Explore New Zealand through our photos and see for yourself why this South Pacific paradise is one of the most scenic countries on Earth. Situated far from the rest of the world and in the temperate zone, this isolated group of islands, contain every landscape imaginable and some you cannot imagine. Read more →
The scenic North Island is famous for its rich volcanic attractions, temperate rain forests, Maori culture, and larger urban areas. The majestic South Island contains a mountain range comparable to the European Alps, spectacular fjords to rival Norway, and ancient rain forests reminiscent of the Jurassic Age. With all this packed into an area the size of California, this far-flung country perhaps offers more than any other place on Earth of comparible size.
New Zealand also has a long and indented coastline comparable in length to the USA mainland. The coast features some of the highest coastal mountains on Earth as well as more gentle South Pacific beaches. Then there is New Zealand's unique fauna such as the iconic kiwi, cheeky kea, and the mysterious tuatara which is the only species left in its genus.
Author & photographer: David Johnson (Virtual Oceania). Providing a credit or link is appreciated.
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