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New Zealand

INTRODUCTION

The Constitutional Monarchy of New Zealand is located in the South Pacific to the southeast of Australia. It maintains a population of more than four million, one- third of which is concentrated in Auckland. The capital of New Zealand is Wellington. New Zealand consists of two large islands, North Island? and South Island and many much smaller islands, most notably Stewart Island and the Chatham Islands.

The Maori tribesmen are New Zealand's version of Austrailia's Aborigine. The Maoris are the native people of New Zealand and you can experience the Maori culture at various places and events around New Zealand. It is home to the kiwi as well as different types of parrots.

HISTORY

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Capital: Wellington

Climate: New Zealand's climate is diverse depending on the time of year and the region. It will range from wonderfully warm sunny days in summer to almost arctic in winter so check the region and the weather before you go

Languages: English and Maori

Time Zone: UTC + 12

Power: 230 V, 50 Hz

Currency: New Zealand Dollar

ATTRACTIONS

Auckland

With its spectacular harbor and bridge, New Zealand's largest city ranks with the best and its districts weave their way around a variety of bays. Ideal for swimming, water sports and particularly yachting.

Queenstown

Milford Sound is sometimes known as being the Eighth Natural Wonder of the World. Discover ancient forests, stunning waterfalls and towering mountain peaks. Visit the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park.

Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers

New Zealand's two most famous glaciers offer cascades of ice tumbling down a valley towards the sea. This really is an unforgettable sight and one you will remember for years to come

Northland

The home of both Maori and Pakeha culture. It was here that the Europeans first made contact with the Maori and where the first whaling settlements were established.

Whangaparaoa Bay

This is a wonderful drive, so make sure to take it. You will drive past lake after lake on your way here and be inspired along the way. Once there you will marvel at the beaches which are deeply shelved and littered with driftwood and here you can find the old Anglican church, nestled under Norfolk pines on a lone promontory.

Mt Taranaki/Egmont

The massive cone of 2518m is a dormant volcano. It is known as the youngest of three large volcanoes, including Kaitake and Pouakai, on the same fault line. Hear the story told of the great legend Taranaki who was once a part of the tribe of volcanoes at Tongariro, until he left in a great hurry. After Tongariro caught him with the beautiful Pihanga, the volcano near Lake Taupo who was Tongariro's lover.

Bungee Jumping

Bungee jumping is huge in New Zealand. Thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies come for the far reaches of the globe to jup off bridges of varying heights and locales. If you're brave enough, go for it.

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