New Zealand has been called “God’s own country” and the “Paradise of the Pacific”.Its national symbol is silver fern leaf, koru and kiwi.we will tell you about the most travel cities in New Zealand.
New Zealand is called paradise of pacific because of its stunning and diverse natural beauty from jagged mountains, pristine trout-filled lakes, raging rivers, rolling pasture land, steep fiords scenic beaches, and active volcanic zones.Two main New Zealand regions are – imaginatively named North Island and South Island and many smaller ones in the South Pacific Ocean, this archipelago lies 1,600km (1,000 mi) southeast of Australia. New Zealand is the fifth largest wholly island nation, its land area surpassed only by Australia, Indonesia, Japan and the Phillipines; NZ’s maritime Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is fifteen times larger, being exceeded only by Australia in the preceding list.These islands are one of Earth’s most peculiar bioregions, inhabited by flightless birds seen nowhere else such as a nocturnal, burrowing parrot called the kakapo and kiwi.
These islands are sparsely populated, particularly away from the North Island, but easily accessible. There are sparklingly modern visitor facilities, and transport networks are well-developed with Airports throughout the country and well-maintained highways. New Zealand often adds an adventure twist to nature: it’s the original home of jet-boating through shallow gorges, and bungy jumping off anything high enough to give a thrill.
Māori culture continues to play an important part in everyday life and government and corporate symbolism with abundant opportunities for visitors to understand and experience both the history and present day forms of Māori life.
North Island’s scenery is marked by several active and dormant volcanic cones. The largest lake, Lake Taupo drained by NZ’s longest river, the Waikato River, lies in a caldera created by a supervolcanic eruption 26,500 years ago. The volcano underneath is dormant rather than extinct. Recording more than 14,000 earthquakes a year (with only about 150 usually felt) schoolchildren regularly undertake earthquake drills as in Japan.
Among the cities in New Zealand.Auckland, with a population of around 1.5 million people, is the largest city in Polynesia. Indeed, many small pacific nations, such as the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau, have more of their national population living in Metro Auckland than in their home islands. This makes for some interesting shopping and ethnic eating opportunities it’s good to know that New Zealand exists.
NEW ZEALAND REGIONS
North Island-Mild, with scenery ranging from sandy beaches, through rolling farmland and forests to active volcanic peaks with bubbling mud pools
South Island-Huge beech forests, great beaches, large glaciers, spectacular mountains and fiords, a motorcyclist’s mecca
- Stewart Island
- Chatham Islands
- Sub-Antarctic Islands
MAJOR CITIES IN NEW ZEALAND
- AORAKI NTL PARK
- WAITOMO CAVES
- COROMANDEL ISLAND
- MILFORD SOUND
- TONGARIRO NTL PARK
- WESTLAND NTL PARK
- LAKE WANAKA
- ABEL TASMAN PARK
- BAY OF ISLAND
English, Māori and New Zealand Sign Language are the official languages of New Zealand regions. English is universal and is officially written with Commonwealth (British) spelling.
Māori is spoken by a minority of both Māori and language learners. Māori is available as a language to study in at many educational institutes. The Māori language is spoken by some, especially in the far north and east of the North Island. Many place names are in Māori and for the traveler, some knowledge of Māori pronunciation is could useful but is not essential as European and Māori pronunciations of the same place can be quite different.
- Bungy Jump in Queenstown, Auckland, Lake Taupo.
- Fishing – trout (some of the finest trout-fishing in the world), salmon, marlin, broadbill, sharks and many other salt-water species
- Gliding in Omarama one of the best places in the world for gliding.
- Golf – New Zealand has over 400 registered golf courses, from local clubs to internationally renowned resorts, offering uncrowded golfing and superb scenery
- Hiking – New Zealand has a number of national parks and other wilderness and forested areas, much of which is managed by the Department of Conservation. The activity known in other countries as hiking, trekking or bushwalking is known as tramping in New Zealand and is a very popular activity for visitors and locals.
- Hunting – several species of deer, wild pig (wild boar), tahr, chamois, goat, wallabies (they are protected in Australia but a pest here), game birds.
- Lord of the Rings Tours that show the actual locations used in the filming.
- Luge (on concrete, not ice) Auckland, Queenstown, Rotorua.
- Watch Rugby – the national game.
- Scuba diving and snorkeling in Matauri Bay.
- Sea kayaking in Abel Tasman Marine Reserve.
- Skiing and snowboarding including heli-skiing Queenstown.
- Shark cage diving Kaikoura and Swimming with dolphins Kaikoura, Bay of Islands.
- Whale watching Auckland, Kaikoura.
- White water rafting in Fox Glacier.
- Zorbing (invented here) Agrodome in Rotorua
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