New Zealand
Cook Islands
Discover the vibrant Maori culture, unfailing friendliness, and passion for the sea for which New Zealand is famous. In Auckland, the country’s capital, this “City of Sails” is surrounded on three sides by water. The Bay of Islands is known for having one of the bluest skies in the world, and Tauranga for its miles of golden-sand beaches.
New Zealand’s awesome landscapes, lush forests, amazing wildlife and pleasant climate make it a haven for outdoor activities, and a great place to unwind. New Zealand society is diverse, sophisticated, and multicultural, and the honesty, friendliness, and openness of Kiwis will impress you. The great advantage of New Zealand is all its diverse physical, cultural, and artistic landscapes are so close to each other. With over a thousand years of human settlement, New Zealanders have a unique and dynamic culture, with European, Maori, Pacific and Asian influences. It’s a culture that celebrates the many different lifestyles New Zealanders live, and the stories they have to tell. With vast open spaces filled with stunning rugged landscapes, gorgeous beaches, spectacular geothermal and volcanic activity, a temperate climate and fascinating animal and plant life, it is no surprise New Zealand’s natural environment is so attractive.