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New Zealand is a country of rare seismic beauty: glacial mountains, fast-flowing rivers, deep, clear lakes, hissing geysers and boiling mud. There are also abundant native forests, long, deserted beaches and a variety of fauna, such as the kiwi, endemic to its shores.

Any number of vigorous outdoor activities - tramping (hiking), skiing, rafting and, of course, that perennial favourite, bungy jumping - await the adventurous. You can swim with dolphins, gambol with newborn lambs, whale-watch or fish for fattened trout in pristine streams and rivers.

An island of sandy beaches, expansive rain forest and culturally diverse towns and cities, the North Island has a lot to offer. Explore ancient Kauri forests or dine between the vines in some of New Zealand's top vineyard

The South Island of New Zealand has a diversity quite unlike any place on earth! From the golden sandy beaches of Nelson and Marlborough, to the mountains and glaciers of the Southern Alps, and sub-arctic islands of the deep south. In the South Island you will find spectacular scenery at every turn.