It may be missing off some maps, but here's why New Zealand should be on yours.
New Zealand is the home of the real Middle‑earth and what a travesty it would be if the rest of the world couldn’t find it. Find your way to New Zealand and you will discover real landscapes, hobbit holes and special effects studios famous for bringing JRR Tolkien’s creations to life.
New Zealand wine is increasingly known the world over as one of the finest drops. Sample Central Otago's pinot noir, Marlborough's sauvignon blanc or a Hawke’s Bay syrah on the vineyard at the source.
New Zealand is home to some weird and wonderful wildlife, including birds that don’t know how to fly, monster marine mammals and a reptile that’s survived from dinosaur days. Swim with dolphins, take a whale-watching cruise and get up close to yellow-eyed penguins.
New Zealand is the birthplace of the flat white (coffee that is). Although the subject is of hot debate, one Auckland café claims to have invented the creamy, caffeinated burst of goodness that’s now a regular on café menus worldwide.
For a truly unique experience you won't get in every country, take a helicopter to the top of Franz Josef or Fox Glacier for a guided walk onto the ice. With a temperate climate, these magnicant glaciers are among the most accessible in the world.
Finally, there is one obvious reason why New Zealand has to be on every map, and that is because we’re simply world-class. Beautiful, friendly, safe and simply awesome, you don’t have to go far in a country the size of New Zealand to find everything that you’re looking for.