New Zealand is famous for its native forests, vast valleys, beautiful lakes and seemingly endless coastlines set upon a backdrop of pristine snow-capped mountains and volcanoes.
It is regarded by many as one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
As a result of this natural beauty, people living here often take the time to enjoy their surroundings: breathing fresh sea air in the suburb of a major city, enjoying a five minute walk to the beach from your doorstep or enjoying a spectacular view from your living room.
Within the beautiful natural environment is the diverse and friendly cultural environment. New Zealand is home to Maori, European, Asian, Pacific Island and many other communities and cultures. Auckland has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world and the vibrant culture of the indigenous Maori can be seen in many facets of daily life in New Zealand.
For those who just want to enjoy a slower-paced lifestyle or admire the breathtaking scenery, this country has it all.