New Zealand


New Zealand – the Land of the Long White Cloud

Located in the South Western Pacific Ocean, New Zealand (or Aotearoa – the Land of the Long White Cloud) is made up of two main islands, the North and South, as well as many smaller islands. Each island is distinctly different.

New Zealand’s main population is located in the North Island where both the largest city, Auckland, and capital city, Wellington, can be found. The North Island has a temperate climate and is shaped by its volcanic history. Some of the main cities of the North Island are: Auckland, the Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and Wellington.
With more than 1.2 million residents, Auckland is a large, bustling city located between two harbours – the Manukau Harbour on the West Coast and the Waitemata Harbour on the East Coast. Auckland has a strong Polynesian influence (this is due to Auckland having the largest number of Polynesian people residing there than anywhere else in the world).

The Bay of Plenty is centred around the extinct volcano Mount Mauganui which is located in the Tauranga Harbour. It is a highly productive farming community and has a plentiful wine and seafood industry.

One of New Zealand’s best known tourist destinations is Rotorua. It is steeped in Maori culture, has geothermal activity, natural hot springs and, as with most of the North Island, volcanic landscape.

The capital city of New Zealand is beautifully located between rolling hills and a stunning harbour. Wellington is also renowned for being New Zealand’s culture and arts capital. It is a popular destination due to its beautiful wooden houses, historic buildings, many museums and art galleries.

New Zealand’s South Island is dominated by the Southern Alps which run the full length of the island. It’s main city is Christchurch and it’s home to Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure capital. The South Island is surrounded by amazing natural wonders – the Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park and diverse wildlife.

Also known as “The Garden City”, Christchurch is the main gateway to the South Island for overseas travellers. It has a strong English heritage which can be attributed to the first settlers to the city arriving in 1850 from England. The main attraction of Christchurch is Cathedral Square, all the central shopping centres and businesses are located around the square.

Dunedin is a paradise for nature lovers and is also known New Zealand’s “Wildlife Capital”. Dunedin has a long, rich heritage with a Scottish feel. Many of its buildings can be dated back to the 1860s.

And finally, New Zealand’s number one resort destination, the adventure capital – Queenstown. Queenstown is a thrill seekers utopia with so many wild adventures to be had, these include; tandem paragliding, jet boating, white water rafting, bungy jumping and sky diving. The Skyline Gondola will take passengers to the top of Bob’s Peak where spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables (a mountain range) can be admired.
With so much on offer New Zealand is certainly a country of remarkable contrasts and awesome beauty.

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