New Zealand

New Zealand may be a small country, but this island nation has much to offer travelers. The Oceanic country is renowned for its impressive scenery, delicious food and wine, and lust for adventure.

Mitre Peak in Milford Sound, New Zealand

Mitre Peak in Milford Sound, New Zealand

New Zealand is made up of two main islands (known as the North Island and the South Island) and various smaller isles. The landscape is characterized by breathtaking mountains, lush forests, rugged volcanoes, and coastal beaches. The country has a reputation for being a clean and green wilderness, with pristine waterways and clear blue skies. Like the general population, the New Zealand tourism industry embraces the sustainable way of living, with hotels and tours aiming to minimize their carbon footprint and restaurants proudly serving local produce. New Zealanders have a reputation as a warm and welcoming lot. While most New Zealanders are of European descent, the indigenous culture of the native Maori people is celebrated. New Zealand is also home to many Asian and Polynesian immigrants, particularly in urban areas. English is New Zealand’s main language, making communication easy for the majority of guests. Since the native Maori people christened the country the Land of the Long White Cloud, climate has been a key concern to New Zealanders.

The country enjoys moderate temperatures all year round. This is just as significant for tourists as the majority of locals who make their living on the land.

These favorable conditions are marred by moderately high rainfalls, although the abundance of sunshine helps to balance things.

The temperate climate encourages the Kiwis love of outdoor adventure. The islands are a haven for extreme sports lovers. Tourists can take to the air with paragliding or bungee jumping, get on the water with kayaking and kite surfing, or keep their feet on the ground with skiing, hiking, and caving. Visitors also enjoy exploring the nation’s numerous wineries, historical sites, and other attractions all year round.

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