Raw nature and unique wildlife create New Zealand’s spectacular wilderness experiences.

In a landscape spanning white to black sand beaches, mountains, forests, rivers and lakes, and volcanic marvels, New Zealand's scenery leaves nothing to the imagination. Almost one-third of the land has been set aside in national parks, reserves and heritage sites to preserve the country’s ecological heritage - a pristine panorama of ancient forests and landforms, rare birds and creatures that have survived since prehistoric times. There are many opportunities to explore New Zealand's treasured environment with a developing eco-tourism industry aiming for sustainable tourism models.

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  • New Zealand nature: An introduction

    With a third of its land protected in parks and reserves, New Zealand’s wilderness is always close at hand.

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  • Dunedin: An introduction

    Dunedin has a rich Scottish heritage, historic architecture and New Zealand’s oldest university, with populations of curious wildlife inhabiting the Otago Peninsula.

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  • New Zealand celebrates World Parrot Day

    Parrots of New Zealand gathered on mountains, islands and forests to celebrate World Parrot Day.

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  • New Zealand's dolphin tales

    Generations of Kiwis, past and present, have grown up with dolphin tales – the stories of ‘celebrity’ dolphins who’ve achieved local and sometimes international fame through their exploits in New Zealand’s coastal waters.

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  • Immerse yourself in natural hot springs in New Zealand

    New Zealand is dotted with natural hot springs surrounded by bush or hidden just below the sand.

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  • The Coromandel: An introduction

    Coromandel Peninsula is a sunny slice of heavenly white sandy beaches, hidden coves and lush forested hills – essential elements of a classic Kiwi holiday.

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