Made up of two main islands and many smaller ones, New Zealand is not the most accessible country to visit due to its isolated location. And yet it remains one of the world's greatest tourist destinations for many reasons. New Zealand features incredible unspoilt scenery and some of the most diverse environments on earth, from beaches and rainforests to mountains, lakes, glaciers and volcanoes.
Apart from the countless natural attractions, New Zealand is also rich in history. The country was inhabited by the local native people, the Maori, before the arrival of the Europeans in the 1700s. New Zealand today is a fascinating blend of cultures who mingle and thrive in a peaceful yet vibrant society. The climate is mostly moderate and any time of the year is a pleasant time to explore the islands. New Zealand also gained its reputation for being one of the best countries for outdoor activities, ranging from kayaking to walking and hiking to skydiving and bycicling and many more.
For further information about New Zealand's provinces, regions and cities, browse through the Maps of New Zealand section to explore and discover many places of interest on our unique Travolution360 maps.