through a number of airlines, including Virgin Australia, Qantas and Air New Zealand from Australia.