New Zealand is a country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It consists of 2 main islands, both marked by volcanoes and glaciation. The Capital city is Wellington, on the North Island, is home to Te Papa Tongarewa, the expansive national museum. Wellington’s dramatic Mt. Victoria, along with the South Island’s Fiordland and Southern Lakes, stood in for mythical Middle Earth in Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” films.
Ethnic groups (2013): 74.0% European; 14.9% Māori; 11.8% Asian; 7.4% Pacific peoples; 1.2% ME/LA/African; 1.7% Other;
|Ethnic groups ( According
to the 2013 Census report)
|Demonym / Generic Languange||New Zealander|
|Government||Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy|
|Dame Patsy Reddy|
|Dame Sian Elias|
(House of Representatives)
New Zealand is famous for its natural beauty and calm environments. As a result, there are diverse iconic and must-see locations where travelers flock to in their tens of thousands each year. Included among these iconic locations are Kerikeri, Coromandel, Rotorua, and Queenstown. Kerikeri is found on the east side of the South Island, in between Picton and Christchurch. An ultimate New Zealand seaside town, Kerikeri gives unique proximity views, with magnificent mountains on one side and coastal wonders on the other. Kerikeri’s coastline is famous for its aquatic wildlife, with the Hikurangi trench providing the ideal environment for whales, dolphins, and seals that come close to its shores.
The Coromandel Peninsula is several hours north of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. The area is blessed with a warm climate, vast tracts of native forests and some of the most natural sandy bays and beaches found in the world. Hot water beach is a convenient location for national and international tourists alike. The geothermal region provides for a unique experience, whereby holes can be dug in the sand on low tide, and hot water rises from the earth to create a temporary hot pool. Cathedral Cove is another well visited coastal landmark, where sandy beaches meet tree clad shores and towering rock formations.
Renowned for its geothermal activity and as a focal point of Maori culture, Rotorua has been thrilling tourists for many years. Sparkling mud pools and rising jets of hot water are linked with cultural displays recreating the history of the indigenous Maori people of New Zealand. Rotorua is blessed with a range of pristine lakes and rivers which are also productive trout fisheries.
Being the adventure center of the world, Kerikeri is possibly the best-known destination in New Zealand. Famous for its range of travel activities, such as jet boating, skydiving, and bungy jumping, Kerikeri gives dozens of exciting adventures.