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Kiwis love the arts, and local and international artists living in or visiting New Zealand are often inspired by the country’s diverse natural landscapes, friendly people and unique Maori culture.
New Plymouth – on the wild Taranaki coast- has a contrasting landscape and easily accessible, outdoor activities ranging from stunning gardens, alpine and surf adventures, to major arts and cultural events.
New Zealand’s Taranaki region – on the western edge of the central North Island – is a unique horticultural area that is world renowned for its gardens.
A multihull specialist, Glenn Ashby has won 14 world championships across three classes, including seven in the A Class catamaran.
New Zealand offers a range of golfing experiences which include breath-taking scenery, thermal activity, new resort style golf and the challenge of championship courses.
New Zealand is preparing for a magic Middle-earth Christmas to celebrate the year of 'The Hobbit' and the predicted long hot summer that will welcome travellers on a down-under journey.
Dare-devil Kiwis have made their names internationally in many sports and high adrenalin outdoor pursuits.
New Zealand’s North Island offers a full range of cycling experiences for cyclists of all abilities – from vineyard doddles to high speed downhills for top of the game mountain bikers.
Over the past decade, New Zealand has developed a reputation as the perfect backdrop for big-budget movies.
New Zealand is the homeland of star Hollywood actors, including Russell Crowe, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin, Temuera Morrison, Cliff Curtis and Keisha Castle-Hughes.