Set in the azure seas of the South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is renowned for its clean green environment and remarkable scenic beauty from rugged mountains and ancient glaciers to beaches, bays and bush.
More than magnificent landscapes, New Zealand is about a people and a society with a vibrant and rich culture; a melding of a proud Maori heritage and modern European and Polynesian influences. New Zealanders themselves – friendly and open are proud of their country and its achievements – have an egalitarian approach to life that visitors find refreshingly calming and welcoming.
Outstanding experiences are the name of the game here – everything from wilderness fly fishing and deep-sea game fishing, hiking and helicopter adventures, diving, hot-air ballooning, skiing and golfing tours, house and garden tours, not to mention all the sports, cultural and artistic activities. New Zealand is also known for its fine foods and wines, and there's an amazing array of exciting and innovative gourmet Pacific Rim cuisine and wine trails to dive on into.