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New Zealand is a very diverse country with many regions that are worth seeing, but at a high level
it‘s easiest to break it down according to its two main islands and the smaller offshore islands.
- North Island
- South Island
- Stewart Island
- Chatham Islands
- Sub-antarctic Islands
New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: jagged mountains, rolling pasture land, steep fjords, pristine troutfilled lakes, raging rivers, scenic beaches, and active volcanic zones. These islands form a unique bioregion inhabited by flightless birds seen nowhere else, such as kakapo and kiwi. New
Zealanders have adopted the kiwi as a national symbol, and have even taken the word Kiwi as a name for themselves.
The islands are not densely populated, the South Island even less so than the North Island, but they are easily accessible. The country has modern visitor facilities and transport networks
that are reasonably well developed. New Zealand often adds an adventurous twist to nature. It is the original home of jet boating through shallow gorges as well as bungee jumping off
anything high enough to give a thrill.
Māori culture continues to play an important part in everyday life and the identity of the nation. Government and corporate New Zealand is full of Māori symbolism. There are abundant
opportunities for visitors to understand and experience the history and present-day forms of Māori life.
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The Wai-o-Tapu Geo Thermal Park. This active geothermal area is just north of the Reporoa caldera, in New Zealand's Taupo Volcanic Zone. It is 27
kilometres south of Rotorua. Due to dramatic geothermal conditions beneath the earth, the area has many hot springs.
The Champagne Pool - another thermal lake of The Wai-o-Tapu Geo Thermal Park.
Kawaha Point - Mitai Maori Village
The Sky Tower is an observation and telecommunications tower in Auckland. It is 328 metres (1,076 ft) tall, making it the tallest freestanding structure in
the Southern Hemisphere and the 23rd tallest tower in the world. It is an iconic landmark in Auckland's skyline due to its height and unique design.
Mt. Eden - panoramic view of Auckland City from the mountain.
The Bay of Islands is a New Zealand enclave encompassing more than 140 subtropical islands next to the country's North Island. It’s known for its
undeveloped beaches, big-game fishing and Maori cultural artefacts.
Adventure Forest Tree-mendous. Located between Whangarei Falls and Tutukaka Coast. Adventure Forest offers high thrill activities packed with fun
- a family-friendly must do in Northland.
Forest along the Milford Track on South Island. The 53 kilometre journey leads you across suspension bridges, board walks and a mountain pass.
It will take you to feel the misty breath of Sutherland Falls, the tallest waterfall in New Zealand.
Sutherland Falls is a waterfall near Milford Sound in New Zealand's South Island.
Stunning Marakopa Falls near Waitomo
The Hobbiton Movie Set was a significant location used for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit film series. It is situated on a family run
farm in Waikato.
The Hooker Valley Track is the most popular short walking track within the Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park in New Zealand.
The Whangarei Heads Peninsula. Whangarei Heads and Bream Head Coast is ideal for Long Walks.
Breathtaking countryside drives of Dunedin
Auckland Art Gallery Building (Toi o Tāmaki)
Road Trip New Zealand Lake Tekapo, South island
Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound, South Island
Blooming Lupins by the shores of Lake Tekapo
Ellerslie International Flower Show, Christchurch. A floating garden fantasy. Wow!
Canterbury Museum at Christchurch, South Island which includes a park and heritage architecture.
Te Puia, situated in Rotorua is home to the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Insitute and the world famous Pohutu geyser.
Pohutu Geyser of Rotorua
Taranaki to Taumarunui, a 158 km journey of hills, valleys and farmlands is indeed a heavenly nature travel drive.
Invercargill - the southernmost city in South Island. This is a scene with the Oteri River passing through the city.
Bluff also one of Southernmost towns of New Zealand.
Wellington City, the capital of New Zealand with “the Old Government Building“, on Lambton Quay. This building is one of the largest wooden building in
The Beehive is the name for the Executive Wing of the New Zealand Parliament Buildings, located at the corner of Molesworth Street and Lambton Quay,
Aerial view of Wellington City
Lake Wanaka located in the Otago region, at an altitude of 300 meters covers an area of 192 km². It is New Zealand's fourth largest lake, estimated to be
more than 300 m deep.
Christchurch the largest city in South Island. This is the famous Cathedral and Chalice Square.
The Skippers Canyon, located in the south-west of New Zealand's South Island, is one of New Zealand's scenic places
Picton of Marlborough Region on South Island.
Kaikoura - the coastal town of South Island
Sheep grazing in some fields of Rotorua
Moeraki Boulders of Otago, South Islands
Millar Road Winery, Tuki Tuki Hills, near Napier, Hawkes Bay
Raglan is a coastal town in the Waikato region of New Zealand’s North Island. It’s known for black-sand Ngarunui Beach.
Abel Tasman National Park and the Abel Tasman Coast Track, South Island
Hokitika is a township in the West Coast region of New Zealand's South Island.
Gibbs Farm - open-air sculpture park located in Kaipara Harbour, 47 kilometres north of Auckland
The spectacular Southern Lights (Aurora Australis) at the Stewart Islands of New Zealand.
Cape Kidnappers Gannet Reserve at Hawke’s Bay is home to two gannet colonies.
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