New Zealand’s incredible landscapes, forests, amazing wildlife and pleasant climate make it a great place to unwind and the perfect environment for a multitude of outdoor activities.
The society is diverse, sophisticated, and multicultural and the honesty, friendship and openness shown by New Zealanders (also known as Kiwis) will impress you.
Stunning landscapes and unique wildlife make New Zealand a paradise for nature lovers. It is a lush country with dramatic scenery which changes constantly as you explore. A haven for outdoor pursuits, New Zealand is suitable for everyone from bird watchers and walkers to thrill seekers. The great advantage of New Zealand is that all of its diverse physical, cultural, and artistic landscapes are so close to each other!
After 1000 years of human settlement, New Zealand has a colourful and dramatic history, dominated by the relationship between Maori and Pakeha (Europeans). Since the first people arrived, many cultures have made New Zealand home.
With European, Maori, Pacific and Asian influences, New Zealand boasts a unique and dynamic society. We celebrate the many different communities we foster, lifestyles we live and the stories we have to tell.
Equivalent in size to Great Britain, California or Japan, New Zealand has a population of only 4 million – making it one of the world’s least crowded countries.