Located near the center of the water hemisphere, the two main landmasses North and South along with the numerous smaller islands surrounding them were baptized New Zealand in 1645 by the Dutch cartographers. With trails of Polynesian tradition and a strong Maori culture underlined in the name Aotearoa, translated as the “land of the long white cloud”, New Zealand is notable for its geographic isolation, its one of a kind topography with sharp 18 peaks over 3000 meters and the distinctive fauna dominated by birds. This isolated spot of paradise was amazingly 80% covered in forest before the arrival of humans.
Climb Aoraki also called Mount Cook, the highest peak of the country, a giant measuring 3, 754 meters. Study the power of nature and the traces of volcanism in the Northern Island or admire the Fjord land in the South West of the South Island. Feel the adrenaline pump into your veins sky jumping from the famous Skycity Tower or dive to discover the miraculous ocean marine life in Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World. Immortalize New Zealand’s scenic views in a Waterways Boating safari or in one of the Bay of Islands Scenic Flights. Remember the traditional crafts of carving and weaving and identify present symbols like rugby.
Allow yourself to be surprised by New Zealand, a country with natural wonders and a lot of distinctive features.