New Zealand

This supremely isolated two-island country is a paradise of stunningly varied nature, rich local culture and a happy, laid-back populace. New Zealand was once the continent of Zealandia, most of which is now submerged in the South Pacific waters. What is left is a spectacular landscape of mountains, volcanoes, and fjords, where tropical forests lead from snow-topped peaks down to idyllic beaches and Franz Josef Glacier alternately grows and retreats. This dramatic geography offers endless possibilities for the adventurous visitor: mountain bike rides over volcanic hills, hiking through the rock formations of lovely Abeltasman National Park, diving and surfing on the coast, or kayaking through Milford Sound, Rudyard Kipling’s “eighth wonder of the world.” Thanks to its isolation, New Zealand is home to a flora and fauna like no other, including prehistoric lizards and the flightless kiwi, a national symbol. Spot albatross, whales, dolphins and even penguins at Kaikoura Park. One of New Zealand’s greatest gifts is its well-preserved native culture: the Maori influence remains omnipresent, whether in art and music or in the All Blacks’ famous haka dance. Visit Rotorna, the thermal “Sulphur City” traditionally revered by the Maori, and marvel at its geysers and hot springs. The volcanic city of Auckland boasts a charming shoreline and a lively mix of Asian and Polynesian culture amidst Victorian and Edwardian mansions; Wellington’s restaurants and nightlife are renowned. Discover this remotest of destinations, where fantastic unspoiled nature and culture riches meet.

New Zealand

This supremely isolated two-island country is a paradise of stunningly varied nature, rich local culture and a happy, laid-back populace. New Zealand was once the continent of Zealandia, most of which is now submerged in the South Pacific waters. What is left is a spectacular landscape of mountains, volcanoes, and fjords, where tropical forests lead from snow-topped peaks down to idyllic beaches and Franz Josef Glacier alternately grows and retreats. This dramatic geography offers endless possibilities for the adventurous visitor: mountain bike rides over volcanic hills, hiking through the rock formations of lovely Abeltasman National Park, diving and surfing on the coast, or kayaking through Milford Sound, Rudyard Kipling’s “eighth wonder of the world.” Thanks to its isolation, New Zealand is home to a flora and fauna like no other, including prehistoric lizards and the flightless kiwi, a national symbol. Spot albatross, whales, dolphins and even penguins at Kaikoura Park. One of New Zealand’s greatest gifts is its well-preserved native culture: the Maori influence remains omnipresent, whether in art and music or in the All Blacks’ famous haka dance. Visit Rotorna, the thermal “Sulphur City” traditionally revered by the Maori, and marvel at its geysers and hot springs. The volcanic city of Auckland boasts a charming shoreline and a lively mix of Asian and Polynesian culture amidst Victorian and Edwardian mansions; Wellington’s restaurants and nightlife are renowned. Discover this remotest of destinations, where fantastic unspoiled nature and culture riches meet.
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