Auckland is the largest and most populous urban area in the country, but not the capital (Wellington). 1/3 of New Zealand's population lives here. Auckland is a great location if you like sailing. You can also jump from the TV-tower - attached to a rope...
Rotorua is best known for the underground activity, like hot springs and mud pools. Geothermic activity keeps on going and the soil on the camp ground is "warm"...
Queenstown is the activity capital of New Zealand within a beautiful country side with mountains, lakes and fjords. It is also the activity centre of New Zealand with fishing, speed boating, skiing and other stuff.
Christchurch is the largest city on South Island. The city was hit hard by two earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 (magnitude 7.1 and 6.3) that killed 185 people. The damage is still very visible in the city center where real ruins and abandoned buldings are now neighbouring brand new offices and restaurants.
Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, but not the largest city. It is close to the home of the hobbits, some of the smallest people in the film industry.
Milford Sound Fjord is one of New Zealand's most famous tourist destinations and a world heritage site.
Taupō is located on the northeastern shore of Lake Taupō, New Zealand's largest lake. This is a beautiful lake with picturesque surrounding, but also the caldera of the Taupō Volcano.
Franz Josef Glacier is a 12 km long glacier located on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. Like nearby Fox Glacier, Franz Josef Glacier,is one of the most accessible glaciers in the world,