Paradise of the Pacific!
New Zealand, or Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud, is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean, made up of the North Island and the South Island, and numerous smaller ones.
It is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty. Its dramatic and varied landscape, with jagged mountains, steep fjords, pristine lakes, wild rivers, scenic beaches, grand forests and active volcanoes, has made it a popular location for the production of films.
Due to its long geographic isolation from the rest of the world, New Zealand has one of the most unusual flora and fauna on Earth, many species of
which are endemic. The kakapo, takahe, katipo, weta and kiwi are only a few of the many examples of species unique to New Zealand.
The Maori culture continues to play an important part in everyday New Zealand life, and there are abundant opportunities for the visitor to understand and experience the history and the present day form of Maori life.
Apart from being a fantastic adventure playground, New Zealand also boasts splendid, world-class cuisine. New Zealand’s seafood, lamb, and wines are widely known, but the country also offers award-winning cheeses and delicious subtropical fruits orchards.