The dazzling island nation of New Zealand is located the southwestern Pacific Ocean. Comprising of two main landmasses of North and the South Island, the country is spread over an area of 268,021 sq. Km. Blessed with perfect landscapes from fiery volcanoes, gushing glaciers to pristine lakes, craggy mountain ranges, and sun-kissed beaches, this beautiful country has something for everyone.
The beauty of its divine landscapes will swathe your senses. The Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound in South Island is a breathtaking paradise that gives you the opportunity to hike and walk amid the serene beauty of cascading glaciers, virgin forests, and edgy mountain peaks. Sea Kayaking is a great way to explore the fjords, and a scenic flight gives you the option to explore the park’s beauty from a bird’s eye view. The Bay of Islands famous for sailing and yachting is also a favorite spot for the fishing sport. Lake Taupo and Tongariro National Park is one of the oldest national parks in the world with enchanting beauty; it is perfect for walking through the alpine meadows and bathing in its wet hot springs.
The country still has much to allure the tourists. The Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers will leave you awestruck at nature’s bounty. One can take guided hikes to the ice caves and taste the staggering beauty of the landscape from the helicopter. Rotorua boasts of a dramatic topography, blessed with muddy pools and thermal springs; this place is an absolute delight for nature lovers. Adventure Junkies can indulge in skydiving, mountain biking, luging and much more. Wai-o-Tapu near Rotorua is another famous tourist spot with bright hot springs, Lady Knox Geyser and the Champagne Pools. Adventure enthusiasts can also indulge in snorkeling and explore the underwater world, hike through cool forests or kayak to explore the artistry of Abel Tasman National Park and the Abel Tasman Coast Track. The Kaikoura is yet another star attraction that gives you an opportunity to hike along the marvellous coastline and watch the exalted dolphins and whales in their full splendor.
Coming back to the city, the tall Sky Tower in Auckland will boggle your mind, as it offers heart-stopping vistas of the magnificent city and the hinterland. Auckland is also a perfect base for forest adventures and day trips, thanks to its imposing landscapes of sandy beaches, beautiful coves, mesmerizing islands and verdant rain forests.
The official language of New Zealand is English, which is spoken by the majority of the population. M?ori is also the official language used primarily in legal settings. It is interesting to note that New Zealand has adopted a sign language as a formal language which is used for government and court proceedings.
New Zealand has an estimated population of 4.471 million people. The country is predominantly inhabited by Europeans who migrated to Europe from Britain, Germany, Italy and the Scandinavian countries. New Zealand is also home to Asians and people belonging to the M?ori group.
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