New Zealand is voted the world’s top travel destination year on year by a host of travel guides and travellers’ forums. It is a breathtakingly beautiful land which plays host to a wide variety of terrains and natural phenomena.
Untouched wilderness, majestic mountains, ice bound fijords, rolling hills, boiling mud pools, ancient rainforest, expanses of marvellous beaches, friendly towns and cities. This is a travel destination that will create memories that will last a lifetime and is a” must do” for those looking for a special travel experience.
New Zealand is made up of two main islands (North Island and South Island) and numerous smaller ones. Around three-quarters of the population lives on the North Island, which is also home to the capital, Wellington. The population is largely made up from two cultural groups – New Zealanders of European descent and the Mãori who descend from Polynesian settlers.
This country’s economy is heavily dependent on agriculture and manufacturing and tourism are also important. Placed firmly on the modern map asMidlle Earth by the Lord of the Rings film, travellers are drawn to its stunning scenery. And because of the islands’ geographical isolation, much of the flora and fauna is unique to the country.
New Zealand is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. It’s one of the world’s best hiking destinations its sublime forests, mountains, lakes, beaches and fiords provide ample opportunity for pottering, paddling and biking through stunning landscapes.
Mãori culture is there to see in many aspect of New Zealand life. From the world-famous All Black rugby team to language, food, culture and design.
Public transport is generally good and roads are well maintained, making travel by car or camper van straightforward. With a great food culture, easy access to cash machines and decent public loos, you can travel comfortably in New Zealand, with few worries. And the wildlife is less dangerous than its Australian neighbour too!
The New Zealand food scene is excellent, coloured by a variety of cultures and influences and classy local produce. Vegetarian and vegan fare is not a problem. And topped with a burgeoning craft beer industry, great wines and good coffee, eating out is a pleasure.