New Zealand is a land of magnificent beauty and contrasts. New Zealand is more than a holiday destination; it’s a state of mind.

Nature reigns supreme. Unspoilt coastlines, lush vegetation, amazing wildlife and a moderate climate make it ideal for visitors wanting to enjoy the outdoors or simply relax.

Consisting of two main islands – “the North Island” and “the South Island” – New Zealand is similar in size to Japan and Great Britain, but has a population of only 4.3 million.

The country’s dynamic culture has European, Maori, Pacific and Asian influences and its people, often referred to as Kiwis, are hospitable and friendly. The wild natural beauty of New Zealand is reflected in its people, whose attributes include a certain adaptability, self-sufficiency and an affinity for wild landscapes and the ocean.

Let us introduce you to our amazing country. This area of our online travel guide provides facts about New Zealand and helpful information for travellers including: