Legend has it that New Zealand was fished from the
sea. Fact has it that New Zealand was the last land mass on earth to be
discovered, making New Zealand the youngest country on earth.
New Zealand consists of 2 main islands, each of
which offers their own unique attractions.
In the North Island is the Auckland, New
Zealand's largest city and major international gateway. From Auckland, one
can travel either to the sub tropical north with its golden beaches where
you can swim with dolphins and visit magnificent forests of huge kauri and
giant ferns or south to the geysers and Maori culture of Rotorua.
Past bush fringed lakes and steaming
volcanoes; some of the largest planted forests on earth and on to the
cosmopolitan capital of Wellington.
Christchurch is the gateway to the South
Island, where you can experience the wonder of whale watching, jet boating
and river rafting. Walk on glaciers, through natural bush or simply wander
some of the most beautiful, rugged tracks on earth. Discover vast beech
forests, bungee jump in Queenstown or visit other exciting and interesting
An island country New Zealand
is situated in the South Pacific Ocean. It is a member of the Commonwealth
of Nations. To the west, across about 1,100 miles (1,800 km) of the Tasman
Sea, lies Australia; to the north are the islands of Melanesia and
Polynesia; and Antarctica to...........
The climate of New Zealand is complex and varies
from warm subtropical in the far north to cool temperate climates in the far
south, with severe alpine conditions in the mountainous areas. Mountain
chains extending the length of New Zealand provide a barrier for the
New Zealand has a unique and dynamic culture. The culture of its indigenous
Māori people affects the language, the arts, and even the accents of all New
Zealanders. Their place in the South Pacific and their love of the outdoors,
sport, and the arts make New Zealanders and their ............
Archaeological evidence indicates that New Zealand
was populated by fishing and hunting people of East Polynesian ancestry
perhaps 1,000 years before Europeans arrived. Known to some scholars as the
Moa-hunters, they may have merged with later waves of Polynesians who,.......