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ABOUT NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand is known in the native Maori language as Aotearoa, often translated as ''The land of the long white cloud''. New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty which includes: jagged mountains, steep fiords, pristine lakes, raging rivers, scenic beaches, and active volcanic features. The islands are one of Earth's richest flora zones and is inhabited by some unique fauna, including many flightless birds such as the kiwi, which is the national symbol.
 
Popular Goals
Discover the breathtaking natural beauty of Milford Sound, New Zealand's most iconic fjord that will leave you in awe!
The Mackenzie Basin (popularly and traditionally known as the Mackenzie Country), is an elliptical intermontane basin, located in the Mackenzie and Waitaki Districts, near the centre of the South Island of New Zealand. It is the largest such basin in New Zealand. Historically famous mainly for sheep farming, the sparsely populated area is now also a popular tourism destination.
Tongariro National Park is the oldest national park in New Zealand, located in the central North Island. It has been acknowledged by UNESCO as one of the 25 mixed cultural and natural World Heritage Sites. Tongariro National Park was the fourth national park established in the world. The active volcanic mountains Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro are located in the centre of the park.
The Waitomo Glowworm Caves attraction is a cave at Waitomo on the North Island of New Zealand, known for its population of glowworms, Arachnocampa luminosa. These glowworms are found exclusively in New Zealand and are around the size of an average mosquito. This cave is part of the Waitomo Caves system that includes the Ruakuri Cave and the Aranui Cave. The attraction has a modern visitor centre at the entrance, largely designed in wood. There are organized tours that include a boat ride under the glowworms.
Matamata [ˈmataˌmata] is a town in the Waikato region of New Zealand's North Island. It is located near the base of the Kaimai Ranges, and is a thriving farming area known for Thoroughbred horse breeding and training pursuits. It is part of the Matamata-Piako District, which takes in the surrounding rural areas as well as Morrinsville and Te Aroha. State Highway 27 and the Kinleith Branch railway run through the town. The town has a population of 8,460 as of June 2020.A nearby farm was the location for the Hobbiton Movie Set in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings. The New Zealand government decided to leave the Hobbit holes built on location as tourist attractions. During the period between the filming of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey they had no furniture or props, but could be entered with vistas of the farm viewed from inside them. A "Welcome to Hobbiton" sign has been placed on the main road. In 2011 parts of Hobbiton began to close in preparation for the three new movies based on the first Tolkien novel, The Hobbit.
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Other Goals
Embark on the adventure of a lifetime as you take on the stunning Milford Track in New Zealand, known as one of the most beautiful hikes in the world!
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Fiordland National Park, home to the iconic Milford Sound and its majestic waterfalls.
Experience breathtaking views and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of New Zealand's South Island on the epic Routeburn Track hike!
Discover breathtaking views and immerse yourself in nature by completing the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk, a 46 km trail through the stunning wilderness of New Zealand.
Conquer the majestic Mount Ruapehu, the highest peak on New Zealand's North Island, and witness breathtaking views of the surrounding volcanic landscape.
Experience the thrill of conquering the majestic Mount Taranaki, a challenging climb that rewards with breathtaking views of New Zealand's stunning landscape.
Explore stunning landscapes and challenge yourself on the Paparoa Track, the newest addition to New Zealand's Great Walks!
Experience the breathtaking beauty of New Zealand's Fiordland National Park as you tackle the epic 60 kilometer Kepler Track hike!
Discover breathtaking views and crystal-clear waters as you embark on the ultimate adventure of hiking the stunning Abel Tasman Coast Track in New Zealand!
Discover the breathtaking beauty of New Zealand's South Island by embarking on an epic adventure to hike the stunning Heaphy Track!
Embark on an epic adventure through stunning volcanic landscapes and breathtaking scenery as you hike the Tongariro Northern Circuit in New Zealand!
Embark on a scenic 145km journey through New Zealand's Whanganui River, filled with breathtaking views and cultural significance.
Explore the stunning wilderness of Stewart Island as you take on the epic challenge of hiking the Rakiura Track!
Explore the rugged beauty of Paparoa National Park, home to stunning limestone formations and diverse wildlife.
Cities




Milford Sound
Milford Sound is a fjord in the south west of New Zealand's South Island, within Fiordland National Park and the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. It has been judged the world's top travel destination in an international survey (the 2008 Travelers' Choice Destinations Awards by TripAdvisor) and is acclaimed as New Zealand's most famous tourist destination. Rudyard Kipling had previously called it the eighth Wonder of the World.
Source: wikipedia.org

Abel Tasman National Park
Abel Tasman National Park is a wilderness reserve at the north end of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s known for the Abel Tasman Coast Track, a long trail winding over beaches and across ridges between Marahau in the south and Wainui in the north.
Source: wikipedia.org

Mackenzie Basin
The Mackenzie Basin (popularly and traditionally known as the Mackenzie Country), is an elliptical intermontane basin, located in the Mackenzie and Waitaki Districts, near the centre of the South Island of New Zealand. It is the largest such basin in New Zealand. Historically famous mainly for sheep farming, the sparsely populated area is now also a popular tourism destination.
Source: wikipedia.org

Tongariro Alpine Crossing
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This is one of New Zealand’s best walks, with wonderful alpine and volcanic vistas, warm blue-green lakes, and steam vents, but mountains are often in heavy clouds. You’ll see Mt. Ngauruhoe—a.k.a Mt. Doom in The Lord of the Rings."
Source: fodors.com

Hundertwasser toilets of Kawakawa
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In the little town of Kawakawa, these toilets stand as a landmark, having been designed and built by the German artist Hundertwasser. It says something about the town that it's landmark is toilets."
Source: travelpod.com