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New Zealand
Capital
Wellington
Area
268021
Languages
New Zealand English
Population
4422346
Currency
NZD
Blessed by mother nature to the fullest, New Zealand’s landscape is a smorgasbord of Alps, Fjords, pristine beaches, lush-green rainforests, misty thermal reserves, volcanos and rocky coastlines. A must-visit for seekers of extreme sports and natural scenery.

Call it ‘God’s own country’ or ‘Paradise of the Pacific’, New Zealand is one destination that should be a part of every traveller’s bucket list. Quite remarkably, this country is a blend of various landscapes; mountains, trout filled lakes, pristine beaches, pasture lands and not to miss active volcano zones. The islands here are home to flightless birds which are not seen anywhere else; these are nocturnal, kiwi and the burrowing parrot that is called Kakapo. The population here is quite sparse. Any adventure lover would die to come to the original home of things such as jet-boating through shallow gorges and other crazy activities like bunjy jumping. Maori culture is still the predominant cultural influence on New Zealand which is often reflected in corporate and government symbolism.


Like every other country which has a sport treated like a religion, New Zealand gives that position to Rugby Union. Although, the locals here are also in love with soccer and netball in the winters. The islands here are split in two main island; North Island and South Island. There are also some offshore islands part of this categorisation. Because of its distance from any part of the world, the most advisable way to reach the country is by air. It will be fair to say that the most beautiful part of New Zealand is its country side. South Island is also an amazing treat to the eyes.


Do not miss the mountains, glaciers and the beautiful lakes here. New Zealand is also known for being a geological hotspot because of the presence of many active volcanoes, hot springs and geysers. The best place for exploring these is Rotorua. The South Island has a lot of parks that have hot springs and geysers. The country is also home to Kauri tree, which is one of the biggest species of tree in the entire world. Talking more about the flora and fauna of the place, we have to mention the sightings of penguins, sea lions and seals on the beaches such as The Otago Peninsula and The Catlins. If you are at your lodge, bar or a restaurant, you might come across waiters/service men declining the tip that you offer them as tipping is relatively a new concept in New Zealand and is considered a form of courtesy to first decline a tip.


New Zealand does not enjoy a well-defined local cuisine and is more of a variation of the traditional British cuisine. Although, Maori have a very distinct style of cooking in earth ovens and Kaimoana (seafood). To complement the food, people of New Zealand are known for their passion for beers. Lemon & Paeroa is a sweet carbonated drink which is manufactured in a lemonade style and is quite famous in the country.
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museum of new zealand te papa tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 55, Cable Street, P.O. Box 467, Wellington
☎ +64-0-4-381-7000
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wellington central library
65, Victoria Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
☎ 801-4040
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mount victoria
Mount Victoria, 49, Lookout Road, Hataitai, Wellington
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the causeway forts
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world of wearable art & classic cars museum (wow)
95 Quarantine Road, Nelson, New Zealand
☎ +64-3-547-4573
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waikato museum
1 Grantham Street, Hamilton
☎ +64 7-838 6606
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cair paravel
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the lamp
 
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